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Dream Inn Santa Cruz
4 out of 5
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$359 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
1.84 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (973 reviews)
"Every room is ocean view"

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2021

Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Casablanca On The Beach
3.5 out of 5
101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$321 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
1.63 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (162 reviews)
"Beautiful location, friendly staff, clean rooms and comfortable beds!"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2021

Casablanca On The Beach
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Fully refundable
The price is AU$220 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
0.69 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (953 reviews)
"Everything about the place is great, except the parking garage. The parking spaces are very small, next time we go we are definitely going to take a smaller car. A truck is definitely not ideal to take and try to park, especially when the parking garage is packed. Other than that we had a great time ..."

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2021

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz, an IHG Hotel
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Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
3 out of 5
407 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA
Fully refundable
The price is AU$236 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
0.71 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (952 reviews)
"Great stay overall, nice facilities, clean rooms and the breakfast included was great for a quick grab n go. Thanks!"

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2021

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
Hotel Solares
2.5 out of 5
600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Fully refundable
The price is AU$134 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
0.94 km from city centre
3.3/5 (945 reviews)
"Location was very good walking distance to the beach. Staff was very friendly we would definitely come back."

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2021

Hotel Solares
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$275 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
0.38 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)
"Awesome"

Reviewed on 11 Sep. 2021

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Ocean Pacific Lodge
2 out of 5
301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is AU$193 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
1.46 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (954 reviews)
"Great location!"

Reviewed on 18 Sep. 2021

Ocean Pacific Lodge
Chaminade Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$370 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
4.03 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (726 reviews)
"The property and accommodations were nice. The parking is a problem as it was almost impossible to park close to the room. Also, there was a lot of traffic through the hallways at night. the open doors make a thoroughfare for all the buildings."

Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2021

Chaminade Resort & Spa
Beachview Inn
2 out of 5
50 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is AU$148 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
1.59 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (961 reviews)
"Front desk accessible; convenient. Friendly staff and helpful. 2nd room, mold in shower."

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2021

Beachview Inn
Torch Lite Inn
2.5 out of 5
500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is AU$152 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
1.12 km from city centre
3.2/5 (972 reviews)
"The room was clean and the bed was pretty comfortable."

Reviewed on 24 Aug. 2021

Torch Lite Inn
Ocean Lodge
2 out of 5
1015 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$119 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
0.44 km from city centre
2.5/5 (286 reviews)
"We needed a nights halt, 5 of us and our 3 month old pet dog. The location was key for proximity to UC Santa Cruz. Ocean lodge was the only place available at a decent rate (in comparison) that allowed pets. Room was perfectly sized with 2 queens, clean, and good overall for what we needed. The manager ..."

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2021

Ocean Lodge
Comfort Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5
110 Plymouth St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$140 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
0.75 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (945 reviews)
"Very clean. Staff was helpful and polite. Would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 18 Sep. 2021

Comfort Inn Santa Cruz
Aqua Breeze Inn
2.5 out of 5
204 Second Street, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is AU$139 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
1.43 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (982 reviews)
"A great place to stay!"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2021

Aqua Breeze Inn
Mission Inn
2.5 out of 5
2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$210 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
2.72 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (866 reviews)
"Have stayed in higher priced motels /hotels and this place was nicer by far . Not to mention the BEST CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST anywhere. Mission Inn , keep up the great work."

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2021

Mission Inn
Beach Street Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$262 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
1.59 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (827 reviews)
"Great place overall on the pricey side tho. Great thing is you don’t have to drive around everything is walking distance."

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2021

Beach Street Inn and Suites
Continental Inn
2 out of 5
414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$167 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
0.7 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (954 reviews)
"Dog friendly"

Reviewed on 12 Sep. 2021

Continental Inn
Best Western Plus All Suites Inn
2.5 out of 5
500 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$216 per night from 13 Oct. to 13 Oct.
0.64 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (970 reviews)
"Will stay there again."

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2021

Best Western Plus All Suites Inn
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5
325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$179 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
1.43 km from city centre
3.3/5 (961 reviews)
"Very friendly staff, and great accommodation for the 70.3 Ironman race!"

Reviewed on 12 Sep. 2021

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Best Western Inn
2.5 out of 5
126 Plymouth St, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$194 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
0.8 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (796 reviews)
"The best of best wrsterns! I've had a stroke and they moved me from the 2nd floor to the 1st right next to the office. Thanks!"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2021

Best Western Inn
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East
2 out of 5
338 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is AU$155 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
1.31 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (978 reviews)
"The room could've been cleaner, there was dust everywhere. The floor boards were coming up. There were cigarette burns on our blanket and sheets."

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East
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Visiting Santa Cruz

Travelers to Santa Cruz give high marks for the beaches, fun sporting events, and entertainment choices. This city also attracts tourists with its walkable location. Top sights in the city include Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach.

  • There are 145 hotels and other accommodations in Santa Cruz
  • The closest major airport is in Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) 31 from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) 36.5 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Santa Cruz

Cultural venues in the city include Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, and Museum of Art & History. Notable city landmarks like Mystery Spot and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk might be worth a visit. The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Main Beach, Natural Bridges State Park, and Felton Covered Bridge Park.

In Santa Cruz, you'll find 145 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Inn at Depot Hill - This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and beach locale.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola - Our customers like the beach locale and pool at this hotel. This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Hyatt Place Santa Cruz - Guests who stay at this 3-star hotel in Westside Santa Cruz can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and beach locale.

Popular places to visit in the area include Winchester Mystery House, located 19 mi (30.6 from the city center, and California's Great America, which is 23.4 mi (37.7 away.

Dressing for Santa Cruz

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 69°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 36°F
  • From April to June, the average is 84°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 82°F during the day and 36°F at night
  • About 49.92 inches of rain falls on Santa Cruz each year
  • August and September are usually the hottest months averaging 85°F, while December and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 37°F

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