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Viera, United States
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We visited Hearst Castle later in the day, and were happy we had a room booked at this inn, only about a 15 minute drive from the Castle's visitor center. This place (and the town of Cambria itself, which we visited the next day) is lovely! We were welcomed on arrival, check-in was easy, and the room (they weren't full,...

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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 love hearing how people discover Cambria. It is an amazing village with lovely shops and very friendly locals. Most often, people who don't know of Cambria find us by visiting Hearst Castle. We are very pleased that you are one of those who found their way to this fabulous town...

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Clean, quiet hotel with breakfast delivery to your door. On top of that, staff are so kind and accommodating. Loved watching the sunrise from the hotel with a cup of tea from the lobby. Definitely will stay here again!

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Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. We love our return guests! And we have to agree...the sunsets are remarkable. Plus, our mild temps make it a great destination any time of the year.

ojai,ca
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We are here now and it is absolutely beautiful as always. Would not stay anywhere else in Cambria. I am in love with Cambria and the BDI! It is raining and the view is breathtaking. We love it so much here we have been coming once a month ;) all The staff, (front desk- Tony & Jill, & all the...

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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 have been enjoying the rains, it has been a long time since we had this kind of a rainy season, but spring will be greener than ever! Thanks for mentioning the staff, we will pass it along to them.

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great hotel located in Cambria (half way between LA and San Francisco). the receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful giving us tips and information about the area. the room are very large with huge beds. it was just perfect. if you are looking for a hotel in a quiet town where you can walk along the sea and see the...

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Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. Cambria is a lovely place for relaxing, enjoying nature, and each other, but you are correct, if you are looking for a party, Cambria is not known for its nightlife. We are also quite close to Hearst Castle for those travelers wanting to see what William Randolph Hearst created.

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Have stayed twice and both times had wonderfully comfortable and quiet rooms - whether we chose high end or standard. Extremely well located - view of the ocean and along a seaside walking path and less than a 5 min. drive into town. About 10 minutes from Hearst Castle. Will continue to stay at the Blue Dolphin each time we...

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Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. We are confused by the one-star review as it seems like you really enjoyed your stay. You mention that you will be back so we are thinking this might have been a mistake on the star rating?

Marina del Rey, California
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I've stayed at the blue dolphin are one of the associated properties many times. They are in a great location. The staff is always helpful and friendly. The location is absolutely fabulous. I tell my friends about it and I will continue to come in the future.

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Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. We always appreciate when our guests recommend us to friends. There is no higher compliment we can get. The location is pretty amazing as is the town of Cambria and all of the great wine tasting options nearby. From the Pacific Coast Wine Trail to the Paso Robles Wine Country, this...

San Juan Capistrano Ca
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Well situated, clean, comfortable quiet well furnished. A pleasant place to stay I would be very happy to stay at the Blue Dolphin when I return to Cambria. Cambria itself is an interesting town with a lot to see and do.

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Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you had a chance to explore the lovely village of Cambria.

Reviewed 28 November 2016

Room 114 King with a jet tub, patio and full ocean view. For us, excellent in every way. Came for 2 days, stayed for 3....didn't want to leave. Picnic breakfast is a perfect way to start your morning and included in room cost. We brought an ice chest with snacks/wine etc and spent a whole day hanging in the room...

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Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. Our experienced travelers are always tough customers, so we really appreciate hearing from them that we did it right. Cambria is a lovely town in a beautiful part of California, we are happy to hear you took a few days to explore it.

Stockton, California
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Beautiful bathroom. Friendly staff. Delicious clam chowder at restaurant next door. Amazing sunset view. Romantic. Comfortable. We loved being here one night of our honeymoon. Wish we could have stayed longer!

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Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. We are happy to be part of the honeymoon tour! Most people wish they stayed longer, this town is really captivating and there is a lot to do in the surrounding area.

Bloomingdale, Illinois
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Once again, a great stay at Blue Dolphin! Had the Aegean Sea room this time, really nice to sit out on the patio for breakfast and sunset. Breakfast was always good, delivered on time. Great to be right on the ocean, walking distance to Moonstone Grill and the Sea Chest, great for walks anytime. Inn is nicely equipped, simple pleasures,...

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Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. Patio rooms are great for those sunset moments, and Cambria sunsets are spectacular. There is another area that has pretty walks of all levels, the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve is another Cambria treasure of over 400 acres of forever open space.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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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: $224 - $475 (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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