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The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

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423 Reviews

Serene ocean-view resort close to Pismo Beach

Set along the breathtaking Californian coast and just a few miles from the laid-back resort of Pismo Beach, the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is the perfect option for a break along this beautiful stretch of coastline, especially thanks to the location approximately halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Savour the sunsets from your spectacular location overlooking the crashing waves and relax with plenty of great amenities close at hand including the ocean view pool, relaxing resort spa and popular Lido restaurant.

  • Enjoy ocean-inspired cuisine at the Lido restaurant
  • Marvel at the sunsets from the pool terrace
  • Ideal for a resting point during your road trip
  • Excellent location overlooking the California coastline
  • Relax at the full-service spa

Hotel Features

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Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
Location Highlights

The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

423 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 347
  • Very Good 57
  • Average 12
  • Poor 7
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Location
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  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jan 10, 2018

Superior in every way

Orcutt, California

Everything about this property is 5 star. From the valet that greets you upon arrival, to Melissa at the front desk, to virtually every staff we encountered. Our ocean front suite was unbelievable with great views and the constant sound of the ocean. Clean and well equipped, it was a perfect spot to unwind for a couple of days. Lido is a fine restaurant and the bar is fully equipped for anything you may want. Do yourself a favor and give this property a couple of days in 2018. You will not be disappointed.
Dec 31, 2017

New Year's Trip

Los Angeles, California

We did a 5 day New Year's trip to this property and it was really great. The property is beautiful with expansive views and lovely details and upkeep. The staff is attentive and friendly. We had a pool view suite which was large and well appointed, full kitchen, washer dryer and nice view of pool and ocean vista. The restaurant Lido on site was excellent and we dined there several times in addition to ordering various meals from room service. The property is conveniently located for site seeing around the adjacent areas. We went into downtown SLO, nearby downtown Pismo, Dune buggy riding in Ocean dunes, saw the Monarch Butterfly grove, went to Hearst Castle and saw the elephant seals as well. We had massage at the Spa on the property. We worked out every day at the on site gym which was well appointed. One odd thing at the gym: apparently the single bathroom inside the modestly sized gym is the bathroom that all the workers at this property use as their bathroom, whenever working out there there was a constant stream of maids, gardeners, bus boys, maintenance men coming in to use the bathroom. It was a bit odd and sometimes they would be lined up for their turn in the bathroom with people in the single bathroom taking quite a bit of time. Literally during an hour's workout there could be upwards of 15 workers going in and out. They were very friendly saying "Hi" and "Bye" as they came in and out....which was nice but as I'm trying to work out saying "hi" and "bye" to 15 people within an hour was kind of strange. We definitely will return to this hotel as we loved discovering this area. We tried to make reservations for President's Weekend but the prices were sky high that weekend for some reason so we will try again in the near future.
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The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa


Resort Amenities

Guests can enjoy a range of resort amenities included in the resort fee (payable locally) including: Bay Cruiser bicycles for hire DVD and games libraries with hot chocolate and popcorn. Lawn activities including bocce, croquet, ladder golf and soccer/ football

Infinity Pool

The resort's heated infinity-edge pool is a supreme facility for those looking for a relaxing swim or wanting to work on their tan on the terrace. With gentle ocean breezes to accompany the views, this is a great place to chill during your stay.


The resort's chic spa is a haven of relaxation on the California coastline, providing a wide range of spa treatments ranging from massage and beauty treatments to relaxing yoga and more besides. Make sure you stop by the Spa Boutique for a chance to purchase some of the products used in your treatment.