This was a last minute getaway choice for the weekend of October 5-6, 2013. The price was very reasonable. This hotel is not a new luxury hotel, but fills the bill and serves its purpose. If you want to spend all day in your room, then this is not the place for you...the beach and ocean are at your doorstep. Our room was clean and the bed was comfortable. As other reviewers have noted, the parking lot is in tight quarters, but anyone who can drive worth a darn will not have any real problem.
We think the rooms are intended to be smoke-free, but the hotel certainly has ashtray buckets outside the rooms, and so you will see cigarette butts here and there, but we think the staff keeps the area clean.
If I had any complaints, it would be that at night the parking lot and outside lighting shines into the room through the blinds, making the room brighter than I would have liked during the night. but we didn't have any trouble falling asleep, and we slept well. The air conditioner was a bit quirky, but we did not suffer and the room was adequately cool and comfortable. There is a mini-refrigerator in the room. the shower stall is a bit tight, but has great water pressure and plenty of hot water.
The Dolphin hotel does not pretend to be a Hilton or exclusive Bed & Breakfast,..it is one of the oldest single floor family hotels still on the beach. We found the accommodations to be adequate for the price.
The Dolphin hotel is literally right on the ocean front: Just a short walk and you will be dipping your toes in the ocean. The beach re-nourishment work in front of the hotel makes it very nice. Jennette's pier, and other attractions are very close by. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful.
Lots of fishermen and families were staying here, so you'll see boats and truck in the parking lot. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a clean reasonably priced place to stay.
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- Also Known As:
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- Dolphin Oceanfront Nags Head