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Dolphin Beach Resort

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Last trip was in May 2014 this is our favorite spot on St . Pete beach and have been staying at the Dolphin when it was called the Happy Dolphin back in 1976. My wife and I and our two boys that were 3&4 year old at the time and most springs after that until our sons were teenagers 15&16.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is definitely not luxury but middle-of-the-road accommodations. However: there are many things that make this place a great place for a getaway. The pool is warm and large. The property is right ON the beach. Located across from Publix and CVS make it easy to grab provisions for your room. Good dining options nearby. The staff was very...

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Thank Katie M
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan to be very tired you sleep through the night. The only thing that was a problem during our stay was that the hotel AC kept turning on and off, even when changing the settings to stay on. It was cold/got the whole time - night. Nice bar opening out to the beach. We also had breakfast there and it...

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2Thank Michelle R
TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I am glad that you mostly enjoyed your time at our property, in spite of the AC issue. I will do my best to track down which room you stayed in so that I can have our maintenance staff investigate and address any issues that they find. We do hope that you will visit again...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently spent another Spring Break in St. Pete Beach at the Dolphin Beach Resort and had a very nice stay. I was glad to see they have done some renovations to the rooms. We had an ocean front room on the 3rd floor and really enjoyed the room and the view. The balcony is small but large enough for 2...

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! I am glad that you enjoyed our recently completed renovations, even though you are not a fan of the color scheme of the carpet and walls. I am also glad that you enjoyed our breakfast and found our bartenders to be friendly. If you do decide to book for next year, please send me...

Tipton, Iowa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice resort... clean rooms with great amenities! The beach was gorgeous... staff was all very nice and helpful. It was very quiet... we didn't eat there but there was a nice eating area. We took advantage of the bar outside and the drinks were pretty good... the pool was fantastic. Would go again!

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Thank lesleyjo22
TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I am glad that you enjoyed our wonderful beach and that you found our staff to be hospitable. We hope you will plan a return trip soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was a double/standard and we thought we were getting a deluxe /double, the pictures that cancelon showed on their website were of beachfront and poolside veiws. When we got there our room was on the 1st floor in the back corner with no veiw. We were very disappointed with our booking but we love the hotel and have...

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I am sorry that you were mislead by cancelon in regards to the room category you would be receiving. I can completely understand being frustrated and disappointed by this. In the future, I would encourage anyone who has booked via a third party site to contact the hotel personally to make sure that he or...

Burnsville, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to be walking by and grabbed lunch here. Expecting to pay extra we were pleasantly surprised. The portions were perfect for us. Quick Service. Friendly service. I LOVED my BBQ chicken sandwich and my husband loved his Cuban Sandwich. Even if you are not staying at this hotel, stop by for a quick bite. We will for sure...

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Boca Sands Grille! I am glad that you found our portions to be appropriate, our service to be quick and friendly, and our food to be tasty. We do hope you will stop in again soon for another bite to eat!

Windermere, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place seems to have been recently remolded, and rooms were nicely decorated. We booked a "non view" room and ended up upgrading once we got there- however, we were only staying 1 night, I thought they might do a complementary upgrade or a discount on the upgrade but they didn't. We ended up paying the same rate that was online....

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive review! I am glad that you generally enjoyed your stay, but also appreciate that you took the time to point out some of the negatives you experienced. I am unsure as to why the front desk agent gave you an indication that she could upgrade you at a discounted price, since our front desk agents...

stallings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd time staying for a week however this time it's way to noisy on the 1st floor. Contacted front desk and they said a call was going to be made. Now 2nd night and same issue, kids wresting on the 2nd floor. Called down to front desk and said I would need to wait until the morning. Ugh!

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for being a repeat guest. I am very disappointed to hear that you found the property to be noisy, and even more disappointed in the reaction of our staff. We have security on property at all times and this issue should have been handled by them immediately. Our front desk staff should have also...

Branchland, West Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second year coming here for Spring Break. We have 4 families that usually travel together. Being in the hotel business, I can always find things wrong, however the rights far outweigh them. It is always nice to see a lot of the same staff. Randy and Armand are always courteous and friendly.

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TheDBR, Operations Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and for being a repeat guest! We love having families return year after year and the camaraderie that develops between them and our loyal staff members. We are certainly blessed to retain the majority of our staff each and every year. I am also glad to hear that, as a professional in the hotel...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Food & drink at the hotel
Boca Sands Grille
Boca Sands Grille
Cuisines: Grill
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Dolphin Beach Resort

Address: 4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2480
Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Price Range: $172 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphin Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 173
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Beach Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Dolphin Beach Saint Pete
Dolphin Beach Resort Saint Pete Beach
Dolphin Beach Resort Florida
Dolphin Beach Hotel St Pete
Dolphin Beach Resort St. Pete Beach, Florida
St Pete Beach Dolphin Beach Resort
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#19 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
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“We were first floor near lobby worked great for quick access to pool and allows kids to easily find room on their own.”
, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Great beachfront location”
lesleyjo22, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Dont book with cancelon we were decieved on our room”
432audreyp, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We only ate at the restaurant. Can't comment on anything else.”
SusanS923, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Elevator is very slow, ask where the stairs are, easier and faster to get to room.”
shoptake2, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
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