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The Cliffs Resort

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2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Ranked #13 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was fortunate enough to stay here at the cliffs on a business trip. **The first room that I was placed in was on the "pet friendly" side. The barking and slight odor resulted in me requesting change of room. This was quickly addressed by staff. The management's professionalism contributed to the overall review** The Property: - The BEST location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oceanfront rooms are a must at this hotel if you want to have a real ocean experience. This category of rooms have balconies that are staggered to provide privacy and stunning views for unobstructed sunset viewing. Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Happy hour in their bar area makes it difficult to calmly enjoy a cocktail because the place is... More 

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

Kay R ~ I'm glad to hear that your stay was enjoyable and relaxing! The suites, where you stayed, offer the best ocean (and sunset) views, and the sunsets are definitely not to be missed! For this reason, at times the Happy Hour can get busy. Typically it is quieter midweek, when you can enjoy a more leisurely sunset cocktail.... More 

San Diego CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Cliffs Resort while on a tour of the coast. The room was top notch, the service great and the restaurant excellent. It is right on the coast with stairs down to the beach. We saw beautiful sunsets from there. They had a cocktail hour with champagne and appetizers which we enjoyed in the reception area. The... More 

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

JJJSANDIEGO ~ We are honored to have been a part of your coastal California tour! I'm glad you were able to join us for our champagne reception, and enjoy one of our magnificent sunsets. I'm happy to hear that you found your stay "top notch", I hope you can join us again soon. Take care, Stephanie More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I appreciated Charlie's excellent service during breakfast. He was very attentive, helpful, and friendly. The gentleman preparing omletes was especially nice and also very helpful and his omelets were delicious. Working at the Front Desk, Olivia R. and Stephanie M. service was excellent, they are very knowledgeable about the local community, the hotel amities, and both have such a bright... More 

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

47mattie ~ I'm so glad you enjoyed your girlfriends' getaway, and that you found our staff so helpful! I will be sure to pass your compliments on to each department. I hope we can be a part of you and your friends' next getaway! Take care, Stephanie More 

Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived, our 4-night stay at the cliffs was outstanding. We were greeted by the parking attendants and helped with out luggage. The attendants and the front desk staff were friendly and helpful. We stayed in a nicely appointed King-ocean view room complete with a gas fireplace. The Cliffs is conveniently located within short driving distances to... More 

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

BigAKSn ~ I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you felt so well taken care of! We are fortunate to be in the center of some fabulous wine regions, and it sounds like you had a chance to explore these too. We look forward to your next stay and we'll find some more great wineries for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great property, I have stayed here for 25 years but sadly no more. The restaurant was always terrible but many others close by so no problem. They are now dog friendly and over run by them. There is nothing more obnoxious than barking dogs. I will stay somewhere else that is peaceful and I don't have to worry about stepping... More 

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

Jim P ~ We appreciate your loyalty over the last 25 years, but I'm sorry to hear that you don't plan on returning due to our dog policy. I understand if you are not travelling with a dog that this can hamper your stay, but as all of our dog friendly rooms are located on our first floor, I feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful king room with fireplace, balcony & ocean view. Very clean. This was our first visit, but certainly not our last. This is our new Pismo "Go-To" hotel. Total relaxation! Courteous staff at front desk & valet. Can't wait to return!

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

Hebert778 ~ We're honored to be your new "go-to" hotel, and thrilled that you enjoyed your first stay! We look forward to welcoming you back to your own slice of "heaven". Take care, Stephanie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great hotel for families. The pool is warm and the kids played in there most of the time. The hotel is right on the beach and we had fun playing in the ocean also with it's easy access The restaurant had an ocean view that looked like a postcard!!! The happy hour deals were fantastic. Can't wait... More 

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Julie O ~ I'm so glad you took such great advantage of one of our best amenities, the gorgeous Pacific Ocean in our back yard, to play in and enjoy the view! We hope to welcome you and your family back soon, Stephanie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel last week with my kids and dog, and three other families with kids. The staff at the Cliffs was incredibly friendly, helpful and accommodating--from the valets to the waiters at the restaurant on the property, Marisol. I was impressed by how clean, stylishly-appointed, and comfortable the hotel was, both in terms of the common areas,... More 

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

Stefanie L ~ I'm happy to hear that you were so well taken care of over your stay, and that you made use of the entire property (even the tidepools, which we love!). We look forward to your next stay! Take care, Stephanie More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We vacationed here with our 3 boys and had the most fun. The hotel is family friendly, beautiful pool, beautiful views, and beautiful rooms. Easy beach access and kids club during the summer. We will return again to this beautiful place by the sea.

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

Janet F ~ Thank you for your glowing review, I'm so glad you and your boys enjoyed your visit! Take care, Stephanie More 

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