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Lodging

Enjoy all that Santa Cruz offers, spend a few days by the sea.

From unique oceanfront inns to popular hotel and motel chains, Santa Cruz accommodations are as diverse as the scenery.

We suggest these featured hotels and motels:

Sea and Sand Inn patio

Sea & Sand Inn

201 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 427‑3400

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Every room has an ocean view, a perfect location for the romantic getaway! Located along picturesque West Cliff Drive, the Sea & Sand Inn overlooks Monterey Bay, a short walk to the wharf, Boardwalk, Steamer Lane, and downtown Santa Cruz.

Photo of Carousel Beach Inn Room

Carousel Beach Inn

110 Riverside Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(800) 214‑7400 or (831) 425‑7090

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Just steps away the from the Boardwalk, the Carousel Beach Inn is a great place for a family vacation. Our fun new remodel includes fresh furniture, stylish bedding, and 42-inch Tv’s. Great location, free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, affordable rates, and friendly staff! If you were any closer to the beach you’d have sand in your shoes!

Edgewater Beach Inn & Suites

Edgewater Beach Inn

523 Second Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(888) 809-6767 or (831) 423‑0440

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Known for its ideal location overlooking the Monterey Bay, Edgewater Beach Inn will quickly become your family’s new home by the beach. A range of accommodations provides options for all, from suites with kitchens to adjoining rooms for large groups. Local attractions are around every corner, with the wharf, Boardwalk and Downtown Santa Cruz all just steps away.

Dream Inn Room with view

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

175 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 740-8069

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A Santa Cruz favorite for surfing, sunsets and the freshest seafood, the Dream Inn is a beloved local landmark on the historic Beach Boardwalk. Effortlessly captivating longtime guests with its colorful retro-chic style while delighting newcomers who appreciate modern services and amenities, this full-service beachfront hotel features 165 guest rooms (all with ocean views), an outdoor pool steps from the sand, exceptional seasonal cuisine at Jack O’Neill Restaurant & Lounge and state-of-the-art meeting and event space for up to 250 guests.

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz lounge

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

407 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 226‑2300

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Combining surf culture charisma with contemporary design, the Hyatt Place Santa Cruz is just a few blocks from the area’s major attractions. Amenities include pool, hot tub, fitness room, business center, bar/lounge, valet parking, and complimentary hot breakfast.

Courtyard by Marriott Building

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz

313 Riverside Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 419-8700

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Two blocks to the Boardwalk! Outdoor pool, Spa Nalini, The Bistro restaurant and bar, outdoor fire pit patio lounge, Starbucks®️️. All rooms feature mini-fridge and microwave. Connecting rooms and suites are ideal for families. Proud participant in Marriott Bonvoy program.

La Quinta

La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

550 Second Street
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
(831) 295-8807

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Just a short walk from the Wharf and Boardwalk, La Quinta Santa Cruz is a perfect destination for anyone traveling to our beautiful beach town! Amenities and accommodations include spacious guest rooms and suites, complimentary Brightside Breakfast and Wi-Fi, meeting space, a pool, fitness center, and outdoor patio deck.

KOA

Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

1186 San Andreas Road
Watsonville, CA, 95076
(831) 722-0551

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Located south of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Holiday is the perfect base camp to explore the California coast. With our themed weekends, heated pool, jumping pillow, bike rentals and more, there’s so much to do at camp. Our RV sites feature Pull-Thru and Back-In options and most offer full hookups and patios. Camp with the comforts of home in one of our Deluxe Cabins or book one of our Camping Cabins or Tent sites for a more rustic experience. Plus, our pet-friendly sites and KampK9® dog park make it easy to bring your furry friends along.

Hotel Paradox

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

611 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 425-7100

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Experience Santa Cruz like a local. This full-service Marriott hotel offers a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, fire pit, poolside cabanas, Solaire Restaurant + Bar, electric bike rental, guitar library, and family-friendly activities, with contemporary forest-inspired design. Hotel Paradox is an ideal launch pad for an unforgettable Santa Cruz stay, walk to downtown Santa Cruz, the wharf, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

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