Ratings based on 1,474 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Baltimore MD

Pleasant hotel in a convenient location

Posted 25-Apr-2017
A clean, "homey" hotel with basic amenities. The hotel is located across from a shopping center which has a grocery store (Publix), CVS and a Dollar Store. This was VERY convenient because I didn't have a personal means of transportation. The hotel's pool area was very clean and had ample seating. The hotel's free Wi-Fi was AWFUL. Plan on using a lot of your cellular data. The Dolphin advertises itself as a "hotel and conference center" which is definitely false advertising considering the lack of internet connection.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 11-Apr-2017
Even though I had a first floor room by the pool, it was still quiet. All the staff were friendly and helpful😍🌴
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from kentucky

tired old hotel

Posted 06-Apr-2017
Pros: it is situated right on a beautiful beach
Cons: cleanliness. service. everything.
Filthy carpet. Tired worn out old hotel. Needs to knocked down & replaced with something nice. Smelled bad. Front desk was clueless. I do not recommend this hotel.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Indiana

satisfactory hotel on the beach. food acceptable.

Posted 30-Mar-2017
Pros: location,right on the beach, access to a restaurant with room service and a beach bar
Cons: Cleanliness, customer service, trash removal
Location: great location with lots to do within walking distance
Hotel badly needs updates - very dated and not very clean. Some staff nice and friendly and some very rude. The trash outside near the dumpsters looked like it hadn't been emptied for more than a week and had a very strong odor. Pool was nice and clean. Liked having a beach bar, but was very difficult to get served unless you were young and wearing a bikini. Felt like the price was high for what you get in return. .
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Boston, Ma

Nice hotel right on the beach. Excellent location

Posted 29-Mar-2017
Pros: Location, staff, room, pool.
Cons: Wi fi signal was not strong. Had difficulty using the internet from our room.
Location: Beach is beautiful. Downtown St. Pete nearby. Easy walk to Don Cesar where a "spa" day only costs $30 @ the Spa Oceana. Charlotte = best stylist!
Friendly staff, spacious & clean room. Mostly quiet, great beds. Pool was well maintained. Direct access to beach.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Endicott, NY

Great view, small beds

Posted 27-Mar-2017
We loved our oceanfront room's view and the pool is nice. The beds, however, were small.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

good location but needs some work

Posted 23-Mar-2017
Pros: location, pools, kitchen
Cons: updates needed to exterior of buildings and grounds
Stayed here as very little was available in the area - realized when we got there it was due to Bike Week. Room offered plenty of space, but bathrooms, mattresses and exterior are in need of some repairs and attention. Our unit's back slider looked out onto a moldy patio and other buildings, so we kept the curtains drawn. Hotel desk staff was varied in their customer service - one was quite nice but two others were not very friendly. Pools were nice.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveller from OC Wi

The Place for friendliness, and entertainment.

Posted 22-Feb-2017
Pros: Everything, the decore, the pool side, even the other guest were behaved. It was great!
Cons: Well, I would suggest they put up screen doors on their patio doors...sometimes at night it was cool enough to just sleep with the patio doors open...
Location: Well, if we needed a night time snack of our choice, there was a Publix store across the street! A swim wear shop selling everything from sun dresses,
The hotel was not a four/five star hotel but it sure resembled one! We arrived on at Thursday and from the minute we arrived the smiles poured all over us at every chance we encountered the working staff. From the bus boy to the bartender, it was always a "Good Morning" or "hope you enjoy your day" after a long rest period the rooms were clean, smelling fresh and upon our even adaventure again we heard "...have a wonderful evening" and WE DID! We went Parasailing, we took over the stage at kareoke night and enjoyed a quiet drink at the tiki bar with the quiet soft music 🎶 in our back ground....it's was simply wonderful!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from D

Hotel was nice, the staff was not very pleasant

Posted 22-Feb-2017
The hotel was nice, clean and up to date. The staff was a strangely aggressive when asking for extra towels and close restaurants.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Tampa Florida

Nice hotel on the beach great restaurant

Posted 10-Feb-2017
Staff was friendly, room was clean Nice wide beachfront and good pool Close to other hotels with firepits to sit at night. Great parking. Good location