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Blue Whale Inn

6736 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
Blue Whale Inn
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Big Sky, Montana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were just leaving a conference in Monterey and needed some quiet alone time. This place was perfect. Situated on Moonstone beach, the sounds and views are jaw dropping! We booked the suite and were not disappointed! Huge bathroom with jacuzzi tub, wonderful shower, comfortable bed and a fireplace (had a little bit of an issue operating it). We toured... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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8 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

We booked Room 7 for my husband's 85th birthday weekend, staying three nights at this really lovely property. Room 7 is the suite, with what they call a den, a very comfortable room, with a glassed-in electric fireplace (which looks lovely, without the mess associated with a "real" fire) visible from both the den and the bedroom. The bathroom has... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

My wife and I went to Cambria for our Anniversary and the Blue Whale came through with Flying Colors! The Innkeeper Mary Margaret was the nicest and most hospitable person we could have asked for. We booked room 7 in advance (the best in the house) and it was waiting for us. Mary even gave us an opportunity to see... More 

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Orange County
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2009

We chose the Blue Whale Inn for a special occasion, and contacted the property by telephone months in advance, to book a specific room. The Blue Whale website gives a detailed description of each room, and describes two of the rooms as being "favorites - booked well in advance" . We picked one of the "favorite" rooms, and were told... More 

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New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2008

We LOVE this B & B! We have stayed 3 times over the last 5 years and we live in NJ! We stayed there with the old owners and now with the new management. We found that things are just as wonderful, in fact some things have been upgraded. They have put a Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker, and Cups/spoons,etc, in... More 

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68 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2007

When we booked the Blue Whale Inn for one night, we knew that it was more expensive than the other places we had booked in Monterey and Sonoma but convinced ourselves that it wuld be something really special. I have to say that we were slightly disappointed. Moonstone Drive in Cambria is on the spectacular ocean front. We, perhaps naively,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2007

The inn was beautiful with breathtaking views of the ocean from the main house. You get to eat the excellent breakfast while watching the waves crash! In the afternoon they provide fresh baked cookies. Yummy! The wine and appetizers in the evening was also relaxing - and filling. We ended up being too full to eat dinner. The service couldn't... More 

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Ridgecrest, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2006

My husband and I have been fortunate in being able to travel often during our 40 years of marriage and we recently spent our anniversary weekend at the Inn. We found everything in order, a very clean, beautifully decorated room, gorgeous common room and well-maintained grounds. The web-site was accurate. However, we must commend the Innkeppers, Jay and Karen, for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2006

We just arrived home yesterday after spending three wonderful nights at the Blue Whale Inn. Our room (#4) had great views of the ocean, the king size canopy bed was incredibly comfortable and the jacuzzi tub was amazing. Every morning we walked along the boardwalk, returning in time to enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by either Vy or Karen. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2006

Would I stay here again? You bet. In fact it has become a "birthday" treat for myself, and a welcomed getaway for my wife and I both over the past 4years (many times twice a year). We have stayed previously at other properties in Cambria, and NONE compare to the Blue Whale. I have colleagues who have stayed at other... More 

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