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The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn

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26 Seal Court, Shelter Cove, CA 95589
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed here twice and it is always relaxing and refreshing. The room has hardwood floors and skylights and is nicely decorated. The bed was very comfortable. And the view from the private balcony is awesome - the ocean is right there and the sound of the waves lull you to sleep if you leave the sliding glass door open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Double queen room; girls' trip. Beautiful room, with a great welcome basket. We arrived late; restaurant was closed, so that basket came in handy! We had a beautiful room; the view at night was even beautiful. The innkeeper, Julie, is a great asset to the Oceanfront Inn at Shelter Cove; it was like staying with a friend! This place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This hotel surpassed our expectations. Mind you, this is not the W in Washington DC, but is the perfect touch of class and comfort for Shelter Cove. All units enjoy very private and useable balconies with unbelievable views of the ocean over the adjacent beach. The hotel is situated on a bluff directly above a sandy/rocky beach and is the... More 

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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Wow – thank you so much for taking the time to post such a comprehensive review! We are really happy that you enjoyed your first visit to our secret spot on the coast. We love the Cove and try hard to provide our guests with a memorable experience – so it is especially gratifying to hear that you enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I went in the middle of January (slow season) and had a fantastic time. The view from the balcony was gorgeous, I had a nice jacuzzi bath in the chilly evening, and was able to go look at the tide pools pretty much in the backyard. I also saw Orion in its entirety for the first time-- the night sky... More 

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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating the joys of the “slow season” in Shelter Cove. You are so right … the night sky is truly awesome – and the tide pools are fascinating. We’re glad you were able to cozy up and relax at the Inn and then enjoy the hiking and outdoor activities that Shelter Cove has to offer. Your photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A hidden gem. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment and could not have been more pleased. The apartment is spacious with amazing ocean views. We sat and watched whales while our 2 year old toddler took a nap. We were also pleasantly surprised to see our bill was less than expected due to an off-season discount. Great little getaway... More 

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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments and for posting your great photos! Our goal is to provide our guests with a comfortable and memorable experience. We hope that you will come back and stay with us again – there is so much for your toddler to learn and discover in our unique little paradise. More 

Petaluma, California, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

You can not stay any closer to the ocean unless you are in it! We usually camp when we visit shelter cove, but due to rain in the forecast we needed a dry place to stay. This place was wonderful, clean, and quiet. Julie was so helpful with all our questions and requests. Since most places are closed for dinner... More 

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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Your photos are awesome and really help capture the essence of Shelter Cove. Experiencing the Cove in the off-season really does have has its advantages. Thanks for mentioning the use of our grill for dinner prep – glad it worked out for you. Thanks also for your positive comments about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We drove 18 hours to get there and it was worth it, got see Deer, Elephant Seals, Whale & a beaver that up to back of the Inn. The ocean was different we called it angry and it change rapidly, and the house keeping staff to very good care of us. Thank you again for that.

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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

18 hours – wow – thank you for choosing the Shelter Cove adventure! So glad you got to discover some of natures's many gifts in the Cove. We appreciate your posting, your photos, and your compliments about the housekeeping staff. We hope you can come visit again – each season of the year offers different amazing experiences. More 

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great place to stay in Shelter Cove. The town is tiny and quaint, the perfect place to get away from it all. Rooms are clean and simply furnished, with many little touches that show they really want your stay to be great; complimentary snacks, free WiFi, and nice bathroom amenities (Roam, which I hadn't heard of, but really liked.) The... More 

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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Your review really captured the unique essence of the Oceanfront Inn! We are so glad you enjoyed all of our special touches (thanks to Julie, our amazing manager). Getting away from it all is the great benefit of Shelter Cove. The daily shows that nature puts on are constantly changing – and the awesome Shelter Cove community is warm and... More 

Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My wife and I went for an overnight stay and loved it. There are jacuzzi rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors and the bed was comfortable - slept soundly with the rythm of the waves right below the balcony. If you haven't had seafood in a while try the scallops at the restaurant downstairs - awesome! At the beach... More 

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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience. The seals really are great … the way they lay around on the rocks is a perfect example of how to relax and enjoy the amazing natural beauty of the area! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come back. Every season has something special to offer in Shelter Cove. More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here for our anniversary in October. The hotel is very cute with great views of the ocean and sunset! I'm sure all of the rooms have amazing views but I recommend spending the extra $20 to get the room with the jacuzzi on the third floor. The room was clean and welcoming with plenty of... More 

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Jill O, Owner at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. It always makes us feel great when we achieve our goal of providing our guests with a memorable experience. We wish you many more romantic celebrations in the future… and hope you will come back to celebrate at least some of them at the Oceanfront Inn! More 

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