Jan 11, 2015

WineWalkabout visits Cambria California

A few weeks ago it was decided to get away for a couple days between Christmas and New Years and after much discussion it was decided to make it Cambria California. Next up was finding a room last minute. While there are a lot of choices the fact we left booking so late did limit our options. We found a great room thru Cambria Inns. We stayed at the Blue Dolphin Inn in one of the full ocean view with patio rooms and it was just wonderful. The Estero Bay Full Ocean View King with Patio is a lovely well appointed room that is modern yet comfy and welcoming. The view from the patio is just spectacular except when there are vehicles parked in front of you. We watched whales swim by through the binoculars that are provided in the room and enjoyed a spectacular sunset.

With a Keurig for making coffee or tea, a microwave and a small refrigerator to keep the bubbly cold and a nice telly DVR setup it is all set for your comfort including WiFi and a realistic looking electric fireplace. We may try the upstairs ocean view rooms next time just in case the weather is not so magical.

Arriving a couple hours earlier than planned it turned out our room was available and we were able to check in early which was a nice bonus. After settling in it was off for a walk along the beach front on the board walk. On what was a spectacular afternoon (never guess it is winter) with the sun shining a light breeze walking in a t-shirt by the shimmering water watching the whale spouts in the distance while enjoying the restful atmosphere.

Once back to the Blue Dolphin it was time for a couple glasses of Odonata Blanc de Blanc. The bubbles of choice that had been brought with us for just this occasion sitting watching an amazing sunset. Does not get much better.

Later that evening it was up to the Cambria Pines Lodge for dinner. A good meal but far more old style family dining than had been anticipated. Good meal at at reasonable price.

The next morning the comfy bed was hard to leave but the wonderful picnic breakfast from the Blue Dolphin Inn was calling for us to enjoy on the patio. Enjoy we did in the lovely sunshine of Cambria.

It was a great stay at The Blue Dolphin Inn and we will be back. We would not hesitate to 'recommend' you stay here if the opportunity presents itself.

Happy Wine Adventures,



  1. Sounds and looks great. Must take my hubby there for a little romantic getaway! Which Inn is the most romantic?

  2. Sounds lovely. Glad you're enjoyed our beautiful California coast.


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