My wife and I were looking to spend several days in San Diego after a Holland America cruise. When I booked the hotel I was concerned that it would not meet our high expectations after being pampered on the cruise for 12 days. Wrong!
We totally enjoyed our stay at the Dolphin. The hotel is family operated and owned, employees are treated as members of the family and all are extremely helpful, supplying coffee and pastries for breakfast and no end of helpful travel information.
The hotel has a fantastic quiet location overlooking the marina and a short walk to many good restaurants. Good neighbourhood with Security is 24/7 which is a big PLUS!
For those without a car, a bus route is steps away. Taxi service to the cruise terminal is about 15 minutes, cost $11 with tip. Minutes to airport and many attractions.
Coming from the cruise to the hotel we wanted an early check-in, not a problem, this allowed us to spend more time being a tourist.
This hotel is listed as # 22 out of 249 hotels but deserves a higher rating when all the benefits are considered. We must congratulate Horace and Steve on a well run hotel.
Bob and Verna
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Highly Rated - Very Reasonably Priced - American Owned and Operated Economy Motel since 1977. Basic very clean rooms with top rated beds, refrigerators and great showers! Great location - one block from San Diego Harbor and minutes from the Airport - Seaword - Downtown - Zoo - Beaches and more! Friendly - professional staff ready to help with directions - boarding passes, etc. Every morning say hello to the owners Holly and Alan over continental breakfast. - Please see over reviews. Thanks ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Motel San Diego
- Dolphin Hotel San Diego