Dolphin Beach Resort

Dolphin Beach Resort

4900 Gulf Boulevard, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706, United States
+1 727 360 7011

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Dolphin Beach Resort
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Sun 10.12
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About Dolphin Beach Resort

  • Resort Room
    Enjoy the many amenities of the resort
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Classic Florida style family resort located directly on the Gulf of Mexico with 400 feet of beautiful white sand beach rated #1 beach in the USA according to TripAdvisor readers. Easy access to restaurants, shopping and local attractions.

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Double room
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Amenities at Dolphin Beach Resort

  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking

Health and safety

  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Safe
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Sea view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Pool view
  • Storage available


  • Microwave
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Free toiletries
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Smartphone dock
  • TV


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit box
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Karaoke
  • Water sport facilities (on site)

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Laptop safe

Reviews of Dolphin Beach Resort

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7.4 Good
Pros:Liked that it was on the beach. And the bath and body works soap
Cons:Front desk could have been friendlier. And the price for parking was pretty high. Even for a week day shouldn't be same cost as the busy weekend
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The room was huge! It was wonderful to have that huge of a room. Very clean.
3.4 Poor
Cons:Hotel had musty smell that cause stuffy nose and was dirty all over
5.1 Fair
Pros:Outdoor tiki bar—staff friendly, drinks decent, food good. Nice breeze from the beach. Room was clean
Cons:Room looked out over the parking lot, a/c in lobby and restaurant quit working as we were ready to be seated for dinner, appetizer (cheese nachos) terribly dry and tasteless—waitress didn’t know what to say or do. Staff not personable at all. Water pressure in room 267 very low. Pool was over crowded. No bar tender present in the inside bar Saturday night—we all had to wait a good 15 min, and then served our drinks in plastic cups!
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Helpful/ friendly staff nice beachfront rooms
Cons:Uncontrolled screaming kids in the pool
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:The pool is clean and heated. The grounds and the beach are beautiful. Bathroom was clean with updated tile and counters.
Cons:Orange room color not relaxing. Hallway carpet needs update.
4.0 Mediocre
Pros:The location is good... it’s right on the beach, and walking distance to some nice local bars and restaurants
Cons:The hotel is older and it shows. I had booked my room online, and didn’t select any specific room type. The room I got was interior, but when I walked in it was horribly muggy in the room and smelled musty/moldy. The windows don’t open, so there’s no airing it out. I went back to the front desk and told the guy working there... he didn’t so much as apologize, much less offer a solution, so I suggested that he move me to another room. No more interior rooms available, but for $80 he could move me to a beachfront room. That would push the cost of the room well over $200, which is insanity for a hotel like this (especially in the off season), so I said no. “Well we don’t offer refunds” was the response, so my options were mold or pony up the cash. I bit the bullet and sprung for the beach room. It was a cool room, but for that kind of money I could have stayed in a MUCH nicer hotel. To add to the killer customer service, the following morning I called and asked for a late check-out. “No sir, we can’t offer a late checkout, you need to be out of the room by 11”. Thanks. Management needs to seriously evaluate how their staff handles guest service, and ownership needs to fix this place up if they’re going to charge resort prices.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:I loved everything!!! You walk out of the hotel and you're on the beach! The beach bar (Flipper's) had some great drinks, and featured live music too! The kitchen also had an amazing menu (we ordered coconut shrimp, chicken quesadillas, and fish tacos-all delicious)!!! The rooms are spacious, with a small fridge, microwave, and cabinet storage. Some rooms have a balcony so you can step out and smell the gulf breeze! And the beds are super comfortable, for a good night's rest! And then there's the staff... Always willing to give suggestions, of things to do, provide maps or call car services to get you there... And generally showing that they are interested and cared! Want to save a little money, there's a full grocery store across the street, liquor store too (and another a half mile down the street)! We didn't even need a car rental, having taken a $30 Uber from the Tampa airport! Want to splurge a little? There's lots of great bars and drink specials up and down the beach... Everything a short beach (or sidewalk) walk away! Level 11 is a great stop to watch the sunset, with delicious appetizers, good service and a view that no one else on the beach offers! This stay was priced so economically, that we were hesitant upon arrival, but on departure, determined that we'd definitely be back! This is a highly recommend place to stay!!! You can enjoy a lot of the benefits of other hotels in the area bars, restaurants, music, etc., But staying here saves a good deal of money making it a most- economical choice!!!
Cons:The only downfall, and it's a very minor one, was the water pressure in the room could have been a bit stronger! That's it!
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Friendly staff, clean, great view on the beach, amazing sunsets, good food and beach bar. Convenient to other beachfront restaurants/bars also. We always look forward to coming here!
Cons:The barstools at Flippers are pretty wobbly and uncomfortable and we'd be more prone to hang out longer if there were live music more often...but the view is unbeatable and Amanda makes great Miami Vices and Bloody Marys!
5.4 Fair
Pros:The staff were amazing. That's the only positive.
Cons:Overall, the amount of money I spent for a 2 night stay had me feeling ripped off. The place is tired & dated. Not worth it.


