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Beachfront hotels in Santa Cruz

Beachfront hotels in Santa Cruz offer an incredible blend of comfort, luxury, and scenic beauty. They are a perfect accommodation option for travelers looking to enjoy the charm of the ocean right from their rooms. These beachfront hotels promise an unforgettable stay with their top-notch amenities, impressive services, and a mesmerizing view of the vast and radiant Pacific Ocean. With both world-renowned hotel chains and locally owned boutique hotels available, visitors can choose from a wide array of options based on their preference and budget.
One of the standouts among the Santa Cruz beachfront hotels is Dream Inn Santa Cruz, which is the only full-service beachfront hotel in the city. This retro-chic property offers spacious rooms with balconies that open to breathtaking ocean views. Amenities include a heated beachfront pool, a hot tub, a vibrant beachfront bar and restaurant, and a fitness center. Their exceptional service coupled with the hotel's iconic surf style enhances the overall beach vacation experience.
Similarly, the Sea & Sand Inn, located on the cliffs of Santa Cruz, provides a panoramic view of the Monterey Bay. Just steps away from the beach and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this boutique hotel offers a uniquely romantic and relaxing getaway with its beautiful surroundings. Its rooms feature modern facilities and amenities to ensure a comfortable and convenient stay for guests.
In addition to these, many other luxury and budget-friendly beachfront hotels in Santa Cruz offer top-tier amenities like outdoor swimming pools, on-site dining, spas, and private access to the beach for their guests. These hotels not only provide accommodations but also offer various recreational activities like sailing, surfing, and beach yoga. Thus, beachfront hotels in Santa Cruz do more than just guaranteeing a comfy stay; they provide an overall rich and immersive experience for all beach lovers and ocean enthusiasts.

8 properties available

  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz
    Dream Inn Santa Cruz
    175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, US
    • Swimming pool
    • Free WiFi

    Unwind in chic, coastal-themed rooms and suites. Enjoy great amenities including a beautiful outdoor pool and a beachfront restaurant.


    927 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$510.11including taxes & feesCheck Availability
  • Fern River Resort
    Fern River Resort
    5250 Highway 9, Felton, US
    • Arcade/Game room

    Nestled in a scenic river setting. Boasting splendid amenities including a pool and outdoor activities. A perfect getaway for relaxation.


    340 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$235.10including taxes & feesCheck Availability
  • Casablanca On The Beach
    Casablanca On The Beach
    101 Main St, Santa Cruz, US
    • Free WiFi

    Experience the ultimate beach getaway featuring lovely sea views, deluxe rooms, and top-notch amenities. A splashing pool waits for every guest's enjoyment.


    1,111 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$460.74including taxes & feesCheck Availability
  • Beach Street Inn and Suites
    Beach Street Inn and Suites
    125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, US
    • Swimming pool
    • Free WiFi

    A charming coastal property offering stylish suites and stunning ocean views. Guests can enjoy a heated outdoor pool and on-site dining.


    951 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$390.94including taxes & feesCheck Availability
  • Capitola Venetian Hotel
    Capitola Venetian Hotel
    1500 Wharf Road, Capitola, US
    • Free WiFi

    Enjoys an idyllic setting near the beach, offering spacious rooms and a relaxing ambiance. The hotel also boasts excellent facilities and friendly service.


    571 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$404.19including taxes & feesCheck Availability
  • Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages
    Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages
    401 Johans Beach Dr, Santa Cruz, US
    • Free WiFi

    Beach cottages offering a tranquil escape with stunning ocean views. Comfy interiors and close to the beach. Unwind and rejuvenate by the sea.


    434 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$368.17including taxes & feesCheck Availability
  • Marea Sol Hotel
    Marea Sol Hotel
    301 Beach St, Santa Cruz, US
    • Free WiFi

    This establishment boasts an effortless blend of coastal charm and modern comfort. The rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with top-tier amenities. Perfect for a beach getaway!


    324 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$327.83including taxes & feesCheck Availability
  • Capitola Hotel
    Capitola Hotel
    210 Esplanade, Capitola, US
    • Free WiFi

    Experience a blissful stay at this elegant hotel with stunning beachfront views. Enjoy premier amenities and sleek, comfortable rooms.


    297 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$361.69including taxes & feesCheck Availability

Shopping in Santa Cruz

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    Pacific Avenue Shopping

    Pacific Avenue is the heart of downtown Santa Cruz and is home to many unique shops, from bookstores and boutiques to home goods and gift shops.

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    Capitola Village Shopping

    Capitola Village offers a beachside shopping experience with a variety of local shops selling everything from surf wear and beach gear to art, jewelry, and clothing.

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    Swift Street Courtyard

    The Swift Street Courtyard is home to various boutique and specialty shops housed in renovated warehouse buildings, and also offers dining options and wine tasting rooms.

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    Westside Farmers Market

    The Westside Farmers Market not only offers fresh local produce but also a variety of artisan food products and local crafts, making it a great place for shopping local goods.

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    Bookshop Santa Cruz

    Bookshop Santa Cruz is one of the largest independent booksellers in the area with a wide variety of books, gifts, and other items, attracting both locals and tourists.


Sightseeing near Santa Cruz

  1. Picturesque scenery of bridge crossing mountains located on sandy shore of waving ocean during sunset in Monterey

    Natural Bridges State Beach

    Lose yourself in the mesmerizing landscape of the Natural Bridges State Beach, known for its naturally formed stone bridge and the spectacular Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve which is home to thousands of Monarch butterflies during winter.

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    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, one of California's oldest amusement parks. Get your adrenaline rush on hair-raising roller coasters, play classic arcade games, or simply soak in the beautiful ocean views.

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    UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden

    Visit the enchanting UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden which is home to an astounding collection of plants from the Mediterranean climates around the world, along with a prominent collection of Australia and South African plants.

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    Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

    A drive through the majestic redwood trees in the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is unforgettable. Hiking trails, camping, the Redwood Grove walking loop, and the observation deck overlooking the San Lorenzo River are some of the highlights of this park.

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    Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

    Immerse yourself in the rich history of Santa Cruz at the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, which flawlessly depicts the century-long history of surfing with its remarkable exhibits featuring vintage surfboards, rare photographs and more.


Hotels around Santa Cruz

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    Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    Dream Inn Santa Cruz is a luxury beachfront hotel with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Offering private balconies with beach views, hot tubs, and a beach-themed decor that recreates the ultimate Santa Cruz experience.

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    Hotels near Santa Cruz boardwalk

    The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an oceanfront amusement park in Santa Cruz, California. Founded in 1907, it is California's oldest surviving amusement park and one of the few seaside parks on the West Coast of the United States.

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    Hotels on highway 1

    Pacific Coast Highway, also known as California State Route 1, is a scenic coastal route stretching 659 miles through California. It starts from Dana Point in Orange County and ends at Leggett in Mendocino County. Renowned for its stunning coastal views, it passes through iconic cities like Malibu, Monterey, and San Francisco. It's a key part of California's tourism.

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    Ocean Pacific Lodge

    Ocean Pacific Lodge in downtown Santa Cruz offers guests budget-friendly options with a wide range of amenities including a heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, and free access to a nearby fitness center.