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Reviewed 14 July 2016

The good: This was a long weekend getaway for my wife's birthday. We wanted a place with fantastic views where we could be with our golden retriever. The place that we usually stay in Pismo was already sold out, so Tripadvisor to the rescue! When we arrived in the late afternoon, the weather was perfect. We were greeted by a...

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Dear javahound, Thank you taking the time to write such a detailed review of your stay at the Inn at the Cove on TripAdvisor! We are pleased you and your wife were able to enjoy all of our local wildlife and allowed us to share in such a special occasion. It sounds like everyone, including your golden retriever, enjoyed the...

Sarasota
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great pool and even better, large hot tub. Great room with balcony on the water. Close to great restaurants. Really enjoyed the property and the staff. Free breakfast the next morning was a nice surprise.

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Dear timbeks, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor in regards to your recent stay at the Inn at the Cove! I am glad that you found our pool and hot tub so relaxing as our goal is to give our guests a one of a kind relaxing and enjoyable experience. We hope to see...

Greenwood, United States
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Stopped in Pismo Beach on way from LOs Angeles to San Francisco. Nice hotel. Beach is a short drive to town. Like the binoculars in the rooms so we could look out for sea life. Rooms all face ocean and are very large.

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Dear Jennifer E, We appreciate you staying with the Inn at the Cove while visiting California. We are a wonderful stopping point on the PCH because as you experienced we offer great views of the ocean and the active wildlife. We hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager

Mission Viejo
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Awesome ocean view. This is our third time staying here would love to do it more but a little bit pricey in summer months. You should offer bigger discounts when not fully booked and looking at the parking lot there were still many rooms available the night we stayed. everything else is outstanding including the breakfast offers. The bed was...

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Dear garywV4410MC, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your continued patronage with the Inn at the Cove. We invite you to sign up online to receive our newsletter and specials, as rates do vary greatly depending on time of the year and day of the week. We have some great fall specials coming up...

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Hotel situated just off the 101. Greeted by Matt at reception who was very welcoming offering us a glass of wine, so needed after a long day/drive. Situated in an amazing location, binoculars provided for that amazing view of the ocean. Saw dolphins one morning! Continental breakfast with good selection of juice, coffee, cereal, make yr own waffles, breads, pastries,...

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Dear Sarah C, Thank you for such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor about your stay at the Inn at the Cove. You cannot go wrong with a warm welcome and a glass of local wine at check in! We are so happy to hear that you loved everything about this hotel and we cannot wait to welcome you back soon....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We were not sure when we arrived as there is a very busy road just opposite. However, we went into our room and opened the balcony and all we could hear was the sea and the gulls. It was so relaxing and the views are just wonderful. I also loved the pool area, which never felt crowded or noisy. The...

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Dear Smultronpod, This review just made my day! Thank you for taking the time to review the Inn at the Cove and for share these kind remarks. Our goal is for guests to feel comfortable and at home during their time here, so I am very glad to hear you experience this. We hope to welcome you back for a...

Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed as a family! Smaller isolated hotel ... foot traffic outside room was little to none, easy to get from parking lot to room, breakfast area and to pool. View from 2nd flr great - utilize binos or bring spotting scope. Dolphins-Sea Otters- and more. Going down to beach wear sneakers and go slow last few steps tricky...enjoyed mornings at...

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Dear Juis L, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are delighted that you experienced so many of the wonderful things that Pismo Beach and the Inn at the Cove have to offer. We appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you again when you travels return you...

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our short stay at the cove and will be back again. we got a great deal on trip advisor and we would have stayed an extra night but our room would have been $300 a night. Book ahead of time and enjoy the heated pool overlooking the ocean. Lots of great views, clean rooms, great breakfast, and...

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Hello! Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review of your stay at the Inn at the Cove. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we cannot wait to welcome you back to stay with us again. Sincerely, Amber Smith Assistant General Manager

San Jose
Reviewed 7 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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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...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • 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: $211 - $505 (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.”
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“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”
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