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Blue Dolphin Inn
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stayed at the blue dolphin inn in august. We were in the Saldanha Bay room which faces the ocean. The room was beautiful with a 4 poster bed and very comfortable decour. The en-suite was luxurious and spotless. We were on our honeymoon and a little wedding cake was left in the room for us which we thought was a lovely touch! The inn is in a very good location along the beach front. There is a very convenient walk-way along the ocean front opposite the inn where watching the sun-setting is a treat. We had lunch at the moonstone bar and grill which was ok but had dinner at the sea chest which was really good for seafood lovers. All in all we would definately stay in the blue dolphin inn again.

Room Tip: book an ocean view room... its worth it!
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

The hotels on Moonstone Beach in Cambria seem pretty much the same. You have a few rooms with a beach view that are worth the price. The remainder of the rooms are ok. I have stayed at the Colibri which I prefer to this as their accommodations are newer.

The Blue Dolphin has a good location in the center of the beach area within walking distance of the Sea Chest. The room was clean with nice amenities. The carpet was a little older and the place tends to be a little loud with thin walls.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

We had room 109 for two nights. Very quiet with a little ocean view through one window (the woman who checked us in exclaimed "look, you have a great ocean view!").

The room was nicely sized, the bathroom attractive with slate floors and a good shower head.

The only negative: the in-ceiling recessed lighting uses cold-colored compact fluorescents, the type that makes your room look like a hospital room, without warmth. That could be easily remedied if the management replaced the lamps with warm-colored ones that mimic standard light bulbs (like those on the bed stands).

Room Tip: Despite what one other reviewer wrote, the free wireless does work with iPads.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

We stayed in one of the three cottages operated by Blue Dolphin and had a wonderful stay. The staff was friendly and helpful and the cottage was really nice and cozy. Sitting on the porch watching the sunset was another thrill. Perfect for a weekend getaway and for a visit to the Hearst Castle. Would definitively come back again.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Thank Kjelljk1
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

If you are visiting the Cambria area, the Blue Dolphin Inn is an excellent choice for your accommodations. The staff is always friendly and helpful and the ambiance of the Inn is welcoming, warm and home-like. The rooms are cozy and the beds are the most comfortable you will ever experience. You will not be disappointed if you select this amazing experience for your travels to the Central Coast of California. It is conveniently located and the views are priceless. A relaxing walk along the beach is a must! Enjoy!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

Couldn't fault this Inn. Booking was a breeze, service was terrific and breakfast was a bonus. Our room was exactly as shown on the website. Stay a couple of days and use as a base to explore the area.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

An excellent Hotel, well cared for, and with super customer service. We were only stopping the night, but the staff (blond dawn!) were super helpful, reserving a suitable restaurant and taking the time to make sure we had a great evening.

they even made us a little wedding cake as it was our honeymoon!!

thanks to you, Blue Dolphin Inn, we really enjoyed our time with you.

Room Tip: We had deluxe king partial sea view - it was lovely.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Inn

Address: 6470 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1808
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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: $168 - $367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Dolphin Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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