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The Inn at the Cove

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2651 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Shelter Cove Lodge)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was in a great location, great view on a cliff overlooking the ocean, it did have a small private beach area, but not as pretty as Pismo beach, and a challenge to walk down to it. I enjoyed the continental breakfast, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was spacious. It was a quiet hotel. Saw a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great location, we were extremely impressed with the setting when we arrived to a wonderful sunset over the bay. Room was clean and had a small balcony. The breakfast was free however it was very disappointing and you would be better off finding food elsewhere.For example, An English breakfast tea was too difficult. One other minor point was... More 

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Seattle, WA
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inn at the Cove is a fine place to stay. Great views of the ocean and close to both Pismo Beach and Shell Beach. Our room was clean and spacious though the bed was a bit hard. It's a nice hotel but feels a bit sterile and stiff. The staff at the desk are fine but transacted business without... More 

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MartinResortsGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review

Dear Jason P., Thank you for your recent review of the Inn at the Cove. We are glad to hear that overall your experience was positive however we are disappointed to hear that our front desk staff did not meet your expectations. This critical feedback will be used in training our staff and we do hope you will give us... More 

Bilbao
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from our room was lovely, although a public footpath went past our window so sitting on the balcony was not relaxing or private. The room was spacious and clean and the breakfast was just adequate. The WiFi was awful and kept cutting out. However, the hotel has no bar or restaurant and there is no pavement into Pismo... More 

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MartinResortsGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review

Dear Kevin M., We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are very sorry to hear that the location of your room and our hotel did not meet your expectations. On your next visit, we are happy to share with you a sample itinerary that... More 

Folsom, California
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

C... Outstanding....Views.... Everywhere.... that's Inn at the COVE. I am so pleased with what the owner has done with the property in the past 3 years. The Inn still has that "one of a kind charm and quality". We like the quaint feeling you have when you arrive and are greeted by genuinely friendly staff who truly want to make... More 

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MartinResortsGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review

Dear Liza614, Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review about your 2nd stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are so pleased that we were able to exceed your first experience with us and appreciate you allowing us to share in your birthday celebration. We thank you for the kind words about our staff... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our only complain is because of the pet friendly policy. First, we pay $30 a day per pet. They never told us we were going to have to pay a $100 deposit fee as well..That's ok to pay it but let us know when we make the reservation. Second, their website says that there will be water for the pet,... More 

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MartinResortsGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review

Dear Marcia B., Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Inn at the Cove. We apologize that our Pet Friendly Policy was not better explained to you during your reservation process and at check in. Our Pet Friendly Policy, which is signed at check in, asks that in an effort to ensure the comfort... More 

Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I stayed here for 5 nights. The view is just awesome. God creates some beautiful places and this is definitely one of them. The heated pool and hot tub were very nice given the ocean temperature is very cold. We saw seals, otters, many birds, and even a whale swimming in the water the hotel rooms over... More 

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MartinResortsGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review

Joseph J. - Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff and the upgraded hotel amenities. It is definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. Do checkout our Facebook and Instagram pages for promos that you might be interested in. We are looking forward to welcoming... More 

CA
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70 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent ocean views especially from the 700/800 wing upper level that overlooks the wildlife preserve, 600 wing excellent views or the 400 wing that look out towards Dinosaur Caves park. Avoid rooms 505 through 514 unless you want to look directly at the pool. Ample sized room,fridge microwave coffee maker flat screen TV with accessible HDMI input,small table with 2... More 

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MartinResortsGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review

Dear m44, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review about your stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are pleased that you had an opportunity to explore our property and experience all of the amazing wildlife that we have to offer on. We truly appreciate your patronage and hope to welcome you back to... More 

Paso Robles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find, near highway but very quiet. Beautiful pool and spa with great views. Very clean, large rooms. Breakfast was very generous, with a make-it-yourself pancake machine! We loved it. Near some very nice restaurants.

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MartinResortsGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review

Dear bar2don, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your recent stay with the Inn at the Cove. We are pleased that you enjoyed the hotel amenities and found our location convenient and quiet. On your next visit, we are happy to share with you a sample itinerary that will help you maximize your stay in the Pismo... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this property for one night last week. The hotel is quite easy to find and is situated right at the shore. Most of the rooms at this hotel seems to be ocean facing as they are laid out north to south. However there are some rooms which seems to have a pool view with a partial view of... More 

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MartinResortsGM, Assistant General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review

Dear Vasudevan M., Thank you for thanking the time to give us your feedback about your stay with us. We are glad that you found our location convenient and took notice of all of our recent upgrades on the property. Our staff take pride in keeping our property and guest rooms immaculate. We are in the process of updating our... More 

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