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Blue Dolphin Inn
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
230 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed February 23, 2010

We stayed in room 209 which is a partial ocean view king room. The view was fantastic. The bed was so comfortable, we didn't want to get out of it! The room has a fireplace, upscale amenities, and a very satisfying breakfast brought to your room each morning. Try the vanilla granola among many tasty choices. I wouldn't hesitate to return here. The staff is fabulous and the grounds and room and hotel is clean, clean, clean! Great value!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Fullerton CA
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Reviewed February 19, 2010

We stayed at the Blue Dolphin one night, and it lived up to its billing on TripAdvisor. At check-in, we felt like we entering in the home of a very nice neighbor. They delivered on everything promised, from easy parking to excellent complimentary wine to the room service breakfast. Our second-floor room had a partial ocean view, and was very comfortable and beautifully appointed. We will definitely go back!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2010

Just back from a trip up the coast and loved the Blue Dolphin Inn. If you can, splurge on one of the ocean front rooms and fall asleep to the sound of the crashing waves! The inn was renovated in the last year and the ocean front rooms are decorated in different themes. The location is at the far end of Moonstone Drive and you can walk all the way to the state park on the boardwalk. The coastline is so beautiful, as is the drive on Hwy. 46 to Paso Robles.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed February 3, 2010

We stayed two nights and were very pleased. The place was remodeled in the last year and very clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are not large, but very nice nonetheless. We sprange for one of their ocean front rooms on the ground floor because the upper floors have no balconies. We shared the deck with two other rooms, but enjoyed great sunsets. There is a road between the hotel and the ocean but it is not very busy. Highly recommend. See pictures.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, CA USA
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Reviewed December 29, 2009

This town and this hotel are a wonderful treat on the California coast. Great jumping off place for exploring central coastal wine region, Hearst Castle, elephant seals, art community in Cambria, etc., etc. This place is a little expensive but the location is perfect, the staff are very nice and the rooms are comfortable and well appointed.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Ojai California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2009

I stayed one night at the Blue Dolphin Inn with my mother and my sister for her 85+ birthday. We were greeted by the concierge whom we had already discussed our trip with over the phone. All the staff were helpful and friendly but I must give the concierge extra credit for being so helpful and knowledgeable , we enjoyed our conversations with her and the extra effort she put in to make sure our visit was memorable. We had a great room with a close view of the ocean and you can open the windows at night and get the full impact of coastal living. I thought the room was gorgeous , I loved the fake fireplace (warm and realistic enough to be cozy) the cookies were great and the rooms sparkling clean. We went to Robins for a delicious dinner that night and were happy to come back to our lovely room to watch "Survivor" . The beds were super comfortable. I would think even the rooms without an ocean view would be great too but I didn't get a look at them from the inside. One more suggestion, If you have time go see Hearst Castle!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Southern California
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Reviewed November 15, 2009

There are a lot of properties on Moonstone Beach, but I doubt that any of them could compare to the luxury of the Blue Dolphin Inn. I've read that the property was very recently refurbished, and it's obvious that they spared no expense. Every detail has been considered for its aethetics. The result is an inn that is gorgeous and extremely comfortable.

We spent four nights here celebrating our wedding anniversary. It's the perfect place for a low-key and romantic getaway.

Some of our favorite things were:

the jetted tub
the Keurig coffee maker, microwave oven, and small refrigerator
the spa robes
the comfortable mattress and quality linens
the ocean view (albeit a partial ocean view from our room)
the flat-screen television
the electric fireplace

The only criticism we had was regarding the breakfasts. We loved the convenience of having several choices each morning, and that it was delivered to our room at the time we requested it. But we felt that the breakfasts were not as gourmet as they could have been compared to how incredible everything else was. A small detraction from an otherwise perfect stay.

  • Stayed November 2009, 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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