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Babbling Brook Inn

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1 bedroom, hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop beds
1 bedroom, hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop beds
1 bedroom, hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop beds

Overview of Babbling Brook Inn

Babbling Brook Inn

3 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center15 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk16 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Wharf16 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)43 min drive

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About this area

Santa Cruz

Located in Santa Cruz, Babbling Brook Inn is near theme parks and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach, while Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads are popular area attractions. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pacific Avenue - 12 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 15 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 16 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 16 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park - 18 min walk

Getting around

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


  • Emily's Bakery — 4 min walk
  • Cafe Brasil — 8 min walk
  • Poet and Patriot Irish Pub — 10 min walk
  • Asti — 10 min walk
  • Saturn Café — 10 min walk

About this property

Babbling Brook Inn

3-star Santa Cruz bed & breakfast in Westside Santa Cruz, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features a garden, free self parking, and free WiFi in public areas. All rooms are individually decorated and offer pillowtop beds and free local calls. For a bit of entertainment, guests will have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and other amenities include hair dryers and free toiletries.
Babbling Brook Inn offers 13 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

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


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • 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 available
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress


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


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Phone

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals 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 20.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

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

Babbling Brook
Babbling Brook Inn
Babbling Brook Inn Santa Cruz
Babbling Brook Santa Cruz
Brook Inn
Babbling Brook Hotel Santa Cruz
Babbling Brook Inn Santa Cruz
Babbling Brook Inn Bed & breakfast
Babbling Brook Inn Bed & breakfast Santa Cruz

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 440 out of 675 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 131 out of 675 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 57 out of 675 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 23 out of 675 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 24 out of 675 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I liked the setting with the water wheel and babbling brook.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved it and I will recommend it to everyone
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was very quaint. Almost like our own little house. The brook and water wheel had a very calming effect at night.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place to stay
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This property is using very misleading, outdated photos to represent itself. The exterior of the building and grounds are in need of deep cleaning and refreshing. As the former owner of a highly rated B&B I can comfortably state that guests do not appreciate surprises and lack of promised amenities. We received a call at 5pm while on our way to the property concerning our "late" check in and to alert us that nobody would be there to check us in and that the advertised breakfast and late afternoon snack were not available. Except for the housekeeper who brought us a blow dryer and more coffee pods beyond the two left to begin with, we never saw any other employee the entire stay. We were informed that the $20 daily "resort" fee was waived, but this is no resort from an amenities perspective. There are none to speak of. It is as bare bones of an operation as you'll find. Upon entry, our room looked like it had been emptied of all decor, art, draperies, etc. There was a couch placed in front of the TV and a small table, both looked like they came from a rummage sale. Not a single chair, coffee table, lamp, etc. Two odd nightstands and 70's vinta lamps ge flanked a cheap, poorly maintained mattress and bedding. The entire floor was covered by a stained, badly worn carpet that even a bad motel would be embarrassed to still have. I'd date it at 30 years or older. There is no built in heat in the room except for a small electric fireplace and poetable space heater. Be forewarned.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021