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The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Shelter Cove is off the beaten path and it is a great place to get away from it all. I would suggest taking the suite because there is a kitchen and the room is a bit bigger. The Pacific is right outside and you can see whales and other sea life. When we were there, there was a record storm! We spent most of the time in our room, but had a wonderful time. Eric and Verna have a wide selection of movies available. You will want to bring the food you want to eat with you. There is a general store not that far away. There are not, however, very many places to eat in Shelter Cove. Fishing is very good in the area as well.

Room Tip: Take the suite--you won't be sorry.
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Having no idea what to expect we were very happy we stayed - both in the village [Shelter Cove - where the only restaurant was closed] and the Tides Inn (with no catering facilities whatsoever). But there is an excellent pizza shop 2 minutes away (car) in the village which served us just as well (which we consumed in our room as we watched the waves roll in before us). So treat the trip as an adventure. Your room is approximately 30 feet from the sea. We saw a sea otter within 10 minutes of our arrival. Seals aplenty. The room was clean and comfortable - perhaps, if you are used to top-end luxury (we do both), you may find it slightly "dated" - but we thoroughly enjoyed the room, the experience, the hotel, the sweet lady manager, the location and the village. The drive down to Shelter Cove (which is on the Lost Coast) is through the heavily forested King Range and is an experience in itself. The coast along here represents a major environmental wildlife reserve.

Room Tip: All rooms face the sea.
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Verna K, Manager at The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, think of us again on your next getaway. .

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Four of us shared a one-bedroom suite. Plenty of space, a big kitchen, and a balcony directly on the water. Easy walk to the fishing dock, and a pleasant walk to the other inns and restaurants. Very helpful managers and staff. Minor nit-picks: The room wifi was out during our visit, so we used their office; but we're assured they will fix that very soon. The onsite parking garage is convenient, but has small spaces; you can park on the street if you have a large vehicle.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Verna K, Manager at The Tides Inn of Shelter Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again. The Wifi problem has been fixed since your visit
Thanks The Tides Inn

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Reviewed 5 May 2016

You come here for the views, the ocean, the beach and the rocks and if you wish to hike inland, forest. The hotel is in a perfect location, a child could throw a stone into the surfline from the balcony. The surf rages, crashes, and an otter makes its presence known passing through. We stayed in minisuite 4B, upstairs with a balcony off a living room with a sofa bed and breakfast nook/dining table with chairs for 4, and a comfortable bed in the backroom. It is very clean; if you don't need a kitchen, this is the one I would suggest you get. A nice balcony lets you scope the little cove while to your right is west and the setting sun. The sliding glass and screen doors could use a little work to make them slide easily, though. WIFI works but seems slow; we were the only guests, so were the hotel full, speed may be a little issue. But then, get off the grid a little! The town is small and spread out, more of a settlement with a fishing business on the side. At this writing, there is a pizza kitchen for take out and a burger stand/fish and chips place near the put in for boats, while up the hill a short mile is a good general store. You either come prepared with food to cook in the room (if you have a kitchen) or you have pizza. They also have beer and wine, thank the lord.... I have to say, the pizza was pretty fine and the ladies who run the place were pleasant and efficient. Kudos. Drive a small distance to the Black Beach and hike along various grades of shingle, small river stones from pea size to half dollar size. You meet serious hikers coming along from yomps along the coast and being here in early May, we saw two grey whale moms and their calves working their way slowly north, easily within several hundred yards from shore as the beach falls away sharply along the surfline. Pretty sure of two otter sightings by the behavior but without binoculars, couldn't be sure. Bear tracks along the river side. It is a wild coast, no longer lost but may as well be. The Tides Inn is a very good place to set for a couple days to check out this part of our wonderful coastline.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Traveling solo, I was delighted to find the perfect place to stay on the "Lost Coast." In my opinion, this inn has the best views in Shelter Cove. From my balcony I had the breathtaking vista of the waves crashing in when it was windy. On a calm day, I could walk the beach right in front of the inn. From another window in a dining alcove I had sunset views if I didn't feel like stepping out onto the balcony. The mini-suite was very clean and comfortable, I enjoyed having a refrigerator, coffee-maker, toaster, and microwave. The bed in the separate bedroom was super comfortable. Eric and Verna were friendly and attentive hosts. I enjoyed meeting them and recommend The Tides Inn enthusiastically. I hope to return someday.

Room Tip: Mini-suite 4B is on the top floor, corner location. Bedroom is toward the back and very quiet. In my opinion, the best choice!
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled solo
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