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2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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Set along the bluffs above one of the most beautiful coastlines in America, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa offers exclusive 1 and 2-bedroom suites designed for elegance and comfort. Each suite provides a spacious living and dining room, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a balcony (or patio), along with all of the finest amenities. Lido Restaurant and Bar features tempting California Coastal cuisine with an emphasis on locally produced food and wines. Treat yourself to a luxurious treatment at The Spa at Dolphin Bay. From the sweeping ocean views to the impeccable service, you will escape the ordinary Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Fireplace
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Private balcony
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Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Family rooms
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FamilyBu wrote a review Oct 3
malibu55 contributions28 helpful votes
We stayed here in a two bedroom unit. It was beautifully appointed, with a nice view. The entire property was spotless. Full kitchen, laundry, baths - all top rate. The pool was pretty, the onsite restaurant (we did takeout) served good food, and staff was gracious and helpful across the board. Parking was also convenient. Overall we were very happy with our long weekend here and would stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: If you are sensitive to noise, avoid rooms facing the pool
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear JoesW6430SQ, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful getaway! We pride ourselves on not only having incredible ocean views, but also offering every guest 5 star customer service. Thank you again for your amazing rating, and for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to your next getaway at Dolphin Bay! Warmest regards, The Dolphin Bay Team
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applejax10 wrote a review Sep 2021
Wenatchee, Washington17 contributions2 helpful votes
We also got the partial ocean view ($$$$) which was fairly nice in order to see the ocean but unfortunately we were right above the bar and dining patio. It was very noisy starting with staff set up and cleaning to the last revelers in the bar. It was awkward sitting on the patio so we did not get much use if it. The suite was very spacious and the bed was comfortable. LOL luckily the had a ocean white noise machine!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Try to get a room away from the bar.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear applejax10, Thank you for talking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled you enjoyed our pool and hot tub! I apologize for the noise you encountered from our staff setting up the Lido patio. Your next visit we will definitely have to put you in one of our ocean front suite. We look forward dot welcoming you back in the very near future. Warm Regards, The Team at Dolphin Bay
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Travel Life💕 wrote a review Aug 2021
Turlock, California964 contributions227 helpful votes
The resort over looks the ocean. We didn’t stay here, we were in Avila Beach but this is a short drive to this spa in Pismo and I really enjoyed the hot stone massage. They don’t have a lot of amenities like most spas, but the facility is nice and quiet and really comfortable
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Erica Coppola, General Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Responded Aug 16, 2021
Hello 91brandil, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor, We are thrilled you were able to relax and enjoy our beautiful spa. The hot stone massage is one of my personal favorites. I hope that the next time you are in the area you can stay at the resort and experience the beautiful views and our restaurant, Lido. Thank you, again for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Warmest Regards, The Team at Dolphin Bay
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K’s Sissa wrote a review Aug 2021
Central valley, CA7 contributions2 helpful votes
Dolphin Bay was by far the biggest central coast splurge we’ve ever enjoyed. I was looking for great beach access, a gorgeous view, a family friendly pool, and a suite large and comfortable enough to accommodate my adult daughter and her family, and my husband and me. We ended up choosing a 1600 ft suite with an oceanfront view. We had a fully equipped kitchen, a kitchen nook, dining area, laundry, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large living area and a great balcony accessible from the living room and the master suite which we called home for 6 nights. The staff and valet crew, along with the poolside wait staff couldn’t have been more welcoming and efficient. We took advantage of the heated pool, poolside drinks and tasty food from the Lido, as well as the BBQ area for one of our in room dinners. As my 7 yr old granddaughter said one day out by the pool, “We are livin’ the life of luxury now!” Because no experience is perfect, we did encounter a few random operational glitches with our suite throughout our stay, but Erica the GM listened attentively and took note of each issue with the assurance the items would be handled. For this reason, I give a rating of 4.75/5 stars. Many thanks to Dolphin Bay for an incredibly memorable beach week! We’ll be back!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Erica Krueger, General Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Responded Aug 6, 2021
Dear Tunnlvu, Thank you for taking the time to post this great review on Trip Advisor. We take so much pride in not only our stunning ocean views, but also giving every guest 5-star service. With all the changes in restrictions and polices we have to abide by, I am thrilled to hear that we were still able to provide you such a wonderful experience. Thank you again for your kind words, and we sincerely look forward to your next stay. Warmest regards, The Dolphin Bay Team
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Zoi wrote a review Jul 2021
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Family hotel. Clean rooms and clean towels every day. Very careful with cleanliness all over hotel and pool as well. Not afraid with Covid measures and restrictions. Great location with sea and pool. Clean pool. Waterside great for kids, so much fun!! Friendly and helpful when needed staff. Lifeguard and baby sitting for kids an advance. Highly recommended and definitely will visit in the future with pleasure!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Erica Krueger, General Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Responded Jul 26, 2021
Dear KrpzNekt, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us! We take so much pride in not only our beautiful ocean view, but also offering every guest 5-star customer service, and ensuring everyone feels safe and happy on property. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you and your family back again in the near future. Warmest regards, The Dolphin Bay Team
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PRICE RANGE
$414 - $708 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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dolphin bay hotel pismo beach, dolphin bay resort and spa
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyPismo Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail (2.7 miles), Avila Valley Barn (1.6 miles), and Monarch Butterfly Grove (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old West Cinnamon Rolls, The Oyster Loft, and Penny's All American Cafe'.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Point San Luis Lighthouse (4.0 miles) and Price Anniversary House - Price Historical Park (3.6 miles).