Santa Cruz, California is a beautiful city on the central Californian coast. It’s home to some notable attractions, such as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, which features vintage amusement park rides. If you’re planning a trip to this city, you might be wondering where you should stay – here are 8 highly rated hotels that won’t disappoint.
Beach Street Inn And Suites
Beach Street Inn and Suites is a great option for those looking for a central location that will allow them to explore the area on foot easily. The hotel is only a few minute’s walk away from spots such as Santa Cruz beach and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. Guests can look forward to amenities, including a swimming pool and hot tub, as well as a complimentary espresso bar and an on-site café.
West Cliff Inn
Located across from Cowell’s Beach, this beautiful inn features decor that’s the perfect mix of classic and modern. The inn sits in a converted three-story Victorian-era mansion. Guests can look forward to amenities such as a breakfast buffet, bicycle rentals, and afternoon wine and cheese. West Cliff Inn is also a great choice for those looking to explore the area on foot – it’s only a few minute’s walk away from spots such as Santa Cruz beach.
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Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz is located only a few minutes from the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Featuring vibrant, coastal-inspired decor, the hotel also offers guests no shortage of amenities. You can look forward to lounging by the hotel’s outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as room service. Guest rooms also feature a private balcony, perfect for enjoying views of the sunset.
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz West
Hampton Inn is a great choice for those looking for pet-friendly lodging! This hotel welcomes furry friends. Featuring a daily breakfast buffet, as well as free parking, the hotel is not lacking in perks for human visitors either.
Fairfield Inn And Suites
this sleek, contemporary hotel is a great choice for those looking for all of the best-loved amenities hotels have to offer at an affordable price point. Fairfield Inn and Suites offers guests a daily breakfast buffet, a swimming pool, free parking, and a fitness center. One downside is it is a bit further away from some of the attractions – it’s about a 10-minute drive to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, for example. If you have a car of your own, though, this is still a great option.
Fern River Resort
This is another option that’s located a bit further away from the central area of Santa Cruz – about a 15-minute drive, in this case. However, the peaceful serenity that this rustic resort offers, as well as the variety of amenities, make it more than worth the travel time. The resort offers accommodations in the form of charming cabins as well as traditional rooms. This is an especially great option for those looking to have a quiet, Tucktaway face to return to after exploring the area. You can look forward to amenities that include a game room and beautiful river views.
Pacific Blue Inn
This charming hotel features cheery, brightly colored decor. Guests can look forward to complimentary baked goods and coffee with their stay, as well as bicycle rentals and an outdoor courtyard. The hotel is also pet-friendly.
The Inn At Pasatiempo
This beautiful hotel features a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool, open year-round. Some other amenities that you can look forward to including on-site dining, free parking, and room service. The hotel is located within a 10-minute drive of the Santa Cruz boardwalk.
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