Santa Cruz, CA, United States Accommodations

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The Darling House is a 1910 oceanside architectural masterpiece designed by William Weeks. Lighted by the rising sun through beveled glass, Tiffany lamps and open hearths, and the grace of genuinely open hearts, the Darling House welcomes you into an experience of peaceful elegance. We overlook the Pacific Ocean ... nothing less.
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1887 Queen Anne Victorian overlooking the California Central Coast and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sleep in the most comfortable beds. Come down for a full gourmet breakfast served with a smile. Stroll in the gardens designed by John MacLaren, the landscape architect of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Park for free under mature redwood trees.
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33br 4-star Hotel
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Nestled on the beach, this Santa Cruz hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Main Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Natural Bridges State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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30br 2-star Hotel
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Situated on the boardwalk, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Natural Bridges State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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79br Hotel
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Located in the heart of Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.
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Poor
104 reviews
36br 2-star Hotel
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Located in the heart of Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Art & History and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Main Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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Poor
237 reviews
25br 2-star Hotel
    Situated in Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.
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    Poor
    55 reviews
    38br 2-star Hotel
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    This motel is just a 5 minute walk away to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Main Beach, and Santa Cruz Wharf. Also nearby are Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Cocoanut Grove.
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    63br 2-star Hotel
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    Located in the heart of Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.
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    170br 4-star Hotel
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    Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.
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    Poor
    115 reviews
    49br 2-star Hotel
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    Situated near the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Art & History and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Main Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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    Nice
    217 reviews
    62br 2-star Hotel
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    Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Art & History and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Main Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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    Poor
    186 reviews
    26br 2-star Hotel
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    Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Cocoanut Grove and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Main Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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    University Inn and Conference Center is located in Santa Cruz, close to Town Clock, Main Beach, and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Nearby points of interest also include Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and State Lighthouse Museum. University Inn and Conference Center features a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This 2.0 star property offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and audio visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Santa Cruz property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. This is a smoke free property. There are 171 guestrooms at University Inn and Conference Center. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high speed Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium satellite channels. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers, electronic/magnetic keys, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios. Guests may request refrigerators, microwaves, and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available daily. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.
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    Located in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Beach Inn is in the business district and close to Pacific Garden Mall, Main Beach, and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Nearby points of interest also include Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and State Lighthouse Museum. Recreational amenities include 2 spa tubs. Also located on site is an outdoor pool. This 2.0 star property offers small meeting rooms and business services. Complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas. The hotel serves a complimentary continental breakfast. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include laundry facilities. This is a smoke free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in 2007. There are 79 guestrooms at Santa Cruz Beach Inn. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Balconies offer pool, garden, or courtyard views. Furnishings include desks and sofa beds. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer phones with voice mail as well as complimentary local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have premium cable channels and video game consoles. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains, electronic/magnetic keys, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.
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    27br 2-star Hotel
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    Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Natural Bridges State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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    1-star Hotel
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    A pleasant and enjoyable one story Inn centrally located in beautiful and appealing Santa Cruz/ California. Conveniently located only two blocks away from the acclaimed Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. The Americas Best Value Inn and Suites offers a wide range of pleasing amenities including complementary continental breakfast/ cable TV with HBO and ESPN/ and in some rooms/ refrigerator and microwave. For computer users/ complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is available. Each guestroom is equipped with electronic door locks and smoke detectors for your safety. Not only are we located near the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk/ but Downtown Santa Cruz/ which features nightclubs/ theaters and many fine restaurants/ is also less than half a mile away. Come and experience an enjoyable and entertaining outing here with us in alluring and exquisite Santa Cruz/ California. We look forward to making your stay with us a memorable and pleasurable experience..
