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    Dolphin Motel

    2912 Garrison St, San Diego, CA 92106-2770
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
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          US$ 137
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          Reviewed 19 December 2011

          We stayed for a week. The location is great to get to the airport and many different sites that San Diego offers. The staff including the owners were friendly and helpful. Everyday we got clean towels and the maid without asking us changed our sheets...More

          Thank gemgirl612
          Reviewed 16 December 2011

          We recently stayed at the Dolphin Inn when we were visiting San Diego. To be honest, we weren’t sure what to expect even though the Dolphin does not advertise that they are a luxury hotel. Well, when we got there, we went into the office...More

          4  Thank espj
          Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 17 December 2011

          Thank you for your honest review. It was nice having you folks stay here with us. We hope that you will stay with us on any future trips to San Diego. Hope you have a nice white Christmas in Milwaukee. Best regards, Alan Murdock (owner),Jeb,...More

          Reviewed 14 December 2011

          Selected this motel because of the rating of being #7 in San Diego and price was reasonable ($60-$70). I'm not a fancy room person, usually keep things cheap 2-3 star so my level of need is reasonable. The room was smallish and old, but very...More

          Thank RTD1954
          Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 14 December 2011

          Yikes! We are a victim of our own success! With our high rating, some guests expect, as was said a "2-3 star" property. Sorry we did not meet your expectations. But we continue to stay true to our mission, which is to provide a clean,...More

          Reviewed 4 December 2011

          Stayed 3 nights in Dolphin motel. Staff and owners were friendly and very helpful. Location is also great. Highly reccommended.

          1  Thank Ben995
          Reviewed 24 November 2011

          This is the kind of Motel you see is the movies, true story! The staff is amazing! they help with anything you need and they are quite friendly as well. The place is very basic but super clean! The offer a few things for breakfast...More

          1  Thank Ana M
          Response from DolphinMotel, TOM - Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 26 November 2011

          Thank you very much AnasRockworld We want to emphasize the fact that in no way are we a luxury lodging, nor do we advertise such What we offer is a budget stay with cleanliness & affordability. We hope all of our guests in the future...More

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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Breakfast included
          • Room Service
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Room Service
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Microwave
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$ 97 - US$ 239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • #2 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
          • #5 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
          • #7 Family Hotel in San Diego
          • #10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
          • #44 Business Hotel in San Diego
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 35
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          • Dolphin Hotel San Diego
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          Kenneth T
          How to reserve room
          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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          we are open 24-hours 619-224-9791
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          "You can ask the management to provide you harbour facing room while doing the booking"
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          "We stayed in room 29 in the corner and slightly away from the road.....it was very quiet."
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          "Room #5 is near my parking"
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          "Ask for a Harbor view room."
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