Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa


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  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Hotels with a Kids' Pool
  • Hotels with In-Room Kitchens
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  • Located in the heart of California’s Central Coast, Dolphin Bay is an exceptional oceanfront getaway. Comprised entirely of one- and two-bedroom suites, guest units feel like luxurious apartments with fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, and spacious living areas. The suites are so well-designed and decorated that it would be easy to settle in comfortably for a week or more. The bluff-side setting is our favorite feature—many of the suites have phenomenal views of the ocean and rugged coastline. The physical footprint of the hotel is small, with just enough hotel-type amenities to make relaxing a breeze, including a year-round heated pool, excellent restaurant, and spa offering an array of treatments. Shell Beach is a short walk away, and there are a variety of beach communities to explore in the area, as well as access to top notch wine tasting.

    • Category: Hotel
    • Location: Seaside
    • Standard: Luxurious
    • Style: Contemporary
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    Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

    • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
    • Toddler Fun: Open grassy areas for running around
    • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sites and activities
    • All-suite luxury hotel with fully equipped kitchens and spacious living areas
    • Well-designed guest units
    • Family-friendly public areas
    • Central home-base for local exploration
    • Highly personalized service
    • Excellent onsite restaurant

    Families Should Know

    • No air-conditioning
    • Property occupies a small physical footprint
    • Located immediately off freeway – some guest units may hear traffic
    • Year-round fenced and heated swimming pool
    • Free WIFI rooms and public areas
    • Property does not offer kids camp or babysitting

    Sports + Activities

    • beach
    • swimming
    • kayaking
    • surfing
    • bike riding
    • hiking
    • wine tasting
    • golf
    • ATV/dune buggy rentals

    Local Excursions

    • San Luis Obispo
    • Pismo Beach
    • Hearst Castle
    • Avila Beach
    • Paso Robles


    • one- and two- bedroom suites
    • TV/DVD player
    • safe/hair dryer
    • fully equipped kitchens
    • gas-burning fireplace some units
    • private balcony or patio
    • WIFI rooms and public areas
    • daily housekeeping
    • room service
    • restaurant
    • swimming pool/hot tub
    • spa
    • fitness center/weekend yoga
    • free bikes
    • concierge
    • private parking
    • disabled access
    # of peopleStarting at
    • D - daily pricing
    • W - weekly pricing
    • T - tax included
    • B - breakfast included
    • I - all-inclusive

    Preferred Room

    2-Bedroom Oceanfront Suite

    Guest Room Highlights

    • Spacious
    • Well-appointed
    • Good configuration for sleeping
    • Comfortable beds
    • Beautiful view
    • Nice bathroom
    • Great shower
    • Kitchenette/kitchen facilities
    • Convenient location on property


    Booking Conditions

    • Deposit required
    • Cancellation: <48 hours, deposit forfeit
    • Crib and highchair: free
    • Extra person fee: $US 100 per night
    • Daily resort fee: $US 25
    • WIFI: free