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Shell Beach Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here for an overnight on our road trip through Central and SoCal. If you're looking for a resort-type atmosphere, this is not it. But if you want clean, affordable accommodations with easy access on and off the highway, this place is perfect. The walk down to Dinosaur Caves Park is lovely. Look out for otters!

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Fresno, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

went to the Pismo Beach area for a long weekend. checked out several hotels and found the Shell Beach Inn, rate was reasonable, reviews were good, so decided to give them a try. stayed in room 9, which is an end room, so have more windows and could even see the ocean. the owners live on site so if you...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this inn! The outside gives the vibe of a motel, but the inside and the service feels more like a bed and breakfast. The manager was extremely nice and informative. He was so nice we joked that he could be a character in a Hallmark movie. Each room has it's own theme. The rooms were so clean and...

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We have spent 2 weeks on a PCH road trip and this is by far the best place we stayed. Spotlessly clean, a lovely room, ample free parking and an all round really nice friendly vibe. 5 mins in an uber from Pismo Beach and so easy to find being straight off Highway 1. James creates a very friendly atmosphere...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Small hotel good value & clean. Typical seaside hotel, visited here after LA & the free parking was refreshing after the exorbitant prices paid there. Hosts were helpful & an excellent recommendation from them to go to Zorro's (Mexican two blocks north) to eat, very good food.

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Castaic, California
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Okay the highway sign could use some work, but the rest is wonderful! Our room was neat and clean. Fresh paint, nice TV. The managers are wonderful and they love animals. The pool was crystal clear. Parking right outside our door. They are constantly working to keep the plants neat and trimmed. We wish we could have stayed longer. And...

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Santa Monica, CA
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I write this under my wife's login as we both went through this dilemma together. My wife and I stayed at the Shell Beach Inn about six years ago, and the place was fine. This is one of the main reasons we booked a three night stay in early March for business and pleasure. We arrived around 3:45 PM on...

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

Every picture tells a story... and every story has two sides. A picture painted by an artist is beautiful, while a picture painted by a scam artist only shows the ugly side of deceit. This libelous claim was very harmful & hurtful to us... false accusations of catastrophic insect infestations including mosquitos, bed bugs, and other insects fabricated for the...

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great hotel and has recently had the rooms renovated and they are lovely. So close to the beach and all the sights. Have a lovely fruit flan each and I was given a rose which was a lovely extra touch. The owner was very welcoming. Beds were very comfortable and the room has everything you need. Heat lamps in the...

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

Another perfect review... we continue to work on our guest rooms daily; a clean & fresh room is always a big part of our daily intentions and goals for the Inn. The wonderful "Fruit Tarts" are not part of our normal package, however we are from the school of thought that "... it is better to give than receive." Again...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Shell Beach Inn. Location was perfect, management was great, and the cottage room was comfortable, clean, and decorated in such a way, that we felt very relaxed. Only a minor consideration, however, is that our room was near the street, and in the morning we heard traffic. But not in the evening, as...

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

Affordable and Comfortable for most travelers has become a sought out norm... Shell Beach Inn keeps its prices far below the Shell Beach mainstay; Our little Pearl (10 units) is priced low enough that our guests actually have money left over for good dinning and entertainment. When we consider comfort we think of home; SBI has become many travelers Central...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first stay at the Shell Beach Inn. It is now the only place we will go to. Super cute and located in the perfect place. Can easily walk to the beach and to local restaurants. James and Kendra (Managers) are some of the nicest folks around. They made our stay so memorable. They have put a lot...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All ten guest rooms at the Shell Beach Inn are individually decorated with touches from the California coast and make this quaint little getaway a cozy stopover for the weary traveler or a comfortable home base for sightseeing vacationers. The Shell Beach Inn features an outdoor seasonally heated swimming pool and free parking. And...yes we are pet friendly! ... more   less 

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: $128 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shell Beach Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
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“ask for room #9”
nascardonna, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Any room, we like the king-sized bed rooms”
499renev, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room #3, or behind the pool”
537gingerb, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Probably the lower level at the end of the pool. Freeway noise could be muffled.”
52brandonw, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Depends on the size you want..but all rooms seem fine.”
BlumaFelix, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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