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Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff

21305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Redmond, Oregon
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144 reviews 144 reviews
40 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Santa Cruz for over 35 years... and thought I knew everything about the area. I thought all the 'best' hotels were still oldish and moldy boxes.... but not Bella Notte ! I have lived away the last 15 years or so this was a visit for old times sake. Found it on Tripadvisor and loved it.... More 

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Clovis, California
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to have been one of the best places we have ever stayed for such an occasion. Very clean, nice king bed room with an electronic fireplace. Small breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, bagels, juice, coffee, fruit etc. which is perfect to tide you over till lunch. Managers very helpful and courteous. Upstairs room was very quiet (8). Short... More 

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Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed out stay here, although it was for 1 night. The room was very big with complimentary coffee. The bathroom had floor heating! The price was not cheap but it was a very nice change from the cheaper hotels we had the days before. After arriving we walked to the beach which is 5 min walk. We ate... More 

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Conifer, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We recently spent a night here. The room was huge and very nicely appointed. King bed very comfy. Even though the hotel is located on a busy street, the room was very quiet. We slept like logs! Just a couple blocks from the beach. Had a lovely stay. Highly recommend!

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Detroit, MI
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16 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Santa Cruz is a magical city on the Pacific coast with hills behind, and interesting travel to north and south. We stayed one night at the Bella Notte, which is tucked away in a quiet corner of the town. The building is like many California beach hotels: two storeys, with open verandas running along to link doors to staircases. The... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stayed for one night before checking out UCSC. Beautiful property on the outside of the town. Spacious room. Very clean and comfortable. Heated bathroom floor with Walk-in shower. Very large closet with safe. Wet bar in the room with fridge with complimentary water bottles. Very nice hot breakfast in the small dining area inside the office. Eggs, potatoes, bacon, English... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We took our 2 young children and it was a pretty good place for families. Breakfast was pretty lame, but the rooms was nice and it is close to several beaches. Restaurants are close by as well and a grocery store was across the street.

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Danville, California
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34 hotel reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Bella Notte being on busy East Cliff Drive has done a wonderful job in upgrading all its rooms with the right "stuff"! The 10 rooms are immaculate with triple thick paned windows to muffle any street noise which is very minor in the evenings! We were planning to eat breakfast at the Harbor Cafe, but the morning spread of scrambled... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was our second time to Bella Notte and both times we were very impressed. The rooms that we've been in did not have the noise problem that several reviewers have mentioned, but perhaps we lucked out as both times we had rooms toward the rear of the property. And I agree with another viewer who said parking can be... More 

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Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff - on the night of September 29, 2014. Based on Tripadvisor recommendations, I had booked well in advance -- and a good thing I did, because the rooms were all booked by late afternoon. As we drove towards the hotel, I had my doubts about... More 

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

Dear 839cathy, thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at Bella Notte. As you point out we definitely recommend guests book well in advance especially for weekends and for any time between mid March and the end of September as we only have ten rooms and tend to fill up many weeks in... 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): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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Bella Notte Santa Cruz
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