September 11, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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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 3 days ago

Stayed 1 night with the family on a driving trip from SF to LA. Glad we stayed here, beautiful views from our balcony of the sea, great pool, beautiful gardens and good food. The apartment was colossal with beautifully appointed rooms, well equipped kitchen, 2 dining areas, utility area, 2 ensuite bedrooms with spa bath to the master and walk in closets. Great food and dining experience in the Lido restaurant.

coopsuk - UK

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

The location is excellent and the room was fabulous. I had a one bedroom suite with fireplace booked for 3 days. Got to the room it was right next to the pool. The noise was horrific from screaming kids.The manager and the valet tell me dont worry the noise will die down in a few hours ?? BUT I told them the kids will be fresh in the morning and scream worse !! I wanted a quiet vacation with an ocean view and I felt like I was trapped at a apt complex . The noise was AWFUL . The hotel wants you to just give up so they say lets see if we can find you another room. My husband is a diabetic and told the manager Lisa that his blood sugar was dropping and we needed to settle this. We sat in that room for over 22 minutes !! than WE called them back and she said she had another room but we couldnt get into it till 7:30 at night !! and we would have to kill time some where for 2 1/2 hours . REALLY at OVER "$500 a night. We were pissed !! not only was my husband getting hungrier by the minute but we had lost other hotel opportunities by waiting for them to call us back. we politely told them forget it and got our car out of Valet parking and left . We found a hotel down the road at the SeaCrest ocean front with a jacuzzi in the room for $225 a night and it was great. NOT a happy experience at all.

Loriegirl - Tehachapi, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights with my family on our California Road trip and really enjoyed it. After a long drive from Yosemite we were ready for a bit of rest and relaxation and Dolphin Bay was he perfect stop. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and welcoming - thanks to Carol, Cindy and Melissa for your help. The car valet guys were also brilliant. We chose a 2 bed 2 bath oceanfront suite which was spacious and well equipped. We were in room 414 on the second floor - lovely sea views and set away from the pool and restaurant so it was nice and quiet. After 10 days on the road it was great to spread out in the lounge and watch movies on the big tv. Kitchen was good too - everything you could need. Also a washing machine which was a godsend! We were left a couple of washing capsules and other cleaning essentials which was a nice touch. There is a deli/store 5 mins walk where we shopped for breakfast provisions and snacks. The reason I'm not giving 5 stars is that the decor in our suite and the common areas is slightly dated. Also we asked for a twin room for our children (13 and 16) and got a double. Apparently twin beds were not available so our son had to sleep on the sofa bed in the lounge which was not ideal. The pool is fine - attractive, clean and perfect temperature. Lots of towels and fresh water to drink by the pool. There is a server to bring drinks and snacks if you need them. However No lifeguard or pool attendant to help us with beds though, so had to find our own beds and move them around. THe website describes it as an Infinity Pool - which it isn't but perhaps Infinity pool means something different in US? We dined at Lido, the hotel restaurant, in our first night which was good. Friendly servers and quick service. I had salmon which was delicious. Thanks again for a great stay!

Kate M - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After my room was not ready for a period of time, management made good. Some of the services could use stronger training. Service at the pool and in the restaurant are slow and certainly could be improved.

Bob S - Los Angeles/Tarzana

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a family holiday and booked into their ocean view 2 bedroom apartment. Owing to it being previously a condo, the apartment had all the facilities of being at home, and having a washing machine was a definite plus as we were on a 3 week driving in holiday with 2 kids. The rooms were clean and the apartment was roomy with a comfortable sitting area and dining area for everyone to spread out into. The kitchen was equipped with pots and pans etc so you could make meals instead of dining out. And staff at the hotel were very kind to provide anything else you could need if not already provided at the apartment. The TVs had a much more extensive cable channels than what you'd find in a larger hotel so that was great too. The hotel pool is not big so we worried that it may be overrun but when we were there it appears many people opted to go on day trips so it was pretty quite for our family to use. But if suddenly more people decided to stay it could have been too small and unpleasant to use. Now the negatives: the structure of the apartments do not offer anything in the way of sound insulaiton between floors. We were on the second floor and the small kids upstairs were constantly running back and forth and we heard it all! Not very relaxing when you are in an otherwise peaceful environment. Nothing the hotel can do about either but a shame as their should be better sound proofing between floors. Also, there is no air conditioning in any of the rooms! They have ceiling fans around the apartment but this we felt was not enough and we were generally hot when we were staying there. It appears they had originally had A/C when it was a condo but all of it was taken out when it converted to a hotel, I presume for cost reasons. Still you'd expect A/C now a days. The parking next to the hotel was valet (free) but we felt there were never enough staff to fetch your car quickly. Sometimes, the reception desk personnel stepped in get the car, but given its not a huge property they should have gotten this part better. You could self park but that is a bit away from hotel lobby so with lots of luggage and kids, its not really convenient. Overall we liked the area, albeit almost too quiet and the hotel was nice and staff tried to assist but overall it missed on many things important to us.

Muri F

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