Dolphin Beach Resort Hotel

, St. Pete Beach, United States
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Dolphin Beach Resort Hotel

, St. Pete Beach

Rooms: 173

4900 Gulf Boulevard - St. Pete Beach - Florida - 33706 - United States Hotel Website | | 727-360-7011
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from A TripAdvisor Member
Unfriendly staff all over the hotel.
Smelly ladies toilets.
Nice beach.
Room OK but nothing special.
Not a lot of atmosphere.
Would certainly not recommend to anyone else.
I want a refund!!!

the staff was worse than the hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Upon check in of this awful hotel, we found out the room we reserved was no longer avaible, so they gave us a different room which had blood on the bedding, we asked for a different room and was told there where no more rooms avaiable. So they did give us new bedding. I found the staff to belittle every coustomer that came through the doors. Upon check out they then tried to charge our card again, for the room that we already paid for. This was the worst place I have ever stayed. I would have to say the I have had better service at a motel 6.. I would never stay here again, and would NEVER recommend this place to anyone.

Unfriendly staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
I thought America was the country that prided itself on customer service and in fact everywhere else we went we found this to be the case, but here it was worse than Fawlty Towers. The staff could not have been more rude and unhelpful. Simple requests were met with a shrug of the shoulders and surliness. A couple of them were very sexist too, choosing to speak only to my boyfriend instead of me, even though I was the one with the credit card. The rooms themselves were adequate.
Just don't expect service with a smile...

Not Exactly a Resort, But......

from baylee
My whole family (wife, four kids, mother, and sister) all just returned from our stay at the Dolphin Beach Resort. If you're not familiar with the beachfront hotels in Florida and are expecting a luxurious "resort" you'll definitely be disappointed.

The rooms are average but adequate. Small refrigerator and microwave in each and some had small balconies. The kids really enjoyed the heated pool. The staff wasn't the warmest group of people, but they were atleast curtious. Don't expect to be pampered.

For being peak Spring Break time I was pleasantly surprised with how clean the hotel was kept overall. No beachfront hotel is ever spotless and for the age of this one I thought it was in pretty good shape.

Overall I thought the hotel was a good value for the online price I paid and wouldn't hesitate returning.

Just remember, you get what you pay for!

Filthy, smelly and unpleasant hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here Jan 2004. What a let down! The room was filthy, smelt of damp and had cracked sanitryware. The patio area outside the room was covered in litter and discarded food. The room door had no proper deadlock and the staff had an appalling attitude to customer service.
The best thing for this hotel is demolition and fast. In dozens of holidays all across the US I have never stayed in a dump like this.

rub it out and start again--dont stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
found this hotel to be very downmarket, dirty and smelly, fridge in room was harbouring a multitude of germs,complained but nothing done .
im only glad we only slept there and after long days travelling around we were too tired to care,exellent beach but a shame the dolphin dosent match up.

Very nice

from eth72
Stayed there twice - first on a business trip in Nov '02, second time on our honeymoon in June '03--loved our 3rd floor balcony room facing the ocean and closest to the pool - asked management if they could give us the same room when we came back and they were happy to... Staff was very helpful - not world class service, but a nice hotel to stay at.

Great location - right on the beach

from Holsrme
The Dolphin Beach is in an excellent location right on the beach. We normally stay at the HoJo but this hotel was recommended to us. The happy hour (in October) is just as the sun sets so we sat on the sundeck with a nice cocktail watching the sun go down with live music playing in the bar (heaven). The pool area is spacious and the whole place is clean. The only down side is that we booked on the internet and asked for a room with a gulf view expecting a balcony, however only every other room has a balcony the others have just a large window (what's the point of that?). When we asked at reception if we could change they told us they were full however it was obvious they weren't and they weren't very helpful or friendly. We asked again 2 days later (different staff) and were told that they keep rooms available for 'walk-ins' but could change rooms once others had checked out that day!
It was worth the wait to have a room with a balcony, just to watch the Dolphins swimming by. We will stay there again next October but will probably just turn up and hope we can get a room with a balcony. Would recommend going on the Dolphin Landings boat trip just across the road.

Nice beach but.......

from A TripAdvisor Member
My best friend and I stayed at The Dolphin Beach Resort in March of this year. The beach was gorgeous! This is the best beach around. Our room was just plain nasty and it smelled like mold! The breakfast food was pretty good but you couldn't eat dinner there because it was awful!
The pool was gross! It is a good value and I would recommend getting a room with beach front if you had to stay at this resort, but otherwise go somewhere else. My best friend and I had a great time just hanging on the beach but we didn't want to even go back to our room.

ll be back!

from killielass85
Loved the hotel. We were in a basic room but it was a good size and very clean. Beautiful beach position right on doorstep, I think one of the best beach areas was right at this hotel. Can't wait to go back.

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  • Address: 4900 Gulf Boulevard - St. Pete Beach - Florida - 33706 - United States
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