Offering a breath-taking view from the dining room and front-facing terraces, The Clifton also offers stunning views from the garden, which leads to Keats Green and the much-loved coastal walk. You’ll also enjoy the bar and bistro, which are open throughout the day, and a wide range of facilities.

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An ideal retreat for those in search of tranquility, The Clifton's privileged location on the cliff top offers a stunning view of the bay which can be enjoyed from the garden or Bistro offering the perfect visual tonic to relax and revitalize. The garden opens out to Keats Green and the picturesque Coastal Walk leading down to the sandy beaches and past Shanklin Chine. Nearby are Shanklin Old Village and Rylstone Gardens. 

All rooms are en-suite, sea view rooms with or without a balcony are also available. All rooms have a hot drinks tray, hairdryer, television and radio. Free WiFi access throughout hotel. Varied menu using fresh local ingredients wherever possible is available in the bistro through the day, as is coffee and cream teas. Licensed Bar with an interesting wine selection. Children 10 years and over welcome. Non smoking establishment. Free car parking. Pets not accepted. 

Open: 4 March - 12 November 2022  |  Minimum number of nights: 1, except from 1 May when it's 2 nights over a Saturday and  3 nights over Easter, Bank Holiday weekends and Festivals.

Facilities included


  • Car parking
  • WiFi 
  • Garden Area
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • TV
  • Hospitality Tray


  • Check-in - 15:00 to 22:00
  • Check-out - 07:30 to 11:00
  • Breakfast - 08:00 to 09:30


Payment Plan
We are currently unable to offer online payment plans, but if your journey is more than 60 days ahead with the value of your Red Funnel Holiday (Ferry + Accommodation) exceeding £200 and you wish to explore this option, please call us on 
02380 019192 or email your request to

On-request Bookings
Please note: all On-Request bookings are manually checked with the accommodation provider by our team before availability is confirmed. If available, one of our team will contact you directly by phone or email (usually within 4 working hours*) to confirm and complete your booking. Please disregard any payment remittance received following checkout – this is not a confirmation of your booking.

*due to a high volume of bookings/enquiries we anticipate the our usual response may be extended beyond 4 hours and we thank you for your patience.

The Clifton Address: 1 Queens Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6AN

  • Shanklin Chine
  • Shanklin Old Village
  • Shanklin Esplanade and Beach
  • Sandown Bay
  • Isle of Wight Zoo
  • Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club
  • Dinosaur Isle 
  • Many bars and restaurants