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Central Coast, CA
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed at The Cliffs Resort a number of times, for business or leisure. Usually we stay at their sister resort, The Seaventure (for the spas on the balconies), but we couldn't get an oceanfront room. So, we stayed at The Cliffs in a Lighthouse Suite for 2 nights in early January. The suite had beautiful views, it was...

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So we have two terriers, small, but not yappy. Pet fee was $55.00, thats great. And I hope they keep it that way. Our visit happened in Feb right as the second of the big storms were coming in. Long drive in the rain, slow moving traffic, it took us hours to get there. But check in is 3-4 so...

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

SlammyLBC ~ I'm glad that you made it here safely and that we could be your port in the storm! We do love dogs, I'm happy that your pups were comfortable as well. We look forward to seeing you again this spring! Take care, Stephanie

Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was very nice and the grounds were amazing! I was there for a two day class. The hotel staff was very nice and the room was beautiful. My room was on the first floor and it was a little noisy. It also took the hot water a LONG time (10-15 mins) to start coming out in the morning....

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

Stacey B ~ I am so happy you had a chance to explore the beach path and the hotel, I hope your class also went well! I am sorry for the issues near your meeting room, we are looking forward to some dry weather to have a chance to work on this. I hope we have a chance to welcome...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a place to stay, several hours before we checked in, this place was perfect! Located on the cliffs with a path down to the beach, lovely gardens and large pool and hot tub in the middle of the complex. Staff was very helpful and all managers are out and about greetings guests and everyone is super friendly and...

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

Hvhighexp ~ I am so glad you found us for your getaway! It sounds like you had a chance to explore the grounds, I am happy that you enjoyed them and had some time to relax and talk with our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon (we do have some last minute deals, and as a previous...

Solvang, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Cliffs last week, the night before a business meeting. The front desk staff was very efficient and professional, and exceptionally friendly. Every time I walked by the desk, I was greeted with a big smile and good cheer. The rooms have been remodeled, and they are luxurious and comfortable. The bedding was perfect, the pillows firm....

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

Kelly B ~ I am so glad that you were comfortable and well taken care of during your time with us, and that your meeting was so successful (we love Casey too!)! I hope the leak was not too disruptive to your stay. As soon as it stops raining, we are looking forward to doing repair work. I hope we...

Hewlett, New York, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely outdated. Disgusting old tiny shower. Dirty counter. The view is nothing but dirt. Ceilings are low. Worse then a motel. Won't help finding a place for food since it's late. I wanted to upgrade my room and they wouldn't work with me. The hotel is not fully committed. Very disappointing. Disgusting . Loud. Thin walls.

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

Beatachka ~ I appreciate the feedback from your stay, I'm sorry that our property was not the right match for you. I hope you found a hotel more suited to your tastes. Thank you, Stephanie

Reviewed 1 week ago

The best about this resort is location; it's on top of a cliff overlooking the pacific ocean. There is a walkway (linking several other neighboring hotels) of about half a mile which is very scenic. There is also a stairway from this resort down to the beach and you can see seals swimming around if you are there at the...

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cliffs_resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Lynda T ~ It sounds like you had a chance to explore the beach below our hotel, I hope you got to see the tidepools too! Watching the sea life (from the beach or on property) is always amazing, we are right in the middle of the migration of the grey whales as well. Take care, Stephanie

South Lake Tahoe, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and two friends made the trek this past weekend to The Cliffs Resort (from Lake Tahoe) and boy was it worth it! Everything about this place screams excellence and we had such an incredible time! Charlie, the best server at Marisol, made sure we were taken care of - especially our friend that has been injured from skiing and...

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cliffs_resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Wow, Jessica L ~ I'm so happy that you and your friends had such a great time (despite the skiing injury) and had a chance to explore our property! I love that you enjoyed the comfort of the bed, the best part of vacation is sleeping in! I hope we have a chance to welcome you back again soon. Take...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cliffs Resort has been a Pismo stalwart for decades, and remains a delightful destination for a getaway weekend or a stopover driving up or down the California coast. While the decor and facilities may cater more to the retired set than the jet set, you can't beat the ocean views and the service is outstanding. The restaurant, Marisol, is...

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cliffs_resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, Kenneth B, for putting us on your Pismo must-do list! We're very fortunate with our ocean views, but I'm thrilled to hear about the outstanding service you've experienced. We appreciate your continued loyalty, and look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay! Take care, Stephanie

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked a partial ocean view with a fireplace for one night. We were told at the time of booking if they could upgrade up to a full ocean view when we checked in. There was some sort of mix up but Louie was incredible. He was super kind and patient and upgraded us to an even better room...

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cliffs_resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review

maxandshea ~ I'm sorry for the mix up, but so happy that Louie was able to take care of you, and find you a wonderful room! Louie truly takes his job to heart, and taking care of our guests is his primary goal! We look forward to seeing you on your next stay. Take care, Stephanie

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
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. Friday night wine and cheese reception and Saturday Sangria Reception. Heated, outdoor oceanfront pool, new Spa diaFeliz 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, Lunch and Dinner Daily, as well as Sunday Brunch. 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
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: RM865 - RM1,342 (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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“The oceanfront rooms and suites are worth the extra cost for the lovely view.”
 of 5 bubbles RenaeInCA, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Great Rooms and Pet Friendly.”
 of 5 bubbles SlammyLBC, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I was on the first floor and there was a lot of foot traffic outside. It also took the hot water a LONG time to come out of the shower.”
 of 5 bubbles 809staceyb, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms with hiking path view don't see the ocean, but the beach is just steps away”
 of 5 bubbles KellyB178, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Definitely upgrade to an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles johntK7233AU, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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