The Cliffs

2757 Shell Beach Rd., Shell Beach, CA 93449 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
3.0 Star Property
35.165430-120.689510
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Very Good
4.0/5

Based on 1052 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool ready for use
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 162 rooms in property
  • Hotel has 5 floors
  • Hotel has 27 suites
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Group score of 7.5/10
  • 5 conference rooms in property

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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

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Room Types

Check RatesDouble Bed Partial Ocean View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble Side Sea View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesPartial Ocean View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesSingle Side Sea View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesThe Cliffs Nightly Rate 1 King Balcony Overlooking Pool and Ocean
Non-Smoking
Check RatesThe Cliffs Nightly Rate 1 King Non Ocean View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesThe Cliffs Nightly Rate 2 Queen Balcony Overlooking Pool and Ocean
Non-Smoking
Check RatesThe Cliffs Nightly Rate 2 Queen Beds Non Ocean View Dog Friendly
Non-Smoking
Check RatesThe Cliffs Nightly Rate 2 Queen Beds Ocean View From The Balcony
Non-Smoking
Check RatesThe Cliffs Nightly Rate 2 Queen Non Ocean View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesThe Cliffs Nightly Rate King Bed Ocean View From Balcony
Non-Smoking
Check RatesThe Cliffs Nightly Rate King Oceanfront Suite Whirlpool Bath in Room
Non-Smoking
Check RatesThe Cliffs Nightly Rate King Oceanfront Suite Whirlpool in Room
Non-Smoking
Check RatesThe Cliffs Nightly Rate King Oceanfront Suite Whirlpool Tub in Room
Non-Smoking
Check RatesThe Cliffs Nightly Rate King Terrace View Dog Friendly 55 Dollars
Non-Smoking
Check RatesThe Cliffs Nightly Rate Oceanfront Pet Friendly Suite
Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Beach, Hearst Castle, Wine Tasting, Kayak and Hummer Tours

Verified Reviews of The Cliffs Hotel & Spa

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Good view, clean room comfortable room."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
WiFi service not so good.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
28-Apr-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Apr 27 to Thu Apr 29 2021 at a $205.99 average nightly rate.
"Worse Experienced"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
My husband and I were celebrating our two year anniversary and decided to stay at the cliff hotel. We have booked our hotel room two weeks prior. Once we checked in we were unable to open our hotel room door. Front desk came to help and he also had a difficult time. Once door was finally open we saw that the room had two small beds and there was a champagne bottle with cupcakes. Front desk asked us to stay in the room while he double checked to make sure it was the correct room because we had previously paid for a kind size bed, ocean view. We even called before arriving to make sure everything was good to go before arriving to the hotel. Well we were told that the champagne bottle and cupcakes was an apology for their mistake and there was nothing they can do for us. We were told they couldn't move us to another room being that they completely booked! So here we are staying in a room that had two small beds, no ocean view and getting stuck inside our hotel because the door was messed up! This was our experienced! Hope no one else goes through this! Very frustrating and inconvenient.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Mar-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Feb 27 to Sun Feb 28 2021 at a $238.99 average nightly rate.
"Dog Friendly"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Loved the dog friendly rooms.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Jul-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 17 to Mon Jul 20 2020 at a $325.67 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 1052 guest reviews

Property Description

One hundred and sixty-two elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites await your arrival at the preferred full-service oceanfront resort on the Central Coast. While conveniently located midway from Los Angeles and San Francisco, The Cliffs Hotel and Spa makes the perfect haven. The Cliffs offers exceptional services and amenities, with wonderful views of the rugged Pacific coastline and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Features include: full service restaurant and room service, fitness center, year-round heated pool, beach access, concierge and valet parking.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2008
Floors: 5
Rooms: 162
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 162
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 27
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 5 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 17842 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 562 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Pool Info:
Pool open from 8am-10pm. Pool heated to 85 degrees all year. Towels available at the front desk, weekend food and drink service offered
Ownership: Boutique Hotel Collection
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
72-hour for individuals, 30 days prior to arrival or more with no fee
Nightly Parking: $20
Typical Group Deposit: Varies
Total Taxes: 13.25%
Total Misc Fees: $25.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Luis Obispo County Airport is serviced by America West, Sky West, and Mesa Air, with daily flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. The Cliffs Hotel and Spa offers complimentary transportation to and from the airport, approximately fifteen (15) minutes.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.

Previously known as:
Cliffs Resort, The Cliffs Resort

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Cliffs

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Cliffs.

Feel free to use the The Cliffs meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Shell Beach event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Grand Ballroom 46 x 64 x 11 2944270/270--18071847118/15300300294
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Grand Ballroom

2,944 Square feet of divisible event space. Multiple different configurations available.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
2944 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
46 x 64 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Ocean View Tent Pavillion 40 x 160 x 0 6400532/532--26615418315440/32710640640
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Ocean View Tent Pavillion

Ocean view Tent Pavillion. Can order to fit any size event.
Room Type:
Outdoor Miscellaneous
Total Size:
6400 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
40 x 160 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Zinfandel Room 22 x 28 x 10 61640/40--261520154/3505062
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Zinfandel Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
616 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
22 x 28 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Hospitality Suite 100 26 x 24 x 9 62420/20--261518154/32020--
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Hospitality Suite 100

Conveniently opens onto our waterfall terrace through large glass doors, which provide plenty of light and ambiance.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
624 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
26 x 24 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Meeting Suite 104 13 x 24 x 9 31210/10--137972/2153131
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Meeting Suite 104

Great for small intimate meetings and events.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
312 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
13 x 24 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Pacific View Boardroom 25 x 14 x 9 196--/----------15--/--------
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Pacific View Boardroom

Great for conferences with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
196 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
25 x 14 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Waterfall Terrace 0 x 0 x 0 6750562/562--28116219316242/34--675675
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Waterfall Terrace

Great outdoor location. Perfect for outdoor lunches, and receptions.
Room Type:
Outdoor Miscellaneous
Total Size:
6750 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Marisol Restaurant at The Cliffs Resort 0 x 0 x 9 00/0------------/--------
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Marisol Restaurant at The Cliffs Resort

Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
0 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
0 x 0 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Windows:
25+
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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FAQs about The Cliffs Hotel & Spa

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does The Cliffs Hotel & Spa have?

There are 162 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at The Cliffs Hotel & Spa?

Yes, they have 5 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

Can I get a AAA rate at The Cliffs Hotel & Spa?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at The Cliffs Hotel & Spa?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there a gym at The Cliffs Hotel & Spa?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at The Cliffs Hotel & Spa?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Pool open from 8am-10pm. Pool heated to 85 degrees all year. Towels available at the front desk, weekend food and drink service offered.

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