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Carmel Valley, California
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little hotel with maybe 9 -10 rooms was surprisingly clean, newly remodeled, and quaint as can be. Comfy bed with loads of soft pillows, a microwave, cool mason jar glasses. James and Kendra were so kind (he even wrote me a poem!) and I would recommend this property to anyone unless you are looking for first class accommodations. It... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a last minute trip to watch our daughter in the Pismo Beach Marching Band Competition. The Shell Beach Inn had great reviews so I took a chance. Our room was perfect. It was remodeled, fresh and clean. We were greeted by owners?, James and Kendra, so very nice. They welcomed us warmly and gave us... More 

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

A stay in a retro 10 unit motor lodge can be a "Wonderful Surprise." The owner of SBI, S.K. the "Pearl" is providing guests with the comfortable feel of lodging on the central coast that reminds us of roller rinks and penny arcades of the past. And you get these quaint feelings at a budget price that allows you to... More 

Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely place to stay, the owners are extremely friendly and helpful in so many ways. You can walk to different places restaurant, coffee shops, 2 minutes to the most amazing sea view. We had a great time, thank you

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Very "Lovely" of you to say! Our Pacific Ocean is amazingly beautiful as it rolls into the Central Coast shoreline. and a walk down our residential streets slows your roll down to a relaxing pace. Come visit us and see for yourself. More 

Fresno
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47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I put some friends up at Shell Beach Inn for the weekend of my son's wedding.Kendra and James were they nicest and friendliest folks you will ever meet. Everyone loves the local and the price was right. Each guest got a very thoughtful fruit basket and I dropped off goody bags that they gladly distributed.

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keepers at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Bluma for choosing SBI for your most important guests stay during this heartfelt occasion! Our warmest wishes for Levi & Brooke... Their energy brought this community a sense of well being as the sun and the rain blessed us all throughout the weekend. More 

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5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Very clean and tidy. The owners James and his wife (sorry couldn't remember her name) are extremely friendly. Rooms are well equipped. There is also a small outside pool. Short walk to the beach where you can see a rock full of pelicans and a few seals swimming around. We also saw whales a bit further out, after they were... More 

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our little Pearl. We truly are at "lands end," with the great blue Pacific Ocean at our feet. The Inn owner, S.K. "the Pearl" has kept the same housekeeping staff on for many years now... Our staff compliments us, by complementing you! Our life here at SBI is a daily reflection of... More 

canberra
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65 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Coming towards the end of a long USA trip we were looking for a quiet place to relax and unwind. The SBI offered all of that plus more. The room (we had no 1) was a reasonable size with 2 queen beds, microwave and mini fridge It is close to the 101 freeway so there is a bit of noise... More 

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California
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64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Shell Beach Inn is a fantastic place to stay when visiting the Pismo-area. It's got the laid-back California beach-vibe that is hard to find these days. With that said, the rooms and pool are NOT old-school, but very clean and well-decorated, with fun sea-motifs throughout. They even have beach balls and water noodles at the pool - talk about... More 

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Fantastic reviews are generated by fantastic guests, and you are the best! That California "...laid-back beach vibe" is a great stress reliever, and vacationing in San Luis Obispo County (SLO) is the way to get it!!! We take SLO seriously, so come on back for more California dreaming. More 

Apple Valley, California
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had such a lovely stay at the Shell Beach Inn this past week. James and Kendra are gracious hosts and make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. The rooms are nicely decorated, roomy and the beds are quite comfortable. It's just a short walk to the bluffs and tide-pools. We'll definitely be going back to stay... More 

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review... Shell Beach Inn continues to improve on hospitality! We want every guest to feel like they are staying with friends in our boutique Inn. We recently changed our coffee cups from paper cups to real coffee mugs... We believe if we were staying in your home, you would provide the same! Our local beaches... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Shell Beach Inn is a hidden treasure. So nice and clean and well kept. Pool was clean and inviting and we spent a nice afternoon just lounging and relaxing and swimming. The price was affordable and James and Kendra are top notch people, the kind you'd add to your nicest friends list. We used it as a home base while... More 

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

A "...Dreamy Getaway" is where we always want to stay while traveling; we always look for the smaller Inn's for our accommodations! We do not have long hallways full of hundreds of rooms, and hundreds of guests. What we do have is boutique Inn-Keepers that know the area, and want to share their special spots and activities with you. We... More 

Modesto, California
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is my second time staying here and was glad to bring a friend this time. We met the new managers, James and Kendra- who are super cool people. Even spent some time over wine getting to know them and they are great! They have great ideas to make this place even better. The Inn is small, quiet and quaint.... More 

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Shell Beach Inn W, Inn-Keeper at Shell Beach Inn, responded to this review

Kim... thank you so much for the great review! The Shell Beach Inn is a treasure on the central coast! And great guest like yourself make it even better. James and Kendra. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Shell Beach Inn

Address: 653 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-2050
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Shell Beach
Price Range: ₹ 6,443 - ₹ 10,350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shell Beach Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Probably the lower level at the end of the pool. Freeway noise could be muffled.”
 of 5 bubbles 52brandonw, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Depends on the size you want..but all rooms seem fine.”
 of 5 bubbles BlumaFelix, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The James Dean room was super crazy nice! The beach rooms are so right on.”
 of 5 bubbles 7kate14, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are no A/C units on any rooms. Not necessary as the ocean breeze cools everything.”
 of 5 bubbles DellaDidDisney, 17 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on upper floor are great and keeps you away from pool crowds”
 of 5 bubbles CarmenG753, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
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