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Blue Dolphin Inn

6470 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars NEW

We stayed at this hotel when travelling via the coastal highway from LA to SF. The room we got was with partial driveway view :), but it was fine with us, as we arrived late and just wanted to get a good rest and continue our trip on the next day. The room was actually divided into 2 areas -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Dolphin Inn was remodeled a few years ago and it is really lovely. We stayed in a room that had a partial ocean view,it was nicely decorated and had a fireplace. The fireplace is the only source of heat,but it was sufficient. The bathroom was beautifully appointed and a nice size. Our room was in the middle of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This dog-friendly hotel was the perfect location was a perfect stopping point between Carmel and Santa Barbara on a leisurely trip down the California coast. As it is just across the road from the long boardwalk, we had some wonderful walks. The staff recommended dog-friendly restaurants, and your breakfast choices are delivered to the rooms, a boon for traveling with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here for a night after driving the Big Sur - what a wonderful place to arrive to after a long drive. Our room was spotless and comfortable with a view of the ocean. This is a peaceful place with great character and we highly recommend it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I stayed at the Blue Dolphin Inn as a kid and remember it so fondly. So much so that I decided to come back for a little getaway as an adult to visit Hearst Castle. Still so cute. The staff was incredibly friendly and the location couldn't be beat. It's right across the street from the ocean. Would definitely recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have stayed here 5 or 6 times and each time has been fantastic. The attention to detail is unbelievable beginning with your greeting by name and a personal escort to your room. We usually stay in the "Estero" room but most recently stayed in the "Aegean Sea" room. Both are very nice with a huge patio... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The hotel is on a quiet strip along an ocean front road, between you and the water. You can walk on a boardwalk above the beach the whole length of the road and take stairs down to the beach in a few spots. We were there at high Christmas/New Years week and it was quiet. This hotel is clean, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Cambria is a very friendly, beautiful and tranquil place to get away. The Blue Dolphin appears to be the best of the best of places to stay. Complimentary breakfast delivered to your room, smiling faces, very clean and pretty rooms, water, coffee and tea in the lobby, and a peaceful vibe throughout. All this would be enough, but the view... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Planned this trip for New Years Eve to Cambria. Have stayed at this property and their other ones before many times. Hadn't ever been in this ocean view room however. We were anxious since the other ocean view room on the second floor was always okay. Do not shell out that much money for the Saldhana Room. It is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My husband and I spent a couple of nights at the Blue Dolphin enjoying a beautiful room and the spectacular setting on Moonstone Beach. We love Cambria but staying across the street from the boardwalk made this trip very special.

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

Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Cambria and that you had a good time at Blue Dolphin Inn. The Moonstone Beach Boardwalk is such a lovely addition to the scene...and we all love the Ollalieberry pie! 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Hotel Cambria
Blue Dolphin Cambria
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#4 Family Hotel in Cambria

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