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Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff

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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Hailey, Idaho
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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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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41 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We really enjoyed out stay here, although it was for 1 night. The room was very big with complimentary coffee. The bathroom had floor heating! The price was not cheap but it was a very nice change from the cheaper hotels we had the days before. After arriving we walked to the beach which is 5 min walk. We ate... More 

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

Dear Jilly Belgium, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and writing a review. Its sounds like you got to explore lots of Santa Cruz include the Wharf and Boardwalk. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay including our complimentary hot breakfast courtesy of our friends at the Britannia Arms in Capitola and pastries from Gayle's (also in... 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): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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