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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
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Very Good8.0
  • Great considering the price but the room conditions could be improved, like the ancient…Oct 10, 2018
  • It was almost exactly what we expected. Outstanding locale, great views.. tiny room, hard…Sep 29, 2018
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From 1,155 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Dolphin Motel, San Diego

from $69
  • 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 -
  • 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

Also known as


    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    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.

    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

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.0 From 267 reviews

    Dolphin Motel, San Diego
    Very Good8.0
    Old is not new again
    I picked the hotel based on rating over better hotels on that block with lower ratings. It quiet clean friendly and old. Very old. If it was more then two days I'd be never again simply because it looks run down and 2950s old. Won't stay there again. Personaly owners should get a loan, bulldoze it and rebuild something modern.
    Gary, us2 night trip
    Dolphin Motel, San Diego
    Total gem, glad we found it online!
    We stayed for 2 nights and were very pleased with our stay. You can’t get anything better for the price! Simple room, clean, and the employees were all very nice and helpful. I was pleasantly surprised by how much we liked the place. Coffee and muffins first thing in the morning were delicious. The room wasn’t fancy but it had everything we needed for a quick weekend away. Lots of restaurants within walking distance. I walked to the grocery store and back. In the morning I walked to the harbor and it was beautiful. We would definitely stay here again. What a gem!
    ann, us2 night trip
    Dolphin Motel, San Diego
    There are ants and fruit flies on the first floor. The loser manager tried to throw me out when I complained but I eventually moved to a new room. The “free breakfast” is cereal and green bananas. I stayed there because the reviews all said it was clean even though it was run down. It’s not.
    A Traveler, us3 night trip
    Dolphin Motel, San Diego
    Very Good8.0
    Cost friendly, in close proximity to ocean area, breakfast served, good for solo traveler,
    Chantel, us2 night trip
    Dolphin Motel, San Diego
    Ok for a nite's stay.
    The motel is old and room and bathroom were very small. Clean sheets and towels Minimum toiletries Ok breakfast: muffins, coffee, tea , cereals , yogurt, bananas.
    DAN C., us1 night trip

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