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The Inn at the Cove
Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 June 2011

We chose this hotel for the views and location, as we celebrated our honeymoon. This did not disappoint. Fantastic view from our room and a wonderful balcony to have breakfast. We loved the stairs to the beach, and the central location. Overall, the stay was great.
The staff was friendly even though during our continental breakfast, I broke off the spout to the pancake batter and it spilled all over. Panic!!!!!
Something always happens on a trip!
Love this hotel and we will be back.

P.S. We had the rare opportunity to video a sea otter playing in the ocean just outside our room and a friendly little bird would come into our room from the balcony as we hand fed it popcorn. Cool!!

Room Tip: get the best room on the end! 518
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2011

This was the first time staying in this particular Pismo Beach hotel. The location and grounds were surprisingly wonderful for a Best Western.There were some really nice trail/walking areas including a fantastic trail down to the beach.

We had a full ocean front view room which was perfect. The patio including two chairs and a table which we took full advantage of. The room could use some updating and we did encounter a couple of issues with the furniture which were immediately resolved by the staff. It would have been much more comfortable if the room had two Queen size beds at a minimum rather than two doubles however, we made do.

The one complaint I would have is that the breakfast area was extremely small. We opted not to take advantage of the available breakfast as it was not worth our trouble trying to get in and out of the room. This was unfortunate.

Overall the hotel was very nice for the price.

Room Tip: Ocean Front is a must if your staying here...
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

Good location...GORGEOUS views overlooking the ocean. A bit disappointed when we went to walk down to the beach and everything is blocked off...no beach access. Still, beautiful views from the balcony.
Rooms are nice with all of the standard amenities.
One BIG negative on our stay-when we got into bed we noticed a horrendous smell near the head of the bed. It smelled so terrible that I had to call the front desk. The staff was accommodating and moved us to another room a few doors down. This one seemed fine, but again, as soon as your head hits the pillow the smell wafts up. Not as strong, but still there. Thought it was weird that it was in both rooms. At least this time it was tolerable. Probably had to do with the fact that it was late and I didn't want to move...again. They need to make sure they clean better or shampoo the carpets...something.
For some positives- the beds are extremely comfortable and there is a really nice continental breakfast.
If it weren't for the strong, mildewy odor I would definitely be giving a higher rating.

Room Tip: Ask to check room 1st for smell.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2011

Such a great place and the views are amazing. I used to stay here as a kid and now to come back with my girlfriend was so great. This hotel is the best in Pismo Beach in my opinion. Right on the water and a great value. Also a great brunch!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

We've been visiting Shelter Cove for more than 20 years. It's just as lovely today as it was when we first stayed here. We are always impressed by the cleanliness and upkeep of the property.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

Awesome view of the bay and ocean. Great sunset! Big, clean top of the line room.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here even for only one night. Awesome ocean views and direct access to secluded beach. Staff was very professional and courteous. Also enjoyed the free continental breakfast. Great value for the price. We will definitely stay here on a return visit to the area.

Room Tip: Upper level room is worth it.
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Additional Information about The Inn at the Cove

Address: 2651 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2100 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Shelter Cove Lodge)
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#12 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range: £103 - £281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at the Cove 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With sweeping panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, The Inn at the Cove is the ideal destination for a retreat for real life. Escape your every day in our tranquil, oceanfront setting, and enjoy the hotel's beautiful grounds, outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi, newly remodeled guest rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, free Wi-Fi, and unbeatable proximity to the Central Coast's famous wine country and attractions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Hotel Pismo Beach
Best Western Shelter Cove Hotel
Best Western Pismo Beach
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