Just 10 minutes’ walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this eco-friendly hotel offers rooms with attached bathroom with flat-screen cable TVs and iPod docking stations. Free WiFi is available in all of the rooms at the 100% nonsmoking Pacific Blue Inn. The brightly-colored rooms are also equipped with a DVD player, an electric fireplace and a work desk. The Pacific Blue Inn offers complimentary baked goods and coffee available for guests throughout the day. Pacific Blue Inn, Santa Cruz offers a courtyard for guests’ relaxation and the hotel features artwork from local artists in the lobby and dining area. Bicycles are also available. The University of California Santa Cruz is 15 minutes’ drive away and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is 5 miles from the property. Santa Cruz town center is 15 minutes’ walk away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Santa Cruz, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Pacific Blue Inn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 15, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Santa Cruz, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.0

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Private parking available


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Santa Cruz
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  • Packirisamy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Close to downtown and the beach front. Quiet neighborhood. Restaurants at walk able distance.
  • Bobbi
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location was great! The room was clean and comfortable. Parking was provided. The staff was super friendly and helpful. We will definately stay here again.
  • C
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The entire process was easy, the room very clean the staff was great!
  • Sara
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Cozy and charming, quiet, wonderful downtown location, very friendly and helpful owner! Plus fresh baked cookies! The best option for staying in downtown Santa Cruz. Also pet friendly with a very fair policy, much more affordable than the other...
  • Erick
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location was well situated near downtown Santa Cruz and everything was nearby. The room was nice and clean with a large bathroom and plenty of lighting. The coffee machine in the lobby was a nice added bonus.
  • Hildur
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything was great! Cookies were a great bonus. Only suggestion. The rooms could use some decorative touches, like some artwork.
  • Susan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Cookies were a great plus! The xtra bed was as comfy as ours! It was almost full & yet sooo quiet. Other dogs as well . Favorite moments. Around the fire pit!
  • Chaya
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location, comfortable, clean… easy to park and navigate. Big beautiful jasmine vines waft very pleasing jasmine scent around the property. It was really quiet and peaceful at night.
  • Kathryn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Clean! Welcoming! Dog friendly! Relaxing courtyard with daily treats & coffee!
  • M
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Love this spot!! Perfect location to downtown and the beach. Super clean and excellent customer service! Stay here all the time.

Property questions and answers
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  • can you pay cash for a stay there?

    yes you can pay cash
    Answered on 29 January 2021
  • When is check in

    as early as noon by arrangement, typically 3-5pm but we have a lockbox procedure that guests can use 24/7
    Answered on 5 March 2021
  • Hi, can you confirm there is a fireplace in this king room? It is on the photos but not in the list of room amenities. Thanks

    Yes, there is a fireplace in each room whether its a queen or king.
    Answered on 8 May 2021
  • What time is check in??

    at 3pm but we can arrange an early checkin at no additional charge
    Answered on 13 April 2021
  • Is this just own bed or two separate sleeping spaces (rooms)?

    All 9 of our rooms only have one bed, a queen or CA king but we can roll away a twin into the room
    Answered on 13 April 2021
  • Do rooms have their own AC units? Do you have COVID procedures in place?

    each room has own ac. We have signage, sanitation and we use a FOG electric atomizer sprayer to sanitize after each use.
    Answered on 13 April 2021
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Amenities of Pacific Blue Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
  • Live music/Performance
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Darts
    Additional charge
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Ping-pong
    Additional charge
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
Living Area
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs $15 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Express check-in/out
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

Pacific Blue Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed upon request
$25 per stay

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Pacific Blue Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Check in hours are from 1500 to 1700hrs. Please contact hotel for check in after 1700hrs. A code will be provided for a lock box that will have your room key.

A surcharge will be applied if pets are brought into the rooms.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Pacific Blue Inn

  • The prices at Pacific Blue Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Pacific Blue Inn is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Pacific Blue Inn is 1,950 feet from the center of Santa Cruz. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The nearest beach is 2,800 feet from Pacific Blue Inn. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Pacific Blue Inn include:

    • Double

  • Pacific Blue Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Ping-pong
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Darts
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Live music/Performance
    • Horseback riding
    • Walking tours