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Sea & Sand Inn
Sea & Sand Inn
9.2 Excellent
201 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Cruz 
ExcellentBased on 154 reviews
9.2

Sea & Sand Inn is situated in Santa Cruz and is close to local sightseeing spots, including Undertow Roller Coaster and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It is moments from Cowell's Beach and is near the area's well-known attractions and dining spots.

Cliff Crest Bed & Breakfast
Cliff Crest Bed & Breakfast
8.7 Excellent
407 Cliff Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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0.7 mi from city centre, Santa Cruz 
ExcellentBased on 57 reviews
8.7

Situated less than a 10-minute stroll from Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station, Cliff Crest Inn offers guests an ideal base while visiting Santa Cruz. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, just a short walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

202 Pelton Ave Home
202 Pelton Ave Home
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.3 mi from city centre, Santa Cruz 

202 Pelton Ave Home is situated in Santa Cruz and features free wireless internet. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

Beach Street Inn and Suites
Beach Street Inn and Suites
9.0 Excellent
125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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0.8 mi from city centre, Santa Cruz 
ExcellentBased on 967 reviews
9.0

Boasting a swimming pool and an outdoor pool, Beach Street Inn and Suites is located in Santa Cruz and provides comfortable accommodation. It is situated a short walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Wharf.

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
6.4 Good
325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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0.7 mi from city centre, Santa Cruz 
GoodBased on 496 reviews
6.4

This Santa Cruz motel is located within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station. It also offers an outdoor pool, a BBQ/picnic area and free Wi-Fi.

Capitola Venetian Hotel
Capitola Venetian Hotel
8.5 Excellent
1500 Wharf Road, Capitola, CA, United States
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4.3 mi from city centre, Santa Cruz 
ExcellentBased on 136 reviews
8.5

Capitola Venetian Hotel is a comfortable setting when visiting Capitola and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers complimentary wireless internet.

Capitola Hotel
Capitola Hotel
8.9 Excellent
210 Esplanade, Capitola, CA, United States
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4.3 mi from city centre, Santa Cruz 
ExcellentBased on 104 reviews
8.9

Capitola Hotel is a comfortable base when visiting Capitola and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers free wireless internet.

Tips for booking a Santa Cruz hotel

Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Santa Cruz:$226/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$54/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$164 - $333
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$158 - $301
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Sea & Sand Inn
Sea & Sand Inn
9.2 Excellent
201 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Cruz 

Sea & Sand Inn is situated in Santa Cruz and is close to local sightseeing spots, including Undertow Roller Coaster and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It is moments from Cowell's Beach and is near the area's well-known attractions and dining spots.

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Capitola Venetian Hotel
Capitola Venetian Hotel
8.5 Excellent
1500 Wharf Road, Capitola, CA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, Capitola 

Capitola Venetian Hotel is a comfortable setting when visiting Capitola and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers complimentary wireless internet.

3
Beach Street Inn and Suites
Beach Street Inn and Suites
9.0 Excellent
125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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0.8 mi from city centre, Santa Cruz 

Boasting a swimming pool and an outdoor pool, Beach Street Inn and Suites is located in Santa Cruz and provides comfortable accommodation. It is situated a short walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Wharf.

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Capitola Hotel
Capitola Hotel
8.9 Excellent
210 Esplanade, Capitola, CA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, Capitola 

Capitola Hotel is a comfortable base when visiting Capitola and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers free wireless internet.

5
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
6.4 Good
325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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0.7 mi from city centre, Santa Cruz 

This Santa Cruz motel is located within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station. It also offers an outdoor pool, a BBQ/picnic area and free Wi-Fi.

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Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
6.4 Good
325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

This Santa Cruz motel is located within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station. It also offers an outdoor pool, a BBQ/picnic area and free Wi-Fi.

$135
Avg. per night
Beach Street Inn and Suites
Beach Street Inn and Suites
9.0 Excellent
125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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0.8 mi from city centre,  

Boasting a swimming pool and an outdoor pool, Beach Street Inn and Suites is located in Santa Cruz and provides comfortable accommodation. It is situated a short walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Wharf.

