Essentially met all my basic requirements, safe surroundings, good location, clean sheets and fresh towels, quiet sleep, no frills, no problems. rooms are really small. But given the price I could definitely live with it. For a place like San Diego during summer you probably can't find a better valued place than this. Reception staff is friendly and helpful. There is a nice harbor with lots of yachts and fly fishing shops nearby, nice walk in the morning, it's 10 minutes drive to the USS Midway and also quite near Point Loma lighthouse and Sunset Cliff. Also there is free wifi.
Two things though. One, wish they have an online booking system. Being from anger country calling isn't always convenient, I did email but sometimes it's a bit confusing and I hesitated on whether I should disclose credit card details over email. Also I had to add additional rooms to my booking subsequently so it was a bit confusing subsequently. Online booking would probably make it easier.
Second, I thought one of my rooms was supposed to have an upstairs "harbor view". But in reality none of the 3 rooms that I booked had any view other than a view of the motel reception and breakfast area.
- 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 our staff over continental breakfast. - Please see over reviews. Thanks ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Motel San Diego
- Dolphin Hotel San Diego