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Cliff House Inn on the Ocean
Ranked #1 of 9 Ventura B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 4, 2013

The motel is okay for a couple of nights.
It is stuck between the highway and the ocean. The view is beautiful on one side but the rooms are very noisy because of the road. Also because my window didn't close at all and had to make do.
Food at the restaurant is amazingly good and you can see dolphins as well as surfers in the morning.
In other words: does the job but could be better.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Nice place to enjoy either by yourself for a quiet relaxing escape,or with a special someone. Great location with an awesome view of the ocean. Pool area is beautiful to relax and have a cocktail.Rooms are a little worn and could use some updating , but who cares when your surrounded by such beauty! Had a dellicious dinner by the pool, Would definitely return for a quick getaway.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Anna2360
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We've been visiting the Cliff House for 20 years and it has never changed. The view is fantastic. It is tranquil and exciting at the same time (exciting because of the abundant marine life you can see). The pool is beautiful & clean. We have always had very good meals at the restaurant and the breakfast is good too. The staff was very nice in both the lobby and the restaurant. The rooms could really use some updating. Paint was peeling everywhere and the towels are the worst I've ever had at a hotel. But we come for the atmosphere and it never disappoints. We'll back next year I'm sure.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank curlysneaks
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We arrived around 8 in then evening, having travelled from the east coast and picked up a car at the airport. We chose the location as we were travelling north and it would set us on our way. We were offered a choice of rooms. The one we took had two bedrooms and an interlinking bathroom. The hotel inspector would frown at the eccentric décor but the Pacific lulled you to sleep. The building suffers the proximity to the sea and looks shabby in places but who cares with the views.

We knew we would be eating there and had to be seated straight away. We sat outside and were immediately entranced by the setting. The food was fine and service attentive and friendly. Being away from an urban setting another plus was the starlit sky. If you don't have alcohol and need a drink later it's wise to buy it from the restaurant as, once it's closed, it's a drive to get anything.

We ate breakfast by the pool and close to the beach. It was a good buffet, but you need to be aware of the seagulls unless you guard your food.

Who could beat waking to the sound of the ocean and drawing back the curtains to such a special view. Amongst many places we stayed at on our trip, the Cliff House takes the gold star for location and ambience and will stay in our memory.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Philip S
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

My wife and I were cruising Highway One in California on a 5 day road trip when we came upon this little pearl by the ocean. Romantic rooms, swimming pool and a terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean with pelicans and dolphins. The food in the restaurant and the morning buffet were good and the staff nice and professional. I would consider going back next time I go to California.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank arnve
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed at the Cliff House Inn with my daughter. The pictures on the web site don't do it justice. The view is spectacular and the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks will
relax you like a good massage.
This is the place to come if you want to relax completely. The rooms aren't fancy but the view makes up for it. They have a very good restaurant too!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Pursejunkie1
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a clean 1940's ocean front hotel. It is very clean and nostalgic. The view, staff and location is the reason to choose this hotel. It is located on the old Pacific Coast Highway north of Ventura, California. It has a lovely restaurant, swimming pool and line of lounge chairs facing the ocean. It truly has the most marvelous views with the sound of the surf lulling you to sleep.
They could make a little money if they had wine available before the restaurant opens. We drove up the coast to find a bottle of wine and so did other patrons...
We watched seals, otters, and 2 porpoise swimming while having breakfast...
You do have to cary your own luggage and there are no elevators.

Room Tip: Get the larger room with the large windows.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Cliff House Inn on the Ocean

Address: 6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Mussel Shoals, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
Location: United States > California > Ventura
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ventura
Price Range: $144 - $219 (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 House Bed Breakfast Shoals Restaurant Ventura
Cliff Shoals Restaurant House

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