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Dolphin Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   399 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA 93430
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Hanford, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stayed there a few months ago. It's not fancy but neither was the price. Come on, how much did you think it's going to cost for a room in a small coastal town in California? We got what we paid for. We got a clean room, easy access to the beach (even if we had to cross the street)... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

There were only two hotels available in Cayucos for the weekend we were going. Both had poor reviews but the Dolphin was a little better. The cost for one night was $179.00 but should have been priced around $80.00. Supply and demand of course is the driving factor. The place is old and shows it. It just feels neglected. However,... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a hometown style motel, right on the main road, just a short hop to the beach, restaurants and Shops. The room was surprising clean with confortable bed, we had a major step down into our bathroom, which proved to be a little rough in the middle of the night, but the shower was warm and nice. Breakfast was... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

First off they charged 10 dollars a night for my dog..when other places charge 2 ..second you walk in the room and it stinks and they have the nerve to charge 10 dollars for my dog.. ..Thank God I had room spray to try and get the smell out..then the bed...WHAT A JOKE it's more like a slide..you sit on... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We made a mistake by not booking somewhere in advance in Morro Bay. It was Veterans weekend and every hotel was booked out. We decided to drive on to Cayucos to see if there was anything available. Sadly for us there was only this place. The first room we were given was right on the road and a bathroom with... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

We called days ahead and reserved a room for two nights. After driving hundreds of miles, we arrived to find out that the manager had only reserved one night for us thus leaving us completely stranded for the second night of our long awaited vacation (everything else in town was completely booked due to a car show). The manager unapologeticly... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed at The Dolphin Inn for two nights. Our lodging decision was based on price and The Dolphin Inn quoted very reasonable prices. Unfortunately, I had nothing in writing except my notes written while comparing motel pricing. Due to a language barrier it was difficult to get an explanation of our nightly charges. I am supposed to receive a... More 

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Apple Valley, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is our second time to stay here. This time we got a bungalow so our grandkids would be able to stay with us. The rooms were very clean, a small kitchen, a very nice patio and barbeque next to it. It is within walking distance to everything!!! We were able to go to the beach and come back for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Whenever we stay in Cayucos, we always have Rick and Rebecca over at the Seaside Motel host us. One Saturday, we decided on a whim to go to Cayucos and stayed over for the night. Looking at the photos and description on the motel's official web site vs. seeing it in person made me chuckle out loud. Keep in mind... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The Dolphin Inn is a simple motel on a main road, a short way to the beach, restaurants and pubs. The room was clean with confortable bed, bathroom with window and good shower. Breakfast is good: coffee, milk, cerals, pastry and chocolate biscuits. We spent the morning doing the laundry!

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Address: 399 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA 93430
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cayucos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cayucos

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