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Dolphin Motel
Ranked #16 of 37 Hotels in Pompano Beach
SunnySWFlorida
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Peacefull and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I have stayed in several Marriott brand hotels as I used to work for them. This charming place was cleaner than any Marriott I patronized. The room was spacious and very modern with beautiful terrazzo tile. The owners were as welcoming and friendly as ever and helpful when asked about the nearby restaurants. As other TA reviews have indicated, it is not a new hotel, but do not let that steer you away as it is spotless inside and out and only old in the sense of the art deco style architecture of the building. It is across the street from the beach. We found this hotel would be perfect for a quiet holiday where one was to unwind with beach and poolside fun.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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4 Thank Lovetotravelround
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Austin, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

My friends and I booked a double room off of Priceline. We assumed that a double room bed would be allowed 4 people. When we got there the person at the desk said that it had only booked for two people, which is a problem with priceline, but then he told us it would be $25.00 more a person and that he was afraid we would have a crazy party and would call the police on us if there were any more than 4 people. We asked him that is it was two couples would he have given us the same attitude, he said no but this wasn't the case. We then said it was a misunderstanding and asked if there was some way to resolve the problem, maybe a refund since we would not be staying there. He threatened to call the police again for even daring to ask for that. After a long holdout he begrudgingly gave us a partial refund. We then went to a Motel 8 close to it and they were extremely helpful.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Roberto E
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I just spent an extended Memorial Day weekend at the Dolphin Motel and I couldn't have been happier with this property. The room looked exactly like the picture and was even better than I expected. It was walking distance to the beach, the location was very safe and convenient and the owers were some of the friendliest I've found in quite some time. They provided beach chairs, had a beautiful pool and BBQ grill on site and didn't even complain when I had to wake them to let me back into my room after locking myself out at a late hour. Would highly recommend!!!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Tammei T
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Richmond, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

Had reservation for a certain room. After arrival & stayed in the room for 4 nights I was toId I could no longer have that room because they gave it away to someone else paying more.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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4 Thank popozao
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

The Dolphin Motel is a place that provides clean, comfortable acoomodations at a fair price. The staff are very friendly and respectful. It is truly worth the short walk to the beach to enjoy a private, relaxing vacation. I highly recommend the Dolphin Motel.
A. Wasmus

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank athena8028
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

I stayed at the Dolphin Motel, Pompano Beach FL for 1 month whilst on training. Having arrived in FL without anywhere to stay, I started to search for Motels in the area of Pompano. The Dolphin was the first place I tried, wanting to see what else was on offer, I continued my search. I quickly found that the Dolphin was not only the best value, but the cleanest and quietest Motels of them all. The Managers (Paul and Norma) were by far the better of the others I had spoken with.
The Motel, itself, is a block away from the beach, has a small heated pool and within a short walk and or drive from amenities and bars/restaurants.
The room (including the bathroom) was very clean and serviced everyday apart from Sundays. The rooms are a little dated, however, there are some renovations under way, which will see some of the rooms with new tiled floors, new cabinets and beds, as well as fresh lick of paint. There is a TV, Microwave, and Refrigerator in the smaller rooms; however there are a few rooms with a full kitchen and a couple with living areas and 2 bedrooms, catering for larger families.
Being there studying for a month, I found it a great place for some peace and quiet, certainly not a place for partiers as obviously the Managers are very good judge of characters and use their “right to refuse” any guest/s that they think will not be welcome. The additional guests during my stay were very pleasant, quiet and seemed to mingle around the pool area at night talking whilst sharing the BBQ and beers.
The beds are “super” comfortable as the base is a solid base and not spring loaded – great move management!!!! Room’s also come complete with AC units (which are super cold) and a fan.
All in all – A great value place to stay, with a very accommodating, professional and personable management team. I would highly recommend The Dolphin Motel to anyone wanting a few nights away, or even longer. I would most definitely stay again, and NOT waste valuable time searching for a better deal or better accommodation in this price range.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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4 Thank MrBrinxxx
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LONDON ONT
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63 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

Good room, good shower, TV selection leaves alot to be desired. With in walking distance of lots of good spots. Had trouble sleeping because of the noise from the street.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
1 Thank dROG
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Property: Dolphin Motel
Address: 3215 NE 7th St, Pompano Beach, FL 33062-4508
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Pompano Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 37 Hotels in Pompano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Number of rooms: 20Here at the Dolphin, you will enjoy lovely motel rooms between the intracoastal waterway and the sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean. Very clean,large rooms,some with kitchen or kitchenette, heated pool, washer dryer, free Wifi internet.Located at only 300 feet from the beach! Come stay with us and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Dolphin Motel. ... more   less 
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