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The Cliffs

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Address: 2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
. Variety of views In each spacious guestroom at The Cliffs, a balcony or patio offers views of the ocean, pool, or cliffs and coastal mountains. Oceanfront pool The ocean-view pool includes a terrace that accommodates weddings; the fitness center also provides ocean views; a spa is on site.Surf and turf Perched on a cliff 150 feet above the Pacific Ocean, this hotel is one mile north of the Central Coasts popular Pismo Beach and 10 miles from historic downtown San Luis Obispo.

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Room amenities:

Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - complimentary
Television - Flat-panel
Non-smoking rooms only
Cribs (infant beds) available
Iron/ironing board
Clock radio
Window opens
Electronic/magnetic keys
Extra towels/bedding in room
Shower/tub combination
Bathroom telephone
Hair dryer
Private bathroom
Turndown service (on request)
Wake-up calls
Refrigerator (on request)
Coffee/tea maker
Voice mail
Air conditioning
Complimentary newspaper
Climate control
Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Premium bedding
CD player
Pay movies
Cable/satellite TV
Premium TV channel(s)
  Property amenities:

Pick up service from train station
Smoke-free property
Room service (limited hours)
Number of rooms: 160
Body treatments
Wedding services
Business center
Air-conditioned public areas
Airport transportation (complimentary) available on request
Fireplace in lobby
Picnic area
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Laundry facilities
Gift shops or newsstand
Number of floors: 5
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff
Safe-deposit box - front desk
Secretarial services
Audio-visual equipment
Internet access in public areas - complimentary
Banquet facilities
Meeting rooms (small groups)
Event catering
Conference room(s)
Parking (valet)
Parking (free)
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Fitness equipment
Complimentary newspapers in lobby
Concierge desk
Massage - treatment room(s)
Spa services on site
Spa tub
Swimming pool - outdoor
Location highlights
  • On beach
  • Water nearby
  • Full-service health spa nearby


Travelers tip on dining You must make a trip out to Cayucos and try the Ultimate Salmon Sandwich at Ruddell’s Smokehouse!. Cons: The elevator was slow, the type of floor in the hallways weren’t conducive to the bins that the hotel staff rolled around (made a lot of noise at inconvenient times), the hotel wouldn’t provide complimentary toothpaste, someone at the front desk gave us the wrong directions (thought southbound meant we were coming FROM the south), there was quite a lot of noise coming from parties/weddings out by the pool.High expectations not exactly met Pros: The air was clean (not smokey), the bed was super comfy, the room came with a nice soft sofa, a desk a mounted flat panel TV and a chic alarm clock, the room had a balcony with a partial view of the ocean, free valet parking for hotel guests.

. I’ll certainly be back.Very nice, I’ll be back location and views ! hotel is quite nice and the food and service is excellent.

. We will be back Travelers tip on dining Marisol, connected to the hotel, has amazing food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Besides the beautiful setting, the hotel staff was amazing and the food was even better.We had a great time There is always something going on.

Great Family Resort We love this Resort.

. My husband will not make sure he eats his clamchowder few times at the famous Splash Cafe in Pusmo Beach. Travelers tip on local attractions We are able to visit the surounding communities, Cambria, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo and enjoy the sightseeings. Comfortable, beautiful, clean, elegant and very convenient...This is our second year back and can’t wait for November to go back.

. Travelers tip on local attractions San Luis Obispo has a nice market on Thursday evening that is worth a visit. The Marisol restaurant next door has a great happy hour. It seems to be a favorite spot for families. I think weekends can get a little crowded and noisy. We were there during the week and were able to enjoy some quiet and pool time.Had a great time We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others.

Good place to surf nearby the hotel. Travelers tip on recreational activities Nice Hotel when your staying in Pismo Beach. Pismo Beach is OK when you like surfing. Nice rooms nice Hotel to stay when you are driving from LA to San Francisco.Beautiful view on the ocean.

. I guess I can live with the screaming kids as that is just life, but the hotel can fix the maid service problem. It was not the relaxing stay I was looking for. Also, rooms are not quiet as I could hear the screaming kids next door, too. Again room service was out cleaning an making a racket, the maids were yelling to each other from 8am to 10am. Sunday was the same thing except I put the sign on my door. On top of it the maids were yelling back and forth between rooms and rolling their carts across the tile floor which is quite noisy.Granted we did not have the do not disturb sign on the door, but I have stayed at a lot of hotels, mainly for business and quite a bit for pleasure, and nowhere have I had room service knocking on my door at 8:15am.Maid service was making a racket at 8am on Sat and Sun mornings Room service was knocking on our door at 8:15am on Saturday morning.

. We will be going back very soon. Our room looked over the pool and ocean view and was extremely clean. When we arrived, we were greeted with a smile and check in was fast. Not staying at this Hotel before we didn’t know what to expect. The resturant, pool side, rooms, service was A+.We had a great experience Our stay was just perfect.

. Very good food and they have tables with ocean view (make a reservation for these). Lots of fun!! Have dinner at Steamers of Pismo. Drive down to Grover and Oceano - this is where you can drive on the beach with your car. Dogs allowed on leash. Nice long pier and an awesome big beach for long walks. Travelers tip on recreational activities Go to Pismo Beach which is about 5 miles from the hotel. I had facials and massages and can really recommend them. the spa service is awesome. Btw. Overall it’s a very nice hotel to come back to after a long beach day. We have never had any other meals at the hotel, so I can comment on the restaurant. If it’s included in your hotel rate it’s ok, but don’t pay extra for it. I would not recommend it. The breakfast used to be very good but has worsen, also the service is not very good. The hotel is right on the ocean and the view is spectacular. The beach is just a few steps away and again you can bring your dog and let them run. The rooms are on the first floor and you can step out thru the patio door and take your dog outside.Dog friendly hotel with easy access to beach If you are looking for a dog friendly hotel - this is the place to stay.

