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Sea & Sand Inn
Sea & Sand Inn
9.1 Excellent
201 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Santa Cruz 
ExcellentBased on 170 reviews
9.1

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.

Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
8.8 Excellent
175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Santa Cruz 
ExcellentBased on 886 reviews
8.8

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.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
6.9 Good
130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.3 km from city centre, Santa Cruz 
GoodBased on 1,121 reviews
6.9

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is situated in Santa Cruz and is close to the area's popular attractions. It is located a short walk from Santa Cruz Wharf and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
8.4 Excellent
611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.0 km from city centre, Santa Cruz 
ExcellentBased on 522 reviews
8.4

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.

Tips for booking a Santa Cruz hotel

Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Santa Cruz:S$ 301/night
Absolute cheapest price found:S$ 73/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
S$ 223 - S$ 438
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
S$ 211 - S$ 404
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Sea & Sand Inn
Sea & Sand Inn
9.1 Excellent
201 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Santa Cruz, CA, United States 

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.

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Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
8.8 Excellent
175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Santa Cruz, CA, United States 

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.

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Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
8.4 Excellent
611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.0 km from city centre, Santa Cruz, CA, United States 

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.

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Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
6.9 Good
130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.3 km from city centre, Santa Cruz, CA, United States 

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is situated in Santa Cruz and is close to the area's popular attractions. It is located a short walk from Santa Cruz Wharf and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Cheapest hotels in Santa Cruz, California

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Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
6.9 Good
130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.3 km from city centre,  

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is situated in Santa Cruz and is close to the area's popular attractions. It is located a short walk from Santa Cruz Wharf and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

S$ 117
Avg. per night
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
8.4 Excellent
611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.0 km from city centre,  

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.

S$ 224
Avg. per night
Sea & Sand Inn
Sea & Sand Inn
9.1 Excellent
201 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre,  

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.

S$ 271
Avg. per night
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
8.8 Excellent
175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre,  

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.

S$ 317
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Santa Cruz

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Dream Inn Santa Cruz
#1 most popular

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

8.8 Excellent
S$ 317

Avg. per night

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
#2 most popular

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

8.4 Excellent
S$ 224

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?

    887 reviews rated Dream Inn Santa Cruz with an average score of 8.8/10. It may also be worth looking into the Chaminade Resort & Spa, which received a rating of 7.5/10 from 496 reviews. Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection could also be a good option, with a score of 8.4/10 from 522 reviews.

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

    With a rating of 8.8/10 from 887 reviews, Dream Inn Santa Cruz is a hotel close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk that is highly recommended by HotelsCombined users.

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

    Inn At Pasatiempo is rated 8.3 from 560 reviews and is close to Pasatiempo Golf Course.

  • Is there a good hotel near Santa Cruz Harbor?

    If you’re visiting Santa Cruz Harbor then the nearby Casablanca On The Beach is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (562 reviews scoring it at an average 7.8/10).

  • How much do hotels in Santa Cruz cost?

    S$ 301/night is the average price of a hotel in Santa Cruz, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Santa Cruz?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Santa Cruz hotels have prices starting from as low as S$ 90/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.