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The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove

59 Surf Point, Shelter Cove, CA 95589
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The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove
Ranked #3 of 4 Shelter Cove B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Rohnert Park, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights at the Tides Inn and only wish we could have stayed longer! The rooms were spotless and the bed so comfortable! Sat on our balcony watching the ocean and at night fell asleep to the sound of the crashing waves! Bill and Julia were the perfect hosts! We rented a unit with a kitchen so we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We finished the Lost Coast Trail a night early and just wanted a nice place to shower, watch the sunset and sleep. They were so nice and helpful. Several other places treated us like a nuisance for asking about an available room. The couple at Tides were great and even gave us a lovely discount because we were happy to... More

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Redding, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was our second visit to The Tides Inn & it was just as amazing as our prior one! Shelter Cove is like no other town on the California coast. It is relatively untouched. Yes, it is remote, but that is one of the biggest factors for returning for a long weekend in this piece of heaven. In a world... More

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Julia G, Manager at The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We enjoy, very much, the relationship that we build with returning guests. So pleased that nature cooperated and gave you a stunning display. We hope to see you in the Cove again soon! More

Rexburg, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Tides Inn was spacious, clean and had everything required for a comfortable stay. The full kitchen allowed us to prepare meals at the Inn. We didn't leave the Cove the whole time we were there...nor did we want to! Our favorite activity was beach combing and exploring tide pools, which was easy to do since we were just a... More

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Carlsbad, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Only the best of establishments could find its way into the poetry of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. My affair was simply the recognition and appreciation of the serene beauty of the location. All of the rooms were extremely clean and well-appointed, and the management welcomed me with quiet efficiency and sincere warmth, but it is the view that dazzles the eye... More

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Reno, Nevada
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great view, clean room. No tv in the bedroom, no a/c (it was pretty warm so could have used it), minimal cable channels available, and spotty phone reception. No room service and extremely limited food options in Shelter Cove. The beach directly below the inn was awesome! Lots of seals to watch and tide pools to check out. Odd little... More

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Julia G, Manager at The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove, responded to this review

We were pleased that you could spend some time with us in Shelter Cove and that you enjoyed the view and the cleanliness of our Inn. You must have been staying in one of our suites, as all of our rooms have television, but the suites have them in the living rooms rather than the bedrooms. Regardless, it sounds like... More

Marshall, Minnesota, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Wow, what an amazing inn and town...!!! I'm ready to move there!!! On Wednesday, September 4th, my wife and I left southwest Minnesota to begin our 4,500 mile vacation that would take a short but long week and a half. Wednesday night, we stayed in Spearfish, SD. Thursday night and Friday night, we stayed in Yellowstone NP. Saturday night, we... More

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Ventura, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We spent 3 nights here with family of 5 (kids 13, 11, 9) and had a fabulous vacation. We stayed in the full suite which was nice to have a separate master bedroom and a full kitchen. Unit was clean and comfortable, owner was helpful. Great location - amazing views, sunsets were fabulous including a lightning show off the ocean.... More

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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

If you want Times Square, Hustle, Bustle and Hassle - THIS ISN'T IT. If you want true peace and quiet, walking the shore, incredible beauty, and a great place for a family to gather, this is one of the best. You can hear your heart beat and blood pressure reduce. Our family group of 12 had a great gathering, cooked... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

If you like remote, then this is the place for you. We did not care for it as the rooms did not have telephones, no air conditioners, no clean towels unless you left them on the floor in the morning & no clean drinking glasses every morning, they were just rinsed out. Bill the owner is friendly & did all... More

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Julia G, Manager at The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove, responded to this review

We are always pleased to share our remote niche of the California Coast! As the only community on what is called the "Lost Coast," we know that Shelter Cove not a place for everybody. However, we believe that our coastal beauty and wildlife are unsurpassed. We let everyone know (in our confirmation email) some of the "issues" of remote beauty.... More

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Address: 59 Surf Point, Shelter Cove, CA 95589
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Location: United States > California > Shelter Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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The Tides Inn Of Shelter Cove Hotel Shelter Cove

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The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove is Northern California's own little piece of paradise. We are on the ocean; every room with an unbelievably beautiful ocean view. You can sit outside, watch the whales go by and catch a glimpse of the moms and their babies. We have a family of sea otters right outside your door; sometimes they appear to be playing just for you. The tide pools below are choke-full of sea life. Everywhere you look, there is the framing of a beautiful photograph. Bring your camera, binoculars, and a good book and relax with the surf pounding on the beach below you. We have deluxe standard rooms and one bedroom suites, some with fully appointed kitchens. All of our beds are triple-sheeted with plenty of pillows. ... more   less 
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