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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 52 hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • 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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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Cheltenham
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Weed, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear RKD, Congratulations again on your 20th anniversary. Thank you for choosing Bella Notte to celebrate such a special occasion. We too cannot think of a much better place for an anniversary dinner than Shadowbook in Capitola and recommend any guests who want an extra special night out to call Shadowbook ahead of time to arrange for their free vintage... More

Simi Valley, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 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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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this review

Dear Helle, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you liked your room. We certainly feel the installation of triple pane exterior windows earlier this year was a good investment and we are happy to hear you feel the same. We hope to see you again if... More

Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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

Dear Gmaass, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and writing a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. A lot of guests love our breakfast ~ catered by our friends at the Britannia Arms in Capitola and Gayles Bakery. We also get a lot of positive feedback on the heated floors in all our bathrooms - something... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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

Dear Mark, Thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to share your experience. Thank you for noticing all the things we've done to try and make Bella Notte our guests first choice when visiting Santa Cruz. Before the start of this years busy season we added triple pane windows to all street facing windows and extra... 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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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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