During the Comic Con weekend, my boyfriend and I stayed here at the Dolphin Motel and it was such an awesome experience. Last year when we attended Comic Con, we only went for one day and ended up staying in an awful motel very far away and it was a terrible experience. This year we scored weekend badges and really wanted to find a clean and safe place to stay. This place was MUCH more than that.
This motel is located in Point Loma right on the marina so right off the bat, there's a ton to do in the area. Great restaurants all around, very nice people, and cool scenery. We were already very pleased before we even checked into the room.
When we arrived at the Dolphin Motel, I stayed behind in the car to unload our bags while my boyfriend went to check in. Minutes later, he walked back to the car with two complimentary bottles of water from the employee who checked us in and a key with the wifi password on it. Already, everyone was super nice. While we were walking to our room, we noticed a sign on the side of the office with shuttle times. The front desk clerk came out and informed us that there was a free shuttle running all weekend that would take us back and forth to the convention center. We were stoked about that because parking in the Gaslamp District is expensive. He explained everything to us and told us where to go. That was very helpful.
Immediately walking into the room, we noticed how clean it was. Everything was white so you could see if there was any dirt or dust lying around (there was none) and it smelled so nice. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was clean and had a good sized shower, and the TV was really nice! Not to mention the awesome air conditioner next to the bed. Anytime the room would start to get stuffy, we would turn the air on for a couple of minutes and it would get nice and cool inside. The room would be cleaned everyday too! Every night that we came back from the event, we would have clean towels, new trash bags, and the bed was made.
Their complimentary breakfast every morning is simple but delicious! They set it up pretty early and it goes on for a while, which is very nice. A couple mornings we were up at 6am and the rest we were up around 9am and it was still up for grabs!
Not once was our sleep interrupted during our stay. This was a HUGE deal to us since our stay at a different motel last year went terribly wrong. We didn't sleep a wink last year because of how loud everyone else was. But everyone at the Dolphin Motel is SO respectful of others and we were so pleased about that!
On the morning that we checked out, we both walked into the front office and talked to the employee at the front desk. We thanked him for everything and he opened up their fridge full of drinks and told us to grab whatever we wanted. They also allowed us to leave our car in their parking lot while we spent our last day at the convention so that we didn't have to pay for parking. That definitely topped off our stay!
Overall, everyone here is SO sweet and it's a great place to stay. Great prices (even during CC weekend) and great location. We will DEFINITELY be staying here again next year!!