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Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff

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21305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked the motel based on TripAdvisor and found the rating and descriptions quite accurate. The staff was exceptionally helpful and courteous. The breakfast area is small, but thanks to a little extra effort in the kitchen, we found it to be more enjoyable than the usual small breakfast buffets. It is about 1/4 mile to the beach, which is... More 

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Dear Fringe_Gatherer, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear our staff was of assistance to you during your stay and you enjoyed our hot breakfast. We hope you'll come see us again. Best Wishes Belle Notte Staff & Management. More 

Hailey, Idaho
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't want to stay near boardwalk main beach area, last minute choice as I lived on East Cliff in the mid 70's. Home Run ! Awesome spacious well appointed room and super comfy bed. Had a little balcony table outside our room with lots of sunshine for a glass of wine and a good book. Super friendly staff and sumptuous... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Thank you Bella Notte for making our trip to Santa Cruz perfect! This inn is everything that you need... from the second we checked in until we left. The rooms are so spacious and clean, the grounds are so well taking care of, the breakfast was delicious, beaches, restaurants and everything close by. We will definitely be back and will... More 

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Last minute decision to stay overnight at the coast and Bella Notte was a wonderful surprise! Room #10 is huge, tons of closet space, desk/kitchen area, large sofa seating area, fridge, robes, large king bed, beautiful pillows and bed linens, gorgeous roomy bathroom with heated floors, really quiet even though its on the side of the main road. The owners... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We recently spent the night at this lovely little inn. I sort of picked it because of the Italian name :-) And surprise! It really felt more like being in a lovely Italian boutique hotel then an American roadside inn. The rooms were extremely spacious. Great attention was paid to every detail of the decor. The colors were soft and... More 

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Belp, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Within walking distance to a nice quiet beach, nice room, clean und helpful staff! Good value for money and private parking. Great breakfast for an American Inn with fresh fruits etc. and warm dishes à la Carte. Great Italian restaurant nearby called " Lago di Como"!

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Denver
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We recently stayed at the Bella Notte Inn during a camping trip on the scenic Highway 1. After 4 nights in a van, it was time for a break. Bella Notte was just what we needed. The room felt more like a well appointed guest bedroom at a good friend's home than a motel. The room was spacious with a... More 

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Indianapolis
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91 reviews 91 reviews
3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

The staff were quite friendly, but there were issues with the room. The sheets seemed to be slept in when we arrived. On the second night, we were awakened by loud tapping that continued from 3am-4am. The rooms are nice enough, biggish, but not fancy.

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Redmond, Oregon
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162 reviews 162 reviews
43 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have lived in Santa Cruz for over 35 years... and thought I knew everything about the area. I thought all the 'best' hotels were still oldish and moldy boxes.... but not Bella Notte ! I have lived away the last 15 years or so this was a visit for old times sake. Found it on Tripadvisor and loved it.... More 

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Clovis, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This has to have been one of the best places we have ever stayed for such an occasion. Very clean, nice king bed room with an electronic fireplace. Small breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, bagels, juice, coffee, fruit etc. which is perfect to tide you over till lunch. Managers very helpful and courteous. Upstairs room was very quiet (8). Short... More 

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