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2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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#4 of 31 hotels in Pismo Beach
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
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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
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Sofa
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Modern
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Kelly C wrote a review Oct 2022
Dana Point, California461 contributions161 helpful votes
I'm not a Pismo fan but if you gotta be here this place is nice .more like condos than hotel rooms and a little pricey , Its not actually in pismo but that probably a plus . Room service was good and they did supply everything you need .i did feel safe and there was security , lots of people walking around so yea give it a try
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Pismo is kinda crappy
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Responded Oct 15, 2022
Dear Kelly C., Thank you for taking the time to post this 4 star review on Trip Advisor. I am thrilled to hear that we were able to win you over, especially because you are not a Pismo Beach fan! We take so much pride in our property and our guests experiences, so it is wonderful to know what a great trip you had. Thank you again for sharing with us, and I sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest regards The Dolphin Bay Team
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staceyspacy2000 wrote a review Jun 2022
Arroyo Grande, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
This hotel is a must for a romantic and family trip. The spacious apartment style accommodations have plenty of room and amenities for families, but also room for mom and dad to enjoy the ocean view on the balcony after the kids go to bed! The hot stone massage at The Spa is also a must! We will be returning soon!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 2, 2022
Dear Staceyspacy2000, Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor regarding your stay at Dolphin Bay. We are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent stay and enjoyed all that our property has to offer. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and it is such a pleasure to hear we did so with you. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the near future. Warmest Regards The Dolphin Bay Team
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Lindsey wrote a review Aug 2022
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We stayed here with our two little boys and also brought my parents. It was a wonderful stay with plenty of space in our suite for everyone. The boys loved the pool - it’s very warm! My mom and I enjoyed massages at the spa and it felt luxurious. We cooked most meals in the kitchen in our suite, used the BBQ, borrowed bikes & beach chairs from the front desk. It’s a pricey stay but I compared up and down California and it really was the nicest beach resort for the value (compared to booking two hotel rooms). We frequently travel to the Central coast and while we try to avoid Pismo because it’s usually so busy - Dolphin Bay is in Shell Beach which is it’s own slower pocket of the coast. We chose Avila Beach and the small walkable beach for our days. We will definitely make this a regular trip!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 11, 2022
Dear Hlindsey2022, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor. From the spa, the pool, to the BBQ's... you definitely made the most of your stay, which is the exact experience we aim for all of our guests! I am thrilled to hear your entire family had such a wonderful time. Thank you again for your kind words. I sincerely hope we get to welcome you all back again in the near future! Warmest regards, The Dolphin Bay Team
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Ted&Rose wrote a review Jul 2022
Canberra, Australia199 contributions242 helpful votes
Wish we had stayed here longer than 1 night! It was a lovely hotel in a great location with helpful staff and fantastic views! Restaurant was pretty good, too. Suite had absolutely everything you need, plus lots of little extras like milk and washing pods. What more could you ask for? Ideal get a way. And a very competitive price!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Definitely get a suite with a view!
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Response from Erica Coppola, General Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Responded Aug 2, 2022
Dear theLostGeneration, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this great review on TripAdvisor. I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed everything! I cannot wait to tell the team what a wonderful experience you had. We all sincerely look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest regards, The Dolphin Bay Team
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759juliettesc wrote a review Jun 2022
Delray Beach, Florida142 contributions8 helpful votes
We just finished our stay at dolphin bay. Resort is beautiful ! We had a 2 Oceanside suite that was gorgeous ! It was huge and more like a condo than a hotel. Was fantastic to have a full kitchen to cook breakfast in . The manager Julissa was a huge help In helping us secure our reservation. This hotel is not in town but on a beautiful bluff
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 2, 2022
Dear 759juliettesc, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear how much you and your family enjoyed our well-appointed suites. We are always happy to hear when we help create a lasting memory for our valued guests. We cannot wait to welcome you all back to Dolphin Bay for another amazing stay! Warmest regards, The Dolphin Bay Team
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66sam2015 wrote a review May 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom22 contributions2 helpful votes
