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Hoersholm, Denmark
Reviewed 25 July 2015

On our way from San Francisco to Santa Monica we stopped for 3 days at this beautiful part of California. We had booked a pool level family room for the six of us and the room just had everything. Two separate bedrooms, two bath rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a big living room with a pull-out bed for the...

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

Dear Preben C., We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We are happy you enjoyed all that we have to offer, including the washer/dryer units, spacious accommodations and the grills by the pool. We, too, wish you could have stayed longer and we hope to welcome you back to Dolphin Bay Resort &...

Reviewed 24 July 2015

We stayed here on our way up the coast and liked it so much that we cancelled our other hotel and decided to spend another night here instead! The hotel is small enough to navigate and quiet enough that you don't feel like you are staying in a large resort. The pool area and BBQ's were perfect and pristine and...

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

Dear Luvsunshine77, Thank you for taking the time to post such a kind review on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed all of the amenities we have to offer and that our level of service exceeded your expectations. We are in the process of improving our WiFi throughout the resort and we hope to be finished with...

Dublin, California
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We've stayed here a couple of times and, although it's a bit pricey, we've had a great time with our two boys. It's luxurious yet doesn't feel pretentious, and you can't beat the views and all the activities in the area. Rooms were spacious and clean and the service was friendly and professional.

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

Dear Eliza, Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed all of the amenities we have on property and that you appreciated the non-pretentious service we offer. We sincerely hope to welcome you and your family back to Dolphin Bay in the near future. Warmest...

Goleta, California
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We've been going to Dolphin Bay for many years now and always love to stay in the ocean front suites in the South building. The view is gorgeous and we love the sound of the waves at night. Unfortunately, the quality of our stays have not been as good as they were in the past. My criteria for evaluating a...

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

Dear FlowerShower, Thank you for providing your comments regarding your recent visit at Dolphin Bay on Trip Advisor. Although I am disappointed to hear we did not exceed your expectations on some levels, I am happy to hear you will return to The Resort again. This will give us an opportunity to provide you with the exceptional stay you deserve...

Sonoma, California
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Thank you for helping to make our family gathering the best yet at the Dolphin Bay Resort in Pismo Beach! It was a great resort, great weather (not too hot, nor too cold), clean & not too much chlorine pool, grass, beach and we didn’t even need to take a plane! It can be a challenge to find something that...

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

Dear Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review on Trip Advisor. My staff and I are honored you selected Dolphin Bay for your family reunion and we are thrilled to hear we exceeded your expectations. We value all of our guests and we sincerely appreciate being apart of special memories our guests will never forget. We...

Los Alamitos, California, United States
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We've stayed at Dolphin Bay a couple of times. Most recently, we had a suite and it was very nice. The ocean view over the pool is beautiful, and there is easy beach access for that morning walk. The staff are very prompt and helpful.

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

Dear Mike, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear you have enjoyed your stays over and over again. We appreciate your continued patronage and sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Dolphin Bay soon. Warmest Regards, The Dolphin Bay Team

Visalia, California
Reviewed 12 June 2015

First off, this resort is gorgeous. I will give this hotel top marks, as I believe it is one of the top 3 for overall quality in Pismo Beach. My family and I (2 toddlers, my wife and our aunt) stayed here two weekends ago. It was a 100 degree day in the Central Valley, which of course meant upper...

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

Dear Socratesmarie, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your detailed review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your time at the resort. It is truly rewarding to hear that you loved your spacious suite, the beautiful views of the ocean and property as...

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 29 May 2015

I find this a hard property to review. Upfront, it is a very nice place to stay. I think I read that these are converted condos, but regardless, you are staying in a condo-sized facility. We had the 2-bedroom pool-view, which basically is an ocean view, with the pool in front of it. The view is from the living space...

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

Greetings OmahaTraveler57, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us on Trip Advisor. Customer service is a top priority of ours so I am happy to hear that everyone you encountered was friendly and helpful. I am also thrilled that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and all the amenities our property and suites...

Reviewed 27 May 2015

Have stayed here many times. Love it here so much. Amazing condo-like rooms, fantastic service, fantastic restaurant (Lido), etc. The only thing is that during my most recent stay, it seemed as if the fruit fly situation is getting a bit out of hand. I understand that they're attracted to beach environments like Pismo, but it needs to be taken...

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

Dear Mason L, Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor regarding your stay at Dolphin Bay. We are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent stay and enjoyed all that our property has to offer, along with our top-notch service. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and it's such a pleasure to hear we...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

We went to pismo beach to celebrate our anniversary. The hotel is located beautifully on a cliff. But we discovered that so are many others that offer a great value. Our room was really a large suite with a living, dining kitchen and bedroom. Although we didon't need a apartment for the weekend we were told that the hotel only...

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Dear Swamiash, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. It's unfortunate that our accommodations did not suit your needs during your trip to the central coast. We do offer several different views that are unobstructed. If you decide to stay with us again, I would like the opportunity...

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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: $538 - $1,015 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Family 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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