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653 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2050
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#17 of 31 hotels in Pismo Beach
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All Ten guest rooms at the Shell Beach Inn are individually decorated in Modern Industrial design with touches from the California coast that make this quaint little getaway a cozy stopover for the weary traveler or a comfortable home base for sightseeing vacationers. The Shell Beach Inn also features an outdoor gated swimming pool, free parking, and free High Speed Internet access. We are nestled in the beautiful village area in the city of Shell Beach with a myriad of restaurants, shops, and salons within walking distance. Breathtaking Beach access is only a 5 minute stroll from us...!
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sandyenns wrote a review Jun 2022
Sacramento, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
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They have thought of everything. The beds are amazing, the pool is a delightful oasis, the towels are soft, candy and popcorn await, every little touch is thoughtfully arranged. The liquor store next door is an excellent source of Mediterranean food at night and breakfast burritos (get the bacon) in the morning. You can walk a block to an incredible view of the ocean and nesting pelicans. Quick 3 min drive to beach. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 Jun 2022
Sandy, we're so happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We hope you can come back and visit again soon!
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Amanda M wrote a review Apr 2022
Winnipeg, Canada78 contributions14 helpful votes
We loved this place. Stayed in the "suite" apartment like room. Like staying in a really nice home! Details and décor were impeccable! Clean and quiet! Beautiful warm pool! Owner was helpful and accommodating! We wish we could have stayed longer than our one night plan! If you are in the area - you should stay here! Special place!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 30 Jun 2022
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your kind words. Come visit again soon!
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fortunecookie1 wrote a review Apr 2022
Chicago17 contributions11 helpful votes
My daughter and I stayed at Shell Beach Inn for one night and really liked the Inn. Our room (double beds) was nicely decorated, had a mini fridge and had the most comfortable mattress and softest sheets (we had a great night's sleep which we needed driving 3.5 hours from L.A. that day). Although Shell Beach Inn wasn't right in Pismo Beach town, there were restaurants nearby and Pismo town was only a 2 mile drive (and we came on a Sunday night so I think all the weekend crowds left). This was a nice Inn and would stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 18 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for staying with us and for your review. We hope to see you again soon!
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JohnTmn wrote a review Mar 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota50 contributions56 helpful votes
The welcome at the Shell Beach Inn starts before you even arrive. They called us as we were driving in to check on our arrival time and gave us helpful information for our arrival in Pismo Beach/Shell Beach. Checkin was a breeze and Dave was so helpful with recommendations for food, activities and helpful information about the area to help us enjoy our stay. The room was very comfortable and well appointed. We enjoyed hanging out on the pool patio relaxing at the end of the day! We will be highly recommending the Shell Beach Inn to our friends!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 18 Jul 2022
John, Thanks for staying with us and for your thoughtful review. Your experience at the Inn is our goal. We hope you can join us again soon!
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Maya wrote a review Aug 2021
San Francisco, California52 contributions49 helpful votes
The room was very clean and had lovely decor and amenities (ice, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker). It was nice to have a desk to eat at. We got takeaway from Zorros for dinner and breakfast and it was great to have the outside table/chairs to sit out. The only downside was there was such little soundproofing between rooms that noisy guests next to us kept us up til 3 am.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Brandie B wrote a review May 2021
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We had a fabulous stay here. Would absolutely recommend!! The attention to detail is outstanding. The owners are so nice and their passion shows throughout the property. The tide pools and caves just down the road and a must see. We also loved how they have partnerships with local business to offer discounts.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so glad you liked your stay with us.!
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Julie S wrote a review Apr 2021
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We were very pleased with our stay. They were so kind, friendly and helpful. We benefited from the tips they shared for beach access and walking distance dining. Our room was inviting and clean. Beds and bedding were very comfortable. The pool area was relaxing with lots of extra details. Loved this place and the people. They have great customer service. We will definitely be coming back and soon.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paola C wrote a review Nov 2020
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We arrived at Pismo Beach late exhausted after a long trip and found this great place and Dave gave us this amazing suite. He was very nice and helpful and we liked so much that we decide to stay one night more. Is very nice spot, peaceful and great location!!!!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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alicat1 wrote a review Oct 2020
San Francisco, California81 contributions28 helpful votes
Stayed here over Labor Day weekend with my husband and two young kids. This is a cute 10-room motel with wonderfully decorated rooms, the most friendly people, and an amazing pool atmosphere. The whole place has been remodeled and we loved our room, the beds were comfortable, and they've thought of all the small touches like a candy bowl on the dresser, popcorn on the microwave, even gave us a bottle of wine upon arrival. The location is amazing too - tons of restaurants within walking distance, a huge city park/playground with expansive ocean views just a couple blocks away, tidepools at the end of the street, and Pismo Beach and Avila Beach just a couple miles away. We absolutely loved our stay here, and our kids loved the pool which turns into a fun happy hour kind of vibe in the afternoons. We'll be back for sure!!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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lindsayerin2006 wrote a review Oct 2020
Fresno, California4 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed in the suite for one night. Upon check in both myself and boyfriend were welcomed and staff (I think the owners) were so friendly and helpful. They even brought a bottle of wine by our room as we were there to celebrate boyfriend’s birthday. Such a nice touch! Room was clean and fresh. The decor was pretty and trendy. They even had a record player so we could play some music! Full kitchen made it fun to stay in and cook. The shower was great, loved that it was tall person-friendly (boyfriend is 6’4”) Bed was comfy, fireplace-style Heater made it cozy. Tv’s in every room too. The pool was heated and open late, great ambiance with fire pits and sitting areas. Location to restaurants and beautiful views was great, everything within short walk. Will definitely be staying here again!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$190 - US$246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyPismo Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shell Beach Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Shell Beach Inn?
Nearby attractions include Dinosaur Caves Park (0.4 km), Margo Dodd Park (0.7 km), and Eldwaylen Ocean Park (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shell Beach Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Shell Beach Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Shell Beach Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shell Beach Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zorro's Cafe & Cantina, Shell Beach Brewhouse, and F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shell Beach Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Shell Beach Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Pismo Beach.
Are there any historical sites close to Shell Beach Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Price Anniversary House - Price Historical Park (3.6 km).