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    Dolphin Motel

    2912 Garrison St, San Diego, CA 92106-2770
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    1 - 5 of 980 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    It's small, but clean and tidy. The price was great. Customer service was excellent! I didn't have a razor and Thomas at the front desk gave me one (plus some other toiletries) unbidden. Housekeeping is efficient and it's near the shuttle that took me to...More

    Thank Sunny W
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My husband and I recently stayed at Dolphin Motel over Fourth of July weekend and we loved it! The room we stayed in was basic but very clean and charming! From the comfy bed to the warm coffee and delicious muffins available every morning, this...More

    2  Thank hannahsichting
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed at the Dolphin Inn Motel on May 22-24, 2017 and also in April 2015. The reason that we enjoyed staying there is the wonderful office staff. They really try hard to provide excellent service and do so with every encounter that we experience...More

    2  Thank sweetbutnocandy
    Response from DolphinMotel, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    This is Thomas@ Dolphin Motel. Thank you Sweetbutnocandy for taking the time to write about your previous experiences at our budget-friendly Dolphin Motel. I appreciate you guys in reaching out to respond to my request. Speaking to you guys directly, I have a great feeling...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We stayed for one night, two couples occupying a room with two queens in the newer wing. The room as actually quite large, so previous comments about small rooms must not apply to the new wing. The room was altogether basic, without any sort of...More

    2  Thank Stodel
    Response from DolphinMotel, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you Stodel for sharing your recent stay at the Dolphin Motel. I am happy to hear that your recent stay at our newly built 4 family unit (with 2x Queen beds). If I remember correctly, I did joke with you that the kids don't...More

    Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

    If you are looking for a fancy motel look elsewhere. This place is a basic, very clean, SMALL motel. The employees are super friendly and helpful. They have decent WiFi and free continental breakfast. Close to some wonderful restaurants on shelter island and right across...More

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

    Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Chaffee for your return visit to our motel. It is good guests like yourself that keep our business alive. The summer time is here and most families will be going on vacation. We encourage our good guests (both new &...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$102 - US$240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #2 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
    • #5 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
    • #7 Family Hotel in San Diego
    • #10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
    • #44 Business Hotel in San Diego
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 35
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    • San Diego
    • Also Known As
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    • Dolphin Hotel San Diego
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    We are open 24 hours phone or e-mail us 619-224-9791 or %^$(@!^&(%$! **tripadvisor won't allow links***
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    "Book ahead of time. They do have ocean view rooms."
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    "You can ask the management to provide you harbour facing room while doing the booking"
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    "We stayed in room 29 in the corner and slightly away from the road.....it was very quiet."
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    "Room #5 is near my parking"
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