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Featured Motels in Capitola

Ocean Pacific Lodge
2 out of 5
301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
$74
per night
Apr 1 - Apr 2

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Avenue and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away.

4.1/5Very Good! (2,098 reviews)

"This property has been one of my favorite stays, the staff here go above and beyond! If I could give more than a 5 star rating, I would! The staff are super friendly, this hotel has a homely feeling and the room was super cozy. I will definitely be staying here again!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Ocean Pacific Lodge
Motel 6 Watsonville - Monterey Area
2 out of 5
125 Silver Leaf Dr, Watsonville, CA
Free Cancellation
$65
per night
Apr 1 - Apr 2

Situated in Watsonville, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Watsonville Square Shopping Center and Ramsay Park. Pajaro Valley Historical Association and Pinto ...

3.3/5 (1,024 reviews)

"is close to shopping center the freeway movies restautes golds gym target"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Motel 6 Watsonville - Monterey Area
Beachview Inn
2 out of 5
50 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA
$59
per night
Apr 1 - Apr 2

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is steps from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay ...

3.6/5Good! (1,476 reviews)

"Great location! Great price! Staff was very friendly!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Beachview Inn
Rio Sands Hotel
2 out of 5
116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$100
per night
Apr 1 - Apr 2

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Rio Del Mar Beach and Monterey Bay. Seacliff State Beach and Potbelly Beach are also within 15 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,179 reviews)

"Staff were amazing; hotel was wonderful. My second time staying here."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Rio Sands Hotel
Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley
2.5 out of 5
6020 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$89
per night
Apr 6 - Apr 7

Situated in Scotts Valley, this motel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Valley Gardens Golf Course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mystery Spot and Henry Cowell Redwoods State ...

4/5Very Good! (931 reviews)

"The breakfast was nice. The location is good. The staff was helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley
Mission Inn
2.5 out of 5
2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$79
per night
Apr 1 - Apr 2

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Swift Street Courtyard and Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) ...

4.2/5Very Good! (610 reviews)

"I really liked the comfy beds and clean room and nice bathroom with a bathtub. Everything was in working order and no drips or leaks. A well maintained Hotel. The breakfast buffet was excellent also."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Mission Inn
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5
325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$71
per night
Apr 1 - Apr 2

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Pacific Avenue and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) ...

3.2/5 (1,759 reviews)

"Like that was close to boardwalk.... I just didn't like that we had to check in till 3 when i wss told check ins was after 12"…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area
2.5 out of 5
314 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
$76
per night
Apr 13 - Apr 14

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Ocean Street and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.

3.8/5Good! (799 reviews)

"Check in and check out was great with friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East
2 out of 5
338 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$79
per night
Apr 1 - Apr 2

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Ocean Street and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.

4/5Very Good! (1,343 reviews)

"We stay at super 8 because of the staff. Always super nice."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East
Aqua Breeze Inn
1.5 out of 5
204 Second Street, Santa Cruz, CA
$65
per night
Apr 1 - Apr 2

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz Main Beach and Main ...

3.4/5 (1,113 reviews)

"The room was clean and smelled good. Next time try again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Aqua Breeze Inn
Salt Air Lodge
2.5 out of 5
510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
$80
per night
May 1 - May 2

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Ocean Street and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.

3.4/5Good! (737 reviews)

"What I like about this property is that it is reasonably cost and not too far of a walk to the boardwalk. Having 3 rooms was helpful as well for my family to enjoy the weekend. Cons: was not stocked with any toiletries, the phone is the room was hidden behind the tv and did not work. Also the neighbors ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Salt Air Lodge
Fireside Inn Santa Cruz
2 out of 5
311 2nd Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Cocoanut Grove and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away.

3.5/5Good! (420 reviews)

"Great very friendly. Accomimi at checking in would be back"…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz
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Other property types in Capitola

Capitola Venetian Hotel
Capitola Venetian Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1500 Wharf Road, Capitola, CA
$149
per night
Apr 12 - Apr 13
4.2/5Excellent! (289 reviews)

"Unfortunately, we had thought this property was located directly on the beach. Although it was only steps from the beach, it was not directly, on the beach. The property seems a bit tired, and in need of a bit of a facelift."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Capitola Venetian Hotel
Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea
Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea
2.5 out of 5
720 Hill Street, Capitola, CA
$99
per night
Apr 1 - Apr 2
4/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Always a nice place. Now i see many improvements, been going here for years. Will return"…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea
Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1435 41st Ave, Capitola, CA
$110
per night
Apr 6 - Apr 7
4.4/5Wonderful! (714 reviews)

"It is 1/2 a mile from the beach. That was a great walk for us."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites
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Capitola Motels for the Frugal Traveler

In the larger Santa Cruz area, you'll find 27 economical motels among more than 275 hotels and other lodging choices. When you pick one of these budget-friendly accommodations, you might not have many of the amenities found in a traditional hotel but you'll save more money for your trip.

Because you'll save on your room price, you can enjoy more of what Capitola has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Capitola Beach in Capitola, as well as Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach in the area.

Fun fact: Introduced in the early 1950s, colorful neon signs were used as beacons for tired families on road trips, and today, examples of these can still be found along historic U.S. Route 66. At most motels, you'll often find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool.

Here are some of our customers’ favorite motels to book in the larger area:

Beach Street Inn and Suites

  • Located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the heart of Capitola
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, free WiFi, and coffee shop.

Ocean Pacific Lodge

  • An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay.
  • Central Capitola is 4 mi (6.5 km) away

Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley

  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
  • Located 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the heart of Capitola

Mission Inn

  • Central Capitola is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) away
  • A spa tub along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

  • 4 mi (6.4 km) from the heart of Capitola
  • Enjoy access to the spa tub, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Things to Do in Capitola

In this walkable area, enjoy its popular beaches and top-notch restaurants while you're sightseeing. Visitors like Capitola for its shops.

Here are favorite places in and around Capitola:

  • Capitola Beach
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Main Beach

Enjoy nature with a stop at:

  • New Brighton State Beach
  • Pleasure Point

You'll find these family-friendly attractions in the area:

  • Roaring Camp Railroads
  • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

Capitola is also known for its:

  • Flowers
  • Surfing
  • Entertainment
  • Art

Best Time to Visit Capitola

Determine the perfect time for your visit to Capitola by looking over these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically September and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 68° F and nighttime temperatures average 41° F
  • April-June: 76° F is the daytime average and 45° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 77° F and nighttime averages are around 52° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 75° F during the day and 41° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 30.83 inches in a year

How to Get to Capitola and Around the Area

Capitola Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) Airport 9.7 mi (15.6 km)
San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) Airport 26 mi (41.9 km)
Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) Airport 27.1 mi (43.6 km)

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