Stay in the heart of Santa Cruz Excellent location – show map

Within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Wharf and Boardwalk, this hotel features rooms with free Wi-Fi. It has a 24-hour front desk and free guest parking.

A TV and a DVD player are featured in each room at Sea & Sand Inn. All rooms provide a sitting area and a private bathroom. Each room offers a sea view.

Guests at Inn Sea & Sand can enjoy a daily continental breakfast with fresh baked goods, boiled eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit salad, coffee, tea and juices

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center is a 5-minute walk from Sea & Sand Inn. The University of California Santa Cruz is 2 miles away.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Sea & Sand Inn has been welcoming guests since Sept 14, 2013

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Santa Cruz, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.8

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

Free private parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose Sea & Sand Inn

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Cowell's Beach

    Cowell's Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    100 feet from property
  • Santa Cruz Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    800 feet from property
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    3,500 feet from property
  • Seabright State Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    4,000 feet from property
  • Mitchell's Cove Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    5,000 feet from property
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

    Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.3 miles from property
  • Black’s Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.6 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • What’s the difference between standard and deluxe king rooms? Also is there an iron and ironing board?
    The main difference between a Standard Kind and a Deluxe King is that the Deluxe King is guaranteed to be on the first floor, you have a tub/shower in...
    Answered on November 6, 2021
  • Hi! Is there a refrigerator and microwave in the room?
    Yes, all of our rooms have a refrigerator and a microwave.
    Answered on October 30, 2021
  • Is there a fireplace in all rooms
    Answered on January 22, 2020
  • How safe is the parking and neighborhood??
    We consider our location to be safe. We haven't had any issues with cars being vandalized but we recommend that guest lock their vehicles and bring an...
    Answered on November 6, 2021
  • Do you have mini fridge and microwave
    Yes, all of our rooms have a mini fridge and microwave.
    Answered on November 6, 2021
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Amenities of Sea & Sand Inn
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules Sea & Sand Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 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 6 and above are considered 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 - 2 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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

The fine print

Please note: During the period between 21 April 2018 and 28 May 2018 guests must be a minimum of 21 years of age to check in at the property.

Please note: Parking is limited to 1 space per room booked.

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 Sea & Sand Inn

  • Sea & Sand Inn is 1,800 feet from the center of Santa Cruz.

  • Sea & Sand Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

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

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

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Sea & Sand Inn by:

      • Car 1h 10min

    • Yes, Sea & Sand Inn is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Room options at Sea & Sand Inn include:

      • Double
      • Family

    • The nearest beach is 2,450 feet from Sea & Sand Inn.