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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
    4.5 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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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a two bedroom for our family of 5. Second bedroom only had two singles so one child had to sleep on extremely uncomfortable pull out sofa. My fault for not double checking about beds, so can't blame the hotel. Everyone who worked there was above and beyond friendly and helpful. The room was extremely spacious and comfortable, which... More 

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

Dear Kona615, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay at the resort. It is honest feedback like yours that helps up to continually improve operations property wide. We are so glad you and your family were able to enjoy the excellent food in Lido and explore the tidal pools and watch for seals, dolphins and pelicans.... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dolphin Bay is a great resort hotel with spacious suites. Our group of six was very comfortable and enjoyed our stay. Dinner and service at Lido was wonderful. Staff is friendly and very accomadating.

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

Greetings Ssbogans, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you were able to relax and enjoy our spacious accommodations. I'm also thrilled to hear you enjoyed our restaurant, Lido and all of our staff was friendly and accommodating. We look forward to welcoming you back the next... More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is amazing. The staff is so helpful and friendly. We checked in with a sick toddler and they went out of their way to get us into a suite quickly and upgraded us to a larger suite at no charge to get us in quicker. The suites are so large, well appointed, clean and really really nice!! Great... More 

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

Dear Stephanie A, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you were so impressed with your accommodations and our amazing infinity pool. We are also happy to hear that you found our staff to be so accommodating and friendly. It is our goal to exceed all of our guests' expectations... More 

Winchester
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned after 8 years and wasn't disappointed by the lovely apartments. Good spacious areas very well equipped, very clean and great views/beach walks etc. Ideal stopover if you are going between LA and SF on Highway 1 - a chance to get the washing done before moving on and husband especially pleased as the Monterey supercars were in town! Lovely... More 

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

Dear Sally H, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are so glad you returned to Dolphin Bay after 8 years! We are pleased you enjoyed your suite, the great views and beach walks during your stay. It is honest feedback like yours that helps us continually improve operations property wide. We... More 

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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in possibly the biggest hotel room I have been in for years. An apartment really. Sadly we got a ground floor room which I would not recommend as we had children (not ours) running on our balcony and someone on the top floor threw up over his balcony. Not the hotel's fault but again - ask for a... More 

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

Dear Madcal9000, Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay at the resort. It is honest feedback like yours that helps us continually improve operations property wide. We are pleased to hear that you found our staff to be so... More 

England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this in the middle of a two week CA road trip and it provided the perfect stay. We had a suite and were able to relax by the pool, entertain friends for BBQ and dinner in our own suite and relax in the huge rooms. The chance to freshen and do laundry using the in room utility facilities... More 

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

Dear Salute 149, Thank you so much for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our spacious accommodation and specially the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We are glad you had the chance to relax by pool and entertain your friends with BBQ and dinner. At Dolphin Bay, we strive to exceed all... More 

Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for 1 night (wished we had booked longer now) and had a fantastic 2 bed suite with balcony overlooking the pool and sea. The suite was a great size for a family, furnished to a high standard and the kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could need. There is a lovely beach with rock pools for the... More 

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

Greetings Lex E, Thank you for your kind words in regards to your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are pleased that you enjoyed your pool view suite along with the view of the ocean. We are happy to hear you were able to enjoy all the beautiful amenities your suite had to offer. The tide pool beach and amazing... More 

sf bay area
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88 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent staff through and through. gorgeous view from penthouse and very good service. our dishwasher broke and was beeping all night, but it was no big deal. recommended for a quick get away from the SF Bay Area.

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

Greetings drT&3ladies, Thank you for providing us with your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear you had such a wonderful visit and enjoyed the views from your spacious penthouse suite. Customer service is a top priority of ours, we are thrilled to hear everyone you encountered was helpful and friendly. We... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolute treat....Our two bedroom suite was absolutely stunning. Directly in front of the Pacific Ocean... Their restaurant was top notch too. Life their staff: attentive, professional, white glove service...

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

Greetings Spydermono21, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Dolphin Bay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your room, the view and all the amenities we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are visiting the central coast.... More 

Napa, California
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 2nd stay at this hotel. By far the most luxurious hotel in the area. Expensive, but considering you can sleep 6-7 in a suite, it's actually not too bad. Both times we got a suite and both times we had guests with us so it was a full house. Great amenities making it feel like home away... More 

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

Dear Ofer T, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on Trip Advisor in regards to your recent visit to Dolphin Bay. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay at the resort. It is honest feedback like yours that helps us continually improve operations property wide. I can assure you that all... More 

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