Pismo Beach

Shore Cliff Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Every room has a view and outdoor space at this cliffside hotel overlooking Pismo Beach
  • Bring man’s best friend along, this pet-friendly hotel has an off-leash area and a doggie welcome package
  • Take a day hike along the California Coastal trail, a portion of this 1,200 mile network of public pathways is adjacent to the hotel
  • Go ape over the grapes, the Central Coast Wine Country is just a 15-minute drive north of the hotel

Map & Directions

The Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge is approximately 15 minutes by car from San Luis Obispo Regional Airport. Direct flights are available to here from Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco. A taxi is approximately $40 plus gratuity.

Rooms & Rates

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The Pacific Coast Highway, also known as Highway 101, is famous for its craggy, winding ocean views. The Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge is perched cliffside along the famed rocky route about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Every room and suite comes with a Pacific Ocean view that stretches for miles and a private balcony. Have a seat on the private balcony, and take in the sight and sound of the crashing waves on Pismo Beach below. Once known as the Clam Capital of the World, sea otters can sometimes be spotted frolicking in the water and searching for fresh Pismo clams to snack on.

Typical guests fall into one of three categories: oenophiles who want the easy 15-minute drive to the Central Coast wineries, outdoors lovers who want to spend their time on the beach or the adjacent hiking trails and travelers with furry friends who make good use of the hotel’s dog park. If man’s best friend is your enemy, this is not the place for you.

The room setup encourages longer-term area exploration with kitchenettes in each room and a free hot breakfast daily. The décor here is updated traditional, albeit a bit bland. Blond and cherry wood furniture and trimmings make up the bulk of the design. There’s a few pieces of framed art on the walls and wall-to-wall carpeting. The lobby has more pizzazz with two-story floor to ceiling windows on either side to highlight the endless ocean views.

From the press:
  • “#9 of 27 Pismo Beach hotels” – TripAdvisor.com 



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis courts
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Roll-in shower

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children under age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill.

Pets: Pets (maximum weight: 75 pounds) are allowed on request. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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