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    Dolphin Motel

    2912 Garrison St, San Diego, CA 92106-2770
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Pros: The staff at this hotel was excellent, we were greeted and taken care of by really professional staff members. The location of the hotel is desirable; it's close to the bay waterfront. I felt like the price was affordable. The room pricing was low...More

    Thank Ashley R
    Response from DolphinMotel, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 2 days ago

    Good Evening Ashley, Regards to you guys and thank you for giving our motel a try. Your review is well written and thorough and I would like to address these issues personally. We are an older motel that was built in the late 1960s. As...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I have been blown away by the staff at the Dolphin Motel, especially by Thomas at the front desk. I lost my cell phone while touring downtown San Diego and Thomas went above and beyond in helping me to locate and retrieve it by letting...More

    Thank Gordon A
    Response from DolphinMotel, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 2 days ago

    It was my pleasure Gordon. So glad those 2 guys were nice enough to "return" your phone. Strange that they traveled quite a distance from the actual place where you dropped it.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Since we discovered the Dolphin about 5 years ago, we've stayed here over a dozen times. Each time we find a clean, quiet place to stay that is within walking distance to many of our favorite places, and an easy drive or uber/Lyft to anywhere...More

    Thank Ali F
    Response from DolphinMotel, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 1 week ago

    Ahhh! I thank you very much Ali for coming back to our old motel. Through all the changes, it is good guests like yourself that keep our business alive these past 41+ years. As a well established, older property, we have dedicated regulars who come...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I had a very pleasant stay at the Dolphin motel in San Diego. It is reasonably priced and with a great location. It’s 10 minutes from the airport with easy access to downtown area. It is simple but comfortable and very clean. It’s walking distance...More

    Thank Ludmila K
    Response from DolphinMotel, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 1 week ago

    We are grateful that you guys decided to stay at our budget motel based on the prices. Thank you good guests! I am pleased to hear that you went across the street to the Fisherman's Landing and got to sample the fresh seafoods that Point...More

    Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

    Awesome little retro hotel that is quiet, clean, and has all you need! What more do you want. No frills and nothing fancy, but for $69 a night, you get a comfy bed, plenty of pillows, a clean quiet room, WiFi, simple breakfast, flat screen...More

    Thank 5frys
    Response from DolphinMotel, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 1 week ago

    Its good to hear from you guys again. How are things back in Boz? I am glad you guys took avantage of our off-season rates. The summer time is a busy time to see San Diego but the prices will reflect the busy higher seasons....More

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Price range
    • US$71 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #7 Family Hotel in San Diego
    • #7 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
    • #9 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
    • #10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
    • #44 Business Hotel in San Diego
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 35
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    Kim L
    17 October 2017|
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    Response from DolphinMotel | Property representative |
    We are right across the street
    Kenneth T
    19 May 2016|
    Response from DolphinMotel | Property representative |
    We are open 24 hours phone or e-mail us 619-224-9791 or %^$(@!^&(%$! **tripadvisor won't allow links***
    Kenneth T
    19 May 2016|
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    Response from DolphinMotel | Property representative |
    we are open 24-hours 619-224-9791
    Room Tips
    "Choose the second floor on the harbor side for a better view."
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    "Great views on the top tier. Corner rooms are quiet and cool."
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    "You can request a harbor view when booking"
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    "We moved on our 2nd night. This room on the second floor at the far right has two queen beds and its own..."
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