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View on map1100 yd from City Center400 yd from Santa Cruz
The venue has a lobby bar and a seasonal pool on site and offers direct access to a train station just few steps away.
8.0
Great245 reviews
From   US$ 170 /nightSelect
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View on map1600 yd from City Center300 yd from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
Offering 22 rooms with ocean views, the hotel is set in Westside Santa Cruz district, just steps from University of California Santa Cruz.
7.4
Very good8 reviews
From   US$ 189 /nightSelect
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1700 yd from City Center200 yd from Sky Glider
Located a few steps from The Satellite Workspace and Digital Media Studio, the hotel features 34 rooms with views over the ocean.
7.6
Very good2 reviews
From   US$ 145 /nightSelect
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1.8 mi from City Center1.2 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
Located in an upscale area, the hotel has 82 rooms, and it features a motorway nearby.
8.2
Great26 reviews
From   US$ 185 /nightSelect
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1100 yd from City Center300 yd from Santa Cruz
A short walk from Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and a train station, this hotel features a year-round outdoor pool and consists of 50 rooms.
7.0
Very good207 reviews
From   US$ 180 /nightSelect
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1600 yd from City Center1100 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
Located in a beach area of Santa Cruz, the comfortable hotel will have access to an outdoor pool.
8.6
Great41 reviews
From   US$ 131 /nightSelect
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1700 yd from City Center1100 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
The property boasts a seasonal outdoor pool and a golf course on site and guests can laze by an outdoor pool.
7.6
Very good230 reviews
From   US$ 147 /nightSelect
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1500 yd from City Center500 yd from Sky Glider
Offering 23 rooms with park views, the hotel is set in Westside Santa Cruz district, just steps from Long Marine Laboratory.
7.8
Very good77 reviews
From   US$ 170 /nightSelect
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1600 yd from City Center1100 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
Featuring a private swimming pool, this hotel is located close to the beach and close to DIG gardens.
7.8
Very good62 reviews
From   US$ 158 /nightSelect
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1.2 mi from City Center1.2 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
The business hotel is a good starting point to Santa Cruz' sights including Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Rexford Winery.
7.6
Very good10 reviews
From   US$ 179 /nightSelect
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1500 yd from City Center100 yd from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Located near Pacific Avenue, the hotel offers ocean views and an outdoor swimming pool.
6.8
Nice27 reviews
From   US$ 132 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center800 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
Located a few steps from University of California Santa Cruz, the hotel features 62 rooms with views over the city.
5.0
Guest rating69 reviews
From   US$ 109 /nightSelect
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The hotel boasts location in Westside Santa Cruz district close to Catalyst and offers its guests a spa centre and a Jacuzzi.
8.0
Great127 reviews
From   US$ 140 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center800 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
This hotel in Westside Santa Cruz district, just off Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, boasts 36 en-suite rooms and a lounge restaurant.
6.8
Nice255 reviews
From   US$ 130 /nightSelect
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1200 yd from City Center700 yd from Pacific Avenue
Adjacent to Pacific Garden Mall, and close to Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, this central hotel features 55 non-smoking rooms.
6.0
Guest rating57 reviews
From   US$ 174 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center600 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
Featuring historic architecture, the venue provides 38 rooms and offers easy access to McPherson Center.
6.4
Nice110 reviews
From   US$ 92 /nightSelect
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1500 yd from City Center300 yd from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The venue features an outdoor pool and a non-smoking restaurant, boasting location next to McPherson Center.
7.4
Very good79 reviews
From   US$ 111 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center800 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
This hotel offers the lounge bar and 50 rooms together with convenient location close to UCSC Arboretum.
6.6
Nice48 reviews
From   US$ 107 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center800 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
Close to University of California Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, the lovely hotel is lodged in a historical-style building and consists of 42 rooms.
7.0
Very good33 reviews
From   US$ 112 /nightSelect
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1700 yd from City Center1200 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
The property dates back to 1983, boasts a historical-style architecture and has convenient location close to Pacific Avenue.
7.0
Very good32 reviews
From   US$ 113 /nightSelect
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1200 yd from City Center800 yd from Pacific Avenue
The hotel is ideally placed in Westside Santa Cruz district, boasting 77 contemporary rooms and a 24-hour bar.
8.0
Great159 reviews
From   US$ 157 /nightSelect
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1500 yd from City Center700 yd from Sky Glider
While onsite there is an outdoor pool, the hotel offers unique location right in the heart of Santa Cruz.
6.2
Nice60 reviews
From   US$ 115 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center500 yd from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Offering location close to Cowell's Beach, this hotel overlooks the mountain and has a beach restaurant.
