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The Cliffs Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Ranked #13 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
milan_marie San Jose, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has beach access that leads to stunning views of both the ocean and sunsets. The bar has a nice atmosphere and both food and service were nice. This was my first time here (at Pismo Beach) and I really appreciate the experience I've had here :)

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel last year same night. This year we stayed in an ocean front suite which was off the chain!!! The view, the room , the room service,again, that view!!!! There was an outdoor concert which made the day fun and lively as well. The Cliffs is an amazingly beautiful property!!! Special thanks to Stephanie Bowman for... More

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The_Cliffs_Resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

yayagina ~ So happy we could welcome you back and it was my pleasure to help arrange your stay! I'm so glad you enjoyed the show and had a chance to relax in the suite. We look forward to seeing you again next year, and hopefully sooner. Take care, Stephanie More

Visalia, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't mind spending more to get more then you are at the right place. The staff is wonderful and the rooms are awesome so getting a good nights sleep is perfect here. Take a short drive to Pismo and enjoy the nice town and beach, or take the drive to Oceano State Beach and for a few bucks... More

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The_Cliffs_Resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Carnutz ~ I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were well taken care of by our staff. Driving on the beach in Oceano is an amazing one of kind experience, that's great that you had a chance to go! Check in with us for some off season discounts for your next stay, this is a great... More

Livermore, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stay in Pismo often. We have stayed at various places. We stayed at the Cliffs as a Christmas present to each other, last year. This place is just wonderful. It is very pricey but worth it. We got a special during the off season so it was not bad. Regular season ocean view can be about... More

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The_Cliffs_Resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

asweet81 ~ Thank you for making us a part of you and your husband's gift to eachother, we are honored! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us and had a comfortable stay. You are right, going into off season, we have a lot of specials and packages to take advantage of. I hope we will see you again... More

Walnut Creek, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always find an excuse to stay at least one night on a drive up the coast. The place is just so terrific- the location is magical. I love the layout and decor. The staff is terrific. PS the happy hour rocks!

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The_Cliffs_Resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Monica B ~ wow, thank you for the great review! We look forward to your next stay on your way up the coast! Take care, Stephanie More

Portland, OR
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suppose it depends on one's expectations but I booked this beachfront hotel expecting to spend a relaxing day on the beach. Unfortunately, the beach itself was terrible. I knew the hotel was on a cliff (hence the name) so I expected the short walk down a flight of stairs. I didn't expect to find that the beach was really... More

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The_Cliffs_Resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

yiching ~ Thank you for the high praise for our staff, I'm so glad they made you feel welcome and comfortable! However, I'm sorry you weren't able to spend your relaxing day at the beach. As you mentioned, we sit on a cliff and there is a staircase down to the beach below. At low tide, this is a great... More

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1 star for the location. 1 star for being pet friendly. Although, people traveling with a dog are put in rooms on the first floor, which have the thinnest walls that every word made in the public area is heard, as well as closet door openings, TV sounds, toilet flushings, showers running, and doors slamming. All disrupting even with ear... More

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The_Cliffs_Resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Red T ~ Thank you for letting us know about your most recent visit. Our dog friendly rooms are located on the first floor so you have easy access outside with your dogs, but I'm sorry that your room was loud and you were unhappy with your stay. I'm especially sorry to hear that you found our desk agents unfriendly... More

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the farthest hotel away from downtown Pismo Beach, which is a good thing depending on what you want to be doing. They have a very nice pool and hot tub combination in the center of the property, a restaurant/bar south of there, and a great view of the ocean. We stayed overnight on our way south, and really... More

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The_Cliffs_Resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Wellvis ~ Thank you for your review, I am happy that we were a nice stop off for you on your way south. We find that being just out of town makes for a quieter, more relaxing location, but you are right we are about 5 miles from downtown Pismo Beach. We look forward to welcoming you back on your... More

Walnut Creek, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last minute decision to book this hotel and glad we did. Overlooks the beach, beach access, pool, great restaurant next door. We got a 'cheap' room with a regular view and upon check in I asked them for the nicest one in that category (not an upgrade just not the crappiest one) and they gave us one on the side... More

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The_Cliffs_Resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Smithgang4 ~ I'm so glad you chose to stay with us for your last minute getaway! It sounds like you had a chance to explore the hotel and enjoy it. We look forward to welcoming you back with your dog next time. For a one time fee of $55, we equip your room with a dog bed, water bowl and... More

Sonora, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went down to SLO on Labor Day Weekend, just to visit where I called home for 12 years. I lived at the top of the Irish Hills above The Cliff's Resort and would go there for dinner and drinks weekly as well as an occasional Saturday band party, but never stayed at the hotel because I lived only a... More

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Jeremy P ~ I'm so glad we could welcome you back "home", and glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your next visit. Take care, Stephanie More

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Address: 2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Cliffs Resort 3.5*
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Cliffs Resort Pismo Beach
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