Cliff House Inn on the Ocean
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Now 8 days away from leaving for our trip! Neither of us has been abroad in at least 10 years and it's about time to get some stamps in our passports. Although I am a bit nervous about the flight(s) I just have to tell myself it's safer than a car, and know that it can't be worse than the flight I took to London when I was 13 years old and there was so much ...
surf lesson’s guy told me too check on their web site the surf report tab and
if it’s saying it’s a great condition to surf to call back. I think I check the
surf report every 30 minutes! I WANT SURF BEFORE LEAVE VENTURA!!!!!!!!
Saturday night I was alone with my “parent” for
the dinner and because I ...
... 8217;t cook a lot because I don’t know many
vegetarian recipes. Ann did Makers Mark (Makers
Mark is a bourbon) marshmallow treats. IT WAS SO EXCELLENT!!! She gave me the
recipe and I will do that for sure when I will come back in Quebec. Next
week-end, I would like to go to the shopping center. I need news clothes (Not
really, but we ALWAYS need new clothes). I hope you past an excellent week guys ...
... of questions...! So maybe the learning isn't so much about stuff and things as it is about world view... and I think really that our worldview shapes the way we evaluate much of everything else we see.... How does our worldview cause us to look at the California missions, the Spainiard's mission with the Indians?
When we see the great number of homeless people living on the beach in Santa Barbara...what does our worldview "do" with ...
... were going to Ventura? well we are, but a quick pit stop to meet up with my friend Kim, who i have know since i was knee high to a grasshoppeer! Since i was 4 :)
Buffalo Wild Wings is the spot and a beer in hand ... we hang out and catch up on whats been going on. Been 6 years or so since Kim and I last saw each other! great to see her and chat.
How has this inn rated in the past?
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!