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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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago NEW

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 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Granada Hills, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The accommodations exceeded our expectations and the restaurant (Lido) was wonderful. Food is excellent. Really surprising for a hotel. The rooms are beautiful. It was just my husband and I, but we really enjoyed the spaciousness. We had a full water view and it was just lovely. The grounds... More 

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

Dear Cat S, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the view from your suite and that everyone you encountered was friendly and helpful. I am thrilled to hear you were able to dine in our restaurant, Lido and that you enjoyed your dining experience.... More 

Beverly, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from staying two nights at the Dolphin Bay Resort. I thought I was in for a treat when I looked at the website but you truly have to see it to believe it! I have never stayed in such a luxurious suite in my life! They thought of everything when they designed this resort. The other asset... More 

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

Greetings KennedyBeverly, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor! We are pleased to hear that you found your suite to be luxurious and well appointed. Customer service is a top priority of ours so, I am thrilled to hear that everyone you encountered was professional and helpful. We are happy to hear... More 

Livermore, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took advantage of an awesome Living Social deal for 2 nights in a Poolside View Suite for our babymoon in April. The Poolside View still had views of the cliffs and ocean. We had amazing weather - the grounds were gorgeous for sitting on our private balcony taking in the views (not just pool view either!),... More 

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

Greetings 2shea04, Thank you for posting such a detailed review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent baby moon getaway. Customer service is a top priority of ours and I am happy to hear you experienced our exceptional service through out your entire stay. I thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all of the amenities within your suite, our beautiful grounds,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A group of girlfriends and I decided to stay at Dolphin Bay. We are so happy we decided to spend our girls weekend at this resort. My experience began when I first called to book and Lisa Carnes, the manager answered. She took time to make sure I had every question answered and booked us the perfect vacation. I have... More 

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

Greetings Candice C, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent girls weekend to Dolphin Bay. We pride ourselves on the service we provide so we could not be more pleased to hear how attentive our staff was through out your entire stay. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed all the amenities your... More 

miami
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

we decided to drive along the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Looking on the map Pismo seemed like a good midway point to stay for the night. Our room was large with living area bedroom and kitchen. we stayed a night but could have stayed a week in comfort.Our room did not have an ocean view, just the... More 

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

Greetings, Thank you for providing us with feedback on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear that you found your way to our Resort on your recent drive along the coast. We are pleased that you enjoyed the spaciousness of your suite and found fun things to do while in the area. We look forward to welcoming you back in... More 

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