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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
  • 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked at Bella Notte in part because of all the great reviews in Tripadvisor. The owners were extremely kind and helpful at all times, but We were slightly disappointed. The Inn is cozy enough and well maintained, with very comfy beds and a nice large room, but I cannot believe that it is the very best that Santa Cruz... More 

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

Dear Marco, Thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your room but saddened to hear you were disappointed overall. As you mentioned we do not have an ocean view. We do not advertise an ocean view as we do not offer an ocean view and... More 

New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently visited Santa Cruz, CA and stayed at the Bella Notte, which we selected based upon TripAdvisor reviews. Our stay was wonderful. The staff were very friendly and helpful, offering great tips about local sites and restaurants. The hotel itself is very well situated to all local attractions, but still nice and quiet. The room (we stayed in unit... More 

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

Dear ALCNJ, thank you for staying at Bella Notte. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay including our location, complimentary hot breakfast and WiFi. We hope you enjoyed your trip to California and wish you a safe trip home. Regards, Bella Notte Staff & Management. More 

Ashland, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfy and large and the breakfast was very good. Add free wifi to all of this and you have a great hotel. And it is in a great location.

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

Dear MaxR63, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and writing a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay including our complimentary WiFi and hot breakfast. Best Wishes Bella Notte Staff & Management. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are big. Let's start there. Wet bar to spread out all your nosh and drinks. Comfy beds and lovely high ceilings. But the best part is breakfast - a lovely meal prepared by Darrel. He and his gf/spouse(?) cook up a big meal consisting of eggs, bacon, sausages, chobani yogurt, fresh fruit, coffee, tea...You get the idea. Not... More 

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

Dear Okiedog76, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and sharing your experience with a review. We hare happy to hear your enjoyed your stay including our hot breakfast which we cannot take all the credit for as its catered most days by the Britannia Arms in Capitola and Gayles Bakery (also in Capitola). We are happy to hear you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked the motel based on TripAdvisor and found the rating and descriptions quite accurate. The staff was exceptionally helpful and courteous. The breakfast area is small, but thanks to a little extra effort in the kitchen, we found it to be more enjoyable than the usual small breakfast buffets. It is about 1/4 mile to the beach, which is... More 

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

Dear Fringe_Gatherer, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear our staff was of assistance to you during your stay and you enjoyed our hot breakfast. We hope you'll come see us again. Best Wishes Belle Notte Staff & Management. More 

Hailey, Idaho
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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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