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The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Shelter Cove B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Location-location-location!
Shelter cove is a must, and if you have the chance to leave the kids behind (we didn't), things may even get better.
The Oceanfront is great, Julie is a pro, replied to all my question promptly, left us the keys in a clear place due to our late arrival, and even a small surprise bags for the kids. Out of a two weeks west coast, the whole small town, as well as the hotel, we're among the top 3. Highly recommended!

Stayed: August 2014
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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Your profile indicates that you are a very seasoned traveler, with visits to some of the greatest places on earth – so we especially appreciate your compliments about our little secret paradise. We are glad that you were able to include us in your West Coast tour – we hope you can come back some day. Thanks also for your kudos for Julie – she does try to make every guest’s stay a great experience. Safe travels to you!

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Before i begin this review, i must state that this a company that deletes their negative reviews. Ones i saw a couple weeks ago, before check in arent here anymore. And a fewnmorendissapeared in the last few days!!
Lets see how long this honest review stays up!

I stayed in room 11, about two weeks ago.
The manager julie was very nice upon check in, after searching for her for about 10 minutes. She was on lunch. (Found out later she lives in one of the hotel rooms)
The walls had dirt and grime on them. The walls needed painting and had different color paint throughout. Looked very bad.
Room smelt used.
My white socks were ruined and black within minutes of taking my shoes off.
Room had wifi and cable, a nice tv. My only window had been used by birds for target practice.
Bed was comfy, blanket was obviously a "never been washed" deal. It smelled funny.
Room had a gift basket, and fluffy towels.
Decided to wander a bit, went upstairs to see a view, and promply got a splinter from the very rough stairway banister.
Went to the office to ask about tweezers. Julie on lunch. Again? No luck on tweezers. Pulled it out with my fingernail.
My front doormat was covered in lint and feathers.
My front door was streaky and badly painted.

Overall id say id never stay here again. Super pricey with below average room.
I also had to sign an agreement to a $500 fine, if any of a multitude of rules were violated.

Also one thing I learned from a housekeeper that worked there, while i was there for my short stay, if "on check in, you state that yes you do smoke ciggs, they wont rent you a room.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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10  Thank Gun G
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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

We are very sorry that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. Just to be clear… we do not delete negative reviews and have no way of doing so on TripAdvisor. We are very proud to report that until your review, we have had 100% positive comments from our guests on TripAdvisor.

The cleanliness of our rooms and maintenance of the Inn are top priorities with us. As far as the condition of the room, if any of your complaints had been brought to our attention at the time of your stay, we would certainly have done our best to ensure that your concerns were handled. We are located at the beach – and sea birds do fly over the Inn. We have a maintenance schedule for the cleaning of the outdoor spaces… but sometimes the birds win for a short while.

For the security and comfort of our guests, we have Inn rules. We are a non-smoking property, but there are designated smoking areas where our guests are invited to smoke cigarettes. Julie, our manager, lives on the premises so that she can be available most of the time. It is unfortunate that your timing and hers did not mesh during your visit.

We appreciate your positive comments about the view, the comfort of the bed and towels, the wi-fi and the TV. We work very hard to provide a clean, attractive, positive experience for our guests and try to offer a good value for the travel dollar. We only wish we could have satisfied your expectations more completely. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments.

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

From my first call to handing her back the keys this was my best experience on lodging on the coast by far.Great customer service, clean room, Wi-Fi included, could see ocean from my room, fell asleep in the sound of the waves, fridge in room, cable working fine, outstanding price/quality balance. The restaurant is top notch, make sure you have reservations!!! Location on the cliff could not be closer to ocean, descend a few steps and you are on the beach! I had 3 days to relax, enjoy nature,some fishing and the great experience of The Lost Coast far away from the busy big city.I can hardly wait to come back! Julie, you are great!
Ted from Sacramento

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Theo J
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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Ted…You really pinpointed all the things that we love about the Oceanfront Inn and the Lost Coast. It is an amazing experience to drive down that scenic road and get away from the race of daily life. And you are so right …. Julie IS great. We are very fortunate to have her managing the Oceanfront Inn and making sure that guests have their happiest possible visit. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments – please come back whenever you can!

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Pleasantly surprise by the view at the Inn. Staff was very helpful and made our stay comfortable.
The restaurant served an excellent seafood dinner. The cove was easy to walk around. The lighthouse was a plus feature.
Will return for sure.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank tennispete72
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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

We are so proud of Julie and our staff! Thank you so much for recognizing all they do to help our guests enjoy their stay. The spectacular ocean views and natural beauty are a given… but our people make all the difference. Please do come back soon.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

what an enjoyable 2 days we had here...first of all we were greeted with a Happy Birthday surprise of a bottle of wine and bar of chocolate (good wine, I might add!!) The room had a fridge and a microwave which we used...a Jacuzzi that we used...we left the sliding glass window open a few inches each night to hear the glorious sound of the crashing waves. The room was clean and spacious, nice size of TV...I could not think of anything I would have changed. We were fortunate to have 3 days of beautiful weather. Who doesn't enjoy wandering around the rocks of the ocean or the black sands of a 2 mile beach!!

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

We are so happy that you chose to celebrate your birthday at the Oceanfront Inn. We really enjoy being a part of our guests’ special occasions. Thank you very much for sharing your comments. With the help of our beautiful natural surroundings, we try to make every day a reason to celebrate!

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This was a beautiful hotel and the complimentary bottle of wine was a nice touch. We arrived there on a Wednesday night around 5:45 and no one was in the office but we were greeted shortly there after. We didn't have the luxury of the dining room since they were closed that day, as were all the other restaurants. Did think that we would be able to eat at the deli but no. We ended up at the pizza place and I won't go into that experience, less then exceptional. I truly wished that we had had more time here so we could have experienced the wonderful dining at the hotel and the deli. We had a traffic issues that day, a mishap on Hwy 36, that closed the road we were traveling. The rangers gave us an alternate route, hence the late arrival time. We had planned on getting to the hotel by 3 p.m. but the the detour cost us several hours. Nothing could be helped by anyone involved. Loved the view and the accommodations but wished we had picked a different day.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Betty G
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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Betty -- Thank you very much for the positive comments about our Inn and the view. We hope that you may be able to visit with us again to take better advantage of the Cove’s dining options and spend a little more time enjoying the area. Please come back another time!

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Have been to shelter cove before, this is the first time staying at this hotel. I was not disappointed the ocean view was excellent. Having the restaurant down stairs was a bonus. Will be back again next year. They also accept dogs, and have a extra towel and bag of treats waiting for your dog in the room when you check in.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

We are so glad that you stayed with us and enjoyed the amazing oceanfront experience. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Thank you very much for sharing your comments.

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Additional Information about The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn

Address: 26 Seal Ct, Shelter Cove, CA 95589-9155
Region: United States > California > Humboldt County > Shelter Cove
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Shelter Cove
Price Range: £151 - £176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn is located on the northern California Lost Coast, Shelter Cove California. Relax and recharge in our newly renovated oceanfront lodging rooms and suites. Captain's Quarters offer Jacuzzi tubs with views of the surf. Oceanfront Inn location has steps down to the beach -- tide pools, fishing, boating, surfing and hiking. New flat screen TVs and free wi-fi keep you connected to civilization if you want to be. Or get away from it all and immerse yourself in the unparalleled natural beauty of the area. ... more   less 
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