Year of the Road Trip

Find inspiration for your next adventure.

Take to the open road.

Cruise the California coast along Highway 1 and find the perfect place to pause and soak in the journey at The Cliffs Hotel & Spa, right off the road.

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The pool at The Cliffs

Downtime between drives

Recharge, stretch your legs and refuel before you hit the road.


Employee spotlight

Let our team show you around town.

Explore SLO

Start checking off items on our Central Coast Bucket List while cruising to our Highway 1 playlist.

Year of the Road Trip


No road trip is complete without an iconic playlist. Listen along to our favorite coastal tunes as you ride.

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Bucket list

From wine country to scenic hikes and beaches, there’s so much to enjoy in San Luis Obispo. Check off our Bucket List as you’re passing through to make the most of your visit.

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Around the Area

Choose your way to chill.

We're perfectly situated between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the heart of San Luis Obispo County. That means you're close to some of the coast's top attractions, eats and activities.

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Many ways to make waves.

We're located directly above Shell Beach, a sandy shore where you can unwind or make a splash. We're also minutes from other public beaches surrounding San Luis Obispo Bay. If you'd rather be out on the water, there are local shops that rent surfing, kayaking, and paddle board equipment.


Grapes, grains, and more.

California's central coast has become a world-renowned destination for wine connoisseurs. You'll find many vineyards and tasting rooms within a few miles of the hotel. If you prefer hops, there's no shortage of breweries awaiting you.


The links are calling.

Don't forget your clubs, because The Cliffs is within putting distance of California's finest course—including Hunter Ranch Golf Course, Blacklake Golf Resort, Monarch Dunes Golf Club and more. We're happy to help you book a tee time.


California's famous castle.

Hearst Castle is less than an hour away—and it's always worth the trip. Along the way, you'll take in the scenery that's made Highway 1 a bucket-list drive for automative enthusiasts around the globe.


California Polytechnic State University

We're the closest oceanfront hotel to one of the state's most acclaimed academic destinations, California Polytechnic State University. It takes less than 15 minutes to get from our front door to the San Luis Obispo school.


Parks aplenty.

Take in the stunning views while enjoying public spaces on the ocean bluffs. Margo Dodd Park is home to sprawling grassy lawns and picnic areas. Dinosaur Caves Park offers a family-friendly atmosphere, complete with dino-themed playgrounds.


Pismo Preserve.

Pismo Preserve offers 11 miles of public trails for you to hike, bike and explore. Free to everyone (including dogs), this is the ultimate accessible activity. Get outside and enjoy the views of canyons, hills and the Pacific Ocean.

Endless summer

Enjoy an #EndlessSummer at The Cliffs.

From bright flavors to seaside spa days, you can extend the sunshine and good times with our #EndlessSummer offerings. Tag us in your posts about how you make the most of the sunny season, whether that looks like a tiki cocktail in your hand or a long walk by the beach.