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Torrance, California
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Great place, friendly staff, awesome breakfast! Very relaxing!! We stayed here for our honeymoon night and it was really fun and just overall peaceful and a great place to stay. We definitely want to go back soon!

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Maria S, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that an occasion as special as your honeymoon was not only spent at our Resort, but that we were able to create such a memorable experience. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to the Resort in...

Hayward, ca
Reviewed 13 February 2015

had a one bedroom, with ocean/pool view......place is huge!!! Full kitchen, nice patio AND you can take dogs. They even had a welcome basket for her.....and a nice bed. Food in restaurant is expensive, but very good. Lots of people walking along the cliff path, and weather in January was lovely. Not many shops/restaurants nearby, but Avila and Pismo beach...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Dolphin Bay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your room, the view and all the amenities we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are visiting the central coast. ....

Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

Used the penthouse to gather around 30 friends for a great bday party. Stayed in room #423, a two bedroom suite. Service and hospitality is incredible. Chef Jacob Moss has a great menu that's luxurious while being approachable. Todd and he restaurant team was fantastic. They feature local great wines. Denai, who manages their events, was super friendly, very professional,...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Adam, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you and your guests enjoyed your suite and that your birthday celebration was a memorable one. Customer service is a top priority of ours so I am pleased to hear that everyone you encountered was professional, helpful and...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We come back to this hotel on Christmas with my family because the first time we went was really nice, but this time we were very disappointed, the hotel is looking old, the food was very bad, the bathroom and bedroom were very small, in comparison with the big kitchen and living room that we never used. If you are...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Adrianna, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. I am sad to hear that your stay was disappointing. We strive to exceed all of our guests expectations and it appears that we fell short of this goal. I have spoken directly with our Director of Hotel Operations and I can assure you that your concerns have been addressed....

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 January 2015

The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa is extraordinary. It's a nice property and very modern and clean. We went during a quiet month (November) and it was very quiet, but enjoyable. I am sure it would be fun in the summer too. The rooms are huge and very new, clean and comfortable. Overall, we really enjoyed the resort and would...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Shelli H, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the quiet month of November and were able to relax and enjoy all the amenities the resort has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dolphin Bay in the near future....

Wynnewood, PA
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We started a long trip along the California coast at the Dolphin Bay and I think we definitely made a great choice. We arrived just before dinner time and when we got to the lobby there wasn't any at the front desk. But a concierge quickly came over to help us check in. He quickly introduced us to the amenities...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mark H, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the view from your suite as well as all the amenities it had to offer. I am also happy to hear that you enjoyed our heated pool and that all of the staff you interacted...

Fresno, California, United States
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We've gone to the Dolphin Bay for over 10 years now and have always felt like it's our favorite place to go on the Central Coast. Lately, we've noticed the cleanliness in the rooms isn't as good as usual and the furnishings in the room are really starting to get dirty and in need of updating. We really hope that...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Carole, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback in regards to your recent visit to Dolphin Bay Resort. It is honest feedback like yours that helps me continually improve operations property wide. I can assure you that all of your concerns have been addressed and we continue to work on improvements with housekeeping as well...

Northridge
Reviewed 29 December 2014

We spent a week here in July with our 3 kids, 6,6 and 5 and our nanny. We had plenty of space in a 2 bedroom ocean view suite. Full kitchen was well appointed and a must with 3 small kids. The staff is so accommodating and really make every effort to meet all expectations. Only issues were spotty poolside...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lisa K. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear that you found your suite comfortable and enjoyed the amenities we have to offer. I am also happy to hear that our staff was accommodating and made every effort to meet all of...

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 28 December 2014

I've been to the Dolphin Bay many times now, and it just gets better and better. The suites are huge and perfectly done-not "overdone"-but California casual. I love having the full kitchen. (the gourmet deli, DePalo's, a half block away-is a GREAT place, and Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are close by in SLO) Having said all that, The Lido...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Susan B, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. Customer service is a top priority for us so we are happy to hear everyone you encountered was friendly and helpful. I am also delighted to hear that your enjoyed all the amenities your suite and the surrounding area has to offer....

Reviewed 27 December 2014

Read all the reviews before choosing this place. Not only were the reviews true to form, it was better than I imagined. We traveled with our dog and wanted a dog friendly place but high end. All dog friendly rooms are on the first floor so I was concerned we were going to get a tucked away room with not...

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Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the view from your suite and the amenities we placed in your suite for both you and your dog. Customer service is a top priority for us so we are so happy to hear everyone you encountered...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Lido at Dolphin Bay
Lido at Dolphin Bay
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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 resorts' spa, La Bonne Vie. From the sweeping ocean views to the impeccable service, you will savor every moment at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: ₹ 26,203 - ₹ 46,704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa
Dolphin Bay Hotel Pismo Beach
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms without an ocean view aren't as nice BUT the view is still enjoyable (see my Room 221 view photos)”
  • The carpet was stained but it did feel clean
  • HAlf of the view from Room 221 balcony (towards the left)
  • Half of the view from Room 221 balcony (towards the right)
 of 5 bubbles FrogGirl83, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“End room on higher floors have better ocean views”
  • livingroom & balcony
  • balcony
  • sunset from balcony
  • walk in closet
  • washer/dryer combo
  • view from room 332
  • 2nd closet
  • view from bedroom
 of 5 bubbles Y4713KMsusanc, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on main floor room facing the parking lot. It was surprisingly quiet”
 of 5 bubbles justinhoagster, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view is extra but worth it”
  • View from Balcony
  • Just after the sun set
 of 5 bubbles Naigle, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask how far your room is from the elevator. Check the weather forecast since there is no air conditioning. Heat waves are rare, though.”
 of 5 bubbles wctraveler34, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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