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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

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Tyler, Texas
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The property is not a traditional hotel. It is more in line with a condo. The one bedroom includes a living area and kitchen. The rooms were clean and the well equipped. With that being said, I did not consider this to be a resort. There was a pool and a restaurant but not resort amenities. We had breakfast at... More 

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

Dear mjm11, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on TripAdvisor. Although I am pleased to hear you appreciated the beautiful, clean and well-appointed suites, I am disappointed to hear you did not feel the property was in line with the price point. Per the email to you from my Guest Services Manager, Lisa, we would like... More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of staying here for one night (wish it could have been more!) recently as part of our tour of California. Our room was superb. Exceptionally clean and spacious. We had a open plan sitting room with pull out huge double bed for our son. We had a fully equipped kitchen together with a washer/dryer. Our room... More 

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manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot recommend the Dolphin Bay enough - all the staff (from reception, to bell boys etc), were so friendly and helpful! Our room (2 bed exec suite), was huuuuge with amazing views over the ocean. The room was immaculately clean and the kitchen is so well stocked! Would love to see a more casual dining option there - the Lido... More 

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

Greetings Emeraldrach, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and all the amenities and stunning views our resort has to offer. Customer service is our top priority so, we are thrilled to hear that everyone you encountered was warm and friendly. We will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just had our wedding at Dolphin Bay and couldn't ask for a more perfect setting! Our coordinator Denai, did an outstanding job organizing and finalizing our special day. The dinner was 5 star, along with our special made cupcakes for dessert! I definitely recommend Dolphin Bay to anyone just staying for the weekend or planning a wedding! Outstanding service,... More 

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

Dear Julie M, Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a great review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Dolphin Bay. Customer service is a top priority for us so we are happy to hear you received outstanding and professional service by our staff for such a special day like your wedding. We sincerely... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Dolphin Beach for 1 night and it was awesome. We were traveling down PCH and the stop over at Dolphin Bay was ideal. We had a large 2 bedroom suite with washer and dryer. The stay here was night 6 of an 11 night trip. We were able to relax by the great pool, do some much... More 

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

Greetings Bcnyyan, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed the family atmosphere and stunning views our resort offers. We are pleased that you enjoyed a nice meal in our restaurant, Lido. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Los Osos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Girlfriends and I have to let you in on a secret! This summer the Spa at the Dolphin Bay Resort is offering Yoga on Sunday mornings. 7:30-8:30 through September 4th. This happens on their beautiful lush grounds, outside under the blue sky with the Pacific Ocean as the back ground music. What a treat! Stephen is the yoga instructor,... More 

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

Dear Walklikeamom, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your kind comments on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tranquil setting of our Sunday morning yoga. It's a great way to start your day under the blue sky with the pacific ocean right in front of you. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Dinuba, California
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have now been to Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 3 times and it feels like home. The only reason it made it easier to leave this time was because I knew my husband and I were coming back in August for 4 nights. The staff is trained to perfection. From when you arrive to an employee greeting you and... More 

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

Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, Oct 10, 2015 Dear ElaineFlora, Thank you for your recent review in TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you loved your stay and did not want to leave Dolphin Bay. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and we are happy to hear we... More 

waco, texas
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having stops in San Fran, Monterrey and a long day of Big Sur, Dolphin Bay Resort was a very much welcome stay for us to relax, rest and get rested. What an awesome resort this is. The property is immaculately kept, staff is beyond helpful and professional and they did everything to make our stay great as part of... More 

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

Greetings Texastourist, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your beautiful suite along with all of the amenities we have to offer. It's always wonderful to hear when one of our guests has created a lasting memory during a special occasion... More 

Seattle
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128 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located right on the cliff overlooking the bay, this is a "must" if your budget will allow. Staff is helpful and courteous, and when we needed assistance with the washer, they were right there. Fully equipped kitchen. Lovely dining area, fireplace, two bedrooms and two baths, laundry room - It's a condo you can enjoy for an evening or a... More 

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

Greetings Ginger W, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post such a nice review about your recent visit to 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 all staff members you encountered were helpful and courteous.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the reviews were too good to be true, but two nights in our 4 night stay we are thrilled. Stunning room, use the kitchen every morning, tons of room, just perfect as i write this poolside...

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

Greetings Mark R, Thank you for posting such a delightful review on TripAdvisor in regards to your current stay at Dolphin Bay. We are thrilled to hear you are having a wonderful stay. We are happy you are enjoying the spaciousness of your suite, all the amenities and relaxing poolside. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • 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, Gluten Free
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
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $405 - $870 (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 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
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