Dolphin Beach Resort

3.0 star rating

Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services.

    What to expect (based on 1260 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-3.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-3

    Service

    Service-3.5

    Value

    Value-3.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Won't Be Back

    Reviewed by 50haroldb() on Aug 12, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			1
			 out of 5

    The sewage smelling water coming out of a work hole in the parking lot was the first red flag but we were meeting an old friend so we went in anyways . Then we were told only one car ( at a $10 and change extra charge ) per room . But were told they had parking across the street we could use . Talking to someone who had parked over there it was $40 a night to park in a restaurant parking lot . So we decided to get a room . The room seemed clean but had the old smell and the carpet ... well just look at the pic ... after the first night we found that the sliding balcony door had no lock but we only had one more day . The pool was way over crowded and the loud latino music kept us away from there . It did have a nice outside bar area but it was obvious that the bar maid really didn't want to be there and I was told made very weak drinks for there price . We won't be back ...

    The worst Resort

    Reviewed by 995lulug(Davenport, Florida) on Aug 09, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			1
			 out of 5

    When I reserved the room it stated my room had a balcony front beach view and I didn't also it never stated I would be charged $10 a night for parking. The staff were horribly rude and the place has an old smell to it. My husband is disabled no accommodation made for him. I am extremely disappointed with this place. Never again.

    3rd and last time guest, will not return

    Reviewed by joell51868(New Jersey) on Jul 17, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    This was our 3rd time staying here. We loved it previously. Ill start with the Pros: location, friendly & accommodating staff., great outdoor bar with great food. Con: The constant smell of people smoking marijuana in the hotel. Not a good atmosphere for my children. It wasnt once or twice or just a quick breeze, it was all week long and so heavy that we had to buy air freshners at publix to put in front of our air conditioner. We will not be returning for another visit and will have to find a new place to stay that is more appropriate for families.

    Amazing time!

    Reviewed by X5223LDkellyb(Winter Park, Florida) on Jul 12, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We came from Orlando. It was our first time staying here and we absolutely loved it! I read a lot of reviews and regardless of a couple bad seeds, the resort is as awesome as it claims to be! Yeah it has some amazing 80s or 90s decor but it’s so great! The pool was perfect. The staff all across the board were all really friendly and helpful. The grounds are nice. They are right on the beach so you don’t have to walk far to jump in the ocean. There’s a cool bar near the pool, so what more could you ask for? Yeah I guess I could pay $100 more a night to stay down the strip at a fancy modern resort and pay a ridiculous resort fee but why would I when this place offers all the same amenities? The only negative was that the parasail people out front kept putting up these boards across the beach entrance that you had to hurdle to get onto the beach which I guess they were trying to keep the sand out? But a little dangerous in my opinion for the older folks. Just also make sure you know about the $10/day parking fee . Other than that, I have no real complaints. My two day florida staycation was the best! Thank you!

    Beware!!!!

    Reviewed by W1486YEmichaelr() on Jul 01, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    Upon checking in the staff offered an upgrade but promised the rate would not change. Not only did the rate change but the credit card was authorized twice! Unfortunately we were not able to use the upgraded room patio next to the pool because other guests would congregate around it and smoke. We are not smokers so we had to skip using it. The rooms were subpar and housekeeping was almost non existent. We had stayed before in 2015 but it has really went down hill since. Upon approaching staff on checkout about these issues I was brushed off and basically told to hit the road. I did and I will keep going next time! Stay Away there are much better choices!