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The Inn at the Cove

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With sweeping panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, The Inn at the Cove is the ideal destination for a retreat for real life. Escape your every day in our tranquil, oceanfront setting, and enjoy the hotel's beautiful grounds, outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi, newly remodeled guest rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, Tesla Electric Car charging stations, free Wi-Fi, and unbeatable proximity to the Central Coast's famous wine country and attractions.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Lagoon View
Great View
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Fantastic check in with a kind, excellent staff person who never hesitated when realizing our dates were confused. She took it in stride and made it work for our family. The room was wonderful. The little pull out couch has springs that hurt but main bed is very comfortable.
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This hotel is great for a weekend either with the family or just your partner. The views are fantastic, the location is great, breakfast is the typical hot/cold buffet (nothing special), the rooms are great and the pool area and swings also have the same amazing view. and the
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Response from MartinResorts, Front Office Manager at The Inn at the Cove
Responded yesterday
Dear Chamo D: Thanks for the great review! We can't get enough of that view! I am very happy you got to enjoy it! And, you found the Cove, definitely the cherry on top! Please come see us again when your travels bring you back to Pismo Beach! Best Wishes, Matt Classen - Guest Service Manager
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If you can visit this hotel in the off-season, it’s a great deal. Beautiful ocean views, good service and comfortable/updated rooms. The only improvement that could be made is the breakfast options - the eggs and sausage were some of the worst I’ve ever had. If they can improve
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Response from MartinResorts, Front Office Manager at The Inn at the Cove
Responded 2 days ago
Dear TFresh84: Thank you for taking the time to place a review. I will pass on your comments about the breakfast. We do pride ourselves on the excellent views and fantastic service. I'm glad we were able to provide a good stay for you. Please come see us again. Best Regards, Matt Classen - Guest Service Manager
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Went for a couple nights getaway and weren't disappointed. The room (dog friendly king) was beautiful and clean, and the view from deck is just what we needed. There's a little dog potty area right next to the dog friendly rooms wing. Included breakfast was decent, nothing
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Response from MartinResorts, Front Office Manager at The Inn at the Cove
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Roam28489508797: I'm glad to hear that you and your furry friend enjoyed your stay with us. We like to take good care of our four legged guests as well as our 2 legged ones! We do hope to see you again, when your travels bring you to Pismo Beach. Best Wishes, Matt Classen - Guest Service Manager
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Loved having this full ocean view room that was completely wheelchair accessible. Most hotels locate their handicapped rooms near the back of properties or parking lots. This hotel was beautifully decorated, the breakfast offered healthy and delicious choices and the grounds
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Response from MartinResorts, Front Office Manager at The Inn at the Cove
Responded 2 days ago
Dear 22trvl: Thank you so much for the excellent review! We don't always get feedback on the handicapped rooms that often, and I am really happy to hear that they are one of the best you've experienced. Having that ocean view makes all the difference. We look forward to your next visit. Best Wishes, Matt Classen - Guest Service Manager
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Sunset @ Pismo
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Another view from the trail
No, I don’t believe there was anything like that to pay
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Our room was easily accessible from the parking and had a great view. I believe that was Room 412 or 421, maybe. Anyway, there are two levels of guest rooms: those direct from parking lot which is upstairs, and another level below. The pool and lounge areas are on the lower level, but I believe there is an elevator.
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Sorry I don’t know. Best to check directly with the hotel.
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The ocean front rooms have amazing 180 degree views of the ocean. The other rooms have at least a partial view of the ocean.
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The beach area below the Inn is accessed by a short but steep trail. I have seen many families at this beach. If the children are very young I would recommend the main beach at Pismo. It is just a brief drive away and is long an flat.
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"Bring some wine to watch the sunset from your deck. "
"Ask for upper floor to get the full ocean view."
"Pay the extra $ for the room with an ocean view. "
"Upper rooms, ocean front, # 500 to 700's"
"We booked the room on the website and got a huge discount for a last minute trip!"
USD 153 - USD 382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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