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    Dolphin Motel

    2912 Garrison St, San Diego, CA 92106-2770
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    1 room
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      2 adults
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          USD 179*
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          Reviewed 16 November 2011

          If you are thinking in a short stay in San Diego, Dolphin Motel is your place. Very clean room, relaxing enviroment, well located and most important, the owners and staff were extremely kind, always with a smile on their faces. I really recommend this place...More

          2  Thank Hernan S
          Response from DolphinMotel, TOM - Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 19 November 2011

          Thank you so much Hernan for a generous review on our motel We are all down to earth people here, and all of us have at one time worked at a higher chain hotel. Of course, that means paying more for a room and reading...More

          Reviewed 16 November 2011

          The location, staff and room were all great. The staff suggested several local restaurants (most within walking distance) and we were glad for their recommendations. They also suggested places to go sight seeing, and since this was our first time to San Diego we appreciated...More

          2  Thank B.Lanc
          Response from DolphinMotel, TOM - Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 19 November 2011

          And you are so right B.Lanc If all you need are the basics (without the fancy): clean rooms, clean bed, WiFi, what we offer best is to business travelers and people looking to save money compared to the ones around us. Also families we could...More

          Reviewed 11 November 2011

          I visit San Diego every year, at least once, and the Dolphin Motel has been my address in S.D. for years. I discovered it, back whenever, because I was staying at a chain motel next door. In walking around Point Loma, I noticed the Dolphin's...More

          2  Thank Castleblanca
          Response from DolphinMotel, TOM - Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 15 November 2011

          Oh Thank you soooo much Castleblanca! For this very generous and kind hearted review! From the looks of it you are also very generous with all the other places you have been You are just the kind of guest we would have any day of...More

          Reviewed 8 November 2011

          I couldn't find where to write the new review so I ended up reading all the previous ones to get here! Once again, everyone said what I'd like to say, but better! My daughter and I also were there the nite of the power outage...More

          2  Thank audreymahoney
          Response from DolphinMotel, TOM - Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 10 November 2011

          Welcome welcome Audrey! Welcome back to this home away-from-home Where the budget-minded travelers roam Where we steam clean our carpets with soap & foam As well as being family-owned ( I ran out of rhyming words) ... . You are far too kind in your...More

          Reviewed 6 November 2011

          Staff went above and beyond normal customer care. Helping with advice on where to eat and places to visit. We forgot suntan lotion and they gave us some to save us going to a shop. The location of the motel is excellent, being 15mins from...More

          3  Thank Emma Y
          Management response:Responded 10 November 2011

          Hello Emma Thank you for your generosity in writing this review You gave us an opportunity to make our motel a part of your vacation All the way from Arizona, we love all our guests from Arizona! We really really must insist that you be...More

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Breakfast included
          • Room Service
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Room Service
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Microwave
          Details
          • Price range
          • USD 96 - USD 241 (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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          Kenneth T
          How to reserve room
          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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          we are open 24-hours 619-224-9791
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          "You can ask the management to provide you harbour facing room while doing the booking"
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          "We stayed in room 29 in the corner and slightly away from the road.....it was very quiet."
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          "Room #5 is near my parking"
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          "Ask for a Harbor view room."
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