Formerly known as the House on the Hill Motel, the Clifftop Inn overlooks the sea in Oceanside. "House on the Hill" was an apt name, since the motel is perched on a hill at the north edge of town. It stands 280 feet above the crashing surf, so you'll both see and hear the ocean from your motel room. This is a great place to experience winter storms coming in from the Pacific. The facilities are smoke-free and pet-free and due to the dramatic location, the motel is not suitable for small children.