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    Dolphin Motel

    2912 Garrison St, San Diego, CA 92106-2770
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    1 - 5 of 987 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This was our last place to stay during a recent trip to California. This little gem was quite convenient to the airport, harbor, and restaurants. We stayed two nights and enjoyed our stay. Rooms are small but very clean, comfortable, and cozy. The office folks...More

    Thank Janet W
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The added value is the kind, helpful and easy going staff. It is 5 mins driving from the airport. Good place where to stay. Good fish restaurants and good tavern at walking distance. Hope to be here back again.

    Thank sonnecchia
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    If it hadn't been for the (overly) enthusiastic reviews of this motel here on TripAdvisor, I would never have found this place, much less booked it. To be honest, I'm surprised other travelers are so positive. Don't be fooled: this is a very basic, no-frills...More

    1  Thank Larshie_B
    Response from DolphinMotel, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello again Lars, It was a pleasure meeting you. I remember interacting with you for the 4 days that you stayed with us. I also asked about which places you went for sightseeing and if you enjoyed those places? All came back as positive if...More

    Reviewed August 12, 2017

    This last July was the fifth time we've stayed at the Dolphin Hotel in San Diego. I love this little gem of a hotel! Small, quiet and very convenient to the convention and the harbor. Great neighborhood with plenty of restaurants available. The hotel is...More

    1  Thank BJMcQueen
    Response from DolphinMotel, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you Betty for sharing your stay during Comic Convention week at our motel. It is good to see old friends again year after year. Yes, the sand in California is very soft. I think the City bought tons of sand from further down south...More

    Reviewed August 8, 2017

    I had heard about this place for years from my brother-in-law and finally was able to enjoy it for myself. It is one of my favorite places to stay. The staff is so great. Hats off to housekeeping, the room is clean and comfortable, a...More

    Thank Reeth E
    Response from DolphinMotel, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded August 12, 2017

    Thank you Reeth for sharing your recent stay at the Dolphin Motel. We do get alot of our good guests from word of mouth & relatives whom have stayed here before. We hope all future guests can decide if we have the right accommodations for...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Price range
    • $89 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #4 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
    • #6 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
    • #7 Family Hotel in San Diego
    • #10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
    • #44 Business Hotel in San Diego
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 35
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    Room Tips
    "Choose the second floor on the harbor side for a better view."
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    "Great views on the top tier. Corner rooms are quiet and cool."
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    "You can request a harbor view when booking"
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    "We moved on our 2nd night. This room on the second floor at the far right has two queen beds and its own..."
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