This inn is so close to Monterey Bay you can see the water from almost anywhere on the property. The 4-star hotel, which is decorated according to a colorful, 1960s aesthetic, is a scenic starting point for exploring downtown Santa Cruz and the city’s old-fashioned boardwalk. At day’s end, you can take a dip in the outdoor hot tub or warm up around a crackling fire pit.
Recent recognition: The inn received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and has been voted Best Santa Cruz Hotel by Good Times Weekly readers.
Room with a view: Each unit has a private balcony or shared patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Cloud-level rooms, located on floors 8–10, have beautiful views of Monterey Bay.
Savor clam chowder at the inn’s Aquarius Restaurant, where chefs use fresh, organic ingredients to make chinook salmon, veggie wraps, and fish and chips battered with beer from a local brewery.
Swimming pool and hot tub surrounded by palm trees and bright orange umbrellas
Walk to downtown Santa Cruz in just five minutes.
Santa Cruz, California: Seaside Town with Free-Spirit Attitude
Located about an hour and a half south of San Francisco, Santa Cruz is an eccentric coastal town on the Monterey Bay’s northern fringe. The downtown street performers frequently transform Pacific Avenue into a stage with dancing, drumming, and historical reenactments of the famed Lincoln-Douglas mud-wrestling matches. The fun continues at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a seaside amusement park home to thrill rides and a carousel from 1911. From the top of the ferris wheel, you can take in bird’s-eye views of surfers catching waves in the Pacific.
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What You Get
Stay for two in an ocean-view deluxe king room, ocean-view cloud-level king room, ocean-view cloud-level double-queen room, or ocean-view tower suite
Kids 12 or younger stay free
Dates into April 2016
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.