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Dolphin Motel, San Diego

2-star2 stars
2912 Garrison StSan DiegoCA92106United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

Bayfront motel in San Diego
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Very Good8.4
  • Standard rooms, no frills. Very clean though.n8ce hot showers.Mar 16, 2018
  • No frills place. Inside room was clean. Grounds could use some Mar 11, 2018
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From 1,138 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Dolphin Motel, San Diego

from $76
  • Basic Single Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Family Twin Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Economy Double Room, 2 Twin Beds

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 - 3
  • 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

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

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 Motel, San Diego


  • In Point Loma
  • SeaWorld nearby
  • Ocean Beach Park nearby
  • Old Town San Diego State Park nearby
  • Shelter Island nearby
  • Rock Church nearby
  • Point Loma Nazarene University nearby
  • Harbor Island nearby

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 1.8 miles/2.9 km
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 7.7 miles/12.4 km
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 16.2 miles/26.1 km
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 19.2 miles/30.9 km
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 27.8 miles/44.7 km
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 139 reviews

Dolphin Motel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Sweet old time of Pt Loma.
It is an old time favorite in San Diego that is very clean rustic comfortable room. The continental breakfast was held outside which really surprised me but it was very complete with the types of food that you would want for breakfast. The service at the hotel is very personalized and I enjoyed that very much.
Marc, us1 night trip
Dolphin Motel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
The service was excellent and the motel is near by everything interesting in San Diego but the room was small and you can hear a lot of what is going on outside your room
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Dolphin Motel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Nice motel
While it's not the classiest place, this little motel is awesome, right near a marina with plenty of dining and drinking options within walking distance. I stay here whenever I'm in the area. Management is nice too.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Dolphin Motel, San Diego
Nice little place to stay.
Cozy, clean, affordable and friendly employees.
john, us3 night trip
Dolphin Motel, San Diego
Dolphin Motel is a great choice!
Dolphin Motel is a great choice. It is an older motel so bathroom is a little tight but very clean & good water pressure. The beds were super comfy. Good free breakfast & nice employees. Will definitely stay here again if in the SD area. Can’t beat the price!
Brandi, us2 night trip

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Dolphin Motel, San Diego

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