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The Inn at the Cove
Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Weehawken, New Jersey
2 reviews
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“Cute, Clean, and Comfortable”
Reviewed June 6, 2006

Weather I’m planning an extended visit or a one night stay at a hotel; I always consult Trip Advisor because of its accurate reviews. My boyfriend and I were traveling down the PCH and stayed at the Shelter Cove Lodge for one night (May 24th). We arrived at the hotel around 7pm and check-in was a breeze. Rooms are big, clean, and very comfortable. Our room had an ocean view that we enjoyed from our private balcony. The pool and hot tub are open till 10pm so after a long day of hiking in Big Sur, it was so nice to relax. The continental breakfast was nice especially when enjoyed by the pool. The property is well maintained and manicured and set on a beautiful cliff with grand views of the ocean and mountains. Over all the hotel was great and if we’re ever in the area we would stay again. One more thing, take the time to explore the beach below. The trip down may be bumpy but well worth it.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed May 2, 2006

Actually I would give the Shelter Cove three and a half stars, as the view and beach walk more than compensate for any shortcomings. Yes, there are scuffs and dings in the room (#605) but we also had a nice balcony overlooking the cliffs and part of the town. The bed itself was fine--mattress firm enough and plenty of pillows, albeit rather thin (double them under!). And there is plenty of juice, coffee, cold cereal, pastries (probably packaged) to take back to the room. But do come here for the view and the walk down to the beach and various coves.

But there is a slight problem with the reservation system, especially the Best Western site. We were not permitted to book for only one night and the rate for two nights was $70 more than what we actually paid. So after checking Expedia, we found a rate valid for one night. Given that there were several rooms available, I was surprised that the hotel did not offer one-night stays (Sunday). But the receptionists were pleasant enough and did not hassle us over using Expedia's discounted rates. Giuseppi's (Italian) restaurant a mile down the road in town provides ample variety. My blue nose bass was superb as is the wine list. Full bar available, no reservations.

We would gladly stay here again simply because of the maagnificent views, clean rooms, and continental breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2006
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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
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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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Hotel Pismo Beach
Best Western Shelter Cove Hotel
Best Western Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach Best Western

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