Cliffs Resort Review

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2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach CA 93449-1602
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Editor’s Review of Cliffs Resort

This luxurious resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean is located on a bluff near Pismo Beach. From the moment you enter the resort, you will feel relaxed and pampered. Settle into one of 160 rooms, many of which feature views of the ocean, and then make your way to the cliff walk just steps from the outdoor pool. Along the pathway that lines the cliff behind multiple properties, you will take in the sea air and the impressive views. Sunsets from the resort are impossible to ignore, with orange and pink hued skies transforming the view from your private terrace or balcony, the resort's oceanfront restaurant or the oceanfront pool. A walkway will take you down the cliff to the beach below, where kids can shell seek and frolic in the Pacific ... more Ocean waves. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Oceanfront property with sea views
  • Family suite that sleeps seven
  • Pet-friendly
Family Interests
  • Beach
Family Amenities
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenettes
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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The resort features 160 guestrooms and suites with private balconies or patios. Whether you're overlooking the ocean, the coastline or the mountains, the rooms provide fantastic views and high-end touches like Italian marble baths. Ocean and Pool View rooms are the most coveted of the room selections for the best views. They come at a premium. Some of these rooms overlook the hotel's interior courtyard, so if you are looking for the ocean or pool specifically, be sure to request in advance. Coastal and Partial Ocean View rooms are north facing and line up with the coastline of Avila Bay. This area of the hotel is the quietest and better suited for adults. Non-Ocean View rooms are the lowest priced in the resort and offer views of the mountains.

All rooms provide a choice of a single king or two queen beds. Rooms with fireplaces are available by request and availability.

The resort also features Lavish Suites, of which no two is alike. These suites feature ocean views but many are only outfitted with a king bed and do not have occupancy for families.

Family Fun Suite
Specific to families is the Family Fun Suite. Located on the first floor of the hotel with a terrace near the pool, the suite features a queen bed, twin bunk beds, a single trundle bed and a queen sleeper sofa; it can sleep seven guests in an open floor plan. A separate living area features a TV and DVD player, board games, and refrigerator in a kitchenette.


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