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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2727 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Ranked #1 of 28 hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Ron W Kingwood, Texas
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Kingwood, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have a son playing summer collegiate baseball in the area and stayed at The Dolphin while visiting him. We stayed in a 2 bedroom ocean view and our stay at The Dolphin made the trip. First class suite, exercise facility, restaurant and staff. Manager Erica Coppola helped arrange our stay and made sure nothing was left to chance. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this great place on our road trip from LA to San Francisco. It was great! Beautiful location with beautiful fully contained apartments! Nice staff and a terrific restaurant . Would love to come back one day and spend more time !

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Emmm, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at Dolphin Bay on our way up the coast! We are also happy to hear that you found the staff on property and food at Lido to be so terrific. We... More

Sagres, Portugal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Dolphin bay on our trip through California. The facilities at the hotel were first class, we had a bay view suite and for the two of us it was fantastic. The on site restaurant was all that you would expect and more. And the staff were all enthusiastic in their help towards making your stay comfortable... More

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Brigitta L, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found your accommodations to be fantastic. We are also happy to hear that the staff was helpful in making your stay comfortable and stress free. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back... More

Fresno, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had a ocean view suite and was the best room I've ever had. The staff at the hotel were awesome. The staff and food at the Lido restaurant were great. I have been vacationing in the Pismo area for over 40 years and have stayed at nearly every hotel. This was the first time at Dolphin Bay and most... More

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Gary D, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that your accommodations and the staff at Dolphin Bay could exceed all of your expectations. We are also happy to hear that you were able to enjoy your time in our Lido Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in... More

Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

From the time you drive up to the time you leave staying at Dolphin Bay is like being pampered and treated like you are special. The room is always spot on - entering with seagulls and wave music - to the beautiful ocean mmmm. My only constructive help/criticism is that they move the chairs and umbrellas at night - they... More

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Zahzel R, Thank you for providing feedback in regards to your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations and we could make you feel so special. We appreciate your suggestions, for it is suggestions such as yours that help us continue to improve our operations property wide. We hope to be... More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were secretly upgraded mid-week! The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa was beautiful, comfortable, clean and the staff was very nice. Definitely romantic! Loved the pool and the restaurant. I'd definitely stay there again.

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Fred R, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you found our staff to be so nice. We are also happy to hear that you found your accommodations to be clean as well as comfortable. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back... More

lawyerkelly
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We just returned from our annual Memorial Day weekend trip with friends in the Bay Area. Pismo Beach is the halfway point from Los Angeles (apparently, this is the IN thing to do - we met another 2 couples at the pool who did the same). We rented a 2-bedroom condo. VERY spacious!!! The condo had a fully-equipped kitchen and... More

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear lawyerkelly, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. It is wonderful to hear how much your enjoyed your time at the resort over the Memorial Day Weekend. It is truly rewarding to hear that you loved the spacious suite, the unbeatable views, as well as the... More

New York City, New York
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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed in an ocean front suite. The view is beautiful. The suite is huge with lots of room to spread. It also has washer/dryer, which is very convenient if you are traveling with little ones. Our 1.5 year old boy also enjoyed the heated pool very much. The only thing to keep in mind is that, despite the price,... More

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Puccipuppy, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the view from your ocean front suite and your son had fun playing in our infinity pool. We hope to be able to welcome you and your family back to Dolphin Bay in the near... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel on the bluff... You'll know you're in a special place as you walk in through the lovely entrance. I simply loved lounging outside in the gorgeous weather. Lido restaurant is delicious! I thoroughly enjoyed my crab eggs benedict... I'll be back for the scrumptious looking French Toast! The service is wonderful, the staff is very nice and helpful.... More

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Uama1, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased you were able to enjoy the tranquility of the resort as you lounged in the gorgeous weather. We are also happy that you enjoyed the food in our Lido Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Regards,... More

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Exceptional! The best accommodations on the California coast. Comfortable, spacious, very well-decorated suites. Fantastic service. Kitchen and oceanview BBQ grills were very convenient for our large family. Our family loves it each time we come back. Will be back very soon. Thank you

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Tracy S, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you found your accommodations to be comfortable, specious, and well-decorated. We are also happy to hear that you found the service to be so fantastic. We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional stay... More

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Address: 2727 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 4*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach #1 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach #1 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach #3 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach #10 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
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Set along the bluffs above one of the most beautiful coastlines in America, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa offers exclusive 1 and 2-bedroom suites designed for elegance and comfort. Each suite provides a spacious living and dining room, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a balcony (or patio), along with all of the finest amenities. Lido Restaurant and Bar features tempting California Coastal cuisine with an emphasis on locally produced food and wines. Treat yourself to a luxurious treatment at the resorts' spa, La Bonne Vie. From the sweeping ocean views to the impeccable service, you will savor every moment at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. ... more   less 
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