The Central Coast Hotels

Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

  • 2727 Shell Beach Rd. Map It
  • Pismo Beach
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  • Lavish apartment units
  • Killer views
  • Walking distance from the beach


  • Hefty price tag
  • Vibe too upper-crust for some

Published 11/12/2015

Fodor's Review

On grass-covered bluffs overlooking Shell Beach, this luxury resort looks and feels like an exclusive community of villas. Choose among sprawling one- or two-bedroom suites, each with a gourmet kitchen, laundry room with washer and dryer, and contemporary furnishings. Many suites have ocean views. Two-bedroom units include either a spa tub or fireplace; penthouse units have both. Rejuvenate at the on-site spa, lounge by the spacious heated pool, or stroll down a short path to the beach to gaze at the sea—this place was made for upscale escape and relaxation. Lido ($$$–$$$$), the fancy yet casual restaurant (no flip-flops), serves impressive farm-to-table cuisine inspired by the California Wine Country.

Hotel Information


2727 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach, California, 93449, United States

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805-773–4300; 800-516–0112-reservations; 805-773–8900-restaurant

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 60 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 11/12/2015

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