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1 room, 2 adults

Dolphin Cove Motel

2-star2 stars
170 Main Street, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449-2629, United States of America

Beachfront motel, steps from Pismo Beach Pier
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.2
Beautiful beach
Great location
Delicious food
Room is all right
251See all 251 reviews
From 154 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Dolphin Cove Motel

from £99
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Oceanfront Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofabed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible
  • Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Partial Ocean View

What’s around Dolphin Cove Motel


  • On the beach
  • Pismo Beach Pier (3-minute walk)
  • North Beach Campground (16-minute walk)
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove (20-minute walk)
  • Pismo Beach Prime Outlets (23-minute walk)
  • Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve (30-minute walk)
  • Pismo Beach Golf Course (31-minute walk)
  • Price Anniversary House (34-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) 14-min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) 29-min drive
  • Grover Beach Station 6-min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station 18-min drive
  • Guadalupe Station 26-min drive
  • Free self-parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 21 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • Built in 1938
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Dolphin Cove Motel’s small print

Also known as

  • Dolphin Cove Motel Pismo Beach
  • Dolphin Cove Motel
  • Dolphin Cove Pismo Beach
  • Dolphin Cove Hotel Pismo Beach

Optional extras

On-site credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 251 reviews

Dolphin Cove Motel
Great beach motel close to Cal Poly
The location and value cannot be beat. Is easy drive to Cal Poly so parents can enjoy beach and easily participate in campus activities. The staff is kind and helpful. The rooms are clean and have everything you need.
Angela, us2 night family trip
Dolphin Cove Motel
Surprisingly Nice
Very nice hotel! Room was kind of small but everything else made it worth it. Hotel was right by the beach. It was nice to leave our door open and hear the waves. Room was very clean and refreshing. And perfect walking distance to all the shops and restuarants. Will deffinitely stay here again next time!
, us2 night romance trip
Dolphin Cove Motel
Good location, could use updates
PAUL, us2 night romance trip
Dolphin Cove Motel
The place to stay in Pismo Beach
The location can’t be beat. Right on the pier with lots of eateries and shops within easy walking distance. Mike was a fantastic host who gave us lots of great recommendations for places to eat (plus lots of pens!)
Brian, usRomance trip
Dolphin Cove Motel
Good experience over all
corina, us1 night romance trip

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Dolphin Cove Motel

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