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Featured Santa Cruz Boutique Hotels

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Babbling Brook Inn
Babbling Brook Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 1025 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA
4.5/5 (500 reviews)
$166/ night for 2 guests

Great customer service, lovely breakfast and snacks. Room was very nice and comfortable. Grounds and gardens really need some attention.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019
Beach Street Inn and Suites
Beach Street Inn and Suites
2.0 out of 5.0 125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
4.6/5 (519 reviews)
$249/ night for 2 guests

location and helpful office staff were pleasent. great rooms

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019
Pacific Blue Inn
Pacific Blue Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 636 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (435 reviews)
$189/ night for 2 guests

The little fire places outside of the room really stood out to me the most

Reviewed on May 31, 2019
Rio Vista Suites
Rio Vista Suites
3.0 out of 5.0 611 Third Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (392 reviews)
$116/ night for 2 guests

It’s cute and cozy, and it’s an easy walk to the boardwalk.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
4.0 out of 5.0 611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (1577 reviews)
$252/ night for 2 guests

Check in was very friendly and they found our reservation right away. Free parking was great!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2019
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
4.0 out of 5.0 175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (2051 reviews)
$319/ night for 2 guests

Very cool hotel. Loved the decor and the location. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5.0 325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
3.2/5 (1602 reviews)

It’s sort of clean compare to another Santa Cruz hotels. Our room is wide which is really good. But parking lot was totally full when we got there. We checked in late though.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019
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Where Should I Stay in Santa Cruz?


Searching for a cozy accommodation when you visit Santa Cruz? A boutique hotel may be exactly what you're looking for if you enjoy smaller hotels with quality service and great atmosphere. Pick from 7 boutique-style accommodations in Santa Cruz to find a property that captures the local spirit of this destination.


Travelers say they appreciate these boutique hotels in Santa Cruz:

Rio Vista Suites: 3-star hotel with 12 guestrooms. Enjoy the free breakfast, free parking, and massages. Popular with our guests for its walkable location and comfortable rooms.

Pacific Blue Inn: 3-star B&B with 9 guestrooms. This property offers free breakfast, free parking, and a garden. Expedia travelers like its walkable location and comfortable rooms.

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection: 4-star hotel with 170 guestrooms. Take advantage of this property's poolside restaurant, poolside bar, and outdoor pool. Our guests enjoy the beach locale and comfortable rooms.

Dream Inn Santa Cruz: 4-star resort with 165 guestrooms. Provides guests with a restaurant, a bar, and an outdoor pool. Reviews say the walkable location and comfortable rooms are noteworthy.

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz: 2.5-star property with 38 guestrooms. Guests can enjoy amenities such as an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and free WiFi. Expedia travelers like the comfortable rooms and overall value.


What Should I See and Do in Santa Cruz?


Once you've decided where you'd like to stay in walkable Santa Cruz, plan what to do for fun on your vacation. The beaches, seaside, and sporting events are just some of the things to enjoy while you're in the area.


Santa Cruz is also known for its:
  • Surfing
  • Camping
  • Biking
  • Entertainment
  • Bird watching

Major sights and activities around Santa Cruz include Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Winchester Mystery House. You might also want to see well-known spots like Main Beach, Natural Bridges State Park, and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum during your trip.


When Should I Plan a Trip to Santa Cruz?


If you're curious about the local weather, use this info to help you plan your escape to Santa Cruz:


  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and June, with an average temperature of 85°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, November, and February, with an average temperature of 37°F
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 3.23 inches
  • Rainiest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average rainfall of 9.25 inches

Getting Around Santa Cruz


The nearest major airport is in Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), which is located 19.3 mi (31 km) from the heart of the city. If you'd like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.