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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA

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Outdoor pool, open 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor spa tub
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA

3.0 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
2956 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWilder Ranch State Park13 min walk
  • Popular LocationNatural Bridges State Park15 min walk
  • Popular LocationMitchell Cove Beach3 min drive
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)46 min drive

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About this area

Santa Cruz

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA is located in Westside Santa Cruz, a neighborhood in Santa Cruz, and is in a rural area and near the beach. Swift Street Courtyard and Pacific Garden Mall are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Monterey Bay and Moore Creek Wetland Nature Preserve. Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory and University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and rock climbing.

What's nearby

  • Wilder Ranch State Park - 13 min walk
  • Natural Bridges State Park - 15 min walk
  • Mitchell Cove Beach - 3 min drive
  • Lighthouse Point Park - 5 min drive
  • University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 46 min drive


  • Humble Sea Brewing Company - 11 min walk
  • Upper Crust Pizza - 12 min walk
  • Bantam - 16 min walk
  • Parish Publick House - 18 min walk
  • Cafe Brasil - 3 min drive

About this property

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA

3-star hotel located in Westside Santa Cruz
At Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA, you can look forward to free to-go breakfast, a grocery/convenience store, and a terrace. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a 24-hour gym.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Tennis courts, self parking (surcharge), and express check-out
  • Laundry services, multilingual staff, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in, a gift shop, and a water dispenser
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All 82 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews speak well of the clean, spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, sofa beds, and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries
  • 40-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)

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
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (surcharge)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Sofa bed


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (990 square feet)
  • Meeting room


  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • 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
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • In-room accessibility
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height door lock
  • Low-height electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Low-height view port in door
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Sofa bed


  • Designer toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - 2:00 AM
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit 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 carbon monoxide detector and 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

Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Fairfield Inn Santa Cruz Hotel
Fairfield Inn Santa Cruz
Fairfield Inn Marriott Santa Cruz CA Hotel
Fairfield Inn Marriott Santa Cruz CA
Fairfield Inn Suites Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Does Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 10:00 AM–10:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA?

As of Dec 1, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA on Dec 4, 2022 start from $118.0, 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.

Is Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA?

Self parking is available for a fee. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 2:00 AM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA located?

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moore Creek Wildlife Preserve and Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA and receive a full refund?

Yes, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 420 out of 674 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 62%
Rating 8 - Good. 175 out of 674 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 26%
Rating 6 - Okay. 53 out of 674 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 8%
Rating 4 - Poor. 12 out of 674 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 2%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 14 out of 674 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Property is nice and clean . Rooms have lot of space . Would be great to see some better vegetarian options in breakfast.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

4/10 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
We were awakend at 1:30 a.m. by the General Fire Alarm which lasted about15-20 minutes. Callinig the office, could barely hear, but they said it was a mistake, no fire, no emergency and they were trying to figure out how to turn it off. Then the fire alarm went off again at around 8:00 a.m. awakening us AGAIN.

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was very nice, clean, quiet and the staf was friendly and helpful
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Hot breakfast is not what it was prior to Covid.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Your typical business traveler hotel. While it was clean, there were some things that weren't that great. The hotel isn't very noise proof. I could hear patrons in the parking lot or at the pool late at night and even in the hallways. The towels in our room were a little threadbare. The free breakfast tasted like what you would get out of a vending machine. While I eat healthier than the average American, I would have preferred to get my breakfast at McDonalds down the street if I had to stay in the hotel more than the one night I did. For the area and other tired motels around the area, it was fine. I was shocked how expensive it was for the experience.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Enjoyed exploring Santa Cruz
The hotel met nearly all of my expectations. The room was clean, check in was great, facilities were nice, plenty of parking. My only complaint was the breakfast offering. It seemed very spartan and meager. I would expect a better offering at the Marriott. The hotel location of the hotel was convenient and provided a nice base for our exploring.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Highly Recommend - New and Clean Hotel
This is our new favorite hotel that we will be returning to for sure! First, the location of the hotel building is optimal for easily accessing it and for peace and quiet. It is right off of Hwy 1 in the back corner at the end of the block. It was so quiet even though the highway is right next to us. Next, it is so nice that this is a brand new building and the decor is very attractive. The customer service was normal, friendly, and respectful. They have a nice "Corner Market" in the front with snacks, drinks, and necessities. It was easy to find the room and we found the hallways and the rooms to be impeccably clean. The decor is very modern and uplifting as the walls are yellow. The heater worked well and the TV had many stations. The breakfast in the morning was a pleasant surprise - they had make-your-own waffles, hard boiled eggs, sausage breakfast sandwiches, egg sandwiches, yogurt, pastries, scones, bagels and cream cheese, oatmeal, juices, coffees. It was very satisfying and it saved us minimum $50 had we gone out to breakfast at a restaurant. The plus about this hotel is that checkout is at noon instead of the usual 11:00 am and it made for a less stressful checkout experience. Checkout was super easy as you just leave your cards at the front desk. There was plenty of free parking and they have a clean swimming pool,hot tub, and gym. It has the best of everything and I highly recommend this hotel especially if you don't want to be in the middle of crowds.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely Hotel just outside all the craziness of the city. Walkable to beautiful natural bridge beach. Just make sure if you do walk you take the road. me and my wife used a trail across the street and there was some sketchy bums when we passed the train tracks.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It would be nice if they could have brought clean towels the next day. We had to go get them and I had asked for service but was told t hey dont provide maid service if you only stay 2 nights. That was disappointing.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022