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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We booked this in the middle of a two week CA road trip and it provided the perfect stay. We had a suite and were able to relax by the pool, entertain friends for BBQ and dinner in our own suite and relax in the huge rooms. The chance to freshen and do laundry using the in room utility facilities...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Salute 149, Thank you so much for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our spacious accommodation and specially the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We are glad you had the chance to relax by pool and entertain your friends with BBQ and dinner. At Dolphin Bay, we strive to exceed all...

Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We stopped for 1 night (wished we had booked longer now) and had a fantastic 2 bed suite with balcony overlooking the pool and sea. The suite was a great size for a family, furnished to a high standard and the kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could need. There is a lovely beach with rock pools for the...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Lex E, Thank you for your kind words in regards to your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are pleased that you enjoyed your pool view suite along with the view of the ocean. We are happy to hear you were able to enjoy all the beautiful amenities your suite had to offer. The tide pool beach and amazing...

sf bay area
Reviewed 17 August 2015

excellent staff through and through. gorgeous view from penthouse and very good service. our dishwasher broke and was beeping all night, but it was no big deal. recommended for a quick get away from the SF Bay Area.

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings drT&3ladies, Thank you for providing us with your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear you had such a wonderful visit and enjoyed the views from your spacious penthouse suite. Customer service is a top priority of ours, we are thrilled to hear everyone you encountered was helpful and friendly. We...

Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

What an absolute treat....Our two bedroom suite was absolutely stunning. Directly in front of the Pacific Ocean... Their restaurant was top notch too. Life their staff: attentive, professional, white glove service...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Spydermono21, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Dolphin Bay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your room, the view and all the amenities we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are visiting the central coast....

Napa, California
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

This is our 2nd stay at this hotel. By far the most luxurious hotel in the area. Expensive, but considering you can sleep 6-7 in a suite, it's actually not too bad. Both times we got a suite and both times we had guests with us so it was a full house. Great amenities making it feel like home away...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ofer T, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on Trip Advisor in regards to your recent visit to Dolphin Bay. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay at the resort. It is honest feedback like yours that helps us continually improve operations property wide. I can assure you that all...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We stayed in a 2 bedroom oceanfront suite. The view of the water is fabulous! It was very nice to have coffee on the patio to the sounds of the waves. Being able to just step out to the pool was very good for our children. The staff were friendly and helpful. The meal choices for vegetarians was quite limited....

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear ChicagoRaos, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the view from your suite and the sounds of the ocean from you private balcony. Customer service is a top priority for us so we are happy to hear everyone you encountered was friendly and helpful....

Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

My husband, myself and our 11 year old boy couldn't believe how beautiful our room was! We stayed in building 5, suite number 135 and we right on the beach front. Great hotel, fantastic service and wonderful food. We will definitely be back again! I can highly highly recommend this hotel! Total bliss!

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Dear Danielle M, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to experience the beautiful views, food and amenities we offer. We strive to exceed all of our guests' expectations and are thrilled to hear...

Hoersholm, Denmark
Reviewed 25 July 2015

On our way from San Francisco to Santa Monica we stopped for 3 days at this beautiful part of California. We had booked a pool level family room for the six of us and the room just had everything. Two separate bedrooms, two bath rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a big living room with a pull-out bed for the...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Preben C., We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We are happy you enjoyed all that we have to offer, including the washer/dryer units, spacious accommodations and the grills by the pool. We, too, wish you could have stayed longer and we hope to welcome you back to Dolphin Bay Resort &...

Reviewed 24 July 2015

We stayed here on our way up the coast and liked it so much that we cancelled our other hotel and decided to spend another night here instead! The hotel is small enough to navigate and quiet enough that you don't feel like you are staying in a large resort. The pool area and BBQ's were perfect and pristine and...

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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Luvsunshine77, Thank you for taking the time to post such a kind review on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed all of the amenities we have to offer and that our level of service exceeded your expectations. We are in the process of improving our WiFi throughout the resort and we hope to be finished with...

Dublin, California
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We've stayed here a couple of times and, although it's a bit pricey, we've had a great time with our two boys. It's luxurious yet doesn't feel pretentious, and you can't beat the views and all the activities in the area. Rooms were spacious and clean and the service was friendly and professional.

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Dear Eliza, Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed all of the amenities we have on property and that you appreciated the non-pretentious service we offer. We sincerely hope to welcome you and your family back to Dolphin Bay in the near future. Warmest...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Lido at Dolphin Bay
Lido at Dolphin Bay
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 resorts' spa, La Bonne Vie. From the sweeping ocean views to the impeccable service, you will savor every moment at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: €352 - €662 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Bay Hotel Pismo Beach
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
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“Definitely ask for an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles cheaptravelbug, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Even our "pool view" room had a nice view of the ocean!”
 of 5 bubbles kimberlysB8064JH, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms without an ocean view aren't as nice BUT the view is still enjoyable (see my Room 221 view photos)”
  • Half of the view from Room 221 balcony (towards the right)
  • HAlf of the view from Room 221 balcony (towards the left)
  • The carpet was stained but it did feel clean
 of 5 bubbles FrogGirl83, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“End room on higher floors have better ocean views”
  • livingroom & balcony
  • balcony
  • sunset from balcony
  • walk in closet
  • washer/dryer combo
  • view from room 332
  • 2nd closet
  • view from bedroom
 of 5 bubbles Y4713KMsusanc, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on main floor room facing the parking lot. It was surprisingly quiet”
 of 5 bubbles justinhoagster, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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