Get an overview of this hotelCliff-top Pismo Beach hotel on Shell Beach

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Popular property highlights

Free valet parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Outdoor pool
Business centre

Surf and turf

Perched on a cliff 150 feet above the Pacific Ocean, this hotel is one mile north of the Central Coast's popular Pismo Beach and 10 miles from historic downtown San Luis Obispo.

Oceanfront pool

The ocean-view pool includes a terrace that accommodates weddings; the fitness center also provides ocean views; a spa is on site.

Variety of views

In each spacious guestroom at The Cliffs, a balcony or patio offers views of the ocean, pool, or cliffs and coastal mountains.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Cliffs' 6,750-square-foot oceanfront terrace and a heated splash pool are open year-round. From late spring through summer, a pool attendant provides sun block, towels, hula hoops, beach toys, and radios/CD players; cocktails and snacks are also available seasonally. A wooden staircase leads to semi-private Shell Beach. Guests can indulge themself in the Cliff's Spa, featuring a spa tub and therapeutic and relaxing treatments in spacious treatment rooms.

Complimentary shuttle service to and from the San Luis Obispo train station, airport, and downtown shopping area is available by advance request.

The 24-hour fitness center is equipped with TVs, treadmills, stationary cycles, elliptical, weights and sauna.

  • Picnic area 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Sauna 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 160 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Marisol Restaurant - Marisol, or "The Sun and the Sea," marries California Coastal Cuisine and Modern Latin Flavors. All dishes feature produce from local farmers, seafood fresh from local fishermen, and naturally raised meats and poultry. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

SeaCliffs Lounge - Sports lounge/weekend dance club with DJs, weeknight happy hour specials, and light meals. Central Coast wines are available by the glass. A wraparound deck offers views of the ocean and pool area.

Nearby Things to Do

A year-round splash pool and spa tub are located on the ocean-view terrace, and a sauna is adjacent. Pool towels are provided. Swimming is popular at semi-private Shell Beach, accessible via stairway.

The Cliffs' 24-hour fitness center is equipped with TVs, treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical machines, weights, and locker rooms.

Two public tennis courts are less than a mile away. Golf courses within 15 miles of the resort include Cypress Ridge, Black Lake Championship, and Avila Beach. Winery tours can be arranged at 65 locations within 50 miles of the resort.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel in the Pismo Beach area; fees may apply.

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

Spa Services

  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 4 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Sports massage 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: USD 15.95 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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