hotels with balcony in Soquel, CA

1. Seacliff Inn Aptos, Tapestry Collection by Hilton (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from Seacliff State Beach, this laid-back hotel is also a mile from the S.S. Palo Alto and 3 miles from New Brighton State Beach.The relaxed rooms offer flat-screen TVs, desks and minifridges, plus coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas. Wi-Fi is available.Amenities include an outdoor pool, gardens and a fitness center, as well as a casual bar/restaurant. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 15 min walk to Seacliff State Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests liked “Landscape”, mentioned 12 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • The hotel has a fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Autumn Leaf

One of the better hotels I’ve been in! Would be nicer if there wasn’t constant renovation, but they’re expanding and staying on top of their clean game!!Pretty views, lovely fountain and even a tasty restaurant!! The bartender Benjamin is easily one of the coolest and nicest guys I’ve seen in the bartending industry!! Very encouraging and sweet~The pool is nice, hot tub is a little small, but it works and spacey enough!! They have gender neutral restrooms which is important to meLove this hotel and would most certainly go back!!

Joshua Rothschild

Super clean rooms and a nice safe area close to Santa Cruz without the parking and homeless headaches Great staff, Safeway across the street Restaurants and shops nearby

There will be a $10 per night parking charge, heads up but worth the safety and cleanliness Will definitely return Great restaurant and bar with live music on premises

Karen VanHooser

The place is clean and renewThe front desk person was not very communicative or helpful They also charge you 10 extra dollars if you have a car which of course you need a card to get to that hotel

Our room was clean and renew but the AC didn’t work They offer us switch rooms but it was really late at night so we ended up staying in that roomPrice $145 night

2. West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a bluff overlooking Monterey Bay, this elegant, Victorian-style B&B dating back to 1877 is 3 minutes on foot from Cowell Beach and 6 minutes’ walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.The 10 understated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players; most have gas fireplaces. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool tubs, ocean-view patios and/or outdoor hot tubs.A hot breakfast buffet is served in a cozy dining room; breakfast in bed is offered for a fee. Other freebies include parking, home-baked cookies, and afternoon wine and snacks. There’s also a lounge & a wraparound veranda.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to شاطئ كويل and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “Boardwalk” 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the ocean views
  • Guests praised the bar and the bar drinks

Feedback From Real Customers

Ethan Bachmann

Nice bed and breakfast that might be worth the moneyThe service is top notch and the location is perfect for a beach vacationThe rooms themselves are nice, but not spectacular

We stayed in the King Tub Suite It only had one tiny window, so it was stuffy the entire time we were in there The window did not have a screen, which seemed odd There was also a bird or something outside the skylight that was making noise literally the entire day and night Speaking of the skylights, the room had three large skylights, which made it very difficult to sleep (especially combined with the bird) The bathroom was beautifulThe wine and cheese hour was great and the breakfast on the morning was quite excellentOverall, I’m not sure if the room was entirely worth the price, but I would still recommend West Cliff Inn in general


Perfect!! Surprise birthday trip for my boyfriend’s 50th He loves Santa CruzFrom the reservations to checkout the whole experience was fantastic

Beautiful lodgings Delicious food Outstanding customer service Every inch of theplace was clean Great amenities Gorgeous bathroom The only critique would be that the king bed had a lump on one side which was not comfortable but the daybed that was included in the room was super comfortable and we were both able to sleep well; one on the daybed and one on the king bed Overall this is truly one of Santa Cruz’s hidden gems We will definitely be returning

leo suarez jr

Wow wow wow Rachel was amazing! They went above and beyond what we could ask for The views were stunning

The wine and cheese brunch was delicious Very friendly atmosphere Took my beautiful wife for her 30th birthday and they had a bottle of wine and Candies along with rose pedals throughout the room Oh and the jacuzzi bath tab Wow 5 star for sure

3. Capitola Venetian Hotel (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 1500 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010
  • Phone: (831) 476-6471
  • Ratings: 4.3 (307 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Capitola Venetian Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Mediterranean-style 1920s hotel offering suites with kitchens, plus many with ocean views.

