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The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

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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
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The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

434 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 357
  • Very Good 58
  • Average 12
  • Poor 7
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness


Apr 12, 2018

Relaxing Spring Break at this lovely resort

Los Angeles, CA

A true beauty on the bluffs! I stayed here with my family and we brought our dog with us. Overall, it was a wonderful stay. Room: I have stayed in a lot of hotels, and I can say with confidence that this place had the most spacious rooms!! This made a huge difference. The welcome basket for my dog and kids was a wonderful touch. I really appreciate it when places go above and beyond to make things special. It's the little details I notice. The bed was comfy, they had a pillow menu, great shower with awesome water pressure. The pullout beds were the most comfortable pullout sofabeds my family has encountered. The kitchen had everything we needed. Get an ocean view. It's so beautiful! Pool/Beach: The pool is heated and there are towels they provide. There are bbq grills for use nearby. There are lawn games like croquet and bean bag toss. The grass is well manicured and lush. To the other dog owners, there are doggy waste bags provided, but also bring your own in case they run out and please scoop your poop! There is a path, and then steps down to the beach. The beach is not really swimmable, but you can explore the tide pool areas. Please be mindful and respectful of the creatures that you might find. Food: There is a restaurant on site. The two times we went, service was slow. We enjoyed the food though. There are a bunch of restaurants nearby. There was a great deli with prepared sandwiches and such. Things to do: Hearst castle is about an hour away. There's ATVing on Pismo Beach. We went to Dinosaur Caves Park, which is great for toddlers. There's wineries, shopping, etc. Overall it was a relaxing vacation. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. Would recommend!
Apr 06, 2018

Great get away

Tucson, Arizona

We had a 1 bedroom suite with a queen sofa bed with a foam mattress (very comfy). Full kitchen, laundry. In room coffee was excellent - very surprising really. We stayed only two nights but will return for a longer stay. You can bring food, prepare in room, snacks etc. they have 3 or 4 bbq’s was that you can use as well. Restaurant on site, we had room service one night and it was excellent - very fast. Heated pool, hot tub, games available for playing outside. Beach is not suitable For swimming but good for exploring.
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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.