We've stayed at other hotels/motels in the area, and this one has the others beat. For one thing, the owner/operators are super nice and very helpful. The other thing we noticed was how quiet it was, even though we were there in July and there were families staying there. The rooms are "beach chic", meaning nothing fancy, but have microwaves, fridges and coffee makers. There is a small pool, with a sign reminding people not to scream. There are also handy trash and recycling bins so that stuff doesn't have to accumulate in your room. There are several places to eat within walking distance, and when we told our servers where we were staying, we got a 10% discount. The room was clean, but housekeeping was spotty- it looked like the housekeeper allowed her 12 year-old son to take care of some of the rooms, which meant the bed wasn't made (the bedspread was just pulled up) and towels were left on the bed, not in the bathroom. Minor things. We will stay there again, for sure!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Shell Beach Hotel Shell Beach