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Beach Street Inn and Suites
Beach Street Inn and Suites
9.0 Excellent

1.3 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

ExcellentBased on 843 reviews
9.0

Boasting a swimming pool and an outdoor pool, Beach Street Inn and Suites is located in Santa Cruz and provides comfortable accommodation. It is situated a short walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Wharf.

Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
8.3 Excellent

6.9 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

ExcellentBased on 439 reviews
8.3

Situated in Scotts Valley, Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley offers relaxed 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. The various amenities this peaceful hotel features include a ballroom, valet parking and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
8.9 Excellent

1.5 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

ExcellentBased on 759 reviews
8.9

Situated in Santa Cruz, the hotel is within walking distance of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and provides a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. It also offers free Wi-Fi, massage services and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Continental Inn
Continental Inn
7.9 Good

1.1 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

GoodBased on 662 reviews
7.9

Continental Inn Santa Cruz is situated in Santa Cruz and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides a safe, luggage storage and an outdoor pool.

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
8.5 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

ExcellentBased on 415 reviews
8.5

Situated within walking distance of Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station, Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection offers guests a convenient base when in Santa Cruz. It has a fitness centre, as well as valet parking, an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Babbling Brook Inn
Babbling Brook Inn
8.6 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

ExcellentBased on 148 reviews
8.6

Situated a short drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, The Babbling Brook Inn offers rustic accommodation in Santa Cruz. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and free bicycle rental.

Best Western Inn
Best Western Inn
8.0 Excellent

1.4 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

ExcellentBased on 310 reviews
8.0

Best Western Inn Santa Cruz provides a comfortable setting when in Santa Cruz. It also offers a Jacuzzi, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sauna.

Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East
7.8 Good

1.3 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

GoodBased on 548 reviews
7.8

Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk East Hotel is situated in Santa Cruz and is close to the area's well-known attractions. It also provides an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and on-site parking.

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
7.1 Good

1.0 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

GoodBased on 341 reviews
7.1

This Santa Cruz motel is located within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station. It also offers bicycle rental, a BBQ/picnic area and an outdoor pool.

Oceana Inn Santa Cruz
Oceana Inn Santa Cruz
5.7 Okay

1.0 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

OkayBased on 944 reviews
5.7

Situated within walking distance of Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station, Oceana Inn provides guests with a convenient base when in Santa Cruz. It also offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Tips for booking a Santa Cruz hotel

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:November
Average price in Santa Cruz:C$ 254/night
Absolute cheapest price found:C$ 74/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
C$ 94 - C$ 534
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
C$ 118 - C$ 284
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Four Points by Sheraton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley
Four Points by Sheraton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley
8.6 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Scotts Valley Show on map

Four Points by Sheraton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley is situated in Scotts Valley and features complimentary Wi-Fi. It also provides meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.

2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
8.9 Excellent

1.2 km from city centre, Capitola Show on map

Boasting an indoor pool and a sauna, Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola is situated in Capitola and provides comfortable accommodation. It also features room service, babysitting/child services and an express check-in and check-out feature.

3
Seaway Inn
Seaway Inn
8.5 Excellent

1.4 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Boasting a swimming pool, Seaway Inn is situated in Santa Cruz and offers charming accommodation. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

4
Babbling Brook Inn
Babbling Brook Inn
8.6 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Situated a short drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, The Babbling Brook Inn offers rustic accommodation in Santa Cruz. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and free bicycle rental.

5
Mission Inn
Mission Inn
8.5 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Mission Inn Santa Cruz is situated in Santa Cruz and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

6
Sea & Sand Inn
Sea & Sand Inn
9.2 Excellent

1.6 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Sea & Sand Inn is situated in Santa Cruz and is close to local sightseeing spots, including Undertow Roller Coaster and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It is moments from Cowell's Beach and is near the area's well-known attractions and dining spots.

7
Pacific Blue Inn
Pacific Blue Inn
8.8 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Located in Santa Cruz, Pacific Blue Inn is surrounded by a variety of popular nightlife options and is minutes on foot from Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station. Those staying at the property can also make use of free wireless internet throughout their stay.

8
Harbor Inn
Harbor Inn
8.6 Excellent

3.0 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Harbor Inn Live Oak is located in Live Oak and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

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The Islander Motel
The Islander Motel
8.2 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

The Islander Motel is located in Santa Cruz and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

C$ 103
Avg. per night
Budget Inn Santa Cruz
Budget Inn Santa Cruz
8.0 Excellent

1.3 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Budget Inn Santa Cruz is situated in Santa Cruz and is close to the area's well-known attractions. It offers free Wi-Fi, a terrace and a 24-hour reception.

C$ 113
Avg. per night
Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz
Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz
7.6 Good

1.2 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk is set in Santa Cruz and is a short walk from Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station. It provides free Wi-Fi, and is a brief stroll from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster.

