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“Beautiful Moonstone Beach”
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Blue Dolphin Inn
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Cerritos, California
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5 reviews
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“Beautiful Moonstone Beach”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for the first time last summer. Cambria is one of our favorite destinations and have sampled the area's numerous lodgings. This was one of our favorites for various reasons. First, the location: the inn is directly across the street from Moonstone Beach and having close access was a great plus. Secondly, the bed was one of the most comfortable, and we both slept extremely well.
The room and inn are well appointed and the concierge gave us a quick tour and available amenities at check-in. Having a nice robe and slippers added to the feeling of being pampered. The entire inn was well appointed, clean and welcoming. The beverage table in the lobby area had a nice variety of teas and there were fresh cookies each afternoon.

Room Tip: Our room was labeled as partial ocean view: a portion of the sea visible only from a certain part of...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Cambria was our stopover point between Monterey and Santa Barbara, and I'm really glad we chose the Blue Dolphin Inn (not quite sure why it's classified as an hotel.) No matter - it's absolutely ideal for a short stay. We had the 'Sea of Japan' room, which over-looked the ocean. Excellent in every respect.
The 'breakfast to go' is a great idea. You make your choice the previous night and it's delivered to your room at your chosen time in the morning. You're encouraged to eat it outside and, providing you have the good weather, that's a good arrangement. Helpful, friendly staff. I'd have no hesitation in coming back here.

Room Tip: Ocean view is worth it.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Blue Dolphin Inn for a quick getaway to see Hearst Castle. The inn met all of our expectations. We had a room with a partial ocean view which was very nice. The cleanliness of the room was impeccable and the location relative to Hearst Castle is perfect (only a 10-15 minute drive). The staff at the front desk were delightfully friendly and the breakfast was of perfect portions. You pay a bit more to stay at the Blue Dolphin as opposed to Sand Pebbles, but it is an adults only inn which is a plus for couples.

Room Tip: The rooms at the end of the inn closer to the beach are obviously a plus, but you're also a bit...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andover, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

What a delightful small hotel! We did not expect the place to be anywhere near as nice as it was. The room was beautiful. Check in was easy. Breakfast was a delight. We would definitely come again. The location is ideal and an easy walk to several nice restaurants.

Room Tip: Get an ocean front room if your budget can afford it but all rooms are very nice so don't sweet...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Blue Dolphin Inn is a fantastic vacation location and resort. The staff are tremendous, the rooms very nice and very clean, and the location could not be better. Thank you especially to the "desk personnel" Janet, Jill, and Lupe for your friendliness and hospitality.

Room Tip: Ocean view with or without a patio
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

My husband and I stayed here over President's Day weekend and found the Inn to be exceptional. Clean rooms, nice appointments, friendly staff and scrumptous boxed breakfast!! We come to Cambria often and have found our new place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed at the Blue Dolphin recently because we got a very good deal on our room. As others have said the service and amenities are quite nice. The room itself was well appointed and very comfortable. All of the staff were also quite helpful.

We didn't have much of a view from our room but that wasn't important to us. The boardwalk is directly across the street and gave us ample opportunity to enjoy the ocean and the antics of the very friendly ground squirrels that live next to the beach.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#3 Family Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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