My wife and i found this hotel on trip advisor whilst stranded in San Diegi airport and chose it due to the 600 odd reviews it had recieved. All of them good i must add. Our thinking was that the owners could not possibly posted all of them so we should take a chance. We are so glad we did. Our two night stay has turned into a four night stay, and even though the hotel seems to always be near to capacity it has never been a drama to fit us in an extra night and then again another extra night. I am writing this review whilst we are enjoying the complementary breakfast in the court yard. It may be a simple breakfast though well appreciated. The location is just brilliant. Across the road to the marinas and the buses are only a 3 minute walk away. There are many resturants and places of interest nearby so a car is not necessary to get around which suits us as we don't have one. The hotel looks like those road side motor inns you see in the movies and that only adds to the charm of this hotel which is outstanding value for money. No matter what I say here about the staff it will only end up being an understatement. The staff obviously follow the lead of the owner. The owner is a quietly spoken man and takes the time to meet you for breakfast every morning which is a nice touch. This you will not find at the hiltons or alike. The people behind the frount desk can not do enough for you. Wether it maps to get around town high lighted for you on the spot when they know what your interst are, or looking things up on the Internet if they don't know. The night manager actually gave us his private cell number in case we got lost on our travels and he said he would arrange to get us back to the hotel one way or another. The rooms are a little dated in terms of decore though for a budget hotel it's not an issue at all. There is wi-fi in your room at no cost as well as a laptop you can use if you don't have a wi-fi devise of your own. There may not be a phone in the room but the staff have a complementary cell phone in the office you can take back to your room if you need to make a call. If you have a car they also have a complementary GPS to help you around town. They will also weigh you luggage before you head to the airport an will also print out your boarding passes for you. The rooms are spotlessly clean and the room staff are friendly. We just can't recommend this hotel highly enough. We are more than overly impressed.
Mick and Deb from Sydney Australia
- 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