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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 $121 per night
0.67 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (745 reviews)

"Was greeted by the hotel manager upon arrival, who was pleasant and helpful. Room was clean and big. Only about a 15 minwalk to beach and tons of restaurants nearby. Nice place to stay"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites
Seaview Condo - 150 Steps to the Beach and Pier
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0.31 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Adorable ocean view condo

"Our family had a great experience with this property. Communication with the owner was on-point and very responsive. The condo was steps from the beach, as advertised and right across the street from shopping and dining. The condo was well-stocked and had everything we needed in the kitchen for some ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Seaview Condo - 150 Steps to the Beach and Pier
Monarch Cove Inn
3.5 out of 5
620 El Salto Drive, Capitola, CA
The price is $200 per night
0.56 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (276 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

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Capitola Venetian - Beach Front - 2 Jacuzzi Tubs
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0.35 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (94 reviews)
Awesome Beach Getaway

"Leonard was the perfect host and the house was the setting for a perfect family vacation. Leonard waited for us to check in and saved us a prime parking spot. His house was well appointed and had all if the necessary items for a great rental. We ate all of our meals in the house and used the outdoor ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Capitola Venetian - Beach Front - 2 Jacuzzi Tubs
Capitola 'rose Cottage' in the Heart of Capitola Village
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0.26 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Charming Vintage Cottage

"Lovely cottage that was very comfortable for my family of four. You can’t beat the location, just know that this is right in the village so it’s an area with a lot of activity. We had a great stay and would definitely book again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Capitola 'rose Cottage' in the Heart of Capitola Village
Ideal Location! Steps 2 Beach,shops,dining/great Yard 4 BBQ
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0.27 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)
Best beach house in Capitola!

"We are a repeat renter of this beach house. The location is perfect! We park our car and never move it during our stay and walk everywhere. Just a 2 minute walk to the beach. Our family can’t wait to rent again from Michelle. We will be back soon."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Ideal Location! Steps 2 Beach,shops,dining/great Yard 4 BBQ
Capitola Village Getaway! - Steps From River Walk
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0.13 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great location

"Cute cottage steps from the Riverwalk and Village"…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Capitola Village Getaway! - Steps From River Walk
Capitola Hotel
3.5 out of 5
210 Esplanade, Capitola, CA
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The price is $218 per night
0.31 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (160 reviews)

"Front desk associate was very nice. I will defiantly be back."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

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Capitola Venetian Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1500 Wharf Road, Capitola, CA
The price is $225 per night
0.32 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (327 reviews)

"The property is beautiful. Super close to the water. In the room we stayed itvwas very spacious but the bedroom smelled so bad. Like mustyvor mold. My son couldn't even sleep in there."…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

Capitola Venetian Hotel
Mission Inn
2.5 out of 5
2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $109 per night
5.19 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (658 reviews)

"Very clean and nice room! The staff were nice, friendly, and accommodating. Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Mission Inn
Casablanca On The Beach
3.5 out of 5
101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $159 per night
3.83 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (1,104 reviews)

"Excellent location near everything you want to see and do in Santa Cruz."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Casablanca On The Beach
Capitola Beach Front Venetian Condo - on the Beach
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0.34 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Your own private beach

"This place was perfect for a complete change of scenery. it felt safe to let the kids play in the sand while relaxing with the doors open and listening to the waves crash on the beach. If we get a chance to do this again, we will!!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2020

Capitola Beach Front Venetian Condo - on the Beach
Inn at Depot Hill
4 out of 5
250 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA
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The price is $247 per night
0.25 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (497 reviews)

"Very romantic place to stay. Tucked away with fantastic people to take care of your every need yet close enough to walk to the center of Capitola. Luis was awesome. Variety of rooms decorated differently, so makes you want to come back and try them out! Paris room is next for us!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Inn at Depot Hill
Ocean View Studio in Capitola Village - Location!
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0.35 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Fantastic! Location... Location...

"This was the absolute perfect way to spend some time away. The description and location is exactly as described. Nice view of the beach, everything in walking distance, amenities were perfect for a short on more lengthly stay and kept the windows open for air flow and sounds of the waves crashing! ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Ocean View Studio in Capitola Village - Location!
Newly Remodeled, Family Friendly, Village Apartment Seconds From The Beach
4.8/5Exceptional! (78 reviews)
Great for a long weekend getaway!

"Apartment is just as described. Very comfortable and clean. The kitchen is well stocked for home cooking. The beach chairs, umbrellas etc. were great to have so we didn't need to bring all that with us. The beach, shops and restaurants are all just a few steps away."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Newly Remodeled, Family Friendly, Village Apartment Seconds From The Beach
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Visiting Capitola

Travelers to Capitola give high marks for the beaches and top-notch restaurants. Walkable and quaint, this city also attracts tourists with its shopping. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Mystery Spot, and Main Beach are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 199 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Santa Cruz
  • The closest major airport is in Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview), 26 mi (41.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Capitola

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and such places to visit as Capitola Beach and New Brighton State Beach. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Capitola Mercantile is a favorite for retail therapy. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Capitola Historical Museum and Capitola Wharf.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 15 hotels and other lodging accommodations to choose from in Capitola. Below are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Inn at Depot Hill - This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its central location and helpful staff.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola - Our customers like the pool and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Monarch Cove Inn - This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and comfortable beds.

Outside the city, popular places to see include Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 3.7 mi/5.9 km from the heart of the city, and Mystery Spot, which is 3.9 mi/6.2 km away.

Dressing for Capitola

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 68°F and the nighttime average to be 41°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 76°F during the day and 45°F at night
  • July through September averages 77°F during the day and 52°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 75°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • Capitola gets about 30.83 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually September and August with an average temperature of 76°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 42°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Capitola?
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola is a favorite with Expedia customers. This hotel is a short 12-minute walk from Monterey Bay, and it offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Traveler reviews also recommend Inn at Depot Hill and Monarch Cove Inn as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Capitola, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals available in Capitola.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Capitola?
For more details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Capitola, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Capitola?
Based on reviews, Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options to stay on the cheap include Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola and Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites.
What's the best hotel for families in Capitola?
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola is a hotel with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options for your family trip include Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites and Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea. Attractions in the area like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic vacation in Capitola?
Inn at Depot Hill is a favorite 4-star B&B for couples, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Monarch Cove Inn and Capitola Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Capitola?
Monarch Cove Inn is a top dog-friendly B&B, and offers free WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best place to stay close to Capitola Beach?
Adjacent to Capitola Beach, Capitola Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options within a short distance include Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites and Capitola Venetian Hotel.
What about the best place to stay close to Capitola Wharf?
One of the top choices for your stay is Capitola Venetian Hotel, located next to Capitola Wharf, and this hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites and Capitola Hotel are other good choices nearby.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Capitola?
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola is a top beach hotel with an outdoor pool and free breakfast. Other good options for your beach trip include Inn at Depot Hill and Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Capitola Beach or New Brighton State Beach.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Capitola?
Inn at Depot Hill is a 4-star B&B with a terrace, and a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a luxurious stay.
What are some hotels with pools in Capitola?
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola is a top hotel with an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and free WiFi. Other choices with an onsite pool include Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites and Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea.

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