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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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Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
meechmom Fresno, CA
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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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Fresno, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really liked this place when it was the Shelter Cove and now we LOVE it since the renovation. Very clean, fresh paint, new carpets, new doors too! Big spacious rooms, high ceilings that makes it feel so much more open and not closed in like most hotels. fridge, coffee maker, great customer service too. Very nice breakfast set up, hard... More 

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

Meechmom – We thank you for the wonderful review of the Inn at the Cove! We are pleased to hear that you are enjoying all of the upgrades we are bringing to our guests and we hope to welcome you and your four legged family back to the hotel and area soon. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager More 

Santa Cruz, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from your balcony at this hotel are tremendous and probably the only reason I stay as the mattresses are HORRIBLE as are the pillows. The rooms are clean and have all the amenities you need to enjoy the lovely town of Pismo/Shell Beach and is in walking distance from the Ventana Grill which has the best views in... More 

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

Jlhwebgal – Thank you for sharing your candid feedback with us about your recent stay. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the comfort of our beds and pillows. We have expressed your dissatisfaction with this with the appropriate managers so that we can improve our guest amenities. We hope you will stay with us again to... More 

Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at The Inn at the Cove for four days in May (Sun-Th) and could not have been more pleased. The room is comfortable and clean. The ocean view from my corner room (412) was breathtaking. The stemless wine glasses (which I would have liked to be able to purchase) and the wooden tray were nice touches. Rooms were quiet,... More 

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

Dear tamsutra65, Thank you for the recent review of your stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are happy that you enjoyed your room location and the newly added stemless wine glass and laptop trays in our rooms. We thank you for the recommendations and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager More 

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

... And affordable! Excellent service, incomparable views and terrific rooms. Great location, 12 min drive to Avila beach and 5 mins to Pismo Beach. We got "stuck" with a pool view... Which is actually an ocean view with a pool in between... Seriously, wonderful. Can't wait to come back!

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

Dear Jeffrey B, Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay with the Inn at the Cove. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the room location. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the hotel and area soon. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager More 

Great Yarmouth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed with my wife as a stop off on our journey. A wonderful location and were lucky to witness a beautiful sunset over the Pacific. The staff were friendly staff and the room was spacious and lovely.

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

Dear Stephen D., Thank you for your review of the Inn at the Cove. We are glad you found the location wonderful and the accommodations spacious. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager More 

Redwood City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for the first time in March 2013 (when it was part of the Best Western family) and were simply giddy at finding this hidden gem with all ocean view rooms at a fraction of the price of other places along the central coast. We visited again for New Year's even 2013 and most recently in April 2015.... More 

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

Dear Trista and George, Thank you for allowing the Inn at the Cove to be part of such a special occasion. We are pleased that you have enjoyed all of your visits with us and appreciate the wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel for your 1 year anniversary, if not sooner. Sincerely, Amber Smith... More 

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights in our way to Monterey Bay. The room was lovely with a fabulous view to wake up each morning to. Breakfast area was good and served pancakes, cereals etc. The hotel was being refurbished so it was difficult to locate where the reception was as it wasn't signposted. I've noticed on other reviews similar... More 

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

Dear Huffy010512, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Inn at the Cove. Our guest rooms and property offer some of the best views in Pismo Beach and we are pleased to hear you were able to enjoy them. We appreciate you informing us that the temporary front desk location was hard to locate... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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183 reviews 183 reviews
48 hotel reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came back to this establishment for the third time (1994 & 2007 previous) Took a break from my work and headed west for a coastal trip. Not realizing it had changed its name (EX Shelter Cove) I was on my way back from Morro bay and stopped here thinking, it's been eight years. Had no problem getting a room (Sunday)... More 

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

Dear Coder, Thank you for the kind words and the five star rating about your stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are pleased to hear that we have made some noticeable improvements since your last stay and that you enjoyed room 408 and all it has to offer. Thank you again for your kind words and we hope... More 

Fontana, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My family spent two days at this hotel. The staff was excellent and the views were gorgeous. We have stayed on the Pismo Coast several times and recommend this hotel. Clean, comfortable, and roomy. Also, the WiFi was quick in responding. All in all, a perfect trip.

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

Dear Barry B., Thank you for your kind words about your stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are pleased that we are able to welcome you back each time your travels return you to Pismo Beach. As always, do not hesitate to let us know if you are visiting again soon. Our staff are always ready to help... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We chose this hotel as a stop over mid way between Monterey and LA as we drive down highway 1. Just off the interstate. The hotel is being upgraded and we got a newly refurbished room which was large, with comfortable beds and great views out across the cove to the Pacific. We didn't notice any disruption or disturbance from... More 

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

Dear 186349Richard, Thank you for sharing with us your thoughts about your stay with the Inn at the Cove. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to try the Ventana Grill next door. We thank you for your recommendation and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Sincerely, Amber... More 

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