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Dolphin Hotel

133 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
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Philadelphia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I stayed here for two weeks and my takeaway was positive.....I was grateful for the price for a long-term stay; the room was very basic but it had what I needed....internet access, fridge, microwave, TV and comfortable pillows; I had a corner room with a lovely cross-breeze from the ocean (10 minute walk) and I slept well; the sheets were... More 

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dhotel12, Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review

Your review is greatly appreciated. I always enjoy hearing from guests about their stay. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Oceanside! Best Wishes, Dolphin Hotel More 

Springfield
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I stayed Saturday night for less than $70. The hotel is less than 10 minute walk to the beach. I liked the old style charm of the place, Neil & Hina are very kind, Hina knows good places to eat - namely "Bessie's 1929 Cafe" (good food, good atmosphere, good service) and "The Burger House" (good veggie burger), Bessie's was... More 

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dhotel12, Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review

Your review is greatly appreciated. I always enjoy hearing from guests about their stay. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Oceanside! Best Wishes, Dolphin Hotel More 

Beverly Hills, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The outside interior of the hotel is charming and has an old historic feel to it. So that attracts curiousity. The best quality of the Dolphin Hotel is that it is very close to the beach. The room I purchased for two nights, smelled funny, including the bathroom. It smelled like dirty gym socks. The laundry room did not work.... More 

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dhotel12, General Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments about your stay with us at the Dolphin Hotel in Oceanside. We are the new owners of the hotel and have put forth great time and expense to insure that your experience with room smell and cleanliness does not happen again. We inspect rooms daily to insure that our standards are being met. Thank you... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I was there for a whole week.Yes, the Dolphin is old"1927 till now".I had a clean room and the price was great that close to the beach!!!! I saw what others said about, The Dolphin hotel. No matter what place you stay in, you must look@the room first....it's the law...If you do not like what you sea, do not stay... More 

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dhotel12, Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review

Your review is greatly appreciated. I always enjoy hearing from guests about their stay. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Oceanside! Best Wishes, Dolphin Hotel More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Do NOT stay here .. . I mean that. This hotel is horrible, first when we got there we were charged more than expected because we had 2 kids.. the guy at the front desk said he was going to give us the best room he had that it was recently remodeled and that we would love it.. when we... More 

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dhotel12, General Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you had a bad experience we have made many changes to the hotels since you and your family stayed with us. Security is much improved we have retrained and replaced our staff. I know that this does not make up for your experience but we do appreciate you sharing your experience with us so that... More 

Gunnison, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

I’m not sure where to start. I’ll start with the positive. The exterior has a classic downtown motel look and the interior is even more old-timey, with a grand wide staircase leading to the rooms. The front desk woman told me the building dates to the 1920s but assured me that they’ve done many upgrades (she didn’t seem to understand... More 

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Albama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The best part about this hotel is its location. It was the only budget hotel within walking distance to the beach that we could see. Our room didn't have a carpet but tile floors. Carpet would have been nice.

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2 Thank Amelia D
dhotel12, Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review

Your review is greatly appreciated. I always enjoy hearing from guests about their stay. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Oceanside! Best Wishes, Dolphin Hotel More 

Wilkesboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

My experience with this hotel is all positive. The people that run it are very attentive to your needs and really care about how you are doing. The location is great....very close to the beach, nice restaurants, grocery stores and shopping. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

My experience was absolutely terrible. The front desk was nice, but when we got up to the room our sheets were covered with stains and dust, also as we walked into the restroom there was mold in the shower, and pubic hair and urine stains on the toilet seat, the sink was not clean and the soap was used. Also... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

Some of the previous posters are correct, the hotel does seem to be in a bad area. But, it is close to the center of activitiy in Oceanside, so it is convenient. The rooms are funky, but they do have cable tv and wireless internet connections. The price is low. The sheets were not ironed. There are rooms that people... More 

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