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The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach, California

Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, set on the water's edge of Pismo Beach, is The Cliffs Resort. This private oceanfront getaway overlooks an endless Pacific Ocean, and has quickly become an icon along the California Central Coast. With its contemporary design and Mediterranean-inspired architecture, the hotel invites sophisticated travelers to relax and indulge in an environment drenched in sun over 300 days a year. At The Cliffs Resort, each comfortable guest suite features a marble bath and whirlpool tub, a private balcony, and stunning views of the surrounding sea and landscape. Replete with a heated outdoor pool and an array of relaxing spa treatments, the hotel provides every amenity and service for the utmost in convenience and contentment.

The captivating setting of The Cliffs Resort is close to countless attractions, including the unforgettable Hearst Castle. Located a short distance from world-class golf courses, theaters, art galleries and wineries, guests of the hotel can choose to lounge in casual comfort or to explore the beauty of the surrounding areas in equal measure. If your preference is simply to lounge and relax at this picturesque place, there is always an opportunity to soothe yourself in the outdoor whirlpool, or indulge in a deep-tissue massage. Savor the California fusion cuisine at Marisol, and make sure to take part in its award-winning Sunday brunch. The hotel also has a board-certified cheese chef in addition to a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list to help pair a delicious gourmet treat. Enjoy a soothing escape at The Cliffs Resort, an oceanfront getaway with impeccable service and distinctive amenities to match its pristine California location.

Location of The Cliffs Resort

The Cliffs Resort
2757 Shell Beach Road
Pismo Beach, California

Nearest Airport: SBP

Amenities for The Cliffs Resort

  • General Information
  • 165 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Valet Parking
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Whirlpools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Turndown Service
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • Hair Dryers
  • Satellite Television
  • Televisions
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center
  • Family
  • Kids Club
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Wineries
  • Zoo
  • Art Galleries
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for The Cliffs Resort

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved it! My work put me up here and I was blown away. It's a gorgeous resort with a fantastic view and a short walk to Pismo beach. They have an amazing pool area and a delicious restaurant. I highly recommend this place. Don't miss out!

Roxy B

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We ran away from home for a few days to escape the heat and to just hang out. The Cliffs was a perfect place for that but I could see how a tourist would take a full advantage of the great location to visit neighboring San Luis Obispo or just drive a few minutes to Avila Beach. We stayed put 48 hours, doing nothing more than strolling the promenade bordering The Cliffs and another two hotels. We stayed in the ocean front suite because there were no other rooms available for our last minute reservation. While pricey, the suite (really, just a large room with extra furnishings and a very large bath) was beautifully decorated, comfortable bed, very spacious, with a huge ocean front balcony, robes, slippers, all the necessaries. There is a large swimming pool and families with kids were taking full advantage of the pool and perfect weather. We used the lounge chairs on the beautiful grassy lawn. We decided to eat on the premises so that we would not need to drive. While the restaurant would not win any culinary awards, there were plenty of options to choose from, be it salads, sandwiches, fresh fish, or mains. There is also a happy hour every day featuring certain wines and food. The sitting on the restaurant terrace with the ocean view is worth every last dime. We found service to be adequate. People at the front desk are pleasant enough to transact with. We will definitely return. Perhaps in the low season when prices are better and children are back in school.

Anna G - Los Angeles, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to stay in the Light House Suite on our most recent visit to Pismo Beach. This room has a huge patio area and an amazing view! The room itself is not quite the "suite" we are used to where the bedroom and sitting area are separate. They are divided by a TV wall only. Upon arrival we handed over the keys to valet and were very efficiently greeted and checked in. Walking into the room was great, floor to ceiling windows of the Pacific Ocean :-) !! Going onto the balcony was another story :-( White bird poop stains were all over the floor and on the hand rail. Yes...this is the beach, but it is the hotels Signature Suite. I even left a note and money for the house keeping person to "clean the balcony" the following day. Nope...guess I should have been more specific and called the front desk. My bad. A couple years ago we stayed here and had an issue with our HVAC system and again we another problem with the HVAC system. When I called to notify the front desk they scheduled a tech to address the issue and they did. One of the things we were not aware of was how "dog friendly" this place is. They were everywhere! Walking down our hallway we saw 2 large dogs going into a room. Watching from the balcony I saw dozens being walked by. Smoking....... The hotels policy, I believe, is that there is no smoking on the hotel grounds. This is neither enforced nor observed. When walking in the morning dozens of cigarette butts littered the grass and several were just rubbed out on the concrete. On an afternoon stroll I could smell marijuana and cigarettes. The issue is that there is a public walk way between the hotel and the cliffs edge. Trail to the beach. Sadly on my walk to the beach I saw about a dozen beer cans and other litter in the storm water runoff stream that goes under the bridge of the path to the ocean. It was really depressing to see this as I know there are multiple hotels in the area. Our overall experience was good. However, I would be quick to address any short comings and inspect the HVAC system as soon as you check in. Understand that anything that faces the pool will be noisey. A big positive was that we didn’t hear anything from the pool area from our room, only the soothing sound of the ocean waves against the rocks! Recommendations: If you are a coffee drinker like I am, bring extra water for the Keurig and creamer. That or ask for more. The Cliffs isn’t close to a coffee shop and getting my car out of valet was not something I wanted to do first thing in the morning. Tried the coffee at the restaurant and was disappointed. Do try room service! We had a great experience, the staff was quick and friendly. Rosa’s for Italian will deliver! Looking for a great in room dining experience? Order food from Rosa’s! This is one of our favorite places and we love enjoying the sunset and dinner from the room.

SocalDD - Los Angeles, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

As we arrived around 10:00 P.M. we were greated at our vehicle by Ryan, a very nice young man who helped us with luggage and registration. Being hungry and no restaurants close by that we're open he gave us directions and recomendations for a few places. Our room was so nice and comfortable with a coffee maker . The next morning I walked the cliff and then down the stairs to the beach to play in the tide pools.. so wonderful to be able to see the waves and sealife and look for shells. The restaraunt at the Cliffs, Marisol, has a wonderful menu . Although, I only asked for a cafe mocha to go, they don't really have that on the menu, The hostess took my order and went to the kitchen to make one!!! Yay! Cause she used to be a barrista. I love this place. Rest relax and renew your spirit.

Jody G - Wickenburg, Arizona

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful from the time we walked in. Valet Service is top notch. Tiana at the desk checked us in. Anna and Janae and one other gave the best facials I have had in a very long time, along with a foot scrub. Rooms were large and clean. Everything about staff and the facility was terrific. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Very accommodating for all our needs. Restaurant was great for the breakfast buffet. Omelets made to order. Natchos are perfect for that late night snack. Pool and Jacuzzi was nice but the beach is just a short walk so why use the pool? Will always stay here when we come to town.

Sinthia16222 - Flagstaff, Arizona

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