Chaminade Resort & Spa

1 Chaminade Ln | Santa Cruz, CA 95065  [SEE MAP]Santa Cruz, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Free parking and internet access
Daily resort fee
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.
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Location
Santa Cruz, CA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 156 rooms
Primary View
Mountain(s)
Style
Traditional, Rustic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families, Solo travelers

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Fodor's

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Secluded on 300 hilltop acres of redwood and eucalyptus forest with hiking trails, this Mission-style complex commands expansive views of Monterey Bay. Guest rooms are furnished in a modern Spanish style, with dark wood, deep colors, and patterned fabrics; some have private patios or decks.

Frommer's

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If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful sanctuary, staying at a hotel that used to be a religious retreat is probably not a bad idea.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 820 have reviewed the Chaminade Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 820 reviews 4.0 (based on 820 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The hotel’s guest rooms feature welcoming Mission-style decor with white comforters accented by colorful pillows and throws. Accommodations all include feather beds and down-filled duvets while bathrooms feature granite, dual vanities and BeeKind Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities.
  • $35 daily resort fee includes internet access, parking, hiking trails and use of the fitness center and spa

Standard room size square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on 300 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Chaminade Resort & Spa is a peaceful oasis near Monterey Bay. With several state parks and beaches located within a short drive of the property, the Chaminade Resort is ideal for those seeking outdoor activities and a tranquil setting.
  • 34 miles south of Mineta San Jose International Airport; 63 miles southeast of San Francisco International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Chaminade Resort & Spa is home to two on-site restaurants. The Sunset Restaurant serves farm-to-table fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a Sunday brunch. Linwood’s Bar & Grill serves contemporary food for lunch and dinner and features an extensive wine list. The grill also features a Pooch Patio Menu and welcomes dogs on a leash.
  • In-room dining can be delivered to the guest rooms, pool or spa

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The resort’s small pool area features a heated pool and whirlpool that are surrounded by deck chairs. Cabana rentals are also available.
  • Food can be delivered to the pool area
  • Pool is open daily 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The 1,700-square-foot Spa at Chaminade offers treatments that incorporate all-natural products and a variety of services can be booked.
  • Spa packages available
  • Spa is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The pool is popular with families, as is the sand volleyball court. Hiking trails and other outdoor activities are also located on-site.
  • Pack 'n Plays are available upon request
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The resort’s fitness center features cardio equipment, including recumbent bikes and treadmills. Outdoors, guests can enjoy the hotel's 3-mile hiking trail, sand volleyball, croquet and badminton. There are also four lighted tennis courts. Complimentary yoga, Pilates and zumba classes are offered on-site. After a workout, guests can retreat to the locker rooms with a steam room and shower amenities.
  • Fitness center is open Monday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The resort offers 12 meeting rooms, conference planning, outdoor venues and team-building activities for meetings and events. The Santa Cruz room is the hotel's largest and can accommodate up to 220 guests. All meeting rooms are customizable. The property’s 24-hour business center includes a PC and a printer. Internet access is available in the guest rooms and the resort’s 12 meeting rooms.
  • Team-building activities include geocaching, boat-building and a ropes course
  • On-site catering

Number of meeting rooms12

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Those traveling with dogs must pay a $150 nonrefundable cleaning fee per animal.
  • 50-pound weight limit
  • Two dogs per room
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

Indoor and outdoor event space is available at the Chaminade Resort & Spa. The on-site wedding experts can assist with details. Wedding ceremonies can be held outdoors in the Spanish-style Courtyard Terrace or the Sunset Patio. The Santa Cruz Ballroom is the property’s largest event space and features ocean and valley views. All-inclusive customizable wedding packages are available.
  • Bridal spa packages are available
  • Wedding room blocks

Maximum wedding guest capacity230

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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