There are many reasons that this hotel is rated so high on T.A. First of all, you cannot beat the price. Second of all, it is clean. Third, it has the most helpful and pleasant staff ever encountered. A big thank you to Steve for providing us with a big morning smile and everything that we needed and more. The Dolphin Motel is lucky to have such a long term devoted employee. The location is perfect by the pier as well as having plenty of great restaurants and bars nearby A laundromat is also close. There is an ice machine for free use. The breakfast consists of Trader Joe's O.J., fresh brewed coffee in a coffee pot (not big metal urn), milk, as many muffins (blueberry or chocolate) ,yougurt, and bananas that you want. We didn't really find the rooms that small, but we were in a room(#11) with a double and twin bed. The bathroom, though, is smallish. We liked our location at the back building (quieter and away from the breakfast tables) on the second floor. It wasn't noisy at all. There are security cameras at the buildings that are on all the time and monitored in the office, so it felt super safe. We had a nice flat screen t.v., small fridge, and two chairs on the outside small landing at the top of the stairs by our room. Also, if you like to sleep in, this room doesn't get any morning sun.The curtains are black out and there are individual manual air conditioners in each room. Room tips: the most desired rooms are in the main building on the second floor. They have a view of the water. I think it would probably be noisier there because of the office and breakfast tables. However, you can't go wrong with any room here. I wish that there were more hotels/motels like this. Until next time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Highly Rated - Very Reasonably Priced - American Owned and Operated Budget Motel since 1976. Budget very clean rooms with top rated beds, refrigerators and great showers! Best Price! Budget Value! Great location - one block from San Diego Harbor and minutes from the Airport - Seaword - Downtown - Zoo - Beaches and more! Friendly - professional staff ready to help with directions - boarding passes, etc. Every morning say hello to the owners Holly and Alan over continental breakfast. - Please see over reviews. Thanks ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Motel San Diego
- Dolphin Hotel San Diego