About this hotel

Overlooking the beach and its historic wooden wharf, this 1920s Mediterranean-style hotel is a 5-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of the Esplanade, and 5 miles from Santa Cruz Boardwalk.The 1- to 3-bedroom suites feature private entrances and Mission-style furniture, plus kitchens and sitting/dining areas. They also have flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Some rooms add fireplaces, balconies and ocean views.Parking is free. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • 2 min walk to Capitola Beach
  • Guests praised the service
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 16 times

Feedback From Real Customers

ed martinez

I wanted to give this hotel a try based on the hype and location The hotel has a great location for shopping, dining and beach access A room with ocean view does not provide you unobstructed view of the ocean

The rooms are outdated and furniture and bedding need an upgrade The room we got came with a kitchenette @$380 night, it was a good trial but wouldn’t stay here again

Rachel Meredith

Ceiling was extremely lowThankfully I’m only 5’4″If taller than 5’8″ wouldn’t recommend this room Door lacked weather stripping which made it cold I turned on heater and had the worst burning fist smell

It definitely wasn’t worth the money I paid ( Almost $600) a night Water showers to rinse off from the beach were next to my room and it became a hangout of all the teenagers Only good thing is location and next to all the restaurants I was under the impression that I had an ocean front room one of the color ones in the pictures from the website The colorful ones are not even part of the hotel and our privately owned

Eileen Binning

Spoiler Alert: DumpYou can stay next door at the Capitola Suites for less money and a better view!!!The Venetian Hotel was on my friend’s bucket listWe booked a balcony and paid extra for a view We had a beautiful view of a building

the ocean was barely visible, considered “partially obstructed” The dissapointment continued for the length of our stay The kitchen does not come with utensils or cooking pots, but many signs state you can pay extra to rent them When we went to check out we were told, “Oh, you should have just asked” We did ask for conditioner/shampoo and extra blankets Which for $43000 shows lack of respect for the customer We also had some preventable negative experiences, such as locating the black out blinds and thermostat On check out, the desk clerk showed us where they were Parking is available, and you won’t need to move your car, but the lot is small I had to be super careful manuevering my Ford Edge (A Prius would be fine) When we took our complaints to the desk clerk, he asked what he could do to make us happy My friend stated take $100 off a night He said he needed to talk to management and would get back to me (That was a month ago) I did call several times and left my name and number No return call I understand that businesses need to make money, and I am willing to pay for quality However, I feel I have been robbedof money and time This stay tainted my entire tripI hope you read all the reviews and make a better choice than we did

4. Capitola Beach Suites

  • Address: 5000 Cliff Dr, Capitola, CA 95010
  • Phone: (831) 476-0505
  • Ratings: 4.3 (81 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Capitola Beach Suites
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Casual hotel set near a beach offering complimentary WiFi, plus an ocean-view rooftop terrace.

About this hotel

This 3-story motel is a 2-minute walk from Capitola Beach, 5 miles from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 10 miles from Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.Accessed by exterior corridors, the 10 casual suites feature balconies with deck chairs and bay views, free WiFi and living rooms with cable TV. They also have minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Most have fireplaces, futons and/or full kitchens. Minimum-stay rules may apply.Limited free on-site parking is available. There’s also a rooftop terrace with ocean views.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 3 min walk to Capitola Beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Carrie Kieselhorst

I cannot say enough positive things about this stay! The location is more than ideal We stayed on the first floor and our view was spectacular Each morning we opened our curtains to ocean, palm trees and sand

The beach is located just across the parking lot Super fun for the kids Thousands of birds to watch Interior was everything we needed It had a full kitchen which was awesome when traveling with a family The place was comfortable and VERY clean!The staff went above and beyond to make sure that our questions were answered, our stay was comfortable and beyond that they contacted me after my stay because I left a very important document in the room They made sure that I got this document back it was beyond my wildest dreams for a family vacationThanks so much! We’ll be back

Caleb Winningham

I’ll start this review by saying the staff at the hotel was super friendly—both the housekeeping member and the front desk member we interfaced with were very nice The room we stayed in had a great view, and the room itself was clean, but all other aspects of our stay were nightmarish to say the leastWhen we arrived at 3 PM the front desk team informed us that there were some serious plumbing issues that were identified and had to be resolved before we could actually check into our room

