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Santa Cruz Hotels, Motels and Bed & Breakfasts

Whether your looking for a romantic room with breathtaking ocean views and a fireplace, or you want a moderately-priced family getaway that’s close to the beach and boardwalk, our guide to Santa Cruz County Hotels, Motel, and Bed and Breakfasts help you quickly find the right one with information on room rates, availability, location, reviews and special discounts.

To review our current listings, please scroll down the page.

Enjoy your stay!


Our guide to Santa Cruz Hotels provides the vacation traveler with valuable information on hotel room rates, availability, and special discounts. Use our Speed Search to quickly find a hotel room close to the beach, boardwalk, Pacific Garden Mall or other top recreational activities and tourist attractions in Santa Cruz.


Santa Cruz Hotels and Resorts

Bay Front Inn ─ Click for motel reviews and book online

325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

The motel offers amenities to please business and leisure travelers alike. Close to downtown and short walk to the beach, Boardwalk, Wharf, and West Cliff.

Some of the motel and guestroom features include: outdoor pool, complimentary continental breakfasts, smoke-free property , complimentary wireless Internet access, cable television, refrigerators, and microwave ovens

Best Western All Suites Inn

500 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA

This Santa Cruz hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown just blocks from the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk and UCSC campus, and still within walking distance to a number of white sandy beaches.

Chaminade Mission Style Hotel and Resort

One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, CA

The Chaminade is a mission-style hotel and conference center like no other. It is a AAA 4-Diamond Mission Style Resort hotel located on 300 acres in the Santa Cruz mountains. It is the ideal hotel for business, pleasure, and romance.

Dream Inn ─ Click for hotel reviews and book online

175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

Remodeled in June 2008 — the hotel enjoys an unrivaled location on Cowell’s Beach making it he only beachfront hotel in Santa Cruz.  And it is just steps away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Santa Cruz Wharf, and beautiful West Cliff Drive.  This is the best hotel for experiencing the most popular tourist sites in Santa Cruz.

Hampton Inn Santa Cruz, CA

1505 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA

The hotel features 46 rooms, including a mini suite, an exquisite atrium breakfast area, and indoor pool. Amenities include complimentary continental breakfast, in-room coffee maker, free newspaper, and TV with cable. We also offer complimentary High Speed DSL Access.

Hotel Paradox

611 Ocean St., Santa Cruz,  CA

Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Santa Cruz’s famous boardwalk nearby. U of C – Santa Cruz 3 miles. Golf courses within 2 miles. Easy access to all major highways.

Hotel Solares

600 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

The Santa Cruz Inn Beach Inn, is conveniently located within walking distance of Downtown Santa Cruz, as well the Beach Boardwalk. This motel offers its guests a warm and friendly environment.

The standard guest rooms are equipped with two queen beds, and include a full range of amenities.  Guests are served a complimentary, continental breakfast each morning.  Please note that because of the mild temperatures, this Santa Cruz motel has no air-conditioning.

Inn at Pasatiempo

Hwy 17 and Pasatiempo Dr., Santa Cruz, CA

The Inn At Pasatiempo Is A Country-style California Boutique Hotel Located In Santa Cruz, Calif., Just Two Miles From The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Golfers From Across The Nation Come To Play Pasatiempo Golf Course That Lies One Block From The Inn.

Ocean Pacific Lodge

301 Pacific Avenue – Santa Cruz

Located just three blocks from the beach and wharf, it offers luxury and convenience to its guests.

Some of the motel features include: complimentary high-speed Internet access, heated outdoor pool and spa tub, and a complimentary continental breakfasts.  Guestrooms feature complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable television, and coffeemakers.  Pet Fee charged.

Pacific Blue Inn

636 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The Pacific Blue Inn is Santa Cruz! We’re a brand new bed and breakfast Inn with an eco-conscious heart and a local flair. Promoting green living and a healthy outlook on life, the Inn is located on Pacific Avenue within walking distance to the best Santa Cruz has to offer.

West Cliff Inn 

174 West Cliff Drive

Situated on a bluff across from the beach West Cliff Inn was originally built In 1877 as a private home. This stately three-story Italianate Victorian with its spacious wraparound porch was completely renovated and features a breezy coastal decor with fabrics in crisp blues and whites.

Capitola Hotels, Inns and Resorts

Best Western Capitola by the-Sea Inn and Suites

1435 41st Avenue Capitola, California

We’re located near California’s oldest seaside resort, Capitola, a Mediterranean style village that lies in a sheltered cove with spectacular views of the Monterey Bay. You can sunbathe at the beach, fish off the wharf, surf at renowned Pleasure Point, go kayaking, stroll through the majestic redwood forest, witness the migration of elephant seals, whales and monarch butterflies or just browse through the local art and antique shops.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

1255 41st Ave Capitola, CA 95010

Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz is located near the beach in Capitola and close to Capitola Beach, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Pleasure Point Park. Nearby points of interest also include Santa Cruz Harbor and Seacliff State Beach.  84 air-conditioned guestrooms at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz feature iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Beds come with triple sheeting. Furnishings include single sofa beds, desks, and ergonomic chairs. Accommodations include refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer cordless phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). High-definition televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.

