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    Dolphin Motel

    2912 Garrison St, San Diego, CA 92106-2770
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    Multilingual Staff
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 17 March 2012

    I'm actually currently at the Dolphin Motel, visiting San Diego for my first time, and this place has been wonderful. WiFi, breakfast, and fresh towels and clean rooms each day. Very friendly staff, and a pretty good deal. I haven't spent time in my room...More

    4  Thank megfaceee
    Response from DolphinMotel, TOM, DESK CLERK at Dolphin MotelResponded 21 March 2012

    We also want to reiterate that Tripadvisor measures hotels/motels based on customer satisfaction and not “3-star, 4-star, 5-star, etc”. Please be advised to all our viewers that we are not a luxury 5-star resort place, nor do we advertise as such. We are a budget...More

    Reviewed 17 March 2012

    This is a great, independent motel. The owners and staff are incredibly helpful, making people feel welcome and going out of their way to help their guests, from restaurant recommendations to help with wifi problems (ours not theirs!) and tourist spots. The rooms are clean...More

    3  Thank roadbum17
    Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 21 March 2012

    CHEERS guys! If our guests are looking for is a room to sleep in and not to stay in the room all day, then we are just the right motel for them! We are a family-owned business with a personal feel. You are not a...More

    Reviewed 14 March 2012

    Nice place to stay. Friendly, helpful staff. Good continental breakfast in outdoor courtyard. Clean rooms. Has a very retro feel to it. Nice Point Loma / harbor location. Very easy to get to; safe location. Don't miss Sunset Cliffs! We loved it and would definitely...More

    1  Thank Therese K
    Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 15 March 2012

    Glad you made it back soundly to Kansas, We did remember when you went jogging in the morning during breakfast Thank you so much for taking the time to comment about our motel Hope you come back to San Diego in the near future!

    Reviewed 13 March 2012

    We arrived tired and cold after a long 2 days at Disneyland and were so grateful to get into a comfy, warm, CLEAN room. The motel is in a great area, peaceful and safe and we woke up to a great view of the harbour...More

    2  Thank small2006
    Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 15 March 2012

    Cheers! for writing a review about us! If I am not mistaken, you guys talked to us about getting a Southern California Adventure Pass for Disneyland, Sea World, Zoo, etc It is really good for the family considering the tickets costs alot if you buy...More

    Reviewed 12 March 2012

    This place is like a throw back to the way motels look in old movies. We stayed here two nights. Very friendly helpful staff. They gave great recommendations for things to see outside of the usual. Nice location. Right across the street from the pier....More

    1  Thank 80hours
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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.
    Kenneth T
    19 May 2016|
    Response from DolphinMotel | Property representative |
    We are open 24 hours phone or e-mail us 619-224-9791 or %^$(@!^&(%$! **tripadvisor won't allow links***
    Kenneth T
    19 May 2016|
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    we are open 24-hours 619-224-9791
    Room Tips
    "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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