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Reviewed 27 May 2015

Fantastic. The owners go out of their way to make everything great.
A short walk to the beach. Facility provides everything you need for the beach.
Morning breakfast was terrific and the sweets at night were exceptional too.
Have been there twice and will go back again.

Room Tip: any room will be outstanding
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

I can't say enough good things about the Pelican Cove Inn. The location is superb; Carlsbad Village is a very short walk away, as is Carlsbad State Beach. As others have already said, Nancy is a fantastic host and immediately makes you feel at home. The property itself is beautiful, clean, and quiet. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Carlsbad.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled solo
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Thank C L
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

I can't say enough good things. Nancy is the perfect host. Everything you need for a beach getaway is here. Carlsbad in in So Cal, but doesn't feel like So. Cal (much quieter). Rooms are clean, comfortable, and everything smells wonderful. Will DEFINITELY be back.

Room Tip: I liked our room because it had so many windows!
  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank jbrannellyjr
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

just returned from 3 days in carlsbad at the pelican cove inn. one word, wonderful...have been going to carlsbad for decades. usually stay in beachfront properties. my wife and i decided to try the pelican cove inn. had walked by it on numerous occasions. only a stones throw form beach access. i will begin with the inn itself. rooms are perfect...super clean, private if you want to be, many available items for your use. [bbq,,.fire pit.. beach chairs... refrigerator..patio dining area...roof deck view /sitting area and more.] the rooms are airy and bright. was given a complete tour to help my room decision making in the future.[we will be going back.]. quiet grounds with access to beach and village a very short walk. the breakfast was cooked specifically for you when you arrived in the salon to eat. great recipes. not ordinary breakfast fair. not to be overlooked are the innkeepers themselves. nancy was our hostess and she was superb. friendly, informative and a joy to be around. her husband chris was friendly also and was seen working the grounds. the overall vibe was overwhelmingly welcoming. to top off the pleasure of our trip the price was moderate to say the least. a super bargain. our experience there was profound. again we are regular travelers to the carlsbad area and the pelican cove in is now a part of our plans there. if you like low key, comfortable atmosphere this is the place. thank you nancy and cris for a memorable time. see you again soon.

Room Tip: we stayed in the laguna room. great natural light and tradewinds. in back so more private with a great patio area on level. with a common area above and below. perfect. there are larger room available. we will try those also. call and talk to nancy, she will be your #1 advocate in room selection.
  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank michael m
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

My sister and I stayed one night at the Pelican Cove Inn and wished we had more time to spend there. I stayed in the Laguna Room and my sister stayed in the Newport. Both rooms were beautifully decorated and so comfortable with every detail taken care of. Nancy, the innkeeper, was so friendly and helpful with advise on the town and restaurants.

The location of the Inn is perfect---just 2 short blocks from the ocean and 3 from all the shops. The Inn gets an A+ on all scores.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Susan J
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