Inn at the Cove

Inn at the Cove

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Ocean view from our bed
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4.5
#1 of 31 hotels in Pismo Beach
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Visit Pismo Beach, and enjoy the hotel's beautiful grounds, outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi, newly remodeled guest rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, beach access to a private cove, 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)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Bathrobes
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

2651 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2100
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 45 out of 100
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San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
Santa Maria Public Airport
33.2 km
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Jennifer W wrote a review Oct 2020
8 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Inn at the Cove far exceeded my expectations and receives my highest recommendation.

I also recommend splurging and booking a room with a full ocean view. You won’t regret it! I never grew tired of opening my door and listening to the water or watching the birds fly by. The hotel provides binoculars in every room which would be amazing during whale watching season too.

The room was elegantly furnished and immensely comfortable. I stayed for five days. Due to COVID-19, the rooms are not cleaned daily which I appreciate, and yet the Inn has made requesting new amenities such as towels or shampoo as simple as sending a text message. New supplies are immediately delivered upon request.

The landscaping is stunning. There is a private beach that I walked to each evening to enjoy the sunset, although there are also small groupings of chairs and two person swings set up throughout the property to give everyone their own peaceful place to enjoy the views quietly.

You are a nice walk or short drive away from Pismo Pier. I did both. The Pier is probably about two miles away. Everything is exceptionally close and yet you feel isolated and tranquil. It is the perfect combination in my opinion!
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Daniel Davila, General Manager at Inn at the Cove
Responded Oct 10, 2020
Thanks so much for choosing Inn at the Cove! We are delighted to see that your visit was a pleasant one. Thanks for taking the time on providing us your glowing review . We do our very best to ensure all of our guests enjoy their time at the hotel. We hope to see you for a second visit soon! Just give us a call and we'll gladly assist. Sincerely, Daniel A Davila General Manager Inn at the Cove
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Sarmin wrote a review Mar 2021
Connecticut1,543 contribution13,177 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I liked this cozy & neat hotel. Check in & check out was fast. We stayed in Oceanview king room, nice ocean view from the room & balcony. This is a non smoking hotel, cannot smoke in the balcony, they have designated smoking areas. The room & bathroom was very clean, bed & pillows were comfortable. The complementary breakfast was better than other hotels that give muffin, apple & juice in a packet. They had boiled eggs, cereals, breads, bagels, jam, jelly, cream cheese, butter, fruits, juices, coffee machine etc. we enjoyed walking around and the view is amazing, many opportunities to take nice photos. I recommend this hotel & will come back.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Davila, General Manager at Inn at the Cove
Responded Mar 13, 2021
Thanks so much for joining us! All of us at the hotel are so happy to have earned your 5 star review. It's great to see that you enjoyed the hotels convenient location, friendly staff and amenities. All of us hope to see you next time you're in Pismo Beach! Give us a call and we will gladly assist with your reservations. Sincerely, Daniel A Davila General Manager Inn at the Cove
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Megan L wrote a review Oct 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is great, for a number of reasons. First, it is super pet friendly. We stayed here for 4 nights with our two dogs. The rooms have been nicely renovated and BIG, plenty of room for all of us. It is quiet, since it’s not located right in the middle of Pismo. It’s a short walk to fun restaurants in Shell Beach, and it’s walkable to Pismo as well. Even though their breakfast has been reduced due to COVID restrictions, there was still a great selection to choose from and we were very satisfied. When we went, they were limiting room cleanings, but the staff was very prompt to respond to any needs we had including new linens and towels. The text feature they have for communication makes it really easy! I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone, whether you have pets or not. It is an incredible value for the price!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Davila, General Manager at Inn at the Cove
Responded Oct 17, 2020
Thank you very much for joining us! It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we appreciate the 5 star review! We always love to see that our guests enjoyed the hotels amenities. We look forward to welcoming you and your pets back in the future. Just give us a call and we will gladly assist with your travel plans. Sincerely, Daniel A Davila General Manager Inn at the Cove
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markofsangab wrote a review Nov 2020
San Gabriel, California4 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I spent a wonderful 5 days at Inn at the Cove. Kind, efficient, friendly, helpful staff throughout. This is how a hotel/motel should be run! The room we stayed in was beautiful and well maintained. While sitting on our balcony enjoying breakfast one morning we could see a maid cleaning one of the rooms below us. She disinfected all the balcony furniture and railing. Every inch!
I am OCD and took interest in the length of time they took to clean each room after guests checked out. It was lengthy and impressive. I could go on and on but I need to get back to work. We will be back.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Daniel Davila, General Manager at Inn at the Cove
Responded Nov 22, 2020
Thanks so much for joining us at Inn at the Cove! It's a pleasure to have had you as our guest and we certainly appreciate the kind words. All of us at the hotel are happy to see that you'll be joining us in the future. We look forward to assisting with your reservations and welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Daniel A Davila General Manager Inn at the Cove
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bb1769 wrote a review Oct 2020
Apple Valley, California65 contributions64 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros: fantastic views right on the cliff overlooking the ocean, with access to beach if you don't mind the hike down the stairs.

