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Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola

2.5 of 5 1255 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sonora, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall this is a good value, modern hotel located in a busy shopping area about 1/2 mile from the ocean. Very friendly, helpful and efficient front desk and maid service staff. Hotel lobby clean and nicely decorated. Rooms are quiet, roomy, modern, clean and comfortable. No complaints on internet service. Free, secure underground parking. Breakfast food was standard for like... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola, responded to this review

Dear Loves2Travel999 Thank you for visiting us and for your appreciated review. I have shared your impressions with our breakfast team who will be much more involved during your future visits. With hospitality Derek Grell General Manager More 

San Jose, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night. This is our 3rd visit to this property. Prices are reasonable, location is good. Staff very friendly and you feel like your at home. Lobby area is very decorative and feels like you are near the ocean. Rooms are clean and comfortable, Nice size, two TV's and a front room with desk and couch. Breakfast is... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola, responded to this review

Dear Dan D, I personally thank you for being a faithful return guest to our property. Beautiful weather has also returned to Capitola, but the crowds are still a few months away. My staff and I await our next opportunity to be at your service. Sincerely yours Derek Grell General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually only stay at Marriott s and this was a great one. It is a smaller property but very nice location. Close to both the boardwalk and capitola wharf. The front desk/bar tender Jessica was awesome.

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola, responded to this review

Dear a question, We are pleased that your preference of Marriott properties brought you to enjoy our location and Hotel. I thank you for your review and your appreciation of Jessica who is indeed a very helpful and friendly associate. It is a pleasure to have her on our team. With hospitality Derek Grell General Manager More 

Oakland, California, United States
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142 reviews 142 reviews
24 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for New Years and liked it enough to book a second night. The staff is all very friendly and helpful. The hotel is located just a short drive away from the Capitola Beach and has a nice little swimming pool and hot tub. Parking and internet are free, which is always a big plus! Rooms were spacious,... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola, responded to this review

Dear Dianah R, Thank you for spending the New Year with us and for sharing your review. My staff and I are pleased that your first night was good enough to extend. The days are getting longer and 2015 has lots of fun to enjoy. We look forwards to your next visit. Sincerely yours Derek Grell General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nicely appointed junior suite. The beds were comfortable, there was no noticeable outside noise, and the bathroom was also well appointed and clean. There was a good breakfast in a dedicated breakfast room. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. A plus is a roomy secure garage with free parking under the hotel, and free Wi-Fi. If you... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola, responded to this review

Dear la901 I thank you for understanding our other hotel guests and your appreciation of the assistance provided by our front desk staff. With such a beautiful location as this having a hotel that offers a fantastic nights sleep makes the discovery all that much better. We hope to see you again soon. With Hospitality Derek Grell General Manager More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking to stay at a hotel that is comfortable, clean and friendly this is the place to stay. A hotel run with friendly relaxed staff who go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one. I would like to give the housekeeping staff a special thank you as they are very efficient but not... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola, responded to this review

Dear Mattie364 On behalf of our entire team, I thank you for staying with us on your journey to Capitola. Our housekeepers and front desk associates are all very proud of their hotel and we are also glad that our Happy Hours were enjoyable. Sincerely Derek Grell General Manager More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night after picking up our son from UCSC. Good proximity to school and a decent area. It's just past a shopping mall which has a Starbucks by the entrance. Paid $130 for Junior Suite which included a fold out sofa. We had to book early, rates go up to $399. This room is nice because... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola, responded to this review

Dear Quest2011 Thank you for staying with us while visiting your son at the UCSC. Our fireplace suites with whirlpool tub are very popular and relaxing. We look forwards to your next visit and wish you a very happy New Year. Sincerely yours Derek Grell General Manager More 

Elk Grove, Ca.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great. Generally, my husband and I stay at higher end hotels and are very particular and we were happy here. The bed is not the greatest, but is adequate. The little sitting area is nice. We chose this place because it seemed well located, and we had points and were looking for a fun, easy weekend on... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola, responded to this review

Dear WinoElkGrove_Ca Thank you for choosing our Fairfield Inn and Suites for your coastal getaway during the Holiday season. My staff and I are excited to hear that you had a great stay. Until your next visit we wish you a very Happy New Year. Sincerely Derek Grell General Manager More 

Santa Barbara, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Although this is a newer property, I was still struck at how clean everything was in all areas of the Hotel. Every person on staff that we had contact with was exceptional. Everyone greeted us with a smile and was helpful. Love the layout of the Jr. suite with a balcony. The bathroom was big with a large jacuzzi tub... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola, responded to this review

Dear bevbwgc, On behalf of us all, we thank you for being our guest and for sharing your experiences with this review. Until your next opportunity to visit, we wish you and yours happy holidays and prosperity in the coming new year. Sincerely Derek Grell General Manager More 

Paso Robles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We booked our room last minute over the Thanksgiving weekend. The location is perfect. Close to pleasure point, the hook, and the shopping in Capitola. We arrived late, and was greeted by the nicest and most hospitable front desk clerk! The customer service was outstanding!! Our room was clean and very comfortable! I will definitely stay here again!!

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola, responded to this review

Dear VJCostello Thanksgiving weekend is always a busy time for our local families and for all those who seek a few memorable waves at Pleasure Point or The Hook. With the shopping mall of Capitola only one block away there are great deals to shop for too. Our friendly staff and clean comfortable rooms await your next visit. Happy Holidays!! More 

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Additional Information about Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola

Address: 1255 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010
Location: United States > California > Capitola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz-Capitola 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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