My wife and I enjoyed our one night visit to the Blue Dolphin Inn as part of our visit to nearby Hearst Castle. We chose the Blue Dolphin strictly based on Tripadvisor reviews (as we now do for most of our travel). We could not have had a better visit. Our arrival was met by an extremely welcoming and informative front desk clerk who detailed our visit and surrounding points of interests, including several restaurant selections. Our room was ready and available. I had pre-ordered wine and a cheese/fruit platter which were waiting in our room. They were both excellent. We had selected (and I recommend) a room with an ocean view. Being able to open the window and be literally a stone's throw from the ocean was remarkable. We sat at our window with our wine and watched the sunset. Picture perfect would be an underestimate. There may be less expensive spots along the beach in Cambria but I cannot imagine a better experience. Our fellow reviewers were right on with their reviews. I did note a few older "less then thrilled" posts but whatever issues the Blue Dolphin may have had (if any) are non-existent now. Throw in a nice breakfast delivered as promised to our room and there is no issue on giving this establishment five stars. If going to Hearst Castle (about 6 miles north), give yourself about 30 minutes just to be safe if you are taking a pre-arranged tour. We did not explore much of the small town but it looked very nice and had we more time we would have explored it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Blue Dolphin Hotel Cambria
- Blue Dolphin Cambria