The Dolphin Inn - Cayucos

399 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, 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 comfortable The Dolphin Inn offers accommodation in a beach area of Cayucos. Founded in 1975, the hotel underwent a renovation in 1996.

The Dolphin Inn is located near Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay State Park and Morro Strand State Beach, with the rest of Cayucos easily accessible with highway. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

San Luis County Regional airport can be reached in 35 minutes by car from The Dolphin Inn.

Rooms

The Dolphin Inn offers 19 rooms fitted with a dining area, free wireless internet, a DVD player, a personal computer and a fridge for a comfortable stay in Cayucos. The rooms feature private bathrooms as well as a microwave, kitchenware and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy Italian and Mexican meals at Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty, which is 150 meters from the property.

Services

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

Relax

The on-site spa facilities include a spa center and a Jacuzzi.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

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

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Children's facilities

  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi

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
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • 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

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 5 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 14 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Dolphin Inn - Cayucos Cayucos location
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Hotel Address:

399 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, United States, 93430

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City Center
  • Cayucos
    700 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty
    120 m
  • Martin's Restaurant (cuisine: Italian, Mexican)
    360 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:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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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
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
The Dolphin Inn photos Room
Spa King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Jacuzzi
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  • 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

The Dolphin Inn Location

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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 Rock10.0 km
    Morro Bay, CA
  • Morro Bay Aquarium10.0 km
    595 Embarcadero, Morro Bay
  • Heron and Cormorant Rookery9.9 km
    Morro Bay, CA
  • Morro Bay Skateboard Museum10.0 km
    601 Embarcadero Street, Morro Bay

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: CAD 8 - CAD 27

  • Top Dog Coffee Bar550 m

    Address: 14 N. Ocean Ave.

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

  • Martin's Restaurant360 m

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

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

  • Cayucos Candy Counter540 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
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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 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, United States, 93430

Get directions
City Center
  • Cayucos
    700 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty
    120 m
  • Martin's Restaurant (cuisine: Italian, Mexican)
    360 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    19