Travelling on a budget, we decided to give the Dolphin Motel a chance after seeing the great reviews on Trip Advisor and we are definitely glad we did!
Paying a little extra to have a second floor room with harbour view, being able to sit back and relax on the balcony looking out to the boats was very relaxing.
The rooms were exactly as described - small, but clean and cosy and air conditioned to beat the Summer heat. The motel was sold out for the first two nights of our stay, yet the area remained quiet and peaceful.
The staff were friendly and attentive, offering advice on locations to see and things to do in the area. While there was a free breakfast the selection was limited to chocolate or blueberry muffins, yoghurt or granola bars with orange juice, tea and coffee. However if the food on offer weren't to your taste, a supermarket or fast food options were a quick walk away. I opted to buy some cereal at the nearby Ralph's and use the Dolphin's milk.
Would definitely return to this motel if I'm in San Diego again.