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Chaminade Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found this resort online not having known anything about it before. I picked it for location and price. I was pleasantly surprised to find it has a lot more going for it than just this. Fantastic views outside my room window of a redwood forest - no need to close the drapes for privacy! The room was small but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Service was good and breakfast buffet was excellent. Nice wooded resort but needs updating. Did not get to visit the spa and pool facilities. Bar was nice with a distant view if the bay. Lots of families and pets so seems to be popular for that.

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ChaminadeResort2, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lori, Thank you for taking time to review our property. We definitely take pride on servicing our guests at a four diamond level. Please do come back and experience the spa and rest of the resort activities, you won't be sorry. And stay tuned for renovations in 2015! Sincerely, Kevin Herbst More

Vallejo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found a great deal on Hotwire when other area hotels were packed and surprisingly expensive. Having heard such good things about Chaminade, we were s a little surprised to find it a much less upscale than we had imagined. But it's a nice hotel and nice to be away from the beach up in the hills. Still close to... More

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ChaminadeResort2, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments on the resort! Looking forward to having you back, you will love the trails and yes our restaurant has incredible views…..we do recommend reservations however. We also appreciate the comments on the “Resort Fee” it really is quite common. Rather than hit our guests with parking-internet-fitness center ect. We bundled all into a resort... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Resort may only be a 3 or 4 Starr level but location and surroundings are definitely 5 Star!! Beautiful mountain top views of the Pacific all under a canopy of eucalyptus trees. Food was very good and staff were excellent

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ChaminadeResort2, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We definitely think our 200 acres is one of the many reasons our guests come back time and time again. Sincerely, Kevin Herbst More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here while attending a wedding. The grounds were beautiful ; the rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff was very attentive. We would highly recommend this resort to any any of our friends

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ChaminadeResort2, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Glad you had a wonderful time and thank you for the five star review! Looking forward to your return visit with us. Sincerely, Kevin Herbst More

Torrance, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property sits on very beautiful woodsy grounds, but the rooms look like they are 20 or more years out of date. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They have a large fitness center, but the equipment is pretty dated, needs an upgrade. The doors to the rooms slam shut and are very noisy, so if your neighbor doesn't hold... More

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ChaminadeResort2, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Joe G., Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our property. Our 200 acres is one part that keeps guests coming back time and time again. Stay tuned with our renovation plans in 2015. Sincerely, Kevin Herbst More

Visalia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property was OK priced for the area. I priced other hotels in the Santa Cruz area and they were all way over-priced. So, for the price the amenities were good. The room was spacious but lacked a micro and fridge. I felt the customer service was good. Beautiful views.

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ChaminadeResort2, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It sounds like your first time was a success! We invite you back to experience the resort in the upcoming fall and winter season. Santa Cruz is such a beautiful city year round, but fall festivities make it a unique coastal destination. