Now that Shelter Cove has gone "pet-friendly", any peace and quiet we enjoyed in the past is...a thing of the past! This used to be our favorite "go-to" retreat, but not any more. It's just too noisy with dogs barking all the time. The natural wildlife in the area (sea gulls, rabbits, etc.) seemed to set off every dog in the place. And, of course, barking dogs set off all the other dogs! I know that there aren't really a lot of pet-friendly rooms, but there sure seemed to be a lot of dogs there (and noisy ones at that!) the two nights we were there. I love dogs as much as the next person, but this was ridiculous!
The view from each room is amazing. The rooms are spacious and the upstairs rooms have elevated ceilings, which add to the illusion of spaciousness. Also, the continental breakfast is nice. I like their new pancake machine!
We requested a specific room (our favorite) when we made reservations five months in advance. I was told at the time of booking that the request would be noted but could not be guaranteed. Fair enough. I called back a month before our visit to make sure the request had been noted and was assured that it had been, but was again reminded that it was not guaranteed. Upon check-in, we were told that we couldn't have the room because it was now "pet-friendly" and was needed for the second night of our visit. REALLY? Why wasn't I told that when I called in June?
The great thing about Pismo Beach is that there are MANY hotel options available. I guess it's time to shop around!
- 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
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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