I stumbled upon this hotel while planning a northern California trip and looking for a place to stay after touring the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. What a great find. The very steep, winding drive over the King Range was a bit hair-raising at times but totally beautiful. The hotel is right on the water, overlooking a black sand beach with tide pools. We saw about 20 seals on the rocks in the morning. The room was big and airy, and very clean. All the rooms have balconies overlooking the beach. There's not much going on in this sleepy little town but that's in its favor. We had breakfast at the food stand just a short walk from the hotel. The one girl working there produced the most amazing crepes. I had the special which was banana and nutella and my friend had the spinach and feta. I would love to come back and spend a week here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn is located on the northern California Lost Coast, Shelter Cove California. Relax and recharge in our newly renovated oceanfront lodging rooms and suites. Captain's Quarters offer Jacuzzi tubs with views of the surf. Oceanfront Inn location has steps down to the beach -- tide pools, fishing, boating, surfing and hiking. The Cove Restaurant on premises is open for dinner Thursday through Sunday. New flat screen TVs and free wi-fi keep you connected to civilization if you want to be. Or get away from it all and immerse yourself in the unparalleled natural beauty of the area. ... more less