I loved my stay at the Tides Inn. The staff were genuinely friendly and helpful. The location was perfect - right on the edge of the ocean and it felt like the edge of the world. From the hotel I could easily go down to the beach and walk around the tide pools or take a short stroll down the street to other spots for seal watching or just a bit further for a longer walk on a secluded beach.
The best part was sleeping with the window open just enough so that I could hear the sound of the waves all night.
My one caution is about the town, not the hotel, that the food options are extremely limited. The hotel's website warned clearly of what to expect from the drive in, but I wish I had been a little better prepared for the lack of dinner choices - only one restaurant in town was open each night I was there. The room had a microwave and fridge, and there are two shops in walking distance that had small food supplies, but I just wish I had planned for this a bit better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove is Northern California's own little piece of paradise. We are on the ocean; every room with an unbelievably beautiful ocean view. You can sit outside, watch the whales go by and catch a glimpse of the moms and their babies. We have a family of sea otters right outside your door; sometimes they appear to be playing just for you. The tide pools below are choke-full of sea life. Everywhere you look, there is the framing of a beautiful photograph. Bring your camera, binoculars, and a good book and relax with the surf pounding on the beach below you. We have deluxe standard rooms and one bedroom suites, some with fully appointed kitchens. All of our beds are triple-sheeted with plenty of pillows. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Tides Inn Of Shelter Cove Hotel Shelter Cove