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Best Western Shelter Cove Lodge Hotel Review: A notch above the norm for this chain, the Best Western Shelter Cove Lodge has an enviable location on an oceanfront bluff just outside of central Pismo Beach. It's cute, clean and more comfortable than some of the older properties nearby. There are 53 guest rooms, all of which boast ocean views, though the quality of that view varies, as well as either a patio or balcony. Those on the upper floor have vaulted ceilings, which makes them appear even more spacious. Each guest room comes with upmarket bath amenities, a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, cable TV with pay-per-view movies, and high-speed Internet access. There's an outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool spa with ocean views at the back of the meticulously landscaped property. The continental breakfast buffet is more than you'd expect from a motel. There are walking trails and a garden gazebo for relaxing and taking in the ocean vistas.