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“The Blue Dolphin Inn exceeded all expectations!”
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Blue Dolphin Inn
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“The Blue Dolphin Inn exceeded all expectations!”
Reviewed 9 January 2011

All I can say is that the great reviews are well deserved. Everything from the customer service to the complimentary breakfast was fantastic. I would definitely return during my next trip to cambria!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 January 2011

My husband and I stayed here on a trip up the coast. It lived up to its title as most romantic bed and breakfast. Our room faced the ocean with a lovely brick patio outside our door with seating to watch the sun set in the Pacific and enjoy a bit of wine and cheese. At night the gentle lapping of the ocean surf lulled us to sleep. The service was excellent. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom accomodations were deluxe.

There is a small boardwalk right across the road to stroll the beach. The ground squirrels are ubiquitous and always glad of a snack. San Simeon is close by and well worth a visit. I highly recommend the Blue Dolphin in for a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2010

Tip top personalized service. A beautiful room with ocean view. Obviously the Blue Dolphin pay great attention to every little detail. A fantastic breakfast included in the price, served in the room, but in containers that could be easily taken out for a picnic. Blue Dolphin also recommended a wonderful restaurant nearby.

Cambria itself was a little disappointing, but I would have no qualms about highly recommending this hotel that is just a 5 minute drive from Hearst Castle.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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East Providence, RI
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Reviewed 3 December 2010

I loved the Blue Dolphin Inn! From the moment we checked in, we felt welcomed. The entire property was impeccably clean. We stayed in the Aegean Sea room, which included a semi-private patio to watch the sunset. The bathroom was modern, with a separate jet-tub and shower stall. The front desk staff was helpful with dining recommendations and we both loved the two restaurants that were suggested. If I'm in the area again, or if I know of people traveling there I would definitely recommend a stay at the Blue Dolphin.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lake Forest, California
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Reviewed 26 November 2010

We stayed for two nights at the Blue Dolphin Inn to celebrate my 50th birthday. You could not ask for a more perfect location, practically on the water in Cambria. Our room- The Sea of Japan- was smack dab in the center of the best view in Cambria. The sunsets were phenomenal! The breakfast was delicious, delivered to our door every morning. Cookies left every evening. The bed was so comfortable- one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. We will be back!"

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Orange County, CA.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2010

Just returned from a fabulous three night stay at the Blue Dolphin Inn. We had one of the rooms at the front of the hotel with a full ocean view and front patio. The recently remodeled room rivals that of many five star hotels including the Ritz Carlton and Montage in Laguna. Rates may be considered expensive compared to other area hotels but you get what you pay for and it is considerably less expensive than ocean front rooms at the previously mentioned resorts.

Friendly and conscientious staff, very satisfying "free" breakfast delivered to your door, gas fireplace to take the chill out of the air.

I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough--we will be back!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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pacific palisades, ca
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

We generally stay at two hotels in Cambria Moonstone Landing or Little Sur Inn. We booked as usual but due to a mistake there was no reservation and we were referred to the Blue Dolphin Inn. It was a newer hotel with everything nicely updated. Loved the LCD TV and pod coffee maker two of my favorite attributes. Signed the travel log in my room and it was interesting to read about the past guest. Definitely upscale and adult oriented as I believe there is no children allowed. Would stay there again if I got a good deal, it is pricey.

Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Inn

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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