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4.5 out of 5

"Very enjoyable stay as usual. We come here almost every December for our Anniversary. My only complaint was the bed was too hard this time. Breakfast ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 28 Dec 2015

Hotel Description

Beachfront hotel near Pismo Beach Pier

On the beach

Stay at this Pismo Beach hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Margo Dodd Park and 2 miles (3 km) of Pismo Beach Pier. North Beach Campground and Pismo Beach Prime Outlets are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an outdoor pool and an outdoor tennis court. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, patios

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 52 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Patios, premium bedding, and free newspapers are also available.

Pool View King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$108* Per night/room Dec 11 - Dec 12

Oceanfront King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Oceanfront Two Double

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Inn at the Cove ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Inn at the Cove

Everyone (7) Couples (1)
5 out of 5

Beautiful views

Pros: The greatest views and the little cove. Great walks for a little exercise which counteracts all the wonderful restaurants an meals in Pismo area
Cons: Comfortable mattress
Location: Wine tasting and good food. Sunset walks
Very enjoyable stay as usual. We come here almost every December for our Anniversary. My only complaint was the bed was too hard this time. Breakfast and staff is always welcoming.

Posted by , from torrance ca on Dec 28, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great Stay! Would definately recommend to others!!

Pros: view
Location: cracked crab!
great ocean view and clean rooms... The walk along the ocean is second to none and everything is within 5/10 miles

Posted by , from Daly City , Ca on Mar 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Good value for money, great location

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, ocean front, kitchen area & sink in room, microwave, refrigerator, pets allowed, non-smoking
Cons: lots of stairs not good for wheelchairs, carpet needed cleaning
Mostly good experience overall. This hotel is undergoing some remodeling/reconstruction, so the lobby and breakfast room were mostly out of commission. So we just drove to their sister property for breakfast. The first room they gave us was completely torn apart, so that kind of unnerved us, but they immediately gave us a different room just down the way from the first, so no problems there. The ocean view was exactly what we wanted and very peaceful.

Posted by , from Redondo Beach, CA on Feb 13, 2013

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5 out of 5

Everything was great!Just one thing..

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Everything was great!Just one thing....HBO was advertised as complimentary showing on CH. 2, however the number of days we were there, there was no HBO, just some weird religious programming. We told 2 of the staff members, but didnt see any movement. We are used to watching HBO at home, so it was dissapoingting not to have it in our room, especially after advertised. Other than that....great hotel! Spectacular views.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012

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Property Features

Inn at the Cove offers its guests an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a spa tub. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Free breakfast is served daily. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Inn at the Cove. Free self parking is available. This Pismo Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 52 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 5 buildings
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) (16.8 km / 10.4 mi)
  • Train station: Grover Beach Station (4.9 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Inn at the Cove offers 52 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Pismo Beach hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private patio
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Rafting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 10 PM.
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