Those who seek Shell Beach lodging most likely have a quiet California beach
vacation in mind, and when you’re not hanging out at the tranquil Shell
Beach cove, you can always head to nearby towns for a look, or enjoy a number
of fun and interesting area tours. Shell Beach is actually part of Pismo
Beach, so when you’re looking for places to stay here, you will basically
be perusing the Pismo Beach hotel options. Because of their proximity to Shell
Beach, some of these hotels can effectively be called Shell Beach hotels. The
Pismo Beach/Shell Beach hotels provide visitors with a healthy array of choices,
and there are plenty of vacation
rentals in the area as well, so finding the right base for your trip shouldn’t
be a problem. As is true at most of the California beaches, summertime is the
peak travel season at Shell Beach, though booking your Shell Beach lodging in
advance is recommended regardless of the month.
The actual hotels in Shell Beach California are upscale choices, so if it’s budget-minded lodging that you’re after, the greater Pismo Beach area has plenty of motels and lower-priced inns to choose from. For those who are looking for a luxurious California beach resort experience, the Shell Beach resorts should prove to be ideal fits. The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa can definitely meet the needs of discerning travelers, and guests will no doubt enjoy the resort’s privileged bluff-top vantage point. You’ll have a hard time finding rooms this nice anywhere else along the Pismo Beach and Shell Beach coast. The 63 well-appointed guest rooms at the Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa are actually suites, so you’ll have plenty of added space for relaxing. Full luxury kitchens are just one of the amenities that these suites offer. Other amenities include a flat-screen TV with cable, premium bedding, signature kitchen appliances, separate living and sleeping areas, a DVD player, and custom furniture. Each unit also boasts a private balcony or terrace, and some units also feature fireplaces and jetted bathtubs. Complimentary high-speed internet access is an added bonus, and you’ll also have laundry facilities in your room. Concierge services are available around the clock, and among the Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa’s facilities are a modern fitness center, children’s and adult’s lounge areas, an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, and a small spa. The great ocean views that you’ll enjoy from your suite extend to the resort’s excellent restaurant, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Whether you are enjoying an extended stay in Shell Beach, or are simply looking
for a nice place to stop for a day or more while driving between Los
Angeles and San Francisco,
The Cliffs Resort is another one of the Shell Beach resorts that you might consider.
Offering what it calls affordable luxury, The Cliffs Resort is an excellent
Shell Beach lodging choice for those who want extended comfort and service at
a great price. When you’re not hanging out at the resort’s heated outdoor pool
or enjoying treatments in its full-service spa, you can easily walk down the
trail from your bluff-top perch to enjoy the beach below. There are 165 elegant
rooms and suites to choose from here, and recent renovations have each guest
unit looking better than ever. Bright and airy, these guest units are laden
with rich furnishings, and the bathrooms feature Italian marble accents throughout,
only adding to the luxurious appeal. Most of the rooms offer ocean views, and
all have an ample list of amenities. Standard amenities in each guest room include
complimentary internet access, signature pillow-top beds, cable TV, a safety
deposit box for your valuables, a clock radio, and a coffee maker. Full concierge
services are available to guests, so you can get help planning a round of golf
or planning excursions to central California
attractions like Hearst
Castle. A fine onsite restaurant is part of the resort’s overall facilities,
which also include ample meeting and banquet space. Those planning California
weddings will certainly want to give both of the Shell Beach resorts a look.
Rounding out the choices for hotels in Shell Beach California is the also luxurious Spyglass Inn, which boasts 82 delightful guest rooms. You can enjoy pool views, bay views, or unobstructed ocean views from the different rooms, and if you want added space, you can bump up to one of the suites. Most of the guest units here feature a private balcony or patio, while some also have a fireplace. You can expect a healthy list of amenities regardless of which room that you choose, so your stay will be a comfortable one. While not quite as luxurious as the rooms at the aforementioned Shell Beach hotels, each room at the Spyglass Inn is tastefully decorated and keen enough on amenities to satisfy most. Bathrobes are provided for guests, and each room also offers cable TV, internet access, free local calls, a mini-fridge, a coffee maker, and a safety deposit box. The full service restaurant at the Spyglass Inn is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and room service is available should you feel like staying. It’s short walk down to the beach from the Spyglass Inn, which is a common feature at all of the hotels in Shell Beach California, so enjoying a bunch of time on the sand is always an option.