There was massive flooding in the parking garage, and the front desk staff told me they couldn’t estimate how long it would take but would call me when things were readyAbout two and a half hours later we drive back and find that the plumbers just left and we could use the room finally We were still charged full price, and I was willing to pay it just to get into the room It wasn’t until later that night that it became apparent that the toilet of our room was not working properly I figured with it being late, we just wouldn’t use it and we’d live to fight another dayUnfortunately, around 5 AM we awoke to a stench too powerful to even sleep through The plumbing for this hotel was so bad that we couldn’t even stand to sleep there any longer My wife and I gathered our things and prepared to leave I walked down to the parking garage to find water bubbling out of the paint in the ceiling and leaking onto the cars in the garage We could not leave fast enough I left a note on my key card when checking out (the front desk is not open until 0900) and called and left a message about our experience after no one answered when when we called We haven’t been contacted by any member of the staff to this day after paying nearly $300 for this hellish experienceI can say wholeheartedly that for low importance trips out to the beach, this may be the place for you If being able to sleep through the night, functional bathrooms, and being treated with adequate respect as a customer are things you value as a guest, I’d absolutely look elsewhere

Chris Powers

Very uncomfortable bed, small, terrible bathrooms, abysmal parking situation”But we’re on the beach

“I care about comfort from my hotels This beach side motel isn’t built for beach goers, that’s for sure Not worth the money and the village closes early Will not return here

5. Capitola Yoga (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking Monterey Bay, this quaint guesthouse dating from 1895 is 4 miles from Seacliff State Beach and 6 miles from the lively Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.Featuring Victorian-style decor, the cosy rooms come with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and in-room continental breakfast, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers; some have bay views. Upgraded rooms add shared terraces, and 1 has a private terrace with a hot tub. Suites have separate living rooms, and there are 2 early 20th-century cottages with kitchens and terraces.Amenities include landscaped gardens and a butterfly sanctuary. Parking is free.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the cosy rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • 12 min walk to Capitola Beach
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the bay views

Feedback From Real Customers

Cristina Olano

We stayed there a few years ago and I cannot believe I did not write a reviewThis place is beautifully located with an ocean viewThey are pet friendly with a fee for your pet’s stay like most places nowadays

We stayed in the Rose Garden Suite and it was lovely Our breakfast was delicious and though we chose to dine out, there is a kitchen if you choose to buy food and dine inThe grounds are a nice area to take in the views We came when the flowers were in bloom but not quite when the butterflies were aroundThe reason for the 4 stars is though the place is Victorian, some of the furnishings were just a tad dated I realize this is a subjective comment

Chris Fabbri

This place is great! Fancy old Victorian style bed and breakfast The staff is friendly Each room is unique and cool in it’s own way

The views of the Monterey Bay are exceptional We stayed in the Victorian Room and it has amazing bay windows that you can watch the bay from bed or the breakfast table I highly recommend Monarch Cove Inn

vic pratap

A beautiful old world charm with ocean view & great garden We felt relaxed as soon as we got in the garden area Sunny Gables, a 2 BR suite was just awesome and welcoming

3 of our grown up kids did not want to leave but they had to go home & to work next day My wife felt so relaxed when we left the 3rd day Met 2 very friendly staff Marry made us feel welcome over the phone & then meeting her was a delight Jacqueline was also friendly & showed us around Oh yea the bed is very comfortable VP

6. Dream Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Phone: (831) 740-8069
  • Ratings: 4.5 (1438 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Dream Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Bright rooms & suites in a beachfront hotel offering an outdoor pool, a bar & a restaurant.

