BEST WESTERN Plus Shore Cliff Lodge,  Pismo Beach

4.5/5  - based on 1564 guest reviews.
2555 Price Street, 93449-2111, Pismo Beach, United States - See map
+1 805 773 4671 +1 805 773 2341

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Location, location, location is a real estate mogul's mantra that perfectly applies to this Pismo Beach hotel where the Pacific Ocean is (literally) at your feet. This Pismo Beach hotel is perched on a 90 foot cliff above the ocean and every room has a view with a private patio or balcony. Other Hearst Castle hotels wish they had our real estate. Whether you prefer to explore Edna Valley wine region, Hearst Castle, or simply frolic in the turquoise waters, everything you imagine a California vacation to be comes alive here. A 100% oceanfront hotel doesn't have to be expensive. This Pismo Beach hotel gives guests all of the luxury with none of the pricey fees. Our brand new remodeled ocean front views welcome you into your secluded getaway where romance blossoms. Maybe you're here to tour Cal Poly California Polytechnic State University, visit the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets or explore the pier and recreational area. Savor the Central Coast has become famous and is featured in Sunset Magazine and SLO Visitors and Conference Bureau. This Pismo Beach hotel also features spa services and the largest heated pool in the region. It's a top destination spot for weddings and group retreats. Take advantage of the fitness center, free parking, free Wi-Fi and our famous free full breakfast in the new breakfast room. The buffet spread features choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice and coffee. Business travelers in town for PG&E, Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Dignity Health Care, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and American Solar/Topaz Solar Farm deserve a little pampering. Indulge yourself with a beautiful Pismo Beach hotel complete with all of the perks. Nothing beats our location, price, and amenities. Book your upcoming stay with BEST WESTERN PLUS Cliff Lodge and prepare to be spoiled! We are currently in the process of renovating our rooms and exterior facade to bring you superior accommodations in the future. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact the hotel directly for further information.

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BEST WESTERN Plus Shore Cliff Lodge,Pismo Beach
  • 4
    « Heater problem!! »

    We have stayed at this place many times but this time it wasn't as clean as we would like it to be and the heater positioned right on the bed air blowing to our face thats why we couldn't turn it on so we have to stay under the blanket all the time While we were in the room

    5
    « Thanksgiving stay »

    While the hotel is being converted from a Best Western property to a local chain, the roadside appearance is less than inviting. Oceanside and inside our room, however, it was a totally different experience: the room was roomy and clean, the decor simple but elegant, and the bed extremely comfortable. We had a restful and relaxing stay.

    4
    « Enjoyable overnite »

    Excellent location on the cliff overlooking Pismo Beach. Room was well appointed, bed very comfortable, nice view over the pool with ocean vistas. Breakfast was OK, nothing special but good selection. Construction going on with one wing & the lobby was shut down so checking was in a small room by the laundry. Nice restaurant, the Ventana Grill, only a 3-4 minute walk away,

    4
    « Another Nice Stay - However Major Renovation Going On »

    I had a good stay at the Best Western in Pismo Beach. The swimming pool which overlooks the Pacific Ocean is very nice. The spa is very nice. Since it gets dark early in November, I opted for a partial ocean view (instead of ocean front which is slightly higher in price.). The room was nice. The bed was comfortable. There is a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker. The bathroom is nice with dual sinks. Breakfast was good with a variety of hot and cold items. Service is with a smile. There were sugar cookies also on arrival. So, for the areas I used it was very good. The Best Western in Pismo Beach right now is going through major renovation. The hard working team is doing a good job of upgrading the place. They were also very respectful of sleeping hours. For the rating I have rated it very good (however - I would ask about the status of the remodel when booking. To many, it would be an average stay currently. Since we have stayed there numerous times, I am staying with my very good rating. They were nice enough to give me a call after I booked to explain the remodeling and how to check in. So service I have rated very good as well as location. The ocean front location is superb.

    4
    « OK Best Western »

    This is a Best Western so you know what to expect, and they met the test. The room was clean, and the bed comfortable. WiFi worked well. The staff was helpful. Breakfast was super. The location is good.

    5
    « Pismo Beach! »

    Great place! beautiful location right on the beautiful rugged coast of Central California! Close to the wineries of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara! Great restaurants close by in Pismo Beach (Splash Cafe) for their award winning New Englang Clam Chowder & Nipomo (Jocko's) for the best steak I ever had!

    5
    « Awesome sunset »

    Will definitely stay here again. Hotel staff accommodating 110%...allowing us to check in several hours early & even changed our room to accommodate my preference for the best view of the sunset! Spectacular views & the grounds were beautiful. We took so many pictures to remember our stay.

    5
    « Still the one »

    After more than a year since my last review of this property (and lots of travels in the US and Europe) this is still the one we come back to when friends ask us about the nicer accommodations we have come along the way. Take a swim, take a hike, you know what I mean.

    5
    « Fabulous hotel »

    We loved this hotel. Huge spacious room with balcony overlookingt he beach and pier, bery clean, large bathroom. The views were superb and the sunset was amazing watching it over the wedding gazebo. Although some may not like it we loved watching the thousands of pelicans too

    4
    « Great location, not sure it was value for money though »

    Our family of 4 stayed at the Best Western Shore Cliff on our way driving south from Monterey to LA. The hotel was well positioned for a during stop over, right next to an exit off Highway 1 and perched scenically on the cliffs with great views up and down the coast. We paid slightly extra for a sea view room and we had absolutely no traffic noise from the highway. Breakfast was included. That said, I thought the room was relatively expensive compared to other Best Westerns that we have stayed at.

  • 4
    « Picturesque grounds »

    We found the BW Shore Cliff Lodge pleasant, comfortable and reasonable. We brought our 2 dogs and were impressed with the dog friendly accommodations. They provide dog treats, bowl and blanket. The lovely maintained grounds, gazebo and two comfortable adult swings were a bonus. Also friendly staff, tasty Buffet breakfast and free parking,

    4
    « Enjoyed our stay. »

    We had a small family trip. All 6 of us related. We travel from southern & northern California once a year to stay in touch. The staff was very helpful with dinner suggestions and alway greeted us with a smile and offers to help at all times.

    4
    « Nice hotel for short stay »

    Excellent Location with fantastic Ocean Views every room. Older hotel but maintained. Nice grounds. Reasonable rates, join Best Western first. Pet Friendly! Reason for choosing, nice pathways for dog walking too. Nice breakfast set up included in price. Parking an issue when arriving after 9, ask front desk where extra parking located. Enjoyed my stay.

    4
    « Spectacular view »

    Lovely room, with a beautiful view of the ocean. Perfect balcony to watch the sunset. Loved the bird sanctuary just off the property that we could see from our balcony and loved the visit of a sea gull who was quite friendly. Extremely well located to local restaurants and shops. Close to Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. one draw back is no elevator to the second level so Seniors beware.

    4
    « birthday »

    Beautiful view from our ocean front room, with whales and dolphins swimming by. Staff was very friendly. I had mentioned that it was my wife's birthday and there was a card waiting for her in the room. Nice touch.

    4
    « Nice room with balcony overlooking the ocean »

    We stayed here one night when traveling between SoCal and the Central Valley. This hotel has very nice balconies that overlook the ocean. It was overcast when we were here, so our time on the balcony was limited. We still enjoyed the size of the room. This is an older property that is being refurbished, but the views are great. Just know that there is not a beach outside of the hotel. There are many birds, including pelicans and gulls, on the cliffs by the hotel. If the tide is low, you will get a definite sea/fish smell. The sunset was beautiful! The room was clean and well-appointed. The best part of this hotel is the breakfast. It offers eggs, meat, pancakes, fruit, cottage cheese, and many breakfast breads/pastries. It was one of the best breakfasts I have seen in a hotel. Overall, this is a very romantic place.

    5
    « Perfect get-away »

    The room was spacious with views that were spectacular. The bed was very comfy and with the view of the coast line lying down on the bed what more could you ask for. The breakfast area was very clean and the breakfast offered more to eat than most hotels.

    3
    « Don't stay in room 318 ...NOISY!!! »

    Room 318 is next to an equipment room and if VERY NOISY! overall the room was clean and nice, but the noise made it forgetful. Complained to front desk, but no one bothered to follow up with me. Clean room and grounds, but the staff sucks!

    4
    « Beautiful view! »

    Great hotel, here for one night only. Breakfast was great, view was amazing. Front desk staff seemed a little under trained as to where things were though, he was not rude but not polite either. My husband and I are both in hospitality and this is always sad to see.

    4
    « Stayed here since 1980 when in the Pismo Beach area »

    Very good hotel, hope they can do something about the bird smell coming from the ocean cliffs. We have stayed at this hotel since 1980 when we first started going to the central Costal area of California, It is easy to make day trips to the various wine areas. The view from the hotel is fantastic, and is really great being right on the edge of the ocean cliffs. We have stayed here every time we have come to the Pismo Beach area/SLO and plan to do so in the future.

  • 5
    « Great ocean views and Pelican watching »

    The location makes this hotel special with the ocean views and fabulous pelican colony right below, and this combined with the well-appointed room made our stay pleasant and earned 5 stars. The room is pricey, but in line with the other hotels along the Pismo bluffs. Our room was nicely renovated, although the bathroom door wouldn't close easily and the wall a/c unit seemed outdated and blew cold air on the bed which could be disturbing if laying in bed with it on. The hotel grounds were attractive and we love the gazebo and close-up encounters with the pelicans it enables. We even saw 2 whales swimming by near shore. The outside of the hotel itself also seemed a little dated, creating a somewhat negative 1st impression. Fortunately, the nice room and spectacular view we had from the balcony more than overcame that.

    5
    « Great Experience »

    We were pleasantly surprised with the overall quality of this hotel. Staff is excellent, very friendly, rooms are well appointed with free wifi and parking, the best breakfast we have had from a Best Western Inn. Spectacular ocean views from the oceanfront rooms. Beautiful, well maintained grounds. Buildings are painted rather drab, but don't judge this location by this small mistake. Overall experience was excellent. If you are in the mood for Italian food, Dels restaurant is just a few blocks away, on the same street. Left, as you exit the building.Really delicious, big portions, friendly service.

    5
    « Gorgeous views, great pool, great breakfast, great price »

    This hotel was a great find! The rooms are big and updated, beds are comfortable and views are amazing! Great breakfast and great staff. Close to downtown Pismo. We love this hotel and will definitely be back!

    4
    « This place has a wonderful position overlooking the ocean. »

    Our second visit and on the whole, we enjoyed it very much. Our room had a wonderful view over the garden and palm trees to the ocean. It was spacious, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom had a lovely vanity unit and plenty of space for toiletries. There was plenty of wardrobe and drawer space, sufficient hangers, convenient power sockets and adequate wifi. Service was excellent, with the room being very well kept. Breakfast was better than we remembered it, although room at busy times not quite sufficient. Our only annoyance was a noise from somewhat elderly air con units nearby giving an annoying high pitched whine lasting about 15 seconds every few minutes 24/7! We were told it was because it was so hot that air con units were being used much more than usual. I suppose we liked the place so much, we would return, but it was extremely annoying at the time. We were given a slight reduction in the price, which we had not expected, but appreciated. Very kind of them.

    4
    « Million Dollar view »

    Great value and not surprised there is such a nice place in Pismo. Layout of rooms is great, they all seem to have a great ocean view. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Room was clean, and comfortable . We will not hesitate to book a room here again.

    3
    « Fantastic ocean views but disappointing breakfast »

    Wy wife and I stayed at the Shore Cliff Lodge for one night during our honeymoon. The hotel is located on the cliff tops. Our room was large, with a balcony overlooking the ocean. We particularly enjoyed watching the sunset from the balcony. The hotel swimming pool and grounds also offer fantastic views of the ocean. The hotel doesn't have its own restaurant but there is one nearby (Ventana Grill), although we found this was very busy when we visited on a Friday night. This was the only hotel we stayed at during our honeymoon which included breakfast. We felt that the range of food on offer at breakfast was very limited and the quality was poor. It was fine for one night but we would've been quite disappointed if we were staying for longer.

    4
    « Excellent Views »

    This was my second stay at this property and I will be back in the area in a couple of weeks and will definitely stay here again. The rooms are nice and clean and offer spectacular views of the Pacific. Breakfast is adequate and the staff is very helpful.

    5
    « Vacation »

    Shore Cliff Lodge has been our favorite place for over 20 years. The people are very pleasant and are extremely helpful to us. We love the town of Pismo and will continue to return as long as we are able.

    5
    « Outstanding »

    We stayed in Pismo Beach for 1 night at this Best Western which was nicely located on the cliff edge ideally located next to the beach front and a 2km away from downtown. Very easy access onto roads (1 & 101). I'd like to start by stating that we were on a road trip with this location being the middle part of our journey. 1 of my party has an allergy to feathers so we had to contact all the hotels (6 in total) in advance to ensure the rooms were prepared. This hotel was the only hotel to respond to our emails and for that I am grateful. Check in was easy and Jon who was behind the desk on the day offered great recommendations on how to spend our day. Many thanks to him and his outstanding customer service. The hotel boasted free parking and also a complimentary breakfast which saved us a few dollars in comparison to other hotels. The room was extremely spacious and was complimented with a small kitchen, microwave, safe and boasted a massive bathroom and extremely comfortable king bed. The room also offered a balcony over the pool area and a partial view of the sea front which was unexpected but welcome. This was my favorite hotel on the road trip and I will be recommending to everyone who will be heading to Pismo Beach or the area in the future. Please don't let these standards slip.

    5
    « Beautiful View »

    This hotel has an amazing view, especially from our room, #231. Sunset was incredible to watch from our balcony. The room was spotless, bed was very comfortable. The breakfast room was roomy, easy to find a spot for two. The food was good, everything from hard boiled eggs to omelets and bacon, pastries, bagels, English muffins, oatmeal, fresh fruit, the coffee was actually quite good as well. We will definitely go back!

  • 4
    « Whale watching from your room »

    Nice hotel, excellently situated on the cliffs at the end of the Pismo beach. Rooms ok, breakfast is american fastfood (ok, but find an other coffee supplier ), the gym is ok. But the view from the room on the sea is unbeatable! We spent all morning on our balcony watching the Orcas in the Pismo beach bay. The big asset is the location

    5
    « Shore Cliff Awesome View »

    This Hotel is awesome to sit and enjoy the view, but if you like to have fun & laugh it might not be for you! I Love the Hotel for the view but just didn't like being told to be quiet in my own room! Maybe it would be better to go with your better half to sit and enjoy the quiet and the view! The rooms are great and beds are really comfortable.

    4
    « very pleased »

    We brought our dog and this was a 5 star hotel in my opinion that excepted dogs .they had all the amenities that we could ask for.The grounds were beautiful and made it easy to walk our dog. I highly recommend and cant wait to come back.

    4
    « Unexpected pleasure »

    Is this the nicest Best Western anywhere? I don't know. I guess I don't stay at many Best Westerns. My main BW memories seem to be as roadside motels where my family would stay whenever we moved. As a child all I cared about in a hotel/motel was whether the place had a pool. Now my standards have changed. My son lives in San Luis Obispo and we've stayed at some hotels there but we wanted to be at the beach during this visit and have stayed at this BW once before. The location is amazing, right on the cliff overlooking the ocean, with a view of Pismo Beach to the south. We had a two-bedroom suite, which had three balconies overlooking the ocean. We could easily hear the ocean from our bedrooms. The unit was clean, although there were a few stains on the carpet. The unit had a mini-kitchen which included a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker (Keurig-style). Each bedroom, as well as the living room had a flat-screen television. The living room sofa was a pull-out bed. There was one bathroom, with two separate sink areas so more than one person could use the bathroom are at one time. The internet access was free and seemed pretty fast. Parking was free. The breakfast was fine - scrambled eggs, oatmeal, toast, bagels, etc. Our group also had a separate room which also overlooked the ocean. It looked as if it had recently been renovated. This BW has a beautiful pool overlooking the ocean. It looks like something out of a fancy resort. They even provide pool towels. The hotel shares a parking lot with the Ventana Grill which has good food but make sure you make a reservation.

