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Blue Dolphin Inn

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Sanat Monica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cambria and the central coast is one of my favorite places to visit for a quiet get away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. I’ve visited several times in the past staying at the Olallieberry Inn (bed and breakfast in town) twice, the Morgan (in San Simeon) twice and now this trip stayed at the Blue Dolphin and... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What is there not to love! Hotel/inn is luxury in a quiet way. Fabulous room, bed and added bed and breakfast feel. Just steps away to coastal boardwalk, grab a coffee and snack from complimentary bar, walk along the beach and search for moonstones. Short drive to town with cute shops and dining.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The king room was small, but charming and cozy. We enjoyed it all--fireplace, comfy robes and slippers, chocolate cookies on arrival. They had an unusual system for breakfast--order the night before and the basket is delivered to your door at the time you designate. It was simple, but ample and made to order. I had the roasted veggie wrap and... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We would not return here since there are better values elsewhere along Moonstone Beach, not sure how this place got their high rating. Pet Friendly accommodations should always have solid surface floors (so they can be disinfected between pet guests) rather than the stained carpet we found. Furniture should be the type that can be sanitize wiped clean as well... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They charged an extra $40/per person for our teenage kids without telling us before or after. They also sent us a receipt for the 4 of us at the original rate. The staff was awful overall in any case. There are so many lovely places on Moonstone Beach. I would stay away from this one! They also say they provide... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Blue Dolphin Inn for two nights while driving up the CA coast. We booked the Sea of Japan room, which came with two queen beds, a fireplace, spacious bathroom with bathtub, and a marvelous ocean view. One morning, we were even able to spot some seals from our window! There was a nice boardwalk across from... More 

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Santa Monica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a convenient and friendly establishment. Rooms are clean but bathrooms are a bit dated. The staff are very nice and helpful. Breakfast is served downstairs and sort of feels like a basement, but its doable.

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Thank Michael C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice hotel. Classy and quaint. Pretty beach decor. Great location, right across the street from the beach with a nice wood path to walk along above the shore. These pictures are from that path. There was a place to get down to the water not too far from here along that path. Very friendly staff. Very clean. I am... More 

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Hurricane, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three days in the Garden Gate Cottage - one of three cottages which are part of the Inn. One disappointment was that only a sliver of the ocean (from the porch) was visible which was not how it was advertised. The room was delightful and heating by gas fireplace was a charming detail. A tiny kitchen with refrigerator,... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Moonstone Cottages, one of the hotels in the Cambria Inns Collection. The cottages are located right on Moonstone Beach Drive next to Blue Dolphin Inn and are individually decorated for the ultimate private experience. Sorry the breakfast didn't arrive hot, we will address that issue with staff. We look forward to your return visit! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awesome... Staff super friendly, gorgeous view, very clean, picnic breakfast was fabulous. I will come back and stay again. If your planning a stay add an extra day ... We only stayed one day and really wish it would have been a longer visit .

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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. You discovered the one thing many guests agree on...one day is not enough! We hope your next visit is a longer one so you can fully explore this gorgeous part of the coast. More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for the perfect place to escape and enjoy everything Cambria and Moonstone Beach have to offer, Blue Dolphin Inn is the ideal place. Tastefully appointed guestrooms providing every detail offer a sophisticated environment in this adult-only property. Blue Dolphin Inn is situated steps from the beach and seaside boardwalk that runs two miles along the coast. Take in the scenic sunsets while sipping a glass of renowned local wine. The six full oceanview specialty rooms feature places in the world where dolphins are found in abundance. The lower full oceanview rooms provide spacious patios to delight in the scenery and coastal breezes. The upper level full oceanview rooms allow unparalleled seascapes. Breakfast is individually prepared from a selection of foods designed to fulfill every appetite. If a celebration of any kind is in order, Blue Dolphin Inn is a perfect place to recognize an accomplishment or milestone. Grab a loved one or meet an old friend for an unforgettable getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Inn

Address: 6470 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1808
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Price Range: $237 - $367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Dolphin Inn 4*
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
#3 Family Hotel in Cambria
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