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NYC area
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed staying for a few nights at the Dolphin. The front desk staff was very efficient and helpful getting us checked-in. Our room was very spacious with a nice partial view of the ocean from our balcony, with a special surprise of a washer/dryer in the unit. The pool looked great, although we never used it since the...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Good evening BlakeNyc, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback in regards to your recent visit to Dolphin Bay. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything we have to offer. We strive to exceed all of our guest's expectations and we are happy to hear we did so with you. We also wanted to...

Loma Linda, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was awesome for my family of 4. We have two daughters, ages 2 and 4, and were looking for a suite style hotel. This hotel exceeded my every expectation. The hotel called me 2 days before our arrival to confirm our reservation and also to find out the ages and names of my kids. When we arrived, there...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Luvtovacation2005, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We strive to exceed all of our guest’s expectations, and it is truly rewarding to hear comments such as yours. We are pleased to hear that you and your family appreciate our well-appointed suites and welcoming amenities....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I checked in very late, shortly after midnight, and the service has been consistently excellent throughout our stay. We used the gym and appreciate the variety considering the space. An employee came in to clean/check the restroom and was very friendly and helpful about the area. As we were checking out, Carol F. at guest services was...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Erica H, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you were so impressed with your accommodations and all the amenities our property has to offer. Customer service is a top priority of ours so, we are thrilled that everyone you encountered was warm, friendly and helpful. We sincerely look...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dolphin Resort has a great Happy Hour in their Bar Monday-Friday. Drink specials and delicious and reasonably priced appetizers. A Spanish guitar player was wonderful to listen to. It is a popular bar.

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Anne_66_10, Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to our restaurant, Lido. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Happy Hour drink and appetizer specials. We are also pleased to hear that you were able to experience our live music. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lido in the near...

New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here in the off season. Look for their Groupon deals bc I'm not sure this place is worth the full price. It's worth about $200/night...def not $350-400/night. Good things: parking is easy and free. Rooms are spacious, clean, and family friendly. Bad things: the TV isnt hdtv. Amenities are just ok. $25 resort fee. Service is great. Location is...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear jyl246, Thank you for taking the time to post your review online. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and feel we are the best hotel in the area! Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa offers accommodations and amenities that are unique to the Central Coast and our pricing can't be compared to other properties in the...

San Leandro, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dolphin Bay Resort is one of the best places we have stayed, and we have stayed at quite a few through out the U.S. From the time we checked in to the day we checked out, the staff was outstanding. The room had everything from a spacious kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, fireplace, and walk-in closet. The view overlooking the...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings HO W,, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your commentts on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We strive to exceed all of our guests expectations, and it is truly rewarding to hear comments such as yours. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Dolphin Bay in the near future. Warm...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We already have been 5 times to his hotel/resort the last year. The staff and owners are vey nice with good food and good infrastructure for kids.The hotel can organise tours for you at very reasonable prices. The beach is also very nice and clean. I highly recommend this place for families with young kids or without. We have been...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Lionel B, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor in regards to your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our family friendly resort and accommodations. We are also happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the entire property including our restaurant, Lido. We sincerely appreciate your continued patronage, and look...

Orange County, CA
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stayed only for 1 night so my review will be brief. Loves: Location is fantastic overlooking the beach, access to the beach, while resort is small service is immaculate and everyone tried to accommodate us well, the 1 bedroom suite was incredibly spacious, we borrowed the free bikes and rode around town, complimentary wine was a nice touch, easy...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Cheaptravelbug, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you found the property to be beautiful and the location was suited to your needs. We are also thrilled that you were able to take advantage of several of the amenities we offer our guests. We are...

Fresno, California
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Our first visit here was horrible! I left an email for the manager and didn't really expect much. She promptly contacted me the next morning, but we had already left the hotel. She offered to comp our breakfast if we were able to return, but we were not. She could not comp our rooms because we booked thru a travel...

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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear that you were pleased with both our quality of service and accommodations during this stay. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the special amenities we placed within the suite, and look forward to welcoming you and your friends back...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Lovely hotel- had a 2br pool facing unit and loved it- Ocean is beautiful. However getting there is hard with small kids so for that reason not ideal. A walk down stairs is not recommended with small children, wet feet, sand toys... Hotel is clean, spacious and we had a fun time by the fire in the evenings.

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Anisha A, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cleanliness and spaciousness of your suite. Our apologizes that our beach access was a bit of a challenge for you and your family. We truly look forward to welcoming you and your family back...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Lido at Dolphin Bay
Lido at Dolphin Bay
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set along the bluffs above one of the most beautiful coastlines in America, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa offers exclusive 1 and 2-bedroom suites designed for elegance and comfort. Each suite provides a spacious living and dining room, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a balcony (or patio), along with all of the finest amenities. Lido Restaurant and Bar features tempting California Coastal cuisine with an emphasis on locally produced food and wines. Treat yourself to a luxurious treatment at the resorts' spa, La Bonne Vie. From the sweeping ocean views to the impeccable service, you will savor every moment at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: $547 - $1,036 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Bay Hotel Pismo Beach
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
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“Definitely ask for an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles cheaptravelbug, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Even our "pool view" room had a nice view of the ocean!”
 of 5 bubbles kimberlysB8064JH, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms without an ocean view aren't as nice BUT the view is still enjoyable (see my Room 221 view photos)”
  • Half of the view from Room 221 balcony (towards the right)
  • HAlf of the view from Room 221 balcony (towards the left)
  • The carpet was stained but it did feel clean
 of 5 bubbles FrogGirl83, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“End room on higher floors have better ocean views”
  • livingroom & balcony
  • balcony
  • sunset from balcony
  • walk in closet
  • washer/dryer combo
  • view from room 332
  • 2nd closet
  • view from bedroom
 of 5 bubbles Y4713KMsusanc, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on main floor room facing the parking lot. It was surprisingly quiet”
 of 5 bubbles justinhoagster, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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