The Clifton

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Premier Suite | Balcony
Premier Suite | Balcony
Double or Twin Room, Balcony | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, free WiFi
Premier Suite | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, free WiFi

Overview of The Clifton

The Clifton

3.5 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
1 Queen's Road, Shanklin, England, PO37 6AN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationShanklin Chine4 min walk
  • Popular LocationShanklin Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationSandown Pier13 min drive
  • AirportSouthampton (SOU)107 min drive

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About this area


The Clifton is located in Shanklin. Cliff Lift and Browns Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Pirates Cove Adventure Golf and Sandown Pier. Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Isle of Wight Owl and Falconry Centre are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Shanklin Chine - 4 min walk
  • Shanklin Beach - 5 min walk
  • Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary - 5 min drive
  • Sandown Beach - 11 min drive
  • Sandown Pier - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Shanklin Station - 11 min walk
  • Southampton (SOU) - 107 min drive


  • Vernon Cottage - 5 min walk
  • Fisherman's Cottage - 5 min walk
  • Pavarotti's Italian Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Pendletons - 5 min walk
  • Black Cat - 6 min walk

About this property

The Clifton

Beach inn with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free inn has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a library, a garden and a reception hall are on-site.
The Clifton offers 15 accommodations with coffee/tea makers. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower. This Shanklin inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • Library
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

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Check-in from 3 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 1 December and 3 March.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 9 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 9 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Children 9 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Clifton Inn Shanklin
Clifton Shanklin
The Clifton Inn
The Clifton Shanklin
The Clifton Inn Shanklin

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 29 out of 41 reviews
5 - Excellent 71%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 41 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 41 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 41 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 41 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful spacious room (#2). Very helpful staff
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It’s a very nice hotel with great view at room
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A wonderful and peaceful place.
We booked the hotel for six nights but as it was so good we extended our stay to eight nights. Our room had a wonderful view over the sea but was also very quiet. It has a lovely peaceful atmosphere.
Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Very Good
Décor might be a bit dated for some but see through that and its a good location, the staff were very friendly and efficient and liked the little touches such as the packed lunch ready for me in the morning as was leaving before breakfast started. Over all a good hotel and would stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Attractive, comfortable, peaceful small hotel with lively sea views. Lots of choice ag breajfast and in the congenial bar. Nothing too muvh trouble for the staff. Lovely garden and good access to local shpps and attractions and easy trave to other parts if the island.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2021