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Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa, Pismo Beach

4-star4 stars
2727 Shell Beach RdPismo BeachCA93449United States of America

4-star resort in Pismo Beach with spa, outdoor pool
  • Free Internet and free parking
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Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Great room
Delicious food
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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From 443 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa, Pismo Beach

from $369
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Pool View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Oceanfront
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non-Ocean View
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Poolside (Ground Floor)
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View (Ground Floor)
  • Penthouse, Oceanfront
  • Penthouse, Pool View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View, Ground Floor
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View, Ground Floor
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Partial Ocean View
  • Executive Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Oceanfront

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 60 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • Up to 2 kg


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking


  • Area shuttle within 15 mi *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 2006
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washer/dryer
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
  • Sofa bed
  • Sofa bed size queen
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony or patio
  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 36-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free wired Internet
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


The onsite spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.


Lido at Dolphin Bay - This poolside restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa, Pismo Beach’s small print

Also known as

  • Bay Dolphin
  • Dolphin Bay
  • Dolphin Bay Pismo Beach
  • Dolphin Bay Resort
  • Dolphin Bay Resort Pismo Beach
  • Resort Dolphin Bay
  • Dolphin Bay Hotel Pismo Beach
  • Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Faxes
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Self parking
  • Valet parking
  • Housekeeping

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 15 and USD 50 for adults, and USD 1 and USD 25 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 65 per accommodation, per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD $5.00 per person (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa, Pismo Beach


  • Avila Hot Springs - 30 min walk
  • Margo Dodd Park - 32 min walk
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Pismo Beach Pier - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Pismo Beach Prime Outlets - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km
  • Avila Beach Community Center - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • North Beach Campground - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Central Coast Aquarium - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) - 14 min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) - 29 min drive
  • Grover Beach Station - 9 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station - 13 min drive
  • Guadalupe Station - 26 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 49 reviews

Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa, Pismo Beach
Best hotel in CA
By far the nicest hotel I’ve stayed at in California
Christopher, us1 night trip
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa, Pismo Beach
hayoung, us1 night trip with friends
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa, Pismo Beach
Joel, us3 night family trip
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa, Pismo Beach
Breathtaking Views
Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa was amazing! We were there on a weekday prior to the start of the summer season. They provided us with a free upgrade to a fabulous 2 bedroom 2 bath with ocean view! Note: no easy beach access but the cliff view and awesome swimming pool are worth it! The staff were friendly and efficient. The restaurant and bar was outstanding! We had a delicious seafood grill meal and wonderful specialty cocktails! The views from the room, the restaurant and throughout the property were inspirational! The condo was fabulous... excellent full kitchen and room enough to easily host four adults or a family for any length of stay. Overall an impressive place, while normally pricey and out of my normal range, it is worth it! However, finding it on special off season on a weekday is a dream come true! Well done Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa!
Celia, us1 night romance trip
Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa, Pismo Beach
Very Good8.0
Great hotel, bad restaurant service
Everything was great, except for waitservice at Lido. I think we got unlucky with out waiter, because it took us 2 hours from sitting till we left, while other tables were in and out in less than an hour....and he tried to overcharge us. Hotel was great though
Brent, us2 night family trip

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