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Dolphin Beach Resort

3 stars
4900 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
129 reviews
Awesome getaway

Had a wonderful stay at the Dolphin Beach Resort, would definitely want to stay again! Workers were... See full review

  • DeDee
  • May 8, 2013
Mother -daughter get away

Hotel was quiet .pool and beach was immaculate. hotel and beach staff were so friendly. We would... See full review

  • oceandancer
  • Mar 17, 2013
Resort accommodations on St. Pete Beach

Experience Florida's natural beauty and sparkling waters of the Gulf Coast from this beachfront hotel. The Dolphin Beach Resort is located directly on the sands of St. Pete Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. The property offers 173 spacious rooms with outdoor recreation, including swimming, water sports and volleyball. Enjoy lounging by the pool or parasailing from the sandy beaches just off the property. Beach cabanas make an ideal home base for a day spent by the water. Visit the hotel's colorful grill or beach bar for afternoon refreshments, dinner or breakfast.

Highlights
  • 400 feet of sandy beach on the Gulf Coast
  • Complimentary shuffleboard, parasailing and other water sports (fees apply)
  • Beach cabanas (fees apply)
Rooms

The hotel's oversized rooms offer microwave oven, coffeemaker, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and alarm clock with MP3 connection. Some rooms feature a beachfront balcony.

Features

Dolphin Beach Resort offers a host of complimentary amenities. Enjoy free wireless Internet access in the lobby, free parking and coin laundry. The hotel has numerous dining options including Boca Sands Grille serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Flipper's Beach Bar and Lobby Lounge. Positioned for quick access to many activities, guests can arrange fishing charters nearby, as well as golf. Dolphin Beach Resort is located on the trolley route that travels the length of the beach to the downtown area.  

Transportation
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Airport (PIE) (30 minutes)
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) (35 minutes)
Attractions
  • Tropicana Field
  • Salvador Dali Museum
  • Sunken Gardens
  • The Pier
  • Orlando attractions (less than 90 minutes away)
Business

The hotel's facilities offer a professional venue ideal for all types of events. Conference and reception facilities feature 10,000 square feet and offer option for catering provided by professional staff.  Menus range from buffets to beach-themed events for family or business. Versatile function spaces include banquet rooms, several small breakout rooms and an executive boardroom.

Policies & Fees
  • Fifth occupant at an additional cost
  • Complimentary parking (only one parking permit per room will be issued)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Dolphin Beach Resort Rooms

STANDARD - HOTEL
Standard Room with two double beds. Rooms offers microwave oven, coffeemaker,refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and alarm clock with Mp3 connection.
5th occupant is an additional cost per night.
Please note that parking is complimentary, however only 1 parking permit per room will be issued
SUPERIOR - HOTEL
Superior Pool rooms have two double beds.
Room offers microwave oven, coffeemaker, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and alarm clock with MP3 connection. 5th occupant at an additional cost.
Please note that parking is complimentary, however only 1 parking permit per room will be issued
DELUXE - HOTEL
Deluxe Beach Front rooms have two queen beds. Room offers microwave oven, coffeemaker, refigerator, hairdryer, iron and alarm clock with MP3 connection.
5th occupant at an additional cost.
Please note that parking is complimentary, however only 1 parking permit per room will be issued

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

27.7228 -82.7407
Area served
St. Pete Beach
Nearby airports
Tampa International Airport is 38 miles from hotel. St. Pete Clearwater Airport is 20 miles away. Super Shuttle provides transportation at modest fees.
Area description
Hotel located in St. Pete Beach. Local shops and other dining venues are in
walking distance. Area is ideal for families. Area attractions are easily accessible.

Nearby points of interest

  • Tropicana Field: 7.3 mi

Dining

Boca Sands Grille
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Menu prices are moderate, lunch and dinner items range from Wings and Burgers to Steak.
Flipper's Beach Bar
Open daily weather permitting. Flippers offers up wonderful frozen tropical concoctions, ice cold beers non-alchol beverages. Flippers has it's own menu, serving Burgers, Dogs,Sandwiches and Snacks. Entertainment on weekends .
Boca Sands Patio
Dine outside for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Patio open weather permitting.
Lobby Lounge Bar
Bar open daily. Entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. Full menu available at bar as well.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Hotel ideal for all types of Reunions from Military to High School and Family. Small conference planners and association directors will find the Dolphin Beach Resort a friendly and professional venue. Plan your destination wedding and enjoy a carefree event.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (129)

Ratings and reviews for Dolphin Beach Resort

Overall score

3.5 / 5
129 out of 129
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
Pricerk
Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 24, 2014

Spring Break Getaway

The hotel was very clean, nice pool area and right on the beach. We had to wait to check-in on our check-in date which was disappointing; however, we were early and the hotel staff let us change in the bathroom and leave our bags at the desk to enjoy the pool area until our room was available.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Publix grocery store right across the street as well as ice cream shopped, pizzaria, Chick Fil-A. The restaurant in the hotel had an amazing New York Strip special while we were there. The restaurant was not busy - mostly empty - so we were worried about the quality, but the meal was very good.

