Cliff House Inn on the Ocean
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Woke in the middle of night with loud noises from room above, it was 3.30 am. Peter woke & after a while said I'm going up there, as he was naked I really panicked - but he put clothes on & went up and I could hear him banging REALLY loudly on a door. Got back in bed & no more noise, I guess they thought they were dealing with a psycho! Next morning breakfast was just a coffee, muffin & instant oats you brought to you room ...
... of clouds. The ride over was pleasantly short and as a bonus we saw dolphins and sea lions. The dolphins seem to have a preference for Sunshine (our buddy boat) as recently they have visited her quite a few times. That’s why they’re so far away in the picture. We’ve seen plenty of sea lions but not basking in the sun with their fins out of the water as seen in the accompanying photo.
We had a unique treat as we approached ...
I hope you had a great week and don’t give up
we are almost at the end! WWWOOOUUUUUHHHOOOOUUU!!!!! This week past so fast, I
still cut flower, water flower, make bouquet and thin the sweet pea plant. Thursday, we went in downtown and gone in
restaurant to play at the Pub Quiz. It was so fun! I like that game, but this
time we ...
... place to pull over and lots of trees around. So I couldn’t take many good pictures of the canyon, just tried to get some through the window. Then we drove through the Malibu Beach area and up to Zuma beach where I got some more sand. We decided to go back to Malibu and drive past all the beach houses. Dan was able to stop so I could hop out and get some sand and then I was also ...
... Mexican parade. We weren't really sure what it was but think it might have been a celebration of the Blessed Mary in the lead-up to Christmas. We visited a couple more bars before stopping for dinner (one of the best burgers I've ever eaten) and Monopoly at the Santa Barbara Brewing Co. Liam is killing the brewery touring, I can't believe how many we have managed to visit. And the beer over here is damn good, not sure how he will cope going back to ****** Australian beer! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cliff House Inn on the Ocean Ventura
I received a stay here as a gift. If given the choice, I would NEVER stay here. I will try to describe as much as possible, the good and bad.
Like an earlier review, we stayed in room # 24 and after reading that one, was a little hesitant about paying $170 for it...Glad we did.
I must say," It was the Best "...Spending time with my high school sweetheart and visiting an old surf spot..mondoes...after 36 years being apart from both, I can only say that dinner last at the shoals was a world class event....from the time we arrived and were immediately seated on the lanai, next to the lawn with the glassy pacific ocean waves gently breaking on the beach , I never anticipated what a great restaurant we were about to experience....our server and waitress was business like with information.and a smile, first the wine, perfect...bread , warm....the salad ..out of this world, the main entres...quite spectacular.....over the top...coffee and deserts, made with passion....well, the complete meal and surroundings and service was far above what we were anticipating....from the South Pacific, Tahiti, Kauai. and around the world, this was just on top of the my list of favorites, ....California Style..World Class Quality.... I am hard to please and am very critical of resturants .....Honestly, It was the Best ........David Whipple
This is the place we come for a getaway! Granted it's not a new place, but that's the charm of it! It makes you feel like you are in the past, when romance was in style! Just to sit and look at that ocean view, and hear the waves crushing down, hmmmmmm. The Shoals is the best around! Dinners are excellent!! The staff very friendly! Yes, this is our getaway!!
My wife and I now make it a point to stay at the Cliff House Inn at least once a year. If you're looking for Corporate style accommodations with that "starched regulation feel"......go elsewhere. If you're open to experiencing a place with character, the most awesome view of the ocean, an excellent restaurant and the potential for making memories, try the Cliff House Inn.
Well! I knew what to expect because I stopped in and previewed a roo before booking my stay. I stayed in room #24, a "deluxe" corner room on the second floor. The deluxe rooms boast a panoramic ocean view with a little more privacy than the regular rooms. However room #24's ocean view is blocked by a huge queen palm tree if you're laying in the bed!
Best Inn in Santa Barbara area
From the moment we first visited the Cliff house Inn we were rather in awe. Walking through the lobby onto the veranda, we were treated to an amazing view of the surf and the pool. Our room was simple beach accommodations: clean and comfortable. I was surprised that they had free internet. I had just been charged $9.95 at another establishment.
When we sampled a few bites in the restaurant, my wife and I looked at each other in pleasure delight. i would recommend this place to my friends, but keeping it a secret crossed my mind. Staff were nice. Bill and Nancy
I asked the receptionist 3x how far the "motel" was from Santa Barbara, every time she responded, "it's just outside SB". We found out it was 16 (out of the way) miles.
The setting is great, though the "private beach" is not really accessible and is only there at low tide. Nonetheless, the place does have that soundtrack of surf and the terrific view. The room was OK (#6) -- but the shower either scalded or froze, several times during the same shower! It was also VERY small/claustrophobic; the room needs some help. . . but, again, there was the great view and soundtrack. Desk staff was very helpful and pleasant, hostess in the dining room much less so; we had to mount a campaign to get more than minimal humanity from her. Food was good, though no better than it should have been given the menu prices. I'll go back because of the great setting; I'll put up with some of the aggravations because it's gorgeous outside the windows -- but I probably will not eat there again, and I won't go expecting more than the setting and adequate accommodations. My pain lies in the fact that it COULD be so much better with minimal effort and dedication; this could be a jewel!