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|Distance to city center||3.1 mi|
|Nearest Airport||San Luis Obispo County|
|Distance to airport||5.7 mi|
|"Staff was very friendly and courteous!"||(in 61 reviews)|
|"Room service was super quick"||(in 21 reviews)|
|"Gorgeous views, majestic setting, comfortable room."||(in 28 reviews)|
|"Balcony door jammed repeatedly."||(in 3 reviews)|
|"No direct beach access."||(in 8 reviews)|
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|access to the beach||in 34 reviews|
|amazing bed||in 45 reviews|
|balcony door||in 19 reviews|
|complimentary wine||in 12 reviews|
|great pool||in 51 reviews|
|location loved||in 96 reviews|
|reception staff||in 7 reviews|
|restaurant staff||in 100 reviews|
|room service||in 40 reviews|
|room with very nice||in 17 reviews|
|santa barbara||in 4 reviews|
|spa services||in 15 reviews|
|valet parking||in 32 reviews|
|view of the ocean||in 48 reviews|
Happy Hour M-F from 4p-7p provides free all-you-can eat appetizers with the purchase of a drink. That's a great deal and the food (pizza and pasta) was yummy! The restaurant, Marisol, was amazing. We had wonderful service and food was great. The restaurant also serves coffee for hotel guests in the morning. I also used the spa facilities and had a deep tissue massage with Loren. He was a great therapist and the spa attendant was attentive.
The bathroom was dated and the shower drain was clogged up.
Checking in was fast and easy. The staff was friendly and helpful and professional. We were on our Babymoon and we used the restaurant for dinner, my wife had a massage and the room and ocean view was fabulous! We will stay again when in the area.
Great ocean views
Needs a facelift. Rooms and bathrooms are a bit dated and worn
The location though the staff could have been more welcoming and helpful
It was average
The views are beautiful
Staff were all rude, unfriendly and unhelpful from checkin to the restaurant and spa, to checkout. Beds were uncomfortable and was given a room over the parking lot. A resort fee should not be charged on top of the already overpriced accommodation. I wouldn’t waste my time and money on this hotel the photos are deceptive it is very tired.
The Cliffs Hotel and Spa is an upscale resort that offers comfortable accommodation for couples, families and other guests. Each room features spacious works stations, flatscreen TVs, and Italian marble. Upgraded suites come with beach and pool access, while others offer private patios and wrap-around balconies with sweeping views of the ocean.
Dining options at the hotel revolve around MARISOL, a full-service restaurant that serves California-inspired cuisine, weekend brunches, and an extensive wine list. The hotel also boasts an award-winning bar, where guests can enjoy microbrews, cocktails, and more while soaking in the scenery.
The heated, outdoor oceanfront pool offers poolside dining so guests don’t have to tear themselves away from the ocean breeze. Direct beach access is also available, as well as a full-service spa, a 24-hour gym, and a sauna. Guests don’t have to venture far from The Cliffs to find hiking, golf, and a winery—they’re all located within moments of the hotel.
With its location in San Luis Obispo County between Los Angeles and San Francisco, The Cliffs is close to many of the coast’s top attractions. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to San Luis Obispo Airport, 12 miles away, and the nearest Amtrak station, about 6 miles away. It’s also located within a 20-minute drive of T Pismo Dunes Natural Preserve and Pismo State Beach.
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- Nice building
- Friendly service
- Great view
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at The Cliffs
What are the available services for couples spending their honeymoon at The Cliffs resort?
If you are celebrating getting married at the resort, consider booking the Honeymoon Dreaming package for your stay. You will be given The Sunset Suite which has its own Jacuzzi tub, you will get a complimentary bottle of champagne and some chocolate, and breakfast can be enjoyed in bed every morning in privacy. Included in the package are also a couple’s massage treatment at the spa, dinner at Marisol restaurant, as well as a meal by candlelight with a local bottle of wine on your suite’s patio.
Can I book a combination of treatments at the spa at The Cliffs resort?
Guests wishing for a special spa experience and a few different treatments can look into booking one of the four available spa packages. The Detoxifying Day Package goes for over 3h and includes a Detox Body Treatment, a Massage and a Facial customized to your needs. Glow Day is a 2h package which includes a Revitalizing Treatment for your body, a customized facial and an eye treatment. The Express Package includes an Express Massage and an Express Facial, followed by a scalp massage, all in under 2h. Finally, if you are looking at enjoying this experience with a friend or a partner, you can book the Cliffs Signature Couples’ Escape, which goes for over 3h, and includes for each of you a massage, a steam treatment, a Tranquility Body Treatment and an Express Facial.
What are the room configurations of accessible rooms at The Cliffs resort?
The hotel offers multiple accessible rooms, all in king size configurations, with both pool view and non-view options available. All ADA compliant rooms are located on the lobby level, and they are equipped with wider bedroom and bathroom doors, lowered mattresses, and accessible bathroom features such as grab bars and roll in showers. In addition, they all have ADA compliant alarm systems.
Is it possible to pre-pay for my stay at The Cliffs resort?
Whether you are looking to pre-pay for your own stay to ensure everything is set up by the time you arrive, or whether you would like to pay for the stay of a family or friend, you will be able to pre-pay room charges at the resort up to 48h prior to the arrival date. Not only can you prepay your room charges, but you are also able to add some amenities up to the day you arrive, such as food and beverage packages or room extras.
What is the easiest way to organize a corporate event at The Cliffs resort?
If you are looking at organizing a business meeting or event during your stay, you can book the CMP Meeting Planners Package available at the resort, which includes the meeting room hire, a gourmet breakfast buffet, as well as lunch and guest rooms with balconies or patios for all participants. This package requires a minimum of 20 participants and is priced per person with the price depending on room occupancy. If you are after something different, the resort’s event planning expert will help you build an a la carte event going through every detail with you including room hire, catering and activities.
Where is The Cliffs located?
The Cliffs is located at 2757 Shell Beach Road, 3.1 miles from the center of Pismo Beach. Pismo Beach Pier is the closest landmark to The Cliffs.
When is check-in time and check-out time at The Cliffs?
Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at The Cliffs.
Does The Cliffs offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, The Cliffs offers free Wi-Fi.
Does The Cliffs offer free parking?
No, The Cliffs does not offer free parking.
Does The Cliffs offer free airport shuttle service?
Yes, The Cliffs offers free airport shuttle service.
How far is The Cliffs from the airport?
The Cliffs is 5.7 miles from San Luis Obispo County. The Cliffs is 22.6 miles from Santa Maria Public.
Can you bring pets to The Cliffs?
No, pets are not allowed at The Cliffs.
Does The Cliffs have a pool?
Yes, The Cliffs has a pool onsite.
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Most Popular Landmarks
- Pismo Beach Pier 3.2 mi
- North Beach Campground 3.9 mi
- Pismo Beach Prime Outlets 4 mi
|San Luis Obispo County||5.7 mi|
|Santa Maria Public||22.6 mi|
|Grover Beach||4.6 mi|
|San Luis Obispo, California||7.9 mi|