Shore Cliff Hotel
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4.5
#8 of 31 hotels in Pismo Beach
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.5
Value
4.3
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Boasting a clifftop location in Pismo Beach, each one of our 100 guest rooms is a room with a view at Shore Cliff Hotel. Enjoy the area's largest heated oceanfront pool, daily breakfast, fitness center, Wi-Fi, parking, and more during your stay.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Pool
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Patio
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Value
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

2555 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles4,095 reviews
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Nestled in a picturesque setting, Shore Cliff Hotel garners high marks for its stunning ocean views and cleanliness, with guests consistently mentioning the immaculate conditions. While the hotel’s service is celebrated for being attentive and personable, opinions on the rooms are mixed, with some finding them outdated. The complimentary breakfast and cozy atmosphere are popular, though there are some reservations about the overall value, with a few guests questioning the price relative to the quality and noting additional fees.
Location
Picturesque
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Satisfactory

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sandrasI215KH wrote a review Jul 2022
Burbank, United States3 contributions
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Love the setting! Fun to watch the seagulls and pelicans swoop around the bay, nice way to spend some time on the patio! Great breakfast service and choices! Comfortable breakfast area and very pleasant staff. Rooms are comfortable, varying views are terrific. A short walk to the Ventana Grill with terrific lunch and dinner with hotel guest discount offered, great food and service. Rooms very comfortable, clean and orderly with nice amenities..even binoculars to watch the birds and views are provided for use while there. Easy access in and out, parking good too. The staff responds quickly to any questions, great service!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lulu Lawag, Guest Services / Front Office at Shore Cliff Hotel
Responded Jul 21, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star experience with all of us on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to have read about you positive feedback of the amenities we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back for another great visit soon! With Hospitality, Lulu Lawag Guest Services Manager
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traveldan21 wrote a review Jul 2020
Culver City, California777 contributions419 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose Shore Cliff for our first trip away from home during the pandemic because of its promised cleaning regimen, mask requirements, social distancing, etc. Our experience was as advertised. Everyone, staff and guests seemed to take precautions seriously and we were able to stay a couple of nights without ever feeling crowded or unsafe.

Since we were celebrating our anniversary we splurged on an oceanfront room. We requested a second floor balcony room and got one. The setting is spectacular. On a rocky bluff overlooking the ocean, with some interesting rock formations just off shore. There is a walkway that you can use to visit the Ventana Grill restaurant just to the north of the hotel, and a walkway/trail that takes you through neighboring hotels to the south and stairs down to Pismo Beach. Note that there was no elevator to the second floor in our building.

A couple of notes about the location: it is a known hang out for sea gulls and pelicans, which rest on the rocks or fly around the area, gliding on wind currents. We liked the sounds of the birds and got a kick out of watching them ride the currents. You can walk to the shops and restaurants in town on a 20-25 minute trip but other ocean front hotels are closer.

The room we had was pretty large and included a mini-fridge, microwave, writing table, sofa, bathrobes (but no slippers), and a large shower. The balcony had a couple of chairs and a table. The hotel had two spaces reserved for electric car charging, which came in handy. The breakfast was grab and go, due to COVID. Not bad, all things considered. Staff was friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ocean front rooms have a spectacular view; pier view rooms appear also to be nice
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Bill M wrote a review Jan 2021
Livermore, California507 contributions137 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great little hotel hanging on the cliff in Pismo Beach. Many of the rooms have spectacular views of the ocean and pretty much all of them have some sort of ocean view. We spend three nights simply enjoying the ocean and the views. Given the COVID restrictions, the service of the rooms is limited to providing towels or other requested items which is fine for a short stay.

They do have a breakfast service of pre-packaged items that are necessarily limited but enough to get by with. There are restaurants for take-out and some patio dining within walking distance. Takeout in the room or out on the room patio of was just fine for a relaxing time for a few days.

Note in the main building around the office all rooms are exterior access and if you are on the second floor there is no elevator so if stairs are a problem get a ground floor room.

Plenty of outdoor area for walking and access to the beach from the hotel;
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms in the Office building on the second floor do not have an elevator for access.
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Dorene H wrote a review Feb 2020
Clovis, California154 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love staying at shorecliff! The hotel is at the top of the cliff with beautiful views of the coast. There is beach acess walking in front of other hotels through a nice walkway (and down many stairs) it is queit and well maintained with some of the best ocean views. There is a pool and jacuzzi too.

The rooms are a good size and modern. We love that they have bacanies for you to sit and enjoy. The beds are very confortable.

The hotel provides a fabulous breakfast! Our most recent stay they had eggs and bacon, oatmill, different breads and bagels, fresh fruit, and more! The coffe is really good too(seattles best)

We just really love this place. It is so relaxing with beauful views. We really enjoy the oversized adult swings they provide to relax and take it all in.

