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The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn

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26 Seal Ct, Shelter Cove, CA 95589-9155
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#2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Shelter Cove
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The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn is located on the northern California Lost Coast, Shelter Cove California. Relax and recharge in our newly renovated oceanfront lodging rooms and suites. Captain's Quarters offer Jacuzzi tubs with views of the surf. Oceanfront Inn is steps away from tide pools, fishing, boating, surfing and hiking. New flat screen TVs and free wi-fi keep you connected to civilization if you want to be. Or get away from it all and immerse yourself in the unparalleled natural beauty of the area.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Beach
Badminton
Free airport transportation
Foot massage
Electric vehicle charging station
Street parking
Wifi
Fitness classes
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Hiking
Snorkelling
Fishing
Karaoke
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Private beach
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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paul m wrote a review Jun 2022
Coventry, Connecticut9 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a wonderful place for a short getaway. Shelter Cove is an isolated area that requires a difficult drive, however the end result is worth it. The innkeepers were very accommodating. We went to bed hearing the waves crashing and woke up to the sound of seals barking.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: all rooms are oceanview
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Michael P wrote a review Jun 2022
Mason, Ohio267 contributions72 helpful votes
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Incredible place!!! We were nervous after reading some negative reviews and the warnings about the drive to get to Shelter Cove, but decided to give it a shot. Figured worst case it would be a Scooby Doo type adventure. I give this place “Zero Ghosts”. Some commented / complained that the front desk wasn’t staffed and keys were left out for you. True, but it worked wonderfully. And when we wanted to get a couple more coffee pods, a ring of the bell and we had them super quick. Room was beautiful and well appointed. Yes, the sliding door and screen were a little hard to open, but WOW what a view once outside! Restaurant options may be fewer, but we loved the places we stopped at. As for the road to get there, I imagined far worse! Glad we arrived in the daylight, and it was twisty turny, but not as difficult as the road to Yosemite. Only stayed one night, but can picture staying more and really relaxing!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take your time on the road getting here.
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John D wrote a review May 2022
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Great customer service! Donna and Jen were amazing. The views from the room are outstanding. The room was very nicely decorated, and clean. Microwave, mini fridge and Keurig were all clean and worked great. Flatscreen with Dish network for entertainment (when you are not gazing at the surf or walking on the beach). WiFi signal was solid and modern electrical connections in the night stands with AC plugs and USB charging built in. The hotel is decorated with lots of flowers and plants. The hotel directory in the room has everything you need for a great stay. Restaurant menus, maps and tide schedules.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sue K wrote a review May 2022
Laguna Woods, California593 contributions189 helpful votes
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Amazing location, mesmerizing views, tide pools and wildlife everywhere. Bring binoculars to view elephant seal colony, whales and sharks stalking prey. Dramatic! Limited food options so we appreciated kitchenette. We loved our room 21. Helpful and knowledgeable innkeeper. Shelter Cove definitely worth effort of the drive. So much scenery to take in
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of inn parking, Pick 2nd or 3rd floor. Stay at least two nights to enjoy the unique village.
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Response from Donna Turner, Innkeeper at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn
Responded 20 May 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope you come back soon.
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YANKEEBRIT wrote a review May 2022
Akron, Ohio97 contributions90 helpful votes
Wonderful location right on the ocean - fell asleep to the sound of the waves. Exceptionally clean and comfortable room with great sea views. Donna the innkeeper was very helpful. Highly recommend. Shelter Cove is a a small remote town on the Northern California coast.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Limited dining options in Shelter Cove so check which restaurants are open.
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Phill980 wrote a review Apr 2022
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The Oceanfront Inn is a nice little hotel in the town of Shelter Cove along Northern California's Lost Coast. It is very secluded with one winding road in and out and about an hour east to the nearest town. Travelers should take note that cell service is spotty ( i have Verizon and had 4G LTE coverage but it was really slow). The Town has a few Food/Drink Options (shout out to Gyppo Ale Mill and The Fish Tank Coffee Shop) and a General Store as you come into town. The Oceanfront Inn is easy to find and check in/out was a breeze. The room (#21) was nice and clean and the bed was comfortable. I liked that every room has a beautiful view of the Pacific ocean, i also liked the binder inside the room that had info about the town and the surrounding areas. My only (small) gripe is the Keurig didn't work. Other than that, i will be back soon! Sorry i didn't leave a tip, i didn't have any cash on me :\...thank you!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Donna Turner, Innkeeper at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn
Responded 1 May 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review! I'm sorry you had troublew with the coffee maker. Please always let the innkeeper know about problems that we can address on the spot.
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Lori F wrote a review Oct 2021
Topeka, Kansas, United States6 contributions3 helpful votes
We highly recommend this location. The innkeeper was very welcoming and informative. The room was wonderful! The bed and furniture were very comfortable. Everything was clean and it was so tastefully decorated. And the view from our balcony was nothing short of amazing! Absolutely loved seeing all of the seals and sea lions. The beach was just short walk away. If we ever return to the area, we will check in here again!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Donna Turner, Innkeeper at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn
Responded 8 May 2022
Thank you! Come again -Donna
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Betsy P wrote a review Sep 2021
California9 contributions1 helpful vote
Shelter Cove is a little out of the way, but Wow! We just got here and already can’t wait to come back. The innkeeper is so welcoming and the room is perfect with a private balcony and an amazing view.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ellen H wrote a review Aug 2021
Hometown, Illinois14 contributions3 helpful votes
What a great place. The room was big and nicely furnished. Bed was very comfy. We really enjoyed sitting on the balcony and watching the ocean. The whirlpool tub was great. We had a chance to meet Donna, one of the innkeepers. She was very nice and friendly - even when I interrupted her dinner prep to get some ice. We explored the beach below the hotel at low tide and found several tide pools. Restaurants were easily walking distance. This is on our "do this again" list. And they are a motorcycle friendly hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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dara m wrote a review Aug 2021
Sacramento, California6 contributions3 helpful votes
The location of this hotel is beautiful. Right on the water, amazing views from your room. The problem is the Innkeeper Lauren. She is unkind and scolded us the entire stay. The rooms need remodeling.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: ask for the remodeled rooms, the spa suite is not worth the price
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Response from Dale Bowden, General Manager at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn
Responded 20 Aug 2021
Lauren is the Innkeeper for a different hotel in Shelter Cove. Donna is the Innkeeper for the Oceanfront Inn
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US$218 - US$286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaHumboldt CountyShelter Cove
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn?
Nearby attractions include Black Sands Beach (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gyppo Ale Mill, Delgada Pizza and Bakery, and Shelter Cove RV Campground and Deli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn?
Yes, guests have access to fitness classes and yoga classes during their stay.
Does The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Shelter Cove.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Does The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.