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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had booked this motel after looking at the alternatives. It certainly was not expensive but even allowing for that, is pretty rundown. We arrived at 6pm to find that our booked and paid for 2 bedroom unit with a view had been given to someone else. No apology, no refund and a complaint that the proprietor was unhappy at...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff at the front desk was so friendly. They even gave me a call to see if I was still checking in and they knew who I was when I checked in. The location was prefect, right next to the pier, shops and restaurants, walking distance to everything. In the morning, I opened the curtain to an amazing view. Room...

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1Thank David P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just old time charm. Location was awesome , you can get anything and anywhere within walking distance . Housekeeping were so sweet and friendly . Especially Lupe. Office staff were friendly and accommodating . We ended up staying an extra week. There is a seagull that seems to be part of the staff. We called him George.

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Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel seemed cute and the location was great. Unfortunately as soon as we got into the bed we discovered bed bugs. The owners refunded our money, but seemed as if they had had the problem before. We didn't stay the night.

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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here over the weekend and it was great! The motel is right on the pier so it has a great view of the beach. We stayed on the 2nd floor, which had a better view than the 1st floor. Rooms were very clean and the staff was friendly. I would highly recommend staying here. Perfect...

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Long Barn, California
Reviewed October 19, 2016

The motel is old, but the room was very clean and that is all I needed on this trip. It was very nice to be able to hear the waves that I could hear from the room. Great location within steps of the beach. The hot water from the shower ran out after 4 minutes and that was my only...

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Rock Springs, WY
Reviewed September 8, 2016

I booked an extended 8 night stay at this motel. Upon arrival, I found the new manager and the gentleman assisting her to be very pleasant, helpful and accommodating. Once set up in the room, My dog and I hit the beach. I used to live in the area for 4 years and this was my first time back in...

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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Well, located right in front of the beach. Arrived at 10pm, the owner who leaves there came down do deal with us, she was friendly and helpful. Room were clean, but in the back of the building are the trashes, which is where the bathroom window is. -1 we had a hard time finding power plug (except the one on...

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Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is so far the best motel we had on our roadtrip! The location is just outstanding, you can see and hear the ocean from your bedroom! The rooms are very nice and comfortable, and the motel has a beautiful maritime Style! A nice indian family runs this place, and they try everything to make your stay even better! Especially...

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Reviewed August 14, 2016

This hotel has great views being right beside the beach, the room was clean but smelt very musty. However I would never stay again or recommend anyone else stay. It badly needs redecorating and new linens. Room very small, no aircon, no opening window to front. There was a fridge and a microwave both plonked on top of the only...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Dolphin Cove Motel

Address: 170 Main St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2629
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: $84 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Cove Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Cove Hotel Pismo Beach
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I would go with a second floor room to enjoy the ocean view. It has a better vantage point.”
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 of 5 bubbles davidpF4184IT, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“A better view of the ocean from the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles CaSwede1, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“If you like a little more room, upgrade to a king size bed room and it's just right. The queen is a little tight.”
 of 5 bubbles travelbug43_8, Sep 8, 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room upstairs, the view will blow your mind!”
 of 5 bubbles juj951, Aug 17, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 1 at all costs. Also avoid rooms 20, 21 & 2.”
 of 5 bubbles balim00n, Jul 1, 2016 | Read review
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