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653 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA 93449
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Shell Beach Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed two nights on our way up to northern CA from San Diego. We booked this online based on previous reviews and was not disappointed. Wonderful place at a great price. VERY nice owners. Walking distance to restaurants & beach. We would go back.

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Nashville, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was visiting town for an anniversary celebration, found this motel online. So quiet, so cute! Yes, there is a little freeway noise but it never bothered me in my room. I walked to dinner, drinks, and the beach. Nice, friendly owners as well. I already want to go back!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were on a three week tour of California and had booked two nights in Shell Beach. This tiny place has only ten rooms and each is decorated like a beach cottage. It was an easy stroll to the end of the street to watch the sunset over the ocean, and see the seals. There are restaurants and shops close... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
44 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We have decided that we will always try to stay at the Shell Beach Inn when we are in the area. We came back twice in three weeks because we felt so refreshed here. Pismo is great but can be noisy and crowded. Shell Beach, particularly in the area surrounding this motel is quiet, calm and peaceful. We stayed in... More

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Pasadena, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you're looking to decompress from the work-a-day stress the way I was, you could do no better than to stay here. Seals sunning on the rocks, otters wrapping their cork bobbing pups in the kelp to fish, plenty of interesting rocks and shells are out your door step and 100 yards down the road. This is just a mile... More

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southern california
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The place is great. A family owned 10 room motel. Close to places to eat, close to the beach cliffs and stairs to walk down to the ocean. Ed was great and very helpful. Wifi was perfect. The rooms are quaint. Only thing I would suggest bring your own soap as the teeny round dots of soap in the room... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I was on the road with a friend from SF to LA. We needed a place to sleep! So somewere on the road we stopped and discovered a sighn saying Shell Beach Inn. Ed and his fantastic looking wife! ( You are a lucky men Ed!) were outside admiring a white flower lilly. The plan was to stay for 1... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed there one night. It was our last stop on the way from Seattle to LA and we just had to stay somewhere not wanting to drive three extra hours to LA on that day. This motel is fine for one night. The room is okay, its clean, the bed is okay, the furniture is way outdated. But they... More

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Brea, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed here for one night while traveling up north. The hotel is very clean, service is great, and the heated pool is a surprising perk for everyone. The decor of the rooms is a bit outdated but that had zero effect on our comfort and overall stay. I would highly recommend it for anyone staying in the area. Pismo... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

But ants in our room! We had a nice walk and enjoyed our beautiful natural surroundings. The advice we received for places to dine turned out to be the most valuable thing we came away with. Still, a pleasant place to stay. Just don't bring in any food!

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Address: 653 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA 93449
Location: United States > California > Shell Beach
Also Known As:
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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