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Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything was perfectly done. Room was well-equipped and very comfortable. If I am in the area I will stay here every time. The staff was exceptional and the breakfast was amazing. The views were perfect and I even saw a breaching whale and lots of dolphins while eating breakfast.

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

pmcaleer ~ I am glad that you were so well taken care of, we are thrilled to be your new go-to hotel on the central coast! What an amazing breakfast treat, the best "reality show"! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay. Take care, Stephanie

Ottawa, ON
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here over the Easter weekend. Booked a last minute deal on Hotels Tonight. The lobby and rooms were tidy and well kept. Check in was friendly and easy. Valet guys were fast and friendly. The views are spectacular overlooking the ocean. Cons: - Our room was on a corner so our balcony was tiny and the room was a...

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

SouthPacificSarah ~ Thank you for your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your room. Spring break was fairly busy (although not an excuse), I'm sorry your pool experience was less than stellar. I will be sure to share your comments with our pool staff to make sure we are properly staffed and maintained during these high demand...

Chowchilla, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming here for more than 20 years and have never been disappointed. The view is amazing and the hotel is comfortable and clean. They have done some remodeling over the years, it is fresh and in style. The location is close to Pismo (town) and San Luis Obispo as well as the wineries int he area. Wonderful...

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

Dairygirl1 ~ Thank you for your loyalty over the years, we love seeing familiar faces! Wow, over 20 years, we are thrilled to welcome you back and we look forward to your next stay. Take care, Stephanie

ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the rooms were great the beds comfy and the btl water in the fridge is nice, the spa was phenomenal relaxing calming soothing and all the other adjective you can think of except expensive. the pool was busy every time i walked by the parents said it was warm the kids were having a great time, the restaraunt needs a...

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

severnOntario ~ It's great to hear how much you enjoyed diaFeliz, we strive to be an oasis of calm! I will be sure to share your compliments with our Spa staff. Thank you, Stephanie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful stop for us on our spring break trip. The views from the property are spectacular. There was easy access to the beach below. My son loved the fresh cookies (they were delicious). The staff was all friendly and helpful - not stuffy at all. We had a great breakfast next door which filled us up for...

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

Katherina V ~ That's wonderful to hear that you and your family enjoyed your Spring Break stay! I agree, the cookies are fantastic ;) We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Take care, Stephanie

Federal Way, Washington, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a family wedding using the hotel wedding planner, with an outdoor ceremony and reception dinner and dancing on site. We did not stay overnight at the hotel. The venue is beautiful, the food outstanding, and the service attentive and gracious. The event went like clockwork. The bride and groom were highly complimentary of the wedding planner.

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

bt2058 ~ Thank you for your feedback as a wedding guest, I am so glad you enjoyed it! Anna Fergus, our Wedding Coordinator is amazing. She stays behind the scenes, but ensures that everything runs seamlessly. I am so happy the wedding couple had a great evening! Thank you, Stephanie

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are beautiful (and clean!), and the view is phenomenal. Rooms have a small refrigerator which is a big plus. It's not right on the beach, but there are stairs nearby that will take you down to it.

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

GumshoeOK ~ We are so fortunate with our ocean views, and we're happy to share! I hope we will have a chance to welcome you back soon. Take care, Stephanie

San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this hotel&have restaurant&relaxing time after noon in summer time&spring regardless in weekdays or weekend has relaxing atmosphere with good food the finest place in shell beach close to the ocean downtowns luis obispo

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investincalifornia ~ Thank you, so glad you enjoyed yourself! Take care, Stephanie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant next door was booked for drinks, so we had the free strawberry margaritas, hummus and cookies in the lobby. Very friendly restaurant manager (the same restaurant that turned us away!) was serving the margaritas. Room was ok - lots of spider webs on the chairs on the balcony, so we didn't sit out. Beds were super-comfortable! Great views...

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

Sipping margaritas, snacking on hummus, and soaking in the ocean views, sounds like a perfect Happy Hour ~ I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself, Karen S! I will mention the balcony chairs to our Housekeeping Manager, to be sure we are checking those as well as everything in the room (thank you for the note). I hope we will have...

SUFFOLK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This big sprawling hotel sits right on the beach. Guest rooms are housed in a long lean building whilst restaurant and bar in another building. Our room was a long hike from reception but of a very high quality none the less. We tended to get lost trying to find it each time! We hit the bar at Happy Hour...

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

Kirby J ~ Thank you for the feedback on your stay. While I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and the beach walk/pool area, I am sorry that your lounge experience was loud and hectic. I hope we will have a chance to welcome you back for a more quiet and relaxed visit, so you can enjoy...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: RM828 - RM1,747 (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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“Try to have an ocean view.”
pmcaleer, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean Views”
Dairygirl1, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“take a trip to the market on Thursday it's free”
severnOntario, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ocean view has the most expensive rate”
investincalifornia, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea facing room”
KIRBYJ, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
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