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San Jose
Reviewed 6 July 2016

From the first call to checkout, the staff was wonderful. Had a beautiful view of the ocean overlooking the pool. The "partial" view was amazing. A little walk to the pier and the beach restaurants and shops. The room was very clean and met my high expectations.

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

Dear B1975XGpatriciad, Thank you for your recent stay and review of the Inn at the Cove. Meeting and exceeding our guests’ expectations is our goal and we are pleased that this was your experience with us. We hope to see you again when your travels return you to Pismo Beach. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager

Oxford
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We LOVED the Inn at the Cove. My expectations were low because the price was so reasonable but I didn't need to worry about a thing. We had two rooms with Ocean views, fabulous. The rooms looked recently renovated and the beds were really comfortable. The private beach requires lots of stairs but the trip is worth it. We watched...

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Dear louisekD5878BQ, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations and we agree that we offer wonderful ocean views from the rooms and our property. We hope to welcome you back for a longer trip in the near...

Hilversum, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Wow, what a place to be. We had a top floor room with the most spectacular view at he ocean. We saw a lot of whales in the ocean with te binocular wich is in the room. The private balcony is the best. With a ten minute walk you can eat at a very good Italian restaurant(Del`s pizzeria). I will...

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Dear eelko65: Thank you for such a great review on TripAdvisor! We are always pleased to hear when our guests enjoy the wonderful views at the Inn at the Cove. Del’s is also a staff favorite and we are happy you were able to get out and enjoy the short walk to their restaurant. We appreciate you staying with us...

Albany, New York
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here on our way to San Fran from LA. It's roughly 3 hours from San Fransisco, 2 hours from LA. We took the PCH all the way up and weren't disappointed with the views. I had chosen The Inn at the Cove based on previous reviews and the photos I saw. The photos were beautiful...

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

Dear RDavis227, Thank you for reviewing us! The entire staff was thrilled to read your review and hear that you enjoyed your time here. Our top priority is that guests are comfortable and content throughout their stay, so your feedback is very important. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn at the Cove when your travels return...

Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Comfortable rooms, super friendly staff and a nice view! Enjoyed the complimentary glass of wine at check in. We stayed on a busy Holiday weekend and it was quiet and did not seem crowded, has the hot tub to ourselves for a while on a Friday evening. Would recommend it to friends!

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Dear Destini G, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us after your recent visit. I was so pleased to read that you were able to enjoy the hot tub as well as the private experience of our hotel. I was also glad to hear that you found the staff to be welcome and friendly. We thank...

New York, United States
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We travel constantly to the Central Coast and this was our best stay in over twenty years. We will certainly be back. We only hope the Inn stays affordable and so consistent in its quality. Already looking forward to next year.

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Dear Kristen S, Thank you for sharing this thoughtful review! I am beyond excited to hear your compliments, and I have shared your review with the entire staff. We are looking forward to your stay next year and exceeding this year’s wonderful review of the Inn at the Cove. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 30 June 2016

My family has been coming here for 5 years now, every summer. In the last couple of years it has changed ownership. It is a great place to stay, great views, close to everything in town and a simple place to stay. Kids enjoy the pool and I enjoy the great views. No frills, simple hotel. Clean and friendly staff.

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Dear Christina S, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post such a nice review about your recent visit to the Inn at the Cove. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and it is so rewarding to hear we did so with your stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed all of the wonderful amenities in...

Atascadero
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Had a full ocean view room... lovely. Comfortable room, cozy bed, breathtakig view and a nice ful breakfast too. Wwe have stayed in several hotels in Pismo Beach. This one has one of the finest views. The rooms are clean, nicely furnished and the staff is friendly.

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Dear Nancy G, Thank you for your recent stay and review of the Inn at the Cove. We are delighted to hear that you loved your stay and enjoyed our wonderful views. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and we are happy to hear we did so with you. We look forward to welcoming you back when...

Fallbrook, California
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Most all rooms front right on the ocean cliff. The views are spectacular and you can hear the crashing waves while you sleep......The Inn is very clean, and bedding, towels, etc. are fine. The Inn provides a simple buffet breakfast with the room. The Inn is at the quieter north end of town so noise is not a problem as...

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Dear miligold1, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your kind comments on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tranquil setting of our property and it's a great to hear that you were able to fall asleep to the sound of the crashing waves. We look forward to welcoming you back in the...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This hotel overlooks a stunning cove. Our rooms was very spacious and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The pool was heated which made it very nice, as it was a little chilly. Stayed overnight, wish we could have stayed longer, will have to return.

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Dear thechameleone, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and stunning views our hotel offers. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel the next time you are traveling through California. Sincerely,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • 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: $293 - $587 (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 is the way to go”
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549debbyj, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best views and privacy from ocean front kings.”
SylviaTim, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Incredible views!!!”
Debelizabeth, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors are quieter. But you can hear everyone's conversations on the balcony.”
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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.”
psuedotraveler, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
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