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Monarch Cove Inn
3.5 out of 5
620 El Salto Drive, Capitola, CA
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The price is $200 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (275 reviews)

"The property itself is absolutely beautiful. The lush greenery and beautiful trees against the backdrop of being able to see the ocean for miles was breathtaking! The Inn itself was nice, we stayed in the butterfly room. It is an old room and wasn't as clean as we would have liked, the carpet was ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Monarch Cove Inn
Pacific Blue Inn
3 out of 5
636 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $119 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (531 reviews)

"A great quiet , cool place to stay downtown."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Pacific Blue Inn
Ocean Pacific Lodge
2 out of 5
301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is $85 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,001 reviews)

"Comfortable, clean, cozy - would stay here again. Great place to stay by the beach."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Ocean Pacific Lodge
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $159 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Room was very clean, staff was very approachable. The hotel is nice and would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages
3.5 out of 5
401 Johans Beach Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $189 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (209 reviews)

"Beautiful property! Very close to the beach! Very comfy!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages
Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley
3.5 out of 5
6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $118 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (943 reviews)

"Check in process was good. The hotel staff was very accommodating and gave as a great room. They haven’t been bringing us amenities though, you have to call for them. And they haven’t switched our towels, even when we called and asked them to."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley
Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley
2.5 out of 5
6020 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA
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The price is $107 per night
4/5Very Good! (952 reviews)

"Very clean ...people very nice ...pool clean...breakfast needs some work"…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley
Continental Inn
2 out of 5
414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $84 per night
4/5Very Good! (962 reviews)

"Motel was very clean and comfortable I would stay there again"…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Continental Inn
Casablanca On The Beach
3.5 out of 5
101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $159 per night
3.9/5Good! (1,104 reviews)

"Excellent location near everything you want to see and do in Santa Cruz."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Casablanca On The Beach
Inn At Pasatiempo
2.5 out of 5
555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $159 per night
3.9/5Good! (995 reviews)

"Beautiful and breathtaking property . Very quiet and secluded and friendly staff . Beautiful rooms"…"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Inn At Pasatiempo
Chaminade Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $179 per night
3.8/5Good! (534 reviews)

"Very friendly and helpful staff. Great service at check in. There was a computer problem and we had to wait. We were given coupons for a drink on the lovely patio. The remodel is beautiful. Covid concerns were observed and we felt safe. I will be back. Worth every penny. This is not a cheap ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Chaminade Resort & Spa
Hotel Solares
2.5 out of 5
600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $92 per night
3.4/5Good! (974 reviews)

"Almost a perfect review for me... Check in was very easy even though we were later in the night to do it. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Even with anticipated full car lot, we were able to park inside. We had an issue with our TV, that ended up being it just wasn’t plugged in. But even then, ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Hotel Solares
Aqua Breeze Inn
1.5 out of 5
204 Second Street, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is $99 per night
3.4/5 (989 reviews)

"Convenient and nice and the staff was really friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Aqua Breeze Inn
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5
325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $95 per night
3.2/5 (974 reviews)

"Great room very clean comfortable beds! Easy walk to beach"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Ocean Lodge
2 out of 5
1015 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $79 per night
2.7/5 (166 reviews)

"Great staff very quiet place. Close to the beach love it."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Ocean Lodge
Surf City Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
619 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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2.6/5 (998 reviews)
Surf side

"Very nice place. Walking distance to beach"…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Surf City Inn and Suites
Pacific Inn Santa Cruz
2 out of 5
330 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $149 per night
2.5/5 (978 reviews)
Last minute needed a room for the night.

"Our stay was pleasant. The place is being remodeled so things do show their age. The bed was very comfortable. The front desk staff was excellent and very friendly. We were told under new owner/ management... place being remodeled so I understand some of the appearance of being in need of update. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Pacific Inn Santa Cruz
Motel Santa Cruz
1.5 out of 5
370 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $88 per night
1.9/5 (735 reviews)
Good motel

"It was good for a one nighter"…"

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2020

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Santa Cruz Pet-Friendly Hotels Information

Looking for an escape to Santa Cruz with your cat or dog? Stay with your furry friend at one of 26 pet-friendly hotels or accommodations. Here is a list of top hotels and accommodations rated by guests with pets for their pet-friendliness:

  • Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley is a dog-friendly hotel, offering a restaurant for its human guests along with free WiFi. Our customers enjoy this 3.5-star hotel's family-friendly amenities and guestroom size.
  • Pets are welcome at Continental Inn. This hotel offers free WiFi and TVs. Our customers enjoy this 2-star hotel's property condition and comfortable rooms.
  • Dogs can join their owners at Pacific Inn Santa Cruz. This hotel offers guests an indoor pool and free WiFi.

Planning Your Trip to Santa Cruz

Interested in the area's seasonal weather averages? Arrange your excursions with this information about the climate.

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 69°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 36°F
  • April-June: the average is 84°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 86°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 82°F as the daytime average and 36°F as the nighttime average
  • Average annual rainfall for Santa Cruz is 49.92 inches

Exploring Santa Cruz with Your Pet

Known for its sports, Santa Cruz has lots to offer visitors including its seaside, entertainment, and hiking trails. See the local sights and visit top attractions like Mystery Spot and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. While you're there, make sure you don't miss Main Beach and Natural Bridges State Park. If you need some supplies for your animal companion, stop at Acme Aquatics, Bed and Biscuits / Groomingdales, or Pet Shop Santa Cruz.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Santa Cruz?
Aqua Breeze Inn is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Continental Inn and Ocean Pacific Lodge.
What's the weather like in Santa Cruz?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 64°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 53°F. Average annual rainfall for Santa Cruz is 31 inches.
What is there to see and do with your pet in Santa Cruz?
Known for its sports, Santa Cruz has lots to offer visitors including its seaside, entertainment, and hiking trails. See the local sights and visit top attractions like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Mystery Spot. While you’re there, make sure you don’t miss Capitola Beach and Monterey Bay. If you need some supplies for your animal companion, stop at The Wishbone Pet Company, Bed and Biscuits / Groomingdales, or Pet Pals Discount Pet Foods & Supplies.

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