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Dolphin Motel

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

We stayed at Dolphin's from April 2 to April 5. At first, my husband, of course, had had some doubts about how a motel could be good with this kind of price in an expensive city. In the end of the trip, he said we...More

2  Thank DHHK
Response from DolphinMotel, TOM, Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 8 April 2012

Thank you soooooo much Daphne! It was soooooo nice to have the 2 of you and your child stay with us. You are very wise to invest time into doing research before your vacation like most of our guests these days. And with some research...More

Reviewed 3 April 2012

I am so glad I stayed here and not the giant corporate place where my conference was being held. I like family-owned businesses. I have no complaints about this place, I would go back in a heartbeat. Check out The Pearl, around the corner, for...More

Thank mariacantina
Response from DolphinMotel, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 5 April 2012

Thank you for your support Maria. We are best suited for business travelers as well as couples on vacation Yes, you are correct the Pearl has movie night's on Wednesdays and they are a "club/bar" scene

Reviewed 3 April 2012

I was looking for a clean, safe and affordable motel. The rooms were small but very clean, there was free wifi, a nice contnental type breakfast, super friendly and helpful staff, it is in a good location and they offer free parking. This hotel is...More

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Response from DolphinMotel, TOM, Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 5 April 2012

Thank you very much guys for giving us a chance!\ Its wonderful guests like you guys that make it worthwhile Every place has it good and bad, so a balance between budget, cleanliness, accommodations is why tripadvisor.com is highly used by millions of people worldwide....More

Reviewed 2 April 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights while in San Diego. It is near the marina, so a bit cheaper than the Gaslamp District. There are plenty of other chain motels in the same area, but we were keen to support a place that was not...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2012

The rooms were clean, free wifi, decent breakfast, CCTVs overlooking the cars to ensure security. The folks manning the front desk were very friendly and helpful. Owner was also very helpful in recommending places to visit. Could not ask for more with the price we...More

2  Thank hmsg128
Response from DolphinMotel, TOM, Desk Clerk at Dolphin MotelResponded 5 April 2012

Dear valued guest, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review about us. As the owner states, we are by no means a luxury place. What we do offer is a balance of cleanliness, price, and comfort. We hope future guests will evaluate...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
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US$72 - US$196 (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
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$72 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#7 Family Hotel in San Diego
#7 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#9 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#44 Business Hotel in San Diego
Room types
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Kim L
17 October 2017|
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We are right across the street
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Kenneth T
19 May 2016|
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We are open 24 hours phone or e-mail us 619-224-9791 or %^$(@!^&(%$! **tripadvisor won't allow links***
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Kenneth T
19 May 2016|
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we are open 24-hours 619-224-9791
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"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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