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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach, California

On the scenic, rugged coastline of Central California, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa – part of the LVX collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts – in Pismo Beach offers an ideal getaway for your next West Coast vacation. Whether you are exploring the nearby wine country, or driving along the fantastic Pacific Coast Highway for its splendid panoramas, Pismo Beach is the perfect place to stop and relish in the area's beauty. Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa's accommodations are exclusively suites, none of which feature less than 985 square feet of well-appointed living space. Your full gourmet kitchen makes meals and snacks a breeze, while a modern entertainment center and complete in-unit laundry facilities provide additional convenience and luxury. Spread out on your private terrace or patio and allow the sweet comforts of Central California to relax you. Should you need a little further unwinding, La Bonne Vie Spa is there with just the thing. Signature offerings designed to rejuvenate and replenish are the hallmark of this holistic oasis, so indulge in a massage or mineral-rich body treatment to experience ultimate bliss.

When you are ready for some classic California weather, take to the sunshine and go for a dip in Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa's sparkling outdoor pool. A fitness center, weekend yoga classes, and a seasonal children's program ensure every guest has what he or she needs, while the 24-hour concierge service attends to anything that you desire. With the ocean just steps away, take a few of the resort bicycles out and discover the local area of Shell Beach. Foodies will adore the resort's Lido Restaurant, where California Coastal Cuisine is showcased through a menu featuring the best of the region's many bounties. An on-site cooking school offers intimate classes with the restaurant's executive chef, and further embraces the natural abundance of San Luis Obispo County. Within a short distance of Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa are a number of boutique wineries, as well as excellent golf courses, wildlife sanctuaries, and historic missions to see. For a getaway that has it all, and has so much more in reach, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is a terrific time for all.

Location of Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
2727 Shell Beach Road
Pismo Beach, California

Nearest Airport: SBP

Amenities for Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

  • General Information
  • 55 Suites
  • Pet Amenities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Picnics
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Pool
  • Spa on Property
  • Fitness Center
  • Live Entertainment
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Boutique
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Beach Access
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • Culinary School
  • Infinity Pool
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Air Conditioning
  • DVD Players
  • Fully-Equipped Kitchen
  • In-Unit Laundry Facilities
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Private Terraces
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Cooking Classes
  • Croquet
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Wine Tasting
  • Yoga
  • Whale Watching
  • Jet Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Family
  • Kids Club
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Wineries
  • Golf
  • Antique Shopping
  • Parks
  • Market
  • Interests
  • Beach

Reviews for Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true beauty on the bluffs! I stayed here with my family and we brought our dog with us. Overall, it was a wonderful stay. Room: I have stayed in a lot of hotels, and I can say with confidence that this place had the most spacious rooms!! This made a huge difference. The welcome basket for my dog and kids was a wonderful touch. I really appreciate it when places go above and beyond to make things special. It's the little details I notice. The bed was comfy, they had a pillow menu, great shower with awesome water pressure. The pullout beds were the most comfortable pullout sofabeds my family has encountered. The kitchen had everything we needed. Get an ocean view. It's so beautiful! Pool/Beach: The pool is heated and there are towels they provide. There are bbq grills for use nearby. There are lawn games like croquet and bean bag toss. The grass is well manicured and lush. To the other dog owners, there are doggy waste bags provided, but also bring your own in case they run out and please scoop your poop! There is a path, and then steps down to the beach. The beach is not really swimmable, but you can explore the tide pool areas. Please be mindful and respectful of the creatures that you might find. Food: There is a restaurant on site. The two times we went, service was slow. We enjoyed the food though. There are a bunch of restaurants nearby. There was a great deli with prepared sandwiches and such. Things to do: Hearst castle is about an hour away. There's ATVing on Pismo Beach. We went to Dinosaur Caves Park, which is great for toddlers. There's wineries, shopping, etc. Overall it was a relaxing vacation. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. Would recommend!

SassyGRL - Los Angeles, CA

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 1 bedroom suite with a queen sofa bed with a foam mattress (very comfy). Full kitchen, laundry. In room coffee was excellent - very surprising really. We stayed only two nights but will return for a longer stay. You can bring food, prepare in room, snacks etc. they have 3 or 4 bbq’s was that you can use as well. Restaurant on site, we had room service one night and it was excellent - very fast. Heated pool, hot tub, games available for playing outside. Beach is not suitable For swimming but good for exploring.

John O - Tucson, Arizona

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

What a wonderful nights stay at Dolphin Bay. Condos were spacious and comfortable. The lady at check-in could not have been nicer. She knew the family was going to visit the dunes the next morning and would want to rinse off after their trip. She kindly gave us a late check out. Very thoughtful staff! The Spa was also a great place to relax. Highly recommend this beautiful place.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Dolphin Bay has only gotten better and better. My original stay was just for a long weekend but I extended my vacation a total of four times because I couldn't bear to leave this amazing Resort. the entire staff, including Erica the hotel manager, to the bus boys, including Alex, was so attentive and always had a smile on their face. I wouldn't stay anywhere else and I wish I was there right now. Please feel free to ask questions, I stayed in a 2-bedroom Suite which is really the size of a small home. It was divine. The views were spectacular and as I said before everyone made sure my stay was flawless. I'm still dreaming about the pillows, and choosing from the pillow menu for my family and friends, and the outrageously large bathtub. In fact this was by far the best bathtub I've ever seen - and I've stayed at some of the nicest hotels in the world. I could go on and on about this Resort. I also want to thank whoever reads this from the bottom of my heart for all you did for me during my stay at Dolphin Bay.

Christy H - Los Angeles, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Our family of four booked a spacious three bedroom suite. The second-floor ocean view was fantastic. The amenities were adequate, if not Four Season's quality. Who needs that in Pismo Beach where it is all about the outdoors. Dine at Lido, a fine dining experience that focuses on seafood and a modern twist on the classics. The wine list is surprisingly good with a great selection of champagne and some good wine with a little age on them. After dinner watch a movie and played board games, provided by our host's. The staff was attentive and clean.

Richard G - Studio City, CA

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