6.6
Nice87 reviews
From   US$ 113 /nightSelect
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1.7 mi from City Center900 yd from Rio Theatre
Offering 31 rooms with garden views, the hotel is set in Eastside Santa Cruz district, just steps from Mystery Spot.
7.2
Very good65 reviews
From   US$ 112 /nightSelect
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1200 yd from City Center800 yd from Pacific Avenue
Offering convenient proximity to Pacific Garden Mall, the hotel is also close to Cowell's Beach.
7.6
Very good83 reviews
From   US$ 122 /nightSelect
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Offering an ideal location in Westside Santa Cruz district of Santa Cruz, the hotel welcomes guests with a daily continental breakfast.
6.8
Nice29 reviews
From   US$ 137 /nightSelect
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1.3 mi from City Center1.2 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
Offering convenient proximity to Sones Cellars, the hotel is also close to Wilder Ranch State Park.
5.8
Guest rating2 reviews
From   US$ 99 /nightSelect
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1.8 mi from City Center1400 yd from Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History
This hotel features rooms with garden views, while a convenient location provides easy access to Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.
8.0
Great11 reviews
From   US$ 141 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center200 yd from Santa Cruz
Located just off Santa Cruz Wharf and 42 km from Fisherman's Wharf, this hotel features a patio and a cocktail lounge.
7.4
Very good62 reviews
From   US$ 155 /nightSelect
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1200 yd from City Center500 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
Boasting an outdoor pool plus a poolside restaurant, the venue is ideally located in Westside Santa Cruz district.
6.8
Nice183 reviews
From   US$ 112 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center200 yd from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Adjacent to Cowell's Beach, and close to Cowell's Beach, this central hotel features 25 en-suite rooms.
6.0
Guest rating124 reviews
From   US$ 142 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center700 yd from Sky Glider
Offering convenient proximity to Pacific Avenue, the hotel is also close to University of California Santa Cruz.
5.8
Guest rating60 reviews
From   US$ 80 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center600 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
Offering 25 rooms with garden views, the hotel is set in Westside Santa Cruz district, just steps from Pacific Garden Mall.
7.4
Very good178 reviews
From   US$ 126 /nightSelect
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1700 yd from City Center1200 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, this budget venue gives access to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
7.4
Very good38 reviews
From   US$ 103 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center800 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
Guests can enjoy the landscape views and an outdoor pool, while taking advantage of the hotel's location close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as well as a port.
6.6
Nice32 reviews
From   US$ 104 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center500 yd from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Situated 1 km from the centre of Santa Cruz, the apartment with a view over the garden offers a sunbathing terrace.
8.0
Great19 reviews
From   US$ 152 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center100 yd from Santa Cruz
This budget hotel with ocean views lies close to the sights of Santa Cruz including Pacific Avenue.
7.6
Very good78 reviews
From   US$ 97 /nightSelect
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1500 yd from City Center400 yd from Sky Glider
Guests can swim in an outdoor pool on site, provided by the hotel conveniently set in a busy area.
7.2
Very good5 reviews
From   US$ 70 /nightSelect
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1200 yd from City Center300 yd from Santa Cruz
Within easy reach of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this hotel comprises 11 rooms with private bathrooms.
From   US$ 139 /nightSelect
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1.4 mi from City Center1500 yd from Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse
Located in the beach area of Santa Cruz, the villa comprises 1 bedrooms and a kitchen for guests' convenience.
From   US$ 115 /nightSelect
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FAQs about hotels in Santa Cruz

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What are some of the best cheap hotels to stay in Santa Cruz?
Some of the most favored affordable hotels are: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz Traveler rating: 4.4/5 Hitching Post Studios Inn Traveler rating: 3.5/5 Hampton Inn Santa Cruz Traveler rating: 3.9/5. See more top rated cheap hotels here.
What are the most popular hotels near Lighthouse Field State Beach in Santa Cruz?
Dream Inn Santa Cruz is the best hotels located only 15 minutes on foot from Lighthouse Field State Beach.
What are the best family hotels in Santa Cruz?
Many families loved staying at these kid-friendly hotels - Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley and Seaway Inn. All hotels great for family stay in Santa Cruz you can find here. Maybe you also like hotels with an outdoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a sundeck.
What are good hotels for short-term stay on business in Santa Cruz?
Business travelers can be quite busy, but keen to see the atmosphere of Santa Cruz. On this, you might enjoy Ocean Gate Inn.
What are the best hotels in Santa Cruz with good breakfasts?
Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area and Howard Johnson By Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are top hotels serving up a breakfasts, try it to feel the taste of the city.
What are the best luxury in Santa Cruz?
Some of the top luxury hotels are: Chaminade Resort & Spa rating: 3.9/5 Casablanca Inn On The Beach rating: 5.0/5