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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 16 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at this Bed & Breakfast. It was very nice. Homemade Happy Hour food and breakfast. The staff was very the area very well and were able to advise us about local attractions of interest. The facility looks very much like the internet site.

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North East England
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We fell on our feet with this choice. If you want something quirky rather than the usual big chain, this is just fantastic. Beautiful and unusual wood shingled B&B, a garden that the kids adored, and impeccable service. We had a simple aperitif each evening, good breakfasts - nothing flash but very nice indeed - and slept well. Staff made... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not looking for an inn / bed and breakfast in Santa Cruz but are certainly glad we ended up staying here for a night. This multi level inn has several rooms, up and down various outdoor stairs and has gardens, a waterwheel and seating outside. Parking, while tight, is right on site and the inn is only a... More

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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first stay was 8 years ago and was pleasant. This is our second stay and honestly there was one years worth of cob webs behind the headboard, which we found looking for an outlet. There were also cob webs on all the curtains hanging in the room. The carpet was worn to the point of looking quite filthy near... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay far exceeded my expectations. My far-flung family occupied 4 different rooms, and the staff knew we were all related, kept track of us, offered us refreshments when we would gather on the deck near the office. Amazing. Great food,super cookies,beautiful rooms and attentive service....who could ask for more?

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170 reviews 170 reviews
26 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very unique place with quaint rooms with lots of stairs and pathways. The front desk service was outstanding - they were all friendly and went above and beyond to be helpful and to make everything perfect. The rooms are very comfortable and cozy. I especially recommend the Toulouse Latrec room. It is bright and light! I loved... More

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Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked as a place to stay during a family wedding. We had the Artists Retreat, which is a very large room and bathroom with a very large private deck with hot tub. It was perfect for our family gatherings between events. The service was wonderful. A fresh breakfast every morning, plenty of coffee, fresh fruit with a different egg... More

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Orange County, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 hotel reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here several years ago around our 1st year anniv. of our Holy Union. It is already a lovely enough area, but this was the icing on the cake. We had one of the highest rooms, so it felt like we had stumbled upon a secret tree house. I loved the water feature, and all the sounds of nature... More

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Santa Barbara, Calif
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This Inn has very nice people who are quite helpful. It is located on a busy street so the "quiet ambiance" is only if you have a room off the street side. Some of the rooms look onto others. The rooms are cleverly designed, but small, and some bathrooms are small enough that a regular door is not on. The... More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Babbling Brook Inn. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast service and thank you very much for your kind words regarding our staff. We do truly enjoy the time we spend with our guests. While it’s true that our historic inn has some cozy rooms, I’m pleased to say that... More

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed for two nights, what a find! All the staff were wonderful, we were able to chat with them and felt that they were interested in what we had to say; they made the visit for us. The happy hour drinks and nibbles were fantastic, breakfast was cooked to order and there was plenty to eat. Our room was... More

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Address: 1025 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Babbling Brook Inn 3*
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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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