The high tide tonight at Shell Beach gave us quite a show. There was a large pod of dolphins off shore and birds flying and diving into the water everywhere; the Pelicans were my favorite to watch. Usually we come here during low tide to explore the pools, but this was a different experience and one not to be missed. Harbor seal hanging out on a rock. Best way to get up close is a kayak tour to the sea caves. Nestled in the hills of Avila we have this pretty stretch of beach. On of my favorite hangouts. Clothes optional! #Hiking along the coast of Avila Beach in California. While hiking in this area, BEWARE, because on your left from this spot, is the Nude Beach. Yup, it's the only nude beach that I know of that still exist in California. P.s. It was an accidental find for us, and no, we didn't go. #Waterlust #WeekendGetaway #beach #ocean #roadtrip #waterlust Enjoyed a great dinner at Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach - make sure you time the booking for sunset! The most perfect sunset happened last night... Another beautiful shot at the beach, I just never tire of these sunny days on the Central Coast. This little town has been discovered. What was once a quaint, quiet place, is now a total tourist trap. Sad...but so beautiful. Some of the loveliest sunsets ever! Avila. Sunset at Pismo Beach,Ca One of California's most secluded beaches: Avila Beach. Be sure to visit this quant beach community when in California's south central coast.
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#California Shell Beach. This hidden gem can be accessed from the Cliffs Resort and Marisol parking lot (there are designated spots for beach parking). Spot some poppies while hiking months ago Avila Beach Pier in a beautiful overcast sky morning.
#avilabeach #california #pier #beach Really cool run on the bluffs between Pismo and Avila! Breathtaking view. I really like neon! This is a great old sign. The view near Shell Beach A view of Avila from the ridge. Happy Earth Day. Overlooking Shell Beach from the ridge.
Beautiful! A must if your looking for a good day hike. A bit strenuous but possible! I'm sorry but I'm just in love with this trail. This stairwell took me to a beautiful little stretch of beach below Dolphin Bay Spa & Resort.
Great tide-pools! Massive tree that eroded off of the cliff and onto Shell Beach due to the intense rainfall the state had this season! Here is the hotel. Had great reviews from trip advisor and it was spot on. Enjoyed the experience and rooms were nice. :-) coming back again to really explore the area. Soak in the Mineral bath all day if needed. I do! Eases the stress and relived joint pain. The cool thing about this place...open year round and if you go early, the place is all yours basically. We took an early morning walk on the paths to a small cave. We also saw seals lounging on rocks. A small cave at the top of a path. There were beer bottles (neatly stacked) and evidence of bonfires. I could hanging out here. Yummy treats for the weary tracker. As for me, I'm a local and just KRAVE A BOWL! Love the view from up the stairs. Another beautiful overlook along the Pacific coastline. Here is the hotel. Had great reviews from trip advisor and it was spot on. Enjoyed the experience and rooms were nice. :-) coming back again to really explore the area.- Lobby Sitting on the beach by he pier. Watching the world go by.
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#BeachBound Good, long hike with pretty stations to view landscapes of Pismo Fun place to go
on Saturday night. Not a brewery, just a restaurant and bar. Sat in the bar - Good service and really good appetizers, highly recommend the Poke and chips, and the Brussel Sprouts.
Delicious!
Here is the hotel. Had great reviews from trip advisor and it was spot on. Enjoyed the experience and rooms were nice. :-) coming back again to really explore the area. Here is the hotel. Had great reviews from trip advisor and it was spot on. Enjoyed the experience and rooms were nice. :-) coming back again to really explore the area. Starfish under Avila beach pier Rugged beach. I'm a sucker for weird stuff. Dinosaur cave park was no exception. We had to stop A park with an ocean view. Beach access from Cliff Resort. Some stair access were closed. Here is the hotel. Had great reviews from trip advisor and it was spot on. Enjoyed the experience and rooms were nice. :-) coming back again to really explore the area. Bathroom with spa area. This was the owners suite we stayed. However all rooms that I saw were nice. One of the many coves at Pismo Beach, California. Paradise cove. Panoramic views are the Shell Beach, California Lovely cliffs Looking towards the city of Pismo Beach from this beautiful city park. Here is the hotel. Had great reviews from trip advisor and it was spot on. Enjoyed the experience and rooms were nice. :-) coming back again to really explore the area. - Living. Room area View from our hotel at Pismo Beach Nice Flat Water - cool Breeze no people - it works.
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Get an overview of this hotel4-star resort with full-service spa and free valet parking

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free valet parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Restaurant

Location

Situated near the airport, this spa resort is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Avila Hot Springs and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Margo Dodd Park. Pismo Beach Pier and Pismo Beach Prime Outlets are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Resort Features

Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free resort has a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 60 individually decorated rooms feature free wired Internet and pillowtop beds. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include kitchens with refrigerators and stovetops.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. The resort offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 4-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. This business-friendly resort also offers a fitness center, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, the property provides an area shuttle within 15 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Complimentary self parking and valet parking are available on site.

Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa is a smoke-free property.

  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 2006 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 60 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Wedding services 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchen  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Washer/dryer  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Fireplace 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Bathrobes 
  • DVD player 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Kitchen 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Number of bedrooms -  
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Microwave 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Turndown service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Separate bedroom 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Sofa bed size 
  • Heating 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Stovetop 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Washer/dryer 
  • Down comforter 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 8 AM and 11 AM.

Lido at Dolphin Bay - This poolside restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

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

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision.

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

The onsite spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

  • Number of treatment rooms 4 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 65 per accommodation, per day
  • Up to 2 kg
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.
No rollaway/extra beds available
24-hour check-in

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Faxes
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Self parking
  • Valet parking
  • Housekeeping
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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 $5.00 per person (roundtrip)
  • Pet fee: USD 65 per accommodation, per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • 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

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. 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.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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