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    Dolphin Motel

    2912 Garrison St, San Diego, CA 92106-2770
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    Reviewed 28 February 2012

    The staff and owners were friendly, helpful and greatly interested your experience. The complimentary breakfast is outdoors so we took it to our room as it was cold that day. It consisted of muffins, yogurt, bananas, apples and the usual beverages. The room is very...More

    Thank HomelyPig
    Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 29 February 2012

    Thank you for your frank review. We do appreciate you giving us a chance when you visited San Diego Our rooms can be described as basic so they may not fit every traveler to San Diego We do our best to hit the ball when...More

    Reviewed 27 February 2012

    I first stayed at the Dolphin Motel shortly after my "release" from an abusive marriage in 2008. I wanted to reclaim San Diego, a place I've loved and visited for years. I drove the eight hours from Tucson for a short three-day weekend and was...More

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    Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 29 February 2012

    That sure summed us up! We sure appreciate you giving us a chance when you re-visit San Diego and San Diego loves you! Looks like you did alot of independent exploring of our great city Hope to see you next time around Regards Alan &...More

    Reviewed 27 February 2012

    Simple accommodations: small rooms, basic amenities, but everything spotless and service above and beyond what you expect anywhere. I arrived and within five minutes the gentleman at the reception had made change for my taxi driver, ordered me an airport taxi for the following morning...More

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    Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 29 February 2012

    Thank you for taking the time to write us a review As stated time and time again, the best customers we can serve are the budget-minded traveler. We are by no means a luxury motel, usually that means paying more Our customers stay here for...More

    Reviewed 23 February 2012

    This is the best budget motel/hotel I ever stayed in. If you are the like me and really use your room to sleep and shower then this is the place for you. Helpful staff that is always willing to make your stay more fun. This...More

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    Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 25 February 2012

    Clear, concise and sweet You described our motel in a nutshell Thank you so much for trying us out and as always book early to get a low price and most available room Once in awhile we do get our fair share of unhappy guests...More

    Reviewed 20 February 2012

    We stayed four nights and had a fabulous time. Our balcony room (36) overlooked the harbour. It was spotlessly clean. Location was perfect for our needs and situated in a quiet street. All the staff were more than helpful with directions to the various attractions...More

    2  Thank iowmax
    Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 22 February 2012

    Good Morning Simon! Its so nice to hear from you again. We won't forget you guys for a long time. You guys stayed with us for 4 nights in the room near the office. What wonderful guest you are, most cheerful friendly couple we have...More

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    About
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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
    • USD 74 - USD 193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #4 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
    • #7 Family Hotel in San Diego
    • #9 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
    • #10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
    • #44 Business Hotel in San Diego
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 35
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    Kim L
    17 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.
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    19 May 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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    "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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