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Dolphin Motel

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  • Excellent64%
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  • Average6%
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
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Multilingual Staff
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

We enjoyed our stay here in early March. I had reviewed the motel via Trip Advisor and was fully aware of what to expect. Yes, the rooms are small but they are super clean and sufficient if all you need is to rest your tired...More

3  Thank livitup10
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 21 March 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us! We do appreciate you staying Sorry to hear about the room next to you early in the morning Please be advise you can always call us from your cell phone in the rooms...More

Reviewed 17 March 2012

I'm actually currently at the Dolphin Motel, visiting San Diego for my first time, and this place has been wonderful. WiFi, breakfast, and fresh towels and clean rooms each day. Very friendly staff, and a pretty good deal. I haven't spent time in my room...More

4  Thank megfaceee
Response from DolphinMotel, TOM, DESK CLERK at Dolphin MotelResponded 21 March 2012

We also want to reiterate that Tripadvisor measures hotels/motels based on customer satisfaction and not “3-star, 4-star, 5-star, etc”. Please be advised to all our viewers that we are not a luxury 5-star resort place, nor do we advertise as such. We are a budget...More

Reviewed 17 March 2012

This is a great, independent motel. The owners and staff are incredibly helpful, making people feel welcome and going out of their way to help their guests, from restaurant recommendations to help with wifi problems (ours not theirs!) and tourist spots. The rooms are clean...More

3  Thank roadbum17
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 21 March 2012

CHEERS guys! If our guests are looking for is a room to sleep in and not to stay in the room all day, then we are just the right motel for them! We are a family-owned business with a personal feel. You are not a...More

Reviewed 13 March 2012

Nice place to stay. Friendly, helpful staff. Good continental breakfast in outdoor courtyard. Clean rooms. Has a very retro feel to it. Nice Point Loma / harbor location. Very easy to get to; safe location. Don't miss Sunset Cliffs! We loved it and would definitely...More

1  Thank Therese K
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 15 March 2012

Glad you made it back soundly to Kansas, We did remember when you went jogging in the morning during breakfast Thank you so much for taking the time to comment about our motel Hope you come back to San Diego in the near future!

Reviewed 12 March 2012

We arrived tired and cold after a long 2 days at Disneyland and were so grateful to get into a comfy, warm, CLEAN room. The motel is in a great area, peaceful and safe and we woke up to a great view of the harbour...More

2  Thank small2006
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 15 March 2012

Cheers! for writing a review about us! If I am not mistaken, you guys talked to us about getting a Southern California Adventure Pass for Disneyland, Sea World, Zoo, etc It is really good for the family considering the tickets costs alot if you buy...More

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Amenities
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$ 82 - US$ 181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#6 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#7 Family Hotel in San Diego
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#44 Business Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$ 82 - US$ 181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#6 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#7 Family Hotel in San Diego
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#44 Business Hotel in San Diego
Room types
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Kim L
17 October 2017|
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We are right across the street
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Kenneth T
19 May 2016|
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We are open 24 hours phone or e-mail us 619-224-9791 or %^$(@!^&(%$! **tripadvisor won't allow links***
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Kenneth T
19 May 2016|
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we are open 24-hours 619-224-9791
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"Second floor rooms are great"
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"Not very big hotel, maybe 12 -16 rooms?"
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"Choose the second floor on the harbor side for a better view."
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"Great views on the top tier. Corner rooms are quiet and cool."
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