About this hotel

Set on Cowell Beach, this trendy hotel with a retro vibe is a 7-minute walk from dining on the Santa Cruz Wharf and 11 minutes’ walk from the thrill rides on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.Bright, modern rooms featuring balconies or patios include flat-screen TVs, minifridges, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks, along with Keurig coffeemakers. Most have ocean views. Suites add separate living rooms with sofabeds. Room service is available.There’s a stylish seafood restaurant with ocean views, and a casual lounge with a bar. Other amenities include a beachfront outdoor pool, a deck with sunloungers, and a hot tub, plus event space for up to 250 guests.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to شاطئ كويل and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms but some disliked the kitchenettes
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Boardwalk” 97 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views

Feedback From Real Customers

Train Like GODS San Jose barbros

In the room you feel like you’re on the set of a 60’s show like I dream of Jeannie The employees are great, and helpful The place is ADA accessible as we’ll

They have complimentary non electric beach cruisers that are awesome fun too Heated pool and large jacuzzi with ocean view!! And every room has beach view Will definitely stay again and recommend it to anyone looking for a great beach front hotel! Coffee in the Room is good but if you like the flavored coffees then they have fresh baked goods and baristas

Michael Rothstein

Love this hotel! This was our first stay and certainly won’t be our last It was exactly what we needed for an extended weekend getaway with the kids Great location with an easy walk to the pier or boardwalk

Rooms face the ocean and when opening the door to the deck, you can hear the waves while laying in bed Friendly service from every single person we met They also have a filtered water station which we used to refill our water bottles over and over Our family is rested, recharged and ready to go back to school and work

Nicole Beardsley

Can’t beat the location and the views, for sure Staff was super friendly, especially the valets For the price, the amenities in the rooms could have been much nicer (better coffee, nicer bedding, etc

) Bathroom is dated and needs a good remodel Food and drinks are priced sky-high and were just ok The pool and hot tub area are great Easy beach access

7. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz – Capitola (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set a mile from Capitola Beach on the Pacific Ocean, this understated all-suite hotel is also a mile from the Capitola Museum and 5 miles from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.Casual, colorful 1-bedroom suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and living areas with sofabeds, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded suites add fireplaces, balconies and/or whirlpool tubs.Freebies include a breakfast buffet and parking. There’s also a bar, a bocce court and a patio with a fireplace, as well as an outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room. Other amenities include a business center and a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have microwaves and refrigerators
  • 5 min drive to Capitola Beach
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned beaches 16 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Lindsay Rucker

I loved the whole experience at this hotel it was really hard to find a hotel with a hot tub in it but this one was amazing The tub was in the bathroom but there was a window you could open with shutters so you could see the living room and the TV and there was a TV in the living room and in the bedroom so me and my man got to watch separate shows The staff was great the room was clean and we only paid like $150 or something

The bed was comfortable, there was a fridge microwave coffee oh yeah and the free breakfast was the most stocked I’ve ever seen and I’ve been to a lot of hotels Had to write this review so I can remember where we stayed if we go down there again Five stars for sure!

Cathleen Copeland Fink

My three ladies and I had been in our room for about 45 minutes when two men entered our room via card key Thank goodness one of the ladies had just dressed – otherwise it could have been much worse We were completely startled and the two men were completely embarrassed and apologetic, when it clearly was not their fault

Shortly after that, we received a phone call from someone down at the front desk – a man who wanted to verify we were in the right room?? I thought that was incredibly unprofessional – how were we (the guests) in the wrong room?? Your front desk issued the same set of keys obviously to different reservations! Why would this be the guests fault? I was not rude in the least but was somehow hung up on Well, of course after dinner, we went back to our room only to find both of our keys no longer working We were wondering if someone was in our room? Were our belongings safe? Paying almost $35000 for one night and I can’t access my room and it could have been compromised again without us there? We went down to the front desk where they were unable to issue us new keys to get in to our room due to some problem with the system So, now we have no keys to access in/out of my room She apologized profusely and had to let us in our room and bring the keys later We asked to speak to a manager and told no, he was not in but would be in in the morning The next morning after breakfast around 9 AM once again, we were told the manager was not in and could not help usI have never in all my travels ever had some stranger walk into my hotel room with my card key Also, to have absolutely no one in charge to remedy the situation is completely unacceptable I emailed both Marriott and the GM with zero response I would never stay here again

Dana Bashi

For it’s kind, it is a good choice We had a junior suite with 2 double beds and a sofa bed Somewhat convenient for a family with teenagers

