The Cliffs

2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, United States
+1 805 773 5000

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8.7

Excellent
based on 1,526 reviews
The Cliffs - Pismo Beach, CA
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Good to know

Distance to city center 3.1 mi
Location rating 9.1
Nearest Airport San Luis Obispo County
Distance to airport 5.7 mi

Rooms

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Queen Rooms

$179+

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$179 per night
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$184 per night
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$195 per night
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$212 per night
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$212 per night
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$226 per night
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$234 per night
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$256 per night
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$256 per night
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$291 per night
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$319 per night
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Queen bed
$330 per night

Double Rooms

$189+

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Unknown
$189 per night
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Unknown
$220 per night

Standard Rooms

$176+

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$176 per night

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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
  • Excellent
    Jan 2020
    9.0

    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.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020
    10.0

    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.

  • Good
    Jan 2020
    7.5

    Great ocean views

    Needs a facelift. Rooms and bathrooms are a bit dated and worn

  • Good
    Dec 2019
    6.7

    The location though the staff could have been more welcoming and helpful

    It was average

  • Mediocre
    Dec 2019
    3.8

    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.

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About

Overview

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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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.7 Excellent

based on 1,526 reviews

9.1

Location

9.0

Cleanliness

4.9

Value

2.2

WiFi

Things to Know

  • Nice building
  • Friendly service
  • Great view

Check in

4:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
Business center
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle rental
Spa
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Tennis
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Sauna
Free airport shuttle
Storage available
Beachfront
Terrace/Patio
EV charging station
Elevator
Hiking
Massage
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Hairdryer
Pets not allowed
Train station shuttle
Free valet parking
Wedding services
Golf

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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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Pismo Beach Pier 3.2 mi
  • North Beach Campground 3.9 mi
  • Pismo Beach Prime Outlets 4 mi

Getting Around

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

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