$169
Avg. per night
Cliff Crest Bed & Breakfast
Cliff Crest Bed & Breakfast
8.7 Excellent
407 Cliff Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

Situated less than a 10-minute stroll from Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station, Cliff Crest Inn offers guests an ideal base while visiting Santa Cruz. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, just a short walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

$192
Avg. per night
Sea & Sand Inn
Sea & Sand Inn
9.2 Excellent
201 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre,  

Sea & Sand Inn is situated in Santa Cruz and is close to local sightseeing spots, including Undertow Roller Coaster and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It is moments from Cowell's Beach and is near the area's well-known attractions and dining spots.

$201
Avg. per night
Capitola Hotel
Capitola Hotel
8.9 Excellent
210 Esplanade, Capitola, CA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Capitola Hotel is a comfortable base when visiting Capitola and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers free wireless internet.

$237
Avg. per night
Capitola Venetian Hotel
Capitola Venetian Hotel
8.5 Excellent
1500 Wharf Road, Capitola, CA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Capitola Venetian Hotel is a comfortable setting when visiting Capitola and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers complimentary wireless internet.

$243
Avg. per night
202 Pelton Ave Home
202 Pelton Ave Home
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.3 mi from city centre,  

202 Pelton Ave Home is situated in Santa Cruz and features free wireless internet. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

$1,117
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Hotel prices in Santa Cruz

2 stars and under

$135 - $243

Beach Street Inn and Suites

#1 Most popular

$169
Avg. per night
Capitola Venetian Hotel

#2 Most popular

$243
Avg. per night
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

Best value

$135
Avg. per night
3 stars

$179 - $237

Sea & Sand Inn

#1 Most popular

Sea & Sand Inn
9.2 Excellent
$201
Avg. per night
Capitola Hotel

#2 Most popular

Capitola Hotel
8.9 Excellent
$237
Avg. per night
Bella Notte Inn

Best value

Bella Notte Inn
9.0 Excellent
$179
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Santa Cruz

About Santa Cruz

The Californian city of Santa Cruz is famous for its moderate climate, redwood forests and beautiful coastline. Sitting just below San Francisco, on the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, the sunshine city is a beach goers paradise.

Things to do

Santa Cruz is home to one of the oldest beachfront amusement parks on the west coast, located on the Beach Boardwalk. After loading up on sugar-coated doughnuts, take a ride on the Giant Dipper for an old-school American adrenaline rush.

For an action-packed day of sun, sand and sports, head to Twin Lakes State Beach where you can enjoy surfing, kayaking and sunset stand-up paddleboard classes. Afterwards, retire to the Crow’s Nest Restaurant to dine on fresh seafood fettuccine and delicious grilled dishes.

Downtown Santa Cruz is perfect for strolling around at a leisurely place. Hop from boutique shop to quirky cafe in search of the perfect souvenir or hire a bike to zip around the area like a local. For a sweet treat, head to the Santa Cruz Farmers Market to pick up some baked goods.

Seymour Marine Discovery Centre is an educational centre located next to Natural Bridges State Beach. Children and adults alike can wander around the interactive science exhibits and dip an arm into the aquarium’s touch pools. Make sure to get a picture in front of the large blue whale skeleton outside.

Getting around

Mineta San Jose International Airport is under one hour north of Santa Cruz, and Monterey Regional Airport is the same distance to the south. Once in town, the downtown district is pedestrian-friendly, though the metro bus service runs regularly for longer trips.

Santa Cruz travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Santa Cruz?

    Best Western Plus All Suites Inn is a very popular hotel in Santa Cruz with a score of 7.4 from 928 reviews. Ocean Echo Inn And Beach Cottages (8.7 from 355 reviews) and Beach Street Inn and Suites (9.0 from 967 reviews) are also highly rated Santa Cruz hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk?

    A good hotel close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is Best Western Plus All Suites Inn (rated 7.4/10 from 928 reviews).

  • What is a good hotel in Santa Cruz near Pasatiempo Golf Course?

    The most popular hotel near Pasatiempo Golf Course is Inn At Pasatiempo, with 559 HotelsCombined users scoring it 8.3/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Santa Cruz Harbor?

    A good hotel near Santa Cruz Harbor is Ocean Echo Inn And Beach Cottages, which has been rated 8.7/10 by 355 HotelsCombined user reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Santa Cruz cost?

    $212/night is the average price of a hotel in Santa Cruz, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Santa Cruz?

    $73 per night is the cheapest Santa Cruz hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.