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Dolphin Motel

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Reviewed 27 February 2012

I first stayed at the Dolphin Motel shortly after my "release" from an abusive marriage in 2008. I wanted to reclaim San Diego, a place I've loved and visited for years. I drove the eight hours from Tucson for a short three-day weekend and was...More

4  Thank COmujer
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 28 February 2012

That sure summed us up! We sure appreciate you giving us a chance when you re-visit San Diego and San Diego loves you! Looks like you did alot of independent exploring of our great city Hope to see you next time around Regards Alan &...More

Reviewed 26 February 2012

Simple accommodations: small rooms, basic amenities, but everything spotless and service above and beyond what you expect anywhere. I arrived and within five minutes the gentleman at the reception had made change for my taxi driver, ordered me an airport taxi for the following morning...More

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Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 28 February 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review As stated time and time again, the best customers we can serve are the budget-minded traveler. We are by no means a luxury motel, usually that means paying more Our customers stay here for...More

Reviewed 22 February 2012

This is the best budget motel/hotel I ever stayed in. If you are the like me and really use your room to sleep and shower then this is the place for you. Helpful staff that is always willing to make your stay more fun. This...More

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Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 25 February 2012

Clear, concise and sweet You described our motel in a nutshell Thank you so much for trying us out and as always book early to get a low price and most available room Once in awhile we do get our fair share of unhappy guests...More

Reviewed 20 February 2012

We stayed four nights and had a fabulous time. Our balcony room (36) overlooked the harbour. It was spotlessly clean. Location was perfect for our needs and situated in a quiet street. All the staff were more than helpful with directions to the various attractions...More

2  Thank iowmax
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 21 February 2012

Good Morning Simon! Its so nice to hear from you again. We won't forget you guys for a long time. You guys stayed with us for 4 nights in the room near the office. What wonderful guest you are, most cheerful friendly couple we have...More

Reviewed 2 February 2012

The day after I ran the Tinker Bell Half Marathon in Disneyland, my husband and I headed to San Diego for two days of rest and relaxation. Having grown up along the Southern New Jersey Shore, I immediately fell in love with the familiar, quaint...More

3  Thank Emma-Leigh L
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 11 February 2012

Well its a pleasure to meet you guys You are just the guests we are looking for! I second the motion because this is a family-run business with a home feeling We had a big smile on our faces when you mentioned walking on your...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$80 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#4 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#7 Family Hotel in San Diego
#9 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#44 Business Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$80 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#4 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#7 Family Hotel in San Diego
#9 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#44 Business Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Kim L
17 October 2017|
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We are right across the street
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Kenneth T
18 May 2016|
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We are open 24 hours phone or e-mail us 619-224-9791 or %^$(@!^&(%$! **tripadvisor won't allow links***
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Kenneth T
18 May 2016|
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we are open 24-hours 619-224-9791
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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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"You can request a harbor view when booking"
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