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Dolphin Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   399 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA 93430
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Ranked #9 of 10 hotels in Cayucos
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Bakersfield
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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San Mateo, CA
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We had these issues: 1. The toilet paper roll holder was missing off the wall. The holes were still in the wall. 2. The sink fixture was not bolted down. It was loose and the water leaked into the cabinet below. You could hear the water drop down to the base of the cabinet. 3. There was water at the... More

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Irvine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

There's no "negative circle," so one circle will have to do. I have NEVER in my LIFE searched so diligently for bedbugs in a motel room before. When I realized how crazy it was that I expected to find them, I marched over to the motel next door, Cayucos Beach Inn and begged for a room. The manager there said... More

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We make a point to stay here every year. The staff are so wonderful and make you feel so welcome. The rooms are very clean, and well taken care of. We just love the small town atmosphere of Cayucos and the motel is just 2 blocks from the beach. There are more expensive motels, in the area. But you won't... More

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CA
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Both my wife and I stayed at the Dolphin Inn this past weekend. What a dump!!! The room was filthy, smell of disinfectent, drapes were half off the rod and paper thin walls. The broken office chair outside the room said it all.

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Additional Information about Dolphin Inn

Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel
Dolphin Hotel Cayucos
Address: 399 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA 93430
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cayucos
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 hotels in Cayucos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy pleasure in the lap of nature at Dolphin Inn. 19 Unit family operated motel, Non smoking Rooms, Cottage with kitchens, some rooms with Jacuzzi Tubs. ... more   less 
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