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Dolphin Motel
Ranked #16 of 37 Hotels in Pompano Beach
Berlin, Germany
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Dolphin Motel is a cute accomodation in Pompano Beach, a very short walk from the beach (you basically just have to cross A1A). Rooms don't have that cookie-cutter design style of all these chain motels ... instead it's a house with some personality at very affordable rates.

The motel has a nice outdoor sitting area and a pool and they offer different types of accommodations: Hotel room, small efficiency, large efficiency and apartment.

We spent 3 nights pre-cruise in a large efficency room - and we loved it. There were two large beds, a fully equipped kitchen and a small but sufficient bathroom. Everything was very clean, the staff was extremely friendly.

Lots of dining and shopping opportunities in the area as well (for breakfast I recommend Dandee Donuts on East Atlantic).

One minor point of criticism: Air conditioning was rather noisy, so we turned it off every night.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Marverel
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Brazil
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I found Dolphin Motel a very good choice in Pompano Beach. The motel is clean, very near the beach (you can go by foot), even the chapeast room has a refrigerator, toaster, forks, plates, cups, glasses, everything that you need. The wifi works nicely, there are parking spots in front of the motel and Alma, Serge and Elizabeth are very nice, doing their best to help us. Overall it was a very nice experience and the price is good, I am sure I will return.

  • Stayed May 2014
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North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I spent time in the apartment with the balcony. The apartment was immaculate and the balcony was refreshing. I love this place. I have a second business trip coming up and unfortunately the apartment was not available so I chose the Large Efficiency Room. I look forward to my stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank Goldilocks&Soulmate
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Harwich, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We obviously like the dolphin as we have stayed here every year for 15 years. It is neat, clean and conveniently located across the street from the beach and near shopping. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Love our dolphin vacation

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Robin B
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Fort Myers, Florida
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130 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We had some friends from Georgia staying in Pompano for a week at the Wyndham Sea Gardens. We live in Florida and wanted to drive over for a 1 night-2 day visit with them. The Wyndham had a 2 night minimum and was over $200/night so my wife and 15 yr old son booked the Dolphin Motel next door. It was perfect. The room was VERY clean - the staff (French Canadian owners) were very friendly. Close walk to the beach - great price ($75) - nice quiet location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank Katsandcards_8
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Lake Helen, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed at the Dolphin Motel for two nights and three days while participating in a off-shore kayak fishing tournament. The location of the motel in relation to the pier was very close. The hotel is an older one, however the rooms were refurbished quite well and immaculate. The staff was comprised of a husband and wife with two young children, they were very pleasant and hospitable. We very much enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Emily C
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Toronto
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Very nice hotel. Very clean - clean linens and bedding, clean bathroom, clean fridge.
Big plasma TV with a big choice of channels.
Eating is possible inside the room and on the tables outside.
The owners are very friendly and responsive to all your needs.
There's barbeque near the pool.
Short walk to the beach which has beach furniture and watersports rental

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank vzavizion
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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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