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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Bloomington, Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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Las Vegas, NV
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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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San Andreas, CA
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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

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our room was wonderful. Exceptionally comfortable king sized bed, heated bathroom floor, lots of toiletries in the bathroom, coffee maker, etc. And so quiet - no sound of doors closing, no sound of flushing toilets, no conversations could be heard. The breakfast was superb - fruits, cereal, pastries, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, fried potatoes. The owners, who live in... More

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

Dear Don, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and noticed our recent improvements. We recently added much thicker/heavier doors than originally installed and now have triple pane windows in all rooms to mitigate any outside noise. We hope you had a safe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We had the BEST time at the Belle Notte. Traveling with children in a group of 9, we occupied 3 rooms. The owners were super - helping us find just the right dining experiences (and we could walk to a fantastic Italian place from the hotel, btw) and having an amazing breakfast waiting for us every morning with options for... More

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

Dear LindaLouise, thank you for choosing Bella Notte and taking the time to share your experience with a review. We are happy you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and we are sure you'll love living in Northern California! Sincerely, 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
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz #1 Best Value 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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