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Dolphin Beach Resort

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Room & Suite (270)
Pool & Beach (189)
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Public Wifi
Meeting Rooms
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Ocean View
Full view
80Somewhat walkable
Grade: 80 out of 100
57Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
14Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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andrew k
Reviewed 1 week agovia mobile
Enjoyed our 4 night stay here! If you’re looking for a simple hotel with no frills then this place is very good!

nice and quiet stay!!
Straight out onto St. Pete s beach
Great sunsets
Food I would rate as ok no frills, but fills a gap
Good location to see Tampa/st Pete area
Thank andrew k
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week agovia mobile
Rooms were spacious and clean. Price was responsible for the area, did some shopping and was able to find a price break. Staff was helpful. Location was great for eateries and entertaining for the kids.
Thank rcfilewicz
Response from TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, specifically our spacious and clean rooms and our convenient location. We do hope you and your kids will come back and stay with us again soon!
Reviewed 1 week agovia mobile
We stayed 5 days, perfect location, right on beach, little tiki bar, big pool. Staff were the best. After checked in, room not what I thought I booked, maybe my fault, Agnes at front desk, amazing, we were moved within the hour! She was so so nice and helpful. Nicole at the tiki bar was great answering all our questions. Very helpful and informative! We didn't have a car, she told us about free beach ride. Definetly stay there again. We went Friday after thanksgiving, quiet there, Perfect!
Thank GoPlaces812939
Response from TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your review! I am so glad that Agnes was able to get you into one of our King rooms, as you had requested when you made your booking. I am also glad that Nicole answered all of your questions and provided helpful suggestions for getting around the beach without a car. We would absolutely love to have you stay with us again. Please be sure to mention that you are a repeat guest if you do decide to book with us in the future!
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Outside of hotel, lobby and hallway not too impressive, but the newly renovated room was a real surprise. Spotless, spacious and 2 queen beds very comfortable. Opened the curtains to find the beach right at our doorstep. Great location. Will be back with our grandchildren.
Thank Barbe111
Response from TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your review! We are glad that you were pleasantly surprised by our newly renovated rooms and found the beds to be comfortable. As a family owned and operated hotel since 1981, we strive to be a family friendly property and are glad that you will be bringing your grandchildren to stay with us in the future! Please be sure to request a ground floor room and mention that you are a repeat guest if you do book with us again.
paul e
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks agovia mobile
Having read plenty of revues on various sites we booked with extreme trepidation.
We called ahead to ask for a downstairs room and booked a gulf front suite. True to their word we got exactly what we wanted and asked for.
Room did smell slightly damp and musty but this cleared away quickly and did not return during our 14 nights.
Room size was great beds really comfortable, big TV on the wall. Limited kitchen, no cutlery no plates, no kettle, no toaster but a microwave.
We popped to Walmart and purchased a kettle,toaster and plates etc for under 20 dollars.
Cleaners were ok but certainly not good. They seemed very unhappy in their work and did the very minimum they needed.
Beach is beautiful, clean uncrowned with the best sunsets.
Pool area great, pool was warm with just about enough loungers if things got busy, no parasols or shade around the pool but 2 or 3 large parasols on the nearby terrace. Pool bar adequate.
Food including room service is inexpensive and good quality. Restaurant service is friendly and fast.
The whole place could do with modernising/updating in terms of decor. It is dated and perhaps a bit shabby in places but you are not paying a huge premium for your stay here. Also some of the reception staff could really improve the guest experience by putting a smile on for their customers - not rude, not offensive but not great.
All in all we totally enjoyed every minute staying here helped by not having overly high expectations of the property to start with.
We have rebooked for 2019 and very much look forward to visiting again.
1 Thank paul e
Response from TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your comprehensive review! We are extremely grateful that you decided to take a chance on our property in spite of reading some less than glowing reviews. Our ground floor rooms which open right onto the beach are highly sought after, especially by our repeat guests, so I am glad we were able to accommodate your request. The mustiness sometimes comes from prior guests leaving the sliders open while the air conditioning is turned on leading to condensation, but I am glad that it cleared up quickly and did not return during your lengthy stay with us. We appreciate your feedback regarding housekeeping during your stay with us and I will pass along your comments to our Executive Housekeeper so that she can research who was assigned to your room. We do have some updates we are planning in the near future, as well as several years down the road to try to give the property a more modern feel. We do plan to retain some of the retro beach hotel vibe since we want to remind people of the old Florida hotels they would visit as a kid as well as remain an affordable property, especially for families that want to take a beach vacation. We are very happy that the positives of your stay with us greatly outweighed the few negatives you mentioned. Having you as part of the Dolphin repeat guest family after beginning your stay with trepidation is a phenomenal outcome for us. I will do my best to track down your reservation for 2019 to make sure that your repeat guest status is noted, along with any requests you may have.
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13 November 2018|
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Response from TheDBR | Property representative |
All of our guest rooms have been updated! We completed a full gut of the guest room bathrooms, closets, and kitchenette area in the end of 2016/early 2017.
13 November 2018|
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Response from TheDBR | Property representative |
The other answer provided by a former guest is correct! There is also a service on the beach called Free Beach Ride which will take you up and down the beach for only a tip to the driver, which many of our guests use if they... More
11 August 2018|
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Response from TheDBR | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! I have tried to remove the mention of Free Parking on our Tripadvisor page dozens of times over the last several months, but it never gets removed. I am currently in the process of trying to get... More
Room Tips
"Rooms facing beach are great."
3 weeks ago
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"We selected beach view for the fantastic sunsets this is not really a noisy hotel everything goes quiet..."
18 Oct 2018
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"The room was great and the bed was super comfy"
2 Sep 2018
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"Beachfront views facing west overlooking the Gulf of Mexico will leave you breathless for sunsets."
27 Aug 2018
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US$ 98 - US$ 256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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