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Shell Beach Inn is offering accommodations in Pismo Beach. The property is located 6.1 miles from Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 10 miles from Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and 12 miles from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. There's a sun terrace and guests can use free WiFi and free private parking.

At the hotel, each room has a closet. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, guest rooms at Shell Beach Inn have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and selected rooms have a patio. At the accommodation every room is equipped with bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near Shell Beach Inn include Shelter Cove Beach, Margo Dodd Park Beach and Eldwayen Ocean Park Beach. The nearest airport is San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, 9.3 miles from the hotel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Shell Beach Inn has been welcoming guests since Sep 13, 2016

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
1 king bed
1 queen bed
1 full bed
1 queen bed
Bedroom :
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
1 queen bed
1 full bed
1 queen bed
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Do you allow pets and are you open during Covid19?
    Hello, we are open but unfortunately we do not allow pets....
    Answered on 28 May 2020
  • Can you check In at a late time?
    Yes, absolutely...
    Answered on 16 November 2019
  • Is your pool open?
    Hello, yes...10 am to 10 pm.
    Answered on 21 September 2021
  • If we decide to stay extra day will that be ok.
    Hello, it all depends on availability at that time. We would be happy to extend your stay if your room is available...
    Answered on 4 June 2022
  • Will I have to bring papers for my dog
    We only allow service animals. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.
    Answered on 18 June 2022
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Amenities of Shell Beach Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6
Most popular amenities
Outdoor swimming pool
Free parking
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Walk-in closet
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Shell Beach Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 11 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Shell Beach Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Late night arrivals can be arranged and will be charge prepayment of the full amount.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Shell Beach Inn of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Shell Beach Inn

  • Check-in at Shell Beach Inn is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM.

  • Shell Beach Inn is 1.8 miles from the center of Pismo Beach.

  • The prices at Shell Beach Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Shell Beach Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Swimming pool

  • The nearest beach is 1,150 feet from Shell Beach Inn.

  • Room options at Shell Beach Inn include:

    • Double
    • Quad
    • Suite