Breakfast is the usual complementary bagel,omelet ,cereal ,fruit and bad American coffee They put only 4 towels in our room even though I booked a room for 5 When I called to ask for extra towels,no body responded We went downstairs and there was no one to be found Night shift but still

8. Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 2-minute walk from Sunny Cove, this quaint guesthouse is 2 miles from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.The bright rooms, studios and suites in the main house feature Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, in addition to microwaves and minifridges. Some have full kitchens, sofabeds, balconies with beach views, and/or BBQs. Private cottages have patios or yards.Continental breakfast is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 13 min walk to Twin Lakes State Beach
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “dogs” 11 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a beach

Feedback From Real Customers


I’m hesitant to share about our experience because I don’t want the secret getting out but, this place was wonderful The rooms aren’t huge, but very comfortable and you’re there for the beach and outside anyway Just down the street is a great beach for kids and dogs

It’s secluded and not open to the other beaches nearby This would be a great place for a group or several families to rent multiple rooms If you’re going to Santa Cruz, this is a perfect affordable hotel to see all the sights and enjoy the town

Kristen Rau

I really liked our cottage The decor was super cute Loved the pitched ceilings

Good size fridge, nice bathroom, utensils Bed was comfortable Our kids enjoyed the pull out couch The beach was hands down the best part! Only bummer is they have a weight limit on their pet policy There really should not be any discrimination with how much a dog weighs especially when they allow 2 dogs up to 50pds each Aside from that, it was a lovely place

olivier palta

I stayed in the lighthouse room and had an absolute blast! The place is dog friendly and is steps away from a dog friendly beachThe room itself was very comfortable and clean Highly recommend this place

Tip: You may ask management for a bonfire kit that you can use at the beach! The kit includes everything you need to start a fire and roast s’mores! This is free of charge

9. Rio Sands Hotel (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 116 Aptos Beach Dr, Aptos, CA 95003
  • Phone: (831) 688-3207
  • Ratings: 4.2 (377 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Rio Sands Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Warm rooms & suites, plus a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, BBQs & free continental breakfast.

About this hotel

A 2-minute walk from Rio Del Mar State Beach, this straightforward hotel set in a residential neighborhood is 8 miles from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.Homey rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms offer furnished patios or balconies. Suites add sitting areas or separate living rooms (most with sofabeds); some feature bunk beds and/or kitchens or kitchenettes.Complimentary amenities include parking, and continental breakfast served in an airy dining room, which has a fireplace. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a picnic area with seating and BBQ facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • 13 min walk to Seacliff State Beach
  • Guests liked the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Henry Woods

The sheets did not fit the bed We paid so much to stay at this hotel We stayed two nights

I informed the front desk that the sheets did not fit the bed the first night and asked them to replace them with some that did The second night was the same Buy deep pocketed sheets If you are going to charge more than the Biltmore to stay at your hotel, show your guests enough respect and buy sheets that actually fit your beds Come on you can do better than that Oh and there’s no mirror that you can actually use to get ready

Paula Neider

My husband and his son stayed here for approximately 21 days They loved their stay until the motel refused to refund his security deposit They never called him, it was on his cc stmnt

and he called them They stated they smoked in the room and burned the bed He has never smoked in his 69 years and his son always left the property to smoke My husband hates cigarette smoke and everyone who knows him, knows that We don’t understand and frankly, we know it’s false Not only will we never stay here again, we will tell everyone we know not to stay here and why Super sad!

Sacramento Honey

The 2⭐ rating must be a typo The Rio Sands Hotel is a four star hotel to me I was expecting low budget and was exceedingly ecstatic at how nice the hotel truly is in person

The check-in staff made it easy and I was in my room in no time The rooms are spacious and feature several modern amenities There was a microwave, fridge, coffee maker, mini fridge, free Wi-Fi, a sitting area with a sliding glass door to the patio, a flat screen TV and a comfy bed You’ll also find outdoor amenities Such as, a heated pool, hot tub and a BBQ area with a hammock The location of the beach is the best part It’s only a 3 minute walk from the outside of the garden area gate While visiting the Aptos area, be sure to check out the historic mission church and the quaint downtown area Plus, there are some great breweries and BBQ in the area I would recommend bringing your own hair dryer My hair kept getting sucked into the dryer 🌊👙🏖️ IG: SACRAMENTOHONEY

10. Chaminade Resort & Spa (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
  • Phone: (831) 475-5600
  • Ratings: 4.2 (1430 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Chaminade Resort & Spa
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Mission-style resort on 300 acres, offering upscale rooms & suites, plus a spa, a pool & 2 eateries.

