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Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff

21305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to spend a few days in Santa Cruz and found this quaint little place. The rooms were in excellent condition. The bathroom had heated floors, so when you get out of the very nice shower, your feet can be nice and warm. It's adjustable for those that don't like it. The staff was extremely friendly and gave great... More

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Pasadena, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is probably telling that we thought the building was built in the 60s and restored. However we were informed that the whole thing was built in 2007. Some touches were nice, but not well planned. There was a sofa - most places only provide one comfortable chair. However it had no back and had to crane your neck to... More

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

Dear Califdoc, thank you for staying at Bella Notte. We are sorry to read your review. As a small family owned inn all our guests are important. All of our rooms feature flat screen TV's with build in DVD player and we offer premium cable channels at no additional charge. All our TV's are wall mounted on brackets that can... More

Redding, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a smaller hotel with beautiful rooms, great beds, nice linens, and excellent service. The Innkeeper and his wife keep the place spotless and were gardening and cleaning the entire time of our stay. The hotel looks and feels new. There is no ocean view, but it makes up for it in every way. We will be back.

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

Dear Thomas, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to share your experience with a Tripadvisor review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. We too sometimes wish we had an ocean view and hope the two block walk to beach is no too for our guests. We hope you'll come see... More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent, well located hotel in East Cliff Santa Cruz. Superb facilities with owners who cannot do enough for their guests. Very clear to see that there has been significant investment in the premises with nice little extra touches - heated bathroom floor tiles, towelling robes, good quality linen, free bottles of water each day, fridge, cable tv etc. Good quality... More

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

Dear Linda, It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at Bella Notte and hope you have some good memories of your time in Santa Cruz. We hope your flight back to the UK was a good one and if your travels bring you back to the Santa Cruz area... More

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My son, two daughters, and I stayed here on our drive through California, on our way to his new home in Washington State. And it was a wonderful reprieve to us. The breakfast was fresh with healthy breakfast choices, as well as fresh baked items from a bakery nearby!! The room was immaculate, with beautiful linens. An elegant feel really,... More

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

Dear Family Moving On, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to share your experience with a review. We hope the rest of your road trip has gone well and your move to Washington State is a good one. Please keep us in mind if your travels bring you back to Northern California! Best Wishes Bella... More

Lubbock
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Very pretty Inn and very pretty room. Lovely furnishings. Good bed with great linens, heated bathroom floor, plush robes. Extremely clean. Even a DVD player. Continental breakfast. I was quite comfortable.

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

Dear Grandmary A, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to share your experience with a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and especially our heated bathroom floors. Bella Notte Staff & Management. More

Tampa, Fl
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
36 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Our room was large, king bed as desired, and perfect if people were spending time at the beach, as they could store and pack a lunch. There was a refrigerator, and sink separate from the bath. The heated bathroom floor was really neat, loved it. We found no problem with noise, and found it was quiet throughout our stay. Thanks... More

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

Dear MSmith, thank you staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and especially the hot breakfast (served on weekends) courtesy of our friends at the Britannia Arms in Capitola. Best Wishes Bella Notte Staff & Management. More

Union City, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My husband and I stayed here the past weekend. Beautiful, well appointed room. Heated floors, jetted tub, refrigerator, spacious room. Loved the full breakfast provided. Beach within walking distance. Very helpful and friendly staff. One of the best hotel experiences in recent memory. We will be returning soon. Great value for the price. No pool, but we didn't miss it.

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

Dear Vickie, thank you for staying at Bella Notte. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Santa Cruz! Bella Notte Staff & Management. More

San Jose, Calif
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Found this place online by accident and reserved for anniversary getaway. This property is only 7 yrs old and is a hidden gem in Santa Cruz area. There is only ten rooms and all have exterior doors unlike other hotels with hallways. This is the reason people have commented on outside noise but no biggie for us. We stayed in... More

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

Dear Drinkwiz, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and writing such a thoughtful and thorough review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and the amenities offered. We hope to see you again the next time you need a quick getaway to Santa Cruz. Bella Notte Staff & Management. More

North Plains
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is a great find. This was a waypoint, not a destination. The hotel is well appointed and well run. The room was large, spotless, and very well-equipped at this price point. The bed was comfortable, pillows soft. In-room refrigerator provided. Everything about the room and bathroom went with a $200/night hotel, more than that at a beach town. Staff... More

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

Dear NoName, thank you for staying at Bella Notte and taking the time to share your experience with a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again if your travels bring you back to Santa Cruz. Bella Notte Staff & Management. More

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Additional Information about Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff

Also Known As:
Bella Notte - The Inn At East Cliff Hotel
Bella Notte - The Inn At East Cliff Hotel Santa Cruz
Bella Notte Santa Cruz
Address: 21305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
#6 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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