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Dolphin Beach Resort
Ranked #21 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't stop here”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

We arrived in St. Pete with no reservations. Most hotels in our price range looked pretty decent. At first we arrived at the Sirata beach resort. It looked clean and nice. We didn't get that warm and fuzzy reception at the he front desk so we left and decided on The Dolphin. I walked in to the reception area and proceeded to check in, I was tired after a full day of travel and just wanted to hang my hat somewhere. I asked for beachfront room and the price was fine. We checked into our room. Noticing the smelly hallway. The room was tired, dated and smelled. There were someone's else's leftovers in the fridge and the faucet to the tub actually pulled away from the wall. I said to my husband we can deal with it for 1 night. We went to the pool area. We looked at each other and said, what the he heck were we doing here. They graciously let us leave.

The location was ok, I recommend going to Guy Harvey!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

I was there for just one day but I wish I could have stayed there for ever. I am not too fussy about little things and so this place for me was perfect. The location and the beautiful beach, white sand, amazing clear water, the landscape and the pool and bar/restaurant on the beach.....wow...amazing.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth England
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Stayed here for the 6th time, again paid the extra for a ground floor beachfront room. Wouldn`t want my house to be decorated like this, but no problem with cleanliness and staff were sympathetic about night flight and allowed us a late checkout.

Top tip: If at all possible avoid staying on a Saturday, beachfront area was taken over by football & Volleyball pitches and the car park is rammed-if you go out there might not be a space for you on your return.

Room Tip: Avoid any room overlooking car park or boulevard
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vacma373
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Shelbyville, Kentucky, United States
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Just a basic place, yes it was beachfront but very outdated. loud ac that would not shut off. Very nice staff though. Amenities were not there being a beach front place. Great location, within walking distance to places to eat.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

as some other reviewers have said, its a bit dated, but you are on a perfect beach, with perfect weather, the shops are across the road, the bus stop is outside the hotel! the only thing negative i would say about this hotel is the standard of cleanliness on the bathroom floors and the windows, other than that, it was good. the hotel staff werent overly exuberant on arrival, but im not one for wanting gushiness from staff, so i had no problems with them not being smiley, smiley happy to see us! the pool and surrounding area was clean, the beach bar was clean, you can sit and chill, watch the dolphins and sunsets from here and although it had some questionable choices of music, it was fun, and if i want to listen to a great musician i will pay to go to a concert. the bus was great, just 50c local and only $2 for anywhere along the 24mile stretch of perfect beaches and quaint shops. it is perfect for all, even young families, we will certainly take our grandchildren there.......and i was told, you get a ground floor room that opens up to the pool if you have your young family with you, what more could you ask for?

Room Tip: you dont necessarily get a good view of the beach and pool from a balcony room, we had a south facin...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank justustwo1965
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Year after year my husband and I stay here,we feel part of the family and look forward to each holiday,the rooms have been done up very nicely we stayed in a beach front room this time completeing the whole range we have stayed in,special mention to all the staff actually they are always polite and very helpful Madonna and Ken are the main two we see at the bar but the others are wonderful too Madonna is the specialist in cocktails and Ken is always warm and friendly and keeps a smile on my face,Rita and Joe at reception could not help you enough Joe arranged a special car to take us back to the airport...wonderful everyone there and the rooms were as always kept well cleaned and maintained.The meals in the Hotel for breakfast,luch or dinner are very nice good size portion and good value..Just accross the road are a few nice shops a cv pharmacy and a Publix (supermarket) even ne or two clothes shops..Cannot wait to go again next year and visit my friends at the Dolphin Beach Hotel.....

Room Tip: from a pool side room you get a beautiful view of the sea and white sands a good sized room with fri...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DENISEPAULFANS
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Bay City, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Our group has been staying here for three weeks every winter for several years and we always look forward to returning. The staff is wonderful and goes out of their way to accommodate us.
This is an older, smaller hotel that is reasonably priced and well maintained. They repainted the inside earlier this year with bright tropical colors, installed new carpets and added new lobby seating. The restaurant has good food and offers a variety of lunch specials each day plus several "Early Bird" dinner specials. Their great pool area with lovely flowers and palm trees overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and is always kept very clean, The sunsets are beautiful! Each wing has laundry facilities, which is a big plus. The trolley stops right in front of the hotel and Dolphin Village Shopping Center across the street is great! (Publix Supermarket, CVS Drug Store, dollar store, liquor store, restaurants, etc.) Also there are many other restaurants located within three blocks from the hotel. A great getaway to relax!

Room Tip: All gulf front rooms have a patio (1st floor) or balcony. Only half of the poolside rooms have patio...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 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 Karen L S
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Property: Dolphin Beach Resort
Address: 4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2480
Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphin Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 173
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