Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 US
View Map Reservations: +1-800-760-7718
4.0 Star Property Near Avila Hot Springs
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06/28/2022 - 06/29/2022
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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

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Verified Reviews of Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Fantastic!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I loved this hotel! It was amazing!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-Feb-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 17 to Sun Sep 19 2021 at a $367.00 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

96
Excellent

Summary of 287 reviews

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Rated 96/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Excellent club hotel. Great pool. Great room. Awesome vibe.

Pool

98/100
18 reviews

Great pool.

Bar

93/100
11 reviews

Nice bar with tasty alcoholic drinks.

Vibe

89/100
15 reviews

Awesome vibe. Good resort hotel. Nice for romantic trips. Awesome for families.

Room

88/100
88 reviews

Spacious, clean rooms with good kitchenettes. Excellent beds and great views.

Service

88/100
70 reviews

Great, friendly wait staff but poor reception.

Comfort

85/100
28 reviews

Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds.

Location

82/100
31 reviews

Great location.

Food

77/100
43 reviews

Well-varied menu, containing great food, but spendy.

Cleanliness

57/100
17 reviews

Good cleanliness in rooms, but so-so in the building. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Rated 87/100 based on reviews from families.

Great view. Great room.

Pool

97/100
8 reviews

Great pool.

Service

86/100
16 reviews

Friendly service.

Comfort

86/100
11 reviews

Large, comfortable rooms.

Room

85/100
24 reviews

Rooms are large and clean enough, with great views.

Amenities

82/100
12 reviews

Nice building.

Location

81/100
9 reviews

Great location.

Cleanliness

59/100
8 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

Rated 92/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Excellent club hotel. Great pool. Great room. Awesome vibe.

Pool

98/100
18 reviews

Great pool.

Bar

93/100
11 reviews

Nice bar with tasty alcoholic drinks.

Vibe

89/100
15 reviews

Awesome vibe.

Room

88/100
88 reviews

Spacious, clean rooms with good kitchenettes. Excellent beds and great views.

Service

88/100
70 reviews

Great, friendly wait staff but poor reception.

Comfort

85/100
28 reviews

Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds.

Location

82/100
31 reviews

Great location.

Food

77/100
43 reviews

Well-varied menu, containing great food, but spendy.

Cleanliness

57/100
17 reviews

Good cleanliness in rooms, but so-so in the building. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Rated 86/100 based on reviews from families.

Great room. Nice building.

Pool

97/100
8 reviews

Great pool.

Service

86/100
16 reviews

Friendly service.

Comfort

86/100
11 reviews

Large, comfortable rooms.

Room

85/100
24 reviews

Rooms are large and clean enough, with great views.

Amenities

82/100
12 reviews

Nice building.

Location

81/100
9 reviews

Great location.

Cleanliness

59/100
8 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

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Property Description

Perched atop the scenic bluffs of California’s Central Coast, the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa’s oceanfront setting is an ideal retreat that offers something for everyone. Each of our sixty suites offers a distinctive one or two-bedroom configuration, complete with a living room, dining room, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, and private balcony or patio. A flat-panel TV with a DVD player, convenient laundry facilities and high-speed wireless internet are also standard in each suite. Dolphin Bay also has pet-friendly suites available so you don’t have to leave your best friend behind. Each oceanfront suite offers unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean.The resort is home to Lido at Dolphin Bay, winner of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence eleven years in row, and one of the finest restaurants on the Central Coast. The restaurant is renowned for its creative California Coastal cuisine and stellar customer service, not to mention the gorgeous panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The Spa at Dolphin Bay offers replenishing and rejuvenating treatments, such as massage, facials, body treatments, yoga sessions and more.The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa offers a number of exciting activities to enjoy. While at the resort, take a dip in our infinity-edged pool, get your daily workout in our 24-hour fitness center or take a tour of several of our world-famous local wineries. Take advantage of our complimentary bicycles to ride along the coastal trails or simply hike along the hillsides that hug our coastline for some breathtaking views. Other local activities include golf at any of several excellent courses, driving up the storied Highway 1 to visit Hearst Castle, enjoying miles of gorgeous beaches – including California’s only “drive-on” beach - or shopping for antiques and culinary treats in our quaint nearby towns of Avila Beach, Morro Bay, Cambria, Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo.Consistently rated #1 for Guest Satisfaction in San Luis Obispo County on TripAdvisor, the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa was recently named one of the Top 3% of Luxury Hotels in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

Amenities / Features


  • Check In: 3:00 pm - 4:30 am
  • Check Out: 11:00 am
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • All-inclusive resort
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • DVD Player
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Generator for sleeping rooms
  • Generator for public spaces
  • Grocery service
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jogging path
  • Kitchenette in room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Terrace
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Luis Obispo (SBP) 12 miles

Local Shuttle Info: $10.00 each way to and from airport, complimentary when available to local venues

Breakfast Information

$15-30

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets allowed with $65.00 pet fee

Group vs. Individual Rates at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Rate fluctuations of Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

The graph above is trends of room rates for both our group quotes and the lowest online individual prices we could find at the time the group/meeting bid was entered. The best group or meeting displayed is 46.1% in the month of January 2020 and the highest average individual rate is $459 in the month of October 2021. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in a month when rates are lower.

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