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Los Gatos
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We loved our view and had a bottle of wine waiting for my birthday which was a pleasant surprise! We have stayed here a few times, and just realize though you have your dogs, so do others, so barking may happen. We also, first time, got overrun with ants in our room, but luckily had some pet enzyme with us...

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Roseville
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was my first time visiting this location and it was beautiful! The views of the ocean and pool were amazing! The swinging chairs on the grass area were super comfortable and the rooms were very nice. There was a small problem in our room with tiny black ants and the front desk acted like they didn't care which was...

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Fresno
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Dont count on a good night's sleep on these mattresses. Hard as a rock. You can also hear your neighbor next door through the partition doors. The view was the best part. The shower felt like my skin was being taken off with a "low flow" shower head that felt like needles. Decent hot breakfast!

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Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is out of the main town. It's just off the highway. All rooms seem to have amazing ocean views. We had a large corner room over the swimming pool area. We arrived to the hotel very late at night after driving from LAX arriving from Florida that day. The pool opens at 8am we were needing a good...

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Ridgecrest, CA
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Before you walk down the stairs to the beach make sure you have sturdy shoes on. I had flip flops on and wasn't sure I would make it all the way to the beach without tearing them apart. Your journey will be rewarded with a very private beach where few people go.

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The Inn at the Cove turned out to be a really good place to stay. The room was spacious, comfortable and had a lovely view of the Cove and the beach was easily accessible. The only drawback was the standard of the breakfast which didn't provide good value for money.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We stayed at the Inn at the Cove for 1 night on our drive up north. We used it as a resting point so it really served it's purpose for that reason. We liked most things about the Inn at the Cove. We had an ocean view room that had gorgeous views of the ocean and sunset. I really liked...

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MartinResorts, Manager at The Inn at the Cove, responded to this review

Dear Anita L: Thank you for placing a review of your stay at the Inn at the Cove. We too love the hammock chairs looking over the ocean! Thank you for your comments on breakfast. We always like to hear what guests think, so we can improve as needed. We hope to see you again, as you pass through Pismo...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nice clean rooms. Friendly wonderful staff and housekeeping. The view from your room was beautiful and freeway noise not that noticeable. Patio's are not private and could be easily improved with privacy screens. The continental breakfast is one of the worst I have ever experienced by far. So, if these simple problems are addressed in the near future I might...

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Dear Basca4: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Inn at the Cove. We always want to hear what guests have to say, so that we can provide the best experience. Thank you for your notes, and we hope to see you again. Regards, Inn at the Cove

San Jose
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had three wonderful days at Inn at the Cove. The location, the room and the service was excellent. It all exceeded our expectations. With all this the room was dog friendly. They even had a blanket and bowl with doggy treats in it.

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Dear carolkH6171DG: Thank you for placing a review about your stay at the Inn at the Cove. Our goal is to exceed the guests expectations, and I am so pleased that we were able to do that for you! We hope to see you and your dog visit again on your next trip to Pismo Beach! Sincerely, Inn at the...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This has got to be one of our favourite ever stays along Pacific Highway1. This hotel is just gorgeous - we were given room 410 with the most beautiful view of the ocean. Saw dolphins and whales and the room was absolutely lovely. Hotel left card and gift for our teenage daughter which was a lovely touch!.. Gorgeous decor, free...

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Dear Cordy3-11: It is always great to hear of such a wonderful experience! Isn’t it fun to watch the dolphins and whales? It really makes the view all it can be! We are very happy we could make this stay so memorable. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip down Pacific Highway 1! Thank you, Inn at...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about The Inn at the Cove

Address: 2651 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2100 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Shelter Cove Lodge)
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: ₹ 12,763 - ₹ 25,461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at the Cove 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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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
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#12 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
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“Upper floors are quieter. But you can hear everyone's conversations on the balcony.”
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  • Yep, that's the view from my room (Oceanfront King)
 of 5 bubbles Writerchickie, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Find something facing west-northwest to enjoy the sunsets from your balcony. Pier facing will not have a sunset view.”
 of 5 bubbles psuedotraveler, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper level rooms I think have better views”
 of 5 bubbles Kimmiej0313, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Dog friendly rooms are on the lower floor, but that doesn't rob you of a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles TwoMillionMiler, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the north end, but all are great”
 of 5 bubbles ConsultantRob2121, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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