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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I normally review only places that I can give 5 stars, so giving Bella Notte 5 stars is a no-brainer! We spent two nights in one of the largest rooms I have seen in a hotel, and it wasn't even the biggest they had. The decor was absolutely delightful and the bed and linens were very comfortable. The hotel is... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the reviews about Bella Notte were right! Its amazing My husband and I stayed in Room 9. Beautiful French country décor with vaulted ceilings. The bedding was a high end duvet and sheets, we slept like babies. The Inn is a 10 minutes from the boardwalk, but that's what we loved about it. We loved being away from all... More 

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Sacramento
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose the Bella Notte in room #10 for a quick getaway from the kids for three days in late July. I have to say that overall it was a very pleasant experience and we'd choose to go back again if we find ourselves in the same situation. Normally we like to rent a house on the beach for a... More 

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

Dear Abby'shouse, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry to hear about the situation with your in room fridge. 99% of the time the guest room fridges are silent but occasionally there seems to be a compressor issue with the... More 

Morgan Hill, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in for two nights and just loved this place the breakfast was great and it is off the beaten path but still close to places to visit. The rooms are clean and very comfortable bed. This place has a nice feel to it almost like you are in your own master bedroom at home. We just loved... More 

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

Dear Deadgrassdog, 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 visit us again if your travels bring you back to Santa Cruz. Regards, Bella Notte Staff & Management. More 

Redding, California
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is the 2nd time we have stayed here & it doesn't disappoint. Love the rooms, they are clean & comfortable. The staff is helpful, friendly & courteous. Since we were here this time in the summer months there was a hot breakfast, and they still had the strawberry cookies (the BEST).

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

Dear RetiredLady46, thank you for being a valued repeat guest at Bella Notte. We cannot think of a higher endorsement than you choosing to spend your time in Santa Cruz at Bella Notte. We are happy to hear your liked your room and our staff was helpful. While we'd like to take all the credit for the breakfast and pastries... More 

Provo, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Bella Notte for three nights of our Santa Cruz honeymoon. We found the staff to be very helpful and accommodating, and loved the room we stayed in. All around, very cute, romantic place! A little off the beaten path, but we actually really liked that.

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

Dear Elise, Congratulations on your recent marriage. Thank you for choosing to stay at Bella Notte during your honeymoon. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your room and our staff was helpful. As you mention Bella Notte is located in the quiet neighborhood of Live Oaks (just south of the Santa Cruz yacht harbor). While we are two blocks from... More 

Southern California
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89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This property is a little more expensive, but felt lucky a room was still available for a holiday night. Stayed in Room 10. Spacious with nice furnishings. Husband loved the heated floor in the bathroom. We both thought breakfast was better than expected with delicious eggs, potatoes, meat, scones and more. I agree with earlier comments about the breakfast spot... More 

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

Dear Two by Two, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and writing a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. To our knowledge we are one of very few hotels/motels/inn to have heated bathroom floors. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our hot breakfast and apologize that our breakfast area is small. We serve breakfast... More 

Los Banos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Overall, this Inn is in a central location to just about everything in Santa Cruz. Very clean, very good morning breakfast with fresh scones, and staff good professional, friendly and helpful. They also have a shuttle to Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola, in case you have some wine with dinner and don't have a designated driver.

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

Dear Livoni, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. While Bella Notte does not have a car service (being just a small ten room inn) we are very fortunate one of the best local restaurants in Santa Cruz/Capitola~ Shadowbrook does. We recommend all... More 

Fillmore, California
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed in Room #2 which was in the back corner. Made it quiet at night. We had the window open and could not hear the traffic. The only annoyance was a small child that was staying upstairs above us. Sounded like he was moving furniture until 10pm at night and would start up again at 7am. The light in... More 

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

Dear JoeyDog, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We're sorry however to hear about the noise issue with a small child upstairs from your room. We do limit occupancy of all upstairs rooms to two people maximum and do not allow rollaway beds... More 

Macomb, Michigan
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stayed one night in Santa Cruz and was glad I chose this place. The bed was very comfortable. The room was exceptionally clean and quiet with nice amenities. Floor tiles in the bathroom were heated which added to the high end feel of this place. Staff were very friendly and helpful with tips about places to see and do in... More 

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