This was a wonderful deal and we are so happy we made this choice. Will definitely stay again! Upon arrival, the night manager (Tom or maybe Tim?) was extremely accommodating and helpful. He went way out of his way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We stayed during Comic Con and the Motel was busy, constantly receiving drive up requests to accommodate unplanned parking for non staying parties as the area was packed. We sat outside on an agreeable weather night and watched the show. The answer was always no, and even though the recipient didn't like the answer (and often times gave the manager some gruff), the answer was given with a smile and suggestion for other options. With all the pressure the facility was under, he was very professional and courteous to inquirers. It was a surprising pleasure to watch him work with a smile.The rooms are small in size but very clean and comfortable. Which is exceptable since we do not plan on spending extra time in the room. The bathroom was spotless and updated. We usually stay at a chain establishment across the street but due to Comic Con and availability we were unable to book a room for the night before our long range fishing trip. We are thankfully glad for that and will stay at the Dolphin on any future San Diego adventures. Great job Dolphin Motel!!! Also, love the evening neon lights and 50's motel style.
- 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