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Blue Dolphin Inn
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“LOVE IT!”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

I cannot believe I did not write a review for the Blue Dolphin yet!! My boyfriend and I stayed here for my birthday last month and it was incredible! The staff there is so friendly and helpful! The bed was very comfortable! It was so CLEAN (which is very important to me)! The only thing I would have done differently is have paid for the ocean view rooms!! I toured them and they were 100 times better than our room. I look forward to coming back here again! Thanks, Blue Dolphin Inn :D!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Thank you so much for your excellent review. We really made an effort to have high quality bedding, mattresses, and pillows so our guests would really enjoy their stay. And cleanliness is a priority, always! We are happy your birthday was a great one and we look forward to your next visit.
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Redwood Shores, California, United States
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

I'd love to stay here again.
We stayed in a beautifully decorated room with a partial ocean view. The beds were very comfy (I kind of wanted to take the pillows home with me). The staff are friendly and thoughtful and willing to go to great lengths to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Fresh and tasty food for breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. We pride ourselves on having a really comfy bed and great pillows, so glad you enjoyed them! Our picnic breakfast has become quite a favorite with our regular guests. We look forward to seeing you again.
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Cambria! The Blue Dolphin is incredibly maintained, with nice and thoughtful touches throughout the B&B.

We stayed in room 209, which is a partial ocean view room. You do get a nice view of the ocean and can hear the waves at night, which is really nice.

Breakfast is delicious and they pack it up for you which is easy in case you want to take it to go.

Room Tip: Room 209 saves you some money since it's only partial ocean view, but you can still hear the wav...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Stayed one night in the Agean Sea suite with a view of the ocean. Suite was beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. The decor was tastefully done. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Would go back anytime.

Room Tip: Pick the Agean Sea room, it has a view of the ocean and a patio to sit on.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
We are so pleased you had a great time with us. The Aegean room is indeed a beautiful view. Being right on Moonstone Beach Drive allows our guests easy access to the coastline...and the gorgeous views! Thanks for staying at Blue Dolphin Inn.
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Plantation, Florida
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

My new wife and I stayed at the Moonstone Cottage, which is run by the Blue Dolphin. Excellent stand alone cottage with a view gave us the comfort and privacy we loved having on our honeymoon! They went above and beyond by having a tiny wedding cake waiting for us upon our arrival, along with a note of congratulations! We enjoyed our stay and only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at our Moonstone Cottages, a favorite choice of honeymooners wanting to enjoy their own private beach cottage. We hope this is the start to a long and happy life for you both!
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Brisbane Queensland Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This is a very atmospheric and modern motel.. with a disappointing flaw.
Yes the rooms are very nice, albeit already showing signs of use..
Our first floor ocean view room gave us a lovely nights rest with the sounds of the sea lulling us into dreamland. Sadly it all went pear shaped next morning when the beautifully presented breakfast in a bag proved to be a huge disappointment. In spite of a very large NO SUGAR note on our breakfast order , the oatmeal in a styrofoam cup was sweet.. as was everything else.
A very poor quality offering overall that could be easily fixed. Diabetics should look elsewhere for accommodation or just stay for the view and breakfast elsewhere.
We did have a lovely breakfast at a local diner on the way out so the day was saved.

There were lots of nice touches though , the squeegee and the clean rags to start the drive with a clean windscreen was much appreciated.

Room Tip: We thought our first floor room on the front was perfect.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Thank you for noticing our little extra touches. We strive to provide our guests with everything they might need during their visit to Cambria. Your breakfast orders are carefully prepared and we will look for safeguards to not let that mistake happen again. We look forward to the opportunity to give you a 5-star experience.
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

Our party of two couples stopped here after a long plane ride and drive from LAX. We were greeted by a young woman who was so pleasant and gave us a complete tour of our rooms. We had partial ocean view rooms about mid way back from front of the hotel. We could hear the ocean from the room. There are fireplaces in the rooms. The rooms and bathrooms are beautifully decorated and the rooms extremely cleaned. We were there on the 1st and it was pouring rain but we were glad there were restaurants within a few feet of the hotel. All the staff we encountered were wonderful. They offer breakfast boxes. You pick out your food the night before and it is delivered to your door he next morning. The food was delicious and there is a coffee/tea station and also water offered daily. We sat out in the lobby eating our breakfast with our friends but there is a table in the room to eat too. The seals weren't around probably due to all the rain. The only issue which I didn't take off for are that the rooms are warm. The temp outside was about 40 that night and we had to sleep with the window open but it was still hot. The Inn offers standing fans but we were not a fan of sleeping with them on. We can't imagine what it must feel like on a warmer day. The bathroom was quite warm too, despite that issue truly was a wonderful stay.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Thank you for your excellent review and we are pleased you had a good trip with your friends. There is something special about hearing the ocean at night and the rain adds such a beautiful layer of sound. We'll also look into the "too warm" issue, as generally it can be chilly at night in Cambria. We hope to see you again and we'll try to make the sun shine next time!
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Property: Blue Dolphin Inn
Address: 6470 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1808
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Region: 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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