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The Cliffs Resort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location & a very friendly & helpful staff! Take the stroll up & down the boardwalk to the beach. It's just soothing for the soul. The areas around Shell Beach are also fun to visit... This is an area & hotel we will return to.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our go to hotel for sun, fun, wine to waves. Good half way point if driving down the coast, this a good spot to relax for a couple of days. Great location just between San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. Great service hotel for the right price, has a great pool, with views high above the Pacific Ocean. Food and... More 

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Thank Brian M
Stefi B, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Wow, Brian M ~ thank you for such kind words! We are honored to be your "go to hotel" in the area, and I'm happy we have provided a nice respite for you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Take care, Stephanie More 

Palo Alto, California
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a hotel with magnificent view of the cliffs and ocean. There is a nice walking path along the cliffs with wonderful flowers. We have used this hotel as a family reunion for birthdays and holidays for many years. We love the rooms, the pool and the lawn to play bocce and croquet. We just had a large dinner... More 

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Thank Navigator2120
Stefi B, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Navigator2120 ~ thank you for your continued loyalty to our hotel and restaurant. I am so sorry that the service at your dinner was subpar. I will check in with our Restaurant Managers to be sure that they are following up on your comments. I hope this experience will not keep you away, however, we would love to have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco, an excellent option to stop, located on a cliff offers wonderful view, very comfortable facilities, with a magnificent pool and jacuzzi. drinks in the restaurant are unmissable offer heaters and blankets if the breeze is presented.

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Thank Joaquin G
Stefi B, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Joaquin G ~ We are honored that you chose our hotel on your coastal California trip, and even happier that you enjoyed yourself so thoroughly! Take care, Stephanie More 

ojai,ca
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose not to stay at The Cliffs. Looked at two rooms and were not thrilled with either one. Hotel needs some updating. Pool area was nice, lots of people. Restaurant looked really nice. Staff was very friendly. And there are dog friendly rooms!! The credit card info I used to reserve the room was stolen and used to purchase... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a nice one night stay at this hotel recently, mainly because we enjoyed the resort's beautiful location alongside the cliffs above Shell Beach. I loved walking along the boardwalk and taking in the views, and the kids had a blast walking down the steps to beach and playing in the sand until sun set. One note about rooms:... More 

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Thank marieny524
Stefi B, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

marieny524 ~ Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you and your kids enjoyed the beach and ocean views. However, I am sorry you didn't get the full feeling of a resort that you had hoped for. I will share your valet experience with our Bell Captain, so we can train our staff to better (and more safely)... More 

Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room was ocean view in the fourth floor. Pricing for our room was excellent for an ocean view room as we have paid five times as much in Carmel. Room was newly refurbished and well decorated. The hotel is undergoing renovations and updating so request one of those rooms as you will be delighted. Paintings were reminiscent of mid... More 

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Thank Pat C
Stefi B, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Wow, Pat C ~ thank you for the glowing review! It sounds like you had a chance to explore our property from selfie spot to tidepools, and I am so glad you enjoyed it. You are definitely in good hands with David, he truly loves his job and making sure our guests leave happy! We look forward to your next... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was wonderful and the staff greeted us with smiles. The grounds are beautiful! My only dislike was the air conditioning system did not work properly and the level of outside noise was a bit much and lasted until well past midnight. Otherwise it was a nice place to stay.

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Thank Stephanie I
Stefi B, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Stephanie I ~ Thank you for your feedback, I am thrilled that you were welcomed so warmly by our staff! While we want everyone to enjoy their time with us, we definitely don't want guests' celebrations to intrude on others. In the future, please let us know if there is noise into the night as our "quiet hours" start at... More 

Oak Park, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Cliffs for a wedding and had a discounted rate and it was STILL expensive. Our room was spacious and clean, comfortable beds. The hotel could definitely use a facelift and they absolutely need to upgrade their pool furniture. Was slightly disappointed by the pool setup. Pool is pretty small and most of the lounge chairs were... More 

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Thank Amanda B
Stefi B, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Amanda B ~ I am glad you had a nice time at the wedding, and that you enjoyed the ocean views from our property. Going into our winter season, the property (and pool) is less busy and we offer many room specials, you can find these specials on our website. Thank you, Stephanie More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked 2 connecting ocean view rooms with the travelzoo promo directly with the hotel. The rooms were in the 4th floor in the main building with beautiful views of the ocean. The pool was great, we enjoyed the happy hour cocktails and appetizers. Our kids loved getting Ice Cream Sundaes, the kids menu had a great variety and good... More 

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Stefi B, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Paulina2T ~ It sounds like a great trip for everyone in the family, that's so good to hear! I hope we have a chance to welcome you back soon. Take care, Stephanie More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oceanfront full-service resort with sweeping ocean views, beautifully located 100 feet above Shell & Pismo Beaches. Deluxe guest rooms with private balcony and mountain, pool or ocean views. Complimentary Friday night wine and cheese reception and Kids Club seasonally. Heated, outdoor oceanfront pool, Spa services and 24-hour fitness center. Full service restaurant with room service, focusing on fresh, local produce and providers, as well as an oceanfront lounge with Happy Hour specials Monday through Friday. Breakfast served Mon-Sat 7 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch 8 a.m -2 p.m. Lunch Daily 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Dinner Daily 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music select days throughout the year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cliffs Resort

Address: 2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: $214 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Cliffs Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 165
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Also Known As:
The Cliffs Hotel Pismo Beach
Cliffs Hotel Pismo Beach
Cliffs Resort Pismo Beach
Cliffs Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach Cliff Resort
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#10 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
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