Booked via phone and got an OK rate, a tad expensive, but Pismo Beach was full that weekend for a car show so took what we could get. Plus we needed a pet friendly room so our small dog could join in the fun, along with 2 queen beds as we had 3 adults in our group. There was a $25 charge per day for the dog extra which seemed reasonable compared to other pet friendly hotels.
When we arrived the room wasn't ready, but they promised it would be by 4pm. We left for a late lunch and they rang at 3.59pm to tell us the room was available. Reception was quite busy but they were maximum capacity. We had a parking space and a parking sticker for the car.
The room was soooo much better than we expected. The 70's style blue shabby motel exterior of the hotel belies the updated rooms and cliff top sea views you are met with when you enter the room. Ours was on the ground floor, 105, a few rooms away from the breakfast room. A huge room with 2 queen beds with luxury linens and plenty of pillows, big screen TV, small fridge, microwave and coffee maker, table and chairs, with a nice large bathroom (shower only) and good toiletries, hairdryer, and finally a little patio with chairs which was perfect to sit and soak in the view of the sea. Our room overlooked the little grassed area which was pet friendly, and there was a patch of grass with rocks and flowers outside the front door too so it was very easy to toilet our pup. The hotel also provided a soft blanket, a dog bowl and tasty treats for our pooch too! Nice touch :) We were super impressed with the cleanliness of the room - pet rooms can often be covered in hair and smell, but this was spotless and smelt fresh the entire time.
Breakfast was DIY cereal, pastries/toast, sausage and egg muffins, boiled eggs, yoghurt, and an entertaining pancake machine, with plenty of juices/coffee/tea to choose from. There are tables to eat at, or like most guests, you can take trays back to your room. The microwave in the room makes it easy to heat the sausage and egg muffins if you have a late riser who might miss breakfast. It was a little odd having to walk our pooch through the breakfast room to access the grassed area for dogs, we got a few outraged looks, but it was the only way to get there.
There is a pool/spa but it was crawling with kids so we gave it a miss.
Just down the road, within walking distance, is a nice park where you can walk your pooch for a real walk. Great views from the cliff tops too. We walked into Pismo within 5 mins so it is close to restaurants and cafes, in both directions.
We would stay at this hotel again, it is expensive, but worth it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Hotel Pismo Beach
- Best Western Pismo Beach
- Pismo Beach Best Western