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The Darling House

314 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you are looking to stay in Santa Cruz then Darling House is wonderful and close to all the amenities. You will feel like you have stepped back in time as the owners have preserved many of the original 1910 features. The owners themselves are fantastic and very friendly, full of advise about where to visit. Many of the rooms... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We like staying at Bed and Breakfasts, and have been seeking them out for a while now. The Darling house fits the paradigm we so appreciate; a historic home that, with a few unobtrusive modifications here and there becomes an extraordinary and welcoming place to stay while indulging in what the area has to offer. Of course, Santa Cruz is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We found that place by chance based on the outlook and location. Jumped in after a long ride on our Harley and found one of the loveliest erderly couple in our life. They were friendly and helpful and we had a great talk. The place is amaizing, a time travel with such a small things like a silver mirror and... More 

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Denise D, Owner at The Darling House, responded to this review

Janka, we're so happy to hear you and your husband had such a wonderful, relaxing time with us while you were cruising down the coast in your Harley! So glad you enjoyed the old charm of the place and the sound of the seals. There's really nothing quite like it. The next time you're adventuring down the California coast, we... More 

Campbell, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Clean, homely, and super nice. We loved the location as well, walking distance to the beach. They also have their own parking lot, it is so quiet as well. Breakfast is light, but very healthy! We stayed in the Monterey Room, it was worth it. Totally worth it!

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Manteca, California
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My husband and I decided to try an bed and breakfast for a quick get-a-way this past weekend. The Darling House was the perfect experience. Even though we had a later check-in, we were welcomed! The house is spectacular and has so much history. The Darlings were the great hosts to us. We will definitely be back.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We decided to leave Sacramento and have a little weekend getaway. We ended up in Santa Cruz tired and w/o reservations, and we found the Darling House. The Darling House has excellent service, and an amazing atmosphere. When you step into the foyer you feel like you have traveled back in time. They made accomodations for my spouse, myself and... More 

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Napa, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

----- Original Message ----- Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:24 AM Subject: Customer Review The Darling House B&B, 314 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, Ca. Tel: 408-458-1958. Innkeepers: Darrell and Karen Darling. Our story: The sun was pouring down around Napa, California, and we decided to put on our traveling shoes to visit Santa Cruz. We put together sandwiches, cold refreshments,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I just spent a lovely weekend in Santa Cruz at The Darling House for the second time. The location is unbelievable, right across the street from West Cliff Drive. I had the pleasure of falling asleep to the faint sound of sea lions in the distance. The owners/hosts are very friendly and accommodating. This B & B has a lot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This property is beautiful and historic with original decor and little details that speak to the era in which it is built. It has one of the best views from the front porch, you can see the entire boardwalk and on a sunny day, it's quite breath taking. If you don't mind a property that hasn't been updated and are... More 

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DWCD, Manager at The Darling House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review & we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Were you embraced in the colors of the rainbow as they filled the room with the rising sun? The Rainbow room does happen to be a favorite for many returning visitors. We hope to see you again. More 

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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Darling House is a beautiful home with wonderful history. We stayed in the aptly named Rainbow Room. It was romantic, charming, and quaint. We slept to the lullaby of the sea, and awoke to the glorious prism display of the sunrise. The adjacent bath was perfect with a LARGE bathtub. No shower, but it was fun to soak with... More 

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DWCD, Manager at The Darling House, responded to this review

It was delightful to have you with us, and we're glad you were able to indulge in the luxury of that huge porcelain tub. Thank you for the 2 additional hints. Hopefully it will help others who come for a relaxing retreat on the edge of the Pacific. More 

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