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Cliff House Inn on the Ocean

2.0 of 5 Inn   |   6602 Old Pacific Coast Highway, Mussel Shoals, Ventura, CA 93001
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Maricopa, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights. Rec'd room 17 very outdated furniture and not very clean. ASK!! for a newer room. By looking at the website it LOOKS perfect, the pool was nice, the view is fantastic! Breathtaking! I was not aware that a restaurant is open on the patio next to the pool that is provided and it is crowded all the... More

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Soquel, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful spot but definitely in need of major upgrades. Carpets stained, room furniture old & dirty. Beds have new spreads & pillows in our room were fluffy & nice (friend's room had hard, thick foam pillows). Views spectacular from corner rooms. Noise from freeway deafening 24/7. Some rooms have fan, those without are VERY stuffy. Sink water didn't turn off,... More

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Kenwood, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have driven by this lovely location at Mussel Shoals for many years and finally decided to try it. All rooms open on to the Pacific Ocean and you can hear the soothing sound of the surf all night long. The Inn is right on 101 and you never hear the sound of traffic. The restaurant is downstairs and there... More

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Dehradun, India
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41 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can a change from normal hotels. Nothing to do around. Except lazily read a book seeing the ocean. There's is no water also in the room. Although room n bathroom was clean and nice. You can spot dolphins and sea lions if lucky which I was. Breakfast around the pool and next to ocean can be good. Breakfast was good.... More

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Thailand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night mid-September 2014. A quite unique location on Highway 101 right beside the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. It is most relaxing to sit right next to the crashing waves any time of the day or night, or be lulled to sleep by the sounds. Nice comforable rooms, with fridge but no air-con, which is not a... More

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Redlands, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

To me, this place is a gem. It's been cut off by the freeway expansion and you have to drive miles out of the way to make a 180 degree turn to return to the turnoff. The place is tired, but there is something there is something about going to bed at night with your window open and listening to... More

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Southern California
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

OK, first the gripes. No in room coffee, no coffee anywhere in the morning until 7:15. You are completely isolated which would be OK if you could get a cup of coffee at the hotel earlier in the morning .No in room hair dryer, what's up with that? The carpet appears to have been bought at Big Lots. The bathroom... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

In all reality, this place is a $39 Motel 6 room with a $150 location up-charge. A few things that bothered me: -"Take a dip in our heated pool!" they said. The pool is not heated. At all. -"We have you booked in an ocean-view room." The Motel 6 sized window opens up to a set of stairs; but if... More

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West Hollywood, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Listen, this place can't be used as a "vacation destination" BUT if you are traveling through or need a night or two away from the city this place is perfect. I have come here a few times to work when I needed solace from LA and it is a perfect refuge. Rooms with the view of the ocean, a wonderful... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We booked 2 nights 6th & 7th June, checked out after one day and paid for a Hotel in ventura. Apart from being right next to busy Highway, rooms were awful, smelly, carpet stains and very noisy, especially if someone was using the shower or toilet in next room! Rickety wooden balcony to the rooms on the front sloped towards... More

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Address: 6602 Old Pacific Coast Highway, Mussel Shoals, Ventura, CA 93001
Location: United States > California > Ventura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Cliff House Inn on the Ocean 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Cliff House Inn On The Ocean Hotel Ventura
Cliff House Ventura
Cliff House Bed Breakfast Shoals Restaurant Ventura
Cliff Shoals Restaurant House

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