Inn at Depot Hill

250 Monterey Ave Capitola, CA 95010

Inn at Depot Hill is located in Capitola, close to Capitola Beach, Cabrillo College, and Pleasure Point Park. Nearby points of interest also include Seacliff State Beach.  12 guestrooms at Inn at Depot Hill feature fireplaces and complimentary newspapers. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses. Rooms are individually decorated. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include irons/ironing boards and clock radios. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.

Quality Inn & Suites

720 Hill Street Capitola, CA 95010

Quality Inn & Suites is located near the beach in Capitola and close to Capitola Beach, Cabrillo College, and Pleasure Point Park. Nearby points of interest also include Seacliff State Beach.  Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast.

Davenport Inns, Lodges, Bed & Breakfasts

Davenport Roadhouse Inn — Bed and Breakfast

1 Davenport Ave., Davenport, CA  (831) 425-1818

Aptos/Rio Del Mar Hotels, Inns & Resorts

Seacliff Inn — Hotel & Resort

7500 Old Dominion Court,  Aptos, CA

The Best Western Seacliff Inn Has Served Up Versatile Fare. It Is More Than Just A Place To Spend The Night. We Offer A Sophisticated Choice Of Accommodations For Business And Pleasure – From Tastefully Planned Guest Suites To Comfortable Meeting Rooms, To An Elegant – But Decidedly Relaxed – Dining Room. When You Think About The Best Of Everything, Think About The Best Western Seacliff Inn.

Seascape Resort and Conferences Center

One Seascape Resort Dr., Aptos, CA

Seascape Offers 85 Suites And 164 One And/Or Two Bedroom Villas. The Suites Are Typical Of What You Would Expect Of A Luxury 4 Diamond Resort. They Feature Kitchenettes, Fireplaces, Private Decking And Comfortable Beach.

Santa Cruz Mountains Hotels, Motels, Inns & Resorts

 Econo Lodge
Hwy 9, Ben Lomond, CA  (831) 336-2292

Fern River Resort
5250 Hwy 9, Felton, CA (831) 335-4412

Nature’s Paradise Motel
6440 Highway 9, Felton, CA  (831) 335-2461

Tyrolean Inn
9600 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA  (831) 336-5188

Scotts Valley Hotels, Motels, Inns & Resorts

Best Western Inn

6020 Scotts Valley Dr., Scotts Valley, CA (831) 438-6666

WeWe offer convenience without congestion when visiting the Santa Cruz area. Just minutes to the wharf, beach, boardwalk, and all the famous attractions, including five challenging golf courses, Big Trees Railroad, and Henry Cowell State Park.

Hilton Hotel Scotts Valley

6001 La drona Drive, Scotts Valley, CA

ThThe hotel is ideally located near all the Monterey bay attractions. World-class golf at Pasatiempo Golf Club, Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, Roaring Camp Railroad along with the majestic redwoods of Henry Cowell State Park are all within minutes of the hotel.

Watsonville Hotels, Inns & Motels

Holiday Inn Express Suites

1855 Main St., Watsonville, CA

Rodeway Inn

1620 West Beach St., Watsonville, CA

Comfort Inn Watsonville  

112 Airport Blvd., Watsonville, CA

Best Western Rose Garden Inn ─ Click for reviews or to book online

740 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, CA

Valley Inn

970 Main St., Watsonville, CA





Capitola Hotels, Inns and Resorts

What’s on Tap


Santa Cruz Festivals & Events:

Thunderbirds on the Santa Cruz Wharf! Sept. 29, 2018 at 9am to 3pm.

Featuring the classic 1955-1957, the 1958-1965 vintage and the retro, 2002-2005 Thunderbirds.

Open Studios Art Tour – First 3 weeks in Oct. 2018

Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Oct. 14, 2018 11am – 4pm.

Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 7, 2018

Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2018

MORE Santa Cruz Halloween Celebrations—Oct. 2018

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival—Oct. 13 & 14, 2018

Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA



For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Santa Cruz.



Top Santa Cruz Attractions:


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Fun for all ages.

Santa Cruz Campgrounds

Ocean views or Redwoods? Over 27 campgrounds and RV Parks

Santa Cruz Fishing 

Fall is fishing and crabbing season in Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz Surfing

With 11 world-class surf breaks such as Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, it is easy to understand why the greatest surfers in the world call Santa Cruz home!

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May


For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.




The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially along Mission Street and Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Capitols. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to to learn about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.