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“Wonderful beachfront hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on the beach

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Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on the beach
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Cayucos
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Aurora, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful beachfront hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

We spent 3 wonderful days at Shoreline Inn. Our second floor room overlooked the beach. The sounds of the surf was surprisingly loud and so very soothing. Our room was comfortable and, most importantly, clean. This is a dog-friendly hotel. Yet, we couldn't detect any hint that a dog had been in our room. And, there was no scent of disinfectant - as a previous poster complained of ("overpowering"). Another important positive was how quiet our room was associated with other guests (including dogs), traffic and any noise other than the surf. The staff was responsive, friendly and helpful. The cleaning staff did a commendable job each day. Trays are available so you can take your breakfast to your room to enjoy on the balcony. I will return to this hotel and highly recommend it.

Room Tip: I was very happy with room 128 - middle room on the second floor - in the beachfront building. The...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CayucosShoreline, Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on the beach, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
We are glad that you had such a good time. Even though we do allow pets, we do have very specific rules for guests that choose to bring their pets along. Housekeepers follow a specific cleaning procedure when these rooms check out. They do a great job. Thank you so much for your detailed review. We hope to see you again in Cayucos.
-Laila Kollmann
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is our second time staying at the Shoreline Inn. My husband and I arrived just in Imelda to watch the sunset over the beach from our balcony. WOW! Our room was right on the beach and we listened to the waves breaking all night. The room was great, clean and updated. This is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway! We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the adjacent creek. Sometimes the frogs can be a little noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CayucosShoreline, Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on the beach, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Many of our guests love Shoreline Inn for a romantic getaway and the beachfront rooms are the perfect place to watch the sunset. Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon for another great Cayucos sunset.
-Laila Kollmann
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Costa Mesa, California
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268 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

For a dog-friendly place right on the beach, this is our favorite place in California.

Our dogs love it here. They are only a few steps away from a great, dog-friendly beach that stretches for miles. Your dog will surely meet new friends if you take him/her out for a stroll on the beach.

In front of the "beach building" you'll find a lawn area if your dog likes to play catch...like ours do. The same area doubles as a picnic area if you like to watch the sunset while enjoying a Smoked Fish Taco from Ruddell's Smokehouse and a glass of wine. It is totally low key and relaxing...!!

We prefer the "modern building" above the office simply because we have visited so many times and prefer larger quarters. However, if you're visiting for the first time you may prefer the "beach building". Just open the door and let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep.

Breakfast: The continental breakfast could need a little help, but...Hoppe's Old Cayucos Bakery and Deli is located right across the street (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). They offer some delicious breakfast items. Martin's, about a block away, offers a low-cost traditional breakfast special but they open kind of late....8:00 or 8:30, I believe. There are plenty of other breakfast options both in Cambria and Morro Bay.

Enjoy...we do!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CayucosShoreline, Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on the beach, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
We loved your review of our dogfriendly town and motel. You’re right about Cayucos being a low key and relaxing place for our two legged and four legged guests. Thank you also for mentioning some of our great breakfast choices for guests that may want a hot breakfast. We hope to see you again soon on the beach
-Laila Kollmann
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Saint George, Utah
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

I don't know where to begin....I could go on and on about this absolutely wonderful motel but I can sum it up in a few words....WE LOVED IT! The Shoreline Inn is right on the beach in the lovely town of Cayucos. The location is perfect! Stairs don't work well for me because of knee problems, so we were on the 1st floor (Room 104 in the Lobby Building)...it was great. Our room was very large with 2 king beds, microwave, refrigerator, sofa and a small patio looking out to the ocean and the pier. The room was very nicely furnished and as clean as it could possibly get; the bed was very comfortable. They are more than pet friendly at this hotel....I think they really enjoy all the doggies, yet they have rules so that those without pets can enjoy this lovely facility as well. Can't say enough about the staff....just the best! I filled out a comment card and even received a personalized thank you note in the mail....we travel a lot since our retirement and I have never had that happen before....just amazing! The breakfast is continental but was just fine....I think. I remember getting my coffee and a small roll but I was so excited to get out and look at the ocean and watch the seals and dolphins playing in the water....I just simply forgot to eat. We took several trips this summer, staying at about 24 different hotels and motels and I can honestly say we enjoyed this motel and the town of Cayucos the most. A big thank you to everyone at the Shoreline Inn for providing such a wonderful vacation experience for your guests...I can certainly see why people keep coming back. I'm already looking forward to our next visit to the Shoreline Inn....hopefully in December for our anniversary, but if we can't make it you will definitely see us there next year. So, if I didn't make myself clear....we love this place and if you want the perfect place to stay in Cayucos....look no further than the Shoreline Inn. Sorry for rambling...I just couldn't help myself.

