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Babbling Brook Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1025 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #2 of 15 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Uppsala, Sweden
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got recommended to visit Babbling brook by a friend, and we were very satisfied with the overall experience. Great service, very personal, intimate feeling, nice cozy breakfast, clean and cute rooms. Hope to be back and would absolutely recommend!

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just came home from a tour of UCSC with my son and we stayed here at the Babbling Brook ...maybe a splurge for a college tour trip, but worth every penny, and hey, how much time will I have left to enjoy one on one with my son! Very close to campus (but still recommend driving). Very close to... More

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Muncy PA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you get the chance - GO HERE! It is a quiet and quaint lodging facility that is located near all that is worthwhile in Santa Cruz. But the real treasure are the rooms. We stayed in the artist's retreat and felt like royalty. It was so lovely. We had our own terrace that had a jetted tub (which we... More

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Bay Area, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My husband and I were in a frugal state for my birthday we decided to cash in on two BedandBreakfast.com gift cards we'd been holding on to for a couple years. We found Babbling Brook through the BandB.com web site. Even though we called at the last minute (about 2 hours before arriving), the staff was welcoming and accommodating. The... More

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had the room that is next to the lobby and it was extremely quiet during our stay. The receptionist was very helpful and we overall had a great time at the inn, enjoying the hot tub (yay!), the fireplace and the view. I'm not sure if all rooms are of the same quietness but we had a blast in... More

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Hayward, California, Usa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had the Van Gogh Room. It was an excellent choice. We enjoyed a great view of the garden and loved the gas fireplace, excellent furnishings and the jacuzzi bath. The morning breakfast service was very good. The front desk and common area service was attentive. The Santa Cruz wharf, beach and Pacific Ave were both within walking distance. Our... More

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Alameda, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband and I recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary/Valentines weekend at The Babbling Brook. We were blown away by every aspect of our stay. When we arrived, Sam greeted us and was beyond helpful and friendly. He showed us to our room after offering us some fresh baked cookies! Yum! We stayed in the Fern Grotto which is the... More

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I love BnB's, and thought this was a gem. The property itself was in a beautifully maintained spot. It's picturesque and tranquil. The room was tastefully decorated and had everything you need. We stayed in a room called Fern Grotto which has a king size feather bed, fireplace and whirlpool tub. It was quiet and we enjoyed the sounds of... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This was our second stay, and our young daughter loved the surroundings, especially the waterwheel. Evening reception and breakfast were great, and the room was quite nice. However, I put my iPod under the pillow in the bed, to keep it away from the toddler, and forgot to get it when we checked out. When I called 3 hours later,... More

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FelinaSmith, Operations Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ms. M, We were delighted to have your family stay with us. As we discussed with you at the time, we do take these situations seriously and we acted immediately. Our standard protocol for items left behind is as follows: a housekeeper immediately turns the item in to the Front Desk Agent with the date and room number noted.... More

Hertfordshire, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I stopped at Babbling Brook Inn for one night to break up a long drive south to LA. I chose it based on the mix of feedback here and the price, which seemed to have that perfect balance of the two. I wasn't disappointed. After check-in, I was personally shown to my room and all the amenities shown to me.... More

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Also Known As:
Babbling Brook Hotel Santa Cruz
Babbling Brook Hotel
Address: 1025 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Babbling Brook Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic bed and breakfast offers 13 guestrooms, each with cozy feather beds and private baths, and many include fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Delight in sumptuous fresh-baked cookies upon arrival, and join us in the 90-year old main house each day for a homemade breakfast, and afternoon wine and cheese service. The Babbling Brook Inn is a romantic oasis, offering a unique and rustic retreat within the vibrant beach side community of Santa Cruz. ... more   less 
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