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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Ranked #8 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Spent three nights at the hotel and hated to leave. If you are looking for a quiet restful place to unwind , then this is it. Friendly & courteous staff from the valet to the housekeepers. We booked this hotel because of the great views & full kitchen. DBR is a great base to explore the central coast from.So much so that we have already booked our next stay here! The only drawback is, is that it is not cheap but well worth the expense.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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DolphinBayResort, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2013

Greetings Shermansj,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the resort and found the entire staff to be so courteous. We are also happy to hear that you were able to relax as well as explore the Central Coast. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future for your future reservation.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I surprised my husband with a weekend away to stay at the Dolphin Bay to celebrate his birthday. Everything about this place was superb- from the valet, to check-in, our room, amenities, the restaurant, the grounds....it was all wonderful! I pre-ordered a fruit and cheese plate and it was waiting for us in the refrigerator when we arrived along with a sweet birthday card for my husband. Our room was a one-bedroom suite and was enormous. It was well appointed, spacious, clean, and we had a spectacular ocean view. I would highly recommend this place. It is pricey to stay here, and luckily, I bought the room via Groupon. This property is not far from our home and we would definitely return for a stay-cation in the future.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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DolphinBayResort, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2013

Greetings Nan831,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback in regards to your recent 'stay-cation' here at Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa. We are pleased to hear that you and your husband enjoyed all the amenities throughout your stay as well as our Lido Restaurant. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed your spacious accommodations and the wonderful ocean views it provided. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another memorable occasion.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team

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Reviewed 20 February 2013

We recently stayed at the Dolphin Bay for the long president's day weekend. We brought our two daughter's, ages 4 and 7 and stayed in a pool view one bedroom suite. From the booking of the reservation to the greeting from the valet to the housekeeping staff, every single person we encountered was friendly, helpful and greeted us by name. Having a full kitchen is essential when traveling with children and the kitchen in the suites is fantastic. Our girls enjoyed riding their scooters along the path that runs in front of the hotel, swimming in the pool and the easy access to the beach and tide pools.

We also both visited the spa and had amazing massages and great customer service. The food from Lido was fantastic, more menu options would have been great but the quality of the food was excellent.

We had such a fantastic time that we booked another trip as we checked out. The Dolphin Bay is well worth the money for the quality of the resort, service, and amenities.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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DolphinBayResort, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2013

Greetings Cabullydogs,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you and your family were able to enjoy the beach access, infinity swimming pool, and two bedroom accommodation. We are also happy to hear that you were able to relax in La Bonne Vie Spa and dine in our Lido Restaurant. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you and you family back in the near future.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team

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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Our family with 3 kids 6-11 years old had a quick but very enjoyable visit. Our suite was perfect for all of us and having the kitchen was handy. The property is well-maintained, large enough to have luxury amenities, but small enough to feel cozy. We would love to return for a longer stay!

Room Tip: Our poolside room actually had a great ocean view as well!
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank R F
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DolphinBayResort, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2013

Greetings RF,
Thank you for providing us with your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear you and your family had such an enjoyable visit. We are also happy to hear you enjoyed your spacious accommodation and all the luxurious amenities we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you and your entire family back in the near future.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team

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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Our experience at Dolphin Bay was fantastic. The customer service is top notch, the room was spectacular and the food/drink superb. We highly recommend Dolphn Bay. All the amenities are first class and the grounds are in perfect shape.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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DolphinBayResort, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2013

Greetings Steve U,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you had such a fantastic experience and enjoyed all the amenities we have to offer. We are also happy to hear that you found the staff to be so accommodating. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team

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Reviewed 12 February 2013

Upon our arrival for our Anniversary weekend, we were pleasantly surprised for the wonderful room upgrade from the hotel with a nice note from Erica Avila! We ended up staying an extra night! This hotel experience was first class from the reservation experience to the departure! We ate at the restaurant four times. We would've dined there on Saturday night, but someone bought out the place for an anniversary party so we just ordered up room service. My wife got an in-room massage which is a very nice amenity. It was also nice to have our own underground parking assignment as we chose not to use the Valet service.

We had an Ocean View Suite and the ocean views are some of the best that we've ever at a hotel having stayed in room 215. The only way it could be better would to be on the 4th floor in a Penthouse Suite. The gourmet kitchen and decor in the room was very nice! It would be easy for families to cook their own meals right in the room if on a strict budget. Everything down to the steak knife, cooking bowls, etc. are right in the room. Every room had a flat screen television, and had a TV in the guest room also. The "turn down service" in the evenings from housekeeping was a nice touch. The food and service in the restaurant was amazing! We will be returning, hopefully this summer with our kids as well. Just a wonderful experience and weekend!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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DolphinBayResort, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2013

Greeting Greg B,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your ocean view suite and could make your special occasion memorable. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed your in room massage and multiple dining experience in Lido. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Warm Regards,
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

We found Dolphin Bay thanks to a Groupon and were absolutely thrilled with every aspect of our stay. The suites are spacious and beautifully furnished. The Lido restaurant where we had a couple of breakfasts and a dinner is exceptional. Excellent meals and super service. It was our first visit to Pismo Beach and we will back for sure. The spa was great too. They very kindly fitted me in without a reservation ahead of time which was really nice.

Room Tip: We had rooms on the side of one of the buildings but we could still see the ocean from our balconies...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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DolphinBayResort, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2013

Greetings Fifegal,
Thank you for providing us with your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that you found us on Groupon and were able to have such a wonderful first experience in Pismo Beach. We are also happy to hear that you were not only able to enjoy your spacious accommodations but our Lido Restaurant and La Bonne Vie Spa. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team

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Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range: £268 - £564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set along the bluffs above one of the most beautiful coastlines in America, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa offers exclusive 1 and 2-bedroom suites designed for elegance and comfort. Each suite provides a spacious living and dining room, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a balcony (or patio), along with all of the finest amenities. Lido Restaurant and Bar features tempting California Coastal cuisine with an emphasis on locally produced food and wines. Treat yourself to a luxurious treatment at The Spa at Dolphin Bay. From the sweeping ocean views to the impeccable service, you will escape the ordinary Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. ... more   less 
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