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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Home away from home, everything you could need and then some”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2011

Dolphin bay is not a cheap place to stay but the value far exceeds the rates. Usually you stay somewhere to enjoy the area but here you stay to enjoy the hotel, it's so hard to leave your room. Every room is a suite and they are huge! And they are completely equipped. Full kitchen too! Stuff the fridge with some local wine flop down on your plush bed, watch some Telly on the huge flat screens, listen to the waves crash outside you patio. Life is so good when you stay here. And the staff are so professional but down to earth and friendly too. Erica at front desk was wonderful and Todd is so fun to talk to. They truly make u feel so welcome. Don't pass this up when your on the central coast!

  • Stayed October 2011
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DolphinBayResort, Front Office Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 22 December 2011
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the spaciousness of our suites and the professionalism of our staff. At Dolphin Bay, we strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and are proud that we did so with you. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back to the resort next time you visit the Central Coast.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

This place is for you if you are looking to spend the money for high-end accomodations in Pismo. We booked 2 adults and 3 kids in a 2br suite and it was way more than we expected. Really was overkill for a weekend getaway, more like a small apartment/condo, rather than a hotel room because of the full kitchen and even a breakfast nook and washer/dryer.

Staff service was awesome, free DVD rentals, free internet, free cocoa/tea/coffee in the lobby left me feeling not nickel & dimed.

Only real cons are the pool is uninteresting, and the place isn't really walking distance to town/pier or anything, and the rooms face the pool in kind of a u-shape. It was pretty noisy one night till the pool closed at 10.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank mowmylawn
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DolphinBayResort, Front Office Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 30 November 2011
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased that you appreciated our spacious accommodations, DVD rentals, internet access, as well as the cocoa/tea/coffee in the lobby. We are located on the out skirts Pismo Beach which is not ideal for guests interested in walking through the heart of the city. However, the quaint town of Shell Beach is walking distance from our resort with a few boutique shops and restaurants available. We apologize for the noise from the pool but are happy you enjoyed your overall experience. Thank you again for your stay as well as your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Dolphin Bay in the near future.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

Stayed here with my family...got a nice upgrade to a 2 bedroom condo with a wonderful view. Walk to the nearby grocery store for some fabulous gourmet snacks.

  • Stayed October 2011
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DolphinBayResort, Front Office Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 26 November 2011
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAvisor.com. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your two bedroom suite as well as the nearby grocery market. We hope to have you back in the near future so we may provide you with our services once again.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

We enjoyed every course ! From the Cayucos Abalone appitizer, the micro greens in our salads, the entrees were hard to choose from such a great selection I chose the Filet Mignon special and John chose the Seared Ahi they were both excellent !.They had guite a nice wine selection many local wines,our waitor helped us make a perfect local selection.I really want to express our pleasure in the staff from the F&B manager to the wait staff we were well taken care of. We live here and plan to recomend it to all our friends!! We look forward to our next visit !! Loved it, Colleen & John

Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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DolphinBayResort, Front Office Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 22 November 2011
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that you chose to dine at Lido Restaurant and that you enjoyed selections from our Fall Menu. We are happy that you felt well taken care of by both staff members and the Director of Food and Beverage, and that you will recommend Lido to friends. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future so that we may provide you with our services once again.
Warm Regards,
The Lido Restaurant Team
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

We purchased an auction on Luxurylink.com, so we paid a very fair price for our stay.
The room is huge and very well decorated and constructed. We were told that the units were built to be sold as upscale condo's, but with the market being what it is, they rent them out.

The beach location is to die for, check out my pictures.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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DolphinBayResort, Front Office Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 27 November 2011
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and photos on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and that you appreciated the beautifully appointed suites. We hope you will return to Dolphin Bay in the near future so you are able to experience our services once again.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Property: Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price range (per night): ₹ 26,341 - ₹ 48,185
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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 Spa at Dolphin Bay. From the sweeping ocean views to the impeccable service, you will escape the ordinary Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. ... more   less 
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