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Walking Distance to Downtown, Beach, Tasting Rooms, and Surfing!
1.7 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
The price is $160 per night
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Weekend visit to Santa Cruz

"We headed to Santa Cruz for the weekend to visit our Son who is studying at UCSC. The property was just what we needed, very clean, fully equipped kitchen and with the loft area plenty of room for all of us. The closeness to Downtown was perfect. We could walk there, explore the bars and restaurants ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Walking Distance to Downtown, Beach, Tasting Rooms, and Surfing!
West Santa Cruz Exclusive Home
1.7 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
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5/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)
Excellent facility

"Would be delighted to rent this property again"…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

West Santa Cruz Exclusive Home
Inn At Pasatiempo
2.5 out of 5
1.9 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night
3.9/5Good! (1,353 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Inn At Pasatiempo
Comfort Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5
2 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
Free Cancellation
The price is $89 per night
3.9/5Good! (1,264 reviews)

"Very good breakfast service with a nice selection of items."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Comfort Inn Santa Cruz
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5
2 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
Free Cancellation
The price is $129 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,710 reviews)

"Overall decent for being short staffed because of covid"…"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz! 5 Mins to Beach, Downtown, Ucsc & Hiking
1.9 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
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Wonderful Hosts

"We spent four days here at the end of a long camping trip and had a great time! Michele and Eliahu went out of their way to accommodate us throughout our stay. They were incredibly welcoming and friendly and gave us lots of good recommendations for places to go in the area. Their house is full of ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Santa Cruz! 5 Mins to Beach, Downtown, Ucsc & Hiking
Best Western Inn
2.5 out of 5
2 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $95 per night
3.9/5Good! (722 reviews)

"Very friendly staff, comfortable and clean rooms! Would definitely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Best Western Inn
Mission Inn
2.5 out of 5
2.5 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (627 reviews)

"Well maintained property, located near restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, wineries and breweries."…"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

Mission Inn
Ocean Pacific Lodge
2 out of 5
2.7 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
The price is $78 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (2,136 reviews)

"This property has been one of my favorite stays, the staff here go above and beyond! If I could give more than a 5 star rating, I would! The staff are super friendly, this hotel has a homely feeling and the room was super cozy. I will definitely be staying here again!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Ocean Pacific Lodge
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
3 out of 5
2.6 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
Free Cancellation
The price is $149 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (834 reviews)

"The staff was wonderful especially Laura with reservations!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

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University of California Santa Cruz is located in a walkable area of Santa Cruz known for its beautiful beaches and sporting events. Santa Cruz is home to 166 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that's perfect for your stay.

Staying Near University of California Santa Cruz

Choose from 143 hotels and other lodging options within 5 miles of University of California Santa Cruz, including these picks:

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz: This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and overall value.
  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz: With a stay at this 4-star resort, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Hyatt Place Santa Cruz: This 3-star hotel features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and beach locale.

Things to See and Do Near University of California Santa Cruz

After you've visited University of California Santa Cruz, you can explore the sights within just a few miles of the area.

You might want to spend some time browsing the exhibits at Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Museum of Art & History, or Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Mystery Spot, and Mission Santa Cruz are some of the local landmarks to explore. You can wander around University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum, Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, or Moore Creek Wildlife Preserve if you want a dose of fresh air.

Pasatiempo Golf Course and Town Clock are some sights worth a visit in the area. Spend some time checking out Capitola Beach, which is 6.1 mi (9.9 km) from University of California Santa Cruz, or make a stop by Rio Del Mar Beach, located 9.2 mi (14.7 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

What's the area like around University of California Santa Cruz?
University of California Santa Cruz is located in a walkable area of Santa Cruz known for its beautiful beaches and sporting events. You’ll find 196 hotels and other accommodations within a few miles for a convenient home base.
What's the best hotel to stay near University of California Santa Cruz?
Casablanca On The Beach is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located 3 mi (4.9 km) from University of California Santa Cruz. Other good choices within 5 miles include Mission Inn and Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
If I need to cancel the hotel reservation for my stay near University of California Santa Cruz, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals near University of California Santa Cruz.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip in the area near University of California Santa Cruz?
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What can I see and do near University of California Santa Cruz?
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History feature a variety of fascinating exhibits to see while you’re in town. Sights like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Mystery Spot, and Mission Santa Cruz are must-sees while exploring the area. Spend some time wandering around Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum, and Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park.

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