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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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    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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great stay! We enjoyed the quiet beachside location and walking the boardwalk. Loved the blood orange soaps and lotions provided, the plush towels and really comfy bed. With allwegies, I also appreciated the shutters instead of curtains that don't keep light out and are rarely clean. We used the fan in front of our open window in early... More

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Simi Valley, California
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second time staying at the Blue Dolphin. We stayed about 1.5 years ago when we got engaged. Cambria is a super sleepy little beach town and we usually only stay 1-2 days on or way to/from Carmel or Monterey. I love the Blue Dolphin Inn. The ocean front rooms are soooo nice. Updated, super clean, very comfortable,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
45 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very short stay here (just an overnight stop). We booked an Ocean View + Patio room. It was well appointed. The patio was large but shared with the two adjacent rooms and was right in front of the main road (which separates the hotel from the beach). Therefore, it offers very little privacy. However, it is a... More

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San Diego
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't want to bring down this establishment's score here on tripadvisor so we gave it 4 but we would not return based on 2 main things that just didn't work for us. One, no air conditioning in the rooms. Most people are fine at 80something degrees however we tend to run hot so it felt very uncomfortable to us.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying that I usually stay in 4 or 5 star establishments but in Cambria I found none. I picked Blue Dolphin because of the reviews here on Yelp. I stayed for 3 nights in September. At arrival I met Jill and Christina to very professional ladies. They seem to run the front office area. Both very... More

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Olney, MD
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very small Inn not far from the Hearst Estate. We stayed there in the Spring and returned once again. We elected for the oceanfront room which allowed us to keep the windows open and enjoy the ocean air and sound of the surf. The boardwalk ( not Atlantic City but more of a six foot path) along the Ocean... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent one night at this cozy little Inn. We had a wonderful time and we loved Cambria. We had dinner at the Black Cat. The bed and pillows were comfortable and the sound of the waves crashing was relaxing. Breakfast was delicious. We can't wait to return!

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Boston, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, clean and lovely location. Bathroom had heated floors! The bed was extremely comfortable; the room was very tastefully decorated. The boxed breakfast wasn't as good as I hoped but places in town are a short drive away. Great place for a relaxing getaway!

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night and the setting was idyllic just across from the sea. It was in a row of similar properties . There are 2restaurants within easy walking otherwise you have to go into the town . As we arrived at 7pm we opted to walk to The moonstone grill after having freshened up . We went... More

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UK ( Lowestoft )
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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