    4
    « Great Best Western! »

    Stayed just one night on our Highway 1 drive, and loved it. We'd just had a shoddy accommodation experience at another Best Western further north so this was a welcome relief. We had a two bedroom suite right at the front. Great space for two adults and 3 kids. Clean and well maintained with comfy beds. Stunning views from all three balconies. Yes, the smell from the roosting Pelicans is a bit whiffy but the scenery more than compensates. The kids loved the pool! Breakfast is standard Best Western fare but perfectly adequate to fuel the tribe for a day's travelling. A great stopover!

    5
    « great for a stopover »

    spent a night here after driving the pacific highway,it was a great place to stop.the hotel is in a great location and the view from our room was fantastic. The buffet breakfast was very good nice selection of hot and cold food we particularly liked the 'make your own pancakes'. staff were helpful and curteous.

    5
    « A beautiful view »

    We stayed one night at this hotel and wished for more. All the rooms have a full or partial view of the ocean. Tina, at the front desk, was very nice. Our room had a balcony overlooking the pool with a beautiful view of the property, the ocean, and the Pelican habitat along one hill by the gazebo. The room had everything you would want; a very comfortable king size bed, nice size flat screen TV, good wifi reception, a refrigerator, coffeemaker, a desk, and a good size bathroom with two sinks. The grounds even had a bocce ball court for those who play the sport. The breakfast had cheese omelets, bacon, pancakes, toast, muffins, yogurt, fruit, oatmeal, coffee, juice, etc. It gave you a good start to your day. We will definitely stay here again when we stop at Pismo Beach. It was so relaxing just to sit on the balcony and enjoy the view and beautiful sunset.

    3
    « Fantastic views, average room. »

    The hotel is situated a little out of the main road in the town - but only a short 10 minute walk which you can take via the beach or road. There is also free parking available should you need it. Pretty much all of the rooms here overlook the bay, which is great, there is furniture on the balconies for you to sit back and relax. The facilities in the room were good - fridge, coffee machine, safe etc. The room itself is of an average quality, very liveable. The only problem was the hot tap - which smelt of egg everytime you turned it on! The breakfast (which is included) is good for variety however we found a big blonde hair in one of our omelette's (neither of us are blonde), this put us off from returning the next morning! All in all, it was a nice stay, just a shame about the tap and breakfast. If I returned to Pismo, I would probably reside in a different hotel (given the price for this one - which wasn't cheap!!).

    2
    « Not Good »

    This was the worst and most expensive hotel experience during our 3 weeks travelling California. The room we had was nothing like the pictures advertised and when asked about an upgrade, was told we had one of the best rooms in the hotel, Really !!!(Room 0127). I do not expect to pay £193 a night and then eat breakfast on paper plates with plastic knives and forks. No restaurant or snack facilities on site, only vending machines. The water was running very slowly from the bathroom sink on our first evening at the hotel and the next morning the sink was full of brown foul smelling water. While a member of maintenance was quickly on scene, his response was " these are old pipes she and it happens quite often. No apology and no compensation or even acknowledgement on checkout. We have had far better hotels at Santa Barbara, Monterey, Oceanside, Costa Mesa and San Diego for a lot less money and with the same and better facilities. What I would say is the pool area is excellent and the cliff top location wonderful for sunsets and bird watching. However a heavy price to pay for 2 nights and will be recommending this hotel.

    4
    « Lovely views over the bay »

    We spent 2 nights here in a lovely balcony room overlooking Pismo Beach. Our room was quiet, comfy and clean. Good amenities and friendly, helpful reception staff. The hotel was convenient for highway 1 access on our way to LA. There was a heated pool and spa pool outside good to relax in at the end of the day.. The Pelicans were rather noisy and a little smelly when near the cliff top, but this is nature. There was a lovely walk along the cliff top. Pismo beach was a walk downhill but a lovely little centre. Car parking was available but I think it was all to pay for. Lots to see there. We had a good choice of things for a hot or cold breakfast each morning in a self service breakfast room. We used the restaurant next door for our 2 evening meals. A good price, choice and good food. Again good views out over the bay. We really enjoyed our stay. It was a good choice.

  • 5
    « Great Hotel For Pismo »

    Great hotel right on the cliff. No beach access directly from hotel. Lovely view from the balcony and saw whales eagles and of course lots of pelicans. A very clean spacious room (231). Nice pool and a decent breakfast.

    3
    « adequate »

    the room was large and the view was nice but it smelled terrible. there are a large number of birds that live on the cliffs outside of the hotel and their smell gets into the rooms and stays there. very gross. it was very foggy when we were there and we were unable to take advantage of the view. there is no apparent direct way to walk to the boardwalk area, so we had to drive there and pay for parking

    5
    « Whale watching, sunset on your balcony »

    What a great place to stay! Wasn't sure what to expect and boy what a surprise from the booking to the stay! The place is beautiful, best place on the beach in my opinion at the best price! Ocean front rooms are the way to go, but all views look good. All rooms have balconies and the grounds are beautiful! Saw whales all over the bay and the sunset is amazing!

    5
    « What a staff and always improving property! A+ »

    Not a Best Western fan in general. Tend to stay at Hilton's and Marriott's. Have'nt stayed here since the mid-80's. Family was coming here for a few nights and I decided to join them. I wasn't expecting what I found. From the outside, generally speaking, it looks like it did back in the 80's. But after closer inspection, its been refreshed, with updated railings, and overall great condition. Upon check in Tina helped me. She was pleasant, and informed me the room would not be ready for a bit, it was only 1pm. So I went to my parents room and enjoyed the view up and down the beach and coves until about 4 when I went back to check if my room was ready. They forgot to call me. The rooms have been nicely updated with tile floors, granite counters, comfy beds, flat screen TV's, new sliding doors and look like a much newer property. The whole place is maintained so well. The pool deck was redone over the years, the outside area looks like it is almost all redone. The staff is so friendly and professional. From housekeeping to maintenance, they appear to love working there, and it makes it feel like a more expensive higher end resort. I've stayed at 5 star resorts where the staff isnt half as friendly or professional. I was sad to leave after only 2 nights. Saturday was booked, so we had to. Boo

    5
    « I'd love to sit out a storm on the balcony of room # ??? sorry I'm keeping that a secret. You know competition. »

    I was able to accomplish one of goals when on vacation; and that is to find a place that is conducive to writing. I was able to complete 3 chapters including rewrites. The overall experience made my fiction seem real. See you next novel.

    2
    « 2 star hotel for 4 star pricing »

    Rooms updated, friendly service. NO BEACH ACCESS-fyi. Nice sunsets, some good dinning close by. Would most likely not return purely for the simple fact that for the same price I can find a hotel with beach access.

    5
    « Outstanding Labor Day week vacation »

    Stayed over Labor Day (5 night total). Ocean front king room. Great view and great weather. Friendly and helpful staff. Only negative of the entire visit was no elevator in the main building. Steps are great exercise and not an issue for a one or two night stay, but with a 10 day vacation luggage load, the lack of an elevator was noted.

    5
    « Beautiful Scenery »

    Stayed here for a nearby family wedding recently. Beautiful ocean views every morning from the balcony. Spectacular sunsets. Rooms were clean and spacious. Free continental breakfast included. Can hardly wait to return.

    5
    « Very Enjoyable! »

    We had a king room with a view of the ocean. It was great - we felt spoiled! The pool area was very clean and nice. It's about a mile walk into town, which we enjoyed doing in the morning to go get coffee and donuts. I look forward to staying there again the next time we are in the area.

    5
    « Enjoyable 2 night stay »

    Had a very enjoyable 2 night stay, en route from San Francisco to San Diego. All rooms have a sea view looking out over the Pacific Ocean. Great for the sunsets! It's a 20 minute walk to downtown Pismo Beach but I'd recommend a meal at the next door Ventana Grill. Great food and fabulous views over the Pacific but very popular and gets booked up early.

  • 5
    « Loved it here! »

    Check-in was smooth & pleasant. We had an ocean view room with a balcony on the 3rd floor (has an elevator)...it was absolutely gorgeous! Room had a wet bar with fridge & microwave. The bathroom was very nicely designed...especially the 2 sinks with wall-to-wall granite countertop & full length mirror. Only negative--Beds were a little too firm. Room was very quiet. Large pool with hot tub. Breakfast very nice--fold over eggs with cheese, bacon, pancakes, muffins, different breads to toast, cereals, yogurts, juices & coffee. Was very pleased with the BWP!

    4
    « Very pleasant Pismo Beach hotel »

    Very pleasant Pismo Beach stay with ocean view. right next door to a restaurant that has come up substantially over the years. Note, that the oceanview rooms are on an angle, so sometimes the view is interrupted by a palm tree, but overall a really pleasant stay.

    5
    « MUST STAY!! »

    My mother booked this hotel for us for our honeymoon. We flew into LA and spent a few days in Beverly HIlls, LA, etc. Then started heading up to San Fran and stayed here for one night. The views are amazing, and the drive was great! When we got to this hotel, they upgraded us to a HUGE suite with 3 balconies because it was our honeymoon, with a greeting card and drinks available upon our arrival. Staff, views, cleanliness, etc. 5 star!

    3
    « Average hotel with Pretty View »

    This hotel isn't much to write home about. It's really just a best western with a pretty view. The price when we booked it about 3 months ago was steep given the accommodations when we arrived. I would much have preferred renting a beach front house than spending the money again. That being said, the view was gorgeous and the location is very convenient.

    4
    « A very nice room with a view »

    I really liked the hotel except the room was fairly small. I did enjoy the view from our ocean view balcony room. They did not have a bar at the hotel but many restaurants are within driving distance. I recommend Mclintock's just across the highway. The bed was nice and comfortable and I requested a room on the top floor and was pleased not to have to listen to people walking on top of me. This hotel has a pool and a jacuzzi as well. They give free bottled waters and coffee in the room. Our room had a closet, microwave and fridge. Watch out for flies. I opened my screen door to sit on my balcony and 4 flies flew in. It took me a long time to get them out!

    5
    « An incredible staty »

    What a wonderful venue - comfortable and clean room with a fabulous ocean/pool view that included an afternoon show from the local bird colony. This now be my stay whenever I visit my Grandson and Granddaughter-in-law.

    5
    « stunning sunset and a nearly full moon over the ocean »

    Breakfast (included) consisted of a good variety of hot and cold items. We were upgraded from a balcony ocean-view king to an ocean view two-bedroom (one queen and two doubles) suite. The views from balconies off the living room and the two bedrooms were spectacular. The living room, which included a kitchenette, a wide-screen TV, and beach-view balcony, was spacious. The bedrooms, which included a TV and ocean-view balcony, were ?compact.? Bathroom amenities were high quality. On the negative side, cleaners and air-fresheners smelled like they masked smoking by previous occupants. Normally we would have asked for room change, but we held our noses and enjoyed the ocean views, including sunset and a nearly full moon over the ocean.

    4
    « Wine Touring »

    Shore Cliff is s great place to stay. This Is our normal place when will you do wine touring. Good views & clean. Close to some good restaurants in the area. Don't miss this rest stop along the cliffs with s pool and spa.

    4
    « Sunsets »

    This a place that you could either love it or hate it This was our second time staying here.On our first trip we stayed on side that had numerous floors. This time we upgraded to the prime rooms with only two floors and it was worth cost. . For any reasons a person might hate this is hotel (such as the numerous seagulls and an drifting odor permeating the area or the wifi is not good and the furniture was a little outdated) in my opinion is completely washed away when you sit on your balcony and watch the sunset. I woke up at 4:30 to use the bathroom and looked out the window. The full moon was setting in the same spot as the sun had set earlier. I woke the wife up to enjoy this view. Any downside was gone and my memory will be filled with pleasant thoughts.

    4
    « Wonderful Vacation on the beach »

    This is the second time we've stayed at Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge and the first time was over Christmas vacation many years ago. We enjoyed it as much this time but for different reasons. We were able to walk on the walk nearby, enjoy the pool and hot tub and sit on our veranda enjoying gorgeous sunsets. This Best Western has reasonable room prices and the Pismo Beach area has lots to see and do. We'll definitely be back!

  • 5
    « Chillin In Pismo »

    Came to Pismo on vacation and to celebrate my Birthday and to also take in a couple sights , staff here is very friendly , Helpful and service oriented ,rooms are very nicely decorated and each room in this location had an ocean view , our overall stay was Perfect the restaurant next to Hotel was excellent as well where we celebrated my birthday ...Good stuff

    5
    « Cliff Side Best Western »

    We had a great view, place looks great. Very well kept, very clean and helpful. Gotta get to 200 characters to make a simple post apparently, so I rate this part 0 because I already said what I wanted.

    5
    « Good location, lovely setting, great for dogs »

    To be clear -- this is not a luxury property, it's a dog-friendly chain motel in a good location. However, it exceeded expectations for room size, view, amenities and convenience for our dog's needs. Dog-friendly rooms are on the ground floor, so easy to reach a convenient artificial turf pet area equipped with waste bags and receptacles. Our room had a dynamite view south along the full length of Pismo Beach. Staff were helpful and friendly even though the property was completely sold out -- and parked out -- the first night we were there. Large room, reasonably comfortable, everything was clean and in good order. Typical buffet-style motel breakfast was better than most.

    4
    « Beautiful ocean view »

    First time in Pismo and I was impressed by this hotel. Clean room, the carpet not so...Microwave oven and fridge provided. The view from the 1st floor room is overlooking the ocean. Different kinds of birds can be seen. You can't walk along the shore since the hotel is on a cliff. Free breakfast. There's Ventana grill restaurant next door and if you present your hotel key, they give you a 10% discount. But the wait time to be seated is about 2hrs though. Overall, it was a nice hotel!

    3
    « Beautiful views, okay for the price. »

    Our family always goes to the SLO area with our dog on Labor Day weekend b/c there are so many beautiful dog-friendly hikes and restaurants. We usually stay at Best Westerns and this is the 1st time we've stayed at the Shore Cliff one. The Labor Day rates are always super-expensive (almost $400 a night) and it just doesn't feel like a luxury hotel for that amount of money--the rooms are big and spacious and clean but with dated decor and the breakfasts are just meh. The location of this one is gorgeous, but the smell of the nesting pelicans on the cliffs is quite strong and fishy throughout the lobby and the hotel area.

    5
    « Beautiful views, great quality »

    Often stay at this hotel to break up the drive from Monterey Bay area to Los Angeles. Certainly is a serene stress-reliever looking out at the ocean, enjoying the gorgeous location. Very clean, efficient and friendly staff, super-comfy bed, and pet-friendly.

    5
    « Long weekend getaway »

    We were very pleasantly surprised to find this hotel so perfectly located and impressed by every aspect in our stay. Very easy access to everything, we walked the beach to the main Pismo pier and beyond. The lodge takes every advantage of the location. The grounds are impeccable, lobby inviting with coffee, tea, water and newspapers available to enjoy in the beautifully decorated sitting area. Rooms were gorgeous, our room (looks like all rooms face the ocean) on the 3rd floor had a great view and we could sleep to the sounds of the waves. Wonderful bed. Premium linens, towels and very large room with dual bathroom sinks (that was such a great surprise). We had picked up a bottle of wine and needed some glasses, the front desk was happy to help -wine glasses were taken up to our room as we enjoyed the beautiful gazebo overlooking the ocean for some whale watching. Breakfast was very busy but a very good selection of hot food and standard cereals etc. It was more than enough for us and we are on a Paleo diet. Coffee was very good although they should have more as it ran out quickly. The staff is exceptional and goes the extra mile to make you feel at home and taken care of-excellent! I look forward to staying here again and would recommend for a family or romantic trip alike!

    4
    « A pretty nice, but $$$ hotel surrounded by Pelican Poop »

    This is very nice, for a Best Western. But it was over $300 a night, and in our opinion, nowhere near worth that much money. The linens were not $300+ a night, nor were the towels or bathroom amenities. It is situated on a cliff with a pretty view. The grounds are well maintained. The problem for us was the overwhelming Pelican Poop stench. There is nothing to be done about this....they live there, but there is poop everywhere and it stinks. We couldn't sleep with our door open because it smelled so bad.

    4
    « Great experience at Best Western »

    We had a great time during our last visit in August. However the reconstruction of the cliff takes away from experiencing incredible beauty of the hotel location. The hotel staff however were curtious enough to let us know prior to arrival, and most importantly outside of cancellation period in case we changed our mind.

