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320 Walnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3151
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Carlsbad
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4.9
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4.8
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4.9
Value
4.8
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!
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Steve H wrote a review Jul 2022
Phoenix, Arizona73 contributions22 helpful votes
We booked the Inn based on a March recommendation from some friends. Sadly, the room and the experience did not match their trip. Gone - Complimentary Full Breakfast. Breakfast now?... Nature Valley Granola Bars, apples and oranges. Tori, the Property Manager was attentive, but the place is woefully understaffed. I liked the sitting areas on the decks. I appreciated the location: two blocks to the beach and three blocks to the village.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Do not book the tiny Balboa room.
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travel_rambler wrote a review Jul 2022
Half Moon Bay6 contributions12 helpful votes
I echo the thoughts of the reviews from Michigoose (June 24) and David N (Jun 13). We too had made a reservation many months ago, before ownership changed hands (for the worse), to celebrate our anniversary in this area. The reviews were excellent and the property looked lovely. Then, a few weeks before our arrival, we got an email with the subject “Exciting News” informing us about the change in ownership. I quote from the email “The new ownership will be honoring all existing reservations. Full breakfast will be discontinued. This will give you all an opportunity to explore the great breakfast places we have within walking distance.” They decided to discontinue the breakfast, and the spin, which costs us an estimated $30 per day, is that it offers us the opportunity to explore the great breakfast places in the area. Not being happy about it, we messaged them that when we made the reservation breakfast was included, and asked if they were willing to make some accommodation for those of us who had prior reservations. Got a prompt response saying, no, there will be no adjustment/accommodation, and if this didn’t suit us, we could cancel. Much as we would have loved to cancel, because the tone of the email was unpleasant, we had little choice but to stick it out, given that nothing was available, three weeks prior to our arrival in mid-June. Unlike Michigoose and David N, we were fortunate, as they didn’t change our room rate. That said, the Inn was deserted during our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Fairlypicky wrote a review Jul 2022
Olathe, Kansas69 contributions59 helpful votes
Relaxing. This is a nice quiet facility, everyone sleeps with the windows open and its super quiet. Tori the property manager is very accommodating and offers great insight to local eateries. We parked our car and didn’t use it again until leaving. There is no more breakfast, but there is tea and coffee in the AM. Rooms are just like the pics, feels like staying at a grandmas house. The feather beds take it out of you, I barely would lay down and fall asleep. There is a community room that offers beach towels, a microwave, and fridge. Bonus boogi boards, beach chairs, and sun umbrellas all loaned out as needed.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Michigoose wrote a review Jun 2022
Eaton Rapids, Michigan26 contributions15 helpful votes
My daughter and her fiance booked the entire Inn almost a year ago for their wedding guests. Wedding is next week. My family had 6 of the rooms. In May an email was sent stating they had new owners and all reservations would be honored. They also announced that breakfast was not longer part of the service. After several unanswered phone calls and emails I was told that the room prices had increased and the owners would not honor the prices for which we had confirmation. Some of our rooms increased by 200%! Couple this with the lack of customer service no one should go here. We scrambled to find other rooms for our large group.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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David N wrote a review Jun 2022
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Avoid! We reserved rooms for 30 people at this BnB over a year ago and told that even though there were new owners the original price would be honored. Three weeks before the wedding an email was sent out telling the entire group the cost would be almost three times what the original cost was and the new owners were unwilling to change their mind or find any flexibility. Unfortunately, just weeks before the wedding we are left try to find rooms for everyone because the new owners have decided to price gouge. Seemed like a beautiful place to stay if it wasn’t for the new owners.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Ellen S wrote a review May 2022
Irvington, New York83 contributions21 helpful votes
Among all the chain lodgings in Southern California beach towns, this bed and breakfast stands out as personal and unique. The (soon-to-retire) owner, Nancy, is super-friendly — and she cooks and serves a mean breakfast. Our room was cozy and had its own deck area with table and chairs. The location is ideal — a block from the ocean and a short walk to town. I hope the new owner will be just as gracious and keep serving up the home-cooked breakfasts and the charm.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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golfchaos wrote a review Feb 2022
Tucson, Arizona10 contributions1 helpful vote
We live in Tucson, AZ and this is our get out of town go to place. The breakfast is always spectacular. The rooms are unique and homey. We park our car and never get in it until we are ready to leave. It is 2 blocks to the beach. Nancy, the owner is the best. Did I mention we have been here 14 times??
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sassysorsker wrote a review Nov 2021
Clovis, California112 contributions85 helpful votes
We love this place. The best parts are breakfast, accessible parking, easy walk to the shops and stores, the short walk to the beach, and the comfortable beds. This wasn't our first visit, and we will be coming back.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Christopher C wrote a review Nov 2021
Reno, Nevada154 contributions75 helpful votes
Nancy was a very good hostess. We asked for recommendations and they were all very nice. Room was clean and the street was quiet. Good parking. Upper deck was very pleasant during coffee morning and evening wine. We booked through the website. We called her to verify some concerns we had and she answered our questions. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Katherine J wrote a review Nov 2021
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We just returned from a two day visit to Carlsbad . We had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before, so we weren't sure what to expect..Nancy the owner Greeted us when we arrived and showed us to our room, Which was ready early. She let us know when we could Come down for breakfast and said if we needed anything To just let her know. We stayed in the La Jolla room, it Was a good size with lots of windows and a fireplace. This room was on the second floor, no elevator, so if Stairs are an issue the rooms downstairs also looked Nice. We really enjoyed our room, it was very quiet. Now for the breakfast..they were great!!! We ate in the Parlor area, because it was chilly outside, but there is Also a garden area that looked nice for warmer days. The breakfast is different every day, and she will meet Any diet restrictions you might have..to add to this lovely Experience is her little rescue dog, Buddy. Really cute And plays with his toys while you eat and talk with other Guests..needless to say we really enjoyed tbe Inn and Would not hesitate to stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is available at the Inn. Beach is a 5 min walk Village about 10 minute walk. Great...
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$279 - $447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pelican Cove Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Pelican Cove Inn?
Nearby attractions include Barrio (0.2 miles), Witt's Carlsbad Pipelines (0.3 miles), and Farenheit 451 Bookstore (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pelican Cove Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and street parking.
Is parking available at Pelican Cove Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pelican Cove Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include 264 Fresco, cafe elysa, and The Daily News.
Is Pelican Cove Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Carlsbad.
Are there any historical sites close to Pelican Cove Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Graves House (3.3 miles) and St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (0.5 miles).
Is Pelican Cove Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.