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Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Avila Hot Springs and Margo Dodd Park. This 60-room, 4-star resort has a full-service spa along with an outdoor pool and free valet parking. It's near the airport and also close to Avila Beach Community Center and Central Coast Aquarium.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM.


The 60 individually decorated accommodations feature kitchens and balconies or patios. There's space to spread out with separate bedrooms, dining areas, and sitting areas. 36-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Washers/dryers, iPod docks, and sofa beds are other standard amenities.

Property features

Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle for USD $5.00 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa resort include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms.


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

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. High-speed 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. Complimentary self parking and valet parking are available on site.

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

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

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  


Available in all rooms: Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

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. 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, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired high-speed 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.

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • DVD player 
  • 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 
  • Microwave 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Turndown service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Separate bedroom 
  • Sofa bed size 
  • Heating 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Washer/dryer 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Stovetop 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • 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.

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

Spa Services

The onsite spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Number of treatment rooms 4 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • 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


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Faxes
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Self parking
  • Valet parking
  • 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.
  • 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

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  • 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 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.

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