    5
    « Another excellent star »

    This is the second time I have stayed here and I love. The view from the rooms I have stayed at are very nice. Have seen many whales on both stays right from my room. The pool and spa are great. Location is awesome also. Plenty of places to eat really close. Will be back again soon.

  • 4
    « Rooms with a view »

    We were pleasantly surprised with the pet friendly room we were booked in. We were in room 101 at the end of the complex. It was actually quite large with a balcony and a view of the ocean. In fact, all rooms have a view of the ocean. The rooms in this complex have been updated with granite counters in the bathroom, coffee maker, newer tv, and a comfortable king size bed. It also included a breakfast that included eggs, some days bacon & other days sausage, pancakes, fruit, etc.

    5
    « US Road Trip 2016 »

    We stayed 2 nights to break up the drive between San Francisco and LA. The hotel is situated on top of a cliff overlooking the pacific ocean and with a room overlooking the ocean it meant we went to sleep and woke up to the sound of waves crashing onto the rocks below. The rate including free breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi. The room was clean and serviced daily with clean towels. There is a pool and spa but be aware that the seagulls also like to swim and drink from it so it's got a fair few feathers in and you'll need shoes for walking around the pool area. Pismo is a typical seaside town with lots of places to eat - we can thoroughly recommend Giuseppe's on Price Street for fresh pizza and amazing lemon cheesecake.

    5
    « Best Western Plus Pismo Beach, CA »

    Our stay was relaxing and fun. The room and bath were very clean and the bed pillows are soooo comfortable. The ocean view from the balcony was gorgeous and the sunset was perfect. We will recommend this Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge to all our friends and family.

    5
    « Amazing View!!! »

    We checked in and received a very warm welcome by Lulu. We could see the gorgeous view from the lobby. We had an oceanfront room with a large balcony. What a view! Breathtakingly beautiful! The room was very large and decorated very nicely. Loved the Bath & Body Works products in the washroom area. The pool and hot tub looked amazing but we did not have time to enjoy it. Breakfast was fantastic with so many choices! It was a great way to start the day! We only stayed one night but wish we were able to stay longer. We would definitely stay here again without hesitation!

    5
    « Anniversary Visit »

    We returned to this BW Plus, with our two Jack Russell's for a quick trip to "celebrate" our anniversary. We had a wonderful time...We used to stay only at a "competitor" hotel but have found the Shore Cliff Lodge to be a better selection for us. Incredible views, staff was very attentive and helpful, and the overall experience was very, very good.

    4
    « Great Accomodations! »

    We enjoyed our stay at Best Western. The room was comfortable and we especially enjoyed the outdoor hot tub and heated swimmng pool. Be sure to watch the sunset from the gazebo that overlooks the ocean!

    4
    « Clean, comfortable, with awesome views! »

    Loved the Shore Cliff Lodge and definitely will be back. Clean rooms, awesome location, very friendly staff! The free breakfast is very good, one of the best! We were visiting with family and had 6 different rooms, and they all had awesome views. We all loved hanging out at the pool and Jacuzzi. Very lovely property!!

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    Our room had an ocean and beach view. Beautiful!! Very nice rooms. Great mattresses and lots of pillows. Morning breakfast buffet, (better than most), balcony with small table and chairs to watch the occasional whales dolphins and surfers. Also nice garden patios for the same purpose. Pool and hot tub. Hard to beat the view we had.

    5
    « Great hotel if it weren't for the birds »

    The hotel and personnel we found to be fine. The room was very nicely decorated and we had a balcony with an excellent view. The problem were the birds. It seems they nest along the cliff in front of the hotel and the odor they emit is not pleasant.

    5
    « The view »

    Lets start with the view from the balcony of the room it was stunning. The room was clean and large as was the bathroom. It is a bit of a walk to the pier and centre of town. There is an outside pool and hot tub.

  • 4
    « Location, Location, Location! »

    We stayed in this hotel July 6-8, 2016. We had an ocean view room and the view is amazing! We kept our sliding glass door open the entire time and fresh ocean air and the sounds of the waves crashing made for the most peaceful sleep! The grounds are very nice and there are over-sized lounge type swings overlooking the ocean. The room was nice and clean, but could use a little updating and maybe a little better maintenance. Our door had to be slammed in order to shut it. The drain in our shower was extremely slow but was fixed quickly upon our request. The pool and spa area was very nice and we spent a lot of time there. However, they seemed to always run low on towels in the pool area. Might be best to bring your own towels! They were doing some construction when we were there but the construction crew were respectful and quiet. The hot breakfast was really good with a lot of different options. Staff were all helpful and polite. Overall, this hotel was great and we would definitely go back!

    4
    « Fresh air and nice views »

    Lot's of work on the cliffs below eliminated some rooms with sunset views. We stayed in 302 and had fantastic views of Pismo. Room was large, clean, and comfortable. Staff was helpful, friendly, and polite. The continental breakfast was hot and good.

    5
    « Great location for Pelican lovers »

    Overall the location is terrific, perched right at the cliff's edge with balconies looking out onto the Pacific Ocean and a Pelican haven. They do a very good job of keeping the grounds clean considering the number of birds, including seagulls that may come by your balcony. Breakfast included is decent which makes the value better. This was our second trip here and we would return again.

    4
    « Ideal for an overnight stay but you will want to stay longer »

    Arrived early evening for one night during our road trip The check in was quick we were allocated a sea view room which was spectacular. The room was a little knocked about but clean. The views and outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi was the real bonus. if your doing route 1 a stay here is a must

    4
    « Worth the View »

    Shore Cliff Lodge is a delightful ocean side place to stay..This hotel is perfectly situated. Most rooms have an awesome ocean view/great sunset view. It was close to town and restaurants and local beach. We were not in need of a direct "beachfront location", as this property does not provide that. Rooms were clean/comfortable. Staff was great.

    4
    « Love the Views! »

    We had a great stay here in Pismo Beach at the Best Western Plus. Our room was clean and comfortable. It was a good size for a family of 4. We bought sweatshirts in the lobby that are excellent quality and warm! We were greeted by very friendly staff members and received good room service when requested. The location for this hotel is breath-taking! So many picturesque views of the central coast as well as the Pismo Beach Pier. I love all of the local wildlife signs that are displayed all around the property. My family loved looking for a lot of the wildlife as well; which most of them happened to be there while we stayed. Our daughters loved the relaxing swings which are throughout the property. Breakfast was delicious too. Had a full spread of eggs, bacon, sausage, assorted fruits, muffins, & breads, oatmeal, cereal, and of course juice and coffee.

    4
    « Beautiful views, great service, OK hotel »

    We stayed at the BW Shore Cliff Lodge for 2 nights in a queen/queen room recently on a family road trip. When we arrived, the 2 guys on reception were lovely - really helpful and although our room wasn't yet ready, they were very welcoming indeed. We went for a walk and admired the amazing views - truly wonderful - along with the pelicans right on the property - fab. We noticed that there was a LOT of building work going on one side of the building right in front of the rooms. So when we returned and were told our room was ready, we checked that it wasn't on that block but were told it was! My husband requested a different room and the receptionist went off to check with the manager and magically, we were allocated a different room on the total opposite side of the building (still ocean facing as I think most of them are)....but with uninterrupted views of the coastline. Whilst we were delighted to see the view from our new room - it does beg the question as to why they were allocating rooms initially overlooking the building site which honestly was very loud - diggers/drilling etc going on right in front of the rooms which we would have been in! I have a feeling we'd been given the best room in the place as a result of total luck that we'd been for a wonder...so why hold that room back? Anyway, the room itself was clean, large and functional. Very comfortable beds and the view was to die for. The aircon units are a bit noisy to my husband didn't sleep well (we all had ear plus except him!)... the free breakfast was good - although the dining room is very small for the number of guests so you have to wait for a table. If you get a good rate for this hotel and a reasonable room then the view itself is worth staying there for. We enjoyed Pismo itself - it has some nice restaurants (The Cracked Crab was excellent) and a nice relaxed vibe. All in all, a good mid/ budget hotel.

    4
    « Nice one night stay »

    Good price, wonderful views. Had oceanfront 2 queen with balcony room. Room was smaller than I thought. Needs a little updating but sufficient. Needs more lighting in room. My son loved the heated pool.

    3
    « Our stay was less than average »

    My husband planned a romantic couple of days away from kids and chose Pismo Beach. The day before we arrived we got a phone call from the hotel saying there was loud construction happening at the property but that it shouldn't affect us since it was going to be the weekend. What they didn't tell us was that our $300 plus a night room would have a view of a storage container and other construction fencing etc. The next morning we asked to be moved and to their credit they did, to the room directly above where we were. The picture provided shows the view from that room. In our move we left our phone charger in our first room and we realized a couple of hours later. Without going through the boring details we ended up being told they would do something and then found out that they didn't and when we asked the next day the charger was gone. The grounds are very beautiful, besides the wing that we stayed in and the breakfast included was good.

    4
    « Beautiful Views, Nice Room »

    My husband and I stayed at the Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge for three nights this month...I only wish we could have stayed longer. We had a nice, clean room...comfy bed and pillows...and the view! Beautiful!! So relaxing! The property is well maintained with a nice pool, walking path, benches, chairs and hammocks to relax and take in the views. Also, a bocce ball court is being finished! How fun! The breakfasts are ok...a variety of breads and muffins, cereal, eggs, bacon or sausage, etc...just don't go at 8 am..gets pretty crowded! Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.

  • 4
    « Beautiful ocean views »

    A beautiful room with stunning ocean views and sunsets. The addition of a small gym and an outdoor pool and hot tub only added to our enjoyment. Breakfast was included and featured a good selection. Although it's located adjacent to the Pacific Coast Highway the only sound we heard was the waves crashing on the beach. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant and parking is plentiful. Although the local scene is somewhat minimal there are one or two decent restaurants in town. We would recommend the Italian Giuseppe's. Definitely go back.

    5
    « great view from a cliff »

    Excellent view of the ocean; sound of surf from our balcony; centrally located to a number of fun and beautiful areas of activity. Service was great; the place was clean, and the bed was very comfortable. Staff was both friendly; and responsive.

    5
    « Alan kennedy »

    A superb family hotel offering bed and breakfast but with many restaurants only a short walk away. Staff a very friendly and helpful the pool and hot tub are brilliant and open until 10pm Buffet Breakfast facilities were excellent with plenty to choose from and no seating issues Best of all are the rooms most of which have a sea view We had a family suite consisting of 2 double rooms, a good sized bathroom and a brilliant lounge diner and best of all 2 balconies facing the beach and the sea with the most amazing views and and an abundance of wild life Inc Pelicans seals and whales . Recommend room 312

    5
    « Great Place »

    So lovely! The grounds, pool area, and swings add a lovely touch to your experience. The views are amazing. The Ventana Grill is walking distance and the views there are also spectacular. Would surely stay here again.

    4
    « Wonderful Stay »

    My mom and I stayed in this hotel and truly enjoyed everything about it. The hotel staff was very nice and welcoming. Our view of the ocean was stunning! The breakfast that was included in our stay was quite good. The only hiccup was that the exercise room was next to ours and you could hear the equipment being used. Hours were limited, so we could live with it. We stayed in Room 208. I highly recommend this hotel . I didn't see beach access, but Pismo beach is just down the way.

    4
    « Sleeping on a 50m high ocean cliff »

    Nice and spatious rooms. Hotel is located on a high cliff vis-à-vis the ocean. Modest but good free breakfast. The wifi connection was weak though. The building is in good shape but a bit outdated. The cliff is a breeding spot for many bird species.

    4
    « Clean, Well Managed and Comfortable »

    We stayed here for two nights in early July as part of a road trip to LA. I had spent quite a bit of time researching places to stay in Pismo Beach without much luck. There just seemed to be a load of overpriced motels and a couple of very expensive hotels. I settled on the Best Western simply because of the pool, sea view and reviews that it was clean and had free wifi. Although the front of the building is dated, overall the hotel is clean, rooms fairly modern and staff friendly. The breakfasts were decent also. I would recommend paying a little extra for an ocean view. It is child friendly and worth using on the basis you aren't expecting a 5 star palace.

    4
    « Great Hotel w a Great View »

    So I really do love this hotel, it's right in the middle of everything (Pismo, Shell Beach, Avila Beach and SLO) but still a little secluded! I brought my girlfriend her as a getaway for her birthday and she was beyond surprised and happy! As always the hot breakfast was great, the pool was great, our room was perfect! The bathroom was large w a large mirror to get ready! We had a great trip!

    4
    « Very nice ocean views. »

    A quieter place toward the North end of Pismo Beach. The breakfast is typical for hotel breakfast buffets. We are heading back later this year for another visit to the area. The pool area is okay for outdoor evening beverages.

    4
    « Solid Pismo choice »

    Been/stayed in Pismo for years...and this is a fine choice for visitors to this part of Central Coast. Looks more tired than it is - with renovations ongoing (but not disruptive). Amazing views - close to town. Solid, clean rooms - friendly staff and free parking. Adjacent to Ventana Grill - outstanding restaurant & lounge.

  • 5
    « Great Vacation! »

    I felt so welcomes. I felt like the staff really cared about me. Beds were very comfortable, the view of the beach/ocean from our balcony was stunning and the grounds were beautiful. The pool area was clean and well maintained. Overall excellent experience.

    4
    « Great hotel - amazing views »

    My first time in Pismo Beach. We had a great hotel stay. The view of the ocean from our room was spectacular. The interior of our room was very nice. The hotel has a 1960's style architecture. Pool was very clean and the grounds are very well kept.

    5
    « Beautiful View »

    We enjoyed the overall hospitality and comfort of the hotel. Lulu assisted us beyond our expectations. The View Front rooms are worth every penny. It was so pretty! Plus the additional seating areas and swings make for a romantic evening. We even were lucky enough to see some baby dolphins nearby from our balcony. We will definitely be back and recommend this hotel.

    4
    « A good value for Pismo Beach »

    Good hot meal breakfast, lovely pool, comfortable room, lovely surroundings. Pismo is very expensive, but this place exceeded the value of the surrounding hotels. The hotel is badly in need of more parking spaces. The nightly hunt for parking for the night was not fun, even tho the vacancy sign was still up.

    5
    « Great location and awesome view! »

    I loved the overnight stay, the view, and the proximity to the beach. The room was spacious and comfortable. Parking spots were hard to come by. The price seemed unfair but it wasn't a deal breaker for me.

    4
    « You will love this place »

    It was wonderful & beautiful place for rest. Please stop with your lover, family or friends. You will enjoy and deep rest with beautiful view. I visit with my friends this time and will come back with my husband soonest possible.

    5
    « California Beach Stay »

    Pismo Beach was beautiful with wonderful views from our room. We had a lovely stay there. We were able to access the beach to walk on the sands and we could take our dogs- dog friendly beach. Breakfast was very convenient, with a variety of offerings.

    5
    « Great location and fabulous room »

    We took a central coast road trip and stayed at several places. This was by far the nicest of the hotels we enjoyed. The breakfast was fine, and the staff at the front desk were very helpful. Unfortunately, we didn't use the pool and hot tub because of the windy, cool weather.

    5
    « I love this hotel »

    When I return to this area I will always stay here. We watched whales from our balcony. The room was large and so comfortable. Staff was very kind and helpful. The breakfast and staff were great. We love this location up on the bluff.

    5
    « Very nice hotel »

    This is a great hotel. Don't let the bland exterior turn you away. Outside just not as fancy as others around it. Nice lobby with large windows facing the ocean. Make sure you get an ocean front room. Check in was fast and welcoming. Our 2nd floor king room had a sleeper sofa, large desk with 2 chairs, small frig, micro, iron and board and hair dryer. Room was super clean and did not smell of cleaning products, just fresh. Sliding glass doors had inside louvered sliders, very different and nice. Good sized pool. Hotel was quiet at night, no freeway noise, just the sounds of the surf. Free breakfast was hot with alot of choices, you don't go away hungry. All workers were very friendly and always said hello. Can't wait to return!