About this hotel

Set on 300 mountaintop acres, this polished, mission-style resort is 3 miles from the hip shops in downtown Santa Cruz, and 4.1 miles from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.Breezy rooms in 11 villas feature Spanish-inspired decor, Wi-Fi, flat-screens and coffeemakers. Some have patios, while suites add living areas. Room service is available.Amenities include an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, 4 tennis courts and 3 miles of hiking trails. A Zen-like spa offers indoor and outdoor treatments. There’s also a laid-back eatery serving breakfast and lunch, and a restaurant/bar offering eclectic dishes and al fresco dining.

Things You Need to Know

  • 11 min drive to Mystery Spot
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “Trail” 59 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Brandon Cohrs

We loved this resort Came with my family and enjoyed the pool and spa The property is good sized with 3 different hiking trails

The 2 queen room is really 2 double beds Not sure why they mixed that up The room is a big rectangle with nice space, but it needs a couch or other sitting area The view is gorgeous, sitting on top of a hillside The restaurant is pretty solid for a hotel, too

Jonathan Williams

We came here for a wedding and was given a “discount” resulting in the rooms being $495 for their base double queen room Not to mention we booked this out a couple months before but a friend of ours walked up the same day, got the exact same room for $200

So we paid $300 more for what?!There was NOTHING special about this, not to mention the fan in the bathroom was broken along with the AC that was not working and blowing out hot air instead There was nothing upgraded or modern about the entire venue We were very disappointed by the quality of the rooms, the mutual areas and the staff The staff at the view was extremely slow moving and more of an inconvenience for them to serve you After checking out, brought up the issues with the room and they thought it was accommodating to take off resort fees, big whoop Then dealt with Hannah and she was trying to be helpful and was going to take more off our bill and mentioned she would email the difference in charges, still have not received that email, and instead of having a difference, I have more charges on my credit card NOTHING HAS BEEN RESOLVED The customer service is strongly lacking and not accommodating and feel very cheated out of a lot of money Unhappy, do not recommend and would like this place to reach out to have my issue resolved as I not have 5 different charges from them

Sal Sandoval

I visited the resort for a work conference The location is beautiful and peaceful Hidden in the trees and with a far view of the ocean

The staff were very friendly and accommodating My room was a good size with a pleasant decor Not modern but not quite rustic And antique refrigerator shell hid the real refrigerator inside The dinner was good I cannot comment on lunch because we had a buffet style service for work so the buffet food was okay The atmosphere of the bar and patio area at night was relaxing I was here during the week so it was not a late night place with a nightlife as the bar and restaurant shut down about 9 or 10 Didn’t get a chance to visit the hiking trails but was able to see the morning deer and occasional fox or coyote I wasn’t sure which so keep your small pets on a leash The resort is dog friendly Only reason I did not give it 5 stars is the pool area was not available It is being renovated so I will reserve the last star to see how that turns out The location is centered between Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Capitola beach

11. Monarch Cove Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 620 El Salto Dr, Capitola, CA 95010
  • Phone: (831) 464-1295
  • Ratings: 4.6 (47 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Monarch Cove Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Quaint B&B in an 1895 house with frilly rooms & suites, plus a garden & a butterfly sanctuary.

