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“Romantic and cozy Inn just steps from the beach”
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Blue Dolphin Inn
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
2 reviews
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“Romantic and cozy Inn just steps from the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

One of my favorite places to stay.....most rooms have fireplaces, all have warm cookies on your arrival, Keurig coffee maker , and wonderful picnic breakfast delivered to your door each morning ! The location is very quiet and the employees very friendly but low key. Perfect in every way!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Karen F, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! I am glad that your stay was everything you thought it would be and that you found the staff to be friendly and accommodating. We strive each and every day to provide superior customer care. It is nice to receive positive comments from our guests.

We look forward to your next visit to Cambria.

Sincerely
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Pewee Valley, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

On a recent trip to California, we stayed at the Blue Dolphin Inn - I will definitely return! It was a very clean, nicely furnished hotel situated right across the road from the beach/ocean. Our room faced the ocean and it was gorgeous! Check-in went smoothly and the staff went out of their way to accommodate a couple of special requests we had. Really a great find.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the ocean - very roomy, great view
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Karen F, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Thank you for staying with us! I am glad that my staff was able to accommodate a special request and therefore exceeding your expectations.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,
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Calistoga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nice location right on Moonstone Beach. We stayed here after touring Paso Robles wineries. It was an anniversary weekend and this find was a nice way to celebrate.

Its location also encourages a nice walk along the beach with spectacular views.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice. If you want ocean front book early and pick upper level.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen F, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay on Moonstone Beach. We hope that you continue to celebrate your special occasions in beautiful Cambria.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

We booked a king ocean view room with patio and weren't disappointed. The room was very expensive so we only stayed one night but it was worth the extra money. We arrived and were greeted by very friendly staff. We brought our own food and wine and sat on our balcony and watched the sunset. The hotel have catered for everything you would need on your stay. We had lovely freshly baked cookies left in our room, we had a Jacuzzi bath, comfy bathrobes and slippers the room has cutlery and plates you can use and it also has a microwave and fridge. We had lovely breakfast delivered to your room the next morning which we also ate on our patio listening to the waves crashing in. Loved this hotel and would definitely return.

Room Tip: upgrade to a seaview room with patio, its worth the extra money when you are watching the sunset ove...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen F, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
I am glad that you enjoyed at least one night at our Cambria Hotel. Our guest comments are truly appreciated. We hope that you return again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

I picked this lodging based on other reviews in Trip Advisor. We stayed for two nights in mid-August and were very pleased with the our choice. The room we booked was on the upper floor and ocean front. It was well appointed, very clean, and with up-to-date, ccomfortable furnishings. The staff were pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was preselected from a menu the night before and delivered to your room at your choice of time. The only thing that we would change would be the limited outdoor space although that may not be possible. The inn doesn't have a deck or balconies and the only large patio is the domain if the three lower level ocean front rooms.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We first stayed at the Blue Dolphin Inn in July of 2012. We came back to escape the heat of home for a few days of relaxation at the end of summer. Our second visit was as wonderful as the first. This property is outstanding in every way! Pricey but worth every penny!

Room Tip: Spend the extra $$$ for a full ocean view room!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen F, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. Welcome back! I am glad you enjoyed your stay once again at our Hotel.
Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding our “Loyal Member” program. This can save you dollars when you stay multiple times.
Thank you for your continuing patronage.
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Our stay at the Blue Dolphin Inn was part of our trip to celebrate our significant birthdays. We had needed to change the dates of our stay, meaning that only the standard rooms close to the lobby were available. However, this room was still incredibly comfortable and the décor was very tasteful and romantic. The room was large and furnished with all the amenities you could need, including a fridge and coffee maker. The bathroom was also lovely with a good selection of quality toiletries. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and it was lovely to be presented with a delicious cake to mark our special occasion. The only tiny negative was that the boxed breakfast was good but not great.

Cambria is a beautiful location, very close to Hearst Castle and a spot to watch what can be thousands of elephant seals sunning themselves on the beach or mock battling in the sea. The town itself is very quaint and is almost reminiscent of a beautiful English village. I would highly recommend a visit to Cambria and a stay at the Blue Dolphin Inn.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen F, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for celebrating your special occasion at our Hotel. We are excited that you found our hotel so delightful and that you enjoyed the cake we provided. We are always looking for ways to improve our product and service. Your comments regarding the breakfast are appreciated.
I hope that you return to our hotel during your next trip to Cambria.
Thank you
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#1 Romantic 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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