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Babbling Brook Inn

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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Degas) | Terrace/patio
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Overview of Babbling Brook Inn

Babbling Brook Inn

3.0 star property

8.4/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Housekeeping
1025 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Guests rated this location 8.9/10 - Excellent

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center15 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Wharf17 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk5 min drive
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)43 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Cruz

Babbling Brook Inn is located in Westside Santa Cruz, a neighborhood in Santa Cruz, and is near theme parks and near the beach. Williams-Reynolds House and Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park are local landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Pacific Avenue and Pacific Garden Mall. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching.

What's nearby

  • Pacific Avenue - 12 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 15 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 17 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park - 18 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 43 min drive


  • McDonald's - 8 min walk
  • Taco Bell - 8 min walk
  • The Catalyst - 13 min walk
  • Blue Lagoon Cocktail Lounge - 12 min walk
  • Asti Cafe - 10 min walk

About this property

Babbling Brook Inn

3-star guesthouse located in Westside Santa Cruz
Babbling Brook Inn provides amenities like a terrace and a garden.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • A porch and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and pillowtop mattresses
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Heating, daily housekeeping, and phones



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No elevator
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with premium satellite channels


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • Heating
  • Individual decor
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive key retrieval information

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 0 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Housekeeping

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Babbling Brook Inn
Babbling Brook Inn Santa Cruz
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Brook Inn
Babbling Brook Hotel Santa Cruz
Babbling Brook Inn Guesthouse
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Babbling Brook Inn Guesthouse Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Is Babbling Brook Inn pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Babbling Brook Inn?

As of Mar 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Babbling Brook Inn on Apr 3, 2023 start from $180.49, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Babbling Brook Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Babbling Brook Inn?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Babbling Brook Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Babbling Brook Inn located?

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pacific Avenue and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Babbling Brook Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Babbling Brook Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Babbling Brook Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 527 out of 901 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 58%
Rating 8 - Good. 173 out of 901 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 19%
Rating 6 - Okay. 97 out of 901 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 11%
Rating 4 - Poor. 49 out of 901 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 5%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 55 out of 901 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
This is not the babbling brook of yester year. The landscaping is still lovely. However, the rooms and buildings are in need of repair and updating. There were no staff members seen during our stay. No breakfast - no evening reception. Prices were cheaper but probably still too much for the experience. A little TLC would go a long way
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our room was clean and quiet.The babbling Brook made you feel like you were in the mountain in cabin instead being in the middle downtain Santa Cruz. Property was located where you able go any direction to to dine, go to the beach, and other area you like to go. My only problem was the room only had one chair to seat in. Didn't seem right since a couple would be staying the night.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

4/10 Poor

Thomas, San Carlos

We didn't stay there. I called with questions twice before the stay and it went to voicemail; my calls were never returned. I became concerned and looked at reviews on other travel sites and they were so appalling I cancelled the reservation. To their credit, they at least didn't charge me for the cancellation.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Gorgeous site and room. Quiet. Peaceful. Wish staff were on site.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Tried to call property 10 times and left messages in order to change reservation due to extreme rain, mud slides and road closures. Never once picked up the phone, never answered message. Has to risk conditions, set up trip on very sour note. No internet reception. No movie availability. Very cold room, thermostat did not work.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The perfect story book getaway!

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the location and beautiful grounds. Didn't like being awakened at 5 am by the garbage truck banging around. The loudly barking dog the previous morning made sleeping in impossible. The large bathtub was nice but we were disappointed the jets didn't work. The pillows gave me a neck ache. I should have brought our own. Overall, it was a lovely place with just a few glitches.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Property & Room Cleanliness
Star Rating
1025 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz