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59 Surf Pt, Shelter Cove, CA 95589-9141
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#3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Shelter Cove
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.
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Peter S wrote a review Nov 2020
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We saw this wonderful place online and thought it would be a great stay after seeing the redwoods all day.poor management has occurred and here’s the details. Driving to Shelter Cove is not a quick drive but upon arrival , we were alerted through email that our reservation was cancelled 2 hours before we arrived . Due to no service, we didn’t see email until we got to hotel. We received a voice mail stating, “we just realized you have a reservation and we don’t have that room actually due to back to back reservations and we aren’t doing that because of covid. I’m really sorry if this caused an inconvenience but this is not available.” We called multiple times and left messages but never received any call back. Due to area, nothing else was available That night and it made what was to be a beautiful stay in shelter cove, not possible. Whether covid was the reason for this mishap or not , don’t offer rooms to someone, and then cancel on the day of arrival . Disappointed...
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Jessica M wrote a review Oct 2020
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I just got home last night from spending the weekend at Tides Inn. I’ve never really explored that area of California, but I can guarantee that I will be back! We slept with the window open every night and we’re lulled you sleep by waves crashing on the rocks RIGHT outside. The Innkeeper was incredibly hospitable and tended to our every need. She let us tour the suites which we will most certainly be booking next time. They were more like small apartments than hotel rooms. Even our room, that was just two queen beds, had every amenity we needed. We witnessed some of the best sunsets we’d seen, right from our room, with unobstructed views. I haven’t even been home a full 24 hours and I’m ready to go back!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
riverandsnow wrote a review Sep 2020
California21 contributions20 helpful votes
The Tides Inn has everything from basic rooms to suites with all the amenities.. directly above the beach. just exit through the side gate and 15ft feet of steps has you on the sand. Tide pools for the kids to explore. Hosts Verna and Eric are very nice. and Eric can update you on all the local fishing opportunities. such a beautiful are fisherman's and water recreation paradise.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Paige R wrote a review Aug 2020
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Oceanfront, . Rooms spacious and beautiul. All 12 rooms (?) rooms have breathtaking views overlooking the rocky shoreline. We stay in room O... huge room and decorated very nicely. You have hear seal lions barking along with the wind and waves crashing along side the cliffs. The ocean smells draw you in and the cool area feels great. Took a book to the beach in front with only seals to share the beach with. Great places to walk and cruise the area. The best thing is the amazing managers Eric and Vern. Friendly, knowledge and approachable. I learned a lot about the mysteries at Shelter cove. My favorite part with the two manager's dogs. Peanut and ty. ADORABLE! Shelter Cove is a hidden gem that I hope will never lose its quaint small town feeling. I love it there and bought two lots with oceanviews. That is how much I adore shelter cove.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: room O zero was my favorite
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Pi_Beach wrote a review Aug 2020
California, United States139 contributions45 helpful votes
Getting to Shelter Cove from Garberville can be tiring manuevering the constantly twisting, narrow road with sharp turns --- and there was some road detours due to road construction. Make sure your vehicle is in good condition. But once you get to this hotel, you'll be rewarded with awesome view of the ocean. The hotel is located right at the edge of the ocean. It's a small hotel; our room is very basic -- just bed, TV, microwave, small refrigerator, in fact a bit dated. But comfortable and clean. Wifi was good. Parking is limited inside the facility; if you're late and the hotel is full, you may end up parking outside. But did I already mentioned that the location is AWESOME. Each room is pretty much ocean front; you sleep listening to the ocean's pounding surf, and wake up to the barking of sea lions. We were able to use our TMobile cell phones at the hotel; signal was spotty in some parts in Shelter Cove. The hotel next door has a Thai Restaurant offering take out or outside dining. I believe these 2 hotels have the best locations in Shelter Cove --- they're within walking distance to the camp ground grocery store, lighthouse leading to beach access, to Gyppo Brewery, the golf course and the airport if you're into it. The hosts were friendly giving tips to explore the area. And we feel safe with Peanut on guard. We're definitely coming back.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Book early; there usually booked during summer, particularly on weekends.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove
Which popular attractions are close to The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove?
Nearby attractions include Black Sands Beach (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gyppo Ale Mill, Delgada Pizza and Bakery, and Shelter Cove RV Campground and Deli.
Is The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Shelter Cove.
Does The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.