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Dolphin Motel

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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
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Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Dolphin is one of the many motels (and glorified motels) in Point Loma, all a stone away from each other. While some are close to the main road, The Dolphin is situated far enough to be quieter than other properties, which is why I...More

1  Thank romeboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times and always enjoyed the simplicity and the friendly staff. That is still there but the change of ownership seems to have diminished the place and the value equation doesn't work as well as it did. Apart from Thomas the...More

2  Thank DaveE45
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Before I get to my experience, let me get Alan's retorts out of the way. The rooms are very small, as you can read from previous reviews. It is an older motel, which does not mean it cannot be nice as I am a travel...More

1  Thank LifeisTooShort69
Response from DolphinMotel, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear LifeisTooShort69, That was very kind of you to compliment our staff and myself Thomas. We are very dedicated to keeping the motel running to the best of our abilities, it has been standing for 42+ years! In speaking with you, you mentioned that our...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We came back having stayed here two years ago. These photos do not to justice to Thomas and The Dolphin Motel in San Diego. 41 years old (the tour buses talk about this simple motel as they pass), it may be a bit worn (...More

1  Thank 176maxg
Response from DolphinMotel, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Mr. & Mrs. G. for coming back to our little property. You caught me during one of my "maintenance" days (doing maintenance to keep the property running). Yes, we are an older property with alot of repairing that needs to be done! But...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We enjoyed our stay at the Dolphin. Very inexpensive and in a great location to get anywhere in SD. Small shower and small room, but everything was clean and the mattress was good. We will definitely consider staying there again if we are in SD...More

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Amenities
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$86 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#6 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#7 Family Hotel in San Diego
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#44 Business Hotel in San Diego
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$86 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#6 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#7 Family Hotel in San Diego
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#44 Business Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Kim L
17 October 2017|
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Response from DolphinMotel | Property representative |
We are right across the street
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Kenneth T
18 May 2016|
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Response from DolphinMotel | Property representative |
We are open 24 hours phone or e-mail us 619-224-9791 or %^$(@!^&(%$! **tripadvisor won't allow links***
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Kenneth T
18 May 2016|
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Response from DolphinMotel | Property representative |
we are open 24-hours 619-224-9791
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Room Tips
"Second floor rooms are great"
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"Not very big hotel, maybe 12 -16 rooms?"
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"Choose the second floor on the harbor side for a better view."
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"Great views on the top tier. Corner rooms are quiet and cool."
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