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    Dolphin Motel

    2912 Garrison St, San Diego, CA 92106-2770
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    Breakfast included
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    Multilingual Staff
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    Reviewed 3 January 2012

    Found this little gem of accommodation through Trip Advisor, we were visiting San Diego for 2 days and was looking for something inexpensive with parking. The Dolphin Motel was a great option, while out of the CBD and on the other side of the airport,...More

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    Response from DolphinMotel, TOM - Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 10 January 2012

    This little Gem thanks you very much for writing us a review! Dear valued guest, what you wrote is on the dot about us We always pride ourselves in the value and price we offer to our guest which is competitive We are very well...More

    Reviewed 30 December 2011

    Small, clean rooms. Friendly staff. Exactly what they promise. It's inexpensive, comfortable, and friendly. Proprietor goes the distance to keep this older motel upgraded (flat screen TV, very comfortable beds, and immaculately clean) Property is monitored for security. (Bright lights outside were problematic inside: Maybe...More

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    Response from DolphinMotel, TOm - Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 1 January 2012

    Good Afternoon wonderful guest You truly are a quality guest we value I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to write us a review Your evaluation is accurate about our property We do not off any luxuries that the higher brands...More

    Reviewed 30 December 2011

    Staff is super friendly. Rooms are pretty nice, super clean. LCD TV, large nice bed, good comfort for a super price! Why stay elsewhere when you re on a short stay in SD? Only inconvenient is that you hear the noise of the street sometimes....More

    1  Thank Philippe D
    Response from DolphinMotel, TOm - Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 1 January 2012

    All the way from France! You sure summed us up in a short good description! Yes, if I remember correctly you were upstairs and came during the early afternoons Very nice couple who stayed with us 2-3 nights. Teaching Spanish or French for awhile Hope...More

    Reviewed 28 December 2011

    Small, clean rooms. Friendly staff. Cheap rates. Exactly what they promise. Yes, you can hear some traffic noise. Yes, you can hear tv from the next room. But it's cheap, comfortable, and friendly. Good shower. Decent coffee and muffins in the morning. Well located. Nice...More

    1  Thank GEF05
    Reviewed 28 December 2011

    Its hard to find somewhere nice when you're on a budget and have standards. That would be me. I've stayed in lots of upscale hotels, but with the economy, my budget has decreased. My #1 requirement is cleanliness and im not exagerating when i say...More

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    Kim L
    16 October 2017|
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    Response from Reeth E | Reviewed this property |
    2805 Emerson (and Scott street) is Point Loma seafood and the Dolphin is 2 blocks north on Scott street.
    Kenneth T
    18 May 2016|
    Response from DolphinMotel | Property representative |
    We are open 24 hours phone or e-mail us 619-224-9791 or %^$(@!^&(%$! **tripadvisor won't allow links***
    Kenneth T
    18 May 2016|
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    we are open 24-hours 619-224-9791
    Room Tips
    "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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    "You can request a harbor view when booking"
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    "We moved on our 2nd night. This room on the second floor at the far right has two queen beds and its own..."
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