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Dolphin Cove Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I enjoyed my stay at this beautiful hotel ! Food was delicious! Staff was very friendly!

A wnonderful spot for relaxation and soaking up the sun! When making the reservation, Lorena was extremely helpful and allowed me to choose the room I preferred. It could not have been any more PERFECT!! Situated in a cove with its own private beach on a hill/cliff (yes, lots of stairs but with amazing views - and you don't know if you're actually in Greece or Mexico with the white buildings on cliffs overlooking the bay#, Dolphin Cove Inn is peaceful, the staff are friendly, and the grounds are beautifully maintained. I have stayed at the Barceló Karmina Palace #all inclusive) next door to this hotel years ago and would definitely choose Dolphin Cove over it again for MANY reasons. I am very much looking forward to going back again soon. It was a perfectly peaceful getaway.

When Checking in the front desk lady was kind of distracted, she forgot to gave us several staff like air conditioner remote control, tv remote control. the staff in general was very friendly and the rooms very clean. some issues with the parking because not a lot of space. the beach is amazing, food was good, location great, I really enjoy my stay in this Hotel.

I've been to Manzanillo several times. This was the 1st time at DCI. We were there in May 2012 and what I loved the most was that it was quiet! The food was good and the pool was very clean! Since the hotel is located on a hill and the street/sidewalks are cobblestone I suggest a good walking shoe (ladies no heels) there are numerous stairs & a steep ramp/hill. I would not recommend it if there are elderly or disabled people in your party. The beach area is small (most is big rocks). overall I would go back.

The location and views from the hotel are excellent, though there are submerged rocks all along where the surf breaks at the beach access, making it a poor place to swim. But you can walk next door and use the beach access from Las Hadas, which is all sand. Being on the peninsula, there are no services within walking distance except for the store and restaurant on the premises and the restaurants at Las Hadas. But there is a bus that runs regularly. I had to pay the full high season rate even though it was September. The staff was pleasant and the restaurant pretty good.

The Dolphin Cove is a great place to stay! The views from the rooms were very nice and the staff was very friendly! The place has quite a bit of stairs and ramps, so be prepared to exercise a bit getting down to the pool or the beach. Although it's a walk, it makes for a very unique hotel. The rooms were clean and and having a kitchen with a stove, microwave, mini-fridge and even dishes and cookware made it very affordable to eat in our room. There is even an on-site little store to buy groceries. The location of the Inn is a little far from the main road in Manzanillo, but other than that and a bed that was a bit stiff, the Dolphin Cove was a great choice!

The staff is so friendly and helpful. We had two problems in our room that were fixed immediately. The room was clean and the view from the terrace spectacular. Great location for those wanting peace and quiet. Not good for handicapped or if you are unable to climb stairs, as this place is built on a hillside.

Av. Vista Hermosa S/N Manzanillo COL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Peninsulas de Santiago within a short walk of Las Hadas Golf Course, Dolphin Cove Inn is within a mile (2 km) of Playa La Audiencia. This 47-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. In central Manzanillo, the hotel is also close to Playa Olas Altas and Riviera Casino.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Paradise, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.


The 47 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchenettes and balconies. 21-inch TVs come with cable channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers and hair dryers. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Dolphin Cove Inn, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for MXN 650 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a terrace, a porter/bellhop, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Double Standard

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Triple Standard

Full 3 | Sleeps 5

Jr. Suite Standard

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4