  • 5
    « Nice Hotel - Great Views »

    Rooms are clean, spacious, and each with a view of the ocean. Good morning breakfast. Nice restaurant right next to the hotel. Great views of the ocean. Watch whales, dolphins! Nice swimming pool and spa.

    3
    « Great ocean view, average hotel »

    The hotel has a great view to the ocean, but the hotel is pretty average. Our room was okay with a small terrace. We were lucky to see both whales and dolphins swimming by. Breakfast was a bit crowded and the food was only average. All in all an okay stay but next time we'll stay in Santa Barbara or Solvang.

    4
    « Enjoyable stay! »

    Beautiful property and excellent customer service! We stayed one night on a weekend. There is construction going on to add support to the sea cliff. Some room Reno going on as well, I think. Our view wasn't as nice as it could be due to construction, and I think being there during the week when actual work is going on might get noisy, but it wasn't a problem on the weekend.

    5
    « Best beach view »

    Very, very nice facility that is constantly being upgraded, new, water wise landscaping is a plus. Breakfast offerings have healthier choices and are always fresh. Staff is very accommodating and friendly, parking on busy weekends is an issue but we've always found a spot

    4
    « Relaxing Stay »

    Great stay at the Shore Cliff Lodge. Room looked like it was updated recently. Great ocean view from balcony. Staff was friendly and helpful. Pool area was relaxing and well kept. Some of the grounds are currently going through some renovation but had no issue with noise during my stay. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. No direct beach access but local beaches are minutes away.

    4
    « Great rooms in Pismo »

    I would have loved this hotel, had it not been under construction. It was not just coastal work, it was the front of the hotel and hotel grounds landscaping. All happening early in the morning, until at least 6pm. I couldn't enjoy any of the grounds, due to the work and dust. The room itself was fantastic, large and well appointed. The beds and cleanliness, and working order was perfect. The rooms have a view of the ocean, and good black out shutters. The pool and hot tub area, very nice and clean. Breakfast well stocked and good variety. The gym was small and didn't have much, but was clean. I would love to come back, after they finish construction. Front desk staff needs more training.

    2
    « Great Views but Somewhat Worn and Tired »

    The hotel is located right on the water, on the cliffs above the Pacific. However, at the present time and scheduled to continue into 2017, the cliffs are being reconstructed so only a small portion of the hotels cliffside property is accessible to guests. We had a two bedroom suite which looked out on the ocean and was outside the construction zone. Other rooms appeared to look onto the construction zone. The suite was large and mostly satisfactory, but the hotel exhibits wear and is in need of renovation, especially, for example, the carpets. There is a restaurant on the property, but it is expensive and specializes in Latin cuisine, which is not to my liking, and there are no others nearby. The town is not within walking distance, about two miles away I'd guess. Breakfast was fairly typical of this level of hotel, pretty basic. We chose it because the room arrangement worked for us, traveling with my sister-in-law, but on a future visit, I'd check out the alternatives more closely.

    5
    « Excellent »

    Comfortable room,beautiful view great value for money, would definitely revisit. Local restaurant Mac Clintocks well worth a visit. Just sitting on the balcony watching otters, whales and Pelicans would have made the trip worthwhile

    5
    « Beautiful Hotel! »

    This was, by far, my favorite Best Western yet. The views from the grounds and our room were beautiful. The hotel was great. The rooms were completely updated and laid out very well. Everything was extremely clean and very well maintained by their large, friendly staff. We'll definitely go back the next time we take a trip along the central coast.

    5
    « Pleasant Surprise »

    My husband and I just returned from a 41 year of marriage celebration. We wanted to stay at Pismo because it was one of the stops we made 41 years ago. The shore Cliff Lodge was a pleasant surprise. Surrounded by natural beauty in a quiet spot near town. Room well appointed and decorated. Views from room and outside are breathtaking. Bed very confortable and the included breakfast, plentiful with many choices.

  • 5
    « Usually Fantastic »

    Landscaping construction on the site takes away from the normal beautiful and functional usage by guests. They should not be charging the same daily rate while this property is under landscaping remodel. The web page does not adequately describe the level of construction taking place in areas the guests use. Also, we were never told about the construction when well booked over the telephone with Christian. I talked to the hotel general manager, Barbara, and she adjusted our bill. She was very considerate, understanding and helpful This property is great and and very good value, but not when under construction. Rates should be lowered during this time. We usually stay at the hotel several times a year and will continue to do so, unless the rates remain the same during construction. Also, had problems with the internet (Room 303) Hotels internet provider could not totally resolve this issue. This was the first time we had this sever of a problem with the Internet.

    5
    « Awesome Place to stay in Pismo »

    We got the two bedroom suite. It was gorgeous! Two balconeys right on the ocean. Hotel had great customer service, good breakfast. Great facilities. Loved every minute there. Will definitely go back and will definitely refer friends!!

    5
    « Loved this place »

    We stumbled on to it because everywhere else was booked...all rooms have a view of ocean..ours was considered partial and it was still to me a beautiful view ...i'm not picky...just the breakfast buffet show up early because you have ignorant people that want to make 100 pancakes for their 100+kids and are rude to people in line...come one...make a couple and move on. Other than that a beautiful stay....we'll be back since AVila is $$$$

    3
    « Request unobstructed view »

    Should keep least desired rooms for last check ins or potential cancellations. We did not enjoy the view of the side of a building out our balcony, and they needed to wipe the balcony hand rail down as maintenance

    5
    « ?? »

    The staff are always friendly and professional the best we found out of 8 hotels we stayed in California we had some issues with people staying in the next room which was dealt with we were moved rooms because of a noisy machine room next to another room we were in without any problems we used the hotels laundering service and the charge was wavered because of our room problems there is plenty of parking and the breakfast is the best we had at any of the hotels

    5
    « Absolutely Beautiful, One of the very best »

    This hotel was out final destination after a weekend in Venice Beach, Santa Monica and a four day cruise to Catalina and Ensenada, it was easily our favorite spot on the trip! This hotel is clean, well maintained, roomy, beautifully furnished, detailed, spotless, a beautiful pool and hot tub and views to take to the grave! on top of all of that the staff of this hotel were so polite! even the maids said good morning with a smile and their expression backed up their sincerity! the minute we got home we looked to book for July 4th, no luck ;( I love this hotel and will say that out of the hundreds of places I have stayed in my almost 58 years on this earth, this is TOPS!!!! thank you for a wonderful stay to the staff of the BW in Pismo!!!!

    4
    « Great views; call for room location due to construction »

    This property is under construction outside to shore up the cliff and add more amenities that will make a really nice hotel a great hotel. When I booked the room I was not told anything about the construction but I asked for a south facing room which was the least impacted of the all rooms .... I'm glad I stayed in this section. I was called to tell me of the construction a couple days prior so there was no surprise but I'm not sure if I could have cancelled or where to go last minute as this town fills up regularly. Our room was nice and roomy with a nice bath with granite double sink; shower/tub; in room safe; good size closet, nice tv, table and chair; a/c (we used since a little warm); nice like new kitchenette with frig, sink, microwave, cabinets and shelf, coffee maker. The rooms have free WiFi in rooms but I wasn't told so didn't know until next morning. Lots of great amenities and we had great south view of beach and pier and a small public area with only construction being setting stones the day we were there. Our balcony was good sized and had tall wooden chairs with a foot rest so you can see over the railing and not through the rails. Very nice, comfortable and relaxing. Breakfast was in a nice good sized room with a good selection of food: pancake machine, eggs and bacon, Danish, juices and coffee, some fruit, toaster with breads and oatmeal. Everyone is the hotel was nice and friendly and helpful with questions about dinner choices. We paid $230 which seemed high for a weekday night but it's a nice hotel. The views from the gazebo on the edge of the cliff are great where we watched pelicans, western gulls with their new chicks, and sea otters. Ask for details on where your room will be until the construction is done (told mid-2017) and until then I'd ask for south facing room away from biggest projects.

    2
    « We do not recommend »

    As soon as we entered the hall to check in, the dog smell was everywhere. We paid extra in our reservation for a room with ocean view and we we got to the room, we could see a construction site with a bit of ocean at the back. We asked for a different room and they said the hotel was fully booked, we insisted and they ended up having another room, in the 3rd floor but with the same view to the construction site. We do not recommend this hotel. The pool area is nice though and car park is free.

    4
    « Nice BW motel »

    Checking in was easy and the personnel was very polite. We had a swim in the pool when we arrived and that was nice. Pool towels are supplied by the motel. The hotel it self had good standards but the whole garden with sea views was closed for construction work which was a real disappointment being one of the ´criteria for choosing the hotel. Breakfast had a good standard for being a best western motel.

    3
    « So Close to Excellent... »

    Dog friendly, not just dog tolerant. Large rooms with extremely comfortable beds. Frig. Microwave. Wet bar. Really nice choice of free breakfast items. Friendly staff. Superb view. Why not four or more stars? Reason 1: We called the property to make our reservation and explicity said we chose them due to their dog friendly property. The did warn us construction was going on. When we checked in we found out that what they failed to tell us was their own dog park was being relandscaped and not available. Seriously bummed. Nor did they point out there was an awesome green space for dogs just down the road Reason 2: exactly 1 paper coffee cup in the room, no more. Really cheap plastic cups in bathroom not suitable for much of anything. Noise from other rooms is very loud. This is a construction problem, not a neighbor problem. Cheap, cheap, cheap. We MIGHT be back one day... not sure yet.

  • 5
    « Great stay »

    Great stay despite resurfacing of coastal pathway in front of the hotel and other minor repairs. Clean room, clean pool, convenient parking, although BestWestern.com had booked us for an unavailable suite, due to a "glitch". Staff offered two ocean front connecting rooms instead which was fine. Very busy weekend made the room expensive.

    2
    « So disappointed:( »

    Ambitious CA road trip, scheduled for two nights in Pismo beach to relax and recharge. After full day of sightseeing arrived at 830 pm at Best Western Cliff Lodge to find a hotel under construction. Checking in, the desk stated that they had called us to inform customers of renovations, the call, however, had been to a home number and we were already on the road. They assured us our room was on the opposite side from construction. Our ocean view room was very nice however we pulled back the drapes to find our ocean view just a background to the landscaping crew with cement mixers and other equipment. The hall door at the end of our room's corridor was closed due to construction. And the entire garden area outside the main lobby was closed with backhoes and construction crews. While the staff at the front desk were pleasant and tried to be accommodating, I was very disappointed and indeed angry at the misrepresentation on line. When booking there is one line which states: coastal renovations in process adjacent to hotel, disruptions expected to be minimal. These renovations are not adjacent, they included the entire hotel nor was the disruption minimal, with multiple access restrictions, backhoes and entire construction crews on site. I have been using Best Westerns successfully across the country and have been impressed by the mid-level hotel in numerous locations. In fact, after reviewing multiple hotels on line, I picked this hotel because it was a Best Western and I've had such success with the chain...until now. The staff assured me that each Best Western is individually owned and managed which makes this misrepresentation the responsibility of this hotels management and may not reflect on the entire chain but certainly gives a black eye to the chain. The staff, very much aware of this misrepresentation, willingly offered to greatly reduce the nights cost and we checked out after one night, moving two doors down to the beautiful Seacrest hotel who allowed us to check in early and saved our Pismo beach stay.

    5
    « Great Views, Great Place to Stay »

    Away from the madness of downtown, sets high up on a cliff looking down on the beach. Rooms all have some type of view, rooms are nicely furnished with comfortable bed and chairs to sit in. We have stay here before and look forward to this place any time we are traveling through.

    5
    « For what it is, it's superb! »

    So this place has a motel vibe when you first get there, but man what a five star service. All their staff are incredibly helpful and friendly - the view is superb and the rooms are highly comfortable. It was refreshing to see a property so well kept and always welcoming. Only a few minutes from San Luis Obispo, so it's great.

    5
    « 58th Anniversary at BW Shore Cliff Lodge-Pismo Beach, CA »

    Our stay at this Best Western was one of the most enjoyable times ever. When we arrived, Tina greeted us and provided us with an outstanding room on the 3rd floor looking over the pool and ocean. Upon entering our room, placed on the bed was a towel swan origami embracing a bottle of sparkling cider with two champagne glasses in honor of our 58th anniversary. That afternoon while sitting our on our balcony, we saw whales. Most exciting! Our beds were extremely comfortable. The room was immaculate with a great little kitchen area. The bathroom provided nice quality towels with top of the line bath products. Even though the grounds were being worked on, it was never noisy and the workers were very polite and accommodating. Room service was excellent. The maids were exceptional leaving the room in top condition every day. Also, ALL employees they we had contact with had a smile on their faces. Nice variety of breakfast food with hot and cold items. Immaculate kitchen. Within walking distance, we were fortunate to have a great restaurant close by. The Ventana Grill was very nice overlooking the ocean. Food was delicious and they surprised us with a glass of champagne and scrumptious dessert. We will return many times in the future, Lord willing. Hopefully, we will return to this BW many times in the future.

    5
    « Beautiful Views and Rooms »

    Went for a Destination Wedding and got a whole lot more. The 2 room suite was amazing! Could see from the Dunes to Avila! The rooms were clean, comfortable and modern. My family thought they were in the lap of luxury.

    4
    « Nice place... great view »

    We visit the Pismo Beach area very often. We have been searching for a hotel that is comfortable and has pool/spa and not too expensive. We have stayed at some very pricey nice places but as often as we visit the area we need someplace not so expensive but nice. Our only problem is there is no comfortable chair to sit and read or relax and watch TV. However, this is not a game changer. we love the view and the area.

    1
    « Building Work »

    If you are visiting this hotel in the next few weeks...Please be aware of the major building works going on directly in front of the hotel. Lorry ,diggers ,jack hammers and lots of workers Will I'm sure as happened to me Wake you early with all the noise. Work goes on through out the day till around 5pm. Where the site is screened off by netting which obscures What is meant to be a Ocean View. The hotel is fully aware of the situation and will take your Full payment with No part refund should you complain ...Which I am sure you will. We all know from time to time building work has to go on. But this Hotel expects the customer to be hood winked! My stay was booked through a tour. They had no joy in securing a part refund as to my disrupted stay. So be warned.

    5
    « Great property! »

    Beautiful location: great ocean views, well-maintained grounds including a large pool / hot tub area and cliff side gazebo, Close to the 101 yet quiet. Every staff member we encountered was pleasant and helpful. Comfy beds and furniture.

    5
    « Great view »

    This hotel was by far one of the better Best Western's I have stayed at. We booked a room over-looking the pool and the view was beautiful. Great sunset and clean rooms with refrigerator and microwave. .

  • 3
    « Pismo Beach »

    Not happy with hotel security. The automatic doors open 24/7 without a key/card and anyone can walk into the building from the parking lot which is right off of Price Street. Rooms are nice with the ocean view and small patio/chairs, and the staff was helpful. Breakfast was average.

    3
    « Great view but needs some attention »

    The hotel is in a beautiful location. There are multiple buildings. We stayed in the building with the lobby. We had an incredible view from the balcony (minus the construction) but the room could use some updating. Our room did not smell very good and needed a deep cleaning. We had to keep the balcony door open to bring in fresh air. The room was otherwise fairly clean. Given the construction, the hotel should offer guests something special.

    4
    « Exterior looks older, but Room was great and wonderful Ocean view! »

    Don't let the exterior fool you! It was a bit older "motel-ish" looking, but the room was clean, comfortable and generous in size with a balcony overlooking the ocean. Staff was exceptional: friendly, helpful and informative. Hallway carpet and elevators showed their age, but, again, the room was updated with lots of closet space, table, frig, wetbar. Will use again!

