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West Cliff Inn, a Four Sisters Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   174 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #2 of 51 hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights as we wanted somewhere near the boardwalk and beach. This old house is impeccably decorated and absolutely beautiful. We had a room at the front of the house overlooking the beach and pier. Room was a good size with good quality toiletries provided. Breakfast was a good selection of hot & cold food with great... More

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17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for two nights during July, upon arrival check in was nice and smooth at the the house. After a long drive the cheese and wine during the evening was a nice little " pick me up". The house is very close to the beach and boardwalk which is real treat, we managed to make use of the free cycles... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit Santa Cruz frequently for business and am happy to have found a charming Inn in a great location. The staff are wonderful, the breakfast and wine & cheese reception are good and complimentary, so it's a good value for the price. It's also pet friendly in certain rooms.

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387 reviews 387 reviews
86 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anytime we are in California we make a point of coming to Santa Cruz JUST to stay at this inn. There simply no sweeter place to stay than this inn. Beautiful rooms. TOTAL quiet every time. Wonderful breakfast and awesome wine and cheese time in the late afternoon. Cookies anytime. Bicycles for a romantic ride. GREAT staff. This remains our... More

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Woodland Hills
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for the night on our road trip up the California coast. The gentleman at the front desk was very friendly and suggested a great restaurant for us to eat at. Our room was really nice with a view of the pier. I loved the large jet bathtub! We didn't eat breakfast because we ended... More

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San Carlos, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

When we booked, we did not realize that the front desk closes at 8 pm. We stopped for dinner along our route and were surprised by a phone call at 7 pm saying that the front desk person was going home for the day, and we would have to let ourselves in. While the procedure for late check in worked... More

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FSInns, Manager at West Cliff Inn, a Four Sisters Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay. I am glad you enjoyed our beautiful location, but was sorry you were disappointed in some aspects of our service. We strive to ensure that our guests receive the utmost in hospitality, and I apologize that we missed the mark on this occasion. The employee who was... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed in Santa Cruz so that we could tour the Botanical Gardens. We enjoyed the ocean front trail next to the bed and breakfast. We liked staying in Room 3 and looking at the ocean. They offer some nice package deals on their website. We tried the package with a $50 dining certificate to the Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola.... More

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Seattle, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Staying at the West Cliff Inn in Santa Cruz was an excellent choice for us. We stayed in the Little Beach Bungalow and found it delightful, clean, well appointed and just plain fun. It was perfect for a couple. As you drive up to The West Cliff Inn the Bungalow is in the back along side a private road which... More

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Austin, Texas, USA
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15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Wonderful retreat from another time. Really a B & B not a hotel . The staff is very guest orientated. Matt and Lauren were superb. Great recommendations for restaurants. The breakfast was a full breakfast. Started about 8: 30 which for those traveling from eastern time zones a little later than you might be used to. Complementary wine and cheese... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A short stay but enough time to spot a real gem. Little touches like jars of cookies, free afternoon wine and coffee, all presented with style and charm, make this an excellent b&b offer. Well positioned in town, the view is only slightly compromised by the more recently built hotel across the road.

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Address: 174 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — West Cliff Inn, a Four Sisters Inn 3.5*
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Also Known As:
West Cliff Inn, a 4 Sisters Inn
West Cliff Inn, a Four Sisters Hotel Santa Cruz
West Cliff Hotel
West Cliff Santa Cruz

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Situated on a bluff across from the beach, West Cliff Inn is a newly renovated historic building offering well appointed guestrooms and a fabulous coastal location. This Four Sisters Inn is a three-story Italianate Victorian with a wraparound porch offering views of the Monterey Bay. The inn features a breezy, coastal decor with fabrics in crisp blues and whites and the well-appointed guestrooms feature a fireplace, a marble tile bathroom, and most offer a jetted spa tub and king bed. ... more   less 
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