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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2727 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
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Ranked #1 of 28 hotels in Pismo Beach
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic rooms!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fabulous hotel. Staff and service - excellent, great pool and amazing view. We had a two bedroom suite and it was unbelievably good. So much space and everything you could possibly need. Children loved it too and so many nice touches for them - welcome gift, games cupboard, popcorn, hot chocolate and films. This hotel is on our list to visit again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed all over the world and never had better customer service. The staff treats you like you are their only guest to attend to, always have smiles, and gladly answer any question you have. The room is amazing, very clean, spacious, and nice size patio to relax on. There are great little bonuses, like the popcorn, hot chocolate, and movie library that are free to guests. In the morning, we utilized their free bike rentals and rode only a mile away down to Seaside Cafe for an amazing breakfast. We couldn't get a late check out, but they held our bags for us and let us use the pool until it was time to catch our flight. Highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

By far this hotel has been the best amongst our family road trip around California. Our rooms overlooked the ocean, luxurious yet homely - great facilities, delightful team there who were incredibly helpful - everything just perfect and look forward to returning there one day!

Stayed July 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic property with good reception staff ,good pool,and great views.
The real star of the Hotel must be the ocean front suites because:-
1.so very spacious with large kitchen area that includes microwave,dishwasher,washing machine(yes washing machine),ice &drinks machine,stove ,2 different kettles,coffee machine,complete ---5star.
2.massive rooms for clothes to hang,iron and store--5star
3.brilliant bathrooms----5 star.
4.great bedroom with brilliant bed and linens---5 star.

Room Tip: Ocean front sea view rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just returned from another stay. We were there two years ago, and were able to stay a little longer this time. The staff were just as friendly and professional as last time and the facility was well cared-for and spotless.

The view is great - again, ask for a top floor room if possible. The other benefit of a top floor room is the inclusion of these great skylights in the bathroom and hall.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms have a much better view and great skylights.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed staying here a few months ago. Great view from our room to the ocean. Pool is also next to the ocean as well. Very nice. Front desk staff was extra friendly and accomodating. We also forgot our jackets in our room and the front desk staff went and got them for us and kept them until we returned that evening.

Room Tip: Best to get a room that is straight facing the ocean. They have corner rooms too and you get less o...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly we only stayed here the one night on our West Coast road trip but it was a lovely stay. Probably one of the best equipped suites we have ever stayed in and despite a little hiccup on check in, we really enjoyed our short stay here.

We had 3 suites all pool facing and all excellent. Finding our own washing machine & dryer tucked away in the suite was a brilliant bonus for a big family on a long trip. Lovely pool area & jacuzzi and great cocktails and only a short walk to the beach. We didn't eat here as there was a local food market which was recommended to us at Avila Beach but the restaurant looked nice and was very busy. The only negative point was the charge of $20 per room per night which we were made aware of on check in. This was apparently to cover the pool towels, DVD hire, pool games, internet etc. We were a little miffed at this as the hotel is top end price wise so it would have been far better to have just included it in the overall price when we booked rather than adding it as a sting on check in. As it happened, the charge was taken care of by the very nice desk lady.

Many thanks. We would return here and will advice our UK agent to recommend.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Address: 2727 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#10 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set along the bluffs above one of the most beautiful coastlines in America, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa offers exclusive 1 and 2-bedroom suites designed for elegance and comfort. Each suite provides a spacious living and dining room, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a balcony (or patio), along with all of the finest amenities. Lido Restaurant and Bar features tempting California Coastal cuisine with an emphasis on locally produced food and wines. Treat yourself to a luxurious treatment at the resorts' spa, La Bonne Vie. From the sweeping ocean views to the impeccable service, you will savor every moment at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. ... more   less 
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Dolphin Bay Hotel Pismo Beach
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