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The Inn at the Cove
Ranked #2 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Glendora, California
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

We are frequent visitors to the Pismo/SLO area and have stayed in several locations. This trip was for both business and pleasure. Finishes are a bit dated but rooms are large and clean. The staff is extremely helpful, breakfast was average. Because of the limited number of rooms, location and beach access this is definitely a top choice for us.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kimberly F
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for you feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent trip to the Pismo Beach area. We are currently in the process of remolding our property to bring our valued guests such as yourself superior accommodations. We sincerely appreciate your comments and hope to see you again on your next trip to the Central Coast.

Respectfully,

Kalie Howard
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Comfortable room with a great view. We loved everything about it! It is a little on the expensive side, especially on the weekend, but worth every penny. Nothing can be more romantic than sitting on the balcony with a nice glass of champagne watching the sun go down.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank betty3ne
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We would agree that the views and sunsets are stunning, and our property is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. We are so please to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit the Central Coast.

Respectfully,

Kalie Howard
General Manager
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Northern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Beautiful room overlooking pool and ocean. Gorgeous walk down to private beach. Our two young girls, 4 and 8 absolutely loved it! We come to pismo every year and usually do a vacation rental home. We were very pleased with this clean and quiet hotel. Also great for bird watching!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank keepitfair
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us regarding your recent stay with us. I am so pleased to hear that your girls were able to play on our private beach and that all of you enjoyed our incredible views. It sounds like you had a wonderful time during your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!

Respectfully,

Kalie Howard
General Manager
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Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

The views are beautiful and the rooms are spacious. For a quiet, peaceful stay I would recommend this hotel. Good dolphin and seal watching location.
The breakfast was very basic and the restaurants are a drive away but otherwise this place is perfect.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
We sincerely appreciate your review regarding your recent stay with us at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and were able to catch some great views of our local wildlife. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are visiting our area.

Respectfully,

Kalie Howard
General Manager
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Room 708 is a beautiful and spacious room with fantastic ocean view. Courteous and most helpful staff offered restaurant suggestions as well as mailed us clothing we accidently left in the closet. My husband and I loved the high deck chairs, offering a perfect viewing seat for the beautiful sunset. We look forward to staying longer the next time we are in Pismo Beach.

Room Tip: The second floor has the best views and more private patios.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank skeirn
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank you for providing us with your feedback in regards to your recent stay with us. It is our goal to exceed all of our guest’s expectation and I am so pleased to hear we did so with you. We are also happy to hear that you found our staff to be informative and courteous. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back again very soon.

Respectfully,

Kalie Howard
General Manager
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Queen Valley AZ
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We have been a member of Best Western for a few years. And have enjoyed spending time in some of the best Motels, most of them Best Westerns. Each time we stayed we received points, that could be used in future stays. Which is always fun. They always have something going. WE receive E-mail' updating new things, $50.00 gift for stay here or there. or Free night for staying for a number of days etc. Well my husband and I received a Free night, so off we went to Pismo Beach Ca.

I called in advance to see if we could check in early, was told we will make sure your room will be ready when you arrive . It was ready and we were able to check in and get ready to relax.


The room was clean and smelled fresh, towels big enough to fit around ( Not a small person ) Everything that you need for you bath was there.
( This Hotel donates the unused bottles, so nothing is wasted)

Our room had a balcony that over looked the ocean and the could see up and down the Coast as well. A little wind and cheese a wonderful breeze made for a wonderful evening.

Morning came it was sunny no fog, we walk around the ground's , very nice , had a area for wedding large and small over looking the ocean. A nice path going down to the beach, a little steep for both of us.
so we stayed up top and took pictures.

This was a nice place to just enjoy the beauty of the area leave the city life behind.

I think we would stay here , even if we had to pay."Free is good too.

Room Tip: Always let them know if there is something you need or just would like to have, they are always read...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kat251
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I am so pleased to hear that you were able to relax during your visit and take in the incredible views. I appreciate you taking the time to include so many details of what you enjoyed during your stay. We appreciate your loyalty to the Best Western brand and look forward to seeing you during next visit to Pismo Beach.

Respectfully,

Kalie Howard
General Manager
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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Smaller hotel set on a cliff overlooking Pismo Beach. The rooms are large, but the one we were placed in was well worn and aged. I'm not certain if it's because we're traveling with a dog, but since they claim to welcome pets, I'm not sure why they would stick us in the crappy room? THe air conditioner unit had been attacked by something that ate it's vent slats. My husband (who NEVER notices anything), commented that "this room smells awful". I would hope that if they had an older couple, or someone with limitations in mobility, they wouldn't stick them in the unit we had. We had to traverse several flights of steps with bags.

Not the most disgusting place I've stayed, but certainly not the best... I'm actually upset they charged us a "pet fee" as they don't seem to keep the rooms up (given the smell, the ragged AC unit, etc...)

Room Tip: Ask for one on the main level!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AggieTravel10
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share with us the details of your recent stay. Your business is very important to us and by sharing your feedback with us you are helping us deliver a superior experience to you and other guests in the future. I would also like to offer my sincere apologies for the disappointment you felt during your stay. I want to assure you that I have personally reviewed your concerns in detail with our housekeeping and maintenance team to preclude further occurrences.

It is my hope that the next time you are visiting the Pismo Beach area you will give us another opportunity to serve you and leave you with a lasting good impression of our hotel. Again, I thank you for sharing your feedback and hope to see you again.

Respectfully,

Kalie Howard
General Manager
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Property: The Inn at the Cove
Address: 2651 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2100 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Shelter Cove Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#12 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at the Cove 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach, The Inn at the Cove is an all oceanfront hotel offering stunning panoramic ocean views and a tranquil setting. Enjoy the hotel's beautiful grounds, outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, newly remodeled guest rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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