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The Inn at the Cove
Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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Upland, California
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“A great hideaway!”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

We had a great stay here. The view was great, we had a fireplace in our room and the price was very reasonible - $111.00 for an ocean view room. You can get to the beach by following the path but we stayed up on the bluff and enjoyed the view from there. We even got to watch a local fisherman. Breakfast was fine - we took ours out to the picnic table outside and enjoyed the view. This was a great hotel with a view - a much better choice than staying in San Luis Obisbo.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy the fireplace in your room and the wonderful views from our property during your visit. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again during your next visit to Pismo Beach.

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Kalie Howard
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

My husband and I were doing Highway 1 and decided to take it easy, so stopped in Pismo Beach, where we found the Best Western about a hundred feet above the aforementioned Sheltered Cove. A lovely little seaside hotel with multiple buildings, with every room having a balcony with an ocean view.Rooms are comfortable, staff wonderful, breakfast average. And if you're feeling in shape, you can take a hike down to the beach and search for seaglass.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
Thank you for your review of our property. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to hike down to the cove just below our property. It was also a pleasure to read that you found our rooms accommodating and our staff to be wonderful. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Pismo Beach!

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Kalie Howard
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Glendora, California
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

We are frequent visitors to the Pismo/SLO area and have stayed in several locations. This trip was for both business and pleasure. Finishes are a bit dated but rooms are large and clean. The staff is extremely helpful, breakfast was average. Because of the limited number of rooms, location and beach access this is definitely a top choice for us.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 14 November 2012
Thank you for you feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent trip to the Pismo Beach area. We are currently in the process of remolding our property to bring our valued guests such as yourself superior accommodations. We sincerely appreciate your comments and hope to see you again on your next trip to the Central Coast.

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Kalie Howard
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

Comfortable room with a great view. We loved everything about it! It is a little on the expensive side, especially on the weekend, but worth every penny. Nothing can be more romantic than sitting on the balcony with a nice glass of champagne watching the sun go down.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 14 November 2012
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We would agree that the views and sunsets are stunning, and our property is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. We are so please to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit the Central Coast.

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Kalie Howard
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Northern California
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Beautiful room overlooking pool and ocean. Gorgeous walk down to private beach. Our two young girls, 4 and 8 absolutely loved it! We come to pismo every year and usually do a vacation rental home. We were very pleased with this clean and quiet hotel. Also great for bird watching!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 14 November 2012
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us regarding your recent stay with us. I am so pleased to hear that your girls were able to play on our private beach and that all of you enjoyed our incredible views. It sounds like you had a wonderful time during your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!

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Kalie Howard
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

The views are beautiful and the rooms are spacious. For a quiet, peaceful stay I would recommend this hotel. Good dolphin and seal watching location.
The breakfast was very basic and the restaurants are a drive away but otherwise this place is perfect.

Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 14 November 2012
We sincerely appreciate your review regarding your recent stay with us at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and were able to catch some great views of our local wildlife. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are visiting our area.

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Kalie Howard
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Room 708 is a beautiful and spacious room with fantastic ocean view. Courteous and most helpful staff offered restaurant suggestions as well as mailed us clothing we accidently left in the closet. My husband and I loved the high deck chairs, offering a perfect viewing seat for the beautiful sunset. We look forward to staying longer the next time we are in Pismo Beach.

Room Tip: The second floor has the best views and more private patios.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 24 October 2012
Thank you for providing us with your feedback in regards to your recent stay with us. It is our goal to exceed all of our guest’s expectation and I am so pleased to hear we did so with you. We are also happy to hear that you found our staff to be informative and courteous. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back again very soon.

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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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Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Hotel Pismo Beach
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