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
Granny Anny
Jacksonville, FL
Mar 23, 2014

Not long enough!

Perfect location! Right on the beach with many beachfront room options available. Staff was great at check-in to help us choose the most perfect room for us. Only downside is not enough time to stay longer! :-)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Buono Pizza - hidden treasure right across the street in the Publix shopping center.

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
Snowdiz
St Petersburg Beach, FL
Mar 17, 2014

Ideal beach location

This was a friendly hotel with adequate amenities directly located on a beautiful beach. The owners live on-site, and the hotel was kept very clean. The beach bar was staffed by a friendly bartender who said she has happily worked there many years. Lunch options on the beach were great. The inside bar seemed very minimal. There were several bus loads of seniors who were staying for an extended time with organized tours

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Crabby Bill's a short distance down the beach for good seafood and fabulous sunset views.

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
renstef
Nisswa MN
Mar 13, 2014

beach time getaway

Likes staying right on beach-loved the sunsets and that beach bar was right there. Great fro families it was small but had everything you needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

hotel food was great inside and at beach bar.

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
Buxbug
Sylvania, OH
Mar 4, 2014

Beautiful and Convenient Location

Unfortunately we only stayed one night. But we could have easily stayed a week! The hotel is located directly on the beach with a GORGEOUS view. The sunset is perfect on this beach! We did not participate but there were many beach sports available for rent...paddle boards, water bikes, and a lot more. There's a nice little beach bar right there on property...we only had cocktails so I don't know about the food but it's RIGHT on the beach. Grocery store and more across the street and we walked to two area bars/eateries which was nice. The rooms are just average but we didn't spend a lot of time in it. they were clean and all we needed. Front desk was very pleasant as were the waitresses for breakfast. We did go for the "sunday breakfast buffet" and it really was not that great...so I don't necessarily recommend the buffet but we didn't have anything else so I'm not sure if ordering off the menu is a better choice. I just told a co worker I'd stay here again and told him to do the same if he travels to the area. I thought the price was a bit high but it's spring break time right on the beach so it is what it is...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The rusty clam is across the street for cold beer and food and the Undertow is a beach bar about 5 blocks away...but it's huge and on the beach and we walked the beach back to the hotel!

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
Civil Time Traveler
Florida
Feb 24, 2014

Restful Vacation

The hotel was older but nice. The room had a mid sized fridge and a microwave. The hotel is right on the beach and had a beautiful pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
Sis c
Bath NY
Feb 23, 2014

family visit

I was pleasantly surprised with this hotel. The rooms were spacious and clean. I was worried when the air condition did not work but the front desk sent some one immediately to fix it. The pool was nice and there were plenty of lounge chairs available. The beach was very nice and the sunsets were amazing. It exceeded my expectations and we had a great visit. I would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
Escape from cold winter
Chicago, IL
Feb 22, 2014

Nice place for a getaway

Stayed here for several days, after weighing many other options, and came away very pleased with me experience. Great location, good value and a nice pool. My room was a beach view room, and was a large room. Room was clean and the bed was just OK. Overall, had a good experience and will stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the Publix right on the other side of the hotel for great sandwiches and a good variety of alcohol.

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
jpoey
MI
Feb 21, 2014

NOT BAD

room was clean, maid had to be reminded to replace coffee, etc...restaurant breakfast buffet was average at best...IHOP just down the street...beach was great....beach bar grill dinner food specials were good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

get an all day bus pass for $4.50

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

1
Disappointed couple60
Stockbridge, GA
Feb 18, 2014

Will not stay there again

Even though our room was supposedly non-smoking, it reeked of cigarettes when we first entered. We had to open the balcony door and turn the AC fan up full blast for a couple of hours to air it out. The woman who checked us in was not exactly rude, but she was not pleasant, either. The AC/heat was very inconsistent, and we had difficulty adjusting the room to a comfortable temperature.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
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