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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks 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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Santa Barbara, Calif
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109 reviews 109 reviews
63 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Babbling Brook Inn is infused with an ambiance of peaceful serenity. Its grounds are lush with of foliage, giving it a distinct sense of seclusion. We stayed in a room called the Contessa, which featured two large feather beds, and a cozy gas fireplace that was flanked on either side by shelves that held am impressive array of books.... More

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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We chose this hotel online at the last minute, and we were very pleasantly surprised. Smart and friendly staff. Good breakfast. Very nice rooms. Near everything in Santa Cruz city, but calm and cool surroundings. The "babbling brook" is not just the name!

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

What a lovely place to stay. although located on a busy road when you are in your room it is like you are staying in the countryside . Our room (Sisley) was lovely, so clean and comfortable and the garden surrounding the rooms so nice. We stayed 2 nights and breakfast was good both mornings. Staff very attentive and helpful.... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Last minute reservations. Easy check in. The staff are on top of every thing, from cab fare to dinner reservations. Morning breakfast was very good. Different each day, and if you did not care for what's being served, just ask for what you want. Close in to every thing. Room is a tad small, but with the deck, who cares.... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was a great place to stay while visiting UCSC with my daughter (the campus is less than 10 minutes away) and we both found the Babbling Brook Inn enchanting. I stayed in room 106 (Pissarro) which, although it was a first floor room, was filled with light and had a lovely garden view and balcony. The bathroom is small,... 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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