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Casablanca On The Beach
3.5 out of 5
101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥16,286 per night
1.63 km from city center
3.7/5Good! (1,772 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
Mission Inn
2.5 out of 5
2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥10,328 per night
2.71 km from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (628 reviews)

"Well maintained property, located near restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, wineries and breweries."…"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

Mission Inn
Capitola Venetian Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1500 Wharf Road, Capitola, CA
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The price is ¥20,488 per night
6.33 km from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (306 reviews)

"I love the Venetian because of its unbeatable location- right off Capitola beach. But, it is older and loud. We were on the bottom floor- could hear EVERYTHING above us. And, the power flickered on and off a couple times, which was annoying, but not awful. Very roomy and clean though. Of course we'll ..."…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Capitola Venetian Hotel
Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley
3.5 out of 5
6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥14,979 per night
6.45 km from city center
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
Fireside Inn Santa Cruz
2 out of 5
311 2nd Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥8,087 per night
1.46 km from city center
3.5/5Good! (443 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
Rio Sands Hotel
2 out of 5
116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA
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The price is ¥18,331 per night
10.73 km from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,204 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Rio Sands Hotel
Comfort Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5
110 Plymouth St, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥9,608 per night
0.75 km from city center
3.9/5Good! (1,264 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Comfort Inn Santa Cruz
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
3 out of 5
407 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥16,067 per night
0.72 km from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (835 reviews)

"The staff was wonderful especially Laura with reservations!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
Ocean Pacific Lodge
2 out of 5
301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥9,818 per night
1.46 km from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (2,141 reviews)

"It is dog friendly and has a pool and hot tub. Walking distance to the boardwalk"…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Ocean Pacific Lodge
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
4 out of 5
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥20,282 per night
1.84 km from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,173 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

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Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Santa Cruz?
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel is a short 12-minute walk from Monterey Bay, and it offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Traveler reviews also recommend Inn at Depot Hill and Monarch Cove Inn as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santa Cruz, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best options available in Santa Cruz.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Santa Cruz?
For more details about changing or cancelling your trip to Santa Cruz, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Santa Cruz?
Based on reviews, Continental Inn is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Pacific Inn Santa Cruz and Salt Air Lodge.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Westside Santa Cruz?
With 67 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn is the highest ranked property in Westside Santa Cruz. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 2-minute walk from Main Beach. Other favorite options in the area include Babbling Brook Inn and Pacific Blue Inn.
What's the best accommodation in Downtown Santa Cruz?
Pacific Blue Inn is a favorite with our customers staying in Downtown Santa Cruz. This 3-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 9-minute walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
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 for your stay with the kids include Dream Inn Santa Cruz and Best Western Seacliff Inn. Attractions like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic vacation to Santa Cruz?
Babbling Brook Inn is a favorite 3-star B&B for couples, and features free breakfast and free parking. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Inn At Pasatiempo and Inn at Depot Hill.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Santa Cruz?
Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a restaurant along with free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Continental Inn and Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk?
Adjacent to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Casablanca On The Beach is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good options close by include Dream Inn Santa Cruz and Hyatt Place Santa Cruz.
What about the best place to stay near Mystery Spot?
One of the top choices for your stay is Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley, located 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Mystery Spot, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Chaminade Resort & Spa and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz are other good choices within a few miles.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Santa Cruz?
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola is a top 4-star beachfront resort with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Ocean Pacific Lodge and Beach Street Inn and Suites. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Capitola Beach or Rio Del Mar Beach.

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