Blue Dolphin Inn is an upscale boutique hotel perfect for those grown-up getaways.

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Spend some time with friends and loved ones at our midscale boutique hotel.

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Families will enjoy the pool and the close proximity to the tide pools and beach.

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Uniquely designed cottages provide the perfect escape of solitude in a beautiful setting.

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6470 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428, USA

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What our guests say

  • Beautiful View
    “This is our second visit and it was just as great during COVID. Located near the Moonstone Beach Grill and across the street from the beach. Fantastic outdoor seating to observe spectacular sunsets w/ a glass of wine. Coffee and a fireplace in the room are nice additions. Staff here are lovely and accommodating. We love staying here and will be back again.”

    - Kelly L. Huntington Beach, CA

  • “Can’t wait until we can return!”

    “We stayed 2 nights during COVID and it was perfect – so so comfortable and clean. the location was the best, right on the beach and only about 5 minutes from the best food places. the staff were super friendly as well! We’ve already talked about making a stay here an annual trip 🙂 Worth every penny.”

    - Patricia, USA

  • “Perfect Beach Vacation on Moonstone Beach”
    “We had a great time during a short getaway to Cambria. The Inn is very comfortable, cozy, and clean. We loved the thoughtful decorated room with ocean view, the comfortable bed, spacious bathroom, and the proximity to the beach. The customer service was great! We enjoyed walks on Moonstone Beach and had fun exploring downtown Cambria with great restaurants accommodating socially distant outdoor dining – we recommend lunch at “The Hidden Kitchen” (best gluten free waffles!) and dinner at “Robin’s”.

    - Monika M. Berkeley, CA

  • “The best!”

    “Absolutely loved this inn and would 100% stay here again. It was absolutely comfortable and cozy with breathtaking views. The best part about it was sleeping with the windows open to let in the ocean breeze and allow the sound of the waves crashing ease us to sleep!”

    - Susan D. San Francisco, CA

  • Cambria at its best!
    “From the moment we arrived, we were impressed by how well the entire hotel and grounds were maintained. Check-in was quick and easy, and our room was delightful — clean, airy, and larger than expected. We’ve stayed at other hotels along the beach in Cambria, and this is our new favorite. The entire staff was friendly and went out of their way to ensure all our needs were met. Our room had a beautiful view of the ocean. We highly recommend!”

    - Jani H. Westlake Village, CA

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"Perfect Beach Vacation on Moonstone Beach"
"We had a great time during a short getaway to Cambria. The Inn is very comfortable, cozy, and clean. We loved the thoughtful decorated room with ocean view, the comfortable bed, spacious bathroom, and the proximity to the beach. The customer service was great! We enjoyed walks on Moonstone Beach and had fun exploring downtown Cambria with great restaurants accommodating socially distant outdoor dining - we recommend lunch at "The Hidden Kitchen" (best gluten free waffles!) and dinner at "Robin's".
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Cambria at its best!
"From the moment we arrived, we were impressed by how well the entire hotel and grounds were maintained. Check-in was quick and easy, and our room was delightful -- clean, airy, and larger than expected. We've stayed at other hotels along the beach in Cambria, and this is our new favorite. The entire staff was friendly and went out of their way to ensure all our needs were met. Our room had a beautiful view of the ocean. We highly recommend!"
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What our guests say...

  • Beautiful View
    "This is our second visit and it was just as great during COVID. Located near the Moonstone Beach Grill and across the street from the beach. Fantastic outdoor seating to observe spectacular sunsets w/ a glass of wine. Coffee and a fireplace in the room are nice additions. Staff here are lovely and accommodating. We love staying here and will be back again."
  • "Can't wait until we can return!"
    "We stayed 2 nights during COVID and it was perfect - so so comfortable and clean. the location was the best, right on the beach and only about 5 minutes from the best food places. the staff were super friendly as well! We’ve already talked about making a stay here an annual trip :) Worth every penny."
  • "Perfect Beach Vacation on Moonstone Beach"
    "We had a great time during a short getaway to Cambria. The Inn is very comfortable, cozy, and clean. We loved the thoughtful decorated room with ocean view, the comfortable bed, spacious bathroom, and the proximity to the beach. The customer service was great! We enjoyed walks on Moonstone Beach and had fun exploring downtown Cambria with great restaurants accommodating socially distant outdoor dining - we recommend lunch at "The Hidden Kitchen" (best gluten free waffles!) and dinner at "Robin's".
  • “The best!” "Absolutely loved this inn and would 100% stay here again. It was absolutely comfortable and cozy with breathtaking views. The best part about it was sleeping with the windows open to let in the ocean breeze and allow the sound of the waves crashing ease us to sleep!"
  • Cambria at its best!
    "From the moment we arrived, we were impressed by how well the entire hotel and grounds were maintained. Check-in was quick and easy, and our room was delightful -- clean, airy, and larger than expected. We've stayed at other hotels along the beach in Cambria, and this is our new favorite. The entire staff was friendly and went out of their way to ensure all our needs were met. Our room had a beautiful view of the ocean. We highly recommend!"


March, 2020

Thanks from our family

From our family to yours As people around the world are faced with challenges we never expected during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re discovering that this is the time when it’s important to take a step back and remember what’s most important. To us, that means our families, our community, and the people we have been welcoming to our inns for over 55 years. For that reason, we’d like to take this moment to let you know how important you are to us. Truly, each and every person who visits our family-owned boutique hotels and inns means so much to us […]
February, 2020
stroll through superbloom

Cambria Spring Wildflowers

Spring is Wildflower Season in Cambria We admit there’s never a bad time of year to visit the Central Coast. However, there’s something positively magical about the springtime. Winter rains awaken the growth of vibrant wildflowers and prolific greenery. Longer, warmer days encourage more time spent outdoors. Whether you’re a cyclist looking for a picturesque, colorful ride, a botanical enthusiast seeking that awe-inspiring wildflower moment, or just someone who wants to take in the beauty of the season, now’s the time to book that trip and experience the magic of Cambria spring wildflowers! When to visit for the Super Bloom: […]
February, 2020
sunset bike riders

Eroica Comes to Cambria

Eroica California Comes to Cambria After the holidays have passed and January has made its debut, life in Cambria tends to slow down a bit. It offers a little breather before gearing up for another year of fun events and happenings in and around Cambria. This year, 2020 promises even more fun when the town of Cambria hosts the Eroica California bike ride this April. On April 3-5, Cambria will welcome Eroica California for a whole weekend of activities for cyclists and bike enthusiasts. Riders will have the chance to test their endurance and skills as they cycle through the […]