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The Aqua Pacific Hotel

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Indoor pool
Indoor spa tub
Business Single Room | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, laptop workspace
Deluxe Double Room | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, laptop workspace
Grand Single Room | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of The Aqua Pacific Hotel

The Aqua Pacific Hotel

2.0 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
330 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk15 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center19 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Wharf20 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)42 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Cruz

The Aqua Pacific Hotel is located in Westside Santa Cruz, a neighborhood in Santa Cruz. Moore Creek Wetland Nature Preserve and Wilder Beach Nature Preserve reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Boardwalk Bowl and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Sky Glider are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Ocean Street - 1 min walk
  • Pacific Avenue - 12 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 15 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 19 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 42 min drive


  • Taqueria Vallarta - 8 min walk
  • The Buttery Café - 9 min walk
  • Oswald - 11 min walk
  • Malabar - 11 min walk
  • Asti - 11 min walk

About this property

The Aqua Pacific Hotel

Hotel located in Westside Santa Cruz
The Aqua Pacific Hotel provides a hot tub and more. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • An indoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A vending machine, an elevator, and a 24-hour front desk
Room features
All 36 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, in addition to perks like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 50-inch Smart TVs with Netflix, Hulu, and streaming services
  • Wardrobes/closets, mini fridges, and on-request microwaves



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
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert), Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global), and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free secured, covered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Mini-fridge


  • Elevator
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Housekeeping (on request)


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Elevator
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Pillow menu
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 50-inch Smart TV
  • Cable channels
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • Premium channels
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Microwave (on request)
  • Mini-fridge


  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from December 6 2022 to January 31 2023 (dates subject to change):
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool
The property will be renovating from December 27 2022 to January 31 2023 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per night

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information


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

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

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

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

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, 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
Mobile payment options include: Apple Pay
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, 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

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

The Aqua Pacific Inn
The Aqua Pacific Hotel Hotel
The Aqua Pacific Hotel Santa Cruz
The Aqua Pacific Hotel Hotel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Does The Aqua Pacific Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool. The pool will be unavailable from December 6 2022 to January 31 2023 (dates subject to change). The property will be renovating the pool from December 27 2022 to January 31 2023 (completion date subject to change).

How much does it cost to stay at The Aqua Pacific Hotel?

As of Feb 5, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Aqua Pacific Hotel on Feb 6, 2023 start from $87.0, 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 The Aqua Pacific Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 50.00 per pet, per night.

How much is parking at The Aqua Pacific Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Aqua Pacific Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Aqua Pacific Hotel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is The Aqua Pacific Hotel located?

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ocean Street and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Monterey Bay. Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center and Museum of Art & History are also within 15 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Aqua Pacific Hotel and receive a full refund?

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




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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I hate to give this place such a great rating because I want to keep it a secret for myself. But the owner is really cool and the staff is great. Everything in the room is brand new and clean! This place will not stay secret for very much longer so get in while you can.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The room is so small
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice guys running the place. Very accommodating and helpful. Tiny shower and toilet room, but everything seemed new and clear. Will come again. Not sure why there was a beaten up old sofa in one of the carports. Made me want to get an ax and be done with it in 20 minutes.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Dj and his staff did a great job!!! Thanks guys

6/10 Okay

Sierra, Kapaa

Traveled with family
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Aging small stucco hotel kind of near downtown and beach. Does not look like pictures. Chose because of "indoor pool". Pool is not indoor, it is outdoor, unheated with a scrub brush floating in it. Jacuzzi was also outside, cold, and control knob broken with wires sticking out. Room was small with tiny bathroom. Some superficial updates like new cheap drawers/ shelves/ shower doors and TV. Ceiling smoke detector missing, bare wires sticking out of ceiling. Old heater worked but noisy. Bedding, towels looked old, basic but ok clean. Small dorm fridge on floor smelled musty like everything. Office and free parking are in back, behind overflowing garbage can and broken fountain with stagnant water.

2/10 Terrible


Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
There was nothing to like at check in, after 2 different rooms the non smoking still smells like smoking. I given one set of towels when i ask for more, i couldn't get it... i had to get my own. The room smells old and dusty . After I checked out in person and left there facility. I was chardged 105.00 extra for what I dont know. I will be getting pretty legal and serious with this additional cost. How dare they run my card out of my presence.

8/10 Good


Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with pets
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
Easy access to parking. Superb employees! made us feel welcome. the hot tub was broken and the pool looked like it was inside on the website. but we didn't swim because it was too cold as an outside pool. floors needed a mopping. Walking around in our socks showed how dirty the floors were. only one of our rooms had a musty odor. Over all, the two day stay was family and pet friendly. we felt safe and cared for. A fun stay in Santa Cruz.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The owners are so nice! Really great bed and very clean. Location is great, and nice to have the indoor pool onsite. Call ahead if you really want to use the hot tub to make sure it's's the only thing that was unavailable during our stay. Very dog friendly!

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel is run by a young couple. They were extremely friendly. The entire hotel has just been renovated inside and everything is brand new and really cute. It was close to the boardwalk, easy access from the freeway. It was affordable as well, as they are trying to increase their exposure and popularity. It is really a hidden gem! I highly recommend it!

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This is an older property in a great location that has been very nicely renovated by the young owners, who takes great pride in the new improvements. It is not a luxurious place, but it is very clean and safe, with decent amenities, very good service, easy street access,, and comfortable beds. We visit Santa Cruz frequently as our daughter lives here, and we were very happy to find a place that felt like home
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022