    4
    « Good experience, a few problems but overall pretty great time at BW PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge »

    My dad and I stayed at the BW Plus Shore Cliff Lodge in late May 2016. There was construction going on but we were forewarned by the hotel with a phonecall before our trip. It was not anywhere as noisy as I thought it would be, although huge construction vehicles went past our patio on a daily basis while we were there. I wasn't that bothered by it and my dad was fascinated. We stayed in a 1st floor room which was very convenient. The view was great for the most part although construction fence obscured some of it. There was a smoking area where my dad could smoke his cigars in peace, always something we look for on our trips. Two problems we had were: 1. the coffee machine in the room. It was a cheap one and I couldn't figure out how to use it. 2. The shower. It was extremely low flow, don't know if they were trying to save water or if something was truly wrong with it but we could barely get enough water out of it to take a shower. Otherwise things were generally great. Good breakfast with lots of choices although no cold cereal but eggs, bacon, pancakes, hot cereal, yogurt toast, bagels, etc. etc. Could go and get coffee for the room around 6:15, breakfast started at 7am til 10am. Room was very nice, updated, beds extremely comfortable. Nice desk and 3 chairs in the room. It was a bit noisy from upstairs, could hear people walking around and making noise on the floor above but not unreasonably so. Wifi worked great which is always appreciated. Hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating. Complementary newspapers every morning. We didn't walk to town but I suppose you could if you were up to it, but a close and easy drive. Hotel parking easy. We were able to check in early which was nice. The pool was excellent, heated and wonderful in an otherwise cold and windy environment...it is much bigger than it looks in photos. Hot tub a plus too. Overall a very good place to stay and despite the problematic coffee machine in room plus low flow shower, we would stay here again in the future! Also, not sure about this but it looks like there are no elevators at this hotel, you must walk up flights of stairs to get to your room, at least in the 2 floor building. You should ask about the 3 floor building and elevators if you are going to stay there, didn't check that out as we stayed in the ground floor in the 2 floor building. Pet friendly. We didn't have pets and the pets didn't bother us, no extra barking or whatever from four legged guests! Couldn't go down to the gazebo as it was roped off due to construction or some other problem. Would like to go back when construction is done but looks like a big job, will take some time before this is all complete.

    3
    « Needs updating »

    Beautiful view, old furniture, bad smell in room. Music and loud talking was blasting in the room below me and I had to request the front desk to have them lower the sound.I had two issues during my stay. One was that there were a lot of noise coming from other rooms including loud music that I had to finally complain to the Front Desk to resolve. They did come down and ask for the music to be turned down. Also, I had requested a wake up call from the front desk for each morning of my stay and I did receive one on the first two days but on the third day they failed to give me the wake up call. This resulted in my oversleeping. This cause a large problem as I was traveling as a group that were on business providing Training and since we were sharing a company car this cased everyone to be an hour late and we were unable to complete our training .

    4
    « Great two night stay »

    Real nice place with good view of the lovely cliff side. We walked into town about 20 minutes, partly on the beach. Very easy walk. Our room was a nice king, clean and comfortable. They were working to shore up the cliff area just outside the hotel's fence, but there was no unpleasant disturbance from it at all. We would definitely come back. Good value here.

    5
    « Very clean room. »

    We went up to Pismo Beach for my mother in laws 87th birthday. We went up for one day and night then left for Solvang the next morning. We got a two bedroom suite with one bathroom which worked out just fine. Because of her age we wanted her with us.The living room and kitchen were huge and very clean just like the bedrooms and bathroom. Both bedrooms had a wonderful view as well as the living room. All three rooms had T.V.s. Very clean room, wish we could of stayed longer to enjoy it more.

    5
    « Good Value »

    Fair price for a wonderful location with some of the best views of the beach in California. Plenty of parking and a wonderful restaurant close by (But I recommend Chop Street Grill in Pismo). Close to the Pier and San Luis Obispo.

    5
    « best western, pismo beach, ca.. »

    great hotel. if you go to any other hotel on the central coast your only wasting your money.. the breastfast was great and the views memorial.. close to dinasaur park where you can walk your dog and enjoy the sites. we stop at the central coast at least 4 - 5 times a year and would never consider anywhere else..

    5
    « California ocean view »

    We had a view of the swimming pool, the ocean, and the coast, which was fantastic! Great stay! Excellent value. Very clean and this stay was more like a resort instead of a hotel. The stay included breakfast, which included omelets, pancakes, waffles......and the staff were extremely friendly and courteous. I would rate this stay a 5 out of 5!

  • 3
    « If you have children, beware »

    So happy the hotel was able to accommodate an early check in. My husband and I were with our two toddler when we unpacked the suitcases into our room, Room 203 at 11am on a Friday. Just as we had finished unpacking and organizing, our phone rang. It was the front desk saying they had ALREADY received a noise complaint from the people below us. We had to repack everything and move to the room next door, which was directly above the room my sister and her fiance had rented. Not at all awkward that we were in town for their wedding and staying directly above them on their wedding night. The floors are incredibly thin, so you could hear everything going on above you. The front desk did call, the lady called giggling and apologizing that we had to move and then said we would be credited $50 for our inconvenience. The breakfast selection was nice. Housekeeping never came and cleaned our room so that was a bit inconvenient. After we checked out and drove back to LA, my husband noticed he had left behind his custom made brace. When I called the hotel, it was a HUGE hassle. Apparently only one person has access to the lost and found and that person wasn't available. As a person who worked as a manager at in hotel business for several years (a Best Western none the less) I knew that was not accurate. So someone did call me back to let me know they had found it but we not able to ship it. We would need to drive back to PB to pick it up. Terrible customer service. In the end, they dropped it off at Mail Plus and we paid for it to be shipped to us. Since we paid for the hotel room in cash, we are still waiting for that $50 credit. Would have been a better show of customer service if the hotel would have just offered to pay for the shipping in lieu of the $50 we will never see... Pros: Nice view (if you can get past the construction) Free Breakfast Cons: VERY thin floors Terrible customer service.

    5
    « Review of Shore Cliff »

    Excellent experience, worth the money. Best view in the Central Coast, excellent decor and amenities. First class hotel that is good for everything from a weekend get away to business travel lodging. Everything is first class from the bed, to the decor, to the amenities, to the wifi, to the staff. I cannot say enough about how wonderful an experience it is to be in this hotel.

    4
    « Hotel »

    The hotel was beautiful, the rooms and bathrooms were awesome. Nice ocean views and swimming area. The continental breakfast had a huge variety of food, hot and cold to choose from. Overall, a great stay, other than a problem we encountered in our room, which was promptly dealt with, however we did have to be moved to a different room that we did not care for as much.

    5
    « Weekend getaway »

    Excellent Hotel. The view is worth the price. The fact that every room has a balcony and an ocean view was nice. Free Wifi is alway a plus! Close to everything. You can walk to dinner (Ventana Grill next door is amazing)

    5
    « Great place to stay with dogs »

    My wife and I like to take California road trips with our dogs. We've driven past Pismo many times and thought 'that looks nice' but never stopped. Wow, were we ever missing something! This Best Western is perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific. Any time you can fall asleep listening to the ocean is good. There is a narrow pathway in front of several of the nearby properties, right on the edge of the cliffs that is perfect for walking. We visited Pismo, Avila, Shell Beach and Grover Beach. Our motel was clean, it had large rooms all overlooking the ocean. Pool and jacuzzi, swinging lounge chairs on the lawn, charge points for electric cars, and is pet friendly (like every Best Western EXCEPT LA, why is that?)

    5
    « Nice little get away »

    Traveled with my Mother, Sister, and small dog Milo. Everything was excellent love that they are pet friendly and provide a little bed and treats for my dog. Friendly Staff and great room! Close to the beach and pet friendly parks.

    5
    « GEAT HOTEL »

    I enjoyed my stay with my family very mulch. hotel and ocean view is great. since I am very sick it sure helped my body and soul to relax and feel better. I would come back any time when it is possible for me.

    5
    « (mostly) Loved our stay here »

    I highly recommend this hotel. There was construction at the beginning of May 2016 was a little annoying when trying to take pictures as it is typically a beautiful location with gorgeous scenery. Also woke us up pretty early but staff was wonderful, hot tub and pool area is very nice. Pretty gazebo area. Would definitely stay here again as construction is temporary

    1
    « Don't stay here »

    Our room was dirty and not worth the money. I stayed further north in San Simeon and it was much more worth the money. The room was not worth the money. They said it was re-modeled but only had a new bed. The room was awful and the bed was cheap and awful too. I stayed many years ago and it was nice, it has really run down and they don't care when you tell them nicely about it...they say people keep coming.. I say yes, once.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    This hotel is a great place to stay! Highly recommend it - great bed, and very nice breakfast! We had a great ocean view from our room too. Internet worked well and overall we had a really nice time at this location.

  • 5
    « Perfect »

    Great room, great view, wanted to stay and stay. We got to view a bird sanctuary in the morning. A great flock of night herons were perched in the trees. Very large room, very comfortable. I have nothing else to add.

    5
    « Very nice »

    Very nice hotel. Rooms have great view of ocean, clean, quiet, nicely furnished and great location. Balcony chairs were comfortable and higher than normal to provide unobstructed view of ocean above railing. Would definitely stay again.

    5
    « Relaxing weekend »

    Great place to stay,nice view, the only thing was the construction of the cliff and the removing of the grass in the morning, the overall stay was excellent, i would recommend the best western to my friends

    5
    « Pismo Beach hotel »

    Overall pleased with service and accommodations. The rooms was clean and in good shape. The front desk person moved us to corner ocean front as there was construction going on. It was quiet and still had nice views. We liked the hotel's restaurant. The free breakfast at hotel offered a lot of variety. Good location for us visiting friends in Pismo and San Luis Obispo.

    4
    « One of my favorite Pismo hotels »

    Great location, good amenities, and great staff. Centrally located to allow easy access to Pismo and Shell Beach, as well as close to SLO and the north coast. Beautiful view out over the bay that allowed me to see whales, dolphins, otters and seals swimming by, and also has an amazing view of sunset. Great restaurant right next door across the parking lot too!

    5
    « Wonderful hotel »

    Have never been disappointed in our stays at this hotel. All the rooms have ocean views and are a true blessing. We have actually seen whales from out patio in past stays, this time from the overlook.

    5
    « Great place to relax »

    This hotel was awesome! It had a microwave, refrigerator and a little sink. It also had a nice sized balcony with a beautiful view of the ocean and the pier. The beds were extremely comfortable and it was very quiet at night. The breakfast had everything you could want also. I highly recommend this place and know I will be back!

    4
    « get away »

    The hotel staff very helpful and friendly ....... nice view of the area... balcony nice and quiet .....breakfast had a great selection of food to choose.... will come back again... fast and easy check in and check out ....

    4
    « Relaxation »

    We stayed here for 3 nights to celebtate a birthday. We had one pet friendly room and one room non friendly. It was a very nice relaxing quite place. The view from our room was nice. We stayed in 202. The rooms look very clean and spacious. Beds were comfortable. The staff is very friendly. We will be staying here again.

    5
    « Very nice hotel....and the views are fabulous »

    We had a very nice stay at the Shore Cliff Lodge...The room was plenty large. Huge bathroom, wet bar, and everything we needed. Now to mention the views...absolutely beautiful. Plenty of restaurants in area. Just a nice place....I don't think anyone would ever regret booking this hotel. We'll stay there again if ever in the Pismo Beach area.

  • 5
    « fantastic service and unrivaled view! »

    great hotel, even with the construction going on in back. This place is right on the pacific. The suites on the left side of the hotel are directly over the ocean and it is a breathtaking place to wake up and have coffee and breakfast every morning. I would live here if I could. Melvin, Theresa, and the rest of the front desk staff were a pleasure to work with. We will definitely return.

    5
    « What a Pleasant Surprise! »

    We stayed here for only one night, but I wish it was longer. The room was large, the bed comfortable, and the bathroom huge, with double sinks. The location can't be beat - right on the ocean, with views all the way to China! The only drawback was construction down in the pool area, but that is not a criticism. I'd go back again in a minute!

    5
    « My sisters birthday celebration »

    Everything was beautiful. They were under construction, but they let us know ahead of time, so it was ok. It's going to be beautiful when they're finished. Everything was easy. Don't forget to check out the Ventana Grill next door. You won't be disappointed.

    5
    « Great Location!!! »

    We just love the location and view from this hotel! They're doing some renovations right now but it will be well worth it! Breakfast is decent and the Ventana Grill is within walking distance & had great views as well!

    3
    « One Night Stay »

    We stayed for one night at this hotel. There was construction work going on so this unfortunately impacted on our impression of the hotel. The pool area was out of bounds and there was construction work on the cliff. The room, however, was lovely and was nicely decorated with a large bathroom and a small kitchenette area and balcony. The staff were very friendly and helpful and I am sure that if circumstances were different at the hotel we would have been more impressed. The included breakfast was basic but adequate and the breakfast area was clean and functional. There was a restaurant right next door so if you arrive late there was somewhere to get a meal.

    4
    « Awesome view »

    Great view, hotel is clean and perfect place to spend time with family on weekends. My kids love the pool! Hotel is very accessible, close to a lot of restaurants and to the freeway. We will definitely book here again.

    5
    « Cliff Lodge is SUPREME! »

    Wow, wow, wow. First off - don't go ANYWHERE else. Best views of Pismo Beach and Shell Beach. Secondly - the accomodations are spacious, have absolutely killer ocean views, the staff is the best (thank you Theresa and Katie! You made our stay the BEST!) I don't think I've ever liiked EVERYTHING about the hotel - but I do here! The rooms are well appointed (I even liked the art!) the beds are very comfortable, the breakfast was everything I could have wanted. The pool is heated and the water is soft. The hot tub is spacious and comfortable. You will sleep like you've never slept before with the sounds of the ocean right there. Really - this is a place in a million!

    4
    « Very happy to have chosen to stay here »

    We usually stayed at the Spyglass Inn down the road because we could take our small dog. But since they remodeled they allow no pets so we found the Shore Cliff Lodge took pets so we spent 3 nights there. What a pleasant experience. We had a first floor ( good if you have pets ) and had a great view of the ocean and beach from our window/patio. The room was quite spacious and had a table with two chairs plus another comfortable chair for watching TV. The bathroom was also spacious- even had two sinks. The king bed was very comfortable and firm enough for my back problems so that I awoke in the morning with no backache . Our stay included breakfast- we had yummy scrambled eggs, sausage, muffin and coffee. The staff was very friendly and eager to make our stay comfortable. I gave it a 4 rating since it is a bit pricey and, although not any fault of their own, they have soft water in Arroyo Grande and you feel that you can never get the soap off your skin when you shower. I highly recommend the Shore Cliff Lodge for anyone looking for comfort and a great view.

    5
    « Repeat Visitor »

    I visit the Central Coast quite often and almost always stay at this property, it's great in terms of quality of property, courteous staff, view / location, etc. The breakfast is decent, but nothing above and beyond, but far beyond a minimal continental breakfast. "Ocean Front" rooms are great view rooms, but honestly all rooms have decent views at a minimum. For those with pets they have rooms for you too.

    4
    « Fabulous view and room »

    This is truly a gem on the Central Coast of California. Great views and nice large rooms and bathrooms. Breakfast is included. More basic fare. Nothing fancy. But a fabulous property with grassy areas for viewing the coastline. A couple of good restaurants right near by.

  • 4
    « OK »

    major dif. in prices from one stay to another. Value is on this stay. Staff was nice. Breakfast was crowded. Our dinner at Guseppis was a major disappointment may have colored my review. Asked for a room facing north got a room facing west. Kids in the pool for old folks is a problem for a younger person not a problem..

    3
    « not very quiet »

    Paid extra for an ocean view room and ended up being near the gym. The excerise room was open until 10:00pm. People were dropping weights and were very loud.(Not there fault, the gym shouldn't be on the second floor in the middle of the hotel) the dropping of weights, sounded and felt like a small bombs going off. between that and all the noisy, unruly kids running around the hotel grounds(unsupervised), not sure if we will go back. The stay was far from being peaceful and relaxing.

    4
    « Halfway stopping point SF to LA »

    We make this trip (SF-LA round trip) by car frequently and just discovered the BW Shore Cliff Lodge and it's one of our best ocean front hotel experiences.Everything was just - more than expected. Warm and friendly front desk greeting, excellent ocean front room, pool and greens overlooking the ocean, a gazebo vista point, free wi-fi, and great breakfast service (included in room price). Check on the length of time left on the boardwalk construction, noisy if you plan to sleep in but otherwise you can't even hear the sound of the highway. Right off the 101 highway and right on the ocean - perfection!

