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“Beautiful View of the Ocean when you wake up!” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2555 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
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“Beautiful View of the Ocean when you wake up!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Amazing view of the ocean right from your window. I think every room has a view of the ocean. We stayed here on our visit to Solvang. The staff is very friendly and the place is clean. Breakfast is decent with both warm and cold foods. Nothing amazing when compared to the buffet breakfasts you get at hotels in Asia. Pool has a view too. The only thing was our heater in our room was very inconsistent when it comes to blowing heat. Plus the position of the fan blows air right at our heads when we lay on the beds to sleep. Luckily it was only for one night! Overall for the price based on location and cleanliness you can't beat it!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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FunInSunPismoBeach, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
I am glad that you had a good time. I am sorry about the A/C unit in your room. I have personally inspected the room and made the necessary recommendations to my maintenance staff.
I apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you give us another opportunity to serve you in the future.

Regards
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I found the property to be very well kept, especially since it's right on the water with lots birds around & an ocean view. The beds were comfortable and there was a microwave & fridge in the nice clean room, My only complaint in regard to the cleanliness was that the glasses with the cardboard type covers on them which suggest they've been cleaned almost to the point of sterile, were upon a closer look, just scummy dirty. The one I was about to drink from had sticky stuff all over the sides and inside bottom of it, it was truly nauseating. I recently saw a TV show about how these glasses are merely wiped out by the house-cleaning staff, not sanitized and saw how true this is firsthand.

The free breakfast was not even possible our first morning, it was so beyond capacity in the very small breakfast room. We were disappointed with the small selection of options, not even a banana in the fruit selection of oranges & apples. There was only one toaster and the bread selection was meager as well and the single pancake maker had a line one couldn't even find the end to. We decided on a bolied egg and a cup of coffee we could leave with since there was not a seat to be had and it was a weekday. As we approached the two coffee urns with our empty cups, one of the staff grabbed them both to refill them without so much as a word of explanation to us. We waited and she returned with what was a really good coffee which we got a cup of and removed ourselves from the claustrophobicly crowded room.

Overall the stay was pleasant but we were in a ground floor room with noisy folks above us and I have to say honestly if I came back here I'd request a second floor room next time and ask them if they'd spiffed up their breakfast offerings and moved to a bigger space to accomodate their clientele.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stayed one night at this hotel on our way to Monterrey. The room was clean and nicely appointed. The view was awesome even though I would have preferred a 2nd floor room.
I did not give an excellent rating due to the fact that there is no elevator and we had to settle for
a first floor room because of my husband's hip problems. This was not noted in the hotel facts on the website. There is a restaurant in walking distance and we had breakfast at a lovely place
in Avila Beach called FatCats.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FunInSunPismoBeach, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thank you for your feedback!
We appreciate your patronage and hope you will stay with us again in the future!

Thank you
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We typically stay elsewhere when in Pismo, but had a disappointing experience on a recent trip, so we tried the Shore Cliff Lodge and we are glad we did - it's our new favorite.
Best Westerns are "individually owned and operated" but have no fear - this one is in excellent condition. The common areas, pool, and our room were all pristine.
Every room has a fabulous ocean front view at prices which are comparable to the competition (which don't have ocean views).
The rooms are spacious, and none of the "Euro" bathroom arrangements - where the sink/s are exposed to the bedroom. Note: this hotel has double sinks rather than a single; what a relief for everyone.
The outdoor pool is huge and really heated - totally luxurious, even when it's a foggy morning.
The breakfast is typical 3 star fare; cereal, yogurt, fruit, waffle machine.
Didn't have much interaction with the staff, but that's okay as we didn't have any problems.
There's no direct access to the beach from the hotel, hence the name. Access is a short drive away.
Next door to Ventana Grill, arguably one of the best restaurants on the Pacific coast.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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FunInSunPismoBeach, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. I am glad that we have become your new favorite. We have completed many improvements, not just in the common areas but through out the entire hotel. We renovated our ocean front building (31 guest rooms) and added a fitness center.

We hope to see you again when and if you return to the area!

Regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

This is a review of our first night out of 4 so this is a little out of my norm to review before the stay done. However, I am so happy with the location, views, value and overall experience that I was compelled to say something. We are staying the very first part of January, during the last part of Xmas vacation. We are on the first floor and the views are great (we are next to the pool). As far as room comfort goes we are very happy. The pool and spa were excellent, clean and the right temps. Even though the hotel was full it wasn't crowded anywhere on the premises. There is a neat little penisula with gazebo overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the shoreline. I would recommend and will give a followup later!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FunInSunPismoBeach, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! We all know that first impressions are very important. I am glad that we were able to meet and exceed your expectations.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Once again, thank you
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Great location with a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean! The views from the gazebo at the edge of the cliff is awesome! Friendly and helpful desk staff. Easy access from freeway. Breakfast better than many I have experienced and staff very attentive.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2555 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched atop the cliffs in Pismo Beach, 90 feet above the Pacific Ocean, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge features a beautiful newly renovated oceanfront location. Boasting private balconies or patios from every room to enjoy the panoramic views, the Shore Cliff Lodge offers travelers the ideal Pismo Beach location. Enjoy the largest oceanfront heated pool in Pismo Beach, spa services, complimentary expanded continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking. ... more   less 
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