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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here for one night as part of the Highway 1 drive. The facilities are great, the rooms are lovely and the private cove was a treat. The view from the balcony was lovely and it was such a shame we could only stay for one night. The pool is large and very clean and all of the staff... More 

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

Dear grahamromsey, We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay with us and we wish it could have been more than just 1 night. We thank you for the recommendation on Trip Advisor and we hope to welcome you back to the Inn at the Cove soon. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good and clean hotel, rooms are big with everything that you may need. The ocean view is amazing, you might be lucky enough to see some seals, dolphin or whales!!!! Morning breakfast is very good and satisfying. I would stay here again if I go to pismo beach.

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

Mickey S – Thank you for allowing the Inn at the Cove to share in your anniversary. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay and were able to experience the abundant amount of wildlife that we are experiencing during our summer season. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is great; location-wise and lots of amenities. My issue with this property comes from a LivingSocial voucher problem. I bought the voucher in July with the knowledge that it had yo be used by the end of Seotember. I called the Inn on August 17 and was told there were no rooms available until after the voucher period.... More 

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

Dear James V, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback in regards to your recent stay with us. We apologize for the confusion that the Living Social special caused with your attempt to book a room. Due to an overwhelming response to this promotion, we were required to allow only a certain amount of reservations per day... More 

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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately only had 1 night at this hotel whilst we traveled from San Fran to la. But wow ! What a great little place pismo is ! The hotel itself is a great location. The views are unbelievable. We sat and watched Dolphins for over an hour from our balcony ! Nice heated pool aswell ! Would 100% return !!... More 

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Dear Tommcdon91, Thank you so much for being our guests while travelling from San Francisco to Los Angeles. We are happy that you were able to enjoy your stay even if it was just for 1 night. We do hope to welcome you back to the Inn at the Cove soon. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We're from Los Angeles and been to the Central Coast many times...The hotel we wanted to stay didn't work out and we are so glad...This property is just beautiful...The grounds are immaculate, rooms clean and comfortable..Every room has a view and is overlooking the ocean and not far from the secret cove...Fly by pelicans at least twice a day...Water is... More 

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

Thank you Rosemary S for such a glowing review of the Inn at the Cove. The staff and I are very pleased that you chose to stay with us and that you enjoyed your entire stay, from our clean rooms to our immaculate grounds. We cannot wait to welcome you back when you return to the Central Coast. Sincerely, Amber... More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very comfortable beds. Clean, clean, clean!! Updated!! Friendly staff!! Got the perfect room last minute!! I was so happy to stay at my favorite hotel again!! I have stayed here over 25 years and cannot remember how many times! It is my favorite hotel in the area!! Book it!!

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

Dear kathy10102015, I am delighted to hear that we have been part of so many journeys that you have taken. I hope that you will stay with us several times more on your next visits to Pismo Beach. Our staff are always ready to welcome you. Thank you for your loyalty and trust in the Inn at the Cove. Sincerely,... More 

Sunnyvale, CA
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect room for a family with 2 kids. It was big and a clean with a lot of space. Really nice complementary breakfast (waffles were a big hit for my kids). Nice pool (heated) although there was not enough lounge chairs. Other than that, the view from the room was amazing. We could stay on the chairs on the balcony... More 

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

MarieSunnyvale – Thank you for sharing with Trip Advisor about your recent stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are pleased to hear that everyone enjoyed the cleanliness of our property, our spacious rooms and that your children really enjoyed our waffle maker. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights and had a fabulous time. The room was big, clean and had everything you could possibly need or want. All the rooms face the sea and what a view! We spent ages whale watching on the balcony. The hotel has a heated pool and spa; we did use it and it... More 

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

Dear Clare G., Happy 10th anniversary to you and your husband!! I am so glad to hear that your stay was so wonderful, especially during such a special occasion. We hope to welcome you and your husband back to the hotel in the near future! Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager More 

San Jose, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love staying at this place and have stayed here several times. It is one of the nicest dog friendly properties I have ever stayed at (in addition to the Fess Parker in Santa Barbara). Nice staff, great walking paths down to a cove style beach, whale watching from my patio and tiny bunnies on the grass outside my room... More 

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

Dear Susan H., We are deeply elated for the wonderful review and that we have been your constant hotel of choice when you are in Pismo Beach. As always, do not hesitate to let us know when you will be returning to the Inn at the Cove with your four legged family member. Our staff are always ready to help... More 

Santee, California
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was large and updated with a King Size bed and good sized bathroom. The best part was the balcony which overlooked the ocean. Every morning we watched the kayak groups explore the sea caves and at night, we were lulled to sleep by the sounds of the waves crashing against the sea wall. The staff were all excellent,... More 

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

Diane M. - Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your detailed review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay. We appreciate you providing us with a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I'm sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We hope... More 

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