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Pelican Cove Inn
320 Walnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Carlsbad B&B and Inns
South Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Lovely Weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

We stayed at the Pelican for a long weekend in December. I agree with all that has been previously posted...great location, nicely decorated rooms, comfortable beds, a fireplace for chilly nights, and what I loved the most.....a delicious breakfast. Also, Nancy went out of her way to make my husband comfortable who was recovering from a recent shoulder surgery. She provided him with extra pillows, blankets and made sure he always had ice for his ice bag. Also, when my husband asked Nancy if she could fry him an egg for breakfast (he is the type that doesn't appreciate a good quiche), she served it in a matter of minutes. I wanted to crawl under the table but he was happy. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Costa Mesa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

I booked Pelican Cove B & B based on reviews and pricing. Pelican Cove Inn is rated #1 in Carlsbad for places to stay on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. Nancy is very warm, friendly, and a wonderful cook! Pelican Cove is charming and cozy. The rooms have gas fireplaces that actually heat :) The feather beds are very comfortable. Breakfasts are delicious and included in the price. The location is awesome, tucked away from everything, but it's an easy walk to downtown and to the beach. I highly recommend staying here! Homey, cozy, romantic, and relaxing. Just what we needed!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Pelican Cove Inn is everything the website promises and more! We stayed in the Carlsbad Room and it was wonderful. It IS a short walk to the beach, as well as shopping downtown. The breakfast is wonderful, and the beach chairs, etc. that you can borrow is a great touch. It feels like you are staying with friends. Nancy is a marvelous host and made us feel right at home as soon as we got there. We will definitely be back and highly recommend anyone going to the area to stay with Nancy!!

Room Tip: Any room would be great- We stayed in the Carlsbad and had plenty of room for the two of us, with a...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Escondido,CA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

My husband and I discovered the Pelican Cove Inn many years ago and when we need a close by get away, we head west! The rooms are beautiful, right down the street (walking distance) from the ocean, excellent food, hospitality and more. We would recommend this bed and breakfast for all those that await a quiet, restful oasis! Thanks Nancy, she is truly a gem!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We have stayed here many times since (luckily) finding it back in 2000.
The rooms are comfortable, the beach is a short walk away, and breakfast is always incredible. The garden in the back of the property is very pleasant. There are beach chairs, boogie boards, beach toys, and beach towels available. The best feature of Pelican Cove, however, is the genuine friendliness of the owner, Nancy.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

our first b&b in usa and it was more than we expected, wish we could have stayed long. room was lovely and as for the bed it was like sleeping on a marshmallow. yummy breakfast cooked by the nancy.ppperfect.hope to visit again but for longer next time.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Timonium, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

The place is so homey and comfortable. We stayed in The Balboa. From the yummy breakfasts to the generous and delightful hospitality of Nancy, the Best Innkeeper in Callifornia!

Room Tip: Room was so cozy & wonderful. Twin beds.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 320 Walnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located 2 blocks from the beach and easy walking distance to several restaurants in the Carlsbad village area. Take a break and relax at the Pelican Cove Inn! ... more   less 
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