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Dolphin Beach Resort

3 stars
View map of 4900 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
178 reviews
Had an Awesome Time!

Thank you! Everything was perfect! The last time I stayed on a beach at a different hotel, not only... See full review

  • Angel888
  • Oct 20, 2014
Great hot spot!

Front desk people were very friendly and accomodating! See full review

  • GlorialuvsMickey
  • Sep 29, 2014
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

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.

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (178)

Ratings and reviews for Dolphin Beach Resort

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
178 out of 178
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Zzzzxxxx
Business
N/A
Feb 3, 2015

Positive hotel experience

We experienced a very quiet well maintained room. The experience was generally quite good. The availability of a smoking allowed room was a big plus for us. It allowed us to stay in the room without constant smoking trips outside. The service in the restaurant was, at best, average. But, the experience overall was fine. Very comparable to other places on St Pete Beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Craig C.
Business
N/A
Jan 22, 2015

Great value for your money

This is not our first trip to St Pete Beach or the Dolphin Beach Resort. With that said, too us, this is the best value resort we have found for the money. Great location with a friendly staff, walking distance to anything needed and rooms that are clean and basic to our needs. It's not fancy, but neither am I.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MIkey O
Business
N/A
Jan 17, 2015

Just fine

Clean consistent friendly desk staff maybe one of the better priced Hotels on the strip small rooms

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joyce G.
Business
Lexington
Jan 16, 2015

our trip

We had a really great experience. The room was as described. The beach is beautiful. The view from our room was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Amir S.
Business
Tampa
Jan 7, 2015

Great Beach Room

We stayed here for a beach wedding nearby. Nice clean standard room. Would come back for sure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr Worldwide
Business
FLUSHING
Jan 5, 2015

Great resort, enjoyed my stay!

This is a very nicely situated resort. In its prime it must have been quite posh and sought after. It's age is showing but the owners took the time to spruce up the lobby and the insides of the rooms to have modern and comfortable feel, however when walking in the old looking hallways and common areas, you can tell its a typical 70's built resort that could use some sprucing up. The room was VERY clean and had updated cabinets, amenities, looked like a 5-star resort in the room! It was also one of the largest hotel rooms I've ever been in! Convenient location, nice beach access, clean, heated pool, what more could you ask for?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kara BBBB
Business
St petes,Florida
Nov 2, 2014

Rude Staff

I was upset because I needed to change to anothe r room they one the originally placed me in was by the noisiest fan on roof outside my rom----------------the bath room vent was spitting out dust , oil bad fumes no ac in the bath room------they were under remodeling . When I went to ask for anothe r room the staff new there was an issue in this rtoom --------I was very upset that they set me upin that one in the firsat place when some newly remodeled rooms were available-------------they did relocate me but I had to make the move on my own w/o any assistance on their part -------------The staff was not very accomadatingand questioned why I waITED SO LONG 4 HOURS FOR A TRASNSFER--the reason was I thought the AC WAS GOING TO FILTER OUT THE BAD SMELL IN THE BATH ROOM --IT WAS SO BAD i ALMOST THREW up------I left the room as soon as I got there to meet friends at another hotel------I asked for a discount because of inconvience--it took away my relax time prior to go out to dinner----the new room was nice!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carol the critic
Business
Tacoma, WA
Oct 30, 2014

Great pool area and location makes for other flaws

We selected this hotel based on the internet photo of the pool area that opened up to the beach, and on that level we were not disappointed. We were pleasantly surprised by the beach bar and the live music on weekends (we loved Mike Giles on Sunday night!). We had a nice breakfast at the hotel. We booked online and were traveling on a budget, so the room we got overlooked the parking lot rather than the pool or beach. I wish I had asked about (or they had offered) an upgrade. The room was clean from a dusting, vacuuming point of view, and the beds/pillows were well appointed and comfortable. We also made liberal use of the Publix across the street and the room's refrigerator and microwave. But the bathtub's no slip surface was permanently-stained dirty and we had to call the front desk because it wouldn't drain after showers. The fixtures were old and showing it. The decor was very dated. All that said, I would return. St. Pete's Beach is a awesome place to visit, and this hotel's location worked well for us. One final note: Late October is a perfect time to visit, weather was awesome and there were no crowds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

We discovered Johns Pass by accident. Enjoyed exploring that area--shopping, restaurants, and water activities and tours.

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dale and Julie
Business
Florida
Oct 20, 2014

Dolphin Beach Resort

Overall amenities room cleanliness wonderful. Housekeeping great. Right on the beach couldn't ask for closer. Front desk check in/ out could be slightly friendlier but nice. Smile more guys. Life is short.we have stayed here many times thru the years snd extend days when there at times.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Public across the street. They have quick meals that taste good

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Angel888
Business
Jacksonville, fl
Oct 20, 2014

Had an Awesome Time!

Thank you! Everything was perfect! The last time I stayed on a beach at a different hotel, not only could I not sleep in the hard beds the mold smell was very overwhelming. This place was not only friendly, there was no mold smell and I slept Great! Keep up the good work!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Don't rely on the online reviews of the restaurants in the area. Some had bad reviews with awesome food and some had good reviews with horrible service and food. Ask the staff at the hotel and the people around.

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