Located in Santa Cruz, within 100 metres of Sunny Cove Beach and 600 metres of Black’s Beach, Sunny Cove Motel provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse is 6.5 km from the motel and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is 6.5 km away. The units at the motel are equipped with a seating area and a TV. Every room comes with a private bathroom equipped with a shower, while selected rooms include a kitchen. All units will provide guests with a fridge. Sunny Cove Motel offers a barbecue. Santa Cruz Harbor Beach is less than 1 km from the accommodation, while Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 4.4 km away. The nearest airport is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, 55 km from Sunny Cove Motel.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Sunny Cove Motel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 14 May 2023.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 large double bed
2 double beds
2 large double beds
2 large double beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Santa Cruz
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  • Lea
    Older style hotel with very comfortable beds and pillows. Close to the beach Jane is very nice and was of great assistance when I had to leave a day early Thank you Jane
  • Julie
    United StatesUnited States
    Perfect location for accessing all the fun activities in Santa Cruz! Jane is such a sweet lady! She is so friendly and takes the time to walk the property with you and explain what all is around to do. She truly cares about her guests stay and...
  • Fred
    United StatesUnited States
    Location great, very nice and well maintained classic place! Really comfortable in every way
  • Maria
    United StatesUnited States
    I liked that it had a kitchen with some kitchenware to use. Beds were comfy and space very well distributed
  • Marissa
    United StatesUnited States
    The location has a short walk to a beautiful beach, the rooms are sooo clean, and the location is a great distance to everything. We loved staying at this motel.
  • Linda
    United StatesUnited States
    Cute place! Super comfy beds. The pool is so cute, and the motel is small. The owner is the nicest lady ever!
  • Loïc
    Accueil et gentillesse des gérants. Lieu original très bien placé.
  • Kirsten
    United StatesUnited States
    I don’t like to even write this because I don’t want anyone else to know about this gem. But i wont stay anywhere else in Santa Cruz. Ive been staying there for 30 years. The recent upgrades really vamped the place up. Thank you Jane for always...
  • Jennifer
    United StatesUnited States
    We loved the room, the view, the location. My daughter loved the pool. The room was clean and comfortable. Having a kitchen was very convenient for preparing meals.
  • Yoshi
    United StatesUnited States
    It was super close to the beach & the room was like a mini house.

Property questions and answers
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  • I have a small dog, Cavapoo, who is 8 months old-do you charge extra?

    Hi! yes we charge an extra $10 per dog per day.
    Answered on 24 May 2023
  • Is the swimming pool open? We're traveling Sept 29-oct 30th. Will it be open then? Is it heated?

    Thank you for your inquiry. The pool will be open for your enjoyment. However, our pool is not heated. We hope you enjoy your stay with us!
    Answered on 6 July 2023
  • Hi my name is Becky Osborn. My female friend and I would like to stay with you for a few days. My friend has a little wiener dog that weighs about 7 pounds. Her name is Gigi and she's 12 years old. How much would we have to pay to bring her dog with us.? We are in our mid 60's and quiet.

    Hi! We love dogs. There is a cleaning fee of $15 per day per pet. This fee helps us maintain a clean and comfortable space for both our human and four-legged guests. Thanks for considering our motel for you stay in Santa Cruz.
    Answered on 7 September 2023
  • how far from SeaCliff state beach. are there restaurants within walking distance?

    The distance from Sunny Cove Motel in Santa Cruz to Seacliff State Beach in Aptos is approximately 15 minutes away, 7 miles by car, following the CA 1 route​1​. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the Sunny Cove Motel.
    Answered on 1 July 2023

Property surroundings *

Facilities of Sunny Cove Motel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Beach
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Carbon monoxide detector
    • Designated smoking area
    • Heating
    • Private entrance
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Pool with view
    • Shallow end
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Fence around pool
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Spanish

    Sustainable initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

    House rules

    Sunny Cove Motel takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 20:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


    From 08:00 to 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

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

    Cot and extra bed policies

    There is no capacity for cots at this property.

    There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

    Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Sunny Cove Motel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

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

    FAQs about Sunny Cove Motel

    • Sunny Cove Motel is 1.8 miles from the centre of Santa Cruz. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Sunny Cove Motel include:

      • Studio
      • Double
      • Family

    • Sunny Cove Motel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Golf course (within 3 km)
      • Swimming Pool
      • Beach

    • Check-in at Sunny Cove Motel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • The prices at Sunny Cove Motel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Yes, Sunny Cove Motel is popular with guests booking family stays.