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Dolphin Cove Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   170 Main St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
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Ranked #20 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Ventura, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“The rooms were very clean and had a very comfy mattress”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were looking for something simple and right on the beach. This place was PERFECT. Better than a Motel 6. Clean everything and we had a small kitchen in our room. I likes it bcuz people leave random cups there which made it unique. We had a fridge, micro and two tv's. No one bothered us and it was quiet. Exactly what we needed. Go see Tori she is the sweetest lady. We are hotel industry people as well so she treated up super amazing. Great clean, simple and quiet place to stay. Will be back again.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gilroy, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Location is right on the beach - can't get any closer! The Pismo Pier is right in front of the hotel and the main street is on the next block. Just steps away to all the shops and restaurants. My husband and I had a queen/full bed on the 2nd floor (there were other, larger rooms for families that looked fine). Small room but clean. Shower pressure - amazing. Tiny tv and no A/C but didn't care, weren't in the room much. If you're just looking for a place to sleep while you enjoy beach time and shopping in Pismo I would definitely recommend this place for the price. If you're looking for luxury, this is not the place. BTW, staff was very friendly and accomodating. Will definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surprise, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We enjoyed our stay. Perfect location right on the beach...best location on the coast! Rooms are old but have been refreshed. We enjoyed the deck for sitting outside, and when we recommended in-room coffee makers, they told us to just ask and they'd check one out to us. Will do next trip. The location was so close to restaurants and town as well. Our grandson is attending Cal Poly next year, so we will definitely be back!

The Peerys
Surprise, AZ

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Manager said he would refund my deposit when I said I couldn't stay. Lied. Charged for nothing. Couldn't stay because the place looked atrocious. Half naked toothless smoking man hanging in his doorway next to manager office. I'm a corrections officer, so on vacation expect a little more class.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Had a beautiful view of the beach. The staff was very friendly and the rooms had been upgraded. I'm going back for mine and my wife 25 anniversary well worth our stay. Walking distance to the beach to shipping to the pier. Couches were very comfortable bed was memory foam. Free intercontinental breakfast stay was great

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

This has been our 4th stay. And we are set that this will be our go to place every time we are going to stay in pismo. Love, love the convenient location within in walking distance to all our favorite spots.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rio Linda, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Cozy little motel... Perfect location....so close to the beach and shopping ... Walking distance to everything you need. Can't wait to return next year to see all the planned upgrades. The staff is super friendly and know the right places to visit

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dolphin Cove Motel

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

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