The Cliffs Resort has been a favorite of Food
and Wine aficionados for many years. Major annual wine events such as The World
of Pinot Noir and The Central Coast Wine Classic are held right on their grounds
with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.

Located  halfway
between San Francisco and Los Angeles, The Cliffs Resort is perched atop bluffs
overlooking some of the world’s most pristine beaches. The Cliffs  Resort is
unlike any other we have visited in our travels. This beautiful resort and spa
is  in harmony  with nature with its breathtaking ocean

Built in 1987 , the Cliffs has taken its
place among the best on California’s Central Coast and its awards speak for
itself.  Many hotels are close to the water  but this
one sits on its very own bluff,  Now how special is that ?


Every guest room and suite at The Cliffs
Resort brims with extraordinary indulgences. Guests  find upgraded bath
amenities, enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access and spacious work areas.
As the luxury alternative to traditional Pismo Beach  hotels, this award-winning
resort boasts guestroom accommodations to suit every taste and wallet

We opened the door to our suite and we gasped
with excitement.  The Signature suite is the  largest and most well-appointed
suite in the hotel. Our attention was immediately drawn to the patio doors.
We opened the  doors a  found a beautiful  grass lawn and bluff overlooking the
Pacific ocean less than 50 yards away from our patio.

This  large multilevel floor plan has a separate living room and seating area just
inside the patio doors with a panoramic view of the bluffs. The Italian marble
bath with a whirlpool provided a nice way to relax after a long day and read the
newspaper over a nice glass of Central Coast wine. And as night falls,  what a
better place to sleep but on the pillow-top king size bed with sounds of the
ocean right out side of your door.


Guests at the Cliffs can enjoy award winning
pampering at their Spa.Ease away tension with a variety of Massages from the
Signature Massage , Deep Tissue and Thermal Sea Stone Massage just to name a
few.  Or  cleanse your skin with a Skin Soother such as the Sea and Salt Scrub
or the enticing White Wine and White Algae Mask. The treatment is so good in your skin, it feels like you are being treated and given advice by, a top skin care site that will give you best skin care tips.

Whether your
preference is a relaxing, full-body massage or extra attention paid to areas
that requires a  particular focus, their  gifted therapists will tailor your
treatment to best accommodate you. The Spa’s  Skin Soothers  draw inspiration
from both the nearby wineries and the Pacific Ocean located right outside the
SPA windows

The Spa at The Cliffs features facials by Osea and Epicuren.
Osea has become the industry leader in high-tech, all-natural, marine-based
skin-care products to balance and care for your skin. Epicurean products
incorporate active enzymes and gentle ingredients, to provide advanced
therapeutic facial care to cope with all skin imbalances and conditions.

With services for Men and Women alike , The Spa  at the Cliffs Resort is
a great way to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body

Marisol at The Cliffs

translates to “The Sun and the Sea” and no where is this more evident than
through the flavors of the food at this ocean view restaurant . The menu at
“Marisol” has been developed as a marriage of California Coastal Cuisine and
Modern Latin Flavors

All of the dishes at “Marisol” are prepared
by, Chef de Cuisine Gregg Wangard featuring produce
from fields of local farmers, seafood fresh off the boats of local fishermen,
and naturally raised meats and poultry.

We stopped in at Marisol numerous times
during our visit for Lunch , Happy Hour , Dinner and Breakfast . No matter what
meal we were having the entire staff from the bar , servers and Management and
the Chef himself were friendly and personable.

Fried Calamari
– Marinara, Basil Pesto Aioli and Lemon
was a lunch favorite as
well as the Morro Bay Oysters that were so fresh the melted in our

Dinner at Marisol  provides a wonderful
way to dine and watch the  sunset over the Pacific Ocean.  Chef Gregg Wangard’s
Ricotta Ravioli – Sausage, Fennel,  and Lemon Crema dish provided an nice combination for an earthy dish with locally produced ingredients.

Salads at Marisol are fresh from the near by farms with one of our  favorites being  the Ralph Johnson Little Gem Caesar Salad  with White Anchovy, Parmesan and Herb Croutons

Marisol offers casual lunch dining, Evening
cocktails, daily Happy hour appetizer specials a Sunday Brunch and a
breathtaking Bar and outdoor patio, overlooking the pool and ocean to locals
and guests alike. Of course their large wine list is a who’s who of the Central
Coast Vintners and their wonderful products from Rose to

Bring the Entire Family on your visit to the

The Cliffs offers many amenities and
great service to its guests .  On our visit we brought our entire family to
enjoy this very special resort with a view. The  Resort is pet friendly and your
best friend is also invited to dine alfresco at Marisol and then take a relaxing
walk along the bluffs above the Pacific ocean.

Shortly after we checked in , a knock at
the door brought us a very special amenity.  A large pet bed , two silver bowls
and a special dining menu. Pets have the option of many dining choices at the
Cliffs  that include in room and alfresco dining .

Woof Woof Boeuf :

Steak , Eggs &
Tenderloin Tips , Scrambled Eggs , Hashbrowns , Pig Ear ”
Bacon Bits “

Chow Hound Chicken
Boneless ,
Skinless Chicken Breast , Bamati Rice and Scrambled Eggs

Tree Hugger

Brown Rice , Green Beans , Carrots and Potatoes


We travel in the Central Coast often and will
return to The Cliffs Resort and Spa. Where else can you have nice glass of wine
from your private balcony  with a view, take a dip in the pool overlooking the
ocean and dine at one of the areas best restaurants.  Staying at the Cliffs
makes it very hard to go anywhere else.

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