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Beach Street Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is £129 per night from 4 Nov to 5 Nov
0.99 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (673 reviews)

"Incredibly friendly staff and great amenities! I loved the touch of preparing a coffee drink by just calling them, they’ll have it ready for you in the morning"…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Beach Street Inn and Suites
Aqua Breeze Inn
1.5 out of 5
204 Second Street, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is £69 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
0.89 mi from city centre
3.4/5Good! (977 reviews)

"The building has beautiful paintings for children to see"…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020

Aqua Breeze Inn
Best Western Plus All Suites Inn
2.5 out of 5
500 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £109 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov
0.4 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (990 reviews)

"Very clean. Kind of important in the era of Covid. Easy parking. Very friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2020

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Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
2 out of 5
130 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £56 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov
1.03 mi from city centre
3.4/5Good! (905 reviews)

"A walk away from the boardwalk! Amazing location for the price! Can’t get any better. Lady at the front desk could have been a little nicer but other than that great stay!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Best Western Inn
2.5 out of 5
126 Plymouth St, Santa Cruz, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £83 per night from 18 Nov to 19 Nov
0.5 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (736 reviews)

"Very quiet rooms. Even being near the main road I could not hear the cars. Easy check in. Easy check out."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

Best Western Inn
Seaway Inn
2.5 out of 5
176 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £125 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
1.11 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (190 reviews)

"My dog was more then welcomed to stay and that made traveling for us very easy"…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2020

Seaway Inn
Mission Inn
2.5 out of 5
2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £87 per night from 16 Nov to 17 Nov
1.69 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (703 reviews)

"good restaurant on premises, clean, friendly staff and good tv"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Mission Inn
Fireside Inn Santa Cruz
2 out of 5
311 2nd Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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0.9 mi from city centre
3.5/5Good! (501 reviews)

"Great location. Walking distance to the boardwalk and to downtown. Clean rooms"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
4 out of 5
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is £171 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
1.15 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (945 reviews)

"Cleanliness & Good customer service from the staff."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5
325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £94 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
0.88 mi from city centre
3.3/5 (971 reviews)

"Great location, Rooms have been remodeled. Good value,Parking is limited on the property more rooms than parking places."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA
3 out of 5
2956 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £104 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
2.28 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (476 reviews)

"It has free breakfast but the food is not great at all."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA
Casablanca On The Beach
3.5 out of 5
101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £138 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
1.01 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (1,066 reviews)

"The views were gorgeous. The hotel was clean. There were a lot of things that were upsetting as well. They put a $100 hold on your card in addition to the price of the room. They charge $25 per pet which is not refundable. Neither of these are mentioned anywhere on their website. Don’t get here early ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Casablanca On The Beach
Continental Inn
2 out of 5
414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £87 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov
0.44 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"Well appointed room and very comfortable bed. Just did not like the area of town—too many homeless, dirty sidewalks and not a good feeling outside but that’s not something the hotel can control. Accommodations were really good!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Continental Inn
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is £111 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov
0.23 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (971 reviews)

"A Diamond in the ruff for sure. Very secure property"…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Ocean Pacific Lodge
2 out of 5
301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is £99 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov
0.91 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"Great location. In a quiet area. Hotel was very clean and staff were friendly."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

Ocean Pacific Lodge
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Visiting Santa Cruz

Travellers to Santa Cruz give high marks for the beaches, fun sporting events and entertainment choices. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its walkable location. Top sights in the city include Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach.

  • There are 242 hotels and other accommodation options in Santa Cruz
  • The closest major airport is in Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), 19.3 mi (31 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), 22.7 mi (36.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Santa Cruz

Cultural venues in the city include Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. Attractions like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city is notable for landmarks like Mystery Spot, Mission Santa Cruz and Town Clock.

Other favourite sights in Santa Cruz include Main Beach, Natural Bridges State Park and Monterey Bay. Popular places to visit outside the city include Winchester Mystery House, 19 mi/30.6 km from the city centre, and Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Mall, which is 19.4 mi (31.3 km) away.

Dressing for Santa Cruz

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 21°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 2°C
  • From April to June, the average is 29°C during the day and 5°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 30°C during the day and 8°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 28°C as the daytime average and 2°C as the night-time average
  • About 1268 millimetres of rain falls on Santa Cruz each year
  • August and September are usually the hottest months averaging 30°C, while December and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 3°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Santa Cruz?
Dream Inn Santa Cruz is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star resort offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It is located a short 3-minute walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Traveller reviews also recommend Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola and Inn at Depot Hill as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santa Cruz, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best deals available in Santa Cruz.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Santa Cruz?
Based on reviews, Beachview Inn is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Continental Inn and Salt Air Lodge.
What's the best hotel when travelling with children to Santa Cruz?
Rio Sands Hotel is a property with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices for your stay with the children include Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola and Best Western Plus All Suites Inn. Also, attractions such as Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a couple going to Santa Cruz?
Inn at Depot Hill is a favourite 4-star B&B for couples, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Casablanca On The Beach and West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Santa Cruz?
Continental Inn is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet’s trip include Ocean Pacific Lodge and Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Santa Cruz?
Casablanca On The Beach is a top 3.5-star beach hotel offering a restaurant and free WiFi, located within a short 4-minute walk of Main Beach . Other good options for your beach trip include Rio Sands Hotel and Beachview Inn.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Santa Cruz?
Babbling Brook Inn is a favourite 3-star B&B with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 13 guestrooms, free parking and a garden. Beach Street Inn and Suites and Pacific Blue Inn are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Santa Cruz?
Inn At Pasatiempo is a hotel featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Motel Santa Cruz and Comfort Inn Santa Cruz. You can tee off at Pasatiempo Golf Course, Seascape Golf Club or DeLaveaga Golf Course while you’re in town.
What are some hotels with pools in Santa Cruz?
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a restaurant. Other choices with an on-site pool include Best Western Seacliff Inn and Surf City Inn and Suites.

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