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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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San Francisco, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stopped for just one night on the way to Santa Barbara. Upon check in we were upgraded to an oceanfront suite that had a 180 view of the ocean. Lovely sounds of the waves and beautiful sunset. Helpful and friendly folks too.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a week for a conference. This is a nice property and great location. Most rooms have some ocean view, as the hotel,is on the cliffs above the beach. A short walk down a trail and some stairs will get you to the beach. The hotel had some refurbishing over the last year, and is in pretty good condition.... More

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

D S ~ Thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. We also love the SLO Farmers' Market, always great food and entertaining. Avila has a Friday night Farmers Market that runs May through September. It is smaller, but more wonderful food and always a live band! Take care, Stephanie More

San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just spent five days at The Cliffs Resort for a business conference. The location was beautiful. The resort is small enough that it does not feel overwhelming. The conference was attended by about one hundred and fifty people. The one issue that was not an issue was the wi-if throughout the facility. There were no issues with connectivity around... More

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

SpartanDiva ~ Sounds like you had a great conference, we are honored to have been a part of it! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the event seamless (including the wifi). Your group comes at a fantastic time, weatherwise ~ that's great that you had some free time to go play! We look forward to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the finest hotels we've stayed in. Our stay was a gift from a family member after I officiated at their wedding on July 31, 2014. From the moment we checked in and were greeted with a flute of Champaign and a fresh baked snack, until we checked out 2 days later, we were treated to a... More

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

Gerald C ~ Thank you for the high praise! I'm so glad you had a great stay, especially as this was given to you as a gift. We look forward to taking care of you again on your next stay! Thank you & Happy Birthday, Stephanie More

Imperial, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived early to check in and they gave me a room with a view of the parking lot with no patio. I asked for a view room and they told me that I can not have one and I had to take the room available. I told them that I will wait for a room with a view. She told... More

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

Jerry E ~ I know we were full with attendees for your conference, but I'm sorry we were not able to provide you with an ocean view room. However, I'm even more sorry that you felt the front desk clerk was not more helpful. Our Front Desk Manager has shared your review and experience with our staff to discuss how... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was expecting something a bit more fabulous, was fine though......thanks. A bit overpriced in my opinion. People/staff were nice, but we were told we'd get a courtyard view and instead our room overlooked the dumpster..

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

jen m ~ I'm sorry your stay at our hotel was not what you expected, but I'm glad to hear that you felt well taken care of by our staff. Please contact me regarding your room and stay and hopefully we can welcome you back in the future and wow you! Thank you, Stephanie stephanie@cliffsresort.com More

Santa Cruz, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have heard about the Cliffs for many years, but never stayed there. I got a great Groupon rate, and was pleasantly surprised to find spacious, clean and updated rooms. Parking was a little bit of a bear on the weekend, but during the week was fine. Pool area was nice, and walk along the cliffs and down to the... More

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

EHS_7 ~ I'm glad after hearing about us, you came and experienced our hotel for yourself. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay and had a chance to stroll along the beach walk. We have many specials and fun offers during the fall/winter season that can be found on our website. I hope we will see you again soon! Sephanie More

Sonora, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lived in Avila for 15 years and had dinner at Marisol's at least once a week, so when I decided to visit the area, I booked a room at the Cliff's because it's the same view I had from my home. In August I stayed at the Cliff's and it was wonderful in every aspect. So when I visited... More

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

Jeremy P ~ I am so sorry to hear your disappointment in your last stay! I remember your glowing review from the summer. In looking at your reservations, I see that we had given you a complimentary upgrade to a suite over the summer and this time you stayed in the ocean/pool view you had reserved. While that explains the... More

Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here to eat at the restaurant on site. For the price we paid - the food was not up to par. Our waiter was very kind and tried to be accommodating. If they are hosting any kind of event though - there will be no ocean view.

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

AutumnJadalynn ~ I'm sorry that you didn't have a better experience with us. This past week we had a tent on the lawn between the restaurant and the ocean for a group's meeting space, that took away from some of the view. I am sorry for the obstruction as I know the ocean view is a big part of our... More

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cliffs is a medium sized resort hotel which has a fantastic position on the bluff above Pismo Beach. Most rooms have some sort of ocean view and we were situated at the side with a partial view. As partial views go it was pretty good and we also had a small balcony. The room itself was comfortable, one which... More

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

W3lshman ~ Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy one of our fantastic sunsets from the beach (a quintessential California experience), but I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't have a chance to relax on the terrace as you had anticipated. We had a large group that was... 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*
Number of rooms: 165
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