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1 room, 2 adults

The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

3.5-star3.5 stars
2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449, United States of America, 800-246-8357

3.5-star beach hotel with spa, near Avila Hot Springs
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • This is one of the nicest hotels we’ve stayed at since we’ve been coming to Pismo. The…Apr 13, 2020
  • The hotel has a beautiful view of the ocean and the property. All of the amenities were…Apr 12, 2020

The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

More Info: 866-539-0031

  • Classic Room - Non-Ocean View, 2 Queen Beds
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Non-Ocean View

What’s around The Cliffs Hotel and Spa


  • Avila Hot Springs - 27 min walk
  • Pirates Cove - 31 min walk
  • Margo Dodd Park - 35 min walk
  • Pismo Beach Pier - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove - 4.3 mi / 7 km
  • Avila Beach Golf Resort - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • Avila Beach Community Center - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Central Coast Aquarium - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) - 12 min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) - 31 min drive
  • Grover Beach Station - 7 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station - 15 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 4:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • California may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • 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 on site

Payment types at the property

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
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (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 movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The onsite 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

  • Fitness facilities
  • 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 Hotel and Spa’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

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

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.98 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge service
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

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.

FAQs for The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

  • Does The Cliffs Hotel and Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Cliffs Hotel and Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
    Yes, there's free valet parking.
  • Is there a pool at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Woodstone Marketplace (2.7 mi), Steamers of Pismo (3 mi), and Penny's All American Cafe (3.1 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
    Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
  • Is there an onsite casino at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Central Coast Casino (7-min drive) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 166 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel - amazing service.
This hotel is always a gem. We’d been booked on a cruise among this virus issue and it’d been cancelled. Told my daughter let’s go to The Cliffs and pretend we’re on a cruise. Ate every meal at Marisol had drinks in the hot tub. It was great - hot was squeaky clean.
Kimberly, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Was pleased with everything overall in general. Great time.
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
the location, hotel being pet friendly and the cleanliness of the place.
us1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
The check in was confusing. I booked a "classic" room with a king bed and a sea view. When I arrived the front desk gave me a garden view because the there is no such thing as a classic sea view room at there hotel. The Front Desk Manager made it right and upgraded is to a not classic sea view room. On check out they wanted an additional $180 dollars even though I prepared with expedia. After fifteen minutes of explaining and waiting for mangers they took it off the bill. Please get this problem straightened out. I am certain they will be contacting you.
Bruce, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
An amazing resort with a great gym.its on a cliff over a beach with views of the Channel Islands. Really nice breakfast buffet and NYE dinner/party. I will be back
Glenn, us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Highly recommend - take me back
Highly recommend this place. Excellent service, perfect location, excellent facilities, excellent breakfast
Suzeth, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
One of the best places to stay in Pismo. The ocean view rooms are the best!
Maribel, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
There was rarely anyone at the front desk. I had to ask two different people to get a blow dryer that worked and I gave up on asking some questions because there was no one around. Except the valet guys. They were all really nice. I didn’t care for the fact that the parking lot was so small that I had to valet park several times. Not a big deal, just a little annoying. The property could use a refresh. Small bathrooms. The room was fairly clean.
Twinmom, us2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
No microwave, no continental breakfast.
Amber Mae, us1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Very nice... if only...
The view is awesome, the beds are divine with enough pillows to satisfy the pickiest pillow person! The restaurant was delightful. All that being said... the front desk staff as well as staff "in charge" of booking the shuttle van leave a lot to be desired. I'll be forgiving and chalk it up to inexperience (new hires?) because it's hard to believe that this property would allow such behavior toward paying guests. If it hadn't been for the rudeness experienced at the hands of these seemingly "careless" employees, I would have given a full "excellent" rating. Don't let the fact that this property is older deter you from enjoying it's perfect location and beautiful views. It is well maintained and the rest of the staff was absolutely attentive!
us2 night trip

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