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Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff

21305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location, good price, large rooms, very clean, good firm beds, good breakfast, good bathroom facilities, close walk to the beach (which had lots of wildlife to view). Best value we had in a motel in some time. the TV was a little small, but everything else made up for it.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bella notte was a wonderful stay in a great location. There are a few good places to eat just within walking distance. Not far from the beach as well. The only thing I would have to recommend would be having more outlets in the room that are accessible. Overall it is a wonderful place to stay with very comfortable beds!

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

Dear GoDucks4, 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 will keep in mind your feedback on outlets as we are constantly looking for ways to enhance our guest experience. Sincerely, Bella Notte Staff & Management. More

Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I could say something terrible about this DELIGHTFUL little inn, because I'm afraid it will be impossible to get a room here if more people know about it. Only ten rooms, we stayed in their smallest king room which didn't feel small at all. Very well appointed, it felt like a charming Italian boutique hotel. Vaulted ceilings, beautifully... More

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

Dear Under_The-Sea33, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Bella Notte. While just a small ten room inn we try to provide our guests an enjoyable stay in relaxing surroundings. We're also happy to hear you enjoyed our "secret garden" and all the herbs, peppers and fruit. On a sunny day there... More

Federal Way, WA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed here on our way up the coast from LA. Stayed here because it is #1 place in Santa Cruz as reviewed on Trip Advisor. We agree!!! The front desk staff very helpful and friendly. The breakfast the absolute best we had during our two week trip and free. Free Wi Fi too. The room was comfortable, large and... More

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

Dear Wendy, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. Many of our guests comment on how much they like our breakfast - courtesy of our good friends at the Britannia Arms in Capitola and pastries from Gayles in Capitola. As you mentioned we do not have an elevator and as such we... More

California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I looked up Tripadvisor for places to stay in Santa Cruz. This place was #1, so we headed over. We took the last room available on Saturday night. The room was very clean and roomy. Water pressure in the shower was awesome. The bed was comfortable and the place was quiet. It's within driving distance to downtown. The beach was... More

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

Dear Blondie, thank you for making Bella Notte part of your roadtrip. We hope you'll come see us again if your travels bring you back to Santa Cruz! Bella Notte Staff & Management. More

Cheltenham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stopped for one night and we wish it had been more. Beautiful beach only 3 mins walk away. Friendly service and the best inclusive breakfast we had on our holiday. Santa Cruz was very quirky and we wish we had more time to visit Capitola. Hotel well positioned between the two.

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

Dear Michiel, thank you for staying at Bella Notte. We're sorry you did not have more time to stay with us and explore Santa Cruz . While most people just know Santa Cruz for the Boardwalk we also have many great wineries, redwood groves, coastal/mountain hikes and for the adventurous all manner of water activities such as surfing, kayaking, stand... More

Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The hotel though is very nice (doesn't look so much from the outside- looks can be deceiving!) . All the staff were friendly and helpful (especially their English owner- can't remember his name), the breakfast was a great selection for a small place (you won't go hungry) and there is adequate parking. We have the corner room no.10 which is... More

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

Dear Tom, Thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear your enjoyed your room (no.10) and our complimentary hot breakfast. While most guests enjoy our location - two blocks from Twin Lakes State Beach just south of the Santa Cruz yacht harbor halfway between downtown Santa Cruz and... More

Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was the perfect hotel for our getaway. From the front desk to the amazing breakfast, everything was perfect. The room was awesome...loved the king bed, spa tub and heated floor. It was very refreshing as to how personable the inn owners were. Would definitely look forward to going back. Thank you for an awesome time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful place to stay. The rooms are clean, breakfast is delish, the owners and staff are great, walking distance to beach and some good restaurants. My family loved the heated bathroom floor. The beds are comfortable and even though it is on a main street once in the room you can't hear a thing. Highly recommended!!!

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orangevale, ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I booked the hotel for the Wharf to Wharf run not knowing what a gem this place is. I can not say enough good things about this hotel. The room decor and bedding are beautiful and the heated floors in the bathroom are amazing. It was more of a romantic get away with a 6 mile run on the side!... More

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

Dear MommaKay, congratulations on running the wharf to wharf this year and thank you for choosing Bella Notte. Typically the weekend of the wharf to wharf race is about the most expensive weekend to stay in Santa Cruz of the whole year with approx. 15,000 people flooding into town. Unlike some other hotels we do not jack up our rates... More

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Address: 21305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
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Number of rooms: 10
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