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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Get the upper floor room with the balcony. Awesome views of the cove as the fog rolls in at night. The heated pool was a plus, along with the Jacuzzi. Overall I was completely satisfied with our stay at the Inn.

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

Dear Gar2C, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you were able to enjoy the upper level room along with our outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. It will be our pleasure to be able to host you again at the Inn at the Cove. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Where else can you see whales playing in the ocean from you balcony? What an amazing location right on the cliff overlooking the ocean. The room was comfortable and spacious. It came with pretend binoculars, which was a nice touch. No food available at the inn, but bottles of local wine were available to purchase at the reception. The inn...

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Dear Gerard M, Thank you for taking the time to share with Trip Advisor about your wonderful stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are fortunate enough to be situated in a place where there is an abundant amount of active wildlife that can be viewed from your private balcony whilst still enjoying the breathtaking ocean views. We hope...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I know this is not a budget hotel and I shouldn't wax lyrical about it, but it is fantastic. Very friendly reception, lovely little pool, beautiful views up and down the bay, superb room with lots of great little touches (sweeties, lots of coffee, gorgeous balcony....), and check out time of 1200 so we can enjoy the facilities before heading...

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Dear jpy1967, Thank you for choosing to stay with the Inn at the Cove! I am very glad that you found our service wonderful and that you enjoyed our overall facility. We hope to have the opportunity to take care of you again soon. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager

Uniontown
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Excellent and beautiful place to stay with great amenities. Wish I had more time to stay at this facility. I planned this to be just a layover stop before traveling further, and found that I wish I would have made it a longer stay.

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Dear S7825FClisac, I am very glad that you enjoyed your recent stay with us, and thank you for sharing your lovely comments regarding our hotel! We look forward to taking care of you for a longer trip in the near future. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel was clean and tidy, the service was ok but nothing special. I asked for help with an umbrella by the pool and no one was very helpful. We thought we would have an amazing view but we just looked at the pool. Overpriced for what it is. We had a room that was for handicapped people even though...

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Dear maxtedandlily, Thank you for sharing your review of our hotel as your feedback is very important to us. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with the Inn at the Cove. I am sorry to hear that we did not impress you with our customer service and I will share your feedback with our team so...

San Francisco
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The Inn at the Cove is a quiet, small, delightful gem among a strand of places to stay on Price street in Pismo Beach. It's central, easy to get to, provides great service, lovely accommodations, and boasts a small but perfect pool and hot jacuzzi. Staff was attentive without being intrusive; breakfast (included) offerings ensured something for everyone and healthy,...

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Dear judyd249, Thank you for the review and staying with the Inn at the Cove. Our staff strives to deliver exceptional service and we appreciate your kind comments regarding the team and our breakfast options. We do hope that you will stay with us again soon! Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We just had our wedding at the gazebo at this hotel - and what a great choice! We booked four rooms and spent the weekend with family enjoying the incredible view, lounging by the pool (water is warm and perfect) and taking in the stunning ocean view. The rooms are simple and tastefully decorated, the beds are really comfy and...

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Dear 1freebird2, Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a great review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to the Inn at the Cove. Customer service is a top priority for us so we are happy to hear you received outstanding service by our staff for such a special day like your wedding. We hope...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Inn at the Cove was the first stop on our drive up the coast to Big Sur and San Francisco. The Inn is perched on the edge of a cliff north of Pismo Beach, giving guests a great perch from which to view the Pacific. We paid a little extra to get an upper-floor room, which makes for an even...

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Dear Jonathan R, What a lovely trip it sounds like you had! We are flattered you chose to stay with us during your trip up the Coast. I couldn't agree more, the Upper level rooms are definitely worth the extra fee. We would love to welcome you back to the Inn at the Cove soon. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The Inn at the Cove, just off the 101 in Pismo Beach, may not quite be the Ritz, but its ocean view more than makes up for any top-end, missing luxuries. Our king, balcony room was quite large with comfy seating, a desk, adequate closet space, a long vanity in the bathroom, a safe, and a small refrigerator. The mattress...

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Dear EvyLee, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback from your recent stay. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are doing. We especially appreciate the kind words and kudos regarding the guest service team, I know they will be glad to hear it. Please do consider Inn at the Cove for your next...

Maui, HI
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very nice place to relax after a day spent driving down Big Sur. The rooms are spacious with a pull out couch for the kid. Terrific views from the deck (every room has one). Grassy common areas sport huge metal awning chair swings for lounging. The attention to detail is what really sets this place apart. There's cold beer for...

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Dear kahlotus, It always makes us happy to read such a kind review! It is our goal to make every guest feel welcome, which it sounds like we accomplished. We love that you took note of all of our little details and we look forward to welcoming you back when your travels return you to the Inn at the Cove....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $212 - $507 (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 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
“All have views!”
 of 5 bubbles JF272, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Worth paying out for the top rated room as the views are spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles ASWh, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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