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Pelican Cove Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Carlsbad B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We just spent five lovely nights here. What a blessing for travelers. Walk to shops, restaurants and beach, beautiful gardens, quiet nights, super-good food (and cookies) great hostess. We come down to South Cal at least once a year, and this will be our first choice from now on!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

All the rave reviews you have read here are spot on. The PCI is a remarkable place. I grew up in Carlsbad and stayed there recently on a visit back. Filed this report to my wife: the only possible improvement would be to pick up the place and drop it on a beachfront lot. As it is, the beach is just two easy blocks away and everything else about the place is positively charming. Nancy is as wonderful as all the other reviewers say. Love it and will go back as soon and often as possible.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

At least once a year for the past 10 years, I've gone to Pelican Cove to enjoy a getaway from San Diego. It is so peaceful and charming. The breakfasts are delicious and filling. I often don't even bother brining a car. Last time I was dropped off, and every day walked over to the nearby shopping center to enjoy a massage at Skinsational Spa. I spent time walking on the beach, drawing, and playing the violin, reading and watching TV. I also met some night people whom I chatted with at breakfast. I love the old-fashioned décor, which goes so well with the village of Carlsbad. I also go to the library not too far away.

Room Tip: Some have Jacuzzis, some a lot of light. All different. Some have really high beds.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

I just loved this place in sunny Carlsbad, CA. The rooms were spacious enough with huge comfortable beds and delightful comfy white bedding on the beds. The landscape is so inviting and screams of California! It's a great place to stay in a very nice relaxing atmosphere.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Nancy is such a wonderful host and a superb cook! The featherbeds were so cozy and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. We were a very short walk from the beach and village. The best word to describe the Pelican Cove Inn- charming!!- that goes for Nancy too. Now that my daughter lives a short drive away anytime we come to visit from the East Coast we'll be staying here!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

First, and foremost, Nancy is an absolute gem. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely bed and breakfast and would come back in a heart beat. The entire experience was great. The room was clean, bed was comfortable and location was gorgeous. We would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone and everyone.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Pacific Room and absolutely loved it.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

We reserved the Carlsbad room for our "baby-moon" this last weekend. When we arrived we we immediately felt welcomed by Nancy and she offered us a free upgrade to the Santa Barbara room which was available. We promptly took advantage of her offer! The room was excellent with tons of space, a comfortable feather bed, romantic gas fireplace, and some large windows for a decent view. We loved her cooking - the banana bread in the evening and the French Toast Souffle breakfast in the morning were both delicious! She was quite hospitable, joyfully helping us with all our needs. It was a great place to stay and highly recommended!

Room Tip: The Santa Barbara Room was excellent - large and great windows
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  • Stayed: February 2013, 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: $119 - $198 (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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