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Top Santa Cruz Family Hotels

Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
2.5 out of 5
1255 41st Ave, Capitola, CA
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The price is ¥17,102 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (799 reviews)

"The property was fine. I just had some unruly people staying above me. I had one horrible nights sleep. Waking up at 2,3,330and 5am wasn’t really planned on a Wednesday early morning. Other than that the property and people were great as always. I’ve stayed here a few times already."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
Beach Street Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥18,178 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (634 reviews)

"Loud music all night until 4:45 am on Memorial Day below us. Neighbors in 207 un on patio talking loudly w/ music until 2 am. Lots of pot smoking on patio Sunday night. Tried getting a hold of staff but was unable to. We got blamed for it the following day??? We love the location & the hotel is super ..."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Beach Street Inn and Suites
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
4 out of 5
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥20,232 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,174 reviews)

"My kids and I loved it here, hot tub and pool was awesome right after the beach. They also enjoyed the ocean view from the balcony."…"

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1435 41st Ave, Capitola, CA
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The price is ¥18,178 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (731 reviews)

"It is 1/2 a mile from the beach. That was a great walk for us."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥16,026 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,669 reviews)

"Hotel location was very convenient - close to just about everything. Check-in was quick and convenient, staff was friendly and helpful. There were additional cleaning precautions being done in light of the Coronavirus - staff wiping down and sanitizing common areas, trash cans, elevator buttons, ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Best Western Seacliff Inn
3 out of 5
7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos, CA
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The price is ¥15,541 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,323 reviews)

"The sliding patio doors were not insulating at all. I heard the traffic drive by. Whether the door was open or closed didn't make much difference. I don't like the tub and toilet separated with a door from the sink."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Best Western Seacliff Inn
Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley
3.5 out of 5
6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥14,951 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (1,761 reviews)

"I liked the location, hotel was only a short drive from trails and the beach. However, the hotel smelled a little old and the toilet leaked every time we flushed."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley
Rio Sands Hotel
2 out of 5
116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA
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The price is ¥18,285 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"Staff were amazing; hotel was wonderful. My second time staying here."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Rio Sands Hotel
Continental Inn
2 out of 5
414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥8,283 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (1,737 reviews)

"this was the perfect place to stay! everything was great! the only complaint i have is that the cable kept cutting in and out but we didn’t spend much time in the room."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Continental Inn
Best Western Plus All Suites Inn
2.5 out of 5
500 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥13,306 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (1,671 reviews)

"Central location Parking was difficult Went to checkout and no one at front desk"…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Best Western Plus All Suites Inn
Comfort Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5
110 Plymouth St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥9,051 per night
3.9/5Good! (1,265 reviews)

"Very good breakfast service with a nice selection of items."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Comfort Inn Santa Cruz
Casablanca On The Beach
3.5 out of 5
101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥18,178 per night
3.7/5Good! (1,776 reviews)

"I loved the staff who checked us in! They were super accommodating and even gave us an upgrade! Love this hotel and definitely coming back!"…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Casablanca On The Beach
Fireside Inn Santa Cruz
2 out of 5
311 2nd Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥6,796 per night
3.5/5Good! (445 reviews)

"Room was perfect for just one night stay. Walking distance to Santa Cruz beach board walk. Quiet and clean room. Definitely going back again."…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz
Salt Air Lodge
2.5 out of 5
510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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3.4/5Good! (752 reviews)

"What I like about this property is that it is reasonably cost and not too far of a walk to the boardwalk. Having 3 rooms was helpful as well for my family to enjoy the weekend. Cons: was not stocked with any toiletries, the phone is the room was hidden behind the tv and did not work. Also the neighbors ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Salt Air Lodge
Hotel Solares
2.5 out of 5
600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥9,902 per night
3.4/5Good! (960 reviews)

"Very nice i like the hospitality! The facilities are very clean and organized."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Hotel Solares
Aqua Breeze Inn
1.5 out of 5
204 Second Street, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥8,316 per night
3.4/5 (1,123 reviews)

"The room was clean and smelled good. Next time try again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Aqua Breeze Inn
Torch Lite Inn
2 out of 5
500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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3.1/5 (1,557 reviews)
Do NOT Stay Here with Kids

"This motel caught on fire at 2am! My family (including a 7-month old and 3 yr old) had to jump out of bed and evacuate immediately. We woke up because our 7-month old started crying, not because of the fire alarm. There was NO fire alarm. There was a ton of smoke and NO fire extinguishers. This was ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

Torch Lite Inn
Surf City Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
619 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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2.6/5 (1,465 reviews)
Surf side

"Very nice place. Walking distance to beach"…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Surf City Inn and Suites
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Frequently asked questions

What's Santa Cruz like for family-friendly vacations?
You might want to consider the walkable destination of Santa Cruz if you’ve been thinking about a trip for the whole family. The biking trails, beaches, and camping sites are just some of the things that make this the perfect spot for family trips. Take to the air and fly into San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), which is located 27.6 mi (44.3 km) from the center of Santa Cruz.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation to Santa Cruz?
Rio Sands Hotel is a property with free parking and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options to stay with the kids include Dream Inn Santa Cruz and Best Western Seacliff Inn.
What's the weather like in Santa Cruz?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 64°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 53°F. Average annual rainfall for Santa Cruz is 31 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Santa Cruz?
While you and your family are staying in Santa Cruz, you might want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Ocean Street, and Pacific Avenue. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities like Mystery Spot, Monterey Bay, and Capitola Beach.

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