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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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From 198 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Beautiful beach
Great location
Great room
Breakfast can be improved

Dolphin Cove Motel

from £82
  • 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


  • In Downtown
  • Pismo Beach Pier (3-minute walk)
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove (20-minute walk)
  • North Beach Campground (21-minute walk)
  • Pismo Beach Prime Outlets (22-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) 12-min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) 28-min drive
  • Grover Beach Station 3-min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station 15-min drive
  • Guadalupe Station 21-min drive

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

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • Year Built – 1938
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

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

Optional extras

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.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 354 reviews

Very good 8.0
Perfect for a couple of nights
Barnaby, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing location and extremely helpful staff.
Jennifer, gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great location with free parking
This little motel is in a fantastic location. Practically on the beach, you can hear the calming sound of the waves from your room. We loved all the cozy tables and chairs they have available outside to enjoy the view. They even have a fire pit! There are also chairs available outside of each room (chairs on the first floor are more comfortable than the 2nd floor due to space constraints). The owner was very kind and welcoming. Free and easy parking was a major plus too. This hotel is obviously older and shows it's age in certain aspects but overall the hotel has been updated nicely and is comfortable. Our only real complaint was lack of hot water in the morning while showering. Having lived in Pismo Beach before and other family there as well I don't usually stay in hotels here, but I wouldn't hesitate to stay here on our next trip.
Kristin, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Most Overpriced Motel I’ve Ever Stayed In
I’m surprised this place had such high ratings. It’s a below average motel with tiny rooms. Everything was clean as far as I could tell, but the bed was squeaky and the owner was creepy. If it was cheaper this wouldn’t be an issue - but the price is EXPENSIVE. The only redeeming feature is the proximity to the pier and the beautiful sunsets.
ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staff was great. Location was excellent. Very good hotel.
Ruben, us1 night trip

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