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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room didn't have a view but was convenient to the beach. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant and bar had very good food and drinks. I would go back. Next to a public beach but security guard kept the public out of the hotel parking.

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Rochester
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice hotel in the center of st Pete beach. Fantastic tiki bar, beautiful private beachfront. Micro and fridge in room with public right across the Street . Friendly staff. Our new " go to" hotel on the beach!!

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! I am glad that you enjoyed Flipper's beach bar, our pristine beach, and found our staff to be friendly. We hope to be your "go to" hotel for years to come!

Tinley Park, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff was great, everyone was helpful was a great place to stay, would go back again. Great location, nice bar at pool great beach with many rentals. We had a beachfront room great view of beach. Great food at the beach bar. The pool was a good size ,lots of chairs around pool.

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property! I am glad that you found our staff to be hospitable, our location to be great, and the pool to be of good size. We hope you will return soon!

Greenwood,IN
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We first stayed at the Dolphin on a whim in 2008. Came back in 2009 and 2014. My husband passed away last summer and I wanted to come back because we had so many good memories here. I was not disappointed. The oceanfront balcony was fabulous. The room was clean, and I felt perfectly safe. The front desk was very...

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

All I can say after reading your review is wow. I don't know that I've ever read a review so touching. I would like to offer my sincerest condolences for the passing of your husband. It is so heartwarming to hear that the Dolphin served as the backdrop for so many of your good memories together. My family has had...

Simpsonville, South Carolina
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beachfront suite was next to the vending machines and ice machine. Room needed painting, hallway had M&M's on floor when we checked in and still there when we checked out. Sign indicating all dishes and untensils were cleaned. There was only plastic and styrofoam in room. Restaurant was not busy. Meals were okay. We were concerned about the ducks in...

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and for alerting us to some issues that you encountered during your stay. I myself saw the candy on the floor that you described and alerted our housekeeping staff to clean it up. I also refreshed our staff on our policy of vacuuming the hallways at least twice daily (once in the late morning...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This resort has some awesome qualities but conversely some really not so nice things. The beach was great and perfect for a family . The pool lovely .. It is right next to the public beach so there are lots of water toys to rent and volleyball to play . The tiki bar was super nice and convenient The rooms...

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I am glad that you enjoyed the beach, our pool, and our tiki bar. We have recently completed some renovations, most notably on the guest room bathrooms, and plan to renovate more within the next few years. The condition of the carpet that you described is unacceptable. I will do my best to investigate which...

Tamarac, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a nice vibe. It is clean and the beds were super comfortable. You can tell that this hotel has recently undergone some renovations, but they feel a little incomplete, like they still need touch-ups or something.That being said, this hotel is in a great location. The beds are super comfortable and the rooms were clean. I would...

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I am glad that enjoyed the vibe of the hotel as well as our location. We have recently undergone some renovations and are certainly still in the touch up/punch list phase, which we hope to complete over the next few months. We do hope you will decide to stay with us again in the near...

Unadilla, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

What is with the hotels in Florida with not having a continental breakfast? We were here for 11 days and if you ate in the restaurant it would have been over $200 just for breakfast. Yes your room has a college refrigerator and microwave but no kitchen. Microwaved breakfast sandwiches aren't the best. And the hotel has bus tours staying...

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review and for providing honest feedback. I am glad that you seem to have enjoyed most of the aspects of your stay, including the rooms, our housekeeping staff, and our pool bar. I can certainly understand your disappointment at the lack of a continental breakfast. It tends...

Baraboo, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This October will be our 4th time to Dolphin Beach, each time is a very relaxing and fun experience. it is located across from a dollar store and grocery store, so getting things to stock the frig. is very easy. it is also on the trolley route making it easy to go to Pass-a-grille and Clearwater Beach for the day,...

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for being part of the Dolphin repeat guest family! We are certainly blessed to be located in such a pristine area and to have rooms that walk directly out onto the beach. It is also not an uncommon occurrence to see Macaws on property, especially hanging out in the palm trees. I hear them...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the Dolphin. It was even better than the pictures on their website. It was very clean, we saw people all day long cleaning carpets, windows etc... The pool area is beautiful. The restaurant is very nice. The food is exceptional and the prices we felt were very reasonable. It was nice to have the laundry facitily available...

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! I am happy that you seem to have found a home away from home at the Dolphin. I am also glad to read that you found the property to be clean since it is a near constant challenge given the age of the property. I am also glad that you found our staff to...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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Boca Sands Grille
Cuisines: Grill
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Dolphin Beach Resort

Address: 4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2480
Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Price Range: €118 - €299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphin Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 173
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Also Known As:
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#19 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
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“wifi was very very slow”
 of 5 bubbles AFE9, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The pool-view rooms are larger than the parking lot view rooms if you need extra floor space!”
 of 5 bubbles JessicaToy1011, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“go for gulf facing room. It is worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahk902, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Second floor was nice and quiet. We checked out different areas of the hotel and I don't think there would be a bad room to have.”
 of 5 bubbles F1942PBmichaelb, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the water offer direct beach access on the ground floor, rooms on the north west over looking the pool offer shade all day.”
 of 5 bubbles NFLDmortgagelady, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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