Escape the Ordinary at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

A True Escape Among Pismo Beach Hotels

Set along the California Coastline just south of San Luis Obispo and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, our beachfront hotel offers stylish, contemporary accommodations, unparalleled service, and stunning ocean views. Escape the ordinary and indulge in all that Pismo Beach has to offer at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa.

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Sense of Seclusion

Although our Central Coast location is convenient to the best of California, you’re sure to feel a world away with five acres of oceanfront paradise to discover at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa.

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All the Comforts of Home

Ranging from 1,000 to 2,100 square feet, each of our thoughtfully designed suites comes equipped with a living room, dining room, full gourmet kitchen, laundry facilities, and a spacious balcony.

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Classic California Warmth

From complimentary bicycle rentals to our concierge program, Dolphin Bay is pleased to offer world-class guest services and personalized hospitality that you won’t find anywhere else.

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On Site Dining

Lido Restaurant & Lounge embodies the flavor of the Costal Region in every dish. Enjoy Ocean Side or within the comfortable Indoor Dining and Lounge area. 

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Virtual Tour

Experience Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa virtually now.

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Bedtime by the Beach

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Endless Summer | BOGO

Come join us for some much needed rest & relaxation! Book anytime between now & Nov. 19th to get your second night HALF OFF!

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Lido Restaurant & Lounge

Offering unique and flavorful dishes that complement the one-of-a-kind oceanfront setting, Lido Restaurant & Lounge is an ideal destination for a casual yet elegant dining experience.

Guests Say It Best

Special Place

We stumbled upon Dolphin Bay Resort over ten years and it's become an annual pilgrimage. Amazing rooms with full kitchens, a great pool, secluded beaches, and a top-notch restaurant. The staff is amazing and they always go out of their way to make your trip special. During these unsettling times, it's always nice to see the diligence the staff puts in to make the guests feel safe! See you next year Dolphin Bay!
- Darik V.

Gorgeous Resort Right Above the Pacific

Book an oceanfront unit on the third or fourth floor; it's worth every penny! Our two-bedroom, two-bath unit was very large, beautifully furnished and impeccably maintained… The Lido Restaurant is outstanding! Room service has a huge menu. Staff at this resort are very friendly and more than competent. Absolutely the best place to stay in the Pismo Beach area.
- Dennis H.

Very Nice Resort, Worth the Stay

We spent three nights in a large ocean-view one-bedroom suite with incredible resort amenities and beautiful views. From the moment we arrived, the staff was very friendly and accommodating and went out of their way to make sure our every need was being met. We truly enjoyed our stay and will certainly visit this resort again in the future
- Doug M.

Fabulous Small Spa

I am a neighbor to the Dolphin Spa and I love it. It is like being on vacation when I walk in there. Lovely waiting area that smells "spa" wonderful. Cute boutique with unique items to buy. I have had four different massage therapists and have also done a facial. All treatments were excellent and the greeting staff could not be nicer. It is a local gem and if you are on vacation, it is a must do.
- Elaine S.
Oceanside Gatherings
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Meetings & Groups

With natural beachfront beauty, world-class catering options, and high standards of excellence, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa can help you host the most successful of group gatherings.

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Make it the celebration of a lifetime with our paradise Pismo Beach location, farm-to-table cuisine, onsite infinity pool and day spa, and luxurious accommodations for both you and your guests.

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Relax & Rejuvenate

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Pismo Beach

Where Fun Meets Sun

Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is centrally located along the coastline of California and just a short drive from everything our beach town has to offer!