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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
    4.5 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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Pollock Pines, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The setting of this beautiful hotel is spectacular! Very comfortable and RIGHT on the ocean. All rooms have a balcony overlooking the ocean. The beaches are very pretty with black pebbles and lots of tide pools. There are many sea lions as well. We slept with the sliding door open and the sound of the waves lulled us to sleep.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely 2 night stay here. The room was attractively decorated with a spectacular view of the sea, and with a lovely balcony. The room was clean and comfortable. We arrived on a Wednesday when the restaurant was closed, so we bought local take away pizza. On Thursday the restaurant downstairs was open, and we enjoyed a very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful 2nd story room with a jacuzzi tub...room was clean, very comfortable, and nice. But for $250, I wish I had Wi-Fi that worked and more than a few channels on the TV that I could enjoy watching something in the evening.

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Browerville, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to want to go to Shelter Cove, this is not "a stop along the way." After driving 22 miles of winding, twisting and navigating steep grades you find a diamond in the rough at the end of the road. The town is small (pop 250) but very interesting. We enjoyed visiting with the regulars at the coffee shop... More 

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Sand Creek, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oceanfront is the "utmost" in enjoyment, relaxation, and great times! Julie, the general manager and her staff, made sure our accommodations and needs were well cared for. They definitely go beyond what I have experienced elsewhere on vacation. If they don't have the answers to your questions, they will find them! Julie is definitely one of the "highlights" of staying... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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 May 1, 2015

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 

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