I can remember when I was young and we'd go on family vacation to some small, family-owned motel, where everybody seemed to be friends and took time to socialize with you - that's what the Dolphin Motel reminded me of - The owner's were there each and every day, meeting the guests, always prepared with a smile and interesting conversation. The motel is older, so the rooms are not giant suites - but, they are CLEAN - the Housekeeper has been with them for 38 years, and she really takes pride in her job - I'll take small, friendly, and clean over any large chain hotel, any day of the week - and twice on Sundays!
As in other reviews, I was not bothered at all by any noise from the neighbors, or the people upstairs - I didn't hear a thing - no trouble at all sleeping.
I, also, am in the travel & accomodation business and I was very pleased with our stay - we booked two room and there are no complaints on either.
One more thing I should mention - It's a perfect location if you're site seeing. It's a hop-skip-and-a-jump to any of the major sites (zoo, museums, piers, airport, ship ports) - I will always stay at this location. No wondering if there's anything better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Highly Rated - Very Reasonably Priced - American Owned and Operated Budget Motel since 1976. Budget very clean rooms with top rated beds, refrigerators and great showers! Best Price! Budget Value! Great location - one block from San Diego Harbor and minutes from the Airport - Seaword - Downtown - Zoo - Beaches and more! Friendly - professional staff ready to help with directions - boarding passes, etc. Every morning say hello to our staff over continental breakfast. - Please see over reviews. Thanks ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Motel San Diego
- Dolphin Hotel San Diego