Fodor's Expert Review Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

2727 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach, California, 93449, USA

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. 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.

PROS

  • lavish apartment units
  • Lido farm-to-table restaurant
  • many suites have ocean views

CONS

  • hefty price tag
  • vibe too upper-crust for some
  • not close to downtown

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Near the beach
Casual Chic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 805-773–4300 | 800-516–0112-reservations | 805-773–8900-restaurant

HOTEL DETAILS

60 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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