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“A Night on Moonstone Beach”
Review of Blue Dolphin Inn

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Blue Dolphin Inn
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Could not have ask for a better location on Moonstone Beach. Walking distance to the Sea Chest Restaurant. Room was very nice super clean great amenities. Fireplace is not a real one it is electric but still nice ambiance. Walk right across the street to the the boardwalk to walk along the beach. 3 miles from downtown Cambria and 5 miles to San Simeon. I was a little bummed we reserved a ocean view and received a partial. They wanted $20 to upgrade it was worth the upgrade. A nice breakfast is delivered to your room in the AM. All in all a great experience. Will stay again.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had one of the ground floor rooms with a patio. It was beautiful. The room was clean and the bathroom amenities lovely Breakfast brought to our room was wonderful. Perfectly prepared and delicious. The town of Cambria is very quaint I was somewhat surprised that the road between the hotel and the boardwalk was so busy. It was a slight distraction but one easily forgotten. The staff was friendly and helpful. I hope to return again!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

We are very pleased you had such a great trip to Cambria. It is a wonderful town with lots to discover. Thank you so much for the review, we appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

The staff were very kind and accommodating, could not have been better. Booked an ocean-front room, and was given one on the ground floor, right next to the driveway. Even though it was close to the road, it was not a problem re:road noise. But the "private" patio is really a large space along the front of the hotel, partially screened by small canvas curtains about two feet wide. You could not see your neighbors, but you sure could hear them! We had the bad luck to have neighbors who brought a boom box to share their music. (One of them was dead drunk, passed out in a chair, so she wasn't bothered by it.) To be fair, when we called the desk to complain, they took care of it right away. But if you want privacy and an outdoor space, I'd make sure you book an upstairs room. We booked online, and chose "ocean view king with balcony", but when we checked in we were told that the patio room was all that was available. A very lovely spot overall, and better-than average breakfast, and really great service.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Thank you so much for contacting staff when you had a problem, and we are happy to hear it was resolved for you. It's difficult when other guests don't behave well, and that really is rare, but we will take care of it if it happens. We thank you for the review and are happy your trip was one you enjoyed. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Blue Dolphin Inn for two nights and had a very pleasant time. Situated on Moonstone Beach Drive, this inn is within walking distance of the beach and a few delicious restaurants. Even though the Blue Dolphin is centrally located to a lot of action, it is very quiet. Breakfast is included and I highly recommend their homemade scones. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Arrived here after 9pm and the town was literally asleep. Welcomed the warm fire in the room and had lovely cosy nights rest.

Had a lovely view and a very cute boxed breakfast the next morning followed by a stroll along the pebbles across the road. Can picture myself coming back with the hubby in 30years!

Lovely little town and a break away from the cities. Gorgeous :)

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Cambria is definitely quiet at night but there really is a lot to discover. The shopping is amazing since we don't have any chain stores, there is a wide variety of unique items. Thank you so much for your review, and we hope to see you sooner than 30 years from now!

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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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
#3 Family Hotel in Cambria
Price Range: £141 - £293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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