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The Inn at the Cove
Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 August 2014

My wife & I stayed at this Best Western recently and it was fine. The rooms are spacious and well-equipped; the pool isn't huge but decent-sized; the complimentary breakfast was fair; and access to the parking lot easy.

Behind the motel are cliffs rising above the Pacific Ocean. The views are wonderful and the cliffs are impressive in spots. There are various walkways leading to overlooks and a steep one that goes down to a beach.

After checking in, we noticed that our bed was uncomfortable and perhaps a bit hard. The reception manager was quite concerned and obliged by giving us another room with a much better bed. That's a "plus" in my book for this place...

Room Tip: The pool was quiet when we were there but some people may prefer a room away from it, just in case.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2014

Dear bk9net,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with the hotel and the staff was able to assist you with a room move. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely,

Amber Smith
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Room and staff met our expectations. Beautiful, well kept grounds. Unobstructed view of ocean from room balcony. Nice walkway along ocean. Second floor room preferred. Very nice breakfast room--no disposables or plastic wear.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carol G
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2014

Dear Carol G,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and that the staff met your expectations. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon.

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Amber Smith
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Located on the ocean at Pismo Beach, this Best Western was one of the nicest I've visited. The building is nice, the staff cordial, but it is the view and proximity to the ocean that really sets this BW apart. Our balcony overlooked the ocean; we were so close we could throw a baseball into the waves (had we been a few years younger perhaps). The ocean birds, the kelp beds, the waves and sunsets made for a very relaxing visit.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Nicholas S
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

Dear Nicholas S,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We are pleased to hear you had a relaxing visit and that you enjoyed your entire stay with us. We look forward to saying hello when you return to Pismo Beach.

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Amber Smith
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

If you are going to Pismo Beach I highly suggest you stay at this location. Grounds are beautiful, and well kept, the staff is friendly and room is well maintained. Pool area is nice. You receive a free breakfast, but it is continental… This is a great Hotel, and my family was extremely satisfied.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Jasmine D
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

JasmineD – Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience on Trip Advisor about the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the beautifully kept grounds and the friendly staff. We thank you for your recommendation and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Great view at this hotel. Nice rooms, beautiful area. Two complaints: 1) We wanted a roll-away and there was a LOT of room in the room for one. The staff said that the fire marshal wouldn't let us have one in the room. However, we stayed at the Shore Cliff (the other BW a 1/4 mile away) and they let us have one in a much smaller room. Every other hotel in CA let us have one so I'm not sure why we couldn't in this hotel. 2) we wanted to sit under the heater by the pool and play cards but all 3 heaters were out of propane. ALL THREE. I was excited for the atmosphere of sitting poolside on a beautiful evening but it was cut short. A great customer service experience would've been to have someone go fill the tank but that didn't happen either.

That being said, we stayed at both BWs in Pismo Beach and the views were equally beautiful. The pool at this one was secluded and protected from the wind by a wall. The pool at this one is smaller than the other one. Breakfast was the same. There were a lot more birds at the Shore Cliff. Wifi was not great in either place.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Dear Candeeta,

We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. The guest service agent was correct in explaining to you that due to the size of our guest rooms and the two double beds that are already in the room, we can not allow a third bed to be placed in the room. We apologize for any discomfort this caused you during your stay. We are also very sorry that the heaters by the pool were non operable when you wished to use them. Unfortunately due to the high demand of the heaters they had ran out of propane and we were unable to fill the tanks until the next day. We understand that these two reasons left you without a great impression of our property and we hope you will stay with us again so that we may leave a positive impression with you.

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful views and look forward to having another opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,

Amber Smith
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and I come and stay here a few times a year and have never been disappointed. Very clean rooms, great service, and great accomidations with great views. The only criticism I would have is the distance from the pier but that's no big deal if ya have a car.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Dear CaliFoothillJK,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We are pleased to hear you always enjoy your stays with us and are never disappointed. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another great stay.

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Amber Smith
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We had a lovely time sitting on the balcony with the ocean view. We saw whale spouts for the first time. We watched a sea gull protecting her two baby seagulls atop the rock near the hotel. We got a closer look when we walked along the trail leading to the ocean. The hotel staff were very nice and helpful. The breakfast staff were friendly. We had a very nice time.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Belynda S
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ShelterCoveGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Belvnda S – We are glad you were able to experience the whales spouting for the first time at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed our friendly and helpful staff. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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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: £99 - £261 (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, Tesla Electric Car charging stations, free Wi-Fi, and unbeatable proximity to the Central Coast's famous wine country and attractions. ... more   less 
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