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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was pleased with the room size and HOT water in the shower!! The location was Perfect! The staff was pleasant to work with and overall a really nice place to stay! The Sea Shanty was excellent Dining option that we could walk to for Dinner

Thank Greg H
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I was directed to room 4. The room was old and I had trouble closing the drapes. Later, when I pulled back the covers, I discovered that I was not alone - THERE ARE BED BUGS!!!! The owner gave me a $30.00 discount and pretended that she did not know about the bed bugs. When I had paid $185.00, $30.00...

1Thank 327smarsh1
St. Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed overnight. The bed was clean but that was about it. Bathroom was not clean, nor was the little kitchen. Toilet paper was barely hanging on the wall and we ran out without a back up. Holes in the walls. No AC. Very good location and nice lady at the desk. It was the only room...

Thank CaptainKim
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Not mention we paid $275 for a room! Crazy price! It is Okay we did not book a hotel in advance...But! We got bites everywhere!!!! My parents and I!!! Everywhere!!! It is a gross hotel run by Indian people. Dont stay here if you could.

1Thank Shuang X
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I stayed over the holiday weekend and went there because of the price. It was still outrageous, $185/night, but cheaper than the $250/night places nearby. I saw some reviews that were not so great, so not expecting much. And it was what I expected. Old and outdated. I would say, ok on cleanliness, but some grime that seems so bad,...

Thank Michael P F
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great location, super friendly staff and fellow guests. Probably should offer discount prices due to extensive remodeling in progress. Clean and spacious rooms. Pet friendly. Nearby beach is beautiful and not as crowded as more populous locations. I'll be back.

Thank Louie L
Visalia, California
Reviewed 13 May 2016

This was a dirty dirty place. There was black mold in the shower, bug poo in the bathroom window, not to mention the bug crawling through the bathroom. I can't believe how much we paid to stay at a place I wouldn't let my dog go to.

1Thank cyndikess
Huntington Beach
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This is the WORSE hotel I have ever been to! It's extremely run down, trash, broken furniture & appliances are all over the property. My room was horrible- broken window that wouldn't stay open, dirty chipped table, poorly installed tv with exposed wires, carpet that had not been vacuumed, beds that didn't fit the frames, the bathroom was dirty, found...

1Thank 597beverlya
Prunedale, California
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Shower door does not close. Bathroom is very small. It was so hot in the room in the afternoon that it did not cool off until 9pm. You could not watch TV as they installed it on the right side of bed. No space to walk as they had two queen beds crammed in it. Will never return. Another guest...

1Thank Cal H
Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Pros: It was close to the beach and shopping, the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was large, the flooring throughout was new, the place was quiet and the lady in the office was nice. Cons: It was dirty had to wear socks all the time, overpriced, the door handle to the bathroom I had to take a razor...

1Thank rumorsecho

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy pleasure in the lap of nature at Dolphin Inn. 19 Unit family operated motel, Non smoking Rooms, Cottage with kitchens, some rooms with Jacuzzi Tubs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Inn

Address: 399 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1298
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cayucos
Price Range: RM412 - RM1,161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel Cayucos
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cayucos
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“they have rooms available with Jacuzzi tubs upon request”
 of 5 bubbles 652gregh, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here - there are BED BUGS!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 327smarsh1, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The little cottages seem nice, but I stayed in a room in the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelpf2015, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“All on ground floor. The separate building with 2 separate rooms plus kitchen would be good for like 4 people.”
 of 5 bubbles louiel896, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Motel six is better”
 of 5 bubbles 427calh, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
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