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Blue Dolphin Inn

6470 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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UK ( Lowestoft )
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This little Inn on the beach is a perfect romantic getaway.. We stayed on a road trip for our 25th anniversary on a drive down the PCH from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The staff were friendly and so helpful they even made us a congratulations cake !!! The room was large and very comfortable with a massive 4 poster... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is just the perfect little inn, location, style,comfort & price. We just wish we had more than one nights stay. We had originally booked a partial sea view & the room was really nice but as we had arrived early afternoon we had a peek in one of the other rooms not yet occupied and inevitably felt drawn... More

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Central Queensland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here on the last night of our month long trip in the States, and what a way to finish! We had made our way down from Carmel to Moonstone Beach in Cambria, a beautiful drive that filled the entire day. Check in was painless and we were personally shown to our room (Aegean Room) and given a rundown... More

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this amazing review of your stay at Blue Dolphin Inn. We are so happy you experienced such a memorable time. We appreciate you sharing it here. More

Federal Way, WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our stay at this place. We stayed here because of the great reviews on Trip Advisor. We stayed in a room with a lovely ocean view. We were escorted to our room by the front desk staff who was friendly and anticipated any questions we may have. She also had great suggestions on dining, etc. Beautiful room,... More

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thanks you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. It is so nice to see that you discovered us and that we lived up tp your expectations. Many thanks for sharing your experience here. More

Ladera Ranch, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decor is inviting and up to date. Welcoming coffee and cookies on your door is very sweet. We stayed in 2 diff. rooms. Both were super clean and spacious, and we are 4 people. Loved the shutters on the windows; a nice "homey" touch. Keurig's in the rooms for your own coffee making, and little chocolates too. I don't think... More

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review of your stay at Blue Dolphin Inn. We so appreciate you taking the time to share it with future guests. We try to add the special extra touches to make your stay memorable and we look forward to seeing you again. More

Phoenix, Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
62 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This property is very nice and clean. We liked the location very much. The decor is nice but standard. Basically, we could have been in any corporate hotel in the world. We stayed one night and it was pleasant. I don't know if I would stay here again.

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our hotel is designed to inspire relaxation and reflects the seaside ambiance. Each room has some unique touches that make it different. Our pride and joy is our staff. They go the extra mile to make our guests happy. More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to stay here for 1 night by chance and were so happy that we did! The room was nice and the bed was very welcoming. Coffee machine, chocolates and even complimentary bottle of wine were very nice treats. I could hear waves while sleeping and it was so awesome! Ocean is just across the road and even the... More

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, and we hope you get a chance to stay a little longer next time. There is indeed a lot to discover in the area, and of course, just hanging out by the ocean is a wonderful treat. We appreciate you sharing your experience here. More

Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and clean room with updated decor. Room was a bit small but probably in line with other hotels nearby given the seaside location. Great location with beautiful seaside walking path across the street. Free wifi, coffee, hot chocolate, and good breakfast (in a box) included.

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Most of the hotels right on the beach have comparable sized rooms, and ours are actually quite spacious. We are glad you had a good time during your visit to Cambria and we so appreciate you taking the time to write a review. More

San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were so many to choose from but the clincher was 18 year age limit. Nothing against kids but it's nice to stay at a place that's adults only. Renovated two years ago the Inn is clean, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Close to everything with a cool little sitting area out front (we had our breakfast there), I highly... More

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We understand the cell reception right along the coast is tricky, and unfortunately, it is beyond our control. Our beaches are not quite like the southern California beaches. Here, the emphasis is more on nature and enjoying the views than getting into the water. But if you are up for kayaking or stand up paddling,... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good sized room, great breakfast, good parking, opposite beach. Bar & restaurant 2 doors down. Main high street a good walk or easy drive away for good bars and restaurants. Staff were very polite,friendly and helpful.

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Sounds like you had a great time and thank you so much for this lovely review. We appreciate you sharing your experience with future guests. More

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Address: 6470 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria #1 Romantic Hotel in Cambria #3 Family Hotel in Cambria
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Family owned and operated, The Blue Dolphin Inn is located on Moonstone Beach Drive where the "Sea meets the Pines."The Inn offers cozy rooms, all with comfortable king or queen beds and fireplaces. In room amenities include European blend coffee and Dorothy Prentice bathroom amenities. In the morning you will enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast and in the afternoon tea, cookies and sparkling cider. Be sure to take advantage of our California vacation packages. ... more   less 
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