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Ideal Location! Steps 2 Beach,shops,dining/great Yard 4 BBQ
5/5Exceptional! (72 reviews)
Great beach get away

"Everything about this home was perfect. Great location to the beach, shops, restaurants and running/walking trails in Capitola. The bunk bed room upstairs was perfect for the kids. The more was plenty of room to relax and spread out. The set up with the outdoor shower leading right into the bathroom ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2020

Ideal Location! Steps 2 Beach,shops,dining/great Yard 4 BBQ
Newly Remodeled, Family Friendly, Village Apartment Seconds From The Beach
4.8/5Exceptional! (75 reviews)
Great place

"Great property at a great location!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Newly Remodeled, Family Friendly, Village Apartment Seconds From The Beach
Inn at Depot Hill
4 out of 5
250 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA
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The price is $252 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (495 reviews)

"The staff was amazing and made our stay feel very homey. Our room was extremely clean and had a very quirky theme. We will definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Inn at Depot Hill
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
2.5 out of 5
1255 41st Ave, Capitola, CA
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The price is $159 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (810 reviews)

"Nice staff. Very courteous and did a great job with social distancing and COVID precautions. Wonderful."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
Monarch Cove Inn
3.5 out of 5
620 El Salto Drive, Capitola, CA
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The price is $200 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (275 reviews)

"The property itself is absolutely beautiful. The lush greenery and beautiful trees against the backdrop of being able to see the ocean for miles was breathtaking! The Inn itself was nice, we stayed in the butterfly room. It is an old room and wasn't as clean as we would have liked, the carpet was ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Monarch Cove Inn
Capitola Hotel
3.5 out of 5
210 Esplanade, Capitola, CA
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The price is $198 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (157 reviews)

"Very close to the beach, eateries and restaurants. Room was very pretty and clean. Although parking is a struggle, they did offer a public parking pass upon check in so I was able to park closer for free once people started leaving."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Capitola Hotel
Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1435 41st Ave, Capitola, CA
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The price is $155 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (737 reviews)

"The property looked nice and the room had a nice appearance. There was a problem with a bed pillow that had an odor and the jetted tub which had hair in it. I delivered a note to the front desk asking to have the items cleaned, and they were, but no apologies. The hotel has been upgraded to look ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites
Capitola Venetian Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1500 Wharf Road, Capitola, CA
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The price is $235 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (314 reviews)

"Cute little beach apartment! Steps to the beach, great for families!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Capitola Venetian Hotel
Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea
2.5 out of 5
720 Hill Street, Capitola, CA
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The price is $125 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,002 reviews)

"I liked the large room which look as if it may have recently been remodeled. Liked the trees, plants and flowers on the grounds and by the pool."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea
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Beach Hotels in Capitola

Known for its beaches and shopping, Capitola has a lot to offer the traveler dreaming of a beach holiday. There are 9 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this seaside destination, so it's easy to find one that meets your needs.

As you search for a place to stay by the beach in Capitola, you might be interested in these top-rated hotels with positive customer reviews.

Capitola Venetian Hotel - 2.5-star hotel on Capitola Beach. It features free WiFi, free parking, and in-room kitchens. Guests love the beach locale and breakfast.

Ideal Location!heart of Capitola, Steps 2 Beach, Shops, Dining/ Great Yard 4 BBQ - Vacation home on the beach. Our travelers recommend its beach locale and proximity to shopping. This vacation home boasts in-room kitchens, a balcony/patio, and flat-screen TVs.

Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites - 2.5-star hotel near Capitola Beach. It offers an outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, and a spa tub. Activities include horseback riding. Guest reviews highlight the beach locale and breakfast.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola - 2.5-star hotel near The Hook. It features an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and free WiFi. Guests love the beach locale and pool.

Newly Remodeled, Family Friendly, Village Apartment Seconds From The Beach - Apartment on the beach. Our travelers recommend its beach locale and proximity to shopping. This apartment boasts a spa tub, in-room kitchens, and a balcony/patio.

Planning Your Trip to Capitola

Curious about the best time to visit? These temperature and rainfall averages will give you an idea of the local weather.

  • Hottest months: September, August, July, and June, with an average temperature of 76°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and November, with an average temperature of 42°F
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 2.00 inches
  • Rainiest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 5.71 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Capitola

After arriving and settling in at your hotel, you might want to venture out and explore everything Capitola has to offer. If you're excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at Capitola Beach or New Brighton State Beach. Discover the area's restaurants and shopping, and make time for local attractions like Capitola Historical Museum and Capitola Mercantile. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Capitola Wharf or Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Visitors also enjoy Capitola for its:
  • Surfing
  • Flowers
  • Cafés
  • Entertainment

Getting Around Capitola

If you're looking to fly to Capitola, the closest major airport is in Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), located 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from the city center. If you'd like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

Frequently asked questions

What is Capitola like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its beaches and shopping, Capitola has a lot to offer the traveler dreaming of a beach holiday.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Capitola?
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola is a top beachfront hotel with free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay near the beach include Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea and Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Capitola Beach or New Brighton State Beach.
How many beach hotels can I expect to find in Capitola?
Expedia has 9 beach hotels in Capitola that are great for your beachside getaway.
What's the seasonal weather like in Capitola?
If weather is an important factor for your vacation, you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide your travel dates. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 64°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 53°F. Average annual rainfall for Capitola is 31 inches.
What is there to see and do around Capitola?
After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you’ll likely want to venture out and explore. If you can’t wait to check out the beaches, head to New Brighton State Beach or Esplanade Park Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Discover the area’s restaurants and shopping, and make time for local attractions like Capitola Beach and Capitola Wharf. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Pleasure Point or Capitola Historical Museum.
What's the best way to get around Capitola?
The closest major airport is San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), located 27.2 mi (43.8 km) from the city center. If you’d like to venture out around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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