    5
    « OMG - the view! »

    This BW is worth a trip just to stay at this hotel. We were in room 101 (corner). What a great room, impeccable hotel, with the best view of Pismo Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Check-in was flawless with a great coffee bar in the lobby. Although there is construction going on, it didn't bother us one bit nor did it interfere with our experience at the hotel. We had a small dog with us so we used the lush dog yard provided on hotel grounds. I'm not sure if this is temporary due to the construction or what but we loved the small yard set aside for dogs. The restaurant right next door is a bonus - you don't even need to drive anywhere to have a great meal with a view! I used the fitness center - small but adequate and clean - everything worked. Parking was easy and the grounds were well-kept and landscaped. I highly recommend this hotel with or without a pet but for travelers with pets it's a welcome treat.

    4
    « Good spot for a stop from LA to San Fran »

    We got off a 14 hour flight from Sydney to LA and drove to San Fran. This was our stop for the night. This was the perfect distance we could drive here OK but were tired and ready for a stop. Basic Best Western, clean quiet and rooms that were dark when the drapes were pulled. Perfect for what we wanted. The location actually seemed lovely we were there just for the night, but the coastline was beautiful. Great Mexican Grill next door which I've reviewed and would recommend.

    4
    « Beautiful Welcome to Pismo Beach! »

    We visited this hotel 15 years ago with our girls - it hasn't changed much! And that's a good thing. Most rooms have ocean views - ours was excellent. The staff are very helpful and the pool is warm enough - even in February. Their breakfast buffet is excellent; one of the best I've encountered - fresh food, kept hot and ready by an attentive staff. Bacon, bacon, bacon with excellent coffee and fresh fruit. Best thing about this hotel, though, is the sunsets. Enjoy!

    5
    « Great View »

    Great view of the pool and ocean! Just a bit disappointed for the extra charge on the room that I wasn't notified of. I had called the hotel to make the RSVP and was given the price for the room. However, when I checked out I was charge an additional $15.

    4
    « clean and courtesy »

    great views and value. Very accommodating staff. Breakfast was good. Location was great. Clean. Close to downtown Pismo. The Ventana restaurant and bar share parking lot and was very convenient. Close to ocean front park with benches and views.

    5
    « I Love This Place! »

    What a great hotel! The rooms are great, the view is absolutely beautiful and the staff is top notch! I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else for the convenience to Pismo and the quality of the stay.

    5
    « Awesome Ocean Views »

    This is a very well kept hotel. The staff is courteous. The beds are comfortable. The rooms are nicely appointed. The pool was heated. The breakfast buffet was pretty good. The views were fabulous. The location is great.

  • 5
    « Relaxing weekend »

    Everything from the check-in staff, comfortable beds,view, hot breakfast, housekeeping, maintenance, check-out staff could not have been any nicer. We really felt as if we'd had a vacation even though iut was only 2 nights.

    4
    « Limited access »

    No elevator in this building makes it difficult for seniors. We had to wait until a houseman was available to take our bags and clothes upstairs. We chose the 2nd floor to have a patio with a view of the ocean.

    4
    « Well run and convenient »

    We were only stopping over for a night and it turned out to be raining. Room was very nice and the view excellent. Everyone was very friendly and it was next door to an interesting restaurant for dinner. The breakfast was a bit disappointing and the only negative.

    3
    « Large room, lovely view, great free breakfast, 2 star bedding »

    I will preface this with I don't usually stay at Best Westerns and don't really want to. Sorry but this is my review and my opinion. I prefer to stay at 4 star hotels. The view was fabulous, the staff was great, the room is very large. The countertops have been updated to granite and the bathroom was clean. However, the carpet is nasty and has rolls in it and the sheets are pilled and need to be trashed. I almost rated this hotel 2 stars, but since breakfast and the view were great I thought it unfair. The pool area and breakfast area were very clean. And staff was smiling and constantly cleaning up after everyone. If you have a partial ocean view overlooking thru the pool, don't miss out by walking thru the breakfast area and out the south door. The grassy area over there has the most beautiful and serene view and is a perfect place to eat breakfast. I would prefer never to sleep in a bed like this again. Ever. Sheets and bedding really need to be replaced.

    4
    « Beautiful Views - nice rooms »

    Stayed two nights last year. The room was very nicely appointed and spotless. You want the highest floor for the best views. They are doing construction on the cliffs. The staff was great. Didn't go in the pool it was too cold out. The breakfast was pretty good for a hotel breakfast.

    5
    « Wowed in Pismo! »

    So happy we picked this place! We were simply looking for a nice pet-friendly hotel...but we got so much more! Thanks for the wonderful property, food, and service! I especially enjoyed the grassy area right outside of our room. It felt like we had our own back yard, right above the ocean cliffs! Just beautiful!

    4
    « A great find in Pismo Beach »

    We are so glad we stopped to check out this hotel in Pismo Beach. Right from check-in things went well. The front end staff were friendly and helpful and only too happy to help us out with tourist information. The second floor room was large, the bed was comfortable, the deck with pool/ocean view was lovely and it was nice to have a microwave and fridge in the room. The bathroom was large, had two sinks and lots of counter space. We really enjoyed having a swim and hot tub after a long day of travel. The included breakfast was tasty and had more than the usual options.

    4
    « Simple hotel but lovely view and garden! »

    Simple hotel with simple rooms but extremly nice view and garden! The poolarea was nice and clean. However, the garden that was seperated from the poolarea was just wounderful. Very nice to take a drink and look at the ocean.

    5
    « Great room, Great view »

    Everything was great about this hotel. The recent bluff construction really did not affect my stay (however I was at a business meeting during the day). The view was the best thing about the hotel. I was on the second floor so I was able to open my door during the evening to hear the ocean. So relaxing.

    5
    « What a place to stay! »

    This is the best place I have stayed and I have traveled all over the world. The service is wonderful and they are all accommodating and if we needed something they were Johhny on the spot. Would I go back in a heartbeat. Get a room facing the ocean.

  • 5
    « Excellent »

    Great, I thought it was a nice stay and will want to stay again here at Best Western. I would recommend this place to all people. I hope that I can get good rate here at best western The viewing was great and hope that the rate stay with our mean.

    5
    « A Great Place to Stay »

    Wonderful location. Excellent facility. Would stay here again. Staff was friendly and most informative. Location is outside of the confusion and bustle of Pismo Beach. Oceanfront room lived up to the description. Room was clean and comfortable.

    3
    « A bit of a mixed bag... »

    I had been looking forward to trying this hotel out, but ended up being a bit disappointed in the end. To their credit, they did try to make amends for the negative aspects of our stay. First the positive...the view is incredible! They have balconies that have higher chairs so you are not looking at the breathtaking view through bars. Nice touch! The rooms are good size. They have a self-serve window washer in the parking lot (like you would find in a gas station) which was very welcomed after a long and buggy drive there. If you have a dog, there is a nice grassy area with views (of the ocean and pier) for your dog to frolic while you enjoy. Seating is out there too. The breakfast was pretty good. Some choices not to my liking in quality and taste, but others quite good like fresh fruit, good coffee, and Chobani yogurt. Now the negatives...we noticed what looked like dog yak on the carpet. Housekeeping came out the next day and cleaned it when we let the front desk know. There is no beach access like many places along the coast. And our biggest issue is that the wifi is practically non-existent. When I am traveling with my son, we don't go out at night, so we like to stream videos in the evening for entertainment. We couldn't even surf the web! So if you don't care about beach access or wifi, this might be a good place to stay. Otherwise, keep looking because there are better choices.

    4
    « Overnight stay on trip up the California Coast »

    We have stayed at the Shore Cliff Lodge probably 15 times and have never had a bad experience. Every room has a magnificent view of the ocean. The hotel is well maintained, however I miss not having breakfast at the restaurant the hotel used to operate.

    5
    « Very Beautiful Location »

    My Husband and I stayed at a couple locations and this by far is our favorite and we will definitely be staying again at this location. Over looks all of Pismo Beach and great service. Perfect distance form down town so makes for a perfect walk on the beach. Also a great Restaurant right next to the hotel. So perfect if you don't want to go into town.

    5
    « Beautiful coastal views made our Christmas! »

    Once again we selected this hotel for a special holiday. Stayed 4 nights, including Christmas and had a great time! Beautiful ocean view from our room and more than friendly and helpful staff! Visited the Paso Robles wineries, an easy hour drive. Saw the Monarch butterflies wintering in Pismo, highly recommended!

    4
    « Stopover at the BW Shore Cliff Lodge »

    Stopped for a night at the Shore Cliff Lodge between Camarillo and Monterey. I have mixed feelings about this place, mostly about unfulfilled potential. Firstly, it fronts a rugged coast which boasts gorgeous views of the Pacific and secondly, it's a good stop for travellers between LA and Monterey on CA1. But the look and feel of the accommodations are more like a motel than a resort. If its offerings were more refined, it could even be a destination resort on its own. That said, there are still a fair number of positives about Shore Cliff Lodge: - affable and helpful staff at reception - breakfast included, albeit basic spread - lovely views of the coast, although some of the paths were closed for construction at the time of visit - clean, spacious rooms but tired-looking (the corridors were narrow and sound proofing of rooms from the noise along the corridors wasn't great) In summary, Shore Cliff Lodge is a good place for a short, convenient stopover. Would I linger for wine watching the sunset from my room? Probably not.

    5
    « Best OceanView »

    the view of the Pacific ocean out of every room can't be beat, the sound of the breaking surf, is very soothing. The breakfast has been upgraded to include more healthy choices and is very tasty and well presented by the friendly staff

    5
    « Beautiful Place »

    This is a beautiful hotel to stay at. The view is incredible, perfect sunsets. Every room looks out to the ocean, the best rooms are the ones that face the pier side of Pismo Beach. Dog friendly, staff is friendly & very helpful. Love the lawn w/ all the andirondrack chairs & tables.

    3
    « Really nice place to sit and watch the sunset. »

    We checked into this hotel about half an hour before sunset and sat out on the balcony and watched the sun go down over the ocean which was beautiful. The rooms are a slight let down as they could really do with some renovation as they look like something from the mid 80's but can't complain too much as the view makes up for that. The downside of pismo is that there are very few hotels and one company owns this and 4 near bye so they virtually have a monopoly and therefore all the rooms are rather expensive for what you get. Lovely little touch was that they had a make your own hot chocolate station in the lobby in the evening. Asked the woman at the reception desk if she could recommend a restaurant nearby there was one right next door to the hotel that had a 2 hour wait for a table or the next nearest was a mile walk down the road which is poorly lit and with busy traffic made us feel unsafe. Only stayed for 1 night and really that was enough.

  • 5
    « Awesome Pacific Ocean Views and King Size Room and Balcony Area. »

    We returned for a repeat trip to Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge for Valentine's/President's Day Weekend. The weather was superb. It was warm and clear. The first night the ocean waves roared in; the second night they were more gentle. Both nights we had a delightful sleep. We saw a beautiful sunset from the balcony of our room. Since they are working on the coastal trail thourgh the area, there was some construction going on in the grassy aresa. The simming pool and jacuzzi were both delightful. In terms of breakfast, we had a good breakfast in their larger dining, room. They have pancakes, cereal and oatmeal, scrambled eggs, bacon, rolls, toast, juice, coffee and more. Staff kept the place well stocked. The surf boards on the wall are a nice touch. There is a TV in the breakfast room. We also liked it that we could walk and have dinner at a superb restaurant - just to the north of it called Ventana Grill. The restaurant has nice views of the ocean as well. In terms of the room, we had a king size room, comfortable cough, nice desk area, and good lighting. We also had a shelf area to put up our Valentine's Cards. Service was great. When we returned from our day out on Valentine's Day, there was a box of candy on our bed. So nice and special. Check in and out is superb. I am already planning future repeat visits in the future.

    5
    « Wonderful place to stay in Pismo Beach »

    The Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge offers wonderful views on a well maintained property. This lovely hotel features the largest swimming pool on the Central Coast and is heated yearlong. The adjacent spa is large and quite nice. The entire staff is helpful and most friendly

    4
    « Great view »

    The room was impeccable and the view is fabulous. Even though the hotel is right next to the highway could hear it. The sound of the ocean lulls you to sleep. Don't know why anybody would do this but, the hotel has everything you need for a stay.

    3
    « Good hotel, poor breakfast area »

    Overall, hotel is good - right on ocean near Pismo Beach CA. Beautiful location. Rooms are spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed. Grounds are walkable and lovely. Breakfast is very basic. The pre-made, reheated eggs and bacon were very low class. Couldn't understand why such a nice hotel had poor breakfast. Plus, guests and their dogs used this room as short cut to the parking lot...yuck! Right at where food is laid out!

    3
    « Nice Views »

    There are not many choices of quality hotels in Pismo Beach. Therefore, you will pay high rates for what I consider to be mediocre quality. The Shore Cliff Lodge is a 1970's era basic motel fronting the ocean up on a cliff (so no access) with great views. Our room was clean and had a nice view of the ocean. However, acoustics were a problem. We heard everything the guests next to us said and did (yes, even that) and every TV show they watched. If you want privacy and quiet, ask for a room without an adjoining door. We did not utilize the pool area but it looked very nice. I did enjoy a quiet cup of coffee there in the morning before kids jumped in. We travel often to PB. I'm just not sure if I would stay there again.

    5
    « shore cliff lodge. »

    fun hotel right on the cliffs in pismo beach. highly recommend this hotel. good rates and friendy staff. close to down town. we have been going to this hotel for the last four years and were never disapointed. there continental is great and offers bacon and eggs or sausage and eggs the next day and it's free. check it out. thanks barbera , terry and john for the memories.

    5
    « Perfect location and glorious views!!! »

    Perfect location facing the ocean, left the window open at night to listen to the waves crashing into the cove. Morning breakfast was great, plenty of everything you want to eat. Took a tray back to the room and sat on the patio looking at the ocean. Awesome, will be coming back

    5
    « First Rate Seaside Experience »

    I traveled solo in January, a surprisingly good month for traveling in mid-coast California if you don't mind rain now and then. Everything was good to excellent. The location, about a hundred meters from the Pacific cannot be surpassed, with the California coastal hiking trail running just in front of the property. My room, #125, had a balcony overlooking the pool and looking out to the nearby ocean. The room itself was notably better than average, with a wet bar, microwave, mini-fridge, and two sinks in the bathroom. The breakfast had cold and hot items. If I am ever again in the Pismo Beach area, I will stay at the Shore Cliff Lodge.

    4
    « Great location and beautiful views »

    We so enjoyed our stay at the BW in Pismo Beach. We were unaware that the pool and area by it was under construction and were a bit disappointed, but, we made the best of it and so enjoyed our stay. One recommendation would be to add a fire place and sitting area in the lobby for when the weather is cold and stormy. Other than that, it is such a lovely facility!

    3
    « Nice property, but could use some updating »

    Beautiful location overlooking the ocean, but rooms could be refreshed. Old lamps, no place to plug in electronics, old desk area that is too big for the room. Definitely could use a facelift. Staff was friendly and hotel offers free breakfast.

  • 3
    « Good location for exploring the area »

    My husband and I visited BWP Shore Cliff Lodge in October for an intended get-away from road construction noise near our home. We arrived a little bit early and were grateful that our room was ready. My husband had just laid down to take a quick nap when we heard the all-too-familiar "beep, beep, beep" of a truck backing up. Sure enough, there was a construction project in process right beneath our balcony. I only wish reception had let us know so we could have changed our reservation before hand. That being said, we were on the second floor (room 213 if I remember right). The view was lovely especially since the surf was up and the tide high. Our room was comfortable enough, bed quality fair. Placement of lights were not too conducive for reading (but then again, I need high light for my eyes). I loved having the balcony door open a crack to allow for the sea breeze and natural noise of the ocean. Shore Cliff Lodge is conveniently located near town. We enjoyed a journey a little further south to Arroyo Grande for dinner and shopping one day and north to Avila Beach for breakfast and a stroll along shore line. Many people rave about Ventana's next door, however, we were not too impressed. I can see why people staying elsewhere might come for the view of the sunset, but we had a perfect view from our room. We gave it a 3 out of 5 star rating. One day, we took an excursion to Pismo Beach to drive on the sand. We both had always wanted to to that. Be warned if you decide to do this, that it's easy to get stuck in the sand and costs about $300 to get towed out--more if the tide has come in. We were unaware but can tell you first hand, it is not cheap. Fun nonetheless. This probably isn't a great place for a romantic getaway, but it is adequate and a good location for exploring the area.

