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San Leandro, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Dolphin Bay Resort is one of the best places we have stayed, and we have stayed at quite a few through out the U.S. From the time we checked in to the day we checked out, the staff was outstanding. The room had everything from a spacious kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, fireplace, and walk-in closet. The view overlooking the...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We already have been 5 times to his hotel/resort the last year. The staff and owners are vey nice with good food and good infrastructure for kids.The hotel can organise tours for you at very reasonable prices. The beach is also very nice and clean. I highly recommend this place for families with young kids or without. We have been...

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

Greetings Lionel B, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor in regards to your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our family friendly resort and accommodations. We are also happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the entire property including our restaurant, Lido. We sincerely appreciate your continued patronage, and look...

Orange County, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed only for 1 night so my review will be brief. Loves: Location is fantastic overlooking the beach, access to the beach, while resort is small service is immaculate and everyone tried to accommodate us well, the 1 bedroom suite was incredibly spacious, we borrowed the free bikes and rode around town, complimentary wine was a nice touch, easy...

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

Greetings Cheaptravelbug, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you found the property to be beautiful and the location was suited to your needs. We are also thrilled that you were able to take advantage of several of the amenities we offer our guests. We are...

Fresno, California
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Our first visit here was horrible! I left an email for the manager and didn't really expect much. She promptly contacted me the next morning, but we had already left the hotel. She offered to comp our breakfast if we were able to return, but we were not. She could not comp our rooms because we booked thru a travel...

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear that you were pleased with both our quality of service and accommodations during this stay. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the special amenities we placed within the suite, and look forward to welcoming you and your friends back...

San Jose, California
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Lovely hotel- had a 2br pool facing unit and loved it- Ocean is beautiful. However getting there is hard with small kids so for that reason not ideal. A walk down stairs is not recommended with small children, wet feet, sand toys... Hotel is clean, spacious and we had a fun time by the fire in the evenings.

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

Dear Anisha A, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cleanliness and spaciousness of your suite. Our apologizes that our beach access was a bit of a challenge for you and your family. We truly look forward to welcoming you and your family back...

New York City, New York
Reviewed December 21, 2016

My wife and I stayed here for a night on our drive up the PCH. The property was amazing. We enjoyed walking our dog along the path! And speaking of dogs, they did a great job of making our pet feel welcome. They gave her a bed, treats, poop bags, etc. We had dinner and drinks at the restaurant, which...

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

Greetings DereksL3797XA, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled that you had a memorable stay and were able to enjoy the property. We are also pleased to hear that you appreciate the amenities we place in our suites for guests traveling with their dogs. We would like to extend...

Santa Maria, California
Reviewed December 7, 2016

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

Greetings FrogGirl83, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay at the resort, and that the staff was friendly and helpful. We strive to exceed all of our guest’s expectations and I’m happy to hear we...

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via 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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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Kkouklis, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you found the property to be so beautiful and the Dolphin Bay team friendly and accommodating. We are also happy to hear that our resort felt like your home away from home. We are thrilled that you...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed December 3, 2016

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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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 December 1, 2016

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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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....

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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
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • 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
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: $379 - $684 (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 Hotel Pismo Beach
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Definitely ask for an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles cheaptravelbug, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Even our "pool view" room had a nice view of the ocean!”
 of 5 bubbles kimberlysB8064JH, Jan 20, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms without an ocean view aren't as nice BUT the view is still enjoyable (see my Room 221 view photos)”
  • Half of the view from Room 221 balcony (towards the right)
  • HAlf of the view from Room 221 balcony (towards the left)
  • The carpet was stained but it did feel clean
 of 5 bubbles FrogGirl83, Dec 7, 2016 | 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, Nov 27, 2016 | 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
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