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Dolphin Motel

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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

I stayed there for a couple of nights in November last year and I absolutely loved it! I was traveling by myself and it was my first time to stay in a motel in the US, so I was a little nervous about its security...More

3  Thank u82
Response from DolphinMotel, TOM, Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded April 20, 2012

We are a family owned motel and you are treated like family here. Nothing fancy, we are a basic motel with basic accommodations Please book early to get the best rates and availability Lately, we have noticed some of our guests are expecting more than...More

Reviewed April 18, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the dolphin motel thanks to the staff and the owners.Very clean and a decent location .The motel is very friendly good bus service and near the airport would like to return. Val England

1  Thank Freda W
Response from DolphinMotel, TOM, Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded April 20, 2012

We love travelers like you If what your looking for is clean bed and clean room, we are just the right place! Unfortunately, every traveler has a different expectation/needs I hope future guests will read carefully about our accommodations before they jump

Reviewed April 14, 2012

It wasn't easy figuring out hotels and mapping out college tour visits---from the Bay Area, for myself and my two teenagers on spring break. We stayed at 3 different hotels and I was most interested in this one, after reading this wonderful reviews. After our...More

1  Thank Debbie v
Response from DolphinMotel, TOM, Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded April 17, 2012

Thank you Debbie for visiting our little motel On behalf of the owners and all our staff, we appreciate nice folks like you guys who gave us a chance. Our biggest room is the once you were staying in Room 28 There is always a...More

Reviewed April 13, 2012

The good: After much searching for a cheap hotel in San Diego that was in a decent location it brought me to the Dolphin Motel. The staff here are very friendly and print things for you and also help you out with any problems you...More

1  Thank justinbbfc
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded April 17, 2012

Thank you justinbbfc for writing us a review You are correct, our rooms are not big and we are an older motel. With the noise, please notify our 24 hour staff on duty and we can ask the other guests to quiet down. We do...More

Reviewed April 10, 2012

Thanks to Tripadvisor, I had the opportunity to spend two nights this week at the Dolphin Motel. As advertised, the rooms are small and the amenities are basic, but saying that, it is probably one of the cleanest, most comfortable rooms I have experienced at...More

3  Thank URKMB
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded April 11, 2012

It's been a pleasure having you guys. Your daughter was a darling! She definitely put a smile on to Holly's (the owner) day. We'll see you next time you come down south to our little corner of California!

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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
Details
Price range
US$83 - US$182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#6 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#7 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$182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#6 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#7 Family Hotel in San Diego
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#44 Business Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Kim L
October 16, 2017|
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We are right across the street
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Kenneth T
May 18, 2016|
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We are open 24 hours phone or e-mail us 619-224-9791 or %^$(@!^&(%$! **tripadvisor won't allow links***
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Kenneth T
May 18, 2016|
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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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