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Santa Maria, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've stayed at the Dolphin Bay twice now. The first time was a company sponsored event (i.e. I didn't pay for it) and the second was a '48 hour sale' (large discount). I love that each room is basically a small condo (with a kitchen nicer than the one in my own home). The best part is the openness of...

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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This resort is just beautiful... friendly staff, great place for sunset weddings or just to hang out to watch the sun go down. Rooms are amazing. Your own home away from home.... pet friendly too. They supply beds bowls treats couch blanket. Great place to stay

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in an executive suite 2 bedroom and it was absolutley awesome. The service is over the top. Ocean view room was pure luxury , whole family had great stay. We cooked our thanksgiving dinner in the full kitchen which has sub zero refrigerator and Wolf professional stove, as well as ultra quiet dishwasher. 1600 sq ft makes it...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Donald H, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased you enjoyed your beautiful suite along with all of the amenities we have to offer. How exciting that you were able to create a lasting memorable Thanksgiving with your family at Dolphin Bay. We look forward to welcoming you...

Woodbury, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This resort is halfway between Avila Beach and Pismo Beach. We stayed in a 2 bdrm condo facing the pool and ocean. We brought food and cooked Thanksgiving dinner and every other meal ourselves. The restaurant looked very nice also and the staff were all great. We met people who had been coming to this area to meet up with...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Fly2staygrounded, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are thrilled you were able to use your beautiful and well equipped gourmet kitchen during your stay. We are also happy to hear that you found the staff to be accommodating....

Robinson, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the one bedroom oceanfront suites-room 332. The room was on the end. We were looking out on the ocean but we also had a view of the parking lot. The room was very quite & we were right over the spa. Every time we entered our room we could smell the aromas of the spa-which...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Susan C, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post such a nice review about your recent anniversary stay at Dolphin Bay. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and it is so rewarding to hear we did so with your stay. We are thrilled to hear that you were able to enjoy the beautiful sunsets...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed November 1, 2016

The place is right on cliff looking over the ocean.. great pool and lounging area.. the restaurant on the the grounds is great. The rooms are basically condos with fridge, stove and dinning area. If you want to step it up, this is your place.

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings 1BLAZEONE, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you found your accommodations to be comfortable, spacious, and well appointed. We are also happy to hear that you were able to experience our restaurant, Lido We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional stay...

Mercer Island, Washington
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Made to feel at home immediately. Helpful staff. Selection of wines, whether by the glass or bottle, fittingly diverse with local flare. Brussels sprouts to die for. Fish fresh and local. Elegant outdoor seating available. Nice location for weddings and family celebrations

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings JD98040, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you found our staff friendly and professional. We are also thrilled you were able to enjoy Lido at The Dolphin Bay. We strive to exceed all of our guests' expectation and we are thrilled to hear we did...

Burton-on-Trent
Reviewed October 22, 2016

We stayed here for one night on our way down the Pacific Highway to Santa Monica. The room we had was enormous - kitchen, living room and bedroom (as well as walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom). The kitchen was so very well equipped, we could have stayed for many days and catered for ourselves. As it was, we were unable...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear GerMar60, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on TripAdvisor. Although I am happy to hear you appreciated your beautiful and well-appointed suite, I am disappointed to hear about the mix up during your arrival. This is never the experience we want any of our guests to receive at any time during their stay...

Colorado
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Very nice resort! The room is really a condo with washer/dryer, full fridge, full kitchen with dishwasher, and blender. Nice option for a family or anyone who enjoys making some meals while vacationing rather than eating every meal out. They do have some pet friendly rooms for an additional fee. We had friends over for wine and appetizers bought at...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Cdet, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We strive to exceed all of our guests expectations, and it is truly rewarding to hear comments such as yours. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our gorgeous grounds and stunning views. We certainly look forward...

Tyrone, Georgia
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Suite was large. Full size kitchen, washer/dryer, dining area, partial ocean view and view of pool. Staff very friendly. Problem with TV not working. Fixed issue while out to dinner. Would stay again.

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Dear Tyronetrp, Thank you for your recent review in TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your suite and all the amenities it had to offer. We are happy to hear our staff was friendly and accommodating. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and we are thrilled to hear we did so with you. We...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Lido at Dolphin Bay
Lido at Dolphin Bay
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 resorts' spa, La Bonne Vie. From the sweeping ocean views to the impeccable service, you will savor every moment at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: $386 - $688 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa
Dolphin Bay Hotel Pismo Beach
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms without an ocean view aren't as nice BUT the view is still enjoyable (see my Room 221 view photos)”
  • The carpet was stained but it did feel clean
  • HAlf of the view from Room 221 balcony (towards the left)
  • Half of the view from Room 221 balcony (towards the right)
 of 5 bubbles FrogGirl83, yesterday | Read review
“End room on higher floors have better ocean views”
  • livingroom & balcony
  • balcony
  • sunset from balcony
  • walk in closet
  • washer/dryer combo
  • view from room 332
  • 2nd closet
  • view from bedroom
 of 5 bubbles Y4713KMsusanc, 1 week ago | Read review
“We stayed on main floor room facing the parking lot. It was surprisingly quiet”
 of 5 bubbles justinhoagster, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view is extra but worth it”
  • View from Balcony
  • Just after the sun set
 of 5 bubbles Naigle, Aug 21, 2016 | Read review
“Ask how far your room is from the elevator. Check the weather forecast since there is no air conditioning. Heat waves are rare, though.”
 of 5 bubbles wctraveler34, Aug 3, 2016 | Read review
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