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Santa Cruz hotels near the beach offer the best of both worlds, with comfortable accommodations and easy access to the ocean scene.

Visitors have options, whether its looking for adventure and action near oceanfront attractions or a quite and relaxing retreat away from big crowds.

  • West Cliff Inn

    174 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz CA 95060

    One of Santa Cruz’s finest hotels, the West Cliff Inn is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family trip to the sun-drenched activity filled beaches in Santa Cruz. Sitting on a bluff that overlooks the Santa Cruz boardwalk, this newly renovated Inn has luxurious amenities, including bountiful breakfast buffets and afternoon wine, tea and hors d' oeuvres. The West Cliff Inn even boasts a room with a private outdoor hot tub in one of its nine unique guest rooms and a pet-friendly guest room is available upon request with an additional charge.

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  • Capitola Hotel

    210 Esplanade, Capitola CA 95010

    Capitola is the quintessential Northern California beach town, and the Capitola Hotel is the perfect nook to temporarily nest in. Located just steps from the beach, in the heart of the Capitola Village, this boutique hotel offers clean and comfortable rooms at affordable prices. Complimentary gourmet coffee and tea, and freshly baked pastries or biscotti await in the hotel lobby each morning and free Wi-Fi. Capitola's quaint wharf and shopping district are within walking distance.

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  • Santa Cruz Dream Inn

    175 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Every room in this iconic Santa Cruz inn enjoys a beautiful view of Monterey Bay, not to mention access to must-see attractions like the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and wharf. Even their heated pool and restaurant, Aquarius, are ocean front. Whether a romantic getaway, family fun, or a road-trip, the Dream Inn aims to accommodate every guest's needs.

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  • Seascape Beach Resort

    One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos CA 95003

    Seascape Beach Resort on Monterey Bay in Aptos offers a luxurious four-star getaway, complete with spa suites. The resort offers private beach-fires to-go and a couples night with in-suite spa services—perfect for romantic getaways. With on-ste bike rentals, swimming, a fitness center and concierge service for boogie board and wetsuit rentals, there's little reason to leave the resort.

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  • Beach Street Inn and Suites

    125 Beach Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

    With a unique vantage point overlooking Monterey Bay, the Beach Street Inn and Suites enjoys a panorama of classic Santa Cruz attractions—from the beach, to the wharf, to the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Rooms are positioned with either pool-side or ocean-front views.

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