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“A great place for a romantic getaway!”

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The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Shelter Cove B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Oceanfront Inn at Shelter Cove Ca. is a great place for a romantic getaway. The rooms are newly remodeled and clean. The view from our room was spectacular! Every room has a balcony that overlooks the ocean. We actually fell asleep to the sound of the surf crashing onto the beach below our room. The Inn also has a restaurant with great dinners at a reasonable price.
Phil is a great host, very nice and helpful too

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

We stayed 2 nights, should have stayed a week! You can not get any closer to the Ocean unless you are on a boat. The room is spacious and has a great tub for two. Take cash because the closest atm is 5 miles back up the road, none in Shelter Cove. The choice for food is limited in the area ( 2 restaurants not open past 8pm), but the food is good.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

Stayed at the Oceanfront Inn June 13,2012 and loved the beauty and stunning coast view. Had the most restful sleep listening to the ocean and star gazing of my life.The restaurant wasn't opened the night we were there but we picked up a pizza down the road that was fine. Loved how peaceful the area was. Road getting to Shelter Cove was interesting also

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

The views in Shelter Cove are beyond compare, the coast is stunning, especially the black sand beach. Staying at the Oceanfront Inn is a great homebase while visiting. I stayed in the Captain's Quarters and highly recommend it. Not only is the room large and spacious, it has the largest hot tub/jacuzzi I have seen in a hotel room. Plus, the views from the balcony is amazing. I had my sliding glass door open most of the night so I could hear the crashing waves. And, you can easily walk to the beach from the Ocean Front Inn, so the location is great and I felt as thought the Inn offered a great value as well.

I suggest stopping at the market, just beofre you start the 45 minute drive to Shelter Cove. And while here, get the tide chart so you can explore the tide pools and explore teh black sand beach a few different times, it is great!

Room Tip: choose the Captain's Quarters, it was perfect!
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

This was a wonderful hotel! The restaurant wasn't the best...I guess I expected really awesome clam chowder, but no, it was just sysco mix or something similar. Maybe I just needed to pick something else, but for the price of the meals, I hoped it would be a no-lose type situation. Beautiful guitarist playing acoustically for everyone. No breakfast, but we found a good one near by. DON'T take the scenic route unless you plan on camping. That was just rough on the car and not very scenic...it's more of a mountain road than a coastal highway. Loved the captain's Quarters, but the water we filled the jacuzzi with was pretty ugly looking. It left scum rings. :(
It was a beautiful November night with the sound of the ocean so so close. I do wish they used better coffee and soap in the rooms.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

We stayed in a suite at Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn for four blissful nights. The suite was equipped with a kitchen, sitting room and bedroom, located on the first floor with a fantastic ocean view, fireplace, terrace and small yard. Friends stayed in other rooms in the hotel, all with equally spectacular views and accommodations. Beds were deluxe, with plush down comforters and pillows. Every night we were lulled to sleep by the surf pounding against the rocks and the sand. Highly recommend this Inn and a hike along the Lost Coast.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Our third floor sliding glass door was rarely closed. We woke up to the crashing waves of the ocean and sounds of sea lions nearby. A gorgeous spot with afternoons on the porch overlooking the breath taking views. This is such a special place. Phil was so helpful and accommodated our large group of hikers so well. Very comfortable and clean with a small kitchen area. Perfect setting for some California dreaming.....a definite recommendation for friends and family....and I will be back someday.
Amy

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn

Address: 26 Seal Ct, Shelter Cove, CA 95589-9155
Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Shelter Cove
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Shelter Cove
Price Range: $134 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn is located on the northern California Lost Coast, Shelter Cove California. Relax and recharge in our newly renovated oceanfront lodging rooms and suites. Captain's Quarters offer Jacuzzi tubs with views of the surf. Oceanfront Inn location has steps down to the beach -- tide pools, fishing, boating, surfing and hiking. New flat screen TVs and free wi-fi keep you connected to civilization if you want to be. Or get away from it all and immerse yourself in the unparalleled natural beauty of the area. ... more   less 
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