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“Loved the owners and the rooms”
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Shell Beach Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shell Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights based on good recommendations from Tripadvisor reviewers - and they were right! The couple who run the place are very friendly, the rooms are lovely and very close to the sea. We even went for a swim in their little pool (though it was a little chilly in April!).

Their recommendations on places to go and places to eat are also well worth listening too.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Thank you for the wonderful night in the "small room - especially recommended for couples"

Just found the cute motel by accident and we really enjoyed spening one night in this Motel.
It is way different to the big " motel chains" you can find everywhere. Here you get the feeling you are somewhere "special" and very welcome. Just a coulpe of minutes and you have a great view over the ocean and we actually had the chance to see some orcas there!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Leila L
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

this was a wonderful experience staying here . i took my elderly parents and i was on a business trip . so the owners placed us in a room next to the office . he even helped my mother get into the car . they told us about great places to eat that were close by . . they went above and beyond any other hotel i have ever stayed at there . its a cottage feeling , charming and relaxing . a BIG THANK YOU

for a great place to stay and at a wonderful price . you have to try this place .its walking distance to the beach and ed will tell you all the great places to go and see.ITS A MUST TRY!!!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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Thank barbarafayterry
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

Stumbled across shell beach inn what a great little motel
Ed & Jannie are so helpful read all good reports whilst in room yes it's that good
Thank you very much

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Thank DorsetBeefy
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

There is a lot of accomodation in the Pismo Beach area, but it is hard to find one with such a personal touch as the Shell Beach Inn. Ed & Janine, the owners, are very welcoming and gave us usefull information about activities and sights. We really loved our room (room number 9!), nicely decorated, the kingsize bed was very comfortable, there was a fridge, television, microwave. We stayed in many hotels these last months on our world trip, but this place really felt like home. After our little stay at the Shell Beach Inn, we continued our planned journey, but after visiting San Fransisco, we decided to go back to the Shell Beach Inn for a few more days of real relaxation. This is a hidden gem and if you are tired of staying in the hotel chains, we definitely recommend the Shell Beach Inn with its beautiful neon sign.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank An_Gert
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

This is an old motel with humble furnishings. However, it is comfortable, clean, recently painted and included everything we needed. The owner was extremely nice and very helpful in informing us about what to do in the surrounding area. If we're ever in the area again, we'd stay there again.

Be sure to walk down the street to the bluff overlooking the ocean. It's breathtakingly beautiful, especially at sunset!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sheryl P
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

My husband, daughter and I stayed 3 nights at the Shell Beach Inn in September. The exterior of the motel is very cute and seems to have been updated recently. The rooms were a little bit dated, with the brown shag carpeting... which seemed to be clean, but probably should be replaced soon. The bathrooms seemed to have been updated in the past 5 - 8 years or so and were clean. The owner (I think his name was Ed?) was so nice and very helpful! We were delayed in LA and arrived at about 10:00pm. He waited up for us and gave us a list of several things to do and places to eat... all of which were great recommendations! The rooms have a little fridge and a microwave. I personally would have not had the microwave, whereas we didn't use it and it got in the way of using the vanity.

Shell Beach Inn is located about 2 blocks from the cliffs of Shell Beach. We walked down there several times - there are stairs to the little beach, which at low tide included tide pools. My daughter and I love to beach comb and found tons of tiny bits of sea glass, shells and pretty rocks. The little neighborhood that you walk through is very safe feeling and clean.

Over all it is a great motel at a great price!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Trekgurl
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Additional Information about Shell Beach Inn

Address: 653 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-2050
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Shell Beach
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shell Beach
Price Range: £86 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shell Beach Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All ten guest rooms at the Shell Beach Inn are individually decorated with touches from the California coast and make this quaint little getaway a cozy stopover for the weary traveler or a comfortable home base for sightseeing vacationers. The Shell Beach Inn features an outdoor seasonally heated swimming pool and free parking. And...yes we are pet friendly! ... more   less 
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