$445 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 4, 2014 Check-out: Dec 5, 2014

Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

5 stars
2727 Shell Beach Road, San Luis Obispo/Shell Beach, CA 93449
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.7
out of 5
18 reviews
Dolphin Bay Inn

This is our second stay at this resort. We have booked a 2-room suite on both stays. The room is... See full review

  • stuntman
  • Nov 21, 2011
Excellent Hotel

We went for a deluxe double room for 2 nights. Outstanding room. The level of service is a good as... See full review

  • Waddy
  • Jul 22, 2011
Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa is an understated elegant blend of Contemporary and Mediterranean styles of architecture. Set on the bluffs above the beautiful coastline of central California/ this intimate resort blends comfort/ service and style to create a haven for those who appreciate the very best. Shell Beach*s all-suite/ ocean-front resort offers luxury and rejuvenation for the body/ mind and spirit.

Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa Rooms

Two Bedroom Pool View Suite
1600 sq ft with pool view balcony
One Bedroom Ocean Front Suite
1000 sq ft with ocean front balcony
Two Bedroom Ocean Front Suite
1600 sq ft with ocean front balcony
Two Bedroom Poolside Suite
1600 sq ft with ground level poolside patio
Pool View Penthouse
2100 sq ft with pool view balcony
One Bedroom Oceanside Suite
1000 sq ft with ground level patio
One Bedroom Pool View Suite
1000 sq ft with pool view balcony
One Bedroom Poolside Suite
One Bedroom Poolside Suite -kitchen living and dining room, patio -ground level
One Bedroom Non-Ocean View Suite
1000 sq ft with balcony
Ocean Front Penthouse
2100 sq ft with ocean front balcony
Two Bedroom Oceanside Suite
1600 sq ft with ground level ocean view patio

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Executive level
Female executive rooms
24 hour security
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Jacuzzi
Children's activities
Jogging track
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Turndown service
Sofa bed
Electronic door locks
Ironing board
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms

Dining

Lido Restaurant
Lido Restaurant offers spectacular ocean views and celebrates the best of coastal California cuisine with a heated ocean-view patio and an extensive wine-by-the-glass menu.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

Overall score

4.7 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
4.8
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.9
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Khouryh
Business
San Jose, ca
Jul 1, 2013

Great rooms, poor quality hotel

Rooms were huge with a full kitchen and great view. The negative part is there was nothing additional added to the experience. Checked into the room and no food, no drinks, not even a bottle of water in the room. Bed was uncomfortable and so was sitting on the pull out sofa. Bedroom TV was no more than a 15" which was too small. Infinity pool isn't what you think. It's a pool, surrounded by a gate and smaller than expected. Overall my experience was average. For what I paid I must admit I expected better services than what I received.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Pick up water. None in the room!

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Review of Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
stuntman
Business
Malibu, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2011

Dolphin Bay Inn

This is our second stay at this resort. We have booked a 2-room suite on both stays. The room is fantastic, but not as fantastic as the people. The valets, desk, spa, and even restaurant staff at the Lido go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect. We will definitely be back again, and we have recommended this resort to many friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Definitely visit the Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville Co. in Oceano. It's ten minutes south of Pismo on Hwy 1. You will NOT be disappointed. It is surprising to find such amazing talent in such a small corner of a small town.

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Review of Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Waddy
Business
Somerset, UK
Jul 22, 2011

Excellent Hotel

We went for a deluxe double room for 2 nights. Outstanding room. The level of service is a good as it gets anywhere. Hotel manager very visible and helpful. The $20 a day resort charge is very irritating, but every thing else was excellent. My wife loved the spa treatments. Kids loved the big pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stroller Pusher
Business
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Apr 5, 2011

We will be back!

From the moment we arrived, we noticed that the service was both courteous and friendly and that the grounds were well-maintained. Our room included a full modern kitchen, dining room, living room (with pull-out sofa, flat-screen TV, DVD player), patio, as well as bedroom (supplied with a requested crib) and bathroom. Having two young children, we wished that the bathroom had a bathtub instead of a shower only. We took a stroll down to Shell Beach and the kids checked out the sea anenomes in the tide pools and played at the water's edge. After dinner, we took advantage of the pool and jacuzzi. The resort also supplied the kids with a bucket full of goodies so that they were well-entertained throughout our stay. As we were leaving, our oldest child (who hates showers) asked us when we would be coming back which is probably the best endorsement that can be given.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out DePalo & Sons for gourmet take-out and a great wine selection. It's only a short walk from the hotel.

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Review of Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jenny-O
Business
Rancho Cucamunga
Mar 5, 2011

Simply the best

This hotel is a bit expensive but is worth every cent. The service and staff are very friendly and the attention to detail is second to none. I highly recommend Dolphin Bay Hotel for anyone wanting to make a lasting impression and wonderful memories.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Melnee
Business
san Luis obispo, ca
Feb 18, 2011

Dolphin Bay

Great. Friendly. Quiet. Amazing room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oakland, CA
Oct 24, 2010

Lovely location and resort

Although pricy, this was the perfect choice for our weekend in Pismo Beach. It is a suite of rooms -- bedroom, living room and full kitchen, tastefully appointed. The views are striking. The resort pool is longer than most hotel pools -- about 20 yards -- and easy for lap-swimming. We had a very relaxing weekend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

If you want to eat an elegant meal, Lido Restaurant located in the resort is a good choice. Not cheap, but the butternut squash ravioli was delicious!

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Review of Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Newport Beach, CA
Aug 9, 2010

Dolphin Bay is First Class

Went up to Pismo for the weekend. The hotel is the best hotel in the area. Ocean views from every room. The hotel lobby staff and valet were very friendly and remembered my name every contact I had with them. They really know how to make one feel at home. They offer movies of DVD (free) in the lobby, and free popcorn and hot chocolate to boot! The on property restaurant LIDO was excellant as well!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Kingsburg, CA
May 31, 2010

Amazing Hotel & Great with the Kids

Rooms are wonderful and very large. The beds were comfy. Everything was very clean and very well maintained. The staff was helpful and friendly. The pool was heated which is a plus on the overcast days. Although it was busy for our weekend stay, they had plenty of staff working out at the pool to get you what you needed. The stairs to the beach are just a short walk, making access easy. Would stay again and again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
a1gem
Business
Fresno CA
Apr 18, 2010

Stunning Sunsets

Our annual tax relief holiday has taken us to many beautiful places but this is definitely one we will remember. The room was so wonderful we didn't want to leave and the staff and food were fanatastic. Hope we have an occassion to come back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Linne Calado Winery - great wines.

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