About this hotel

On a hilltop street overlooking Monterey Bay, this charming B&B is housed in an 1895 Victorian-style house and annexes. It’s a 12-minute walk from Capitola Beach and a mile from the Cabrillo Highway.Featuring private entrances, the frilly rooms provide microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers, plus Wi-Fi and TVs; all have en suite bathrooms. The 2-bedroom suites in the annex include living areas and kitchenettes. Breakfast is served in-room.There’s a garden, a terrace and a Monarch butterfly sanctuary. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the beds
  • 12 min walk to Capitola Beach
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Sophia Pacioni

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Lilac room! It had beautiful views from our window and from our balcony The grounds were beautiful and had many types of flowers and plants overlooking the cliff and bay It was a short distance from restaurants and Capitola Beach and New Brighton Beach

The breakfast in the morning was also beautiful and fantastic We loved our stay

Erin K

I stayed in the Lilac room for one night and it was just what I neededSerene room with an ocean view from the bed?✅The sound of waves crashing day & night? ✅Friendly staff & breakfast delivered in-room? ✅Perfect for a low-key romantic getaway or rejuvenating time alone I did nothing

It was amazing I probably wouldn’t bring my kids because they’d be loud and rambunctious and this place is just so peaceful They’d love it, but they’d love any adventure- I’m keeping this for myselfThe room feels like I’m staying at my aunt’s house- unpretentious and welcoming Not fancy or perfect Lived in I hope to come back and do nothing in this lovely room again

12. Beach Street Inn and Suites (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A minute’s walk from both Cowell Beach and Main Beach, this colorful, casual hotel is an 11-minute walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Santa Cruz Wharf.The bright, airy rooms feature hardwood floors, minifridges and microwaves, plus iPod docks, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Most rooms have shared balconies with ocean views. Suites add full kitchens and pull-out sofas. Room service is available.Parking and hot drinks are complimentary. There’s a casual cafe, an outdoor heated pool and a picnic area.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms and the showers
  • Walking distance to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and شاطئ كويل
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned balconies 16 times
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests liked the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Katie Roberts

We just checked in Jessica was wonderful to work with! Our room is spectacular! The shower, wow! There’s a pool, fireplace, and hot tub! They offer breakfast, coffee, popcorn, and goodies at the front office We came here at the last minute because our other hotel was a bust

I’m so glad we found this place! We will definitely come back here!

Emilia Florean

Great place to stay The room was clean, the bathroom was absolutely beautiful I do recommend an ocean view room yet the rooms facing the pool area were also pretty good

Just a few steps from the beach and the wharf They also have a laundry and ice machine We really enjoyed the pool area, it really was a wonderful place to stay The only thing I recommend is better tv programming, maybe a streaming service We will be vacationing here again real soon


Beach Street was recommended by a friend who has been staying there for years when she visits Santa Cruz I stayed here this past weekend and was not disappointed It is steps away from the beach and a short walk to the boardwalk and the wharf

I stayed in an ocean view room with a full kitchen, which I do recommend It’s worth it They have pots, pans, dishes, and silverware I was able to make myself breakfast every morning There is a friendly barista who makes coffee, including lattes and espresso in the morning That was a very nice touch for anyone who enjoys their caffeine They also have filtered water, an ice machine, and washer / dryer for use I didn’t realize they had these amenities until the day I left, which was a bummer because I would’ve used the filtered water machine daily Overall it was a pleasant experience and I would definitely stay here again

13. Four Points by Sheraton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a commercial area, this informal hotel off State Highway 17 is 5 miles from Roaring Camp Railroads amusement park and 7 miles from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.The streamlined rooms, some with balconies and/or sofabeds, provide flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers, in addition to marble bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi.Parking is free. Breakfast (surcharge) is served in a casual restaurant/bar. Other amenities include a terrace, a gym and a meeting room, plus guest laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large, clean rooms and praised the beds
  • 10 min drive to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • Some guests complained about the casual restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 13 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Ami A

WORST hotel stay I’ve ever had I stayed at the Four Points by Sheraton in Scott’s Valley last weekend As someone who travels frequently and who holds status with all of the major hotel chains, I am still in shock over my experience here

