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The Inn at the Cove
Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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Grand Terrace, California
2 reviews
“Great Place for Families”
Reviewed 27 November 2011

This is a great place to go with kids who like to explore. You can hold starfish and look into tide pools. This is the only place my kids want to go on vacation. We highly recommend this hotel!!!!

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Modesto, California
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

This is now our second time staying at this hotel while visiting Pismo Beach. It's located on a bluff about 1 mile north of the Pismo Pier. The views are spectacular. The rooms are spacious and every room has a view of the ocean. Staff is friendly. Highly recommend staying here if your going to Pismo Beach. It's not cheap, but well worth it.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

Very unexpected how beautiful the location of where the "Lodge" is. The short walk outside the Lodge takes you to a secluded beach and other unbelievable views of the coastline. Every room as an ocean view! I highly recommend staying here just for the view but it's also a great place to stay to take in all the central coast as to offer..... wine country, Hearst Castle, Pismo, SLO. Would stay here again, without question! Oh, and the continental breakfast was an added bonus and nice touch! Better than most hotels that offer a "continental".

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

This was our first stay at the Shelter Cove Lodge and we loved the view, so much better than that of their sister Shore Cliff Lodge. The room was clean and did need some decor updating but I prefer a better view to a updated room. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was located right in the hotel as opposed to being held in an adjacent restaurant. There are trails that lead to the beach and down towards the water, they are not to be missed. I plan to return here next time we are in the area.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

The hotel is ideally located in front of the see. The room are all in front of the ocean and the view is WOW when you wake up on the morning and enjoy the view on your small terrace. The pool and the spa have also an exceptional panorama.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Glendale, AZ
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

It is true about the view, can't beat it. Our only complaints were about the TV reception, the low toilet height in the bathroom and the light on the balcony has no way to control it. It stays on all night and is quite bright. Otherwise it is a nice place to stay while on the road. The Shell Cafe down the road toward the pier has a great breakfast!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

I love this place. I have stayed here three times. I like to stop by when taking a "scenic" route from Northern California back down to Los Angeles. It's perfectly situated right off the freeway, and each room has a fantastic balcony with a view of the cliffs that overlook the Pacific. The rooms are very large, stocked with Bath & Body Works toiletries, and is complete with a fridge, microwave and coffeemaker.

The decor is outdated, and so is the TV but who cares when you have such a fantastic view at such a decent rate? I highly recommend Zorro's which is about a half mile away if you want a delicious, hearty breakfast - they also advertise a pretty good happy hour with cheap beers and tacos. The Pismo Beach pier is also located nearby.

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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at the Cove 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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 
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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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