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Pelican Cove Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Carlsbad B&B and Inns
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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
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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!

Room Tip: Only certain rooms are available for pets, both upstairs and downstairs rooms, view from the upstair...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

I have been doing weekend getaways here for 16 years and the quality has not slipped a bit in all that time. Feather beds & pillows, great breakfasts, and a charming host make this the perfect getaway spot. Two blocks from the beach, 4-5 blocks from the Margaritas and restaurants. Park your car and walk to verything you need. I've been keeping this a secret for 16 years. Time to let all of the rest of you know about it.

Room Tip: Each room is unique with a fireplace.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

Had to find a last minute place in Carlsbad and we were very lucky Nancy had a room for us.
Quaint B&B, perfect location and the food was excellent. We had some different breakfast items ie cottage cheese pancakes (yum) scotch eggs and lot's fresh fruit.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pelican Cove Inn

Address: 320 Walnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3151
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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 2 B&Bs / Inns in Carlsbad
Price Range: $120 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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 
Also Known As:
Pelican Cove Hotel Carlsbad

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