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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me & my wife loveThis little motel. its perfect if ur bringing the kids & the suite is a must the full kitchen is a + its almost like a beach house, the beach Is ur backyard This was the fourth Time we've been to the dolphin cove.but the first time with the new owner he's very cool..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good value for money on Pismo Beach. You will not find a better location. Especially taking into account the scarcity of hotels directly at beach in Pismo. It's directly at the pier. Staff is helpful and facilities are very good for a motel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel had all we needed. Bed, shower, mini fridge and coffee in the office. Yes there is a television and clean towels! Room was clean but if you want a lot of amenities then please pay twice as much and rent a different room. The best part of this is location! Right on boardwalk and very close to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the Dolphin hotel based on location, and we are not dissapointed, great location next to the pier, clean rooms. No ac, but you are near the beach so it is no big deal. Hot showers work great. I would stay here again. Also was impressed with the management for kicking some locals that were Bmx riding out of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My niece made the reservations so I had no idea of what to expect. I must admit when I first arrived I was very disappointed. .This is an old , slightly run down motel, IMO. As far as amenities, there aren't any except an ice machine. If there were items for a continental breakfast, I never saw them. There was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first stay at the dolphin cove and my family enjoyed it so much..the location was perfect for the kids to have to beach so close ...management was friendly..rooms were clean ..we will definitely be back next year

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beds could not have been less comfortable and the roof of our car was dented during the day while we were at the beach and the car was parked directly in front of the huge, wide open office windows. Apparently nobody knows how this happened. The location was perfect since our only plan was to spend time at the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location was great, the staff was okay. Office closes at about 7 and I didn't arrive until 8pm so I called ahead. The manager stuck my paperwork and keys in an envelope and taped to the door of the office for anyone to grab. I also left with 4 bug bites that I still haven't been able to figure out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

The Dolphin Cove Motel is perfect for the family/couple who wants to enjoy the Beach and ambience of Pismo. We only had a quick two day/nite getaway from the hot Desert, but our stay was wonderful! We swam with Seals & Sea Otters, and even saw a family of Dolphins and the tail of a Whale off in the distance.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Dolphin Cove is interesting to say the least. My first thought was that this place is a candidate for Hotel Impossible. The rooms are spartan at best. The room had a bed, a tv, and a tiny bathroom. The furnishings were old and nasty. There was a funky smell in the place. Nothing on the walls. But then you... 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): $$
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