The Dolphin Inn - Cayucos

399 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, California, United States, 93430  show map
 2 stars
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The Dolphin Inn - Cayucos

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Kitchen facilities

Kitchenette

Microwave

Refrigerator

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Sports activities

Horseback riding

Golf course

Overview

The 2-star The Dolphin Inn places guests abound 10 km from John Ramos Gallery . The hotel opened its doors in 1975 and was remodeled in 1996.

The Dolphin Inn lies about 10 minutes' walk from the city center. Thanks to highway nearby, the central hotel is well connected with other parts of Cayucos.

The Dolphin Inn offers a quick access to San Luis County Regional airport, which is about 40 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

There are 19 non-smoking rooms at The Dolphin Inn feature free Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, a dining area, a personal computer and a DVD player. Some rooms have the ocean view. In-room self-catering facilities include a microwave, coffee/tea makers and kitchenware.

Eat & Drink

Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty and Martin's Restaurant serve a selection of meals within 150 meters from the venue.

Services

The Dolphin Inn offers 24-hour reception, ironing service and wake up service.

Relax

Leisure facilities, such as a picnic area and a golf course, are provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   19.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed

Sports & Fitness

  • Horseback riding
  • Golf course

Services

  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Free breakfast

Children's facilities

  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 14 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Dolphin Inn - Cayucos Cayucos location
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Hotel Address:

399 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, California, United States, 93430

Get directions
City Center
  • Cayucos
    700 m
Airports
  • San Luis County Regional Airport (SBP)
    32.8 km
  • Public (SMX)
    72.8 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty
    120 m
  • Martin's Restaurant (cuisine: Italian, Mexican)
    350 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    19

Rooms and availability

The Dolphin Inn photos Room
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
Room Description:

Featuring free Wi-Fi, this room includes a cable TV, a microwave, a fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities.

The Dolphin Inn photos Room
Spa King Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 2 King-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Jacuzzi
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
Room Description:

Featuring free Wi-Fi, this room includes a cable TV and a DVD player, a microwave, a fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities.

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center600 m

Parks

  • Cayucos State Beach700 m

Local attractions

  • Morro Strand State Beach5.7 km
    Highway 1, Morro Bay
  • Morro Bay Skateboard Museum 9.9 km
    699 Embarcadero #3
  • Morro Bay State Park12.0 km
    State Park Road
  • Morro Rock9.8 km
    Morro Bay, CA
  • The Garden Gallery9.9 km
    680 Embarcadero

Near the hotel

  • Brown Butter Cookie Company650 m
    98 N Ocean Ave

    Restaurants nearby

    • Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty120 m

      Address: 296 S Ocean Ave
      Phone: (805) 995-3272

      72% likes this, based on 109 reviews

    • Full Moon Wine Bar & Bistro520 m

      Address: 10 N. Ocean Ave.
      Phone: 805-995-0095

      79% likes this, based on 20 reviews
      Cuisine: International, Eclectic, Healthy, Californian
      Price Range: INR 454 - INR 1 427

    • Top Dog Coffee Bar550 m

      Address: 14 N. Ocean Ave.

      66% likes this, based on 20 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Martin's Restaurant350 m

      Address: 49 S Ocean Ave
      Phone: 805-995-2626

      60% likes this, based on 74 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian, Mexican

    • Cayucos Candy Counter530 m

      Address: 12 N Ocean Ave.

      85% likes this, based on 23 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      19
    Cities nearby
    • Paso Robles hotels - 29 km
    • San Luis Obispo hotels - 28 km
    • San Simeon hotels - 35 km
    • Pismo Beach hotels - 40 km
    • Morro Bay hotels - 9 km
    • Cambria hotels - 22 km
    • Atascadero hotels - 21 km
    • Avila Beach hotels - 33 km
    • San Miguel (San Luis Obispo County) hotels - 39 km
    • Grover Beach hotels - 43 km

    The Dolphin Inn Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Dolphin Inn

    Average guest rating

    6.4out of 10
    Good
    Based on 34 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Family with children
      6.2

      The Dolphin Inn was close to downtown so we could walk to shops, restaurants, wine tasting and the beach.

