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 20% off a second night at The Darling House Bed & Breakfast, located seaside in Santa Cruz (up to a $225 value). Weekend warriors should note that The Darling House requires all Saturday bookings to be two-night minimums.
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 amenities such as cable TV, WiFi, and potential refrigerators. 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, where 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 another night of deluxe shuteye.
- The Darling House is an historic gem. It is in perfect original condition. Our room was very comfortable. Totally quiet and quite beautiful. We had an ocean view as well as a garden view. – tlgrove, TripAdvisor
- The Darling House in Santa Cruz provided the scene for that getaway that I dreamed of. – Mercy B., Yelp
314 W Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz, California 95060