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Dolphin Cove Motel

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170 Main St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

CONS: No AC, no microwave, no Fridge, no doorknob to the bathroom, flat/hard pillows, no room service, no housekeeping service during stay, window does not open. Staff states they were remodeling during visit... Pros:Every room had a beach view amazing views, very friendly staff, mangers live on site, good/free parking. Clean rooms. Walking distance to Pismo pier, and LOTs of... More 

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It's a motel no doubt; small, simple room, but clean and cared for. Bed was comfortable. No air conditioning. Could use a more substantial lock on door. Nice staff. The location cannot be beat. People flock to this beachfront for sunset views and family photos all of which is literally right outside your door. Almost afraid to comment; would like... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

excellent, clean rooms. Great views of ocean from any room. We tried a first floor room this time and loved it too. Remodeled with comfy beds, new counter, appliances. Staff is friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. Easy walk to pier and eateries. I think it's worth the above average room price for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

“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 July 22, 2015

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 July 18, 2015

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 July 15, 2015

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 July 10, 2015

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 June 23, 2015

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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