      It was very old, the dishes were broken, and the continental breakfast was quite poor (all surgery items). After the first day, we actually bought our own healthy breakfast items. We stayed in a two-room cottage and would have liked a tv in the bedroom. Also, we did not have the two queen beds as advertised. We had a double bed and a single trundle bed. The hotel had old-style keys that identified the hotel and the room number. We were concerned about security should we lose a key. For that reason alone, we will not return.

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      I liked the fact that it allowed pets. I also liked the fact that is in Cayucos. The room was clean.

      I was disappointed by the fact that the room seemed sadly neglected. The towel rack was very loose. There were holes in the wall and holes in the closet door that had very poor attempts at fixes. The King-size bed was very hard and uncomfortable. There was no clock in the room and no message alert on the phone. We will not stay there again.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      The hotel accommodated pets, and had a kitchenette.

      Would have liked to be ocean side.

    • Family with children
      3.8

      Very disappointing. Hotel room seemed dirty and worn down. Claimed that there was continental breakfast, but that was not true. Low value, high price.

    • Single
      3.8

      Much worse then the photos and the breakfast was a joke. They had cereal, vending machine sweet rolls and cookies. The bathroom was long and narrow with only about a foot between the bath tub and the wall. For $10 more I could have stayed in Cambria in a nice room by the water with a real breakfast.

    • Older travelers
      5.4

      We arrived prior to check in time, and even though our room was not ready, we did get a key to access the room at a later time.

      The heater did not work in the room; tried adjusting the thermostat for the wall heater, it did not come on. Plus there were no instructions for turning it on. This town has a great number of foreign visitors, I can just imagine the confusion some would experience in staying here. The bathroom was very narrow making it difficult to get out of the bathtub; there is only approx 1-foot of space between the two. Sorry I would not recommend staying - especially for the 139.00 plus that we paid for one night!

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Front desk personnel very friendly and helpful. Location is in downtown Cayucos and convenient to restaurants and the beach.

      Motel is sort of outdated and could use newer decorations and appointments, although everything was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is rather plain but probably ok for kids.

    • Couple
      4.6

      Kitchenettes and location

      Ok for dumpy beach hotel but needs major repairs and upkeep, including necessary standard safety upgrades

    • Single
      6.6

      The dolphin is the least expensive motel in Cayucos. In the winter/ early spring the prices come way down and it is a good buy. In the summer prices go way up but still the cheapest in town and a block or so from beach/shops. Fridge/microwave/coffeemaker in room. Chairs outside each room. Quiet. Lots of Europeans stay there who are budget minded. Staff friendly. It's an old motor court no not tons of units. See if you can get a room w/ porch swing! Bathrooms have always been clean. No bedbugs!!

      The Dolphin is funky. If you can't do funky you will not be happy. Not enough hot water to take real bath. Noisy fridge (which I unplugged while in room). If you just want a place to sleep in between sightseeing its fine but if you are looking for a place to hang out (unless you just want to watch tv or read) you probably wont be happy. Free breakfast is minimal...no waffles here! Also they have a caveat on their site that your total bill may be more than posted on the booking invoice and mine was charged an extra $20.00.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      It was clean, conveiniant and inexpensive.

      Walls were so thin you could hear the people talking, plus lound TV.

    • Family with children
      7.0

      Pet friendly and available kitchen. Bed was comfortable although the windows don't lock in the front.

    • Single
      5.0

      The location was good and the price was OK, but....

      ....the rooms are uncomfortable; mine, for instance, had no closet, if you can imagine that! And the cleaning service is frankly poor.

    • Group of friends
      6.2

      Very friendly staff.

      Carpet was very dirty and lock on door did not seem secure.

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      Heater not working, toilet lid broke, shower door broke.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Tha place, the kindness of the staff, decorations in the room.

      Poor breakfast and no space to seat for eating

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Dolphin Inn - Cayucos Cayucos location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    399 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, California, United States, 93430

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Cayucos
      700 m
    Airports
    • San Luis County Regional Airport (SBP)
      32.8 km
    • Public (SMX)
      72.8 km
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty
      120 m
    • Martin's Restaurant (cuisine: Italian, Mexican)
      350 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      19