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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 2727 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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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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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a few days staying here as part of our trip through California. Overall it was a pleasant and enjoyable experience throughout our stay with really just a few small items that could be improved. Let’s start with the positives and there are many – the location is really wonderful, being right on the edge of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall excellent service. The suites and amenities are excellent. Food in Lido was good but on second night they were out of a couple items on the menu. Upon check in the clerk took the time to show us the easiest way to our room nearly walking all the way with us.

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

Greetings tomprather, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Dolphin Bay on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear that you loved your first stay at the resort and found our suites, amenities, and service to be excellent. We are also delighted to hear that you enjoyed the delicious Lido Restaurant. We apologize if some menu... More

Mountain View, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here at the Dolphin Bay Resort for three July's in a row. It a tradition now. From the moment you pull up, the service is so accommodating you are able to relax into your vacation. Check in is a breeze, getting set up in your room is quick and efficient. The pool, the ocean views, the grounds,... More

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

Dear ChickieWickie, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your wonderful experiences at Dolphin Bay. We are delighted to hear that Dolphin Bay is the perfect location for your family tradition and from the moment you arrive, everyone is accommodating. We are pleased that your family enjoys the spacious and luxurious suites, the... More

Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second stay at this resort. This was better than the first time. There is nothing I can say that is not great about this hotel. The accommodations are upscale and the views are amazing. The size of the rooms are great. I mean I would move in if I could. Great customer service in every way. Can't... More

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

Greetings Desirusso, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your return visit to Dolphin Bay. We are also happy that you were able to enjoy the amazing views as well as the customer service property wide. We look forward to welcoming you back, once again, in the near... More

Wellesley, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I recently hosted a party at The Dolphin Bay Resort for a "significant" birthday of my wife. We had cocktails on the patio overlooking the Pacific and dinner in a private room off the patio. We are still hearing from our friends about how special the evening was. The location, the ambiance, the food and the staff's service were unrivaled.... More

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

Greetings Ted F, Thank you for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. It is great to hear that you had a wonderful time celebrating your wife’s birthday at the resort. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our location, the lovely ambiance, the delicious food from Lido, and our unrivaled service. We strive to... More

Campbell, CA
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The Dolphin Bay Resort is in a great location in north PB, within a short run to Avila Beach. Stayed here with another family and we shared a two-bedroom suite. It was an oceanfront unit, with a nice open and spacious floor plan. The room was clean and luxurious, what you would expect in a resort of this caliber. The... More

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

Dear SienaMiles, Thank you sharing your fantastic experiences on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are delighted to hear that both families had a lovely stay in the clean and luxurious Two Bedroom Suite. It is also wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the amenities we offer on property such as our Saline Infinity Pool, Lido... More

Sacramento
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed in a 2 bedroom penthouse suite with wonderful views and kitchen,dining room, very quite and the staff was wonderful. We traveled to Avila ,beautiful area with shopping. Pismo Beach is not far by car.

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

Greetings Deborrah R, Thank you for taking the time to submit a comment on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the penthouse, the views, and our staff as well as the beautiful near by town, Avila Beach. We certainly look forward to welcoming... More

Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We just stayed in a one bedroom suite for 3 nights and were very pleased with the whole experience. The suite was very spacious, which was perfect for us because we have a 5 month old baby. We had a room that overlooked the pool but our balcony was completely private because of all of the plants surrounding it. The... More

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

Dear ClaireLower, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are thrilled to hear that your family had a great experience and enjoyed the spacious suite, private balcony, and spectacular views as well as the great dining experience at Lido. It is truly rewarding to hear comments... More

Leatherhead, Surrey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed in an enormous 2 bedroom ocean view suite. Excellent kitchen facilities (didn't realise they would be so good or would have bought some food for the room). balcony delightful Restaurant nice but expensive for what it was and service a bit slow/inaccurate. Wonderful room, beautifully clean and very handy to have a washer/dryer.

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

Dear gwesty, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the spacious suite, gourmet kitchen, and view of the ocean from the balcony. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dolphin Bay in the near future. Warm Regards, The Dolphin Bay Team More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We just spent two great nights at Dolphin Bay, with a stunning suite (luxury apartment) overlooking the pool and Pacific Ocean. As well as excellent rooms, the staff was very helpful, and all the little extras a great touch. The only minor thing for us was that the free bikes did not have a tag along for our youngest, but... More

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

Greetings Gav G, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your two night stay with us in your ocean view accommodation. We are also happy to hear that you found the staff to be so helpful. We look forward to welcoming you and your family... 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*
Number of rooms: 63
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