. Terrific food and music - wonderful for the whole family. Travelers tip on dining If you’re there on a Thursday, I recommend going to the Farmer’s Market in downtown San Luis Obispo. Parking is very limited and you will likely have to use valet parking. Definintely recommend the massage at the Spa. Rooms were clean and staff was helpful and courteous. The ocean/pool view -- simply awesome.Terrific place Stayed for the 4th of July weekend.

Travelers tip on getting the most out of your stay ocen view is well worth it. I like dogs but I don’t take mine on vacation. Otherwise staff was very attentive and the room was well appointed. I personally prefer not to share my breakfast on the terrace with large dogs. A lot of pets were not on lease or in control with the owners having to break up confrontations. It seems this is a popular place for dog owners to vacation.A paradise for dog lovers Accomodations were fine, weather was on the cool side and foggy.

Amazing pancakes! Actually everything is amazing - we went 3 times in 4 days!. Travelers tip on dining If you want an amazing breakfast, head to SeaSide Cafe in Pismo beach (Shell Beach Road and Esparto Avenue). The only downside was that the hot tub was not hot - several guests complained, but in the 4 days we were there, it wasn’t fixed. The restaurant (Marisol) was very nice, with attentive service. Easy beach access, nice pool area, lovely outdoor firepit for keeping warm and watching the sunset with a glass of wine.Lovely view, good beach access We were looking for a couple days of relaxation and the Cliffs fit the bill.

. Morro Bay, Avila Beach and their piers fun to explore. Travelers tip on local attractions Old town San Luis Obispo and Mission were located together, the town has been renovated, good restaurants. Very nice local tourist attractions, restaurants and beautiful countryside. We were charged an extra $10 per day with no benefit for us. Good access to Pismo Beach by stairway adjacent to hotel.Good ocean views Hotel was busy on weekend with parties and the restaurant/bar.

. We will stay there again. Good beach access and a nice warm pool with a fire pit to keep warm.Nice place to stay We really enjoyed our stay here.

.very loud crowd, but we still enjoyed it... Lots of "regulars" in the bar on Sunday afternoon and evening. They serve some excellent appetizers in addition to their entrees. Travelers tip on dining The restaurant has a large bar with extended decks for beautiful views. We could walk right down to the water’s edge to watch the sunset. Room was very comfortable, internet service was included, Expedia’s rate was excellent. We were there to unwind after days of travel, so we didn’t mind. There was a wedding on the lawn by the cliffs, and the pool was shut down for maintenance.Great place to relax by the beach We checked in on Sunday afternoon, while the restaurant was still busy with their Sunday brunch.

. Family friendly.Family Friendly Very nice.

Can’t wait to go back Very comfortable --- close access to beach! Wonderful pillows!.

. Hotel staff are friendly and very accomodating. Beautiful view, beach access, excellent dining experience. A very nice place to stay.Beautiful view.

. Keep coming back for the great service, amenities and reasonable price.Great customer service in a great location Have stayed here 4 times now.

.great seafood at a great clam chowder ever and the Cracked Crab... Travelers tip on local attractions Gotta do Splash Cafe. Wish the tubs were bigger but other than that the room was spacious and clean. The pool is heated and there is a hot tub. It is right on the beach with a beautiful view of the ocean. A friend had told me about this place....Amazing view.

. Overall, we thought the price was a little high compared to hotels in the area that are just as nice for less. I guess if people were more considerate, my stay may have been nicer. Adults on the balconies at 6:20 in the morning laughing loudly and making all kinds of noise. Kids running around the halls at 1:30 in the morning screaming and young adults at the pool making loud noises until late in the night. Very noisy all day and night. Our room seemed to have some kind of noisy mechanical equipment above or next to us.Clean but noisy The hotel was nice and clean.

. I can pay about the same amount for a cleaner and quieter room somewhere else. I have stayed at several other hotels in pismo and I was not impressed with this hotel. The service at the hotel seemed pretty good, however I probably will not stay at this hotel again. I did like the contemporary decor in the room and the bed. We didn’t have a patio, as many of the other rooms did. The carpet in our room also had many large stains on it. I could hear people in the hallway, the room next door and outside. It was the noisest room I’ve ever had at a three star hotel. Our room was on the first floor and close to the lobby. My biggest complaint was with our room.It was ok, but too noisy The hotel itself is nice.

Travelers tip on local attractions SLO Farmers Market; Novo Restaurant (eat in the back by the SLO Creek); SLO Downtown. One of the best in California. Definitely stop by the Farmers Market every Thursday night in SLO. The heated pool was a nice touch especially during the unpredictable summer weather which can often be foggy and cool. However, we found overall stay a pleasant experience. This really ruined our initial impress of the hotel. The front desk should have upgraded us for its mistake. Very awful and awkward moment. When we opened the door of our room, we saw a lady on the bed watching TV. Nice heated pool! The hotel staff was friendly but checked us into a room that was already occupied.Nice place for a quick get away.

Travelers tip on recreational activities Take your car to the beach, it’s fun if you don’t get stuck :-). The bathrooms are tiny. In the evening it is hard to find a parking spot. The fountain around the pool is very noisy, especially in the rooms.The Cliffs Nice Hotel for a lazy weekend.