Cons: (1) we did not realize that this is a two-story hotel, and that upstairs rooms are (somehow) reserved separately. Sound insulation overhead is minimal, so we heard the people upstairs all day and all night, keeping us awake. Staff said they could not move us upstairs after the first night, so we obtained earplugs. I cannot recommend this hotel unless you can be assured of an upstairs room.

(2) we booked this hotel with the understanding they had an electric vehicle charger; I even confirmed this verbally on a phone call to the hotel. However, when we arrived we discovered the charger does not work (specifically the level 2 J-1772 charger; the separate Tesla charge does apparently work). Staff appeared unconcerned when I explained the problem, just saying to the effect, "gee, I guess we should get it repaired."

(3) breakfast is decent but nothing special. Some hard-boiled eggs, packaged biscuits, little packaged cereal bowls, premade waffles. Minimal fruit or fresh items. I realize that these days it's tough to provide fresh items, but it was disappointing.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Avoid unless you get an upstairs room
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Response from Brennan Achee, Guest Services / Front Office at Inn at the Cove
Responded Jan 22, 2024
We appreciate your feedback. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us here at Inn at the Cove in Pismo Beach! We hope that you stay with us again in the future!
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Jen wrote a review Sep 2020
Napa Valley, California1 contribution2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stellar everything, with two caveats. Beautiful property; rooms have balconies with comfortable chairs to take in the great views. Exceptionally clean, well-appointed rooms with fun amenities like binoculars to take in the ocean life, comfy robes, along with a mini fridges and wine glasses/openers to enjoy a glass of wine or two. The property has great view, cozy cliffside nooks with chairs to enjoy your morning coffee or just get a little R&R. Complimentary breakfasts to-go accommodating COVID requirements. Also, no concerns about COVID from us given the precautions staff took, outside access to rooms and how clean the rooms actually were — also, no carpets in the rooms which we considered a bonus to ensure it’s cleanliness. The staff were great, as well.

The downsides (for us): First, the beds were overly firm — we were expecting a cozy, soft bed to go along with all the other great amenities, and unfortunately that just wasn’t the case. If you like firm beds, you’d probably not mind, but for us it just wasn’t great. Next, the doors to the rooms didn’t seal well and let in noise and light. You could hear the traffic from the highway and people walking and talking outside. If the hotel could upgrade their room doors that would help the issue a lot. We ran the fan on the a/c unit to drown out the noise while we slept, so that worked for us.