    5
    « Very Nice Indeed »

    For a beach front, well cliff side hotel it's very nice and well laid out. There isn't any beach access because it sits on a shoreline composed of sheer cliffs. Excellent unobstructed ocean sunset views, a nice restaurant/lounge next door with the same views. The rooms are very nice but I had a ground floor room that had a connecting door that must have been made out of paper, so I would suggest you ask for a "non-connecting room" unless you want to hear the hair dryer blasting away in the adjoining room. A "drive on" beach (Grover Beach/Oceano Dunes) is only about 4-5 miles away, and if you wanted to you could actually walk from Pismo to Grover along the beach...All in all, I'd stay there again.

    4
    « Decent stay; Good vantage from property »

    Overall: We chose this hotel for the view, location and the overall vibe that we had while doing our research. Had some really high hopes, maybe too much. Most of what I anticipated came to fruition except maybe the views from our room was a big disappointment. In hindsight I would not have paid any extra for such as room. Overall the hotel offered all that is needed or expected from such an establishment and even surprised in some areas where we did not expect. It was large, spacious and modern enough. The only thing to note which I should have been aware of is that there are mostly families here at this hotel and therefore the noise level is extremely high, lots of kids running around kicking a rumpus. Be cautious about rooms close to the pool area. There are however spots that could be potentially quiet like the lookout and gazebo area. Location: This property is perched on the cliffs overlooking the Ocean and with Pismo beach to the South, the view from the grounds and overall feel outside on the property is wonderful. There is a nice few restaurants nearby, a particularly great one (Ventana Grill) almost on the same property. The property is fairly large, parking quite ample. The Hotel is comprised of two main buildings, one housing rooms and the breakfast room and the other with Rooms (I think) and the Reception area, the pool is in between these two buildings. Our room was supposed to be a room with a view, we were in the building with the breakfast room. From the hotel, and I presume like any other hotel in the area for that matter, the main town is very close and everything is pretty centralized. Service & Staff: This was basic and meet most needs, check in and out was easy and convenient. We had a problem on one night where we went to use the coffee maker and realized room service did not clean properly as the last user left their coffee remnants in the machine and it marinated there for however long I am unsure. It was unsightly but they came and dealt with it. Room, Cleanliness & Sleep: I was disappointed with the aforementioned coffee debacle which meant proper and thorough cleaning was not done, given that we checked in very late means that suitable time was available to prepare the room this suggested lacking attention to detail. Most importantly was my supposed room with a view. This view was more so blocked by the previously mentioned main building and therefore the sunset which was sold to me at check-in was only partially, my view was more of the noisy pool area. We were on the second floor just overlooking the pool so this was not a good spot in hindsight. The room was however spacious beyond norms for hotels of this type and I found the bed and bathroom to be also quite large. Bathroom had his and hers face basins and quite spacious so two people could occupy at the same time. Rest was comfortable as the bedding was good. There was a nice balcony to relax outside though the chairs left much to be desired. Amenities: The property had most amenities such as larger than expected gym, large breakfast room, large pool area, nice grounds and walkways to attempt a get away from noisy and unruly kids. The reception and guest services area was large and had evening coffee and tea. We made use of a useful and welcome self-service laundry for which guest services had the necessary detergents etc for sale. This was a great help as we did not expect this and our next stop would have required some laundry. Overall everything was placed such that there did not seem to be a large demand and limited supply; there was enough for everyone. One silly thing which irked me was that there was no remote for the A unit in the room, which meant when it was too hot or too cold asleep or awake you had to make your way over to the unit to adjust it accordingly; kind of archaic. Price & Value: Generally, we were pleased with our choices, the hotel met most expectations. Had I the opportunity again I would not book a room with a view or place an emphasis on this as the best views are from the lounge chairs on the grounds anyway and some rooms have partial views at best so it's up to luck which one you get. Rooms fronting the grounds facing the ocean could potentially be winners. For around 240.00 US per night I was a bit disappointed as I hyped up this leg of our stay with relaxing vistas and therefore paid for this but I guess everything else was good. I would recommend to someone, and I would stay here again but if I am getting a room with a view it better really be a view and I don't want to be near to the pool area.

    4
    « Very Nice Place »

    Overall very nice hotel, been staying for at least 21 years. Corporate has done a great job of updating this hotel As I have been a chief engineer, at a full service hotel, for over 10 years, I know of all the problems an older hotel can have, and I am very satisfied with ShoreCliff and plan to continue to stay in the future. You can reply, and comp me anytime GM!

    5
    « Lovely room, beautiful views »

    We had a family gathering in Pismo with people coming from north and south. We required five rooms for the group of us. The hotel was able to put us all in the same building which was very convenient. The room we had was large, clean and well appointed. The bathroom had wonderful lighting which helped for applying make up. The rooms also had small balconies with a magnificent view of the surf. It was covered so you could sit outside even in the drizzle. The breakfast was on the ground floor of hour wing, which was very convenient. It consisted of the regular bagels, hard boiled eggs, yogurt etc. However, there was also sausage, eggs and make yourself pancakes. The best part of this hotel is, of course, the views!! Just a great place to stay.

    5
    « Nice property overlooking the ocean in Pismo Beach »

    Nice quiet king room with balcony on 2nd floor just south of the lobby. Good wi-fi, pleasant breakfast with lots of options. Nice exterior furnishings on grounds, and potential event areas, staff was very professional and pleasant.

    4
    « The view doesn't get much better »

    Incredible views of the pier and ocean. Clean facility with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Coffee in the room and nice extended breakfast. The restaurant next door, Ventana, is excellent and in walking distance. Short drive to downtown Pismo with plenty of places to shop and dine.

    5
    « Fabulous views »

    I stayed in Rm 101, which is at the far southern end of the hotel. There are six or seven rooms in that area reserved for pets. The room was nice, everything about the hotel was fine, and the view was fabulous. The room has a small deck / balcony that faces south, which means the Pismo Pier, Guadalupe Dunes and Point Sal. It's a spectacular view and worth the not-completely-outrageous charge they get at the place.

    5
    « Very Pleasant »

    The room was very clean, internet easy to access. Beds very comfortable. Breakfast was good and the person in charge of the breakfast kept all the items supplied. Beautiful view of the ocean!! Love this place! We go here every year with the family!!

    5
    « Perfect for a Wedding »

    We fell in love with the setting for our wedding last November. Wedding venue on the cliff is part of the Shore Cliff Lodge, but the wedding venue and reception was run by the Ventana Grill next door. We wanted the bride and groom to share separate rooms, and we also had our kids and grand kids with us so we enquired if they had a couple suites which they did. It turns out they have (6) 2 bedroom suites, and you can choose the first, second, or third floors. All suites have an awesome view of the ocean and balconies where you can sit and watch the sunset if you want. We reserved our suites in May to make sure we secured them and chose the bottom floor which would be safer for our grandkids. The rooms ran $349 each which was pricey, but considering they had two bedrooms and could sleep our families comfortably, the price is not too bad considering they are right there on the cliff overlooking the water. The lobby is clean and decorative and would also serve as the launch point for our wedding party. The two suites we chose we located down a hallway from the breakfast area (included) which served scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, toast, cereal, pancakes, juices and coffee. The facility also had wifi which worked great. Arriving at our suites we opened the door and found them to be large and included a small kitchen area (including a fridge, microwave, small stove), a living room with flatscreen TV, a porch which overlooks either the pool or the beach (depending which side your suite is on), two bedrooms, a bathroom with a sink, and an adjoining area with a sink and mirror (perfect for the morning when the wedding party will be getting ready). One bedroom had a queen sixed bed, the other bedroom had two double beds. In the living room there was a couch which pulled out into a queen bed, and two comfortable chairs. So the suite could sleep up to 8 people. The bride and groom wedding party settled in after dinner and watched the sunset. It was a sunny day and sunset was spectacular. The next day we awoke, had breakfast, then started getting ready for the wedding at 1:00. On the lawn near the gazebo we had an arch set up as well as chairs, flowers, DJ, etc. I made my way to the lobby with my daughter who was my best "man," and then proceeded down the lawn with music to the arch to meet the minister. The bridesmaids and flower children followed, then the beautiful bride. It was beautiful, and we both shed tears. After the ceremony the wedding party made their way to the Ventana Grill for the reception. The Ventana Grill has a full room overlooking the cliff which is perfect for receptions. The food is first rate, and it made for a memorable experience. In summary, I would recommend the Shore Cliff Lodge and Ventana Grill as a perfect combination for a wedding and reception at one of the most scenic places you will ever see for a wedding. The rooms are clean, and the location is great. If you want to stay in the Pismo Beach area as a tourist the Hotel is located a couple miles up Price road from the main town of Pismo Beach, which is not too bad. If you are visiting the dunes at Pismo, you may be better off finding a hotel closer to the dunes.

  • 5
    « Great stay »

    A family holiday, a lovely hotel, the spectacular Central California coast line, what more could you want? This is a great location, good breakfast, good value, fabulous sunsets, lots of activities, walks, and a beautiful pool.

    5
    « Perfect beach hotel »

    Check-in process was easy, we were able to check in 2 hours early. We booked the Ocean front room. This room was perfect, wonderful view, could hear the crashing waves at night. No traffic noise from the sea facing rooms. The room was clean, and quiet. When booking, the website notified us of ongoing construction on the beach trail on the property. Since we were out most of the day, this was not of concern to us. It was mostly a bobcat doing some landscaping work. The hotel is located on a bluff, the closest beach access are some stairs about a 10 minute walk away. The breakfast was decent, kudos to the hard working ladies in the breakfast room, constantly replenishing the food (pancakes, eggs, bacon/sausage, fresh fruit, etc). Would definitely stay again!

    5
    « Great night rest »

    This hotel is very clean, the staff are great, we had a room over looking the pool and ocean view, the noise you could not hear. They offered a great continental breakfast. They were doing some work to secure the building and were told that the noise should not be that bad, if we had not seen the machines and the crew we never would have know that any work was being done we never heard a thing.

    5
    « Beautiful View »

    We were upgraded to a full ocean view at no charge and it was wonderful. It was the first hotel I have stayed at that had no heat source in the room LOL but the extra blankets in the closet help so we could leave the balcony door open to listen to the ocean all night.

    5
    « Excellent choice for anyone! »

    We were really satisfied with our stay and wish we had planned a longer visit. We brought our two small dogs and it was very convenient to take them out and give them some exercise. The location of the property is fantastic and the amenities are very nice. We enjoyed the pool and Jacuzzi and much more.

    3
    « Consistent service and quality from Best Western »

    Rating this average means it met my expectations with the chain and is in no way negative. Clean rooms, courteous device (especially on Christmas Eve). Spring for the rooms with a view. Lovely to be able to bring our dog. Got to love the Best Western pillows...great stopping point on the way north or south. Quiet yet convenient to hwy 101.

    4
    « Love love love »

    Loved the location. Loved the spacious room. Loved waking up to see the ocean from my bed. Wished we had more time in the area and enjoyed the place. Breakfast was good. Will recommend it to our friends.

    5
    « Worth It For The View »

    Stayed three nights prior to Christmas. Room was great and view of ocean was exceptional. Wife really liked the high double sinks and we both liked the nice thick towels. Full breakfast was a bonus and I want to thank Sandra and her kitchen staff for their hard work and really keeping up with the demands. Also want to recognize Tina for the personal courtesy of providing maps and directions at the front desk. Plus special appreciation to Triston Perez and his friendly and smiling demeanor at check-in when we arrived. Then there is Valerie Callaway who got us started with her thoughtful attention while we made the initial reservations. You have a fine group there and hope all get a nice pat on the back for making our stay enjoyable and comfortable.

    5
    « Great view, quiet, relaxing »

    We have to travel to Arroyo Grande every couple of months to take our Boston Terrier to a great veterinary ophthalmologist. The staff in her office mentioned to us that the Best Western is a dog friendly hotel. We booked a room for our last visit. And we just booked a room for our next visit. The rooms are clean, nicely furnished and spacious. There are only six or seven rooms that are available for dogs to stay in. The staff were very friendly. The breakfast was standard hotel fair but it was hot and tasty. We walked over to the restaurant next door, I believe it is the Ventana Restaurant on our last night there and had a really nice dinner and a couple of drinks. All in all we are looking forward to our next trip to Pismo Beach already.

    4
    « ???? »

    The Price of quality was the best ???? super location between the LA-SFO, if you drive highway1. Take 2 nights if it possible. View straight out to sea! ?? Hotel room was clean and breakfast was versatile ??????????The pool area was big and clean, and jacuzzi was nice ????

  • 4
    « Comfortable and clean for business and personal »

    This hotel is a great value for the area. The staff is helpful and professional. The rooms are clean and functional for business purposes. Internet is slow depending on the time that it is used. All in all highly recommended location to stay if in Pismo

    4
    « Great Oceanfront Rooms »

    Older Hotel with updated rooms. Try and get an oceanfront king. Has a nice balcony with chairs to enjoy the view. Sunset, sunrise and dolphins with the pier in view. Breakfast is the same hotel food. Coffee, muffins, eggs?, meat and oatmeal. Staff was friendly and room was up to date and clean. Hotel was very quiet.

    5
    « Beautiful location »

    We have stayed at the hotel twice and have not been disappointed. Extremely comfortable in the room and surrounding area. You won't be disappointed. OUr room had a balcony overlooking the ocean and we thoroughly enjoyed the view and symphony of the Pacific.

    2
    « Get less than what was booked »

    Problem at check-in. We booked an oceanview king room. The check-in staff could not find the type of room I had booked, because hotel was overbooked. Thought they would pull a fast-one and put us in a room with a grassy play area view. After returning to front desk we were given an oceanview it appeared as though we were given someones room that had not checked-in yet. Wasted a lot of time.

    5
    « Great stay at this hotel »

    We had a great room overlooking the ocean and hearing the crashing waves lulled me to sleep. Breakfast was excellent and staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel was easy to find. Restaurants were close to the hotel. We stayed two nights.

    3
    « Usually Stay Elsewhere, Decided to Try Shore Cliff Lodge »

    I researched Trip Adviser first, and decided we would spend two nights here, just to try something different. Pros - great views, great breakfast, easy parking, walking distance to downtown Pismo, staff were accommodating and friendly. Cons - Pet Friendly Don't get me wrong, we knew ahead of booking that this site was pet friendly, and at the time, I didn't fully understand what this could involve. He's what I wasn't expecting at the time I made my booking: a) eating breakfast in the breakfast dinning area and dogs being walked/escorted straight through the dinning area with their owner to the dog off leash area, b) dogs barking in the units below while enjoying our vacation (something I'm escaping while on vacation, away from home). Our preference now will be to move away from booking pet friendly motels in the future.

    5
    « Fabulous place to stay »

    The staff here are all very focused on the customer and making their stay pleasant. The hot breakfast offered is far superior to what we expected, and everyone treats you like you're important and welcomed back.

    5
    « Great Hotel - Every room has a view »

    Wonderful experience - The staff was so helpful and nice. The hotel was clean and every room had a beautiful view of the ocean. The hotel is dog friendly. We came to Pismo Beach for a wedding, there were plenty of places to gather and hang out with our group. I will be back!

    5
    « Central Coast getaway »

    We decided to getaway for a couple of nights with our dog. The Best Western- Pismo Beach has reserved a few first floor rooms for people traveling with pets. The hotel room accommodations were very good and clean. They even have a grass area with ocean view where we could sit with our dog. The room had a ocean view (hard to find when traveling with pet), but being on the first floor next to the breakfast room we couldn't keep our drapes opened because of people passing by. Ask for a room further away from the breakfast room.

    5
    « best yet »

    extremely nice hotel, good location excellent scenic views,found the staff very helpful,we only planned a one night stay and extended that to two fell in love with hotel and location after 5 minutes of being there

  • 5
    « Great experience »

    An all around wonderful experience. And an exceptionally dog friendly environment. We were given a double sided flyer that gave us a list of pet friendly restaurants, wineries, parks, beaches, hikes and trails, vets and groomers. Additionally, in the room was a dog blanket, a dog bowl and treats. Beautiful facility, wonderful view, a great value and very pleasant staff. Oh, and for great Mexican food try Zoro's, it's right down street, the hotel staff can guide you.

