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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
172 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:
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 (172)

Ratings and reviews for Dolphin Beach Resort

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
172 out of 172
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

86% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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.

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
F88bud
Business
Seffner, Florida
Oct 7, 2014

Weekend getaway

The hotel was average. There were stains on the sheets on one bed and on the bathmat. also the sliding glass door lock was broke. There always seemed to be an odd smell in the hallway. I do not think I would stay there again.

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

Business

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GlorialuvsMickey
Business
Webster MA
Sep 29, 2014

Great hot spot!

Front desk people were very friendly and accomodating!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Plaza right across street with market and CVS!

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ryan 1973
Business
Orlando Fl
Sep 16, 2014

Fantastic mini getaway

From start to finish this resort and staff were the best I have had in my of my past stays in the area!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Publix Supermarket was right across the street. No need to buy groceries before you get to the resort. The free Trolly for transportation was perfect, especially when they know where they are going.

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frogator
Business
Orlando, Fl
Sep 15, 2014

Good and bad

Our arrival was fantastic!! We were greeted at the front desk by Brenda and another lovely lady. They were very sweet and jovial and truly made us feel welcome. Gave us great suggestions for how to spend the evening (food, entertainment, etc). The walk to the room was a little smelly but luckily not our room. It was brightly decorated and plenty roomy. And the view was amazing!! The next morning I realized that we had no coffee in the room so I called the front desk and was greeted by a very gruff man that advised me that they had coffee at the front desk if I wanted to come and get it but that housekeeping didn't arrive till 8:30 (this was about 7:15). So I got dressed and went to the lobby and the "gruff" man and another woman were at the desk with NO PATRONS!! I figured he was by himself and that is why he couldn't bring coffee. In short, if all the employees at this hotel were as accommodating as the two ladies that greeted us on our arrival, this place would be perfect. But in this case, the "gruff" one diminished my opinion of this hotel. Overall though, this is a place I would recommend to family and friends....just would tell them to steer clear of the morning crew - and make sure you have coffee in your room!!

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

Business

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kate O
Business
Kissimmee FL
Sep 8, 2014

Good Hotel

It was good, I was not particularly happy about paying 20.00 for a second car when we were in the same room.. the hotel was definitely not full....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Plenty of convenience shopping and places to go

Review of Dolphin Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Meesh656
Business
Knoxville
Sep 3, 2014

Girl's getaway

Great location on the beach and lots to do within walking distance. Most of the staff was friendly and the room was great for the price. The only issue was Saturday during karaoke. There were no parking spots left for hotel guests because of the karaoke event that was taking place at the restaurant in the hotel. We were told specifically that only guests could use the parking lot and we had to have our parking pass showing or our car would get towed but these rules apparently didn't apply to those who came for karaoke. We were told by staff that the karaoke crowd would leave between 1-2 AM and we could move our car to a space after that time. Despite the parking issue on Saturday nights, I would definitely recommend this hotel and would gladly visit again.

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

Business

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