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Babbling Brook Inn

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1025 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just had the one night here when driving the PCH. The weather was grim but a welcoming cup of tea and a cookie by the fire cheered us all up. Amanda was really helpful and served the most amazing artichoke and cheese gratin as an appetiser along with various other lovely things. Room was a bit noisy but was prepared... More 

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

It was our pleasure to have you as our guest! Thanks for your kinds words, I hope the rest of your trip was also wonderful. Warm Regards, Felina Smith Operations Manager More 

Scarborough
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58 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful place to stay. Amazing property, and Andrea made us feel most welcome. Will stay there again for sure. You can take your breakfast and sit on your own private terrace or sit in one of the many seating areas around the property, did not want to leave. You get chocolates on your pillow and a yellow rubber... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. The Babbling Brook Inn is a special place and getting to know our guests is one of the great pleasures of our jobs. I'm so glad you enjoyed the little touches like our rubber ducky and chocolates as much as we enjoyed offering them. We strive for everyone to have as lovely a stay... More 

Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed at the Babbling Brook numerous times. We enjoy the home cooked breakfasts in the morning, cookies in the afternoon and wine and cheese in the evening. I enjoy having the comfortable living room area with a nice fire to sit and chat with friends or just read. The rooms all clean, cozy with comfortable... More 

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

Thanks so much for your kind words and choosing to stay with us multiple times! It's wonderful to hear your feedback and we will continue to work on improving our inn and guestrooms. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm Regards, Felina Smith Operations Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First I must say I love this place and it is just that the exterior needs some TLC that I did not rate it excellent. This is like staying at a quirky loving relative's home. Santa Cruz has an older 70's vibe and this place is a jewel among some very uninspiring choices to stay in this city. The innkeepers,... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Babbling Brook Inn. We really enjoy doing what we can to make every stay wonderful and i'm so pleased you had a lovely time. I'm happy to say we have some projects in the works to improve the grounds and gardens, hopefully you'll get to enjoy them the... More 

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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Babbling Brook Inn has been on our list to try, and we just scored with one night there this past weekend. We had to make a quick trip there, and missed the wine and cheese; however the room was well kept, with a peaceful view. The breakfast was great- with a buffet with fresh fruit, juices and croissants, toast... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The staff is very efficient to all a travelers needs and wants. I love the coffee and cookies in the afternoon as well as the wine parties everyday. Breakfast is fantastic with a change in menu every day. For the price, one of the best I've stayed at anywhere in the world.

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Sonora, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

This is our second stay at The Babbling Brook Inn, an Inn by the Sea property. The highlight of the trip was Christina who welcomed us and showed us to our room. She should be cloned for use at every B&B. We stayed in The Monet and sadly it was extremely noisy with the traffic on Laurel Street. Our first... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

From the roaring fire in the common room to the water wheel, to the beautiful garden and deck, to the beautiful room and terrace overlooking the garden, this inn is magical. It is centrally located near Downtown Santa Cruz, the beach, wharf, and the enchanting west cliff drive.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Cute rooms under redwood trees so large that they seem more a part of the sky than the ground. The ambient sound of the natural springs is soothing, and the artful design of the inn is both quirky and captivating. The best part of the experience was really the staff who were both knowledgeable and attentive. Breakfasts were tasty and... More 

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in cozy Babbling Brook Inn for 3 days. Great location, walking distance to the beach and downtown area. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Good selection of breakfast items, delicious cookies and munchies offered every evening along with wine and other beverages. Very relaxing and homey place! Highly recommended.

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