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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 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auburn, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

People have already mentioned the attentive staff - and they truly do go 'above and beyond' to make you welcome, comfortable and pampered. But what made our 'special birthday' weekend trip unique and fantastic was combining a trip up from Southern California by 2 in our party via the Amtrak Surfliner. One person boarded in Fullerton, the second in Santa... More

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

Greetings Nancy L, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor! We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at Dolphin Bay enjoying the views and amenities we have to offer. We are also happy to hear that you had fantastic treatments and dining experience as well. We look forward... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never have I stayed at a hotel/resort with such friendly, attentive staff. The property itself is wonderful, with beach access to tide pools, walking along the bluffs, beautiful views, but it is the staff that makes staying here a vacation to remember.

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

Dear Nychipster, Thank you for providing us with such a pleasant review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy the beautiful views, walks along the bluff line and access to the tide pools. We are also happy to hear you found our staff to be pleasant and attentive throughout your stay. It... More

Memphis, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

originally built as a condo, this place is perfect for a getaway or small family get together. kitchens are great, with granite counters, all cooking utensils, built in laundry room. Units also have 2 baths with tubs, plenty of living room space - well appointed - a real "home away from home". Service also excellent from the staff and they... More

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

Dear Dedon4, We appreciate you taking the time to post a great review regarding Dolphin Bay on Trip Advisor. It is so delightful to hear that you and your family enjoyed our spacious and fully equipped suites, the wonderful food & wine selection at Lido, our excellent customer service, as well as the other amenities we offer on property. We... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We rent a room which is really a one bedroom condo overlooking the ocean. We have also rented the two bedroom with my brother in law. The beach is close, SLO night market on Thursdays is excellent and oysters up in Morro Bay with a visit to the 1950's shell shop always makes me happy. This a great town for... More

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy you were able to enjoy not only our Resort, but the quaint surrounding towns that make us even more unique. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards, The Dolphin Bay Team More

Monterey, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I think this was our 4th trip here and as always the service and facilities did not disappoint. From reservation to departure, everything is always great. So much attention is given to details that help make a memorable experience. Just wish I had more than 2 nights!!

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

Greetings Jeffery0924, Thank you for taking the time to post another great review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent return trip to Dolphin Bay. It is so rewarding to read that you had another great stay, from reservation to departure, and that we were able to help create a memorable experience. Our goal is to exceed our guests’ expectations and... More

Bakersfield, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Our 2nd venture to the Dolphin Bay. From start to finish, this place was again first class! We arrived a bit early for check-in and after a few phone calls to housekeeping, our room was ready. We were assigned room 312, a one bedroom ocean front suite which is what we had reserved online. This room was three floors up... More

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

Dear Greg B., Thank you so much for taking the time to post a great and detailed review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent return stay at Dolphin Bay. We pride ourselves on the service we provide to all of our guests and we cannot be more pleased to hear how much you enjoy it property wide, from our servers... More

Franklin, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This resort is excellent. Celebrating 2 Birthdays with friends and family. BEAUTIFUL Facility. The 2 bedroom suite is absolutely amazing. The kitchen is wonderful. Staff are helpful and curious. The location in Prismo Beach has breath taking views of the Pacific. Cannot wait to return. 5 stars in our book. Daryl and Linda Heiser, Indiana

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

Dear Daryl H., We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent visit to Dolphin Bay on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear your enjoyed our beautiful views and that you had an amazing birthday celebration with your family and friends. We strive to exceed all of guests’ expectations and we are pleased to hear... More

San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We've been traveling to Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo for years and our favorite hotel by far is The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. Situated on the cliffs above Shell Beach, the ocean views are spectacular. Every room is a one or two bedroom suite with a full kitchen, dining area, and living room equipped with a gas fireplace.... More

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

Dear Alison F. Thank you for taking the time to provide such a nice review about your recent return visit to Dolphin Bay. It is such a delight to hear how much you enjoy all of our beautiful property, the amenities we offer, and especially our service. We strive to exceed all of guests’ expectations and it is truly rewarding... More

Dumont, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

There are not many options in Pismo Beach and by far this is the nicest. This is an all suite hotel. I stayed in a 2-bedroom suite overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It had an eat-kitchen, full kitchen (stocked with plates, silverware, cups, etc), dining room, living room, laundry room, master bedroom with in-room bath and walk-in closet and a second... More

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

Greetings Kim G., Thank you very much for taking time to share your comments on Trip Advisor regarding you recent visit to Dolphin Bay. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your spacious suite, beautiful views of the ocean, and our close proximity to San Luis Obispo. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and we... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The most excellent resort we have come across! Beautiful landscaping surrounds the small buildings and ocean views are enjoyed from each room. Hands down the friendliest, most attentive service in Pismo Beach. Dog friendly, but still clean. Get a top floor room or you can hear your upstairs neighbors walking and showering. Forgot to mention that Lido restaurant services perfectly... More

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

Dear Fertucky420, We appreciate you taking the time to share such nice comments regarding your recent visit to Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed all that our spacious suites have to offer as well as the amenities on property and the delicious organic food at Lido. We strive to exceed all expectations and it is rewarding to... More

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Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Also Known As:
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa
Dolphin Bay Hotel Pismo Beach
Dolphin Bay Resort
Address: 2727 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#10 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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