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The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Our room was very comfortable and bright. Lots of pillows and an extra comforter. It was great to be able to sleep with the screened patio door open to fall asleep to the waves and to wake up hearing seal barking. No iron and unable to connect to the wifi. Would stay there again.

Thank Diane N
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We arrived too late for the sunset on a Sunday night but the view of the coast in the morning was lovely. We opened the patio door and fell asleep to the sound of the crashing surf. Wonderful! The beds were comfortable and the bathroom/shower were fine. We arrived after a very long drive up the coast – we had...

1Thank Marnie99
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The location is not suitable as a base for sightseeing, please see hotels own description on their website. Very difficult to get in and out of Shelter Cove. This is not a hotel, it is in fact a MOTEL, as stated on their own property sign, "Ocean Inn, Motel" so prices a little steep for a motel. An ugly hot...

4Thank mj61322
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Great spot to stay here in Shelter Cove! Very affordable, and worth more than they're charging. No reason to stay anywhere else in town, unless you're needed more than one spacious room with a fantastic view. Restaurant is on the premises. Highly recommend visiting the Black Sands Beach while you're here. Enjoy...

Thank BeABigCoach
Julie L, General Manager at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review for us. You were very lucky to stay here during our "Winter Special" which is from November 1st until April 30th every year. Keep that in mind for next year. You are right, Black Sands Beach is amazing. Hope you can come back next year when you're on the road...

Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

If you are planning to stay several nights and more in Shelter Cove, then shop in Redway not Garberville (Rays Food Place is way too expensive). The drive to Shelter Cove is such s treat for your senses. Do stop at Blacks Beach and stay awhile. The stairs down will gladly bring you back up, plus their are alien giant...

Thank Sequoia R
Julie L, General Manager at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your time to write such an awe-inspiring review. We (as in Shelter Cove) pride ourselves on the beauty, peace, photo ops, etc. that surround us daily in this heaven-on-earth. The Oceanfront Inn prides itself on cleanliness, friendliness, awareness, and a good sense of what you might like to see/do while you travel. I agree...

gardnerville, nv
Reviewed 29 March 2016

My partner took me here for Valentine's weekend. The room has a balcony and glass doors overlooking the shore below you, the surf and ocean. There is no noise other than the ocean surf. We kept the door open while sleeping. We also had a very good dinner at their restaurant. What a wonderful place.

Thank totineke
Berkeley, California
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Excellent location over the water. Balcony has view to ocean and a bit of the mountains. Not all balconies see the mountains. But they can be seen out the front door. Spacious room with King bed--No. 33. This is well off the beaten path. Don't expect high speed internet. Go here to get away from it all. Microwave and fridge,...

1Thank Mark H
Julie L, Manager at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Reviews are important to us and we try to address any problems that you mention. The much needed rain in California is coming down in sheets here - today we have a little relief. I am sorry that it rained the entire time you were here. Our room rates during...

Crystal Lake, United States
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Our stay was cut short by a family emergency, so not able to sample the well-rated restaurant that is only open Th, F, Sat, Sun. The only place for dinner is a carry-out pizza place with no place to sit. There are no places for breakfast and lunch so you need to bring food or stop at The general store....

1Thank Mary M
Julie L, Manager at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review of our hotel. I am sorry that a family emergency took you away early. Was I aware of this? I hope all is well now. I wish I had known that you were having trouble finding food in our little community. Breakfast and lunch are available. One location has a...

Shelter Cove, California
Reviewed 24 January 2016

My family needed a room late at night as we expected a tree to fall near our house during a big storm. Julie was so kind and helpful. We got into our room right away. The views of the waves are gorgeous! It sits right above a private beach full of tidepools. We live in the Cove, but it was...

1Thank Jennie C
Julie L, Manager at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, Jennie, for taking the time to review our hotel. What better excuse than a tree falling to enjoy a little get away. I hope you can come back when the stress is a little lower - all trees in place - and enjoy some peace - watching the breathtaking view in front of you from your balcony. I...

Twain Harte, California
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Came wanting a new place to get away to and explore without millions of people everywhere. Shelter Cove did not disappoint! The Oceanfront Inn was great as well. Modern, clean, and you cannot get any closer to a true "ocean view". The private balcony was a great way to end and start the days. Julie and Darby were very friendly...

Thank Seth C
Julie L, Manager at The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. What nice things you have to say. We certainly are "away from it all!" Even when all the hotels are full, the beaches are still almost private. Starting and ending my day watching the waves, an occasional whale, many seals, the birds (oh, the birds - so many varieties!), has...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
Room types
  • 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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