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Dolphin Motel, San Diego

2-star2 stars
2912 Garrison StSan DiegoCA92106United States of America

Bayfront motel in San Diego
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Very Good8.2
  • Clean, very basic room, NO pool, has great internet and has cable tv. older motel,…Sep 12, 2018
  • Always a great stay hereSep 12, 2018
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From 1,155 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Dolphin Motel, San Diego

from $79
  • Basic Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Family Twin Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Economy Double Room, 2 Twin Beds

What’s around Dolphin Motel, San Diego


  • In Point Loma
  • Shelter Island - 17 min walk
  • Rock Church - 19 min walk
  • Point Loma Nazarene University - 38 min walk
  • Ocean Beach Park - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Old Town San Diego State Park - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park - 2.2 mi / 3.5 km
  • Ocean Beach Pier - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 7 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 19 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 29 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 40 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 11 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 12 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 21 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 35 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 4 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Marina on site
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Dolphin Motel, San Diego’s small print

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    Mandatory fees

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

    • A 1.95 percent city/local tax will be charged

    Optional extras

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

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.2 From 240 reviews

    Dolphin Motel, San Diego
    nice place
    Room is clean and staffs are nice. Good for the price.
    yuan, us1 night trip
    Dolphin Motel, San Diego
    Old joint, but priced right and clean
    It's no secret, the Dolphin Motel is old and you can only put so much lipstick on this pig. Other than old, the the bed is comfy, the place is clean and the price right . The service exceptional. If you're on a budget, or just a cheap guy like me this is your place.
    Jonathan, us1 night trip
    Dolphin Motel, San Diego
    Very Good8.0
    Surprisingly pleasant
    Place initially looked sketchy but staff was great. Room was small but clean.
    dawn, us1 night trip
    Dolphin Motel, San Diego
    great location
    basic affordable hotel near the ocean, good customer service, continental breakfast, great location.
    Andrey, us1 night trip
    Dolphin Motel, San Diego
    Ok in a pinch
    We are former San Diego residents, so we knew what we were getting. As a rule, we're not into spending major $ for a 'clean bed & shower'....and as hotels were particularly pricey this time of year, we figured we could do this. Actually, the room and bath were indeed's an old place and convenient to the fishermen departing on the nearby fishing boats. The rooms are SMALL...but we did have a small refrigerator which was nice...the shower worked great...the beds are...well...beds...the AC is a bit noisy but with cool nites usually not needed anyway at night....rather an 'it'll do' place if you're not expecting much. The staff is cold water...very convenient to walkabout to restaurants.
    ANDREA, us1 night trip

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