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San Jose, California
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Definitely stay at the Inn at the Cove for its ocean view. The rooms have balconies and the sunsets are truly amazing. The hotel itself is ok. The furnishings in the room are a bit outdated and nothing fancy, but it was generally clean. Although there was a variety of foods at breakfast (yogurt, fruit, self-serve waffles, bread, etc.), the...

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MartinResorts, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review

Dear dheronimus, Thank you for the review! It sounds like you enjoyed your overall experience with the Inn at the Cove. Our pastries are delivered daily from a local bakery and prepackaged for freshness. We appreciate your feedback on how we can improve and we hope to welcome you back to Pismo Beach soon. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager

Pine Mountain Club
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The Cove is nicely refurbished, dog friendly, beautiful location and staff was quick to come and clean up a broken glass. Loved it there. Grounds are kept extremely nice and the cliff location is excellent for sunsets over the Pacific.

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Dear kenneth c, Thank you for the glowing review about your recent stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your entire stay with us and were able to enjoy the wonderful sunsets that we offer from our property. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Sincerely, Amber...

Pismo Beach
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This hotel is fabulous for romance, or just a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle you normally find at a beach resort. The views are amazing, the staff is friendly, and the private cove is to die for. Truly a lovely experience, and for those of you that love your pets...the pet friendly accommodations are the best I've ever...

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Dear 647kelliep, It’s so nice to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us! We love to cater to the entire family which includes our four legged guests. We are also proud of the peaceful and relaxing nature our property has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again when your travels return you to the Inn at...

California
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Been years since I stayed in Pismo. I'm an off-season type though we caught the weather in a stretch of 80s, which suited this place to a T. Room overlooking the ocean and beautiful sunsets. Comfortable bed. Quiet location with a balcony. Folks at the front desk -- April in particular, were great guides to nearby food (for when you're...

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Dear Coastguy, Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We will be sure to let April and Darius know that they made an impact during your stay. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon!...

Atascadero, United States
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Our room was near the elevator that took us to the breakfast room and out to the pool and Jacuzzi area. The breakfast was very nice: waffles, bagels, fruit, cereal, coffees, juices, hot chocolate, granola bars, fruit cups, yogurt, etc. The room had a wonderful ocean view, and the room and bathroom were very spacious. The bed was very comfortable...

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Dear Rebecca M., Thank you so much for your kind words about your stay with us. We are happy to hear that you took notice of all of the extra amenities in the room and that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast. We hope to see you in the near future! Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Very nice, very well kept hotel with every room having an ocean view. The staff was very professional and courteous. The included breakfast was a continental breakfast so mostly bread. Only negative is the taste of the water, which isn't unusual for seasides. Bring your own bottles or buy some Fiji from them.

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Dear Jeremy J., Thank you for your review! I am glad to hear that you found our staff professional and our ocean views beautiful. We are sorry to hear that the breakfast did not meet your needs. We always welcome suggestions on how we can improve. We look forward to saying hello when your travels return you to Pismo Beach....

Riverside
Reviewed 12 February 2016

For moderately priced room, you get awesome view. The furnishing isnt "luxurious" but they are clean and well maintained. With 2 small children, it was nice to be close to the dinosaur cove park. And the included continental breakfast really helps to save money. We also appreciated the small touches...ie binoculars, slinky, windshield squeegy in parking lot, microwave/fridge in room,...

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Dear Ellicoco, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with the Inn at the Cove on Trip Advisor. We are pleased you had an opportunity to explore our local area which included Dinosaur Cave Park. On your next visit, we are happy to share with you a sample itinerary that will help you maximize your stay in the area. We...

San Jose
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Overall was excellent as usual, we have been there 5 times...end table light did not work, but managed. Need to add a Firm pillow and besides a Soft pillow. Breakfast was excellent, (need to add a meat)

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Dear 458rubent, Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay with the Inn at the Cove. I am sorry to hear that the table light did not work during your stay and this issue has been addressed. I appreciate your comments on breakfast as we are always taking guest suggestions into consideration to help us improve our amenities....

Artesia, CA, United States
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We will be coming back here again. Our whole experiance with this hotel was wonderful. The room overlooked the ocean with a balcony. The room and bed was comfortable. There is a microwave, refrigerator, and coffeemaker in the room The room was quite and super clean. All of the staff was friendly.

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Dear Daniel A., Thank you for the kind review of your recent stay at the Inn at the Cove! We are so happy that you enjoyed everything about your stay and took notice of our standards of cleanliness. We strive to make that perfect stay for every guest and we are happy that we achieved that with you. We hope...

Pensacola, Florida, United States
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We chose this place based on it's reviews good and bad and we were not disappointed. Although there were complaints about the staff we found the front desk girl to very friendly. She suggested a restaurant down the road and we thought it was great. The view from our room was beautiful. Our stay was quiet and peaceful. The hotel...

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Dear Sham808, Thank you for your review of the Inn at the Cove! We are glad to hear that you found our staff friendly and helpful. Your kind words about the hotel and the area truly show why the Inn at the Cove is a great place to stay. We cannot wait to welcome you back to California soon. Sincerely,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach, The Inn at the Cove is an all oceanfront hotel offering stunning panoramic ocean views and a tranquil setting. Enjoy the hotel's beautiful grounds, outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, newly remodeled guest rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Inn at the Cove

Address: 2651 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2100 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Shelter Cove Lodge)
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: £158 - £313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at the Cove 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Hotel Pismo Beach
Best Western Shelter Cove Hotel
Best Western Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach Best Western
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#12 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
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“Upper floors are quieter. But you can hear everyone's conversations on the balcony.”
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  • Yep, that's the view from my room (Oceanfront King)
 of 5 bubbles Writerchickie, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Find something facing west-northwest to enjoy the sunsets from your balcony. Pier facing will not have a sunset view.”
 of 5 bubbles psuedotraveler, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper level rooms I think have better views”
 of 5 bubbles Kimmiej0313, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Dog friendly rooms are on the lower floor, but that doesn't rob you of a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles TwoMillionMiler, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the north end, but all are great”
 of 5 bubbles ConsultantRob2121, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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