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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
288See all 288 reviews
From 172 reviews

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Dolphin Cove Motel

from £139
  • 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
  • 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.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 288 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Amazing location and extremely helpful staff.
Jennifer, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice little property
Friendly and helpful. Nice little beachside hotel without a lot of frills.
Valorie, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
We were running late to check in and the owner called us around 8:45p to make sure we were okay. He was very friendly when we arrived, too. I won’t lie — the room was incredibly small. Like...only large enough for the bed, dresser and two night stands...but for one night with just my son and me, it was perfect. This is an older motel but they have really done a lot of work to make the room feel comfortable. The only one minor complaint was that I don’t think there was any air conditioning (which was actually fine because of the ocean breeze; this motel is literally ON the beach!) but the ceiling fan sounded like it was going to fall, even on low. I would absolutely stay here again because it was exactly what we needed for a night. And, did I’s right on the beach?! Very charming and excellent location.
Sherry, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location directly on the beach. Minimal parking but parking is free. Close to many restaurants and other things to do. Check in was fast and easy. Would definitely recommend!
Katherine, usRomance trip
Good 6.0
Good location bad ROOM!
Great location 👍 not the greatest room or bed. We asked if it was a queen sized bed, we were ignored. It was a full size bed in a very small dirty room, carpets were sticky. But the location was perfect for our girls.
DAT, usFamily trip

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