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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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Flagstaff, Arizona
2 reviews
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“We had a great stay! Staff was great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

We stayed in an ocean front room with a great view. Also had a balcony for relaxing and enjoying afternoon sun with a glass of wine. The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. Especially enjoyed the fireplace. The location is great! Easy access to Pismo Beach, Avilla Beach or SLO. Also convenient to Morro Bay and Montana De Oro. Many great places to walk, eat and site see.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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DolphinBayResort, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 17 June 2012
Greetings JonM2012,
Thank you for providing us with your feedback in regards to your stay. I am so pleased to hear that we could provide you with a spacious, clean and comfortable accomodation for your stay with us here at Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa. I am also pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy the beautiful surrounding towns of Avila, Pismo, and San Luis Obispo. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you and your wife back in the near future.
Warm Ragards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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Camarillo, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

We have gone to this resort several times over the past few years - both as a family of 6 in the 2 bedroom suite and as a couple - the one bedroom. We LOVE being right on the ocean, it is unmatched and we have stayed at soooo many places along the coast of California, including Bacara, The Four Seasons in Santa Barbara , Ojai Valley Inn and Spa etc. Even though the central coast can be cool and cloudy we just love this quiet remote setting. Despite a huge wedding event this last weekend while we were staying we felt like we had the place to ourselves - pool was lovely beach was within walking distance and we just hung out in our room and cooked up our own meals!! Absolutely delightful - our favorite place by far!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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DolphinBayResort, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 9 June 2012
Greetings Julie B,
Thank you for providing us with your feedback in regards to your stay on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed another stay with us here are Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa. We are also pleased that our property has become one ofyour favorite resorts on the Central Coast. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back for another remote get away.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

First time staying here and loved it. We normally stay at the Cliffs but since we decided to bring our 2 teenage daughters and 2 dogs we decided to stay here at Dolphin Bay Resort. This place was a perfect choice. We got an ocean front 2 bedroom suite. So much room. The girls had their own bedroom and bathroom, there was also a washer and dryer unit within our room, full kitchen and wonderful view. Our dogs even had their own beds and dishes. They even had a welcome basket with each of their names on it filled with doggie treats. The room was clean, smelled good and i know this sounds weird but I loved the bed linens. Very comfortable. The staff was very friendly. Prior to arrival they offered to have the room filled with groceries. I declined but I wish I would have, oh well. Room service was great and as with any hotel/resort somewhat pricey. The hotel as a whole is pretty quiet. Next door at the Cliffs has more of a lively atmosphere. During the summer there are the outdoor weddings. So depending where your room is located you may encounter the music of the reception. We were in the south building and we could barely hear anything. I definitely would stay here again. Since i didn't hear any complaints come from my daughters, I can only assume they enjoyed their stay too.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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DolphinBayResort, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 6 June 2012
Dear Cassnsyd,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback in regards to your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that your first stay with us was a success and that you enjoyed the spaciousness of the suite along with the pet amenity we provided. I am also pleased that you enjoyed your accommodations down to the bed linens and hope that we can assist you with your grocery order for your next stay. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the near future.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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Mismaloya, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

We spent a total of 3 nights and had 2 different rooms. First room was a one bedroom with approx. 900 sq. Ft. You walk in and everything is pure class. Kitchen is granite with stainless appliances. Everything is in the kitchen you need or want. Beautiful open floor plan, living room with fireplace and glass doors to the balcony, facing the ocean, with no obstructions to your view. The bedroom and bath are very nice and super clean. These rentals are so well taken care of. Our room looked as if it had never been occupied. You pay for this though! We were at the far south building on the end away from everything, so we found it to be very private and quiet. This is one place that when you enter the lobby, it looks so so. The villas are much nicer. Usually lobbys are much nicer than your room! At 425.00 per night, I can't say I would return soon. It is too high for Pismo beach. However, our villa was beautiful. The 2nd villa was 2 BD/2 bath and very large. Every bit as beautiful, but for the two of us, we didn't want this large of a villa, it was all they had. This would be great for a larger group. I didn't see kids around, it is not a run of the mill family looking place.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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DolphinBayResort, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 30 May 2012
Dear TerrynKathy,
Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the your suite including the spacious floorplan and beauitful view . 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 back in the near future.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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Bishop, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

We stayed at the Dolphin Bay Resort for 2 nights on our way to Paso Robles. What a great place. We had classic suite with a pool and partial ocean view. It was immaculate and fully equpped for a longer visit. The staff, service (room service, too!) and restaurant were all superb. We were lucky to be there on one of their wine tasting nights and there was live music on the patio nearby to also enjoy. This would be a great place to spend some time in the summer with a family.

Although it's not within walking distance of Pismo, it's only a short drive on the surface road to the downtown. Stay here if you can. We'll definitely be back.

Room Tip: The rooms with a pool view might be a bit noisy during the busy season, but it didn't bother us...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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DolphinBayResort, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 20 May 2012
Dear Wannabeguide,
Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the spaciousness and view from your suite. We are also pleased to hear that you could enjoy our restaurant and "Wine Tasting Tuesday" with live entertainment. 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 back to the resort the next time you visit the Central Coast.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price range (per night): ₹ 26,579 - ₹ 49,527
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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