Outdoor Pool


The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

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494 Reviews
Guide Price £1,939 per person
Based on 15 May 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with American Airlines, staying for 3 nights room only in a One Bedroom Suite (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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

Hotel Category


Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
Location Highlights

The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

494 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 402
  • Very Good 69
  • Average 15
  • Poor 7
  • Terrible 1

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Apr 24, 2019

Gorgeous Resort

We just completed a 4 night stay at Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa and I can't say enough nice things about the entire experience! The suite we stayed in was ocean front, with a large balcony, a fully equiped kitchen, upgraded amenities, and a very comfy bed! The employees went above and beyond to make sure each guest is treated extremely well, always eager to help, so very attentive with a great attitude and professionalism. We chose this resort because it was pet friendly and faced the ocean. When we arrived, two pet beds were set out in the dinning room, pet bowls were there, ready for us to fill with their food and water. We even took them down to the restaurant each day, to dine with us. They had a great time playing on the leash free beach, located very close to the resort, and liked their multiple walks every day, along the paved walkaway along the ocean. The pool is heated and the chairs around the pool, very comfortable. Everything about the resort is extremely well maintained and clean! Highly recommend this property for anyone who loves the ocean, to book for their next vacation!
Apr 22, 2019

Almost perfect

Clovis, California

We just returned from a 4 day stay at this beautiful resort. Our room was a two bedroom executive suite on the ocean and wow! the views were stunning. The restaurant Lido was delicious and the pool was very nice. There is a short walk down some steps to a beach area shared with the hotel next door where you will find some fun tide pools and a secluded area of peace and beauty. The reason I gave it a 4 was unfortunately related to housekeeping. On our first full day there we left our room around 9am and returned around 1pm to a room that had still not been serviced. We had planned to go to the pool anyhow so I asked the front desk to be sure to have our room serviced while we enjoyed the pool. We returned to our room about 4:30pm and the room was still untouched. I was not happy. As I called to the front desk to ask what went wrong the attendant gave me the "we were very busy today" excuse and that really irritated me. When you are paying nearly $800/night you shouldn't have to beg to have your room cleaned and you definitely should not be made to feel unimportant as I did with that comment. They did send someone over right away to make the beds and give us fresh towels but a real service it was not. Sadly it got a little worse because of the three nights we were there, we only got the evening turndown service once. This is something that needs to be remedied. It was a drag to have to worry about housekeeping. It's too bad because this is a beautiful with a lot to offer.
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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.