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    The SpaceThe 'Swanky Westside Studio' is my printing and design studio! Walk to the beach, the boardwalk, or downtown, and come home to a safe and quiet street, tucked away in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town :) Live like a local behind the home of 3 young professionals, happy to recommend great local spots to eat and drink :) It's important to note that the "Swanky Studio" does not have kitchen! You are welcome to pop in and heat up a cup of tea on our stove or use the full barbeque in the big backyard! Looking forward to hosting you here in Santa Cruz! Also important to note, as a registered listing - the city has required us to collect a city "hotel" tax which is $16.50 or $33 for 2 nights. Don't forget to bring the city tax at check in! Interaction with GuestsI like to meet guests when possible for check in :) I am available at all times for questions, and love to have a little visit sometimes, but also give guests their privacy out of respect :) The NeighborhoodGreat little family neighborhood, very quiet. (Not a party space, please no jam sessions :))) Getting AroundAN IDEAL LOCATION for TRAVELERS We are a 10 minute walk to downtown or Westcliff Beaches. The Boardwalk is close too! Feel free to leave the car and walk around the town. You are welcome to bring bikes, or you can rent them 2 blocks away :) We are also a few blocks from the bus line to UCSC Other Things to NoteAt the end of the visit, guests are asked to clean up after themselves with quick tidy and swiffer - that way I don't have to charge a cleaning fee for this spacious and swanky space!
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    Excellent
    109 reviews
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    The SpaceThis light filled studio apartment is located in the back yard of a historical Victorian near downtown Santa Cruz. It is cozy, smartly decorated, private and comfortable. Located behind a gate on a quiet street, the cottage features a large 350 SF room with a queen bed and flat screen TV, closet, dining table, couch, full size kitchen with all major and necessary appliances, a separate 100 SF bathroom, and covered patio. The complete kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove, toaster and coffee maker. It comes with all the dishes, pots and pans, utensils, serving ware, and flatware you need. Tea, coffee, snacks, milk and english muffins are provided. There is a comfortable ROWE couch and the plush queen bed comes with new bedding and super soft 400 thread count sheets. The dining table is an antique from the 1800's and seats two. The flatscreen TV can be rotated to face any direction in the room and is approximately 26". The separate bath has a stall shower and plenty of new, fluffy towels. Shampoo, conditioner and body soap are provided, along with other bathroom necessities such as face wash and q-tips. The porch and patio furniture are perfect for morning coffee and bird watching in our Bay Friendly certified landscape with all native and drought tolerant plants, rainwater catchment and lots of edible plants. Guest AccessThe cottage comes with a parking spot and full use of our yard, grill and outdoor furniture. Interaction with GuestsWe live here on property but will not interfere with your stay. Your apartment is completely detached from our main house and has a separate entrance. We will respect your privacy, but of course, are always welcome for questions. The NeighborhoodWe live on a street that only serves the local High School, which means that it is very quiet here when school is not in session. You can hear the sea lions, and on very quiet nights you can hear the waves! In the morning you see the sunrise from the bed. The walkability of our spot makes it essential Santa Cruz. We are one mile from the beach and boardwalk and a quarter mile from downtown. The beach is a short 5 minute bike ride or 20 minute walk. Even closer to home, walk a few blocks to Emily’s Bakery, Sabieng Thai, or Taqueria Vallarta. We are also only a few blocks from an organic grocery and health store. Our neighborhood is filled with some of the oldest Victorian’s in the City; including ours. This property was established in 1888. However, the cottage was built in 2006. Getting AroundYou do not need a car to experience Santa Cruz from our house. Everything you want to see in Santa Cruz is a walk or bike ride away - including downtown, the beach, West Cliff, tacos, an organic grocery store and a plethora of coffee shops. The City bus station is a short ten minute walk. Other Things to NoteNo dogs due to the newly planted native landscaping.
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    Good
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    The SpaceBeautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage. Located a few blocks from the beach and West Cliff Drive. Huge and very private back yard with deck and gas BBQ. Cable, Wi-Fi, outdoor shower, and wood fireplace in bedroom. Five minutes to downtown, the Boardwalk and Natural Bridges State Beach. The Cottage has a very nice pullout coach in the living room. The Cottage is on a quite residential street and easy walking distance to excellent restaurants and markets. I have one bike you can use as long as you lock it up.