Wow! We were booked into the resort via our English travel agent, as part of our US road trip. From the moment we stepped out of the car, we were greeted with smiles - and given a warm welcome. Our room, or should I say Suite was amazing. I’m just sorry that our stay was just overnight! We have a really tasty meal in the restaurant - the scallops and soup to start with, followed by fish and filet mignon for main, then an appetising crème brûlée for dessert. We were recommended a local Pinot noir by Ben who was such a knowledgable barman, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. All in all, I would have stayed longer in this wonderful friendly place!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 27, 2022
Dear 66sam2015, 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 well taken care of! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed our restaurant, Lido. I will pass along your kind words to Ben. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay next time! Warmest regards, The Dolphin Bay Team
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Alwaysmiling43062 wrote a review May 2022
Columbus, Ohio215 contributions55 helpful votes
I have not stayed at this resort but my mom is currently there. This review is based on the customer service I received. My mom was coming to stay at Dolphin Bay through a veteran-run program and happened to be there over her birthday. I wanted to do something special for her so I called the hotel and asked how I could make sure to get flowers to her since the reservation was under the program and not her. They helped me with that and even recommended local florists. I had also inquired online and received an email from the General Manager. I told her Patrick had helped me with the flowers but I would love to also send her a cake so Erica gave me some local bakeries that could help. When I asked if they delivered she said no but that if I placed the order she would be more than happy to get them picked up for me. Both the flowers and bakery items (cookies, cupcakes, breakfast items) were in her room upon arrival. My mom was SO shocked and happy and I was over the moon impressed with the customer service I received. Thank you to Patrick, Emily and Lisa for helping me make my mom's birthday great even when I wasn't able to be there with her. It means A LOT!! :)
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Erica Coppola, General Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Responded May 17, 2022
Dear Alwaysmiling43062, Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review on Trip Advisor. We take pride in our customer service, so it is extremely rewarding to hear your kind words. We are thrilled your Mom is having a memorable birthday celebration at Dolphin Bay, and that we have been a part of that lasting memory. Thank you, again for your kind words regarding our team. We strive to exceed our guest’s expectations, so we are delighted we have exceeded yours! Warmest regards, The Dolphin Bay Team
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Kimberly P wrote a review May 2022
10 contributions6 helpful votes
Just got back from four nights at Dolphin Bay. They are always so professional, hospitable and gracious. We stayed in the room 124, it’s a pool view ground floor room. There was no ocean view but, it was so handy to have the pool right there as my grandchildren were in and out constantly. The staff at the restaurant, the Lido are wonderful always helpful and there is a wide selection on the menu. I can not recommend this hotel enough. It makes for a wonderful vacation!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded May 17, 2022
Dear Kimberlyp633, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful stay! We are thrilled that your Lido experience was delicious. Customer service is our top priority so we are delighted you found our staff professional, hospitable and gracious. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Dolphin Bay in the very near future. Warmest regards, The Dolphin Bay Team
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cbflowers wrote a review Apr 2022
Chicago, Illinois9 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice resort. Wonderful tide pools at the beach. Please be aware There are quite a few stairs to get to the beach. Very nice little grocery store walking distance from the resort where you can pick up basic supplies.There is a nice deli in the grocery store where you can get cooked meals to go. Free bike rentals were a nice touch. The anniversary fruit plate waiting for us was a pleasant surprise
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Apr 23, 2022
Dear Cbflowers, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor. We are so proud of all we have to offer within our property as well as with our neighbors. I am thrilled to hear you were able to enjoy everything while you were here! Especially glad you were able to take the bikes out, the weather was beautiful! Thank you so much for choosing Dolphin Bay to spend your anniversary, I sincerely hope it was magical. We look forward to your next visit! Warmest regards, The Dolphin Bay Team
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Ravi kukereja wrote a review Mar 2022
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Can't express my experience had a really really amazing stay at dolphin hotel the entire service was good rooms were very nice and hygienic beginning to our check out we felt like home thank you so much especially the polite bell boy Mr Srikant and front desk staff Ms Sonali
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Mar 27, 2022
Dear Ravi262ywhhjeeij, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this 5-star review on Trip Advisor. We take so much pride in not only our incredible team but the experience we provide to every guest, so I am thrilled to hear what a memorable time you had. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our bell team and front desk staff. Thank you again and we sincerely look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards, The Lido Team at Dolphin Bay
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PRICE RANGE
$501 - $663 (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 (4.0 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 Zorro's Cafe & Cantina.
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).