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Shore Cliff Hotel
Ranked #9 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Beaumont, California
1 review
“Anniversary getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Great place!! very nice, very clean, friendly staff, housekeeping staff was great, professional, attentive,and very nice. Their continental breakfast was limited due construction going on in their main lobby and dinning room area. Spectacular views, very quiet, very private, Awesome getaway!! Anxious to plan my next getaway!! :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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FunInSunPismoBeach, General Manager at Shore Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
First, thank you for your detailed feedback of your stay. Although all rooms on property do provide an ocean view, the oceanfront rooms do offer the most complete panoramic view. We are so happy that you brought it to our attention that you had envisioned something different and we were able to accommodate you and provide you with the experience you were looking for.
We pride ourselves on providing quality service and comfortable accommodations. We are currently investigating the internet issue. With many travelers now streaming movies from their devices, it is at times difficult to get a super signal to all. We hope that you will return to visit us soon.

Karen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

This place is our new favorite beach getaway. We've stayed several times over the last few years, our most recent stay over spring break. We've stayed in both ocean view rooms and two-room suites.

The staff is very friendly. From front desk to housekeeping we were warmly greeted. The rooms and grounds are clean, and the view is incredible. The kids love the heated pool and loved wandering around the grassy/gazebo area.

The breakfast is decent with quite a few options, including pancakes (another kid pleaser!).

The property does not have beach acess, but you can follow a path through neighboring hotel properties to reach stairs to the beach. It's nice if you just want to walk around the beach, but if you have a lot of gear (as we do with the kids) you'd be better off driving over to the pier area.

The room was clean and comfortable and fairly spacious. The toiletries are nice -Bath and Body Works brand. My only complaint is the pillows were not the most comfortable. They are small, square, and a little firmer than we prefer.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FunInSunPismoBeach, General Manager at Shore Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
We are happy to see that you enjoyed your family vacation at the Best Western PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge. We knew the pancakes would be a hit with our younger guests as well as the big kids. The coastal walkways are beautiful when you are not hauling a day’s worth of necessities, so I agree with the short drive to the pier.
We look forward to your next stay and please feel free to contact our guest services for any items you may need such as a different type of pillow. We will do our best to accommodate any request. Thank you for your business and we’ll see you soon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We chose this hotel because of its claim to have the biggest heated outdoor pool of all the hotels in the area and it did not disappoint! Beautiful warm clean pool -- you can even do laps if you get in when the pool opens at 8 am. After that, it fills up, especially on weekends. Nice hotel in a spectacular setting, perched on the cliff overlooking Pismo Beach. Wonderfully pet-friendly; they even supplied 2 kinds of Buddy Biscuit treats (regular and grain-free!). Room (on the pet-friendly 1st floor) was spacious and clean. If I had any suggestions, it would be to provide more healthy choices at breakfast (all the cereals and yogurts were high in sugar), but other than that, a great place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FunInSunPismoBeach, General Manager at Shore Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback. We are thrilled that you and your furry travelling companion enjoyed your stay. We know that it is important to be hospitable to every member of the family. Be sure to check us out on Facebook and submit your pet’s photo for our Pet of the Month!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

After having a very disappointing stay in Monterey we told the receptionist, we would like a nice room for a change and he was very kind to give us an upgrade.
The roos are nice and spacious with a view to the sea. Pity there are no bathrobes available, only in the suites or to buy for 60 $ ...so the heated outdoor pool was not an option.
The breakfast is not bad, but the room is without atmosphere and heart...very cold, blank tables, cold floors and not a single flower anywhere...this room could be upgraded with small things, to make the start into the day more pleasant.
Overall, for a night break on the way to or from LA its fine. Sure in summer with good weather things look different. We had rain and it was cold, being march...

Room Tip: Seems like the room in the same building as reception are better, at least we had an upgrade to one...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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FunInSunPismoBeach, General Manager at Shore Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your stay at the Best Western PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge. We are glad that you enjoyed the room and wish the weather had been more pleasant so you could have enjoyed more of the area. I greatly appreciate the suggestions on the breakfast room as well. We will take a look at how we can warm the room. We recently added the surfboards and will continue to create more personality.
We look forward to your next stay with us
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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

We were on a family trip up the central California coast and chose to spend a night at Pismo Beach to unwind. We love an unobstructed view of the ocean and the sound of the ocean waves breaking on the rocks; finding a quiet, private spot to enjoy the ocean horizon and sound of the sea was our goal. I found what looked like a good deal on the Internet (Expedia, prepaid rate) and booked a room that was advertised as having an ocean view. The sample room photo showed an unobstructed view of the ocean off the balcony, so I figured we were all set for peaceful bliss.

We arrived at the hotel in mid-afternoon, and promptly checked in. The front desk agent (manager?) welcomed us warmly, and gave me a key to a second-floor room in the tower. The hotel is configured as an ocean-front block (where the lobby is located) and a separate tower with three wings. Our assigned room was located near the center of the tower, with a view that was partially blocked by an adjoining wing of the tower and directly overlooking the busy pool. The ocean was visible from the balcony, but off in the distance past the pool. It was definitely not what we thought we had booked, and did not afford us the relaxing, quiet ocean experience we were expecting.

I promptly went back to the front desk and expressed my concerns. The agent (manager?) insisted that we had booked an "ocean view" room on Expedia, and that the Expedia room was not an "ocean front" room. I was aware that she had me over a barrel because the rate was prepaid, and the payment had already been made before we arrived. To her credit (and the hotel's), she offered me a different room with a slightly different bed configuration (2 queens vs. 1 king) in the "ocean front" block as a replacement, for the same price. After checking it out, we found that the new room was more like what we thought we had originally booked, and accepted it.

Once in the room, our experience was excellent. The room was recently renovated, clean, comfortable, well-decorated and generally quiet. We enjoyed the view and the sound of the waves, and even had a visit from a curious seagull. The beds were comfortable and offered a good night's sleep. We ordered dinner from a local Italian restaurant using the in-room delivery service, which we enjoyed on the balcony. All in all, it was a fabulous evening.

Some notes: The in-room wireless Internet was free and worked, but wasn't very fast-- about equal to a slower DSL line. It was able to accommodate all of my devices, including two phones and a tablet. There are vending machines with sodas in multiple locations, although they carry different products. For example, the vending machine at the pool end of the "ocean front" block has only Pepsi products, but the vending machine in the tower carries Coca-Cola products. If you book your room through a service like Expedia, pay careful attention to the type of room, as "ocean view" and "ocean front" apparently mean different things, and the difference is significant.

Room Tip: Make sure to book an "Ocean Front" room if you want a view of nothing but the ocean.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Madera, California, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Great Hotel with all rooms having ocean view, have stayed there many times and never had a problem, nice place. Close to great restaurants and activities, Good place to eat on site also. Rooms are always clean and neat.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Shore Cliff Hotel
Address: 2555 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2111
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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:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shore Cliff Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched atop the cliffs in Pismo Beach, 90 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Shore Cliff Hotel, formerly 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 Hotel 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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