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Sea and Sand Inn

201 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #4 of 51 hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, IN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful surprise! This is a small, quiet inn in a fantastic location. The pier is right out the door as the inn sits right on the water. The rooms are great, many with a fireplace. We had the handicapped room since I have MS, and the parking spot is right there, minimizing walking. Can't wait to return next... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been coming to Santa Cruz for many years and have always tried to book this hotel. It has always been full. This time we managed to get one day of our four stay in Santa Cruz here. On arrival we were told about the wine and cheese in the lounge, a great way to unwind after a busy day.... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

I arrived at the hotel around 3pm. Had a small amount of trouble finding it, but that was the GPS' fault. I was greeted and checked in by a gentleman, I believe his name was Carl. He told me where parking was and explained the breakfast and cheese&wine hours. He was very propper in his dealings and made me feel... More

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Quechee, Vermont
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Visiting Santa Cruz CA and staying at this property again, we really appreciate its splendid location on the bay above the Santa Cruz Beach, Wharf and the Boardwalk. It's an exciting place that is walking distance to those two facilities with their restaurants, games and shops. Breakfast is free with guest rooms. Fairly standard fare, nothing to brag about. But... More

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Houston, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
46 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you want to be right on the water, this is the place. Very cozy cottage like Inn with bath facing street and front facing the ocean. Rooms are average, nothing spectacular yet comfortable. Breakfast is very good too. Best advantage of this Inn is the location as you can take your morning coffee out on the patios and enjoy... More

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San Luis Obispo
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We love falling asleep to the sound of the ocean! Clean and comfortable rooms. Check in was smooth and fast. We love that they let us check in a little early with NO hassles! Really nice staff. Wine and cheese in the afternoon with endless ocean views! The breakfast is nice with hot fresh coffee. We love to stay here... More

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Victorville, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night a year ago. Just now catching up on my reviews. Staff was very nice and the place was very cute and clean. Pretty small of a place, but that was fine by us. The contenential breakfast was good and enjoyed by the fireplace. Views were stunning at sunrise. It's a somewhat... More

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Monterey, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed in the cottage which had a private patio, outdoor hot tub, views of the pier, ocean and Boardwalk. It is an easy walk to the water and Boardwalk. The room is spacious, however a bit dated in regards to furniture and art work. We enjoyed the wine & cheese and complimentary breakfast. We will stay again

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Northern CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The location of this small inn atop small bluffs overlooking the Santa Cruz Wharf, beach and Monterey Bay, is fantastic! It is right next door to the Dream Inn hotel, the Aquarius restaurant (also a good choice) and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Although this is not a high end hotel by any means, it is clean and relatively comfortable.... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Overall, would recommend this hotel! Booked a Junior Suite with a Jacuzzi on a private patio. Worth it waking up to an amazing view and also being so close to the Boardwalk. PROS: - Private Jacuzzi - Fireplace in suite - Location - Views - You can rent DVDs from the office for $2 - Everything is nearby - Parking... More

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Additional Information about Sea and Sand Inn

Also Known As:
Sea And Sand Hotel Santa Cruz
Sea And Sand Hotel
Hotel Sea And Sand
Sea And Sand Inn Santa Cruz
Address: 201 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
#5 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ocean-front Sea & Sand Inn has always been popular with savvy out-of-towners, but a major renovation in 2009 has added a whole new “wow” factor. Three new luxury king spa rooms with ocean view balconies were added; two spacious family cottages with private hot tubs and three other spa rooms were also upgraded. All 22 rooms have a fantastic ocean front view of sparkling Monterey Bay. ... more   less 
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