• Outdoor Pool

The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

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.

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Guide Price

£1,939 per person
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Tripadvisor rating 509 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • 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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  • 62 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool

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The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

509 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 412
  • Very Good 71
  • Average 16
  • Poor 9
  • Terrible 1

What to Expect

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Sep 10, 2019

2 bdrm villa

Wow! We celebrated my Son's 18th birthday in Pismo and stayed here for some family time. We were able to bring the dog and the resort had bedding, food bowls, a couple treats and a ball for our pup. Big points! Beautiful display on a plate with a piece of cake for the birthday kid. The villa was immaculate. Huge and spacious. Comfy beds! Fireplace was great. Our view was of the pool but we could see the ocean. We'll be back! Cheers
Aug 27, 2019

a great disappointment

Jerusalem, Israel

on our way from LA to Monterey we stayed in this hotel at Pismo Beach for 1 night. Everything looked like 30 years backwards! real vintage! the room looked like in the 80s with the old coffee maker, the bathroom, lack of sleepers, the old kitchen etc. Dinner was not bad but we found nothing to eat for breakfast which is a bit healthy and not fried . In the trend of healthy food this hotel is really a big disappointment. the weather was very foggy and bad but for that we cant blame the hotel.
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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.