C$ 121
Avg. per night
Beachview Inn
Beachview Inn
7.8 Good

1.3 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Beachview Inn is situated in Santa Cruz and is within a short walk of local landmarks, including Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It is ideally located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

C$ 122
Avg. per night
Harbor Inn
Harbor Inn
8.6 Excellent

3.0 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Harbor Inn Live Oak is located in Live Oak and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

C$ 127
Avg. per night
Ramada Limited Santa Cruz
Ramada Limited Santa Cruz
7.0 Good

1.2 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Ramada Limited Santa Cruz Water Street is located in Santa Cruz and provides guests with wired internet. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

C$ 128
Avg. per night
Motel Santa Cruz
Motel Santa Cruz
4.8 Okay

1.1 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Motel Santa Cruz is located in Santa Cruz and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

C$ 131
Avg. per night
Hitching Post Studios Inn
Hitching Post Studios Inn
8.0 Excellent

2.7 km from city centre, Santa Cruz Show on map

Boasting free Wi-Fi and an outdoor heated pool, Hitching Post Studios Inn is situated in Santa Cruz and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a 24-hour reception, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

C$ 134
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Santa Cruz

2 stars or below

C$ 103 - C$ 702

Comfort Inn Santa Cruz

#1 Most popular

C$ 162
Avg. per night
Best Western Plus All Suites Inn

#2 Most popular

C$ 175
Avg. per night
The Islander Motel

Best value

The Islander Motel
8.2 Excellent
C$ 103
Avg. per night
3 stars

C$ 171 - C$ 381

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

#1 Most popular

C$ 216
Avg. per night
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

#2 Most popular

C$ 191
Avg. per night
Four Points by Sheraton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley
C$ 171
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

C$ 232 - C$ 305

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

#1 Most popular

C$ 305
Avg. per night
Chaminade Resort & Spa

#2 Most popular

C$ 240
Avg. per night
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
C$ 232
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Santa Cruz

About Santa Cruz

The Californian city of Santa Cruz is famous for its moderate climate, redwood forests and beautiful coastline. Sitting just below San Francisco, on the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, the sunshine city is a beach goers paradise.

Things to do

Santa Cruz is home to one of the oldest beachfront amusement parks on the west coast, located on the Beach Boardwalk. After loading up on sugar-coated doughnuts, take a ride on the Giant Dipper for an old-school American adrenaline rush.

For an action-packed day of sun, sand and sports, head to Twin Lakes State Beach where you can enjoy surfing, kayaking and sunset stand-up paddleboard classes. Afterwards, retire to the Crow’s Nest Restaurant to dine on fresh seafood fettuccine and delicious grilled dishes.

Downtown Santa Cruz is perfect for strolling around at a leisurely place. Hop from boutique shop to quirky cafe in search of the perfect souvenir or hire a bike to zip around the area like a local. For a sweet treat, head to the Santa Cruz Farmers Market to pick up some baked goods.

Seymour Marine Discovery Centre is an educational centre located next to Natural Bridges State Beach. Children and adults alike can wander around the interactive science exhibits and dip an arm into the aquarium’s touch pools. Make sure to get a picture in front of the large blue whale skeleton outside.

Getting around

Mineta San Jose International Airport is under one hour north of Santa Cruz, and Monterey Regional Airport is the same distance to the south. Once in town, the downtown district is pedestrian-friendly, though the metro bus service runs regularly for longer trips.

Santa Cruz travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Santa Cruz?

    Dream Inn Santa Cruz is a very popular hotel in Santa Cruz with a score of 8.9 from 740 reviews. Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection (8.5 from 415 reviews) and Comfort Inn Santa Cruz (7.6 from 879 reviews) are also highly rated Santa Cruz hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk?

    Dream Inn Santa Cruz is a good hotel close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - it has scored 8.9 over 740 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Santa Cruz near Pasatiempo Golf Course?

    Inn At Pasatiempo is a hotel near Pasatiempo Golf Course that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.4 from 505 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Santa Cruz Harbor?

    Close to Santa Cruz Harbor you will find Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East, which has a rating of 7.9 over 517 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Santa Cruz cost?

    Santa Cruz hotels have an average price of C$ 328/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days). For a 4-star hotel, the average price is C$ 450/night, and if you are looking for a 5-star hotel in Santa Cruz then the average price is around C$ 1,197/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Santa Cruz?

    Prices for Santa Cruz hotels have been found for as low as C$ 104/night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Santa Cruz tonight?

    Prices for a hotel in Santa Cruz tonight are about C$ 359 on average, but HotelsCombined users have found prices as low as C$ 190 for tonight in the last 3 days. The best price found for a 4-star hotel in Santa Cruz tonight is C$ 404.