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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
64 helpful votes 64 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The inn has a wonderful, peaceful ambiance and feels like a secluded retreat inside the city. The staff is super friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts and wine and cheese hour are nicely done. The room was so warm and inviting, and the small touches from housekeeping make it feel like your coming home after a day venturing out in... More

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was a real gem that we just stumbled across whilst looking for a one night stop over in Santa Cruz. It was so welcoming and the rooms are little wooden houses scattered around the gardens. It's just paradise. The breakfast was fantastic and the fire was roaring in the lounge. All just lovely. Each room has a patio area... More

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The setting of the Babbling Brook is beautiful and relaxing. The grounds are so lovely and well maintained and do a great job of masking the busy street where the Inn is located. It is also well situated to whatever you may want to do in Santa Cruz including walking distance to downtown. Our room was beautiful so even though... 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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