Pismo Beach, CA

Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

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Carina Stebbins
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Why We Love It

  • This AAA 4-Diamond hotel nestled on California's central coastline overlooks Shell Beach
  • Lavish one- or two-bedroom suites are complete with full kitchens and balconies
  • Explore nearby coastal trails with complimentary bicycle rentals
  • Lido at Dolphin Bay offers farm-to-table cuisine paired with wine from local wineries

"Made for upscale escape and relaxation" -- Fodor's

92% (13 Member Ratings)

"The room exceeded my expectations"
Apr 01, 2016
Newbury Park, CA, United States


Map & Directions

Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is about a 15 minute drive from San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. A taxi to the hotel would cost approximately $40.

Rooms & Rates

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Situated half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Pismo Beach is a picturesque vacation spot on California's central coastline. The AAA 4-Diamond Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is a luxurious oceanfront retreat for romantic couples and family vacationers alike.

The hotel is made up of spacious one- and two-bedroom suites ranging from 1,000 to 2,100 square feet. Each private entrance opens to large apartment-style suites complete with full kitchens, laundry facilities, private balconies and complimentary Wi-Fi. Although there is no air conditioning in the units, the hotel's proximity to the ocean allows for cool coastal breezes, adding to the beach setting. Select one-bedroom suites have fireplaces, while two-bedroom accommodations provide either Jet Aire tubs or fireplaces.

Soak up some sunshine with a dip in the outdoor pool and hot tub, or stroll along the coastline of Shell Beach. Complimentary bicycle rentals are also available with maps of nearby coastal trails. Other activities in the area include sipping wine at the boutique wineries of San Luis Obispo County, driving an hour to explore the grandeur of Hearst Castle or hitting some balls at some of the vast golf facilities in the area. 

The hotel houses Lido at Dolphin Bay, a casual yet elegant dining experience overlooking the ocean, an idyllic backdrop for a romantic evening. Farmers and wineries come together to serve delicious farm-to-table fare with fresh ingredients from the local area.

From the press:
  • "This place was made for upscale escape and relaxation" -- Fodor's
  • "This upscale resort is easily the top option in Pismo Beach" -- Oyster.com



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service
  • Off-street parking
  • Public car park


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Pack 'n Play available on request, free of charge for children under 2.
Children 10 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). 
Extra person charge is $100 + tax.  Extra beds are not available. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request in select rooms and will be charged a nonrefundable $65 charge per night on checkout.

Fees: A resort fee of $25 per night (subject to tax) applies; it includes Wi-Fi, newspaper, DVD rentals, bike rentals and activities.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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13 Member Reviews
(92% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: The room exceeded my expectations
Other Comments: The restaurant Lido was delicious and friendly staff.
Marianna Apr 01, 2016 Newbury Park, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: great place to stay beautiful view
Other Comments: food was good
fred Mar 13, 2016 Dana Pointdana point, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The ocean view and having plenty of room to spread out.
Other Comments: Staying on Sunday was great. We practically had the pool to ourselves and going in February we lucked out and had beautiful weather.
Karen Mar 13, 2016 Ventura, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Pool
Michael Feb 19, 2016 San Jose, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Perfect stay at fabulous resort. We were able to upgrade to an oceanfront room for $50 per night on check-in. Loved it! Great views off deck. Perfect for celebrating with a glass of wine. Concierge very helpful for wine tasting suggestions. Very well appointed and spacious. Would definitely stay again (hopefully with another TravelZoo voucher).
Other Comments: Thank you for offering the vouchers on TravelZoo. We had a wonderful stay.
Julie Jan 09, 2016 Saint Louis, MO, United States

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