Room Tip: There is no pool or fitness center....you don't need it...you have the ocean and beach at your d...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CayucosShoreline, Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on the beach, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
We’re happy you like our little Inn so much. Cayucos is a wonderful town and a great getaway place. Future guest will appreciate your detailed description of our town and Inn. Thank you for mentioning our comment cards as we try to stay in touch with guests and/or follow up if there are concerns and questions. Again, we’re so glad you had a great time and hopefully we’ll see you and your dog real soon
-Laila Kollmann
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Fresno, California
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is my second trip to this clean, friendly, wonderful place. We have a black lab who is also welcome. The Inn has beach acess and was great as We could watch Grandkids, boogie board, and play on beach without being too obvious.
Wonderful staff, clean rooms. Go there you'll enjoy it!

Room Tip: No fitness center nor is there a pool. Not necessaryas beach righ there. Rooms lower level on the ba...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CayucosShoreline, Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on the beach, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Grandkids, boogie boards and playing on the beach sure make it sound like you had a wonderful time in Cayucos. Our little town is such a fun place to take a stroll along the beach and enjoy life. We love having you and your family and hope to see you again soon.
-Laila Kollmann
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Corona
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

This place is the place to stay in Cayucos . The money they make off of the place they must put it back into the hotel. The rooms look new and are very very nice and clean. we got the rooms by the beach we left the slider open and listen to the Ocean and enjoyed our time on the deck. from 1 to 10 I would give this place a 10. Excellent staff also and they are always willing to help. They where very nice. Use your AAA discount and sing up on their e-mail list for additional discounts. If you are going to Hearst Castle stay here you only have a 20 min drive and you are by the beach and all the fun. The breakfast is Continental and it is Continental. Once again this is the place to stay they keep the hotel up it is clean and new looking you can not go wrong here.

Room Tip: no swimming pool and fitness center
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rettis
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CayucosShoreline, Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on the beach, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
We are so glad you had a wonderful stay at our inn. Thank you for passing on the tips about Hearst Castle, the AAA discount and our e-mail newsletter. A lot of our regular guests love these features! We strive to keep updating our rooms and to keep them clean for all our guests which results in many guests coming back to stay with us in Cayucos again and again.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review
Laila Kollmann
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Richmond
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

We loved our stay here! The room was quite quaint, but very cute and comfortable. Loved the extras with the pet-friendly: doggy dish and sheets for the bed for the pooch with a doggy beach towel as well. Comfortable beds and right on the beach- you can't beat that! My only complaint was the free breakfast.... not a lot of selection (no orange juice or anything hot) and bagels were a bit stale. Would definitely stay here again though. It is in the cutest little town and Dominoes Pizza will deliver right to your room which is great as well!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa R
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CayucosShoreline, Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on the beach, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Inn. Your description of the room is what we strive for and we are glad you thought it was “quaint, but very cute and comfortable.” We try and provide our guests with a variety of foods for breakfast. Our current selection for our deluxe continental breakfast includes: apple juice, hard boiled eggs, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bagels, English muffins, toast, small cinnamon rolls, muffins from our local bakery, yogurts, fresh fruit, oatmeal and hot and cold cereal. We do apologize however for not meeting your expectations. We are glad you had a good time at the Shoreline Inn and in Cayucos and hope to see you again soon
-Laila Kollmann
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Property: Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on the beach
Address: 1 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1605
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cayucos
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Cayucos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on the beach 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only motel between Monterey and Pismo Beach located directly on the beach. Family owned and operated since 1981. Beach-front rooms have 180 degree views and deluxe rooms have varying views. A free deluxe continental breakfast is included and each room has a flat screen TV/DVD, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer and iron with ironing board. ... more   less 
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