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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 #3 of 52 hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Danville, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to stay in Santa Cruz that was clean, good location, and romantic. We found everything we could ask for at the West Cliff Inn. The staff was outstanding, very helpful in every way. Our room was fantastic, large bath and shower, fireplace, and a private patio with double lounge and private... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros - beautiful old-fashioned style hotel, perfect location with beach views Cons - staff were polite but unhelpful (eg: failed to mention that local running race would mean that there would be tannoy announcements from 7.30am in the morning, Sunday, and that roads were closed), private balcony only had view of houses, Jacuzzi bath was rubbish, no air con Overall... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at the West Cliff Inn. We’re glad you enjoyed the location, the gorgeous views, and the meticulous restoration of the building. Signs were posted in strategic locations advising visitors of Santa Cruz road closures due to the running race. The race was not a West Cliff Inn event,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having spent a night at a Four Sisters in Monterey, we booked a night at The West Cliff and were delighted with every aspect of it. The room was fabulous, the location magnificent and the hospitality second to none. Complimentary cheese and wine and breakfast were first class. Perfect establishments for stays while on our road trip from the UK.... More

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Garden Valley, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
62 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay at this hotel quite a bit. The staff is good and is very personable. I noticed quite a bit of mold this time in the shower. We had room five which is nice, but the people above us were very noisy and were pacing the floor at 10:30 at night and one of them must have weighed five... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon in the states. The house itself is beautiful and stands out as you walk back from the boardwalk itself. It is a short walk from the house to the beach and boardwalk so the location is brilliant. The staff were attentive and very accommodating. The room was very comfortable... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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 July 22, 2014

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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399 reviews 399 reviews
87 hotel reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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 June 25, 2014

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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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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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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