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Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff

21305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Ranked #1 of 51 hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
RKD45 Weed, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Weed, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent our 20th anniversary at Bella Notte. I have lived in the Monterey Bay area off and on for years . . . and somehow missed this gem. The owners are on site most of the time which means very little is missed. The location is quiet, romantic, and reasonably close to a restaurant, Shadowbrook, that... More

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Simi Valley, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is nice and beautiful. We especially enjoyed the modern up to date room and bathroom with the heated floors. The AC is super quiet and the triple Paine windows makes this a very quiet and comfortable place to stay. The owners were friendly and very accommodating. Delicious fresh fruit among the breakfast items.

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is a few minutes from the center of town by car. It is very quiet, and just a block up from a very nice public beach. Breakfast was very good (fruit, yogurt, eggs, bacon, potatoes, coffee) and the owner was very nice. Bathroom floor and heated floors, which was very nice.

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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bella Notte is a refreshing (and big) step up from chain motels and the slew of overpriced budget motels in this very popular beach town. First off, the staff of the Bella Notte is attentive, friendly, and informative. Although we were very familiar with the area, having lived not far away for several years, the desk staff and owners... More

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Powell, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this hotel. Not only was it super cute but was in a very good area which was not as congested as staying closer to the pier. Only drawback is there is not many restaurants close by open for lunch but other than that we loved its location. We will stay here again if we ever go to Santa... More

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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this review

Dear Annette, thank you for choosing Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. We too think two blocks from the beach and half way between downtown Santa Cruz and Capitola by The Sea is a great location. While we do not have a huge number of restaurants close by we do have two Italian restaurants, one Mexican... More

Bloomington, Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a nice stay in room 3. This room had more counter space for snacks, luggage, etc than any other hotel we have ever stayed in! The bed was comfortable, and everything was very clean and quiet. The heated floor in the bathroom was wonderful! Probably the best part of our stay was the breakfast! There was a great... More

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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this review

Dear IU92, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to share your experience with a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our hot breakfast courtesy of our friends at the Britannia Arms and Gayles Bakery in Capitola. We hope you'll keep us in mind if your travels bring you back to California. Sincerely Bella... More

Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
64 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed at the Bella Notte Inn for four nights while exploring the area. The hotel is on a main road but our room was extremely comfortable and quiet. It was very spacious and well appointed with a wet bar, refrigerator and a coffee maker. There were also good quality toiletries and plush robes. Our room (number 8) also had... More

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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this review

Dear MGA. Thank you for choosing Bella Notte and taking the time to share your experience with a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope the rest of your trip to the US was good. Room 8 is one of our favorites and we've even had guests tell us the walk in closet is big... More

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A first class hotel in walking distance of the Santa Cruz beach and with an excellent Italian restaurant just across the road. Owned by an Englishman from Hertfordshire, this new hotel represents good value for money and proves you usually get what you pay for. We stayed just the one night but enjoyed it immensely. Staff are very helpful and... More

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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this review

Dear Jerry, it was a pleasure meeting you and your wife. Thank you for choosing Bella Notte. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to the United States and have some good memories of Santa Cruz. We too enjoy Lago di Como (the Italian restaurant just down the street), Star Bene (the Italian/Argentinian almost next door), Taqueria Michocan... More

Las Vegas, NV
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Spacious room, soft linens, heated bathroom floor, high quality toiletries, good in-room coffee, and convenient location. Parking is very easy and free wifi hot spots were plentiful. We simply needed a room for the night and this far surpassed our expectations. It's not cheap, but the price reflected the value and we will return.

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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this review

Dear Justine, Thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll come see us again if your travels bring you back to Santa Cruz. Regarding noise from upstairs we plan to work with a sound engineer and contractor to address those issues... More

San Andreas, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Privately owned...good location...attentive staff...excellent value: who could ask for more? Anniversary event and gift sent to the hotel was waiting upon check-in along with a small box of chocolates. A definite keeper!

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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this review

Dear Eagle2, thank you for choosing Bella Notte for your anniversary getaway. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our facilities and chocolates from Le Belge in Napa. We hope you'll keep us in mind for any future special occasions/getaways. Bella Notte staff & Management. More

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Address: 21305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz #2 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz #2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz #5 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bella Notte sets a new standard for Inns in the Santa Cruz area. Completed in December 2007, Bella Notte features ten spacious and well appointed rooms. We offer eight king rooms and two double queen rooms. Three superior king rooms also feature a fireplace and walk-in closet. All rooms feature imported marble bathrooms and heated bathroom floors. Bella Notte also provides free in room Wifi and cable TV with premium channels as well as free parking and complimentary continental breakfast. Bella Notte is located in Santa Cruz's Live Oaks neighbourhood, just two blocks from Twin Lakes Beach and close to several great local restaurants. The Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is a short walk away and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, lively downtown Santa Cruz and the popular seaside village of Capitola are all just a few minutes drive. ... more   less 
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