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Cliff House Inn on the Ocean

6602 Old Pacific Coast Highway, Mussel Shoals, Ventura, CA 93001
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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've driven by this place dozens of times and so on a recent trip back home, we decided to stay for one night. The property and rooms are definitely dated, but you can't beat the location and the view. They have a nice pool that is just steps from the ocean (no beach) and there are plenty of lounge chairs... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cliff House is older, quaint & great for getting out of the heat and out of the city. The rooms are adequate, clean not TOO small. At night, you can open the window and listen to the ocean as you go to sleep! The is no A/C but an open window on the opposite side of the room offers... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a graduation party on the grounds that lasted until midnight. They were very loud. In the morning stomping feet in the room above provided an early wake up . The view was very nice as was the pool but we did not have use of it due to the party

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a charming cove, this unpretentious motor lodge has outstanding views. We stayed in the one suite, room 12, and it is worth every penny. We could lay in bed and see the moon rise over the sea. Magnificent. Don't expect luxury. It's perfect just the way it is.

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Sierra Madre, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for my husband's 40th birthday celebration. The staff at the Shoals Restaurant were incredibly accommodating for our dinner party with several young children. There isn't a kid's menu, but they served up some great kid-friendly dishes none-the-less! The adult meals were excellent, and the view from the outside dining was incredible. The beach was perfect for boogie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

You can imagine yourself sharing this inn with Bogart and Bacall, Tracy and Hepburn, or Gable and Lombard. Yes, the rooms and building seem are very old (even though recently remodeled again), the air conditioning is straight out of the 50's, and both the stairways and walkways are very rickety, but you cannot help but love this place. The view,... More 

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Atascadero, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Room 12 has THE most amazing view! We had two rooms which looked like back in the day might have been a 1 bedroom apartment but now is just a cute, slightly funky suite that worked great for our family. The room had also just been repainted and re-carpeted. You do hear the highway in the back room but it... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

While traveling from San Jose to Orange County we stopped on 101 to change drivers. It was lunch time and the exit led us to the Cliff House which had a restaurant. We took a chance and it proved to be a wonderful surprise. The food was great and we talked to some other diners who had stayed at the... More 

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This hotel is worth just one night on your journey on the Pacific Coast Highway. All rooms indeed are facing the ocean and you can hear the waves crushing into the shore. But you also hear anyone who is walking by your windows or who is by the small pool or playing table tennis. We were on the first floor... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

In Room #11, where we stayed, through huge floor to ceiling windows we could see waves crashing over rocks. This hotel is not "by" the sea but "on" the sea. Sure, it could use some up grading but the spacious rooms still have a rustic 50's feel. The front desk staff are helpful and friendly. Being lulled to sleep by... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Cliff House Inn on the Ocean

Address: 6602 Old Pacific Coast Highway, Mussel Shoals, Ventura, CA 93001
Location: United States > California > Ventura
Price Range: $169 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cliff House Inn on the Ocean 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Cliff House Inn On The Ocean Hotel Ventura
Cliff House Ventura
Cliff Shoals Restaurant House
Cliff House Bed Breakfast Shoals Restaurant Ventura
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