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Shell Beach Inn

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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The shell beach inn was a perfect stay for my husband and I. I was looking for something nice and Affordable, the owners are amazing and made us feel right at home. We will definitely be back to stay on our next visit!!!!! Make sure to syay at the shell beach inn when u visit the central coast.

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

I like this place. It was clean, a short walk from the beach, and a short drive from the nightlife of Pismo Beach. The manager was sweet, serving champagne to guests (as it was New Year's Eve). My only small issue with it was a slight smell of cigarette smoke in the room. The traffic noise was a little loud,...

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Kendra W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your "Charming" review of our little Pearl... yes it is pleasant and attractive. And yes the "tiny bubbles" flowing from the the Inn throughout the New Year was very sweet! All of our rooms are designated Non-Smoking rooms, and we post the "Non-Smoking" Placard on every door. Our rooms are freshened every day with a gentle ocean...

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The motel was very cute. It was small and older but the decor was cute and the owners or so friendly. I would definitely stay here again and recommend my friends to stay here as well!! It is near the cliffs which can take you down to the beach. 👍

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We rolled along from Bakersfield to the coast and came across Shell Beach Inn en route. As it was getting late in the afternoon, this was the perfect place to stay for 2 nights. Great value for money, superb location for seeing the beautiful California coastline. Our hosts were adorable, considerate and extremely helpful in everything. We've travelled across the...

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Carmel Valley, California
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This little hotel with maybe 9 -10 rooms was surprisingly clean, newly remodeled, and quaint as can be. Comfy bed with loads of soft pillows, a microwave, cool mason jar glasses. James and Kendra were so kind (he even wrote me a poem!) and I would recommend this property to anyone unless you are looking for first class accommodations. It...

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for that 5 star review! ... you really don't have to pay $$$ to get great amenities! SBI wants every guest to feel right at home; all of our rooms are equipped with: Ice-box, Microwave, Coffee Pot, Mason Jar Glasses, Ceramic Coffee Mugs, Hair Dryer, Iron, & Ironing Boards. And all of our beds are covered with white...

Pacific Grove, California
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked a last minute trip to watch our daughter in the Pismo Beach Marching Band Competition. The Shell Beach Inn had great reviews so I took a chance. Our room was perfect. It was remodeled, fresh and clean. We were greeted by owners?, James and Kendra, so very nice. They welcomed us warmly and gave us...

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

A stay in a retro 10 unit motor lodge can be a "Wonderful Surprise." The owner of SBI, S.K. the "Pearl" is providing guests with the comfortable feel of lodging on the central coast that reminds us of roller rinks and penny arcades of the past. And you get these quaint feelings at a budget price that allows you to...

Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely place to stay, the owners are extremely friendly and helpful in so many ways. You can walk to different places restaurant, coffee shops, 2 minutes to the most amazing sea view. We had a great time, thank you

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Very "Lovely" of you to say! Our Pacific Ocean is amazingly beautiful as it rolls into the Central Coast shoreline. and a walk down our residential streets slows your roll down to a relaxing pace. Come visit us and see for yourself.

Fresno
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I put some friends up at Shell Beach Inn for the weekend of my son's wedding.Kendra and James were they nicest and friendliest folks you will ever meet. Everyone loves the local and the price was right. Each guest got a very thoughtful fruit basket and I dropped off goody bags that they gladly distributed.

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keepers at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Bluma for choosing SBI for your most important guests stay during this heartfelt occasion! Our warmest wishes for Levi & Brooke... Their energy brought this community a sense of well being as the sun and the rain blessed us all throughout the weekend.

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Very clean and tidy. The owners James and his wife (sorry couldn't remember her name) are extremely friendly. Rooms are well equipped. There is also a small outside pool. Short walk to the beach where you can see a rock full of pelicans and a few seals swimming around. We also saw whales a bit further out, after they were...

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our little Pearl. We truly are at "lands end," with the great blue Pacific Ocean at our feet. The Inn owner, S.K. "the Pearl" has kept the same housekeeping staff on for many years now... Our staff compliments us, by complementing you! Our life here at SBI is a daily reflection of...

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Coming towards the end of a long USA trip we were looking for a quiet place to relax and unwind. The SBI offered all of that plus more. The room (we had no 1) was a reasonable size with 2 queen beds, microwave and mini fridge It is close to the 101 freeway so there is a bit of noise...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All ten guest rooms at the Shell Beach Inn are individually decorated with touches from the California coast and make this quaint little getaway a cozy stopover for the weary traveler or a comfortable home base for sightseeing vacationers. The Shell Beach Inn features an outdoor seasonally heated swimming pool and free parking. And...yes we are pet friendly! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shell Beach Inn

Address: 653 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-2050
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Shell Beach
Price Range: £73 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shell Beach Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
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“ask for room #9”
nascardonna, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Any room, we like the king-sized bed rooms”
499renev, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room #3, or behind the pool”
537gingerb, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Probably the lower level at the end of the pool. Freeway noise could be muffled.”
52brandonw, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Depends on the size you want..but all rooms seem fine.”
BlumaFelix, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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