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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

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2727 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Goleta, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been going to Dolphin Bay for many years now and always love to stay in the ocean front suites in the South building. The view is gorgeous and we love the sound of the waves at night. Unfortunately, the quality of our stays have not been as good as they were in the past. My criteria for evaluating a... More 

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

Dear FlowerShower, Thank you for providing your comments regarding your recent visit at Dolphin Bay on Trip Advisor. Although I am disappointed to hear we did not exceed your expectations on some levels, I am happy to hear you will return to The Resort again. This will give us an opportunity to provide you with the exceptional stay you deserve... More 

Sonoma, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thank you for helping to make our family gathering the best yet at the Dolphin Bay Resort in Pismo Beach! It was a great resort, great weather (not too hot, nor too cold), clean & not too much chlorine pool, grass, beach and we didn’t even need to take a plane! It can be a challenge to find something that... More 

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

Dear Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review on Trip Advisor. My staff and I are honored you selected Dolphin Bay for your family reunion and we are thrilled to hear we exceeded your expectations. We value all of our guests and we sincerely appreciate being apart of special memories our guests will never forget. We... More 

Los Alamitos, California, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed at Dolphin Bay a couple of times. Most recently, we had a suite and it was very nice. The ocean view over the pool is beautiful, and there is easy beach access for that morning walk. The staff are very prompt and helpful.

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

Dear Mike, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear you have enjoyed your stays over and over again. We appreciate your continued patronage and sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Dolphin Bay soon. Warmest Regards, The Dolphin Bay Team More 

Visalia, California
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, this resort is gorgeous. I will give this hotel top marks, as I believe it is one of the top 3 for overall quality in Pismo Beach. My family and I (2 toddlers, my wife and our aunt) stayed here two weekends ago. It was a 100 degree day in the Central Valley, which of course meant upper... More 

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

Dear Socratesmarie, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your detailed review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your time at the resort. It is truly rewarding to hear that you loved your spacious suite, the beautiful views of the ocean and property as... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is irritating that this app only allows you to post 2014 -2015. We stayed here about 4 years. The resort is pristine. Wonderful setting over-looking the Pacific Ocean. Great restaurant and Bar. Staff is polite, attentive & professional. Valet parking The Spa is 5 Stars!!!

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

August 29, 2014 Greetings 2stowaways, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and all the amenities our resort has to offer. We are also happy to hear that you found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I find this a hard property to review. Upfront, it is a very nice place to stay. I think I read that these are converted condos, but regardless, you are staying in a condo-sized facility. We had the 2-bedroom pool-view, which basically is an ocean view, with the pool in front of it. The view is from the living space... More 

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

Greetings OmahaTraveler57, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us on Trip Advisor. Customer service is a top priority of ours so I am happy to hear that everyone you encountered was friendly and helpful. I am also thrilled that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and all the amenities our property and suites... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Have stayed here many times. Love it here so much. Amazing condo-like rooms, fantastic service, fantastic restaurant (Lido), etc. The only thing is that during my most recent stay, it seemed as if the fruit fly situation is getting a bit out of hand. I understand that they're attracted to beach environments like Pismo, but it needs to be taken... More 

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

Dear Mason L, Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor regarding your stay at Dolphin Bay. We are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent stay and enjoyed all that our property has to offer, along with our top-notch service. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and it's such a pleasure to hear we... More 

San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We went to pismo beach to celebrate our anniversary. The hotel is located beautifully on a cliff. But we discovered that so are many others that offer a great value. Our room was really a large suite with a living, dining kitchen and bedroom. Although we didon't need a apartment for the weekend we were told that the hotel only... More 

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

Dear Swamiash, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. It's unfortunate that our accommodations did not suit your needs during your trip to the central coast. We do offer several different views that are unobstructed. If you decide to stay with us again, I would like the opportunity... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Stay was very relaxing!! Food was average but tiki bar outside was amazing. Price was very reasonable and rooms were very very clean. Pool was nice and stay was one of our better stays. Nice friendly staff and comfortable beds. Room was not very cool took all night for room to cool off.

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

Greetings Teri S, Thank you for providing us with your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear you had a relaxing stay. We are also happy to hear you enjoyed your suite and that everyone you encountered was helpful and friendly. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My family had the immense pleasure of staying at Dolphin Bay for an extended stay. Every aspect of it is pure magic. The restaurant is so wonderful from the brunch to happy hour and the beautiful dinners! Of course the setting and views are to die for. Every person in every department was so friendly and helpful. The front desk... More 

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

Greetings Julie S, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent extended stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your beautiful suite along with all of the amenities we have to offer. Customer service is a top priority of ours so, I am thrilled that everyone you encountered was... More 

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