Overview of The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

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4.2 / 5Very Good
946 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Airport Shuttle



Popular LocationThe Spa at Dolphin Bay1 min walk
Popular LocationAvila Hot Springs2 min drive
RestaurantDolphin Bay Hotel3 min walk
RestaurantMei's Chinese Restaurant2 min drive
AirportSan Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional)12 min drive

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  • Classic Room - Non-Ocean View, 2 Queen Beds

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Non-Ocean View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Pismo Beach

Located in Pismo Beach, The Cliffs Hotel and Spa is near the airport and near the beach. Avila Hot Springs and Pismo Beach Pier are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda. Central Coast Aquarium and Leaning Pine Arboretum are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Spa at Dolphin Bay - 1 min walk
  • Avila Hot Springs - 2 min drive
  • Pismo Beach Surf Shop - 4 min drive
  • Avila Beach Golf Resort - 8 min drive
  • Pismo Beach Pier - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Grover Beach Station - 9 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) - 12 min drive


  • Dolphin Bay Hotel - 3 min walk
  • Mei's Chinese Restaurant - 2 min drive
  • F Mclintocks Saloon and Dining House - 2 min drive
  • Shell Beach Brew House - 2 min drive
  • Del's Pizzeria & Italian - 3 min drive

About this property

The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

3.5-star resort near the beach
At The Cliffs Hotel and Spa, spend the day relaxing on the nearby beach or pampering yourself at the resort's full-service spa. All 160 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and flat-screen TVs. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Cliffs Hotel and Spa offers 160 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with pay movies.
Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. This Pismo Beach resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

Free valet parking
Free roundtrip airport shuttle
Airport shuttle on request
Free train station pick-up shuttle

Food and drink

Breakfast available for a fee: USD 15.95 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

24-hour fitness center
Full-service spa
Outdoor pool
Spa tub

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator (on request)


Banquet hall
Free newspapers in lobby
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

Business center
Conference space


Picnic area


4 treatment rooms
Body treatments
Body wraps
Couples treatment room(s)
Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - prenatal
Massage - sports
Massage - Swedish
Massage/treatment rooms


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Braille signage
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Fireplace in lobby
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Premium bedding


Hair dryer
Shower/tub combination


42-inch flat-screen TV
Cable/satellite channels
Pay movies
Premium channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Refrigerator (on request)


Connecting rooms available
Free newspapers
Iron/ironing board



Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to get details

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.98 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

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

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.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

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Guest reviews

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Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This is one of the nicest hotels we’ve stayed at since we’ve been coming to Pismo. The staff was exceptionally kind and accommodating, from booking to the front desk to housekeeping to Marisol restaurant (who makes an excellent margarita!) The beds were very comfortable and the rooms spacious & quiet. We came at a difficult time during the quarantine and the Cliffs gave us a much needed, stress free reprieve from the rest of the world for a few days.

Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

The hotel has a beautiful view of the ocean and the property. All of the amenities were closed do to the Covid 19 pandemic. Not the fault of the hotels. This is a beautiful place and will be booking an other weekend stay in the future.

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2020

5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

    4/5 Good

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      Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      Was pleased with everything overall in general. Great time.

      Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020