Overall, we’d definitely book here again and rate our stay as “very good.” If the beds and doors were upgraded, It would be perfect!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Daniel Davila, General Manager at Inn at the Cove
Responded Sep 20, 2020
Thank you for your valuable feedback. We will certainly use this information to make your next stay even more enjoyable. Your kind words regarding our guest room cleanliness, and the rest of the team is certainly appreciated and will be shared. All of us at Inn at the Cove hope to welcome you again soon for future visits. Sincerely, Daniel A Davila General Manager Inn at the Cove
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Briannelson69 wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I could go on and on about how beautiful the property is, how great the room is, the value of what you get for the price but what sets this hotel apart is the customer service. Since we arrived we have been treated with nothing but genuine kindness. Upon arrival both Daniel and Danielle were very kind and professional. We were greeted with a glass of Wine and they even took a picture of our Pomeranian which they posted on their lobby wall of Guest's pet's. The next day Cynthia and Cherrie greeted us in the office with complimentary Mimosas that were bottomless (very nice touch). The complimentary breakfast goes beyond the standard Continental breakfast that other hotels offer. If you are staying anywhere in the Pismo Beach area you owe it to yourself to stay at Inn at the Cove.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Daniel D, General Manager at Inn at the Cove
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to share about your entire experience with Inn at the Cove! It is heartwarming to know that you were pleased with the service provided by all of our team members. All of us at the hotel do our best to be helpful. We certainly appreciate the kind words and recognition. We do hope to welcome you back, and our (VIP) very important pet. Just give us a call when you're planning to return. Daniel A Davila Inn at the Cove General Manager
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Andpandi wrote a review Jun 2020
8 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our 2nd stay at inn at the cove, and we will be back! With every room having an ocean front view, you can’t go wrong.... additionally if you book early enough the rates are very affordable! The front desk attendants knew my husband and I by name after the first meeting, every request we had was quickly handled. The rooms are clean and have fantastic patios to enjoy the amazing view. Additionally there is a fantastic beach cove that makes you feel like you have the whole beach to yourself! Love this place!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Daniel D, General Manager at Inn at the Cove
Responded Jun 21, 2020
Thank you very much for joining us! It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we appreciate the 5 star review! We always love to see that our guests enjoyed the hotels amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Just give us a call and we will gladly assist with your travel plans. Daniel A Davila General Manager Inn at the Cove
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Kspahl wrote a review Oct 2020
Fort Collins, Colorado52 contributions44 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved loved this room and property. Customer service was unmatched.I wish it was slightly more of a resort as in I wanted a bar/ restaurant on property and maybe a larger pool. The rooms were gorgeous. The view was unmatched. The balconies are very nice. I especially loved the reclining chairs overlooking the ocean. Recommendations to hotel to match the beauty and customer service level of the location is better toiletries they felt very cheap, better towels, maybe some loungers set up at the beach?
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Daniel Davila, General Manager at Inn at the Cove
Responded Nov 1, 2020
Thanks so much for joining us and for sharing about your 5 star experience at Inn at the Cove! All of us, are delighted to see that you found your ideal weekend getaway location! We are working to grow and improve the food and beverage offerings at the hotel. Please do let us know when you're coming back to the area. We will gladly assist with your travel plans. Sincerely, Daniel A Davila General Manager Inn at the Cove
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drmader wrote a review Jun 2020
Orinda, California2,921 contributions536 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Private beach and gorgeous views...fresh and clean room
W hardwood floors. I would give housekeeping c+ maybe a b - wanted the bathroom
A little more sparkly.. it’s a hike
Back up from
Beach up flights of stairs which is good because after sitting for hours you need a Calorie burn. It’s a rocky and kelp type beach...and the hotel
Would be more of a motor inn very close to highway so loud, small lobby, but you can grab cold drinks from them to take to beach, little breakfast bar area in morning. It’s foggy here and not in town which would be the drawbacks . Probably quieter for same reasons. We enjoyed the downtown -great ice cream and dining and surf shops and spent our time going there and slo and outlets by car. We did sit at the cove beach a few days and down in Pismo which was way more crowded the Other . Pool not open yet. I would stay here again for sure, but may try a downtown hotel such as inn at the pier next time
To see if we like staying where action is. Pismo is preferable to Avila for the beach and shops and dining. There is a bird feces smell when you sit on the Adirondacks on point
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Daniel D, General Manager at Inn at the Cove
Responded Jun 6, 2020
Thanks so very much for joining us! We appreciate your detailed review of the hotels service, location and relaxing atmosphere. All of us at Inn at the Cove are delighted to see that you plan to return! Just give us a call and we'll gladly assist with your travel plans. Daniel A Davila General Manager Inn at the Cove
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Answer from Daniel D
Hi, unfortunately we don't have a bike rental on property.
Answer from SeaCrest
Pismo Beach, California9 contributions
Hello, dogs are allowed on the lawn, OceanFront Terrace, SeaMist Terrace, and RoofTop Terrace. Dogs are not allowed in the pool area or allowed to be left alone in guestrooms. Dogs are allowed on the beach when leashed.
Answer from SeaCrest
Pismo Beach, California9 contributions
Hello Deborah, it is true that some hotels in Pismo Beach are affected by the smell of the birds but or hotel is not close enough to the birds that it is an issue.
misabugli asked a question May 2019
Fresno, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
Is there direct access to the beach, or is the path still under construction?
Answer from CARYN S
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
In Feb 2019, there was a wide staircase down to a cove of a beach that was open.
luvNY94 asked a question May 2018
California212 contributions103 helpful votes
Is there a daily “resort fee” or “facilities fee”?
Answer from SPEXX
Esher, United Kingdom101 contributions93 helpful votes
No, I don’t believe there was anything like that to pay
Frank McC wrote a tip Yesterday
Calgary, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Went in early May so was there just Off Season and it was not too crowded."
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schwakes wrote a tip Mar 2024
Nipomo, California136 contributions235 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try out the swings and outside fire oits."
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pixelman1 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Santa Clarita, California1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a nice picturesque cove adjacent to the property."
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IAM576 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Tucson, Arizona289 contributions107 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
" We liked second story room, easy to enter from parking lot. "
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Yo-Go-Girl wrote a tip Dec 2023
Fremont, California38 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free wine pouring everyday at 4pm. ❤️❤️❤️"
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PRICE RANGE
₱12,587 - ₱24,536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western plus shelter cove hotel pismo beach, best western shelter cove hotel, best western pismo beach, pismo beach best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BEST WESTERN PLUS Shelter Cove Lodge
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyPismo Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn at the Cove
Which popular attractions are close to Inn at the Cove?
Nearby attractions include Dinosaur Caves Park (0.5 km) and Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn at the Cove?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Inn at the Cove?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Inn at the Cove?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn at the Cove?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn at the Cove?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zorro's Cafe & Cantina, Ventana Grill, and F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Inn at the Cove?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Inn at the Cove located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.04 km away from the centre of Pismo Beach.
Are pets allowed at Inn at the Cove?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Inn at the Cove?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn at the Cove?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Price Anniversary House - Price Historical Park (2.8 km).
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