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“A little piece of tranquility!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pelican Cove Inn

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Pelican Cove Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Carlsbad B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond, Va
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A little piece of tranquility!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We have just returned from 4 nights at this lovely bed and breakfast and I cannot express how wonderful our stay was. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home. Nancy is a wonderful hostess and does everything she can to make your stay special. We stayed in the Coronado room and the accommodations were as expected. The room was clean, spacious and inviting. The bed was absolute heaven. It was like sleeping on a cloud. Breakfast each morning was delicious and colorful. You might consider having your breakfast outside in the private garden under the gazebo, our favorite spot each morning. It was a great way to start the day, so peaceful. We did not have a car but walked everywhere we wanted to go. The neighborhood is very safe. It is about a 5-10 minute walk into Carlsbad Village and a 15 minute walk to the Carlsbad Village train station. I would definitely reserve a room here again!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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pelicancoveinn, Owner at Pelican Cove Inn, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. It is greatly appreciated. :) I am so glad you took advantage of the opportunity to walk to all you wanted to do. Not having a car can make a vacation so much more relaxing! We look forward to seeing you again!! :) For those of you looking to get here by train, you can take a bus from the airport to the Santa Fe train station in San Diego. From there you can take the coaster to our wonderful little Village. The schedule is at www.gonctd.com.
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Forest Falls, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

This bed and breakfast is so special. The hostess Nancy is so gracious and welcoming. We have stayed in four different rooms out of the ten and each one is charming. The breakfasts are delicious and there are always fresh cookies. We have celebrated anniversaries and birthdays here. Nancy gives excellent references for meals and attractions. You are within walking distance of the beach and downtown village. Or catch the beach coaster train to other venues. You sleep on feather beds on top of the mattress.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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pelicancoveinn, Owner at Pelican Cove Inn, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
It is always so nice to see you both. :) I am glad that we have been a part of so many of your celebrations. One of the nicest things about having the Inn is the wonderful people I get an opportunity to meet. Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you soon! :)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Took my wife here for our first anniversary. The rooms were clean the food was great and Nancy was delightful. She answered every question we had and helped with whatever we needed. She even gave us a flashlight to go look for the grunion. Parked the truck when we got there and never had to get in again. Everything you need is only a short walk away. Will definitely stay again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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pelicancoveinn, Owner at Pelican Cove Inn, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
I am so glad you enjoyed your anniversary stay with us. It was a pleasure meeting you both. Too bad the grunion didn't run for you!! Haha!! Hope to see you again!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Where do I begin. Needing to escape Tucson's summer. Perusing through lots of vacation choices. Using Trip Advisor for assistance. Don't like flying anymore. Want to get in the car and drive one day to Paradise. Somehow on Trip Advisor found Pelican Cove Inn on the net. Called hubby and said "Look what I found". Both of us immediately called Nancy and booked a slot in June. What a find. Couldn't be happier. The place with it's 12 rooms is well kept, clean, gem of a B & B. Nancy the owner is the genuinely sweetest lady. When we saw the room (each one is different) I couldn't believe it. It was gorgeous. They even offer a feather top for your bed if you like. You have a little settee and chair in the room. Fireplace for winter use. We had our own deck with chairs and a table. The upper deck has chaise lounges, sofas, umbrellas to keep sun off you. I discovered that deck on the last day. The breakfast room has several tables for 2 and one large booth that serves six. Antique furniture and comfy couches. You can also eat in lots of areas on the grounds that have tables and chairs. . Now for the breakfasts. Each day a different gourmet selection. Nancy can make something else if the choice is not to your liking. Different quiches, french toast, scottish eggs. Fresh fruit and I mean fresh. Cookies are always in a jar for your convenience during the day if you stop in. If you have any questions Nancy has the answers. Where to go, what to do. You are 2 blocks from the beach, 5 blocks from the town. You are minutes away from the Coaster Train which takes you all over North County beaches and towns. We had the most wonderful vacation with all the stars lined up perfectly. I highly recommend Pelican Cove on every aspect it excels. I will be back. Weather was perfect. No June gloom as some refer to for June. Sun was out every morning at 8.00 AM. Again, even the weather was perfect. Nancy has chairs, beach towels, umbrellas, to take to the beach. Even a couple of bikes seemed to be available.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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pelicancoveinn, Owner at Pelican Cove Inn, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
I am so glad you found us! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. :) We are so lucky to be located here in beautiful Carlsbad. It is nice to be in a place that is so fun to share with our guests. Nothing makes me happier that suggesting a restaurant or an outing and having the guests discuss at breakfast the next day what a great meal or experience they had. This is a great little biking town and Pedigo even has electric bikes to rent. A new store opened up 2 blocks away that also rents beach cruisers. We don't have bikes to rent, but they are easy to come by in the Village!! Hope to see you soon!
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Inverness, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stayed here for two nights just before returning home to the UK. Room was exceptional, as were the breakfasts. A short walk to a nice beach and lots of good restaurants nearby.
All in all, a very chilled out sort of place, with that friendly, personal touch.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

This was such a great location in a California beach town like I rememeber. My room was 3 blocks from the beach - which made it easy to walk the seawall path each night. Nancy is a wonderful owner. She loves her B and B and it shows. The rooms were great, and the breakfast awesome. I felt welcome from the moment I arrived. I cannot wait to return and stay longer.

Thank you for such a relaxing wonderful stay!!!.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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pelicancoveinn, Owner at Pelican Cove Inn, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review! It is really appreciated! So glad you had a good time. I was on the seawall today and the dolphins were playing in the waves. So fun to see! Hope to see you again! :)
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Anthem, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is our fifth or sixth stay at the Pelican Cove Inn. Nancy has a true gift for hospitality! It show in everything from her endless enthusiasm, unbelievable breakfasts with lots of beautiful fresh fruit, to the immaculate, well-maintained rooms. You'll sleep like a baby on these cozy feather beds!

We come here to Carlsbad several times a year just for a short break to recharge and relax. The ocean is just a few blocks away. Other than that there endless things to do. You can keep as busy or quiet as you wish. From Pelican Cove you can walk to numerous shops, restaurants, beach, the Coaster (train). Many things are also within a short drive - LEGOLAND, the San Diego Zoo, the Midway ship.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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pelicancoveinn, Owner at Pelican Cove Inn, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
It is always so nice to see the two of you. I really appreciate your comments as I know you, being in the hospitality industry yourself (Duck Bay Lodge in Canada), are very familiar with the things that work well in the lodging world. Thank you for always coming back and seeing us. See you next time!!
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Property: Pelican Cove Inn
Address: 320 Walnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3151
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Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located 2 blocks from the beach and easy walking distance to several restaurants in the Carlsbad village area. Take a break and relax at the Pelican Cove Inn! ... more   less 
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