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Dolphin Cove Motel

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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, blackout drapes, free WiFi
On the beach
Suite, 2 Bedrooms | View from room
Standard Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, blackout drapes, free WiFi

Overview of Dolphin Cove Motel

Dolphin Cove Motel

2.0 star property

8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Housekeeping
170 Main Street, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449-2629

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPismo Beach Pier3 min walk
  • Popular LocationPismo Beach Surf Shop8 min walk
  • Popular LocationPrice Anniversary House8 min drive
  • AirportSan Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional)15 min drive

Room options

About this area

Pismo Beach

Located on the beach, Dolphin Cove Motel is in Downtown Pismo Beach, a neighborhood in Pismo Beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at North Beach Campground and Monarch Butterfly Grove, while The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville and Clark Center for the Performing Arts are cultural highlights. 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.

What's nearby

  • Pismo Beach Pier - 3 min walk
  • Sans Liege Wines - 4 min walk
  • Pismo Beach Surf Shop - 8 min walk
  • North Beach Campground - 3 min drive
  • Price Anniversary House - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Grover Beach Station - 6 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) - 15 min drive


  • Old West Cinnamon Rolls - 2 min walk
  • Wooly's - 2 min walk
  • The Oyster Loft - 2 min walk
  • Giuseppe's Pizza To Go Delivery - 4 min walk
  • Giuseppe's Express - 4 min walk

About this property

Dolphin Cove Motel

Motel located in Downtown Pismo Beach
At Dolphin Cove Motel, you can look forward to a terrace, a garden, and a snack bar/deli. This motel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Multilingual staff, smoke-free premises, and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the location
Room features
All 21 rooms include comforts such as premium bedding, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, on-request microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, Hindi, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Family friendly

  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Multilingual staff


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator


  • Electrical adapters/chargers

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Guests will receive key retrieval information
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per stay
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


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

  • Breakage deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

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

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per stay

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

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and a security system
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Dolphin Cove Motel Pismo Beach
Dolphin Cove Motel
Dolphin Cove Pismo Beach
Dolphin Cove Hotel Pismo Beach
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Dolphin Cove Motel Pismo Beach
Dolphin Cove Motel Motel Pismo Beach

Frequently asked questions

Is Dolphin Cove Motel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Dolphin Cove Motel?

As of Feb 5, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dolphin Cove Motel on Feb 7, 2023 start from $109.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Dolphin Cove Motel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Dolphin Cove Motel?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Dolphin Cove Motel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Dolphin Cove Motel located?

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Pismo Beach motel is within a 5-minute walk of Pismo Beach Pier, Sans Liege Wines, and Tastes of the Valleys Wine Bar & Shop. Pismo Beach Surf Shop and Pismo Preserve are also within 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Dolphin Cove Motel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Dolphin Cove Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Dolphin Cove Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



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Rating 10 - Excellent. 432 out of 948 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 312 out of 948 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 93 out of 948 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 64 out of 948 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 7%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 47 out of 948 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 5%




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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect place to be by the ocean and pier. I enjoyed my visit immensely and the price was right. I will be back. Thank you.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Small room but the location was marvelous
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location and customer service!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay


Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
The attendant removed the rights to the key card prior to check out time. We had to enter again and instead of giving us a new key or reprogramming the key cards we had, he had a person open the door for us.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The property was small, but cosy and a little dated. The location was great with sea view.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, nice, quaint room, clean, could hear the ocean. Right next to pier and beach. A perfect beach vacation motel. My ONLY complaint is the bed in my room had a wood platform frame that stuck out and inch or two farther than the mattress. The bedspread hung over it and I kept walking by the bed and smacking my legs into the sharp corner of the bed. Highly suggest hiring a handyman to cut off said overhang so the mattress is wider than the platform so that that doesn't happen. Other than that, it was a fantastic stay!

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The curtains are not easy to draw closed and in some rooms don't sufficiently block the many lights around the property at night.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We always stay at Dolphin Cove when we come to Pismo. The location is as good as it gets, check in/out is super quick and simple, hands down the best hotel in Pismo. Don’t let a negative review from some Karen persuade you.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The view of the beach from my room is a big plus. The owner is friendly and helpful in suggesting dining options in the area

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022