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“Relaxing Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Cliffs Resort
Ranked #13 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
san luis obispo
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Relaxing Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at The cliffs and enjoyed ourselves greatly! The room had a great view the bed was so comfy and we stayed in the sunset suite so we had an awesome jet tub that was so comfy with an adjustable TV. We watched tv while sitting in a jet tub. Doesn't get much better then that! The jets did randomly turn on at 4am and scare me half to death but we got them off and informed the resort during check out. They were so great about it they gave us $25 off of our stay. It was a good stay overall! Eat at Marisol! The food was better then I expected.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Clarendon Hills, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

The people and atmosphere were very friendly. While the bathrooms could use a bit of updating, the room overall was comfortable (the beds were a bit too soft) to stay and work in. We paid for the daily breakfast buffet which worked out well. Since we stayed 4 nights the buffet was repetitive but the food was very good. Great happy hour specials!

Room Tip: Try to face the pool/ocean...definitely worth the extra $$.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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cliffs_resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review, 22 March 2012
I am very excited to share that we have hired a pastry chef here at The Cliffs, to help enhance our buffet and dessert offerings! We have new flavors of muffins and more fresh fruit on the buffet each day, and with the different omelet fillings available each morning, I hope that guests will be able to design a more personal and delicious breakfast each day of their stay. Hopefully we will get a chance to host you again soon, and you can let us know what you think!
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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

No complimentary breakfast, room was comfortable and stylish. Bad referral for Pacific Dunes Horseback Riding, beware this outfit, they overbooked us, a party of 2 persons on a birthday, don't get your hopes up when dealing with them, recommend J & J Riding further up north or one the others.

Room Tip: Not by an elevator or service door.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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cliffs_resort, Manager at The Cliffs Resort, responded to this review, 22 March 2012
Thank you for letting us know about your experience with Pacific Dunes. While we make recommendations based on our own experiences or what we have heard about service providers in the area, it always helps when our guests come back and let us know how the businesses are currently operating. I hope that J&J Riding was able to turn around your birthday visit and we here at The Cliffs helped make it a very memorable trip on our end!
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Orange, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

This was our 2nd year staying at The Cliffs to celebrate our anniversary. (First time was for our 25th!) We couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Great rooms, comfortable bed and really enjoy the location (walking distance to the beach) and personal customer service and friendly staff at the hotel. Special thanks to David Kline, Restaurant Manager at Marisol, who made our anniversary dinner (Valentine's day) a very memorable night with great food at a romantic table by the fireplace. Highly recommend The Cliffs for a romantic getaway! Watching the sunset by the outdoor fireplace was tops!

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Although not a 5-star property our stay here was very pleasant. The staff were helpful and friendly. We stayed on the 2nd floor with ocean views which were great. I suspect form the 1st floor there would be no view. The pool and spa were clean and in a great location. A cliff edge walk was right in front of the hotel. The onsite dining was a little disappointing so we walked next door for breakfast the next day. The rooms were well fitted out with a comfy bed and lounge + balcony to sit on. The bathroom was small but had everything needed and was clean. Better than average but not outstanding

Room Tip: If you want a view be on the second floor
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Cliffs Resort

Property: The Cliffs Resort
Address: 2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#10 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price range (per night): $267 - $380
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Cliffs Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront full-service resort with sweeping ocean views, beautifully located 100 feet above Shell & Pismo Beaches. Deluxe guest rooms with private balcony and mountain, pool or ocean views. Friday night wine and cheese reception and Saturday Sangria Reception. Heated, outdoor oceanfront pool, new Spa diaFeliz 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 Happy Hour specials Monday through Friday. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily, as well as Sunday Brunch. Live music select days throughout the year. ... more   less 
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