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Dolphin Cove Motel

170 Main St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Ranked #20 of 28 hotels in Pismo Beach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
MikeMackey Visalia, California
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Visalia, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We finally got time to get back to Pismo. Brett and Tori as usual were very Welcoming and helpful with our reservations. We tried the 4th of July, No good, booked for a year. Then we tried another Weekend the Big Car show. finally the weekend of the 26th was open spent 3 Nights. Great weather compared to our Valley... More

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Visalia, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was not impressed with the Dolphin Cove motel. If all you care about is being 20 steps from the beach then this place will fulfill that need with great views and a semi-comfy bed. Other than that- it is about a $100 too much per night for a run-down accommodations (with double queen beds was about $160 per night... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleased with our stay. The rooms are comfy and clean. We will return. The only thing is to be careful with the bird poop. You are right on the beach. WE loved the view from our room. We saw the whales playing in the ocean. You are right next to are the favorite restaurants and shops.

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Coronado, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel to Pismo Beach several times a year for business, and I always stay at the Dolphin Cove Motel. The place is quaint, clean, and has some of the best views around. It is also just a few minutes walk away from the pier, shopping, and restaurants. Come check it out!

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Joplin, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

newly remodeled was really clean close to water and shops right on the boardwalk....awesome I would recommend anyone stay here, we had so much fun. clean towels anytime we needed them and coffee in the office along with lots of things to eat, a little expensive but will worth it.

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Ventura, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for something simple and right on the beach. This place was PERFECT. Better than a Motel 6. Clean everything and we had a small kitchen in our room. I likes it bcuz people leave random cups there which made it unique. We had a fridge, micro and two tv's. No one bothered us and it was quiet.... More

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Gilroy, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is right on the beach - can't get any closer! The Pismo Pier is right in front of the hotel and the main street is on the next block. Just steps away to all the shops and restaurants. My husband and I had a queen/full bed on the 2nd floor (there were other, larger rooms for families that looked... More

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Surprise, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We enjoyed our stay. Perfect location right on the beach...best location on the coast! Rooms are old but have been refreshed. We enjoyed the deck for sitting outside, and when we recommended in-room coffee makers, they told us to just ask and they'd check one out to us. Will do next trip. The location was so close to restaurants and... More

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Portland, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Manager said he would refund my deposit when I said I couldn't stay. Lied. Charged for nothing. Couldn't stay because the place looked atrocious. Half naked toothless smoking man hanging in his doorway next to manager office. I'm a corrections officer, so on vacation expect a little more class.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Had a beautiful view of the beach. The staff was very friendly and the rooms had been upgraded. I'm going back for mine and my wife 25 anniversary well worth our stay. Walking distance to the beach to shipping to the pier. Couches were very comfortable bed was memory foam. Free intercontinental breakfast stay was great

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Address: 170 Main St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Pismo Beach #13 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
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