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Lawrence, Kansas
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We were referred here by family members who stay here often. The room was clean and well appointed. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about local eating and attractions. Not sure I would pay for the ocean view rooms as they look out on the highway and those with patio are right on the highway. It is very close...

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5Thank Schwaby126
Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of the Blue Dolphin Inn. To clarify, most of the lodging properties in Cambria are located along Moonstone Beach Drive, the frontage road used to access the beach and the hotels. We are not directly on highway one. The village of Cambria is set back a bit from the coast so those who want...

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights early June. We chose this place solely based on TA reviews, especially the numerous comments regarding the breakfast baskets. Cambria is a very sleepy town midway from SF to LA on the costal road, be carefull at night come 9 o,clock it is mostly shut. The Blue Dolphin is set in a lovely location...

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you mentioning the great service you got from Kelly and we are happy you found the accommodations to your liking. To expand on the breakfasts, we designed our "picnic breakfast" to be versatile as many of our guests enjoy taking it to the beach to enjoy. While most hotels offer a very simple...

Santa Barbara
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We will be coming back, and bring the kids next time. This hotel was clean, and right on the Beach. There are bigger rooms, some with two beds or King size bed. We were alone on this trip, and didn't need the larger room.

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. We are pleased that you had such a great time with us. There are some wonderful things in this area to do for families. The tide pools, elephant seal rookery to our north, and the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse, to name just a few. There is also a rather elusive herd of...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We stayed here overnight en route to san francisco. Loved this hotel, I could have stayed here for days. Such a warm welcome and a cosy place to stay. Wonderful accommodations, great night sleep. Thank you to all who work at the blue dolphin.

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review of Blue Dolphin Inn. We hope your next visit allows you some extra time to explore the area. Cambria is quite the undiscovered gem. We will pass your thanks along to our staff and we hope you have a chance to visit us again one day.

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 3 June 2014

When we arrived we were met by a very friendly front desk Lady, We were shown to our room that was literally behind the front desk and adjacent to the parking lot, unfortunately the cars were parked right outside the window on the ground floor, When you looked out the window you were looking directly into someones car. My husband...

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. We are pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast and that you would enjoy a return visit. We offer the room you mentioned at a reduced rate because it isn't one with a view. For many of our guests, they appreciate the discounted rate. But we cannot extend the same rates for...

Buena Park, California
Reviewed 31 May 2014

My husband and I stayed 3 nights in the Anaho Bay room which is on the upper level. We liked the upper floor as we were able to keep the windows open all night and listen to the ocean waves lull us to sleep. The room is very lovely with a comfortable king bed, large windows to watch the ocean...

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review of your stay at Blue Dolphin Inn. You were here during one of our rare heat waves! But there is nothing better than being able to hear the ocean waves as you sleep. The peaceful effect is unlike anything else. We love that you discovered the Wise Owl, one of Cambria's newest music venues...

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We loved our stay at Blue Dolphin! Check in was easy and the staff was great! Our room, the Aegean Sea, was perfect! Large room, with beautiful decor and attention to detail,4 poster bed, fireplace, deep jacuzzi tub, cozy outdoor seating on patio overlooking the ocean. We immediately fixed ourselves a warm coffee and sat outside before meeting friends for...

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

We thank you for your thoughtful review of the Blue Dolphin Inn. Cambria is indeed a lovely spot, and yes, we do occasionally have some connection issues with cell service. It is an unfortunate consequence of our slightly remote locale. But then again, it is a great place to unplug and get away from it all, too. Thanks again for...

Toronto, On
Reviewed 23 May 2014

What a great little town. Perfectly situated along the HWY 1 and a mid point between San Francisco and LA. We stayed for two nights and wish we could stay longer. Our check in process was great, very attentive and we got a tour of our room and got all our questions answered about the area. We booked on of...

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review of the Blue Dolphin Inn. Enjoying the stars at night is one of our favorite things about Cambria. With little ambient light, the night sky puts on a brilliant show. To answer your question about the wine, it is available as an add-on when you book the room, not included in the regular room...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We chose this hotel because it was listed as #1 in Cambria by Trip Advisor. The room was beautifully decorated and spacious and the bathroom was spotless. There was a deep soaking tub and I would have loved a bath, however with the numerous signs around Cambria stating that Cambria was experiencing a severe drought, I just couldn't bring myself...

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

We thank you for your thoughtful review. Attention to details is something we strive to do well, so we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Our kitchen staff is usually very accurate, but we will discuss internal measures to prevent this from being a problem in the future. On the difference in prices, room rates vary depending on the...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 19 May 2014

My wife and I recently completed a trip up California Highway 1. We booked a 1 night stay in one of the ocean-view rooms, and we had a wonderful stay. The amenities were great and only outdone by the ocean view. It was incredibly relaxing to watch the sun set from our bedroom window while sharing a bottle of wine....

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review of your stay at Blue Dolphin Inn. We are always happy when everything comes together as planned for a lovely experience. We strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere so our guests can really appreciate this beautiful area. We appreciate you sharing your experience here.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
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 

Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Inn

Address: 6470 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1808
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Price Range: ₹ 10,999 - ₹ 22,522 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Dolphin Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Hotel Cambria
Blue Dolphin Cambria
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#3 Family Hotel in Cambria
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“Loved listening to the surf all night long!!...Room was exceptional”
 of 5 bubbles E4649MNpatriciab, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Make sure the fireplace is working before you book. It is your only source of heat.”
 of 5 bubbles davidwQ7536TA, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay in one of the front cottages so you can enjoy the ocean view sunset from your patio!”
 of 5 bubbles uplandbabs, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I hesitate giving a room tip so that it doesn't become so popular that we can't get it when we want it. If you have a favorite room, book it well in advance. All of the rooms are very well decorated and you can't go wrong with any of them. The six rooms with direct views of the ocean are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles drbrian101, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Although we didn't have an ocean view room, if you can afford the upgrade, you won't be disappointed.”
 of 5 bubbles mntngirl69, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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