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    The SpaceA redwood-floored sun-filled, shuttered bedroom with arched windows and gabled ceiling in a unique 1860s home in Santa Cruz. My unique 'Carpenter Gothic' is one of the earliest houses built by settlers in the mid 19th. century. Both room and adjacent bathroom (shower, toilet, washbasin) are fully remodelled and immaculately clean on the second floor of my home. The guest room is private, quiet, and has its own entrance staircase. It also offers panoramic views of the Monterey Bay in one of Santa Cruz's oldest, safest, quietest neighborhoods. Walking distance to downtown through other historic areas. 1/2 acre of mature gardens and an 'orchidarium' surround this unique house on the hill. The main bus line to UCSC has a stop 3 minutes' walk away; the main terminus is a 15" walk - all downhill! Nearby attractions include the Santa Cruz Mission, its park and all the old historic downtown replete with Victorian homes a large variety of coffee shops and restaurants. The bus route goes straight up to the UCSC Main campus; the bike ride up the hill takes about 20 minutes and granny gears! Other Things to NoteSanta Cruz Occupancy Tax applies: 11%, payable upon check-in.
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    The Space*Please read the details in it's entirety. Probably ALL of you questions will be answered here. *We prefer the weekends to be 2 day rentals. If you are looking for one, you can send a request. *Please include the extra person for anyone over 2 years old. Thanks!! Enjoy a completely private cottage detached from our home that is driving or walking distance to the beach, downtown, boardwalk and the desirable westside wineries, restaurants and bakeries. We are also close to awesome mountain biking trails, the boardwalk, downtown, the best surf, road riding, running trails (pogonip) and much more! The cottage has a separate kitchen (brand new!), bathroom and one large spacious room with high ceilings and everything you need! Room Features • Brand new comfortable queen bed • Private bathroom with walk in shower • High speed internet connection (if you have problems, please message me) • Keurig coffee maker or french press, coffee, tea assortment • Flat-screen plasma TV w/ basic cable • Full refrigerator, stove, toaster oven • Hairdryer, shampoo and conditioner • Complimentary neighborhood parking pass • Beach chairs on request • Eco friendly products • Couch and chairs for your comfort -Washer and Dryer (washer is a front loader and gets some mildew on gasket, still works fine) **Some of the mildew will NEVER come off. It's not bad, but does have a little odor. I clean it frequently with "refresh" and a scrub of the gasket. It needs to remain open after use for the water to dry. -There is a modern, new pull out couch for guests. **there is only one bed in the cottage, the sofa bed is set up for guests over 2. **Note: again the kitchen and the bathroom are separate and the main living area is one, spacious room. If there are more than 2 people, you will all be sleeping in the same room. Guest AccessThe main yard is shared with our family and includes a swing set. You do have a semi-private backyard, that we don't go in to. Interaction with GuestsThe cottage is set up for you to come and go as you please. We interact with you as much as you want (or as little). It's set up to be self sustainable. The cottage is on the property of the main house and we are generally present during your stay. We are a family of four, so you will often see us roaming around our back yard playing, gardening or BBQing. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is quaint and quiet and is located in the desirable Westside of Santa Cruz. Downtown is just a 10 minute beautiful walk. We are located minutes from the UCSC campus as well! Getting AroundThe bus stops are very close... Other Things to NoteThe city of Santa Cruz requires that all Airbnb hosts collect an 11% Transient Occupancy Tax (same as hotels). As Airbnb at this time does not have a way in which to collect this tax as part of your fees, I ask my guests upon departure, to please leave 11% of their room charge, either by cash or check, in order to pay this tax to the city of Santa Cruz. I apologize ahead for the inconvenience. Thank you!
