The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

2757 Shell Beach RoadPismo Beach93449USA
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About The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

Situated between sunny Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, The Cliff Resort provides opulence on the oceanfront.  From the stunning event venues and business center to the sumptuous suites, luxurious spa, children's activities and private beach area, this locale is optimal for leisure, family and business travel.

Rooms and suites vary in size and amenity at The Cliff Resort, offering marble bathrooms, Mascioni linens, ocean/coastal/pool balcony views, turn-down service, rainfall shower heads, whirlpool baths, Keurig coffee makers and fireplaces.

Hotel features comprise free parking, valet, and Wi-Fi, a fully-equipped spa and gym, swimming pool, laundry services, concierge, pet-friendly accommodations, room service,  wheelchair accessibility and airport shuttle service.

Dine on-site for full menu fare at the popular Marisol restaurant and bar/lounge.

Don't miss nearby favorites of Pismo Beach and Pier, Eldwaylen Ocean Park, Avila Valley Barn, Port San Luis Lighthouse, and Margo Dodd Park, all within a seven-minute drive of the hotel.


2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449, USA

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness center / Spa

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Room safe
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking

Positive Reviews

Beautiful Locale, Outstanding Views

The stunning ocean views from this location are worth any price. The pool and Jacuzzi area is very lively during the day, with poolside food and drink service beginning in the afternoon. If you take a swim in the evening, be prepared for a gorgeous sunset view. The restaurant is popular as well, with most guests never leaving the premises for meals. Don't miss the spa for a rejuvenating massage; couples' massages are a favorite there. If you feel like leaving the premises, just venture out onto one of several walking paths or head down for a stroll along the promenade.

Perfect Rooms

Fall asleep to the crashing of waves or the tranquil poolside waterfall. Rooms are spacious, clean and stylishly decorated. Beds are large and comfortable. The lovely marble counters in the bathrooms are very popular, and the balconies or ground floor patios are delightful for enjoying a private sunset. There are blankets and outdoor heaters available in case the evening is a bit cool. Be sure to specify an ocean view if you can - some have even seen humpback whales from their balconies!

Stellar Staff

Excellent customer service all around here from the bellhops and valet hustling to assist their customers, to the front desk serving up complimentary water upon request to the restaurant manager's complimentary sangrias and appetizers every night.

Negative Reviews

Not the Quietest

Some felt the clientele were more of the football fan and bachelorette party sort; those seeking tranquility and quiet romance were disappointed.

Overpriced Provisions

Some were disappointed by outdated decor and the average quality of their experience.

Unsupervised Children

The pool area has been frequently full of unsupervised children, making it other adults' problem to ensure they don't drown or annoy others. Management seems unable to fix this issue.

Rating Overview

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8.3 out of 10 based on 732 reviews