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1 room, 2 adults

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
  • The hotel room is very clean and the location of the hotel is amazing as your right on a…Jun 15, 2018
  • It's a basic room, but clean and comfy. No frills but at a more than fair price...always…Jun 15, 2018
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From 1,149 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Dolphin Motel, San Diego

from $118
  • Basic 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
  • 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) - 28 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

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 216 reviews

Dolphin Motel, San Diego
Really nice rooms, comfy beds and you’re close to everything. Not the nicest hotel in the area and also no the most expensive. Would recommend!
Kenneth, us2 night trip
Dolphin Motel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Clean. Bed was soft for me. Needs more furniture in room. Old hotel and it shows.
michael, us1 night trip
Dolphin Motel, San Diego
Fantastic value
Very well kept and comfy motel!
Victor, us2 night trip
Dolphin Motel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Good Motel for the Price
We stayed here for one night while in town for a wedding. Check in was easy; they still use the old-school physical keys for you to get into the room. The room itself was pretty clean. It also had a mini fridge. Wifi was included and while we didn't use it much, when I did I felt like the connection was pretty fast. Shower had good pressure. For a motel, I didn't expect much but this exceeded my expectations.
Tina, us1 night trip
Dolphin Motel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
I liked that they had a little something for breakfast and close to everything we wanted to do. A little small but it worked.
Erica, us2 night trip

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Dolphin Motel, San Diego

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