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    Dolphin Motel

    2912 Garrison St, San Diego, CA 92106-2770
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    Reviewed 18 April 2012

    We enjoyed our stay at the dolphin motel thanks to the staff and the owners.Very clean and a decent location .The motel is very friendly good bus service and near the airport would like to return. Val England

    1  Thank Freda W
    Response from DolphinMotel, TOM, Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 21 April 2012

    We love travelers like you If what your looking for is clean bed and clean room, we are just the right place! Unfortunately, every traveler has a different expectation/needs I hope future guests will read carefully about our accommodations before they jump

    Reviewed 14 April 2012

    It wasn't easy figuring out hotels and mapping out college tour visits---from the Bay Area, for myself and my two teenagers on spring break. We stayed at 3 different hotels and I was most interested in this one, after reading this wonderful reviews. After our...More

    1  Thank Debbie v
    Response from DolphinMotel, TOM, Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 17 April 2012

    Thank you Debbie for visiting our little motel On behalf of the owners and all our staff, we appreciate nice folks like you guys who gave us a chance. Our biggest room is the once you were staying in Room 28 There is always a...More

    Reviewed 14 April 2012

    The good: After much searching for a cheap hotel in San Diego that was in a decent location it brought me to the Dolphin Motel. The staff here are very friendly and print things for you and also help you out with any problems you...More

    1  Thank justinbbfc
    Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 17 April 2012

    Thank you justinbbfc for writing us a review You are correct, our rooms are not big and we are an older motel. With the noise, please notify our 24 hour staff on duty and we can ask the other guests to quiet down. We do...More

    Reviewed 10 April 2012

    Thanks to Tripadvisor, I had the opportunity to spend two nights this week at the Dolphin Motel. As advertised, the rooms are small and the amenities are basic, but saying that, it is probably one of the cleanest, most comfortable rooms I have experienced at...More

    3  Thank URKMB
    Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 12 April 2012

    It's been a pleasure having you guys. Your daughter was a darling! She definitely put a smile on to Holly's (the owner) day. We'll see you next time you come down south to our little corner of California!

    Reviewed 8 April 2012

    This place is in close proximity to all famous localities like the cabrilli monument, old town, La Jolla shores and the airport! Their rooms are neat, clean and offers excellent value for your price. In addition to the morning breakfast, which is free of cost,...More

    2  Thank Sethumadhavan R
    Response from DolphinMotel, TOM, Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 12 April 2012

    Hello Sethu! I love La Jolla, that's my favorite place to visit when I have time, and I always recommend it to guests who visit the front office. i try to not steal Holly's recommendations which is Cabrillo National Monument which is just a 10...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Number of rooms
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    Kim L
    17 October 2017|
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    Response from Reeth E | Reviewed this property |
    2805 Emerson (and Scott street) is Point Loma seafood and the Dolphin is 2 blocks north on Scott street.
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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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    "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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    "You can request a harbor view when booking"
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    "We moved on our 2nd night. This room on the second floor at the far right has two queen beds and its own..."
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