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Hotel Paradox

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611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA CA 95060
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ventura, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Favorite hotel in Santa Cruz...it was fabulous! I stayed for 3 nights in December and loved everything. The room was inviting and cozy, green and glamorous at the same time. The restaurant and bar in the hotel are also nice, with delicious wine and food. We could walk to the main shopping street, and the hotel shuttle would pick us... More 

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very comfortable stay. First time to Santa Cruz and this hotel was perfect. Walking distance to downtown and about 5mins to the pier. The hotel was clean and quiet. The salt water pool and jacuzzi felt great. We will definitely stay here again.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decor of this hotel is inviting. Front desk staff and courtesy shuttle were helpful. Our king room was small though clean and adequate. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The bathroom and clothes closet were behind a sliding door, so that using the facilities did not allow for getting to the closet. The toilet had the loudest flush we've... More 

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JBaylor-GM, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your kind review. So glad that you were comfortable and enjoyed the décor! I do apologize if you were inconvenienced by the room layout design. Your comments are very valuable as we evaluate each guest experience. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments regarding Solaire Restaurant + Bar. We do hope we'll have the chance to welcome... More 

Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here a few days before Valentines day, two rooms and we loved it!! Pool area has a bar, firepit and jacuzzi. Rooms are small but nice with great accents that make them stand out from other hotels. Prices were fair, we didnt try the restaurant but they do have one. I would recommend a room on the pool... More 

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JBaylor-GM, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience - we appreciate it so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed the pool-side rooms, and look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This refurbished lodging is more than meets the eye from the street. A former low end motel and temporary overflow student housing spot for UC Santa Cruz students, the Hotel Paradox has been polished up with a classy pool with patio bar and a highly-touted Farm-to-Table restaurant. The rooms feature a modern rustic re-do that can compete with any respectable... More 

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JBaylor-GM, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! Your comments are very valuable to us and be assured we do pay attention. We will certainly evaluate the bathroom tissue you mentioned, as we do want our guests to feel pampered and well taken of during their time with us. Again, thanks... More 

San Rafael, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a whim we drove to Santa Cruz with no hotel reservations. From the street we were impressed by the exterior design of The Hotel Paradox, fortunately they had an available room. We were beyond delighted by all the amenities: Heated pool, jacuzzi, cabanas, fire pit, poolside bar! This hotel looks so high end you wouldn't think it was also... More 

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JBaylor-GM, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, responded to this review

I'm so delighted that you stumbled upon us! Thank you for your wonderful review. I hope we will have the chance to welcome you back on your next visit to Santa Cruz. More 

Oakland, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I recently stayed here and loved it! The overall feel of the property is so relaxing and comforting. The outdoor pool area is so inviting with the sun shining and redwoods glowing around you. The restaurant is fabulous and Matt the bartender was amazing. Definitely going back!

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JBaylor-GM, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your get-away! Thanks for mentioning Matt - I agree, he is exceptional! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Kuopio, Finland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed here on a roadtrip. The hotel had nice rooms and very nice pool. The hotel pool was accessable in the morning and even in the late evening. Shame the breakfast was not included on the price. Husband says the fitness room was good. We could have stayed here another night, maybe on our next trip!

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JBaylor-GM, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us, we are so glad you enjoyed the pool and guestroom. We hope your schedule will allow you stay a little longer on your next visit. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband and I only stayed for a night but we would definitely return for a longer stay if the opportunity presented itself. We loved the natural, unique decor, comfortable bedding and location. We only interacted with the front desk on one occasion but they were very welcoming and friendly.

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JBaylor-GM, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, responded to this review

It makes my day to read reviews such as yours. Thank you for staying with us, and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My family had a short trip to the Santa Cruz area and chose Hotel Paradox for our stay. The appearance from the outside is understated but already alludes to a more modern facility instead of the stale cookie-cutter hotels room from the big chain over-nighters. We were greeted at the front desk (a huge fallen Eucalyptus tree) by a friendly... More 

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JBaylor-GM, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, responded to this review

We're so grateful for your fantastic review, and feel very happy that you enjoyed your stay! On behalf of the team, we can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Thank you for staying with us! More 

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