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Dolphin Cove Motel

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170 Main St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Ranked #16 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

“Awesome location” The motel is old, small, and basic but you cannot beat the location. We loved the views. The only complaint is no air conditioning or ceiling fan even a table fan would have been great. Some of the window wouldn't open. So in the afternoons if you need a nap it wasn't as comfortable as it could be.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here a couple nights for our anniversary:) The staff was awesome!!! they upgraded our room, which was fantastic!! The hotel is right on the beach, it has an area to hang out and bbq or just people watch. The pier walk way is right off the property as is the beach! There is coffee in the lobby, but... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at the Dolphin Cove three times now. It has the best location of just about any beachfront motel you could find. However, you must come in the right frame of mind. It is not in any way fancy or elegant. It is a bit funky. I like that, but many people would find it too funky. While it's... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The motel is old, small, and very basic but you cannot beat the location. We loved the views. No coffee maker in the room and the office isnt open early enough to grab a cup. There are only a few places in the area that are open early so you will have to drive to get breakfast. Everything else is... More 

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Tiburon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just spent the most dreamy three days at Dolphin Cove Motel. There are so many things i liked about this charming, old school motel, I added a day to my stay. This is an old motel and is not a fancy place, so don't expect room service, spas or fitness centers. They don't even have phones in the room--but... More 

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Fresno, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were excited about coming to the coast. Room was very small and floor dirty in the bathroom. When we came back first day after being out and our room was not made up we noticed the door hanger said to put out if you wanted your room serviced. Day two we put it out and came home to again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed ourselves tremendously! We had a great upgraded room with a beautiful walk out to the beach from our room. The staff went well above their duties! We will be back and have already referred our friends!

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Owners are very friendly, rooms clean and had a nice view of the ocean/beach and only steps away. Close to all the shopping and restaurants and pier. Rooms a bit small but I don't go on vacation to sit in a motel room. Beds not super soft but comfortable enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Sea view room. From no.1hwy, we live there !Good location. My friend forgot her passport in hotel. They mailed her. Thanks. Good! But no breakfast, it is not convenient in the small town. .................................

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a pretty good view, steps away from beach. Customer service was awesome. Rooms are super small, but not a big deal if you don't plan on being in the room much. Has seating outside the room. Room #8 and 9 are the BEST rooms there.

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