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“We would like to return someday” 4 of 5 stars
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Blue Dolphin Inn
6470 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428   |  
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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89 reviews 89 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“We would like to return someday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We make it a rule not to travel to the same places - too big a world to explore-but we are looking forward to returning to Blue Dolphin. Our room was beautiful and the small town was a nice change from L.A. and San Francisco where we were also vacationing. I wouldn't want to spend more than a night or two because there isn't a lot to do near by.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Inverness, ms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This was our 2nd vacation trip to California. We had passed through Cambria on our 1st trip 5 years ago, and I knew when we returned, we would have to make this charming town one of our stops this trip. I booked 2 nights at the Blue Dolphin based on the Trip Advisor reviews & am SO happy to say these reviews are 100% percent on. We stayed in the Anaho Bay corner room upstairs. This place is simply amazing. We slept with the windows open, could hear the sound of the waves & feel the cool breeze. I just can't say enough about the staff, the awesome room, the lovely breakfast, the fact that you are steps away from the boardwalk, the beautiful Pacific & some fabulous restaurants. The staff recommended the Sea Chest Oyster Bar and Moonstone Beach Bar and Grill. Both are excellent!!!! Thank you so much for making our vacation so special. We look forward to returning in the future and will definitely be booking the Blue Dolphin :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caracas, Venezuela
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Too sad we were able to stay only for one night. As we arrived we felt as we were known for years: a warm welcoming made us feel at home immediately. Then the room could not be more romantic, with some pre-ordered cheese plates and fruits, with a bottle of local winery red wine. It is a very nice stay for anyone who wants to recapture love with his/her love one.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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296 reviews 296 reviews
62 hotel reviews
Reviews in 93 cities Reviews in 93 cities
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Not sure you can go wrong anywhere on Moonstone Drive, but particularly enjoyed Blue Dolphin Inn.
Walking distance to great restaurants, private parking, breakfast included and lovely service.
Left a bag behind in error and staff did everything they could to contact me and return to me.
Would recommend and return.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rosamond, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Heard about this location from friends and booked a ground floor ocean view room for our 25th wedding anniversary. This property is exquisite! The accommodations are impeccable, the view is spectacular and the attention to detail is evident in everything they do. The picnic breakfast boxes are such a nice touch. We dined on the patio and then walked the boardwalk trail along the ocean.
The Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill and the Sea Chest restaurants are both great places to eat and are within walking distance. Definitely will return as soon as scheduling allows. Charming relaxation at it's best.

Room Tip: Choose one of the three downstairs, oceanfront rooms with patios for the best view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

My friends and I drove down the PC Highway from San Francisco to L.A. This lovely Inn was a lovely surprise. The photos do not do it justice. I wish we had been able to stay longer. The rooms are completely modernized, the beds are comfortable the service is fantastic and the entire facility is spotless. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aliso Viejo, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The inn has some nice touches, but I suggest staying at another hotel unless you can book one of the three ocean facing rooms with a patio. We booked at the last minute, so did not have this option. Our room was small and dark with a parking lot view. The three rooms at the front of the hotel are the only rooms with an outside area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
#3 Family Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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