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The Cliffs 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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice resort with a nice view; however, the pool and the Jacuzzi seems to be small as it gets too crowded. Employees are very friendly and helpful. Definitely get an ocean view room and you will get to see whales in a near distance, at least we did in June.

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While visiting Pismo Beach, we stayed at the Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach. Very nice upscale hotel on the beach. Many rooms with ocean views. The hotel has a pool, restaurant and bar (Marisol), gym and spa area. Rooms are comfortable, along with the beds. The signature rooms, are ocean front with a nice balcony and very spacious. The hotel... More 

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Long Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is not the place to stay!. The pool and the jacuzzi is a very small pool for the size of the hotel. When we checked in at 3:35. I was told check in time was still 4:00. They took my phone number and called me at 4 o'clock on the fit and said my room was ready! Amazing how... More 

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Visalia, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, in relation to accessing several beaches. The Cliffs is located above Shell Beach, Pismo is a stones throw away, and Avila Beach is a quick, short drive away. The food is fine, drinks are good, though priced a bit high. We spent the day at the pool, ordered an appetizer, 2 dinners, and three drinks which came out... More 

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Orange County CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been staying at The Cliffs in Pismo For 20 years and it just keeps getting better! The property is beautiful nestled on the shore of the pacific. Beachy casual with a very upbeat vibe. Staff always friendly and courteous. There is a new addition to the family David Kline who has taken the food and beverage to a new... More 

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

Hautelook1 ~ First, thank you for your loyalty over the last 20 years, we are honored to continue to welcome you back! I am so glad that you enjoyed your last stay and that David was able to make it that much better, he truly loves what he does. We look forward to your next visit, please let me know... More 

Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed one night, but found this to be a very pleasant hotel and would definitely return. If I had one negative, it would be that the pool area was a bit noisy - our room faced it as well as the ocean. Could have been the type of guests there at the time of our visit - quite... More 

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

Joyce D ~ I am happy that you enjoyed your stay! Our pool area does tend to be fairly busy, especially in the summer, I hope it didn't disturb you too much. As you mentioned we are a dog friendly hotel with non-ocean view rooms and suites on the first floor, allowing easy access to take your pups out for... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cliffs is Amazing! You can't beat the location, the beds are ridiculously comfortable. The late night front desk staff was super nice! Only thing I have to gripe about is the fact that we asked for an additional cup of coffee, the 2 provided just couldn't help get the day started. They were nice and brought us up a... More 

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

Bird143 ~ Thank you for the compliments, we're honored to be one of your favorites! However, I'm sorry if there was confusion on the coffee, feel free to message me before your next stay, and we will make it up to you! Take care, Stephanie stephanie@cliffsresort.com More 

Essex, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cliff’s Resort is a beautiful hotel with fabulous views overlooking the cliff. Rooms are well equipped and tastefully decorated. The bed very comfortable. Coffee machine available as usual. The hotel has a very nice pool area but the weather mid-May is too cool for swimming. There is a beach area that is accessible by some steep steps from the... More 

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

trf1960 ~ Thank you for the kind review of our property, I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm sorry that Pismo Beach wasn't to your taste, but we have some other quaint beach towns that you might enjoy for a future stay. We love Avila Beach, Morro Bay and Cauyucos are also cute towns to walk... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Perfect for a quick getaway. We spent 1 night here. Upon arrival we took a nice romantic walk along the water. The gym is small, but sufficient. I was looking forward to a short morning run, but was disappointed to not find access to a path. The restaurant sits on the edge of the cliff, so you get a nice... More 

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

DKandBoys ~ It sounds like you were able to enjoy our hotel as well as our great community during your short stay! Next time, please stop by our Front Desk, they will be more than happy to point out some running paths for you, or check with our resident Running Expert, David. I am so excited to also let you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I had a picture of the Cliff Hotel in San Fran when I booked tis place. So when I go there I was disappointed but that soon went away. great location among other hotels, clean and tidy. Get a water view. Staff great. Location? Have to drive to get anything normal. And Pismo Beach is not all that. Nice place.

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

Ashlee C ~ I'm glad our staff and clifftop location could overcome your initial hesitancy upon arrival. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels as well! Take care, Stephanie More 

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