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The Cliffs Resort

2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Summit, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend from the east coast said to stop here and do we ever owe them!!! Staff is fantastic. Hotel lobby is inviting. Pool, hot top and fire pit made for great family time. Bring or buy S'more roasting stuff. We enjoyed spending nights watching the sunset while the kids enjoyed pool. Don't let the smaller size of the hotel... More 

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telford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hotel right on he beach! The room was amazing very elegant with white french doors covering the slicing patio windows onto a small balcony. We didn't get much sleep due to a generator noise coming from nearby, and the hotel weren't able to help us until 7am so we did get refunded resort fee back for that. The restaurant... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property will exceed your expectations. Very well maintained resort with amazing amenities. This is definitely not the most cost effective resort on Pismo beach, but well worth it. It has a quaint beach access, which is peaceful with amazing view. You will be able to hear your own steps as you walk. My review will not be complete if... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights on 7th and 8th August and loved the hotel. We shared a room as a family of four but didn't feel overcrowded and a lovely sea view. We loved the bar and restaurant with reasonably priced food and great cocktails and wonderful sunsets. Lovely touch with the complimentary wine and fizz with cheese or strawberries.... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been driving the California coast on a road trip and stayed here overnight after driving up from Monterey/Carmel. We arrived right before sunset and actually left fairly early in the morning, so didn't spend any quality time here. Our room was a king ocean front suite. So so nice. Marble everything, great bathroom (half situated in the room... More 

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

Lori K ~ I am sorry you weren't here for a longer stay, but so glad you could enjoy a sunset and a great meal! I hope the rest of your California Coast trip was wonderful. Take care, Stephanie More 

Hillsborough, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A special thank you to Manager Louie for his warm hospitality and for making our short trip a memorable one. Our fabulous ocean front room had breathtaking views, the buffet breakfasts were delicious and filling and the ocean front happy-hours were terrific. The Cliffs Resort offers the best value for any vacation we have taken. Loved room 347! We will... More 

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

Ellen S ~ What a glowing review, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay! We love Louie, and he truly loves what he does, I am glad he took such good care of you! We look forward to your next stay, Stephanie More 

Ilford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may only be billed as a three star hotel, but our expectations were far exceeded during our stay at The Cliffs. The room was spacious and well appointed with a view across the pool to the Pacific, the scenery around the hotel was beautiful and we had a very relaxing stay. Only downside is that on a Sunday the... More 

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

Steve R ~ Our goal is to exceed our guests' expectations, and I am so glad we could do that for you! Yes, on Sunday's we only serve Brunch, and while it is amazing, it is a lot of food! If you are looking for a little bite, there is a wonderful shop 1/2 a block down called DePalo &... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, valet was good, fast, and friendly. The partial ocean view room was ok, number 519. The only drawback was that it was too close to the hwy and laundry facilities. Beautiful views lovely pool,and fine dining on premises. White marble all throughout the bathroom made the stay seem more royal. ;) would stay here again. Great launching point... More 

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

Gary N ~ I am so glad you had a wonderful stay and a little break while you were with us! The Partial Ocean view rooms are typically a quieter room with a nice view toward Avila Beach from the balcony. For a future stay, you can request to be closer to the ocean in that room type, where you... More 

Los Gatos
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I've stayed at this hotel. I really loved my first experience and had wanted to take my mother back to experience this lovely hotel. My second experience was even better than my first. First time I stayed in a lovely Jr Suite up on the 3rd floor looking straight out to the ocean. Great privacy... More 

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

Tamara M ~ I am so happy we could exceed your expectations and that you, your mom, and her dog were well taken care of! Everyone needs a good vacation ~ we look forward to your third stay! Take care, Stephanie More 

Workington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is lovely, the staff are helpful, the restaurant was really good and the pool and garden area had great views over the bay. We sat outside in the evening to watch the sunset. Its just off the highway so really handy for the one night we stayed but we would have liked to have stopped longer

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Les-Mike ~ It sounds like a perfect evening relaxing with the sunset! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, hopefully next time it will be longer! Thank you, Stephanie More 

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