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“Loved the owners and the rooms” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shell Beach Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shell Beach
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London
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66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Loved the owners and the rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights based on good recommendations from Tripadvisor reviewers - and they were right! The couple who run the place are very friendly, the rooms are lovely and very close to the sea. We even went for a swim in their little pool (though it was a little chilly in April!).

Their recommendations on places to go and places to eat are also well worth listening too.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gemsybob
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Thank you for the wonderful night in the "small room - especially recommended for couples"

Just found the cute motel by accident and we really enjoyed spening one night in this Motel.
It is way different to the big " motel chains" you can find everywhere. Here you get the feeling you are somewhere "special" and very welcome. Just a coulpe of minutes and you have a great view over the ocean and we actually had the chance to see some orcas there!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leila L
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visalia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

this was a wonderful experience staying here . i took my elderly parents and i was on a business trip . so the owners placed us in a room next to the office . he even helped my mother get into the car . they told us about great places to eat that were close by . . they went above and beyond any other hotel i have ever stayed at there . its a cottage feeling , charming and relaxing . a BIG THANK YOU

for a great place to stay and at a wonderful price . you have to try this place .its walking distance to the beach and ed will tell you all the great places to go and see.ITS A MUST TRY!!!!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank barbarafayterry
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dorset
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

Stumbled across shell beach inn what a great little motel
Ed & Jannie are so helpful read all good reports whilst in room yes it's that good
Thank you very much

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DorsetBeefy
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Leuven, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

There is a lot of accomodation in the Pismo Beach area, but it is hard to find one with such a personal touch as the Shell Beach Inn. Ed & Janine, the owners, are very welcoming and gave us usefull information about activities and sights. We really loved our room (room number 9!), nicely decorated, the kingsize bed was very comfortable, there was a fridge, television, microwave. We stayed in many hotels these last months on our world trip, but this place really felt like home. After our little stay at the Shell Beach Inn, we continued our planned journey, but after visiting San Fransisco, we decided to go back to the Shell Beach Inn for a few more days of real relaxation. This is a hidden gem and if you are tired of staying in the hotel chains, we definitely recommend the Shell Beach Inn with its beautiful neon sign.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank An_Gert
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Additional Information about Shell Beach Inn

Property: Shell Beach Inn
Address: 653 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-2050
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Shell Beach
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shell Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2 star — Shell Beach Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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