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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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Los Banos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Fillmore, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Macomb, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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sacramento
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous stay. First rate service! Clean, nice furnishings, great customer service. We will be back. Definitely a top notch hotel. Lovely breakfast each morning with first class items, good coffee. Quiet and comfortable.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled here to attend a wedding in Aptos. We hiked the roads to get to the Santa Cruz pier in the early hours before breakfast. The hotel is 2 blocks from a very nice beach and half of a mile from the Crows Nest restaurant at the mouth of the Santa Cruz harbor. The breakfast was similar to other... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property was definitely a step above the others in this Santa Cruz beach town! We were surprised how much we liked it. It looks so ordinary from the busy street, but our room was great. My guess is that they all are. Only ten to choose from. We tried out Room 10. 2nd level. No elevator. It's a bit... More 

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SanFrancisco
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104 reviews 104 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed only 1night and it was perfect. Bella Notte is a small hotel, almost B&B ish. But you have the privacy of a hotel. Up from the marina and the Crows Nest restaurant. Beach access isn't real easy but close by. This property is great if you are wanting a good nights sleep, we had no... More 

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Mountain View CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a room here because it was close to the sunset cruise we were going on. The area doesn't have much going on. Though one of my favorite Santa Cruz beaches is very close by. The room is nice and large and has a large walk-in closet. Great if you are staying for a while. The reason for not... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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239 reviews 239 reviews
77 hotel reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming and friendly staff, helpful and kind. Room was spacious and clean, great bed. Very good breakfast with good choice for a gluten free person!. Ample free parking. Good Wifi. Close to beach restaurants. Refrig noisy.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hesitate rating this hotel only 2 stars because the owners are very nice and clearly care about their guests. The hotel is small, about 10 rooms, in a convenient location in Santa Cruz. On the positive side our room was spacious, had a refrigerator, and the breakfast, while superficially is like a lot of hotel breakfasts, had excellent food.... More 

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

Dear Sandy, thank you for staying at Bella Notte. We are sorry to hear we did not meet you expectations. As you can see from all our other reviews we pride our property on cleanliness, however I don't think we've had more than one or two complaints about excessive use of cleaning products in the last few years and those... More 

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