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    The Space136 Younger Way is located atop Santa Cruz's Beach Hill, an easy downhill stroll to the Pacific Ocean, Main Beach volleyball courts, the historic Santa Cruz Wharf and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Surfers and boogie boarders are just minutes away from Cowell’s (beginner waves) and Steamer Lane (expert waves). Explore downtown shops, restaurants and coffee shops which are easily accessible by a 10 minute walk. There are endless other recreational options in Santa Cruz County including mountain biking, hiking, sailing, kayaking and scenic trains through redwood forests. The guest cottage is a completely renovated (2012) studio with one bath and kitchenette, located on the same property as a Craftsman style home. High ceilings allow for an open feel within the studio cottage. Enjoy the small deck area outside and shared BBQ with the main house on the property. This cottage is a relaxing getaway and perfect retreat. The property lies on a quiet one way residential street occupied almost solely by year round residents. Other Things to NoteWe require a two night minimum stay on weekends during peak season, mid March to end of October. We can offer a one night last minute stay if a weekend remains open within one week of booking.
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    The SpaceClimb the spiral staircase to reach your private perch. Enjoy the roof deck with your coffee in the morning. Walk to everything in downtown Santa Cruz, ride your bikes to the beach, redwoods and Big Sur. This charming space will make for one of your more memorable get-aways. Original art and sculpture throughout space. Loft queen bed, down comforters and high thread count linens round out the comfort factor. Captain Nemo Inspired shower is a work of fine art. The living room is full of books (no t.v.) board games, and art supplies. A comfortable daybed sleeps a single, in the living room with the roof deck garden as a private space overlooking downtown. The building is home to a yoga studio (body&soul) art studio & event space (7squidrow) bodywork and beauty services (bare) located in downtown Santa Cruz. Our Chestnut Street historic district is a beautiful stroll to everything you'd need including an amazing list of cafes and The Penny Ice Creamery all within licking distance. We are located in a historically significant building, full of amazing art and sculpture. Need to host an event for fifty guests or less, private pop-up dinner party? Our working art studio/event space with petite stage is a magical venue with a secret garden. Art and cultural workshops are booked through Art duJour and available online. It's a great escape located close to so much. Interaction with GuestsAvailable by text The NeighborhoodHistoric downtown with the best location off of creatively unhinged Squid Row Getting AroundWalk to everything, Zipcar is a block away as is bus and a trolley shuttle to the beach.
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    The SpaceCome enjoy quiet time in an old cottage recently gutted and remodeled with modern amenities just 6 blocks from the beach! This charming one bedroom cottage has polished cement floors through-out, granite counter tops in kitchen and bathroom, gas stove in kitchen, huge open italian shower in bathroom, big walk-in closet and private outdoor space for patio dining, catching some rays or just relaxing with a book. Guests should expect quiet evenings, bright, airy mornings with lots of light, plants and trees everywhere! A great location with public transit close and a very clean and well kept environment. Owners live in main house at the front of property but cottage has private patio and separate entryway for privacy in regards to both dwellings. The cottage is located within walking distance to beautiful Santa Cruz beaches but also within walking distance to historic downtown or stay in the "Seabright" neighborhood and experience great restaurants and bars. Have your breakfast one block away from the coveted "Buttery" bakery or make your own after having done your grocery shopping at "Shopper's Corner', (oldest and best epicerie / grocery store in town). really just 2 min by foot. This charmer is great for one person or a couple. Come to the beach and hang your towel here!
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    The SpaceThe room is SMALL but cozy and there is a FULL bed in it so we prefer accommodation for one guest. The guest room door is a Japanese style shoji. Guest AccessShared Bathroom. Full access to our living room and dinning room. Interaction with GuestsWe like easy-going and considerate guests since we are too. We will try our best to make you feel relaxed and comfortable while staying here. Other Things to NoteWe like easy-going and considerate people since we are too.