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“Birthday Celebration with friends in Pismo Beach 2014”

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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Ranked #2 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Franklin, Indiana
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79 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Birthday Celebration with friends in Pismo Beach 2014”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

This resort is excellent. Celebrating 2 Birthdays with friends and family. BEAUTIFUL Facility. The 2 bedroom suite is absolutely amazing. The kitchen is wonderful. Staff are helpful and curious. The location in Prismo Beach has breath taking views of the Pacific. Cannot wait to return. 5 stars in our book. Daryl and Linda Heiser, Indiana

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Daryl H.,

We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent visit to Dolphin Bay on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear your enjoyed our beautiful views and that you had an amazing birthday celebration with your family and friends. We strive to exceed all of guests’ expectations and we are pleased to hear we do so with you. Thank you again for sharing your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Dolphin Bay on your next California trip.

Warm Regards,

The Dolphin Bay Team
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2014

We've been traveling to Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo for years and our favorite hotel by far is The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. Situated on the cliffs above Shell Beach, the ocean views are spectacular. Every room is a one or two bedroom suite with a full kitchen, dining area, and living room equipped with a gas fireplace. The decor is beautiful and the spa, pool area, restaurant and quaint bar are all very nice. But, what brings us back trip after trip are the people. Hands down, the service is the best you will find pretty much anywhere! The property is dog friendly and the grounds are beautiful. We travel to San Luis Obispo multiple times a year and the Dolphin Bay is our only choice. It is simply enchanting!!!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Alison F.

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a nice review about your recent return visit to Dolphin Bay. It is such a delight to hear how much you enjoy all of our beautiful property, the amenities we offer, and especially our service. We strive to exceed all of guests’ expectations and it is truly rewarding to hear we did so for your stay yet again. We certainly appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warmest Regards,

The Dolphin Bay Team
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Dumont, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

There are not many options in Pismo Beach and by far this is the nicest. This is an all suite hotel. I stayed in a 2-bedroom suite overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It had an eat-kitchen, full kitchen (stocked with plates, silverware, cups, etc), dining room, living room, laundry room, master bedroom with in-room bath and walk-in closet and a second bedroom with full bath right outside. Suite was huge and could nicely fit a family of 4 or even more as the living room had a pull-out sofa. Hotel has beach access down a path on the side of the hotel. Pool and jacuzzi and on-site restaurant. No gift store but they do sell odds and ends (I needed contact solution) and they offer free DVD rentals along with hot chocolate packets and microwave popcorn. Would definitely stay again, friendly and accommodating staff. Very close proximity to San Luis Obispo.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Greetings Kim G.,

Thank you very much for taking time to share your comments on Trip Advisor regarding you recent visit to Dolphin Bay. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your spacious suite, beautiful views of the ocean, and our close proximity to San Luis Obispo. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and we are pleased to hear we did so with you. Thank you again for sharing your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Dolphin Bay soon.

Warm Regards,

The Dolphin Bay Team
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Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

The most excellent resort we have come across! Beautiful landscaping surrounds the small buildings and ocean views are enjoyed from each room. Hands down the friendliest, most attentive service in Pismo Beach. Dog friendly, but still clean. Get a top floor room or you can hear your upstairs neighbors walking and showering. Forgot to mention that Lido restaurant services perfectly prepared organic food in amazing combinations!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Dear Fertucky420,

We appreciate you taking the time to share such nice comments regarding your recent visit to Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed all that our spacious suites have to offer as well as the amenities on property and the delicious organic food at Lido. We strive to exceed all expectations and it is rewarding to hear we did so with you. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising and we cannot thank you enough for spreading your great words about our property. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Dolphin Bay soon.

Warm Regards,

The Dolphin Bay Team
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california
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39 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for three nights recently and had an excellent stay. Everything is top notch- front desk reception, bellmen, our room, the grounds, the restaurant, the pool…everything! This was our second time staying here and it certainly won't be our last. Jillian, the woman who checked us in, was so warm, friendly, and gracious. We had a lovely room with a beautiful view and enjoyed every minute of our stay. We can't wait to return!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Dear Nan831,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a great review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Dolphin Bay. We are thrilled to hear that you and your husband had an excellent stay and enjoyed all that our property has to offer, along with our top-notch service. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and it such a pleasure to hear we did so with you every minute of your stay. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you and your husband back to the resort in the near future.

Warmest Regards,

The Dolphin Bay Team
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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2014

This was our second visit to the resort. The resort was exactly as we remembered it.
However, the two bedroom Oceanfront Suite we were given, had bedrooms that faced the front area of the Resort, far too noisy for my taste, you can hear the road noise, while in bed. We asked to change our rooms, and they did accommodate us the following day. However, we were disappointed to be given the room we had. After discussion with the Manager, it was noted in our profile, the exact configuration of two bedroom Oceanfront Suite that we prefer. Additionally, having never stayed in a hotel at the Holidays, we had no idea how busy it would be. We decided never to stay there at a Holiday time again. The staff were all friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: I would suggest asking, how many configurations there are to the room you wish to reserve. Also, th...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Inge C.,

We appreciate you taking the time voice your comments regarding your recent visit to Dolphin Bay. I am very sorry you were not assigned the room configuration you initially expected. However, I am happy to hear the issue was rectified the following day. Summer months and holidays are certainly the most vivacious times of the year so we recommend joining us during the “off season” for a more relaxing stay. September, October and November tend to offer the best weather too. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and we look forward to having you back to the resort soon.

Warmest Regards,

The Dolphin Bay Team
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California
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

This was our third trip to Dolphin Bay in as many years, and it was the best one yet! We had a total of three rooms, and the staff made us feel so welcome and valued, especially Erica (who is always accommodating, professional, and simply awesome) and Christina. Ivy, in housekeeping, was beyond friendly and sweet...we looked forward to seeing her for turndown service each night. After discovering that one of our rooms didn't have a bathtub for my 5-month-old niece and nephew, they upgraded my sister and her husband to a two-bedroom suite with a giant tub. Our entire crew (ages 8 to almost 80) had a blast in the warm pool and hot tub. We also used the BBQs and checked out DVDs and board games. The resort is posh, gorgeous and so relaxing...we can't wait to return!

Room Tip: We like the center building. Room 323 was great...beautiful ocean view, and it overlooked the pool...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Mrs. Little,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such kind words about your recent visit to Dolphin Bay on Trip Advisor. We strive to exceed all expectations and we are pleased to hear we continually do so for you during your stays. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and we look forward to having you and your family back to the resort soon.

Warmest Regards,

The Dolphin Bay Team
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Property: Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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 Spa at Dolphin Bay. From the sweeping ocean views to the impeccable service, you will escape the ordinary Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. ... more   less 
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