I do want to note that I previously stayed at this hotel one year ago and had a pleasant experience at that time (I can’t believe this is the same hotel) After checking in last week, I walked to the King Suite I had reserved and found the door unlocked and wide open (MAJOR safety risk) As I pushed the door further, I walked into a room that was completely unkempt There were consumed water bottles on the table The bathroom did not have a single towel There was no soap The bathroom trashcan was placed in the bedroom The countertops in the suite were stained It was quite clear that the suite had not been cleaned The tea and coffee had not been replenished In addition, the bathroom door was not attached and nearly fell on top of me and my travel companions Upon returning to the check-in desk, I was informed by the staff person that he was “pretty much the manager” When I shared the details regarding the room, there was not a single apology and instead he nonchalantly offered only one “solution” which was to cancel my reservation at the last-minute leaving me with nowhere to stay on a July 4 weekend Ultimately, I decided to go back to the suite and to clean it myself I wiped down counters and put the bathroom trashcan in the right place I had to request towels and soap since the room had come with NONE From start to end, this was one of the worst hotel experiences I have ever had The attitude of the person at the front desk is something I have never seen before and it will stay with me for years to come This was truly a disappointing, unacceptable experience for a room that cost nearly $400 for a nightI do want to share that the hotel has been completely unresponsive to my concerns over what happened during my stay, which speaks volumes I will update if I ever hear back from them

Chris McQuillan

Nice, clean and moderately new hotel Stayed in a suite, which was spacious, but a lot of wasted space And the dining table was placed in the bedroom area

just oddly laid out They also have a huge back patio and live music on the weekends, but only serve minimal food and for a brief time There’s are no dining tables on that huge patio either Seems like they could do a pretty nice lunch/dinner run with more tables and a kitchen that is open And that dining table in the bedroom? Better bring your own food, because there isn’t any room service!?

Tim Caposio

I’ve stayed here on 2 separate occasions ( one for approx 8 days while quarantining, the other for 2 days because I found a good rate ) and I have nothing but good things to address Every staff member I’ve encountered have been incredibly nice and accommodating During my latter stay, I was offered a room upgrade and the room was ostensibly immaculate ( minus a couple minor cosmetic blemishes )

The location is beautiful; peaceful, and convienent A lot of these negative reviews seem to be rooted in misunderstandings on behalf of the reviewer, irrational standards and perhaps even fragile egos If you find a room for sub 150 you will receive a solid stay relative to the competition as far as I’m concerned

14. Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Nestled in a redwood forest, this mountain retreat hotel off Highway 17 is 3 miles’ drive from Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and a 6-mile drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park.All rooms (some with forest views) offer modern decor and custom-designed beds, plus microwaves, minifridges, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Some rooms feature private balconies. Suites add separate living areas, pull-out sofas and whirlpool tubs.Amenities include a bar and grill, a fitness center and a heated outdoor pool, plus a business center and over 7,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min drive to the Mission Santa Cruz
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning but others praised the beds
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “dogs” 19 times
  • Guests liked the forest views
  • Guests liked the fitness center, which has free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

C. B.

It is a great location, well maintained hotel Room was clean Check-in was ready early

Front desk and workers around the hotel were very friendly and nice I’m not sure why some of the negative reviews from others This is not a 5 star resort but it is one of the nicer low key, family friendly hotels Way better to stay there than in Santa Cruz itself The price point seems fair given that inflation is so high right now so I disagree with other reviews that say it is too high Hotel has to pay for workers, water, etc and all rising costs so all in all, we would stay there again definitely in the future

Jason Hauk

I’ve been a Hilton Honors member for many years and this was one of the best hotels I’ve stayed at The level of service and guest experience we received were top-notch The room spacious and clean, the pool was warm, the hot tub was hot and the food was excellent! Joy and Maria went out of their way to enhance our experience

Only a 10 minute drive to the beach, 15 minute drive to the Mystery Spot and 10 minute drive to look at some Redwood trees We will definitely be staying here again on our next trip to Santa Cruz!!

Monica Gamboa

The room was extremely clean as well as the rest of the Hotel It was also in a great location The front desk staff was so friendly and even went out of her way to let my husband in by the rear parking lot and gave him an extra key

Our room was a little warm and the ac was not cooling off the room We called the front desk and maintenance was at our door within 5 min and fixed the problem I will definitely stay again!

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