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“Peaceful and Relaxing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
california
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121 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Peaceful and Relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Beautiful hotel on the bluff... You'll know you're in a special place as you walk in through the lovely entrance. I simply loved lounging outside in the gorgeous weather. Lido restaurant is delicious! I thoroughly enjoyed my crab eggs benedict... I'll be back for the scrumptious looking French Toast! The service is wonderful, the staff is very nice and helpful. Like that they are a pet friendly hotel. Enjoying seeing plenty of guests with their pets.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank uama1
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Greetings Uama1,
Thank you for providing us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased you were able to enjoy the tranquility of the resort as you lounged in the gorgeous weather. We are also happy that you enjoyed the food in our Lido Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Exceptional! The best accommodations on the California coast. Comfortable, spacious, very well-decorated suites. Fantastic service. Kitchen and oceanview BBQ grills were very convenient for our large family. Our family loves it each time we come back. Will be back very soon. Thank you

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tracy s
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Greetings Tracy S,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you found your accommodations to be comfortable, specious, and well-decorated. We are also happy to hear that you found the service to be so fantastic. We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional stay in the near future.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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Phoenix, Arizona
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93 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Dog friendly location with grass! Our unit was ground level, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with a full kitchen. Excellent for our aging golden! Beautifully appointed, exceptionally clean and quiet! Resort sits on a cliff - beach access is close via a path and stairs. Restaurant food was fabulous and staff was friendly and accommodating. Stayed only one night but it didn't appear there was much within walking distance - you'd likely need a car. A parking lot is available (instead of valet) but may not be near your room.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SuZenMaster
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Greetings Susanlbinn,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with you feedback in regards to your recent stay at Dolphin Bay. We are pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful stay in one of our pet friendly accommodations and found the staff to be so wonderful. We are also happy to hear that you were able to join us in Lido Restaurant and found the food to be fabulous. We look forward to welcoming you and your pet back in the near future.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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San Jose, CA
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51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Flawless! Exceptional! The best accommodations on the California coast. Comfortable, spacious, very well-decorated suites. Fantastic service. Kitchen and oceanview BBQ grills were very convenient for our large family. Our family loves it each time we come back. At first the cost for the rooms may seem high, but it is actually a great value when you consider the large apartment size spacious suite, the view, the service, the warm saline pool, and fully stocked luxurious kitchen. Our stay could not have been better. We also enjoyed dining at Lido. Loved the live music that night. For us, we would not consider staying anywhere else in Pismo.

Stayed April 2014
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Greetings Hoteljunkies,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you found your suite to be so comfortable, spacious and well-decorated. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed the view and service you were provided. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the near future for another exceptional stay.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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Auburn, California
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

People have already mentioned the attentive staff - and they truly do go 'above and beyond' to make you welcome, comfortable and pampered. But what made our 'special birthday' weekend trip unique and fantastic was combining a trip up from Southern California by 2 in our party via the Amtrak Surfliner. One person boarded in Fullerton, the second in Santa Barbara and they arrived into the Grover Beach station on Friday night just before 8pm. Grover Beach is right next to Pismo - just 10 minutes away. They were treated to a glorious coastal sunset while riding in style and no concerns for Friday night traffic. I headed down from Northern California via car with an easy ride on Highway 101. I easily picked them up and our fabulous time at the resort was underway.

The Dolphin Bay Resort truly has everything we were looking for - ocean views, heated pool, hot tub, luxury accommodations with granite counters, designer interiors, plush robes, spacious rooms with balconies with fresh ocean air. The location on the bluffs was incredible. And everything was within easy walking distance. The spa is fantastic (wonderful massages), the Lido restaurant was great, and attention to detail was impressive.

At the end of our terrific weekend, the resort offered their complementary house car to drive two in our party to the train - for a leisurely and relaxing journey home. I checked with resort management and they said they'd be happy to accommodate future train travelers and pick them up with the house car, subject to availability. Sweet!

We cannot wait to do it again. Thank you Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa for a wonderful weekend!

P.S. Thank you to Marc for arranging the balloons and chocolate dipped strawberries to kick off the birthday weekend in style!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nancy L
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Greetings Nancy L,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor! We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at Dolphin Bay enjoying the views and amenities we have to offer. We are also happy to hear that you had fantastic treatments and dining experience as well. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future during your next trip to the Central Coast.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Never have I stayed at a hotel/resort with such friendly, attentive staff. The property itself is wonderful, with beach access to tide pools, walking along the bluffs, beautiful views, but it is the staff that makes staying here a vacation to remember.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nychipster
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Dear Nychipster,

Thank you for providing us with such a pleasant review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy the beautiful views, walks along the bluff line and access to the tide pools. We are also happy to hear you found our staff to be pleasant and attentive throughout your stay. It is our goal to exceed all of our guests' expectations and we are glad we could do so with you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Warm Regards,
The Dolphin Bay Team
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Memphis, Tennessee
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136 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

originally built as a condo, this place is perfect for a getaway or small family get together. kitchens are great, with granite counters, all cooking utensils, built in laundry room. Units also have 2 baths with tubs, plenty of living room space - well appointed - a real "home away from home". Service also excellent from the staff and they have a great restaurant on premises with fresh and savory dishes and good wine selection.
The oceanfront room views were spectacular, even in lousy weather - just breathtaking.
The premises also has hot tub, pool, outdoor grills and lovely beach walk.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank dedon4
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Erica C, Manager at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Dear Dedon4,

We appreciate you taking the time to post a great review regarding Dolphin Bay on Trip Advisor. It is so delightful to hear that you and your family enjoyed our spacious and fully equipped suites, the wonderful food & wine selection at Lido, our excellent customer service, as well as the other amenities we offer on property. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and it a great compliment to be considered a home away from home. We certainly look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Dolphin Bay in the near future.

Warm Regards,

The Dolphin Bay Team
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Property: Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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 resorts' spa, La Bonne Vie. From the sweeping ocean views to the impeccable service, you will savor every moment at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. ... more   less 
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