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Blue Dolphin Inn
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Reviewed 30 August 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.

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Reviewed 27 August 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!
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jasperilla
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Karen F, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 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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Reviewed 23 August 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, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank joonstar
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Karen F, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 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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Reviewed 17 August 2013

I very rarely give a 5 stars rating. The Blue Dolphin Inn deserves it. Very attentive professional employees. Service superb. The rooms are tastefully appointed and every little details were thought of with the customer in mind. Thank you. Excellent breakfast. This place as worth it. would I return: YES without any hesitation.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Karen F, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2013

Thank you for your very nice comments. I am happy that you appreciated all the little touches and attention to detail. The owners and staff take pride each and every day to deliver a superior customer experience.
Please come and see us again soon.

Sincerely,
Karen Fyfe
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

This was our 3rd night on a trip up the California coast and another spot where it would have been nice to stay longer. We booked a standard king, which was nice, but we were put in 201, immediately off the lobby, and the room was quite noisy, so we asked to be moved (although we were told that is normally a quiet room, between 4 and 5:30 pm, it was quite loud, and we didn't want to risk it). We upgraded to #109 (king with partial view?), and this room was perfect. Very private and quiet, large bath with jetted tub, lovely fireplace, mini view. Everything is new and up-to-date with nice thick towels, perfect pillows, great robes. All rooms have a fridge, microwave, Keurig coffee, flat screen, all the extras. Loved the breakfast delivery and a good variety of choices. This inn is a great choice in Cambria! [Word of caution on dinner: make a reservation or you'll wait 45 minutes! Moonstone Grill has ocean views, Madeleine's in town is quaint, we ended up at Robins - interesting menu, very good food, lovely garden.]

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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