Dolphin Cove Motel

Dolphin Cove Motel

170 Main Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2629, United States
+1 805 773 4706

based on 816 reviews

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About Dolphin Cove Motel

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

The Dolphin Cove Motel is located along the Pacific Ocean and is just one minute away from the Cabrillo State Highway 1. The casual motel is situated in a low-rise building and has been around since 1938. The motel offers guests an ideal location for an affordable vacation in Pismo Beach, CA. The motel is just a three-minute walk from a wide array of restaurants, shops, and nightlife located at the Pismo Beach Pier. Also, guests will enjoy their close proximity to the Monarch Butterfly Grove, which is just three miles away.

The guest rooms at this motel are accessed through an outdoor hallway and offer subtly designed rooms with modern accommodations. Each room offers either full or partial views of the Pacific Ocean, while every room offers guests free WiFi access. Most rooms also feature tables and chairs for guests to use, along with kitchens and coffeemakers. Guests who decide to upgrade and stay in a suite will enjoy added bay windows for even better views of the ocean.

The kid-friendly motel offers beach access for every guest. Also, guests will appreciate the motel's free parking policy, along with its complimentary coffee, tea, and juice that is supplied in the lobby every day. An outdoor patio area outside of the motel offers guests BBQ grills to enjoy a delicious cookout. Meanwhile, guests with children will enjoy the fact that a sandy area with a playground is located next to the outdoor patio area. With this, the adults can keep an eye on the kids during a cookout.

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Amenities at Dolphin Cove Motel

  • Beachfront
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mobile hotspot device
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Disabled Access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Shower chair
  • Adapted bath
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Private entrance


  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Cleaning products
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Garden


  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Carpeted

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Snack bar

Services and conveniences

  • Key card access

Family friendly

  • Cribs available

Reviews of Dolphin Cove Motel

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9.4 Wonderful
Pros:The location is excellent, walking distance to all of the restaurants in downtown Pismo, and the hotel is literally right on the sand.
Cons:The room is tiny and the price is high, but you are paying for location here.
4.0 Mediocre
Pros:Excellent beach location. Literally, this is it. Everything else was terrible from the actually facility to the staff.
Cons:Staff did not have my reservation through If they didn't have vacant rooms I would've been out of luck. I booked the reservation over a month in advance, and since it was somehow lost by the hotel we got a room "under construction", which meant no door knob/lock on the bathroom, no closet to hang clothes, no smoke detector, no table to set things on. The manager on duty didn't apologize for the construction and said she was informing is so we didn't complain later. This is a joke of a motel run by people concerned only with taking your money and not keeping your business. I will never go back again.
8.2 Very good
Pros:Feet from the beach.
Cons:No smoke alarm. It was ON THE BEACH. NO COMPLAINTS.
3.3 Poor
Cons:Office is only open from 8a-8p, every time i went in during business hours, no one was even there. Because of my late arrival/check-in, I found my room key taped to the office door. My room had no remote, there was no one there I could ask for one. It was a 2 night stay, the following day, I had the "please make up room" sign up, and room was never serviced. I wouldn't recommend.
3.3 Poor
Cons:Lost my reservation .


170 Main Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2629

What's nearby

  • Pismo Beach Pier123 m
  • Zada Salon & Spa380 m
  • North Beach Campground1.3 km
  • Pismo Beach Prime Outlets1.5 km
  • Price Historical Park2.8 km



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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  • Where is Dolphin Cove Motel located?

    Dolphin Cove Motel is located at 170 Main Street, 0.4 km from the centre of Pismo Beach. Pismo Beach Pier is the closest landmark to Dolphin Cove Motel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Dolphin Cove Motel?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Dolphin Cove Motel.

  • Does Dolphin Cove Motel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Dolphin Cove Motel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Dolphin Cove Motel offer free parking?

    Yes, Dolphin Cove Motel offers free parking.

  • How far is Dolphin Cove Motel from the airport?

    Dolphin Cove Motel is 10.5 km from San Luis Obispo County. Dolphin Cove Motel is 31.9 km from Santa Maria Public.

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Distance to downtown

0.4 km

Nearest Airport

San Luis Obispo County

Distance to airport

10.8 km