Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa

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Overview of Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa

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Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa

4.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Map
2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPirates Cove33 min walk
  • Popular LocationAvila Hot Springs2 min drive
  • Popular LocationMargo Dodd Park4 min drive
  • AirportSan Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional)12 min drive

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About this area

Pismo Beach

Located in Pismo Beach, Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa is near the airport and near the beach. Avila Hot Springs and Pismo Beach Pier are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Alex G. Spanos Stadium or Robert A. Mott Athletics Center. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and surfing/boogie boarding nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with skydiving and rock climbing.

What's nearby

  • Pirates Cove - 33 min walk
  • Avila Hot Springs - 2 min drive
  • Margo Dodd Park - 4 min drive
  • Avila Beach Community Center - 6 min drive
  • Central Coast Aquarium - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Grover Beach Station - 6 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) - 12 min drive

Restaurants

  • Shell Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Steamers of Pismo - 4 min drive
  • Penny's All American Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Old West Cinnamon Rolls - 4 min drive
  • Honeymoon Cafe - 4 min drive

About this property

Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa

4-star resort near the beach
Guests of this beach resort will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a spa tub and a fitness center.
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa offers 60 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas and include queen sofa beds. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 36-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and DVD players. Accommodations at this 4-star resort have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Pismo Beach resort provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include safes and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) up to 15 mi

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–11 AM: USD 15-50 for adults and USD 1-25 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Lido at Dolphin Bay

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private picnics
  • Private winery tours
  • Public winery tours
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub
  • Wine tasting room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Art supplies
  • Children's games
  • DVD player
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Full-sized refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool gate
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed
  • Washer/dryer

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Vineyard

Spa

  • 15 hot springs
  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Down comforter
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Queen sofa bed

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Entertainment

  • 36-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service
  • Washer and dryer

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Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 4:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 65 per accommodation, per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Up to 4 lbs
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 34.05 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Faxes
  • Concierge service
  • Housekeeping

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 50 for adults, USD 1 and USD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 15 per person (roundtrip)
  • Pet fee: USD 65 per accommodation, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Hot springs access available from 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Bay Dolphin
Dolphin Bay
Dolphin Bay Pismo Beach
Dolphin Bay Resort
Dolphin Bay Resort Pismo Beach
Resort Dolphin Bay
Dolphin Bay Hotel Pismo Beach
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa
Dolphin Bay Resort Spa
Dolphin Bay And Spa Pismo
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa Resort
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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 234 out of 298 reviews
5 - Excellent 79%
Rating 4 - Good. 41 out of 298 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 14 out of 298 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 298 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 298 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.3/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing room- huge and clean with every amenity. The hotel grounds are gorgeous and the cliffside views spectacular.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was very nice, our room was excellent and the pool was really well maintained. We had a 2 bedroom unit near the pool that was great for our group of 5. The pool area did get a bit rowdy. We also found there to be limited on-site food options. The Lido restaurant was a little pricy as a family option. We got some drinks there a few times and had a issues with the staff, including on the last night when the bartender appeared to be impaired. Otherwise, the location in Shell Beach lends itself to good views, but you have to drive to get to a sandy beach. Overall, very nice option for a family with comfortable, well-appointed suites that feel quite luxurious.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness
Fruit flies
Nice hotel and staff were really pleasant and accommodating. Pool incredibly warm and very nice attendants. We stayed in a one bedroom unit which was very well sized and comfortable. BUT, one drawback. When we checked in we noticed a lot of fruit flies in our room. Easily more than a hundred, maybe 200? I asked the valet to inform the front desk and I called down and they said it was somewhat normal? I went down and asked if we could change rooms or pay to upgrade to any room without bugs. Front desk said they were fully booked but did send maintenance to set up fly traps. First night traps killed about 5, but I swatted about 50. Second night I killed near 150 (evidence below). Third night was fine with just a dozen randomly popping up. But not what you want on a vacation for excess of $500/night.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the pool and view and cleanliness and ease of parking and room service. At times it was quite loud and busy at pool. Would have been great to have a few more fire pits near cliff view.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
They dont have us in system at first so the manager shes so nice she gave us upgraded room and because we have to wait for room to clean she offered some free appetizer at the bar while were waiting.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a 2 bedroom beachfront unit with a beautiful view. The unit is very spacious and attractively furnished. We had a pleasant stay. The area around Pismo beach does not have much to do though. We visited a beach and Morro Bay. The only complaint is the price is high on this hotel. We paid $1000 per night for our stay. Also we were not able to eat at the hotel restaurant as we did not have a reservation (despite having lots of open table). The pool looks decent but we did not use it as we saw lots of babies in diapers.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel has waterfront view with astonishing landscape. We had one bedroom which size is bigger than most of other properties we stayed (we are travelers and stay in many compatible hotels). The bed is comfortable which is a good measurement if a hotel is up to a par for me, as to others. Services here are great in general, though they missed a couple small items that we requested in our room services. Overall, it’s a great place to stay. Will recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children, Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place to stay with family. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Facilities were great. Will definitely stay again at the resort
Stayed 1 night in May 2021