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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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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Rancho Cucamonga, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The outside is old but has a beach-cottage feel to it. Cayucos is a funky, cook beach town and the Dolphin Inn fits!. The rooms and cottages are not luxury but have everything you need. The Staff is very friendly and helpful. I dig this place and will definitely come back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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47 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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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*
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