4900 Gulf Boulevard, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706

What's nearby

  • Polynesian Putter158 m
  • Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center222 m
  • Splash Island Water Park0.8 km
  • Upham Beach1.7 km



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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Top tips for your stay at Dolphin Beach Resort

  • How long should you stay at Dolphin Beach Resort? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 5 days.

FAQs when booking at Dolphin Beach Resort

  • What is the best room at Dolphin Beach Resort?

    Indulge in the glorious Florida climate and scenery with a Deluxe Beach Front Room. Boasting a direct view out across the ocean, you will have the perfect place to relax and unwind as the world passes by. The rooms feature two large double beds and are available for approximately $209 per night, with the option of adding an additional rollaway bed for approximately $20. For families with young children, a crib can be supplied upon request free of charge.

  • Does Dolphin Beach Resort cater for dietary requirements?

    The diverse menu at Boca Sands Grille provides vegetarian, gluten free, vegan and other dietary options. No matter your culinary preferences, there is something to suit everyone at the restaurant. For a memorable meal, request a table outside on the patio and enjoy the seaside breeze.

  • What is the best way to get to Dolphin Beach Resort from the airport?

    Located roughly a 55m drive south of Tampa International Airport, ordering an Uber is a popular and stress free travel option. Traveling across the Howard Frankland Bridge you will get a good view of Old Tampa Bay, with an Uber trip costing approximately $45. You can meet your driver directly outside the baggage claim area of the terminal, resulting in a quick transition from the plane to your hotel.

  • What water activities does Dolphin Beach Resort provide?

    Embrace the stunning beachside location by flying across the crystal blue ocean while parasailing. All equipment and guidance is provided onsite, with the incredible opportunity to glide through the air high above the beach. You can also try windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding with experienced staff giving handy tips to help you get the hang of it.

  • Can non-staying guests use the facilities at Dolphin Beach Resort?

    If you would like to share the hotel amenities with family or friends who are nearby, they are welcome to join you on the beach or by the pool. It is advised that you inform Dolphin Beach Resort staff if you intend to have guests visit for an extended period of time, remembering that respectful use of the facilities must be adhered to.

  • What parking amenities are available at Dolphin Beach Resort?

    If you arrive with a car during your stay you will have access to private and secure parking at the resort. A charge of approximately $11 per day is added to the cost of your reservation, with a number of attractions such as Busch Gardens adventure park and Florida Holocaust Museum only a short drive away. A number of major rental agencies such as Hertz, Budget and Dollar have offices located only a short walk from the hotel.

  • Does Dolphin Beach Resort offer any discounts on accommodation?

    The hotel provides a reduction on the cost of reservation if you are an AAA or AARP member. There is also discounts available for military service people and returning customers who have visited multiple times within a period of time.(Prices checked 20/05/19).

  • Where is Dolphin Beach Resort located?

    Dolphin Beach Resort is located at 4900 Gulf Boulevard, 1.6 km from the center of Saint Pete Beach. Polynesian Putter is the closest landmark to Dolphin Beach Resort.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Dolphin Beach Resort?

    Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Dolphin Beach Resort.

  • Does Dolphin Beach Resort offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Dolphin Beach Resort offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Dolphin Beach Resort offer free parking?

    Yes, Dolphin Beach Resort offers free parking.

  • How far is Dolphin Beach Resort from the airport?

    Dolphin Beach Resort is 21.7 km from Tampa St. Petersburg. Dolphin Beach Resort is 34.9 km from Tampa.

  • Does Dolphin Beach Resort have a pool?

    Yes, Dolphin Beach Resort has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Dolphin Beach Resort hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Dolphin Beach Resort in Saint Pete Beach and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Dolphin Beach Resort and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Dolphin Beach Resort.

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Value for money


Distance to city center

1.6 km

Nearest Airport

Tampa St. Petersburg

Distance to airport

21.5 km