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The Cliffs

3.5-star3.5 stars
2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449, United States of America

3.5-star beach resort with spa, near Avila Hot Springs
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Great room
Delicious food
Complaints about WiFi
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From 1,153 reviews

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The Cliffs

from £227
  • Classic Room - Non-Ocean View, 2 Queen Beds

What’s around The Cliffs


  • Avila Hot Springs (27-minute walk)
  • Margo Dodd Park (35-minute walk)
  • Pismo Beach Pier - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Avila Beach Community Center - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Central Coast Aquarium - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Pismo Beach Prime Outlets - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove - 4.3 mi / 7 km
  • North Beach Campground - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) 12-min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) 31-min drive
  • Grover Beach Station 7-min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station 11-min drive
  • Guadalupe Station 24-min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 160 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle (available on request)

  • Free train station pick-up


  • Free valet parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The on-site spa has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


On Site

  • Sauna
  • Spa tub


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

The Cliffs’s small print


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Also known as

  • Cliffs Hotel Pismo Beach
  • Cliffs Pismo Beach
  • Cliffs Resort Pismo Beach
  • The Cliffs Resort
  • Pismo Beach Cliff Resort
  • Cliffs Pismo Beach
  • The Cliffs Hotel Pismo Beach
  • Pismo Beach Cliff Resort
  • Cliffs Resort Pismo Beach
  • Cliffs Resort
  • Cliffs
  • Cliffs
  • Cliffs Hotel Pismo Beach

Optional extras

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 15.95 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 141 reviews

Good 6.0
The beds were way tooo soft. There was no parking other than valet
Jenn, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect Place for a Getaway
Service was excellent. Rooms were very comfortable. Loved the pool and hot tub. Had brunch for our friends birthday and the food was excellent.
Deanna, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Girls Weekend
Overall the stay was great. Service went from FABULOUS to iffy. It all depended on who you got at the time. Some of the front desk staff went above and beyond and then there were people you thought had no clue. Valet service was superior! The restaurant Manger David was exceptional as well as Emily the Hostess in the restaurant. Curtis was just an all around great guy and seems to now a little about everything! I will stay there again, the rooms, the views and the food are outstanding!
Carol, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Our room had a fireplace
Customer service is amazing. We stayed on the 5th floor and our room had a fireplace. The whole atmosphere is amazing. I can’t wait to return.
Theodore, us1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
I was traveling back from Disneyland trip with family. Had plans of spending time in Pismo area, because we came to Cliffs resort a year ago. Had a lot of fun on that trip. We checked in late, because of bad traffic leaving Southern California area. First issue was the room we were given, smelled like sewage. Then they gave us a second room. That room was fine, conditions wise. But around 1am loud people walking the halls, that lasted a while. The next morning, we were awaken to loud machine outside our room, beeping and honking to the point where I went out on balcony to see what it was. A man on a cherry picker, literally outside my room. My wife called the front desk to make a complaint. Shortly after, we checked out. At check out, a woman handed me two complimentary breakfasts, next door. There was four of us in my group. Four of us ,who were put out in our stay. Probably, won’t stay there again.
Matt, us1 night family trip

The Cliffs

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