    5
    « An Excellent Choice for a Stay in Pismo Beach »

    The Shore Cliff Lodge met and exceeded our expectations. Our room (315), while not a full ocean view, provided a north-westerly view of the rugged cliffs and cove as well as ample ocean. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was fresh and clean and the overall property was picturesque and well maintained. An added plus is the Ventana Grill which is located on the same property. This restaurant provides gourmet lunches and dinners at very reasonable prices. An added plus a their 10%% discount to Shore Cliff guests.

    4
    « Outstanding ocean view »

    Went to the Central California Coast for a change of scenery, did not disappoint. Lovely grounds, relaxing atmosphere, great staff. Rooms were nicely decorated and not at all cramped. Enjoyed the balcony.

    4
    « Much better than expected »

    The view is impeccable. Close not yet too far to the pier. No beach access but a short walk will take you to the beach access area. Love their outdoor swings. The only draw back is the fishy smell by the front desk from the bird droppings outside I think. The front desk was very accommodating and patient. We so much enjoyed our stay.

    4
    « Get an Ocean Front Room »

    This is a great place to stay. Good service, friendly people, but mostly the view is unbeatable. Ocean front rooms are incredible. Sunsets are beautiful with 180 degree views. Plus, walk to the best steak house I have been too, McClintock's. Guiseppe's (Italian) is also a 20 minute walk.

    5
    « Beautiful views, nice rooms »

    Outstanding ocean views, nice grounds, and nicely appointed and very clean rooms. Helpful, courteous staff. Walking distance to plenty of restaurants and the pier. Close to Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, and San Luis Obispo.

    5
    « Great Ocean Front Stay »

    We had a wonderful experience staying at this property. We booked a three night stay with an amazing rate. We were a group of two couples and were given adjoining rooms which was very nice. Our balcony overlooked the pool and the ocean. The view was absolutely stunning! The bathroom was very roomy and the beds were quite comfortable. The property is kept very clean inside and out and the staff were very friendly. Breakfast offered a great selection to please just about any type of diet including low-carb. We hope to come back again some time for a visit. Very pleased indeed!!

    5
    « best two days »

    the hotel location is great. What a view!! The grounds were great also. We found lots to do in the cities close by. We also went to Hearst castle. We wished that we had more time to stay longer. The next time we are close to this area of ca. we will be staying again.

    4
    « Enjoy the sound of the waves outside your bedroom »

    We booked an "ocean front" room. It was located on the second floor and the view was awesome. All of the rooms have balconies ,so we enjoyed coffee out there in the morning. The sound of the waves put us to sleep quickly.

    5
    « "Fabulous!" »

    Everything from staff at check in until we left was excellent! Fabulous suite on 3rd floor with 2 balconies and stunning views of the ocean,beach,cliffs, pool and gardens. Room was clean and comfortable, as was the pool and hot tub area. Beautiful garden with walkways and chair swings,also a gazebo right on the cliffs. We watched dolphins swimming and pelicans on the cliffs as we sat on the balcony, and fell asleep with the noise of the waves below us. Will definitely return for a longer visit!

  • 5
    « Nice vacation spot »

    Friendly staff. Very helpful. 24 hour service. Clean room. Beautiful ocean front room with a great view. Nice breakfast. Comfortable beds. Would definitely stay here again if I go back to Pismo Beach.

    5
    « Best value »

    The room rate was really cheap, the views from the room was everything we wanted, seeing the ocean hearing the waves, and looking down the coast, the pool and hot tub were great. the swings and Gabazo along with the walk paths were nice. Having breakfast was a real cost saving along with the room rate.

    4
    « The best Best Western we've stayed in »

    After a few questionable Best Westerns in the US, we reluctantly booked this one as a quick overnight stop along the highway. Though it was actually quite nice. Check in, and out, was quick, easy and the staff were polite. The room was fairly big, large basin area in the bathroom and a kitchenette. Our room looked over the pool and out to the sea. Bed was comfortable too. Breakfast was quite impressive for a free one - pancake machine, cheesy omelettes, boiled eggs, breads/muffins/bagels etc, yoghurt, cottage cheese, granola, cereals and tea/coffee. There is a lift to the second and third floors, however it's reaaallllyyy slow. It's faster to take the stairs, but if you have heavy luggage it's there. It's a short drive into town, but walkable. There's a couple of restaurants closeby, but DO NOT go to Steamers. It's absolutely horrible, and terribly over priced!

    5
    « Best Place to Stay »

    This is truly a great place to stay in Pismo Beach. The rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. Excellent ocean views and breezes. The free breakfast is also a big plus! The only thing it's lacking, is sugar free syrup for the hot pancakes!

    4
    « very nice »

    very nice room. Took the in-laws for there 50th anniversary and they had a great time. They loved the view. They loved the breakfast...TWICE! Loved the location. Beds were just ok but everything else was amazing.

    5
    « overnight stay in Pismo »

    We spent one night at the Best Western Plus in Pismo Beach and enjoyed the setting overlooking the ocean and the comfort of the hotel. The proximity of the hotel to other Central Coast locations is a plus. The room was well appointed and the breakfast adequate. We had a view of the ocean.

    4
    « Great Ocean View »

    Enjoyed a the ocean view from my room and especially taking pictures of the sunset. Also, enjoyed hearing the waves at night. The front personnel was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was very well prepared and tasty.

    5
    « Great Place to Relax »

    Fantastic room with great views of Pismo Beach from our balcony. This was the most comfortable bed I've slept on in any hotel. We kept the sliding glass door open all night so we could hear the waves. The views from the cliffs were fantastic and I have great pictures of the sunset. We enjoyed the huge heated pool and hot tub they felt so good after my 4.5 mile jog in the morning. Can't wait to come back we will stay here again.

    5
    « Vacation, great price book early »

    W O W ! I stayed here when I was younger probably like 15 years ago, I'm here now with my boyfriend on our anniversary getaway and everybody has to stay here. This place and view is to die for, book early with tripadvisor that's when you get the great deals!! And SMELL !? Gosh what smell all you smell is the fresh ocean air!! We are so blessed to have stayed here. Customer service is wonderful, breakfast is great, get to breakfast early!! Thank you best western! We will be back

    5
    « Location, location, location as they say »

    A very nice hotel with incredible views over Pismo Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The rooms are an excellent size, well equipped with fridge etc. The best thing however, is the view from each rooms balcony. We were lucky enough to see whales, dolphins and 1,000's of birds - just incredible. Kayleen and the staff were just great to deal with and for an extra treat, go next door to Ventana Grill to eat. Breakfast was more than adequate.

  • 5
    « Oceanfront treat »

    Great location if you are looking for Ocean front w/lovely pool, but not much else in walking distance. Exterior is truly motel style and a bit of a walk down to ocean but if you just want a relaxing place, the rooms are very nicely remodeled. Ask for 3rd follow if available

    5
    « Beautiful view! Right on the cliffs. »

    We really enjoyed our stay here. We had a room on the third floor and we looked right out to the ocean and pool. Looks like most of the rooms have an ocean view. No need to get "ocean front" as our room was to the side but had an exceptional view. Room was small but didn't bother us at all. Bed was comfy and a lot of pillows! Had a fridge and microwave which was nice. The pool looked nice and clean, goes to 9 ft! Jacuzzi looked nice too but we didn't have time to use them. Breakfast was okay. Big selection of foods. Make your own pancakes, fruit, danish, bagels, eggs, etc. I love the swings and chairs on the grass so you can enjoy the beautiful ocean and sunsets! Front desk was super nice and quick check in. We would totally come back to this hotel!!

    5
    « Excellent Choice »

    This is a well maintained beautiful facility. The breakfast menu is very good and is included in the room price making it a great. The views of the the Pacific Ocean and Cliffs are exceptional. Additionally, restaurants are with in a short walk (.5 or less mile) or a short drive 1 mile to many others. There is a restaurant next door to the facility,Vantana Grill, but I do not care for the "fusion"type food they have. However, the offers a spectacular view. Katie, who manages the front desk at check in is exceptional. I have stayed at the Shore Cliff several times and she is always very helpful and goes out of her way to help you.

    2
    « Don't bother staying here »

    If you want to have a pleasant time and enjoy your stay, don't stay here. We read the reviews and booked. Should have believed the people. The odor coming from the cliffs was so bad that we couldn't go on the balcony or leave our door open to enjoy the sound of the waves. It was not fun slogging up the stairs with our luggage. For the price you pay, you would expect a better experience.

    4
    « Friendly staff »

    The staff here go above and beyond for the needs of the guests! We forgot our phone chargers and 2 different employees offered their own charges to us. Breakfast was excellent and hugh variety of foods.

    5
    « No better view »

    I have stayed in five-star hotels all over the world and the view and sounds of the ocean from my room at the Shore Cliff were unrivaled. My sisters and I rented a two-bedroom suite for the price of a regular room elsewhere. We sat on the deck and watched whales breech for hours. The sound of the waves puts you right to sleep at night. The room was clean and well-equipped. You couldn't call it luxe, but it was a steal for the price. There is a great pool and hot tub with plenty of lounge chairs surrounding the pool. Staff was friendly and helpful. I only wish we could have stayed longer!

    4
    « Pet friendly and ocean front »

    The pet rooms offer view to SW of beach and pier. Stayed in 102 for 3 nights. $245 for Sat and $170 Sun and Mon. Awesome breakfast with pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, oatmeal, fresh fruit etc. Best view rooms are west facing in front and not pet rooms. Bed was a little firm and there was stain in middle of carpet but otherwise room was clean and roomy. Large bathroom with double sinks. Raised balcony. Slept with sliding door open and sound of waves. Wonderful grounds and pet area. Gazebo on property is out on point and good photo spot for sunsets.

    5
    « Amazing Room & Customer Service »

    Had a amazing stay at the Best Western plus shore cliff lodge. There was a problem with our price but the Multi-Property Sales Coordinator Kayleen Ferrer was able to fix it for us she was a great help and amazing customer service! I would definitely come again because of Kayleens customer service!

    4
    « Great views, wonderful surf sounds »

    My wife and I stayed at this hotel 2 nights ago. Though we did not drive our electric car, I was impressed that there were two parking spaces for EV charging (one for Tesla). Our room, #127 in the main building, overlooked the gazebo and ocean, as do all rooms in that wing. The sliding shutters are more convenient than curtains and allow guests to vary how much of the outside world to let in. The room was somewhat on the small size but well appointed. The bed was a little firm for me and I did not like that the air from the AC flowed directly to the bed (it was unseasonably warm that day so usually this is probably not an issue). There was an upgraded shower head, and though there was but one sink there was adequate space in the bath room. We very much enjoyed the swings on the lawn and gazing at the ocean from the gazebo. We drove the short distance to the pier and watched the sun set as the surfers rode wave after wave. It was a wonderful light show. In the morning there were beautiful pink clouds looking south over Pismo Beach from the hotel. I thought the breakfast food was very tasty. There were warm cheese omelettes, sausages, a scrumptious pot of oatmeal, and sundry fruits and juices. We did not try the pancake maker. I visited the fitness room on the second floor (above the breakfast room). It is better equipped than most such hotel exercise rooms I've been to. A good value at $150 a night.

    5
    « Great staff, outstanding value, exceptional view rooms »

    On our way back from Newport Beach we stayed here for two nights. The registration desk staff, along with the housekeeping staff were exceptionally pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend the Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge.

  • 5
    « Vacation »

    Excellent place to stay. Been staying there for 30 years. Would recommend this place to everybody to at least stay for one night and enjoy the beautiful scenery and sunsets.The weather is great and you are able to walk to the beaches and to the small town which has some great eating places. You can also go to the dunes and take your car onto the beach where you can see people riding horses and fishing.

    5
    « Best Location »

    This hotel had a great view, every room has a beach view. Even if the room is in one of the corners, there is a great view of the beach and the city. Built on the bluff there is nothing obstructing the views. Easy access from the freeway and still quiet. I did not hear traffic while in the room. The hotel is so close to the beach when I opened up the sliding glass door the sound of the waves drowned out the TV. Great Wifi coverage in the rooms, the pool, and the parking lot. While it looks like an old construction from the outside, all the interiors are up to date and solid.

    4
    « Good Hotel, bad room location »

    Room 207 is next to elevator lobby including vending machines. The noise was disturbing. Outside light for motel side door shines into patio window all night. Otherwise room was very clean, staff were lovely. Breakfast was a bit above average quality with bacon or sausage, a pancake maker, etc.

    5
    « Great Relaxing place to stay »

    This hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean. It is comfortable, clean, and a friendly place to stay. The only negative thing about this hotel, is the WiFi internet. It is extremely slow and sporadic. The cable TV also left a lot to be desired. The hot breakfast, was very good and had a large variety of thing to eat. The ocean view from my room was spectacular!

    4
    « Road trip »

    Turned up 7pm for 1 night not booked, found place good an freindly,room 107 bit noisey in morning as was next to breakfast room, but place has a great location and is very clean. I wish i could of stayed at pismo for a couple of days as beach is lovely an town looks good but this was a stop off on route to LA so maybe next time

    5
    « Beautiful view hotel »

    The setting of the hotel is superb - right on a bluff overlooking the ocean and Pismo Beach. The grounds are really conducive to enjoying the outdoors and the exceptional view - we even saw whales spouting in the distance! The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are plenty of good restaurants available within walking distance of the hotel. Nice breakfast, too.

    4
    « Great Views »

    Great views at an affordable price. The rooms are spacious and clean. However daily maid service was not provided until requested but that was the 1st time since I have been staying here over the last 15 years.

    3
    « Not as impressed as in the past »

    My wife and I have stayed at the Shore Cliff many of times over the years. We have enjoyed all of our stays. Recently when stayed here for my birthday. We were given a good rate for a Sunday and Monday. We were able to check in early which is always something we are grateful to receive. With the discounted rate we received we were put in what I would only guess was the smallest room in the hotel. I understand that is what we had paid for yet it was a disappointment due to the fact that we have stayed in rooms that are 10 times better than the one we stayed in at the same hotel. The flies and smell of bird poop were a little more intense than usual on this stay as well. I will recommend that you avoid the 1st floor in the building with the breakfast dinning room. It's a little challenging unloading and loading your vehicle when you have to walk through a room where people are having breakfast. Like I stated at the beginning of my review, I have stayed here a great deal. It just seems that after the remodel of the hotel the staff is keeping the guests that look for a deal out of the higher end rooms. Staff was indifferent at best during our stay. On our next trip to the coast we will plan on looking at other options.

    3
    « Best Western - Pismo Beach »

    This was a nice location with beautiful views , but a bit over priced. The pool area was clean and well equipped. There was an excellent restaurant within walking distance, however the free breakfast on site seemed to be out of a can.

    5
    « Just a stop off but wished we'd booked more. »

    We used this hotel as a Route 1 stop off for one night, but having stayed here, we wished we'd booked two nights. The hotel is immaculate and the views are stunning. The pool was a good size and it was a great area to relax around. The free breakfast was awesome and I left feeling stuffed. Don't hesitate to book this hotel as a stop off, or for more than one night, either way it fits the bill and we will definitely return. If you stay here, you get a discount at the Ventana Grill next door. We ate there and watched the sunset; the food and service were great.

  • 5
    « Gorgeous views »

    Great value staying here. Beautiful landscaping, nice rooms with incredible views, great pool and spa, and the breakfast was generous and delicious. The attached restaurant Ventana was incredibly good food with a Mexican flair. Beautiful bar and great wine and beer selections.

    5
    « Best Western Suites are the best! »

    Highly recommend this hotel - the suites are just the best - great view, roomy and nice! The staff are very friendly - room was clean and they were very tolerant of a wedding party!! Breakfast that was complimentary was excellent. Will go back again!

    5
    « Nice views »

    Great location. A terrific view of the Pacific atop the cliffs. You can walk to Main Street. A short drive to SLO. A little longer drive to Paso Robles, Hearst Castle, the sea elephants, Cambria... Lots of places to eat nearby. Usually cooler weather than in the LA basin.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Highway 101 South. Take the Price Street to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge. ·From: Highway 101 North. Take the Shell Beach Road Exit to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge.