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The Inn at the Cove
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Amazing views and comfortable rooms.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

My husband booked this lodge, and I was worried that it was 'out of town' I was wrong. We parked our car for our whole stay and walked everywhere.

The room was spacious and spotlessly clean. The linens were fluffy and white, the bed comfortable and we fell asleep listening to the waves. I thought there might be road noise from the 101, there was not.

We stayed in an upper room, (which is car park level with just a couple of steps).

The view was just lovely, we saw amazing birds and watched the tides ebb and flow. Saw fifty shades of grey as the sun set one night and the next, we also saw the classic 'west coast' sunset sat on the balcony on the viewing chairs sipping a local wine! Great stuff.

The breakfast was fine: fruit, yoghurt, cereals, eggs, sausage patties et., along with breads and pastries.

The Ventana grill was nearby and served excellent fish.
We sampled the fabulous clam chowder from the Splash Cafe
The giant cinnamon rolls from the Old Western Bakery were big enough to share.

There is a lovely well maintained pool area, that is sheltered from the shore breezes.
The cliff top gardens were also lovely and there is a trail down to shelter cove - steep.

Room Tip: The upper rooms are car park level
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for making us part of your trip and for the excellent review on Trip Advisor. The Splash Cafe and the Old Western Bakery are two of our favorites as well and we are happy you enjoyed both of these establishments. Thank you for the great description of our property and we hope to welcome you back when your travels return you to California.

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Cupertino, CA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Was actually late when I started looking for hotels during memorial day weekend, everywhere I look I get no room, luckily I got only one night (initially I was planing to spend whole weekend) stay in this hotel my initial thought may be not so good hotel because I am getting room so late :( But to my surprise I like the location very near Pismo City and close to Highway, staff was very courteous, gave me best room near to pool and very good view. Room was very clean and my kids enjoyed pool area along with private beach. My Daughter was not very happy when we started our journey back :(

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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Vineet S. – It was our pleasure welcoming you and your kids to the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. Thank you for the great comments about the staff service and the amenities that we offer here. We look forward to welcoming you and the family back in the near future!

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Newark, CA, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

There for my nephew's wedding on the property. Incredible views, friendly staff. Large rooms, fridge and microwave were very useful. Excellent water pressure in the shower. Overall, an excellent place to stay.

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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Ruben O,

Thank you for your kind words on Trip Advisor about your stay at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location during your nephew’s wedding and the friendliness of our staff. We hope you will stay with us again when your travels return you to Pismo Beach.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We booked two rooms for two nights at this hotel, one for us and another for a relative. Both rooms were upper rooms facing the pool and ocean. Very calming looking out at the ocean and pool, not to mention the sunset every evening. The rooms were larger than your normal hotel rooms with high ceilings. Very clean also. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel sits on a cliff over looking the ocean, no swimming beaches here. Shell Beach is just about a mile away north and Pismo Beach about a mile south. Plenty of restaurants either direction, but not walking friendly because of the highway.
Some highway noise but quieted down some at night, I would stay here again.

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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you Mockee54 for the review about your recent stay with us at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. It is wonderful to hear how much you and your relative enjoyed your time with us and were able to enjoy the wonderful sunsets that we offer from our property. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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rowland heights, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

we wanted a quiet time and relax, kids had a great time, pool was comfortable, breakfast was just enough to feel you up until lunch time. All rooms look out to the great Pacific ocean. the weather was calming at this time of year. near many restaurants in area.

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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to post a review of your recent stay on Trip Advisor. We are happy to read that you and your family were able to relax and enjoy your time with us. We hope to welcome you back to the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge soon.

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Amber Smith
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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Very happy with this find in Pismo Beach. Gorgeous views of the ocean and south along Pismo Beach. Balcony has chairs and a table and its easy to lose a few hours just watching the water. The hotel itself is neat and clean and nice. Friendly staff, clean grounds, rooms are nice (upper floor has high ceilings) and clean and spacious.

Big rooms makes bringing the dogs nice and easy, and the path along the water and down to a beautiful park on a bluff is just wonderful.

Room Tip: Upper floor (you can get a dog friendly upper room in the 800 building).
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Thank you for providing us with such a pleasant review of your stay at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy the gorgeous views from your room balcony and from our neatly maintained grounds. It is our goal to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and we are glad we could do so with you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We had a lovely one-night getaway here. We had heard that the best views were from the top floor (parking lot level) and we were on the bottom. However, this wasn't a big deal. We still had a lovely view, though the view from the pool area and reception area were truly spectacular. The staff were very nice - we tried to check in early but the room wasn't ready yet, so they offered to call us when it was. We just sat by the pool and took it all in. Room was reasonably quiet and nicely decorated. My only gripe is that there were no king rooms available, and the double beds were full-sized, not queens. Other than that, all good.

Room Tip: Request the top floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear pezworld,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge, enjoying the views from your room and the friendliness of our staff. We look forward to saying hello when your travels return you to Pismo Beach.

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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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