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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel and has recently had the rooms renovated and they are lovely. So close to the beach and all the sights. Have a lovely fruit flan each and I was given a rose which was a lovely extra touch. The owner was very welcoming. Beds were very comfortable and the room has everything you need. Heat lamps in the...

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Kendra W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Another perfect review... we continue to work on our guest rooms daily; a clean & fresh room is always a big part of our daily intentions and goals for the Inn. The wonderful "Fruit Tarts" are not part of our normal package, however we are from the school of thought that "... it is better to give than receive." Again...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed January 19, 2017

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Shell Beach Inn. Location was perfect, management was great, and the cottage room was comfortable, clean, and decorated in such a way, that we felt very relaxed. Only a minor consideration, however, is that our room was near the street, and in the morning we heard traffic. But not in the evening, as...

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Kendra W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Affordable and Comfortable for most travelers has become a sought out norm... Shell Beach Inn keeps its prices far below the Shell Beach mainstay; Our little Pearl (10 units) is priced low enough that our guests actually have money left over for good dinning and entertainment. When we consider comfort we think of home; SBI has become many travelers Central...

Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

This was our first stay at the Shell Beach Inn. It is now the only place we will go to. Super cute and located in the perfect place. Can easily walk to the beach and to local restaurants. James and Kendra (Managers) are some of the nicest folks around. They made our stay so memorable. They have put a lot...

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Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

The shell beach inn was a perfect stay for my husband and I. I was looking for something nice and Affordable, the owners are amazing and made us feel right at home. We will definitely be back to stay on our next visit!!!!! Make sure to syay at the shell beach inn when u visit the central coast.

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Reviewed January 15, 2017

I like this place. It was clean, a short walk from the beach, and a short drive from the nightlife of Pismo Beach. The manager was sweet, serving champagne to guests (as it was New Year's Eve). My only small issue with it was a slight smell of cigarette smoke in the room. The traffic noise was a little loud,...

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Kendra W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your "Charming" review of our little Pearl... yes it is pleasant and attractive. And yes the "tiny bubbles" flowing from the the Inn throughout the New Year was very sweet! All of our rooms are designated Non-Smoking rooms, and we post the "Non-Smoking" Placard on every door. Our rooms are freshened every day with a gentle ocean...

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

The motel was very cute. It was small and older but the decor was cute and the owners or so friendly. I would definitely stay here again and recommend my friends to stay here as well!! It is near the cliffs which can take you down to the beach. 👍

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We rolled along from Bakersfield to the coast and came across Shell Beach Inn en route. As it was getting late in the afternoon, this was the perfect place to stay for 2 nights. Great value for money, superb location for seeing the beautiful California coastline. Our hosts were adorable, considerate and extremely helpful in everything. We've travelled across the...

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Carmel Valley, California
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This little hotel with maybe 9 -10 rooms was surprisingly clean, newly remodeled, and quaint as can be. Comfy bed with loads of soft pillows, a microwave, cool mason jar glasses. James and Kendra were so kind (he even wrote me a poem!) and I would recommend this property to anyone unless you are looking for first class accommodations. It...

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for that 5 star review! ... you really don't have to pay $$$ to get great amenities! SBI wants every guest to feel right at home; all of our rooms are equipped with: Ice-box, Microwave, Coffee Pot, Mason Jar Glasses, Ceramic Coffee Mugs, Hair Dryer, Iron, & Ironing Boards. And all of our beds are covered with white...

Pacific Grove, California
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked a last minute trip to watch our daughter in the Pismo Beach Marching Band Competition. The Shell Beach Inn had great reviews so I took a chance. Our room was perfect. It was remodeled, fresh and clean. We were greeted by owners?, James and Kendra, so very nice. They welcomed us warmly and gave us...

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

A stay in a retro 10 unit motor lodge can be a "Wonderful Surprise." The owner of SBI, S.K. the "Pearl" is providing guests with the comfortable feel of lodging on the central coast that reminds us of roller rinks and penny arcades of the past. And you get these quaint feelings at a budget price that allows you to...

Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely place to stay, the owners are extremely friendly and helpful in so many ways. You can walk to different places restaurant, coffee shops, 2 minutes to the most amazing sea view. We had a great time, thank you

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Very "Lovely" of you to say! Our Pacific Ocean is amazingly beautiful as it rolls into the Central Coast shoreline. and a walk down our residential streets slows your roll down to a relaxing pace. Come visit us and see for yourself.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All ten guest rooms at the Shell Beach Inn are individually decorated with touches from the California coast and make this quaint little getaway a cozy stopover for the weary traveler or a comfortable home base for sightseeing vacationers. The Shell Beach Inn features an outdoor seasonally heated swimming pool and free parking. And...yes we are pet friendly! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shell Beach Inn

Address: 653 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-2050
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Shell Beach
Price Range: $74 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shell Beach Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Room #3, or behind the pool”
 of 5 bubbles 537gingerb, Jan 19, 2017 | Read review
“Probably the lower level at the end of the pool. Freeway noise could be muffled.”
 of 5 bubbles 52brandonw, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
“Depends on the size you want..but all rooms seem fine.”
 of 5 bubbles BlumaFelix, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“The James Dean room was super crazy nice! The beach rooms are so right on.”
 of 5 bubbles 7kate14, Aug 19, 2016 | Read review
“There are no A/C units on any rooms. Not necessary as the ocean breeze cools everything.”
 of 5 bubbles DellaDidDisney, Jul 17, 2015 | Read review
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