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Dolphin Motel

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  • Excellent64%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

We loved our stay at the Dolphin Motel in San Diego. It was spotless, great breakfast, lovely linen / towels and the very friendly/helpful staff told us all we needed to know to get around San Diego. We recommend having a car if you stay...More

1  Thank KiKing
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 19 May 2012

Thank you KiKing for review your very pleasant assessment of our motel. All the way from Perth, this is the 2nd review from Australia next to Brisbane above! I do admit the majority of Americans don't travel as extensively as the rest of the world...More

Reviewed 14 May 2012

Stayed in room 32. Very clean and friendly staff. Breakfast is ok. :) and free! Free WIFI was awesome. I usually stay in sorounding Hotels and WIFI is not free. A pool would have been nice. All in all I will stay here again as...More

1  Thank Miriam C
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 15 May 2012

Thank you very much guys for writing a review about us. Our upstairs are by popular demand so book early for availability. Our staff enjoy reading the many good things our guest write and take criticism as well, it can only improve our business. Hope...More

Reviewed 14 May 2012

After reading the reviews, I decided to try out the Dolphin Motel. My husband and I are on a budget and were looking for affordable accomodations so we could have fun in San Diego and attend some of the parks and attractions. This was perfect!...More

2  Thank knorthcutt
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 15 May 2012

Thank you very much guys for writing a review about us. We do pride ourselves in the value of our motel. Yes, we cannot say over and over again that our rooms are by no means spacious. This is an older motel so the best...More

Reviewed 9 May 2012

I loved this place. Very clean, very very friendly, central (it overlooks the marina) and very reasonably priced. I can highly recommend this place. The staff (including the owner and his son) are so helpful and friendly. They even offer free GPS to help you...More

4  Thank jayceeehh
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 11 May 2012

Thank you for this splendid 5 star review. Most importantly, we thank you for staying with us! The we are all so happy to hear what a wonderful and memorable experience you had during your stay. You are correct, we offer these accommodations for free....More

Reviewed 9 May 2012

LOVE the Dolphin Motel!!! We travel to San Diego once or twice a year and always book a room there. The rooms are very clean, the staff are always wonderful, great rates, and good views. Just an awesome little place! Hope to book a room...More

Thank cisco94
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 11 May 2012

Thank you for writing this recent review during your recent stay. To all our guests, our rooms are not very big so please take that into consideration. I have heard time and time again from our wonderful guests that they don't intend on staying in...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$83 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#6 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#6 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#7 Family Hotel in San Diego
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#44 Business Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$83 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#6 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#6 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#7 Family Hotel in San Diego
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#44 Business Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Kim L
October 16, 2017|
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Response from DolphinMotel | Property representative |
We are right across the street
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Kenneth T
May 18, 2016|
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We are open 24 hours phone or e-mail us 619-224-9791 or %^$(@!^&(%$! **tripadvisor won't allow links***
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Kenneth T
May 18, 2016|
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Response from DolphinMotel | Property representative |
we are open 24-hours 619-224-9791
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Room Tips
"Second floor rooms are great"
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"Not very big hotel, maybe 12 -16 rooms?"
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"Choose the second floor on the harbor side for a better view."
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"Great views on the top tier. Corner rooms are quiet and cool."
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