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Hotels in Santa Cruz, CA

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Santa Cruz, CA, United States
27 May — 28 May2
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Mon 27-5
Tue 28-5
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Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Santa Cruz. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 20 May 2024.
Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Santa Cruz:S$ 249/night
Cheapest price found:S$ 83/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Friday
S$ 155 - S$ 429
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
S$ 191 - S$ 429
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Santa Cruz hotels

Browse through properties in Santa Cruz that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 370 properties in Santa Cruz and data was last updated on 20 May 2024.
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201 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
S$ 450
Avg. per night
175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 397
Avg. per night
611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 212
Avg. per night
130 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
S$ 132
Avg. per night
130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
1.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 202
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Santa Cruz

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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 in Santa Cruz

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 Santa Cruz

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.

Facts about staying in Santa Cruz

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  • What are the best hotels in Santa Cruz?

    235 reviews rated Hampton Inn Santa Cruz with an average score of 8.0/10. It may also be worth looking into the Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley, which received a rating of 7.8/10 from 793 reviews. Surf City Inn & Suites could also be a good option, with a score of 7.7/10 from 1,012 reviews.

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

    Reviews of Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection recommend it as a good place to stay near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, scoring 8.0/10 from 531 ratings.

  • What is a good hotel in Santa Cruz near Natural Bridges State Park?

    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz is the most recommended hotel near Natural Bridges State Park on HotelsCombined (scoring 8.3 over 283 reviews).

  • Is there a good hotel near Santa Cruz Harbor?

    A good hotel near Santa Cruz Harbor is Casablanca Inn on The Beach, which has been rated 7.9/10 by 1,390 HotelsCombined user reviews.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Santa Cruz?

    There’s so much to see and do in Santa Cruz, but we’ve found that the most popular landmarks are Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Natural Bridges State Park, and Santa Cruz Harbor. You’ll want to stay in Santa Cruz to visit Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz to visit Natural Bridges State Park, and Santa Cruz to visit Santa Cruz Harbor.

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