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The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS EXCELLENT. The room was clean, comfortable and very enjoyable. Check in and greeting was effortless and friendly with an effort to make sure we were pleased. One previous review stated that the place was too tranquil. That is the charm of Sheler Cove and this facility in particular. The 21 mile access road to Shelter Cove...

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Kirstin M, Manager at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back and visit us again soon.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stayed here about three years ago and were looking forward to coming back. Mid-week before our drive up from San Francisco, huge Pacific storms hit the West Coast. Kirstin, the property manager, was amazingly proactive, giving us a couple of calls letting us know the status of the one and only road into Shelter Cove. The storms passed and...

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Kirstin M, Manager at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

I am so very pleased you all enjoyed your time with us here at the Oceanfront Inn. Thank you for the lovely review. I am so very happy that your stay was everything you expected and that the weather cleared up for you. Please come stay with us again anytime. ~Kirstin

Shenyang, China
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Out of the season this place has nothing to offer, but nature and tranquility. Shelter Cove is very remote place off the 101. To reach, it takes a 50 minutes drive on a twisty road. This said, the Oceanfront Inn is a nice place to stay. Watching the ocean and feeling the nature is so relaxing. The room was spacious...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Getting to the hotel is not for the lighthearted, the 10 mile drive from Hwy 101 actually takes over a half hour with ups and downs and constant turns in the road, as a passenger I felt like I was on a really old rollercoaster ride getting whiplash. As a driver my husband had sweaty hands driving the super narrow,...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Spent a night at the beautiful Oceanfront Inn. Amazing panoramic view of the ocean and gorgeous stars at night. If you will be arriving after 6pm, be sure to call ahead and they will help you get into your room after the office closes. Room was comfortable and clean. The staff was helpful and friendly. A two minute walk from...

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I wish I could leave a great review for this place. 10 years ago it was new & beautiful. Now, it is falling apart. Poor cleaning service (especially the 1st floor apartment) and apparently the owner doesn't know the word "maintenance". Roof leaks. Kitchen poorly equipped, not one usable frying pan. The one upside was the innkeeper, who was very...

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Shelter Cove is one of my favorite places in the world. The first time I discovered it I was on my motorcycle more than twenty years ago. Now I have two dogs who go everywhere with me, so I was ecstatic when I found out this gem was dog friendly! The customer service was superb, they brought me dog treats,...

1Thank Annie C
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Apartment #1 ground floor. Cheap vinyl floor tiles buckle and come loose. Most uncomfortable totaly worn out sofa that even a second hand shop would refuse to take in. Dirt and dust under sofa. Dirty windows, filthy base frame of sliding door, filth accumulated over weeks or months. Disgusting. Kitchen : dirty knives, forks, spoons, bottle opener, bake basket, frying...

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Hippies camping out everywhere. Hidden gem! Explorer and hiker hangouts galore! Great food and wine!!!! Worth the drive. Just make sure you load up on supplies and snacks. There is literally one shop in this tiny remote getaway town. Highly recommended for those that appreciate nature and downtime off the grid. The rooms were stocked with free snacks and a...

Thank Kristin L
Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 3 October 2016

While not easy to get to, the view from eveyone's oceanfront room makes it well worth it. Shelter Cove is quiet, very quiet. It makes it really easy to just hang out on the lanai or to stroll along the beach adjoining the inn. The room was immaculate and they are very dog friendly. Enjoy!

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 location has steps down to the beach -- 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn

Address: 26 Seal Ct, Shelter Cove, CA 95589-9155
Region: United States > California > Humboldt County > Shelter Cove
Price Range: RM629 - RM1,232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“You likjke to watch the Pacific Ocean move around while viewing excellent sunsets from your private balcony? Then this place is for you.”
jefflD1111QH, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are only eight rooms and all have a balcony and ocean views.”
Michaelg429, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from this filthy place.”
KarelV682, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Apt #1 best view, and stairs are right there to the beach, but manager lives above with small child.”
lanadyer, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Top floor with ocean view for sure”
  • Seals on the cliff below the room
  • View of the fog rolling as you climb down towards Shelter Cove
JEJHouston, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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