Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Ocean Pacific Lodge

    Ocean Pacific Lodge

    2-star

    Beach Hill - Beach Flats1.5 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous963 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Ocean Pacific Lodge
  • Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

    Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

    3-star

    Downtown Santa Cruz0.7 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous897 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
  • Continental Inn

    Continental Inn

    2-star

    Downtown Santa Cruz0.7 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating7.6.Good704 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Continental Inn
  • Beach Street Inn and Suites

    Beach Street Inn and Suites

    2-star

    Beach Hill - Beach Flats1.6 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.4.Exceptional440 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Beach Street Inn and Suites
  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    4-star

    Beach Hill - Beach Flats1.8 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb997 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Dream Inn Santa Cruz
  • Mission Inn

    Mission Inn

    2.5-star

    Circles2.7 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous529 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Mission Inn
  • Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

    Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

    2.5-star

    Beach Hill - Beach Flats1.4 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating6.6.Good607 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
  • Best Western Plus All Suites Inn

    Best Western Plus All Suites Inn

    2.5-star

    Downtown Santa Cruz0.6 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating7.6.Good642 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Best Western Plus All Suites Inn
  • Comfort Inn Santa Cruz

    Comfort Inn Santa Cruz

    2.5-star

    Bananna Belt0.8 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good532 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Comfort Inn Santa Cruz
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz, an IHG Hotel

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz, an IHG Hotel

    2.5-star

    Bananna Belt0.7 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good712 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz, an IHG Hotel
  • Chaminade Resort & Spa

    Chaminade Resort & Spa

    4-star
    VIP

    Eastside Santa Cruz4 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating7.6.Good436 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Chaminade Resort & Spa
  • Aqua Breeze Inn

    Aqua Breeze Inn

    2.5-star

    Beach Hill - Beach Flats1.4 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating7.6.Good441 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Aqua Breeze Inn
  • Beachview Inn

    Beachview Inn

    2-star

    Beach Hill - Beach Flats1.6 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good661 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Beachview Inn
  • Hotel Solares

    Hotel Solares

    2.5-star

    Beach Hill - Beach Flats0.9 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating6.0.Good597 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Hotel Solares
  • Hampton Inn Santa Cruz West, CA

    Hampton Inn Santa Cruz West, CA

    2.5-star

    Circles2.9 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb107 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Hampton Inn Santa Cruz West, CA
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Exploring Santa Cruz

At the northern end of Monterrey Bay, in northern California, is the fun, funky beach town of Santa Cruz. Famous for its vintage boardwalk, surfing scene, and laid-back atmosphere, this cool little town is the perfect place to experience that classic California beach vibe. Balancing things out is one of America’s top universities―the University of California―and its talented students.

Santa Cruz is enveloped by beautiful, lush scenery, both along its rugged coastline and in the redwood forests that dot its interior. The Beach Boardwalk is a huge attraction here and the West Coast’s only original amusement boardwalk still in operation. Downtown is anchored by Pacific Avenue, a lively strip lined with places to eat, enjoy a night out, and shop. The outdoor recreation possibilities around Santa Cruz are incredible, from surfing and paddling, to hiking, biking, and camping.


Accommodations in Santa Cruz

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Santa Cruz is the Beach Street Inn and Suites, which has been booked &TravellersChoiceBooked1 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn in Santa Cruz as it has been reserved &TravellersChoiceBooked2 times.

There are some amazing options offering top-notch services and facilities. Check out Chaminade Resort & Spa and Inn at Depot Hill.


Sightseeing in Santa Cruz

- The Beach Boardwalk


Originally built in 1907, Santa Cruz’s wooden boardwalk is the oldest operating amusement strip of its kind on the American West Coast. It is absolutely loaded with vintage beach ambience, including some cool attractions like one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the country, lots of carnival grub, and incredible people-watching potential.


- Big Basin Redwoods State Park


One of the star attractions of any trip to northern California is its towering redwood forests. Just outside of Santa Cruz are several protected groves, including Big Basin State Park. As the oldest state park in California, it features some of the oldest trees on the planet. Besides easy walks through redwood groves, there is the stellar Skyline-to-Sea trail for a real adventure.


Transportation in Santa Cruz

Downtown Santa Cruz, where nearly all the action is concentrated, is pedestrian friendly and easily walkable. If you stay at a hotel in this area, you can get around on foot and even walk to the beach in 20 minutes. Otherwise, it’s essential to have a car to really see the sights of Santa Cruz as most of the natural attractions are on the edge of town. There is a useful public bus network that covers most of the town, from the university to the beach, and the downtown core in between.


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