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Dolphin Motel

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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rooms are small”(98 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

I stayed for two nights an was very pleased. The room was a little small and a bit spartan but the location is wonderful. It is a short walk from many restaurants and the marina.And for $55 it can't be beat.

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Reviewed November 21, 2011

The ad outside the motel says: why pay more? Indeed, there is little reason if all you are looking for is a well-run, clean, friendly and well-located accommodation at a very affordable price where to spend your nights rather than days. The rooms are on...More

2  Thank Meerkatis
Management response:Responded November 25, 2011

HELLO and thank you Meerkatis All the way from Italy! We have such nice guests from Europe who stay for long periods of time I am under the impression Europeans take longer vacations than people in the US Our logo in the front says "Ask...More

Reviewed November 19, 2011

Clean, clean, clean! Everything is white - the bed linens, the towels, the walls, as well as the outside stairs and railings, which the spunky 80-year-old owner touches up regularly with a can of white paint. And if you want to know anything about Point...More

Thank MMann22
Response from DolphinMotel, TOM - Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded November 25, 2011

HELLO MMPera, its so nice of you to take the time to write us a review, You must have talked to Mr Murdock during breakfast This is an old fashion "mom & pops" The owners are very hard working, coming to work everyday In fact...More

Reviewed November 16, 2011

We stayed at the Dolphin for a total of 3 nights over our 6 night trip to Southern CA. The rooms are immaculately clean and the staff is wonderful. Breakfast in the mornings got our day off to a great start (muffins, coffee, OJ, yogurt,...More

2  Thank Harmofwill76
Response from DolphinMotel, TOM - Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded November 19, 2011

Good Morning Harmofwill76 We are so happy you wrote a review about our motels Our dedicated housekeeper Lynn has been with us for 35 years. That's dedication! Our modest breakfast is not comparable to any fancy higher chains And we cannot be compared to them...More

Reviewed November 15, 2011

If you are thinking in a short stay in San Diego, Dolphin Motel is your place. Very clean room, relaxing enviroment, well located and most important, the owners and staff were extremely kind, always with a smile on their faces. I really recommend this place...More

2  Thank Hernan S
Response from DolphinMotel, TOM - Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded November 19, 2011

Thank you so much Hernan for a generous review on our motel We are all down to earth people here, and all of us have at one time worked at a higher chain hotel. Of course, that means paying more for a room and reading...More

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Amenities
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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
$84 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#2 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
Details
Price range
$84 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#6 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#7 Family Hotel in San Diego
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#44 Business Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Kim L
October 16, 2017|
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Response from DolphinMotel | Property representative |
We are right across the street
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Kenneth T
May 18, 2016|
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We are open 24 hours phone or e-mail us 619-224-9791 or %^$(@!^&(%$! **tripadvisor won't allow links***
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Kenneth T
May 18, 2016|
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we are open 24-hours 619-224-9791
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Room Tips
"Second floor rooms are great"
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"Not very big hotel, maybe 12 -16 rooms?"
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"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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