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The 10 Best Design Hotels in Santa Cruz, USA

Check out our selection of great boutique hotels in Santa Cruz

Sea & Sand Inn

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Located within 10 minutes’ walk from Santa Cruz Wharf and Boardwalk, this hotel features rooms with free Wi-Fi. It offers a 24-hour reception and free guest parking.

A TV and a DVD player are featured in each room at Sea & Sand Inn. All rooms provide a seating area and an en suite bathroom. Each room offers a sea view. Beautiful location, staff highly professional.

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9.4
Awesome
190 reviews

Bella Notte Inn

Eastside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

A short 5 minutes’ walk from the Pacific Ocean, this boutique Santa Cruz inn offers spacious rooms with free WiFi and a flat-screen cable TV. A free continental breakfast and free guest parking are provided. This was a very nice hotel in a great location at a reasonable price. We got a free upgrade to a suite by the very friendly front desk attendant. I would stay here again.

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9.1
Awesome
278 reviews

Pacific Blue Inn

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Just 10 minutes’ walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this eco-friendly hotel offers en suite rooms with flat-screen cable TVs and iPod docking stations. Free guest parking is available.

Free WiFi is available in all of the rooms at the 100% non-smoking Pacific Blue Inn. The brightly-coloured rooms are also equipped with a DVD player, an electric fireplace and a work desk. The staff were amazing, everything was immaculate and extremely well organised. Beautifully comfortable bed, great breakfast, lovely rooms and wonderful outdoor seating areas. We felt so welcomed and well taken care of. Can not recommend highly enough.

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9
Awesome
342 reviews

Beach Street Inn and Suites

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Centrally located in Santa Cruz, this inn is across from Main Beach. The inn features a courtyard area with picnic tables, an outdoor pool and guest rooms with free WiFi.

Each room at Beach Street Inn and Suites includes a microwave and a refrigerator. Coffee facilities are also provided along with cable TV. It was beautiful and convenient for what we were wanting to do.

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9
Awesome
693 reviews

Ocean Pacific Lodge

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Located 3 blocks from the historic Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, Ocean Pacific Lodge is 100% non-smoking and offers guest rooms with free WiFi. Free on-site parking is available at this pet-friendly motel. So close to the boardwalk! Clean & nice rooms! Some room even have two shower heads!

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8.5
Very Good
1,014 reviews

Rio Vista Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Styled in modern decor, this restored historic mansion offers 12 luxurious and refurbished suites. Free WiFi is included daily.

Offering a city or ocean view, each suite at Rio Vista Inn & Suites Santa Cruz features a flat-screen TV. A microwave and refrigerator are provided. Guests are pampered with free toiletries. Everything about the room and property was first class. Great attention to details.

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8.1
Very Good
583 reviews

Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

Eastside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Built in the early 1900s, Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages is located on a quiet cul-de-sac that ends at Monterey Bay's unique Sunny Cove Beach. The inn's cul-de-sac location minimizes traffic and provides for a relaxing and safe beach stay. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 10 minutes’ drive away. Beautiful, nice and clean place to be next to the beach!

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8.7
Excellent
260 reviews

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Capital Village is 8.8 miles away, and Pacific Avenue with boutique shops and stores is just 15 minutes’ walk from the property. Great hotel. Loved the fact that they had a glass water bottle in the room and water dispenser down the corridor. Very handy. Also the hotel itself was very stylish and beautiful. Very helpful staff too. Loved it!

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8.8
Excellent
220 reviews

Bay Front Inn

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Situated 2 minutes’ drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Bay Front Inn offers an outdoor pool and rooms with free WiFi.

All rooms include a coffee machine, a refrigerator, a TV with satellite channels, hardwood floors, and an en suite bathroom which includes a shower. Excellent rates and true pet-friendly policy. The microwave, mini fridge and an extensive selection of tv stations were added bonuses.

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7.2
Good
271 reviews

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