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    Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

    2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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    “full kitchen” (46 reviews)
    “washer dryer” (21 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 9 April 2016

    I had the opportunity to stay in the 1-bedroom oceanfront suite during Spring Break - the occasion was my mom's 82nd birthday. From the minute we were greeted by the belldesk, we were treated like royalty. After a seamless check-in (unlike Ojai Valley Inn and...More

    Thank 908Traveller
    Response from Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & SpaResponded 22 April 2016

    Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review Dear 908Traveller, Thank you for providing your feedback on TripAdvisor regarding your recent retreat at Dolphin Bay for your mother's 82ne birthday. We are thrilled to hear we were part of such...More

    Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

    Having driven the 101 and Highway 1 for several hours, a well-deserved stay over was needed. The pool-view suite was "costly", but large, spacious, clean, tidy and comfortable - everything we needed to help us rest ready for the second half of the journey the...More

    Thank Gavin B
    Response from Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & SpaResponded 29 March 2016

    Dear Gavin B, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that an occasion as special as your honeymoon was spent at Dolphin Bay and that we were able to create a memorable experience....More

    Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

    Taking a PCH drive from San Fransisco to LA with wife and 2 young children primarily staying at five star hotels. Middle of this PCH trip lacks true five star hotel resort options. We stayed in an ocean front one bedroom suite with sofa bed...More

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    Response from Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & SpaResponded 28 March 2016

    Greetings Thurston1111, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and all the amenities our resort has to offer. We are also happy to hear that you found the...More

    Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

    We had a great but too short family stay in one of the ground level 2 bedroom suites. It was well appointed with loads of granite and tile, and a full kitchen and dining area. If you need two rooms this is a better deal...More

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    Response from Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & SpaResponded 27 March 2016

    Dear Getyourblankdownhere, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Dolphin Bay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your room, the view and all the amenities we have to offer. We...More

    Reviewed 22 March 2016

    wonderful place for a romantic getaway midweek...beautiful suite, great food and awesome spa! the ground floor is the best as you can walk out to see the beautiful vistas...staff was very helpful in instructing us where to go sand duning..and got a discount due to...More

    Thank Benu M
    Response from Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & SpaResponded 16 April 2016

    Dear Benu M, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your romantic midweek getaway to Dolphin Bay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our restaurant Lido and our Spa. We strive to...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Conference Facilities
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Outdoor pool
    • Heated pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$394 - US$768 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
    • #1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
    • #1 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
    • #2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
    • #11 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 60
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    • Pismo Beach
    • Also Known As
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    • Dolphin Bay Hotel Pismo Beach
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    Response from Erica C | Property representative |
    Hello, Although you aren't able to BBQ directly on the balcony, we do offer (3) BBQ's on the south side of our pool for guest use. We also provide utensils and have (2) tables with umbrellas available for use. Please let... More
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    "All rooms are quiet with great views but the best views are in the middle higher up."
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    "watch for Cal poly activties because suite prices become double the regular rate"
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    "Ask for room 322. it is a one bedroom suite on the corner of the building and is fabulous!"
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