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1 room, 2 adults

Blue Dolphin Inn, Cambria

3-star3 stars
6470 Moonstone Beach DrCambriaCA93428United States of America

3-star hotel, convenient to San Simeon State Park
  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
  • The Inn was amazing. The views spectacular and the hospitality excellent. I have made…May 21, 2018
  • We were surprised by this cite hotel. Far exceeded our expectations. Very, very clean and…May 9, 2018
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From 915 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Blue Dolphin Inn, Cambria

from $178
  • Ocean View/Patio
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast daily
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Blue Dolphin Inn, Cambria’s small print

Also known as

  • Blue Dolphin Cambria
  • Blue Dolphin Inn
  • Blue Dolphin Inn Cambria
  • Blue Dolphin Hotel Cambria


This property does not have elevators.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Blue Dolphin Inn, Cambria


  • San Simeon State Park - 39 min walk
  • Leffingwell Landing - 7 min walk
  • Moonstone Beach Park - 11 min walk
  • Fiscalini Ranch Preserve - 31 min walk
  • Cambria Center for the Arts - 37 min walk
  • Cambria’s Historical Museum - 2.3 mi / 3.6 km
  • William Randolph Hearst State Park - 5.7 mi / 9.1 km
  • William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach - 6.4 mi / 10.4 km

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) - 51 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 61 reviews

Blue Dolphin Inn, Cambria
Great little hotel near Hearst Castle
This is one of a number of small hotels along the beachfront just outside of Cambria. We were very impressed by its newness, good room design, (faux) fireplace, included breakfast, and the front desk staff. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean. There were nice touches like rags to wipe the dew off your car windows in the parking lot that made the stay even better. Restaurants are scarce in the immediate area, but a very short drive into the town of Cambria provided a wide variety of options--though almost all close before 9:00PM. The Blue Dolphin was a perfect choice for our visit to the Hearst Castle and Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery, both of which were just a few minutes' drive away.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Blue Dolphin Inn, Cambria
Wonderful romantic stay
My wife and I have been here many times over the years, and the property has been updated since our last visit. Previously there was a continental breakfast in a dining area, but now the breakfast is hand-delivered to one's room at the time one requests. Very comfortable and clean, well-appointed with attentive very friendly service. Well-located on Moonstone beach We had a marvelous time..
Jeffrey, us2 night trip
Blue Dolphin Inn, Cambria
Very Good8.0
Beautiful spot near Hearst Castle
The location can’t be beat — ocean front on a quiet street on a picturesque bay and convenient for a visit to the Hearst Castle and viewing of elephant seals. The staff was friendly and the little town of Cambria is pleasantly funky with good restaurants. Yes, there is a road between the hotel and the water but it is a small, quiet lane and not an impediment. The view to the ocean isn’t effected either. We had an ocean view room with a patio out front, which was great. The room was spacious and clean, and the king bed comfortable. The bathroom was also good sized with both a large soaking tub and nice shower. The only small downside was the lack of bureau with drawers for clothes. It’s easy to recommend a stay here.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Blue Dolphin Inn, Cambria
Very Good8.0
Nice choice in Cambria
Excellent choice in a very nice area. A small hotel, with nice and large rooms, just across the street from the beach. Good service. Breakfast is served for free in the room (there is no dining room) and, compared to other hotels on the coast, felt a bit rushed.
Paolo, us1 night trip
Blue Dolphin Inn, Cambria
A Place to Slep in Cambria
We stayed many years ago at the Blue Dolphin and had wonderful memories. This time was far less memorable. We checked-in late and the clerk was not very helpful with recommendations about where to eat and what to do in the area. The room was tiny and right against the parking lot, the door to the room was perhaps five steps from the reception desk. The room was clean and reasonably comfortable. The upside is that the hotel is in a great location but there appear to be many other properties available with more amenities. It was fine if you are just looking for a place to sleep, but absolutely no "wow" factor. We are sad because we had such fond memories of our previous stay which was in a MUCH nicer room with an ocean view.
William, us1 night trip

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Blue Dolphin Inn, Cambria

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