a traveler from Travelocity.com
on August 24, 2010
We're seasoned first class travelers, and we LOVE this place! We've been 3 times now, in the last year. Dolphin Bay has so much going for it: The rooms are casual/chic/comfortable (we always stay in the 3rd flr corner penthouse) and it feels more like a home than a hotel room. The location is super-relaxing, gorgeous views, and we love watching the dolphins swim by, the surfers surf, etc., from our balcony. All the food we've had was excellent, and customer service has been great as well. It just has a great vibe-I don't know how else to put it. And we've been to the 4 Seasons, the Wynn, The Ritz-all kinds of stellar hotels. We love the Doplhin because it feels like home! Check out the killer gourmet grocery store half a block away, and drive onto the pier (yes, onto it, and park there) at Avila Beach. (you can see it from the hotel) Tons of marine life-sea lions, etc, live around the pier, and under it; there's an old-school restaurant and fish market there, etc. Just a fun diversion! Plus you're near Pismo and all kinds of fun, relaxing stuff! We love Dolphin Bay for super relaxing getaways-it's just a great, quiet getaway!
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