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Dolphin Cove Motel

Star Rating
2 out of 5



4.1 / 5Very Good
386 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Pismo Beach Pier
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Pismo Beach Surf Shop
    8 min walk
  • Restaurant
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    El Mirador
    2 min walk
  • Airport
    San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional)
    12 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area

    Pismo Beach

    Dolphin Cove Motel is located on the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville and Heritage House Museum and Gardens are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Pismo Beach Pier and Pismo Beach Golf Course. Central Coast Aquarium and Leaning Pine Arboretum are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the motel's central and quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Pismo Beach Pier - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Pismo Beach Surf Shop - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Pismo Beach Dive Shop - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Monarch Butterfly Grove - 20 min walk
    • Popular Location
      North Beach Campground - 3 min drive

    Getting around

    • Grover Beach Station - 3 min drive
    • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) - 12 min drive


    • Brad's — 1 min walk
    • El Mirador — 2 min walk
    • Old West Cinnamon Rolls — 2 min walk
    • Cracked Crab — 4 min walk
    • Hot Shots — 5 min walk

    About this property

    Dolphin Cove Motel

    Guests at this beach motel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 21 rooms feature comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include fridges and coffee makers. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find complimentary wireless Internet access and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking

    Family friendly

    • Microwave (on request)
    • Fridge

    Guest services

    • Housekeeping (once per stay)


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Beachfront location
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Ceiling fan
    • Pillow-top mattress
    • Premium bedding


    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer (on request)
    • Shower


    • 32-inch TV
    • TV channels
    • premium channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Microwave (on request)
    • Fridge


    • Desk

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    Perfect location, clean with very helpful staff, views are incredible

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Amazing location

    Location was everything for this motel right on the beach and the pier, the room view was spectacular. The room was clean and the bed was amazingly comfortable. Lots of amenities in the room overall we had a great stay. One small thing was no AC which was fine for us in October but I would imagine it to be a problem in the summer.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    Great location with free parking

    This little motel is in a fantastic location. Practically on the beach, you can hear the calming sound of the waves from your room. We loved all the cozy tables and chairs they have available outside to enjoy the view. They even have a fire pit! There are also chairs available outside of each room (chairs on the first floor are more comfortable than the 2nd floor due to space constraints). The owner was very kind and welcoming. Free and easy parking was a major plus too. This hotel is obviously older and shows it's age in certain aspects but overall the hotel has been updated nicely and is comfortable. Our only real complaint was lack of hot water in the morning while showering. Having lived in Pismo Beach before and other family there as well I don't usually stay in hotels here, but I wouldn't hesitate to stay here on our next trip.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Very clean and the staff was very friendly, would def stay again

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    Most Overpriced Motel I’ve Ever Stayed In

    I’m surprised this place had such high ratings. It’s a below average motel with tiny rooms. Everything was clean as far as I could tell, but the bed was squeaky and the owner was creepy. If it was cheaper this wouldn’t be an issue - but the hotels.com price is EXPENSIVE. The only redeeming feature is the proximity to the pier and the beautiful sunsets.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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