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The Inn at the Cove
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, United States
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Pleasantly surprised at the quality of this hotel. Pleasant and efficient staff and very comfortable rooms. Everything very clean and modern, maybe been remodeled recently. Now the view: all rooms are ocean front, breathtaking views. The landscape is perfect. Couldn't ask for anything more. I will definitely be back but this time with my spouse. It's a perfect couples retreat.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you for staying with us and for the recent review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate the nice review about the staff service that you experienced along with the cleanliness of our hotel. We are pleased to hear you will return with your spouse and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge soon!

Sincerely,
Amber Smith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

We enjoyed 4 days on the Central Coast at Best Western Shelter Cove. The only hitch was someone's car alarm that went off at 1:00a.m. one night and again at 12:45 a.m. the next night. The heater was a little noisy requiring us to have the TV volume up pretty loud. Fortunately, we were in an end unit (which we had requested) and it did not disturb anyone. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your 4 day stay with us at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. It sounds like you were able to enjoy the local area in addition to our beautiful property. We are sorry to hear that you encountered a few noise issues during your stay, please note that our front desk staff is always happy to assist in solving these issues if they occur. We look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,
Amber Smith
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Escondido, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

We have stayed at this Best Western perhaps 10 times, it is always great. They did just finish a renovation last year and it shows quite nicely. The WI-FI connect is great, the views are always spectacular from inside and out. The location is nice for us as it is quick to highway 101, barely 15 minutes to San Luis Obispo, 30 minutes to Morro Bay and Hwy 1 north.

Room Tip: All of the rooms have balconies and nice views whether your upstairs or down. The best choice perhap...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you Moffett4950 for your continued patronage with us at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We are pleased that you enjoyed our brand new rooms and beautiful grounds, in addition to our convenient location. Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,
Amber Smith
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is a nice romantic spot. Don't let the name, Best Western, fool you. The views are amazing. (Ensure you have an ocean view, and not the pool view). Also, don't confuse this Best Western with the one down the road.

The free breakfast spread is good - as someone who doesn't eat meat, I found good variety. The automatic pancake machine is really neat - first time I saw one. Parking is free and while the parking lot looks small, we didn't have an issue finding a spot - even when a tour bus was parked across a few spots.

There are some good spots to take photos - and there are a number of restaurants in the area. Don't forget to check out Zorros - our favorite during the trip! Access to the Oceano dunes is good - about a 5-10 minute drive. The tram also stops right outside the hotel.

Here's why I didn't rate this excellent - we had the room with two twin beds (opted for the view, over a king bed) - the bed isn't long enough for people who are taller than 5'8" and the mattress is pretty comfortable (motel-quality mattress). The internet is ok (not very high speed. It's ok for browsing a few picture, but don't rely on it for streaming videos on a rainy day). The TV is HD-enabled, but the channels aren't HD (for the times you want to watch TV at night when it's dark and the view isn't great). Lastly - $3 for a bottle of water (why hotels have started to nickel and dime customers like airlines is beyond me ... people do have more choices as far as hotels is concerned!)

Room Tip: Choose an ocean facing room, on the upper level, close to the center of the property (501/502 are go...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you Adi6 for the detailed review of your recent stay with us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate you choosing us for your getaway and are happy you were able to find locations on the property to take photos of our beautiful views. One of the staff’s favorite’s here is also Zorros with for their delicious Mexican cuisine. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge.

Sincerely,
Amber Smith
Assistant General Manager
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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is a nice romantic spot. Don't let the name, Best Western, fool you. The views are amazing. (Ensure you have an ocean view, and not the pool view). Also, don't confuse this Best Western with the one down the road. The free breakfast spread is good - as someone who doesn't eat meat, I found good variety. The automatic pancake machine is really neat - first time I saw one. Parking is free and while the parking lot looks small, we didn't have an issue finding a spot - even when a tour bus was parked across a few spots. There are some good spots to take photos - and there are a number of restaurants in the area. Don't forget to check out Zorros - our favorite during the trip! Access to the Oceano dunes is good - about a 5-10 minute drive. The tram also stops right outside the hotel. Here's why I didn't rate this excellent - we had the room with two twin beds (opted for the view, over a king bed) - the bed isn't long enough for people who are taller than 5'8" and the mattress is pretty comfortable (motel-quality mattress). The internet is ok (not very high speed. It's ok for browsing a few picture, but don't rely on it for streaming videos on a rainy day). The TV is HD-enabled, but the channels aren't HD (for the times you want to watch TV at night when it's dark and the view isn't great). Lastly - $3 for a bottle of water (why hotels have started to nickel and dime customers like airlines is beyond me ... people do have more choices as far as hotels is concerned!)

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear ThGrkH,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We thank you for choosing us for your romantic getaway. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your overall stay. We are also glad you enjoyed our complimentary extended continental breakfast and the hotels location to Zorros, as this is one of our staff’s favorites as well. We will be updating our Television channels to HD in the next few months to accommodate our recently updated HD televisions. We hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to California.

Sincerely,
Amber Smith
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San Diego, California
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222 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

We stayed here two nights and loved the views. Our room balcony was about 100 feet above and 50 feet back from the water. We listened to the waves crashing at night (love this!) We enjoyed a glass of wine on the balcony as the sun went down. That was awesome! It's within walking distance (or a short 5 minute drive) to good restaurants. Everything is clean and spacious. The breakfast is okay, not great. The service was friendly. It was quiet - no loud parties, feels pretty secluded and private. Overall a great value, and we'd stay here again.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the ocean, not the pool.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear jsearle99,

Thank you for the glowing review of your stay with us at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We are pleased to hear you were able to enjoy our sunset with a nice glass of wine on your private balcony. We pride ourselves on exceeding each and every guests’ expectations with our service and cleanliness. We look forward to seeing you soon when you return to the Central Coast.

Sincerely,
Amber Smith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Our room was spacious, with a pleasant balcony. Bed comfy, good quality bed linen and towels. Staff pleasant. Lovely restaurant within walking distance, other very pleasant walks. Breakfast is the usual selection and room could be larger. Very friendly lady looking after things. We enjoyed going into Pismo Beach itself and walking on the pier.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to post a great review regarding your Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge stay on TripAdvisor. It is delightful to hear that you enjoyed our spacious rooms, the room amenities and the friendliness of the staff. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back if your travels return you to California.

Sincerely,
Amber Smith
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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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