After navigating floating platform staircases, dodging living-room-level bosses, and searching for randomly appearing bathroom keys, most homeowners come to regret purchasing houses built by video-game designers. Today's Groupon offers respite from the chaos: for $110, you get an overnight stay plus an additional 20% off a second night at The Darling House, located seaside in Monterey Bay (up to a $270 value).
Built in 1910, The Darling House is a luxurious, oceanside bed and breakfast situated within easy perambulating range of the Santa Cruz Wharf, the Boardwalk, and downtown. Excepting the Pacific Ocean room, visitors can spend a night in any of the ornately appointed guest rooms ($150–$225 per night), which are hard-wired for cable TV, Wi-Fi, and potential refrigerators (click here for a full list of amenities). Slumber in the Eastlake Room, a second-story sleeper that overlooks the ocean and features a matching crown bed, love seat, and parlor chair, or relax in The Rainbow Room, whose beveled windows admit ground-level light into quarters furnished with a kingly bed and a private bath inhabited by a porcelain tub.
Once snooze tanks are refueled with z's and winks, guests can enjoy a morning meal before returning to their respective homes or caves. Those who opt to seek shelter during an additional period of lightlessness will receive a 20% discount on the regular price for a night of deluxe shuteye.
314 W Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz, California 95060Get Directions