The parking is great and you can walk to the pier or most restaurants if you don't feel like driving (its a good distance though)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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D P wrote a review Feb 2020
Kingsburg, California3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First time here and was very impressed. I don't know the history of this property but I would guess it was built in the 70s and has recently been updated very nicely. It has a chic,, modern, yet somewhat retro feel, Room was clean and comfortable, Laminate floors which I love in any hotel but it's especially practical near the sea. Most of the rooms here seem like they would have some sea view but you can probably get a great deal on the few rooms with no view. Location is excellent. Good pool and jacuzzi. Basic hotel breakfast is included. It is on the bluffs and beach access is via the bluff walkway about 3 hotels down. It would be a bit of a walk with kids so if instant beach access is your thing, that would be the only reason not to stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from lulul27, Front Office Manager at Shore Cliff Hotel
Responded Feb 16, 2020
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Shore Cliff Hotel. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your first visit with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future. With Hospitality, Lulu Lawag Guest Services Manager
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Ruby wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My sister and I came here for the second half of a much needed weekend getaway after our first night in Solvang was less than desirable. This was an extremely wonderfully opposite experience. I don't think I've ever stayed at a hotel with such amazing customer service. The front desk was not only pleasant but extremely accommodating. Even the grounds and housekeeping staff was amazing. As an example, as we were pulling into the driveway, a large palm fell off of one of the trees. In the extremely short amount of time it took to park and get out of the car, a staff member had already driven over to dispose of it. The room was perfect. The ocean view was more than we expected. I think during this weekend there was some kind of family event that resulted in a lot of people being at the pool. We got a text message letting us know that there may be a towel shortage but that they were working on it and some would be delivered as soon as possible. Amazing.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The front desk has bottle openers if you need one
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Response from Stay47068209000, Guest Services Supervisor at Shore Cliff Hotel
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Thank you for staying with us for your" Sister's Getaway" and sharing your 5 star review ! Our goal is to always provide exceptional service and the best possible experience for our guests, so we appreciate your kinds words about our staff. We hope to see you again another time. With Hospitality, Tina Jenkins Guest Services Supervisor
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johnvang102 wrote a review Feb 2021
Fresno, California1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My room had ants for a $200/night Saturday overnight stay. Called management and they said everything was booked at ~8 pm and all they could do was come and spray the room or leave with a refund or ignore the ants. I vetoed that idea because of covid and felt spraying wouldn't get the ants already around the kitchenette area and decided to just ignore the issue. At ~2 am, I woke up to pee and there more were ants all over the counter in the restroom and found a few on the bed as well. That was when I called management and they found another room for us to move into. (A room opened up pretty fast ironically...)

For $200/night, I expect an ant-free experience in my hotel room. I've stayed here before and thought the experience would've been smooth sailing but I'll take my business elsewhere next time. Total bull.

*Talked to management and they only gave me a $50 discount on my stay when I checked out. I'm pissed enough to come to write this review because there were ants in my room and I needed to move all my crap into another room in the middle of the night. Bottom line - I wasn't taken care of. *

