Best Hotels in Santa Cruz

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Santa Cruz based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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<$100 - $300+

Hotel Class

1 star - 5 stars

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    Dream Inn Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz, CA
    #1 in Best Hotels in Santa Cruz
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2485 reviewsTripAdvisor (2485)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting beachfront adjacent to the Santa Cruz boardwalk, the Dream Inn welcomes visitors with warm colors and funky furnishings. Walking in, you may think you've traveled back to the 1960s: Bright, bold decor can be found throughout the hotel, but there are modern amenities, too. Guest rooms boast high-tech items such as iPod docks, flat-screen TVs and rain showers, not to mention private balconies – previous visitors highly recommend asking for an ocean view room on a higher floor for better views and less late-night noise. Travelers also enjoy spending time by the heated beachfront pool. If seeing and hearing the ocean isn't enough, taste it at Aquarius, which serves up fresh seafood in a very relaxed, casual environment. Despite all its offerings, this property earns the most praise for its excellent customer service; previous guests describe the staff as extremely friendly and helpful.

    Santa Cruz, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2485 reviewsTripAdvisor (2485)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Chaminade Resort & Spa
    Santa Cruz, CA
    #2 in Best Hotels in Santa Cruz
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 820 reviewsTripAdvisor (820)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you're looking for beachside lodging for your vacation in Santa Cruz, California, you won't find it at Chaminade Resort & Spa because this resort sits about 3 miles inland. But you will find spectacular views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the lush forest surrounding this property. To really make the most of the scenery, travelers recommend requesting a room with a patio. However, no matter which room you stay in, you'll find trendy, colorful decor and contemporary amenities such as Gilchrist & Soames bath products, flat-screen TVs and wireless internet access. Chaminade's on-site facilities earn high praise (and so does the staff). Travelers love the relaxing atmosphere of the spa, while a pool, several hiking trails and tennis courts will keep you busy throughout the day. The resort also boasts two in-house eateries: Sunset Restaurant serves up casual fare and Linwood's Bar & Grill specializes in contemporary Californian cuisine.

    Santa Cruz, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 820 reviewsTripAdvisor (820)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
    Santa Cruz, CA
    #3 in Best Hotels in Santa Cruz
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 587 reviewsTripAdvisor (587)
    Free WiFi

    Recent visitors loved this boutique hotel in Santa Cruz, California, praising its excellent staff and stylish design. The modern earth-toned accommodations feature reclaimed wood, free Wi-Fi access, work desks and LCD televisions. While many appreciated the chic guest rooms, some warned that the beds could be more comfortable. For meals, guests can visit the on-site eatery, Solaire Restaurant + Bar, which serves American cuisine inside its elegant yet casual dining room and outside on its patio. Hotel Paradox's other amenities include a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by lounge chairs, cabanas and fire pits, and a fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment. What's more, the hotel offers loaner bikes and electric skateboards for cruising to nearby sights like the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and its adjacent beach. Surfboard valet service and beach picnic lunches can also be arranged. Plus, since this property is part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn or redeem points while staying here.

    Santa Cruz, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 587 reviewsTripAdvisor (587)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Casablanca Inn on the Beach
    Santa Cruz, CA
    #4 in Best Hotels in Santa Cruz
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 575 reviewsTripAdvisor (575)
    Free WiFi

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    West Cliff Drive(0.68 mi)
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    Santa Cruz, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 575 reviewsTripAdvisor (575)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Marriott Santa Cruz de la Sierra
    Santa Cruz
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    Free WiFi
    Marriott Santa Cruz de la Sierra is a 4.5 star hotel located at 4to Anillo Entre Radial 23 At Calle Las Ramblas in Santa Cruz.
    Santa Cruz
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Buganvillas Hotel Suites & Spa
    Santa Cruz
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    Free WiFi
    Buganvillas Hotel Suites & Spa is a 4 star hotel located at Av. Roca y Coronado No. 901 in Santa Cruz.
    Santa Cruz
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Solar do Bom Jesus
    Santa Cruz
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    Free WiFi
    Hotel Solar do Bom Jesus is a 4 star hotel located at Estrada da Ribeira- 4 in Santa Cruz.
    Santa Cruz
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Radisson Hotel Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    Free WiFi
    Radisson Hotel Santa Cruz is a 4 star hotel located at Avenida Segunda 4 in Santa Cruz.
    Santa Cruz
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Babbling Brook Inn
    Santa Cruz, CA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 412 reviewsTripAdvisor (412)
    Free WiFi

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    West Cliff Drive(1.11 mi)
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    Santa Cruz, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 412 reviewsTripAdvisor (412)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz, CA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    Free WiFi

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    West Cliff Drive(1.36 mi)
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    Santa Cruz, CA
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Best Western Plus All Suites Inn
    Santa Cruz, CA
    2.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 767 reviewsTripAdvisor (767)
    Free WiFi

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    West Cliff Drive(1.46 mi)
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    Santa Cruz, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 767 reviewsTripAdvisor (767)
    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area
    Santa Cruz, CA
    2.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 400 reviewsTripAdvisor (400)
    Free WiFi

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    West Cliff Drive(0.95 mi)
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    Santa Cruz, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 400 reviewsTripAdvisor (400)
    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk
    Santa Cruz, CA
    2.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 2.5 based on 150 reviewsTripAdvisor (150)
    Free WiFi

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    West Cliff Drive(0.94 mi)
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    Santa Cruz, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 2.5 based on 150 reviewsTripAdvisor (150)
    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East
    Santa Cruz, CA
    2-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 574 reviewsTripAdvisor (574)
    Free WiFi

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    West Cliff Drive(0.99 mi)
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    Santa Cruz, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 574 reviewsTripAdvisor (574)
    2.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Islander Motel
    Santa Cruz, CA
    2-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 217 reviewsTripAdvisor (217)
    Free WiFi

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    West Cliff Drive(1.51 mi)
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    Santa Cruz, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 217 reviewsTripAdvisor (217)
    2.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi