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Dolphin Cove Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   170 Main St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The staff are friendly, and the rooms are clean. Don't expect much any amenities in your room; it's simple, clean, comfortable bed, and absolutely beautiful views from the second floor rooms. We were allowed to check in early since the room was available which was great since we drove 3 hours and wanted to clean up before the wedding. Thank... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was traveling alone and couldn't have felt more welcomed by the people in the front office. We were chatting like old friends just minutes after I arrived. But the best part was the proximity to the beach, just steps away, I could hear the waves from my room. I will definitely stay here again when I'm in Pismo Beach.

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Location was more that I could ever ask for!! room was tiny but we weren't in it much, staff was excellent, friendly and made us feel welcome. It is very cold in the room and heater didn't work but desk will give you an extra blanket. if you don't mind the way it looks, this is the perfect place to... More 

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Tustin, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great location. Rooms are a little old and small, but when you can just walk out the door and be at the beach you remember why you go to Pismo Beach. Shopping and dining are just around the corner from the motel.

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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Dolphin Cove has an unbeatable location, clean rooms, and a great old-school feel. The rates are low and give you a chance to walk out of your room and walk right up to the ocean. The friendly front desk staff makes it even better.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Overall, I find this motel to be over priced, except for it's location. It is on the beach "wall", so if you are on the second floor, you do get a nice ocean view. It also is in the center of town, close to shops and wharf area. They also have a nice downstairs patio where you can bbq and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Although the surf and beautiful Pismo Beach sand is within view-with the pier boardwalk at the entry of the hotel...skip this place unless you love the feeling of paying the price of an ultra cool Las Vegas type suite, but getting a FRACTION of the style of a Motel 6. The positive- the bedding was fine an it was quiet... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had great stay here, the hotel is located by the pier and it has a unique location. You are staying at the beach... James Dean spent long time at the property, and made music with his buddies. So the place also has a historcial legacy... Helpful, friendly staff, quiet location, feels like 60's :)

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have spent 2 nights here on the way from san francisco to LA... Great spot! Really on the beach, simple clean and with a great view from the room The owners are absolutely delicious always prompt to give us good advices We'll definetely go back soon

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Visalia, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Well once again we got over tp Pismo. :-) . One hundred degrees in the Valley. We took one of our kids and our friends Chris and Jose. The Hotel had new paint , our room, new carpet, looking good. Torri and Bret are really working hard to make good things better. They were redoing the fence. If you have... More 

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Address: 170 Main St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Cove Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach

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