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Pelican Cove Inn

320 Walnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Ranked #1 of 1 Carlsbad B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
redsmom2014 Littlerock, California
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Littlerock, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came for my "decadal" birthday, parked the car, and never needed to use it again until it was, sadly, time to go. It's truly only two blocks to the beach and three blocks to charming Carlsbad Village. For a three-day stay you really wouldn't need to go anywhere else. The "Laguna" room was beautiful. So was the "La Jolla"... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely inn and it's equally lovely owner are a wonderful addition to Carlsbad California. That's saying a lot because Carlsbad is beautiful. We stayed in a room that was completely delightful and windowed all around. I loved the antique and amore and it had plenty of hangers. (Something I tend to find a lack of in most motels.) I... More

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Englewood, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in the Laguna Room at the Pelican Cove earlier this month, and this is the place to stay in Carlsbad! Both the inn and the innkeeper Nancy are charming. The highlight of our stay was the morning breakfast prepared by Nancy. My husband must go gluten free and Nancy prepared delicious meals the likes of... More

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Richmond, Va
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from 4 nights at this lovely bed and breakfast and I cannot express how wonderful our stay was. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home. Nancy is a wonderful hostess and does everything she can to make your stay special. We stayed in the Coronado room and the accommodations were as... More

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Forest Falls, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bed and breakfast is so special. The hostess Nancy is so gracious and welcoming. We have stayed in four different rooms out of the ten and each one is charming. The breakfasts are delicious and there are always fresh cookies. We have celebrated anniversaries and birthdays here. Nancy gives excellent references for meals and attractions. You are within walking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Took my wife here for our first anniversary. The rooms were clean the food was great and Nancy was delightful. She answered every question we had and helped with whatever we needed. She even gave us a flashlight to go look for the grunion. Parked the truck when we got there and never had to get in again. Everything you... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Where do I begin. Needing to escape Tucson's summer. Perusing through lots of vacation choices. Using Trip Advisor for assistance. Don't like flying anymore. Want to get in the car and drive one day to Paradise. Somehow on Trip Advisor found Pelican Cove Inn on the net. Called hubby and said "Look what I found". Both of us immediately called... More

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Inverness, Scotland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed here for two nights just before returning home to the UK. Room was exceptional, as were the breakfasts. A short walk to a nice beach and lots of good restaurants nearby. All in all, a very chilled out sort of place, with that friendly, personal touch.

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Portland, Oregon
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was such a great location in a California beach town like I rememeber. My room was 3 blocks from the beach - which made it easy to walk the seawall path each night. Nancy is a wonderful owner. She loves her B and B and it shows. The rooms were great, and the breakfast awesome. I felt welcome from... More

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pelicancoveinn, Owner at Pelican Cove Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review! It is really appreciated! So glad you had a good time. I was on the seawall today and the dolphins were playing in the waves. So fun to see! Hope to see you again! :) More

Anthem, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is our fifth or sixth stay at the Pelican Cove Inn. Nancy has a true gift for hospitality! It show in everything from her endless enthusiasm, unbelievable breakfasts with lots of beautiful fresh fruit, to the immaculate, well-maintained rooms. You'll sleep like a baby on these cozy feather beds! We come here to Carlsbad several times a year just... More

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pelicancoveinn, Owner at Pelican Cove Inn, responded to this review

It is always so nice to see the two of you. I really appreciate your comments as I know you, being in the hospitality industry yourself (Duck Bay Lodge in Canada), are very familiar with the things that work well in the lodging world. Thank you for always coming back and seeing us. See you next time!! More

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Address: 320 Walnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
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We are located 2 blocks from the beach and easy walking distance to several restaurants in the Carlsbad village area. Take a break and relax at the Pelican Cove Inn! ... more   less 
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