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2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 23/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 31 in Pismo Beach
Oceanfront full-service hotel with sweeping ocean views, conveniently located on California Highway 1 and perched 100 feet above Shell & Pismo Beaches. Deluxe guest rooms with private balcony and mountain, pool or ocean views. Friday night wine reception and Saturday Sangria Reception. Heated, outdoor oceanfront pool, Dia Feliz Spa 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 custom cocktails and local refreshment options. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily, as well as a Weekend Brunch. Live music select days throughout the year.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Free public parking nearby
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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phartley1 wrote a review Yesterday
Savannah, Georgia1 contribution
The Cliffs Hotel lived up to the hype. I can't give a review on the Spa or Amenities as we didn't use anything from the pool to Spa, just WFI use only. Everything about this place was excellent. The only bad review I had was there was no shuttle; we had to Uber, our way from the airport to the hotel; as we were told there was a shuttle and given two different times the shuttle would be there, didn't show up, so we uber to the hotel. They didn't have a shuttle to accommodate the time we had to go back to the airport, so we paid a friend to take us to the airport for our flight at 5 am. I wish they would reimburse me for that. We ate at the restaurant across from the hotel, very good. Would we come back? we would in a min. Thank you
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Date of stay: May 2022
JessVee wrote a review Jan 2022
Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada11 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Everything about the Cliffs exceeded our expectations. We stayed in an oceanfront ground floor suite, as we were traveling with our pet but still wanted that beautiful ocean view. The room absolutely lived up to its description online, which is such a rarity these days! Everything was beautiful, clean, and comfortable. We dined at Marisol and were really blown away by the quality of the food. We expected things to be average since you're a bit of a "captive audience" when staying there, but it exceeded expectations and our servers were friendly and lovely. Overall, the Cliffs was a great find and we can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Stefi Bowman, Marketing at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa
Responded 8 Jan 2022
Wow, Jessica ~ I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay! I am glad that you felt our property was well represented on line, but that we were still able to exceed your expectations. We are excited to welcome you back in the new year. Thank you, Stephanie
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TnTGlam46 wrote a review 10 May
Texas17 contributions7 helpful votes
This was my 2nd time visiting…And I am a avid traveler. I choose this hotel for a “Self-Care” getaway. it’s a nice hotel but customer service could be a little better. On my 2nd day the electricity went out on in my room, only 45 min but I had to finish getting ready for a meeting 30 minutes away in the dark and no iron etc. when I returned the TV was not working, the night manager offered me room 301 until it could be fixed (about midnight) I decided to stay on my room and just sit in silence lol. The management gave me a $50 meal credit but little did I know 20% of it went to gratuity (about $17…so actually it was only for $33 for power outage & a full day of no TV) One elevator was out my entire 4 day stay.. guests would be frustrated and just use the stairs Grant it it’s a nice hotel with great views but for the daily price I paid.. something more should have been done to compensate the inconvenience I’ll try Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa next door next month when I have to come back!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Stefi Bowman, Marketing at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa
Responded 1 week ago
I am sorry that you did not have the Self-Care getaway you were hoping for, TnTGlam46 ~ I'm sure it was frustrating for you. Please reach out next time you are in the area, as I would be happy to find the best rate for you and a complimentary upgrade to make up for this stay. I hope we will have a chance to leave you with better memories at our property. Thank you, Stephanie stephanie@cliffshotelandspa.com
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peter O wrote a review 5 May
7 contributions15 helpful votes
I have stayed in the hotel because of the conference, so I did not have too much choice. I have stayed there for the full two days and honestly I would not stay there for the third day anyway. First hotel put me on the first floor, which is generally is ok. Problem with this particular room my windows were facing a walking pass. This hotel is full of dogs, I am ok with dogs, but not at 5am right under my windows. So basically you cannot open my shutters whole day because people are walking 5 feet from your windows with dogs. Shower faucet was leaking bad and they had a sign in the shower about a drought. I went to the fitness center, it was ok for about 30 min. Then very large hotel employee came and did #2 in the bathroom. That was pretty much the end of my workout. Very sad
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Response from Stefi Bowman, Marketing at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Peter, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you did not enjoy your time with us more or the placement of your room, however I hope your meetings went well. I am embarrassed to hear about your experience in the gym ~ I will be sure to speak with our department managers about this situation. Thank you, Stephanie
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Wendy M wrote a review 3 May
25 contributions11 helpful votes
After staying at this hotel a few times, I will look for another place next time. It was very loud outside both of our rooms, one time with the pool and bar being open all night, I get it. The other time a group from a wedding literally sat below our balcony on the lawn all night and talked into the wee hours of the morning. So if you're looking for quiet on the weekend, this is not the joint for you. Also the service is subpar.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Response from Stefi Bowman, Marketing at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Wendy ~ I am so sorry that you did not have a quiet and restful stay with us. While it certainly is not your responsibility, but please call the Front Desk if there are ever any issues with other guests. We would be happy to ask them to move as we have plenty of gathering spaces that aren't near our guest rooms. Please reach out if you would like to give our property another try, I would be happy to assist with a reservation and find a quiet room for you to enjoy. Thank you, Stephanie stephanie@cliffshoteladspa.com
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US$253 - US$435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cliffs Hotel and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail (4.1 km), Monarch Butterfly Grove (6.6 km), and Avila Valley Barn (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid private parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old West Cinnamon Rolls, The Oyster Loft, and Penny's All American Cafe'.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Cliffs Hotel and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.