That's the last time I'll be staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Barbara Parra, Owner at Shore Cliff Hotel
Responded Feb 5, 2021
Hello Mr. Vang, We sincerely apologize that your stay with us was anything less than exceptional. We pride ourselves in providing superior customer service and are disappointed you did not feel that. As you know from your previous stays at Shore Cliff we do not usually have an issue with ants. However, after a week of rain, ants seek shelter indoors and this comes with its own challenges for our hotel. After following up with you personally after check-out, I hope we reached an acceptable resolution, and we hope to provide a better experience in the future. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back. Best Regards, Barbara Parra General Manager
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Courtney M wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Room 123 should not be considered ocean view- it looks into pool equipment/storage area. Room 222 toilet never worked properly; maintenance looked at it twice and it constantly broke so bad we had to keep plunger outside of the door of our hotel room and after each use, the lid to tank had to be removed and parts messed with to even flush. Maintenance walked in on me undressed to fix toilet an hour and a half before the scheduled appointment time. Housekeeping came in 30 minutes early/before our late check out regardless of me saying no please come back... again, while I was not dressed. The WiFi did not work, ever. The spa was closed for some odd reason- even though I confirmed twice before our checkin that it was open and fully operational. Multiple lounge chair/swing chairs on property had caution tape on them and were inoperable. I had to call and remind housekeeping for more towels and bottled water, so much so we were nearly late for our dinner reservation as we were waiting on clean towels to shower. At checkout I tried to explain the constant issue with our hotel room toilet and was told “oh we probably need a plumber.” At no point on day 1 did they try to accommodate us and move us into a nicer room given the inconvenience during this special trip. The hotel is located on a cliff side and while the pelicans and seagulls on the property are out of the hotels control, I suggest people to stay elsewhere as the other hotels next door didn’t have the bird issue or the smell.
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Date of stay: August 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lulu Lawag, Guest Services / Front Office at Shore Cliff Hotel
Responded Aug 19, 2021
We appreciate you taking the time to share your review with us. I am sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. This is very disappointing to hear as this is not our intention for our guests' experience at our property. Please let me know if you'd like to discuss this personally. Thank you for letting us know and look forward to hearing from you. With Hospitality, Lulu Lawag Guest Services Manager
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linda32155 wrote a review Oct 2020
Union City, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed here for over 20 years, and happily endorse it. The ocean views are spectacular, and the property is teeming with sea birds. The rooms are comfortable and clean, and the large outdoor pool is surrounded by a glass fence, so you can see the ocean and glorious sunsets while swimming or relaxing in the hot tub. My only two issues would be to lower the accessible room's bed for easier access, & use a low-pile carpet instead of the more slick laminate flooring. Otherwise. we had a wonderful time!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lulu Lawag, Guest Services / Front Office at Shore Cliff Hotel
Responded Oct 25, 2020
Thank you for staying with us again. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our hotel and our staff. Rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty. With Hospitality, Lulu Lawag Guest Services Manager
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Alia S wrote a review Mar 2022
9 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second time at this lovely hotel! It’s unassuming from the highway when you first drive up. I was even afraid we’d be bothered by the noise being so close to pch. I also assumed we’d hear other guests … wrong on both accounts. You can slightly hear the highway but it’s mostly drown out by the lull of the crashing waves. Each room seems to be situated to feel like you have your own private space!
The staff here from the front seat to the maids, kitchen staff and the grounds keepers.. all just genuinely nice and helpful!
The rooms were sparkling clean. Beds are very comfortable (and I’m picky) … blankets soft and cozy!
We can’t wait to come back! I was with my mom both times. This visit was for my bday and they set up a really cute display of sparkling cider (I don’t drink) and two champagne flutes… the little swan towels on bed etc.
The location is wonderful… walking distance to Pismo, hiking trails across the highway, Morro bay is about 30 minutes drive.
We are already planning our next visit!
Special thank you to the really wonderful women at the front desk who helped us.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lulu Lawag, Guest Services / Front Office at Shore Cliff Hotel
Responded Mar 10, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your amazing review with all of us on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear this was your second visit to our property. It is always a pleasure hearing about all of the positive adventures and amenities that made your visit so enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more great getaways. With Hospitality, Lulu Lawag Guest Services Manager
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Gina F asked a question Apr 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Pet friendly?
Answer from JustMe724
Santa Barbara, California13 contributions24 helpful votes
When we went at the end of July 2020 it was open. We just had to sign up so there weren’t too many people at a time. They were in 1 1/2 hour blocks of time. Nice clean pool and staff were very friendly.
Carrie R asked a question Aug 2019
Folsom, California74 contributions21 helpful votes
Are there free weights in the fitness center?
Answer from Angela
Lincoln, United Kingdom216 contributions58 helpful votes
Hi sorry no there isn’t it’s machines no loose weights
Lisa N asked a question Apr 2019
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Do the 2 bedroom family suites have a sofa bed in the living room?
Answer from John J
The Villages, Florida9 contributions2 helpful votes
I cannot honestly say. I would contact the property directly. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help!
1 contribution
It varies daylie, but when i was there they had scrambled eggs, egg omelet, bacon, sausage. They also had different pastries and cereal.
Andrea B wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book in advance! "
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Vinay S wrote a tip Jan 2024
10 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Watch out for extra charges, do due diligence on amenities!"
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SingerChef wrote a tip Sep 2023
Washington, DC81 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make time to take a walk along the shore front walk; it's amazing!"
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storm082 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom253 contributions120 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have a vehicle. Outlet shopping and supermarket nearby. Cinnamon bun shop in Pismo worth a visit. Cool cats diner, good meal."
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Paso wrote a tip Aug 2023
42 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevators so pack light"
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PRICE RANGE
$266 - $469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western plus shore cliff hotel pismo beach, best western pismo beach, pismo beach best western
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyPismo Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
99
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SHORE CLIFF HOTEL - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Shore Cliff Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Shore Cliff Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a spa, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Shore Cliff Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shore Cliff Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shore Cliff Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shore Cliff Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Penny's All American Cafe', Ventana Grill, and Papi's Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shore Cliff Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Shore Cliff Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Pismo Beach.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shore Cliff Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Shore Cliff Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Price Anniversary House - Price Historical Park (1.3 miles).
Does Shore Cliff Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Shore Cliff Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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