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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2016

My Partner and I stayed for one night in the Dolphin Bay Spa resort. Guest Manager Lisa was like meeting a fairy godmother after a long ardous drive on Interstate 1 from San Diego. The hotel was not at full occupancy, and so we were upgraded to a fabulous sea view-suite (nb. all the rooms are suites, so everyone gets...

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

Dear HotelLaddie, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear that you were warmly greeted by our hotel management team and staff. We are happy that you enjoyed the spaciousness of your suite and all the amenities it has to offer. It is disappointing to hear that your experience in our restaurant, Lido did not...

Rancho Cucamonga, California
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Our family has been going to the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa for many years. We typically get a 2 bedroom suite and stay for about a week. We love it so much that we have decided to spend every Christmas there. It has become our new family tradition. This will be our fifth year and we can't say enough...

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

Dear Barbara J, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback in regards to your recent stay. We are pleased to hear that Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa has become your Christmas tradition. We are happy you find the rooms, pool, grounds and mostly the staff to be absolutely fabulous. We look forward to welcome you and...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Really there is nothing bad to say about Dolphin Bay. We stayed here two separate times. The staff is wonderful and rooms are very nicely kept. Beds are good, in- room kitchen excellent, and grounds well maintained. This stay was marred by a car alarm continuing to go off during one of the nights (they could not locate the owner)....

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

Dear Arnbrown, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the charm, personality and natural beauty of Dolphin Bay. We are also glad to hear that you found our staff to be wonderful. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and we are happy...

Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We got a Oceanview 2 bedroom room, myself and 3 friends , the view was amazing from the second floor. This included a fully stocked kitchen, you can even order groceries in advance , but we decided to just buy some groceries for ourselves. They have a washer/dryer , came in handy since we went for a swim, and we...

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

Greetings Grace F, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased you enjoyed your beautiful suite along with all of the amenities we have to offer. How exciting that you were able to see dolphins and whales from your patio! We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort...

Brazil
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Midway from SFO and LAX this is definitely a hidden gem. During end of year holidays, we did California by car, thus stopping in several different and interesting places. On our way to LA we found Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa, what a place! The rooms are incredible, very spacious and a fully functional apartment with two rooms, living room,...

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

Greetings BrazilAca, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your beautiful suite along with all of the amenities we have to offer. We are thrilled that you were able to enjoy our restaurant, Lido. We are happy that the kids were...

London
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Perfectly situated all suites hotel with a great restaurant, amazing cliffside location and most of all huge and well equipped rooms. Really a great experience with our three young kids. Wish more hotels were this comfortable for families.

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

Dear LondonRuraltraveller, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Dolphin Bay. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed your comfortable accommodation, the amazing cliffside views, and our great restaurant Lido. It will be a pleasure to welcome...

Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

This place is spacious, on an amazing cliff location and has everything you need to relax! The restaurant and bar are top notch! I would come back in a heartbeat! I did not have time for the spa, but the grounds offer places to lay back and enjoy the sun and the view in complete quiet! With room service and...

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

Greetings DrummerGelly, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Dolphin Bay. We are also happy that you were able to enjoy the amazing views that our property offers. We are thrilled that you had the opportunity to dine in our restaurant, Lido. Hopefully you will...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Location, location, location. On the cliffs of Pismo Beach (AKA Shell Beach, CA) sits the best hotel on the Central Coast. This is where you stay if you need to access the 101 Highway easily (and travel to LA or SF within a few hours). The SLO Airport is ten minutes away. The lawns meandering down to the coastline is...

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

Greetings Christy H, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you were able to relax and enjoy the beauty, as well as the location of our resort. We are also thrilled to hear that you were able to experience a service at our Spa. We look forward...

Pismo Beach, California
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous view, clean, new and comparable to a Ritz or 4 Seasons with a little less service - nice pool and fantastic restaurant that is not to be missed-- pay the extra to get the oceanfront view-- valet parking staff is wonderful and they remember you by name as do the front desk staff

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

Dear Cindy D, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your beautiful suite along with the fantastic views and you were able to experience our fantastic restaurant, Lido. We are thrilled that you found our staff to be attentive, helpful and friendly. Customer service is...

California
Reviewed 2 November 2015

First, I would like to commend the staff that I met at Dolphin Bay for their impeccable service and hospitality. Carol, Jordan, Cecilia and Kristopher were great and make me, my mom and my little doggie feel special. My room was amazing! I was very impressed by the amenities the room had to offer: full kitchen, view of the ocean,...

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

Dear Lakergrl, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a nice review about your recent visit to Dolphin Bay. It is such a delight to hear that the staff made you, your mom and your little doggie feel special! We strive to exceed all of our guests expectations and I’m happy to hear we did so with you....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus 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: €379 - €719 (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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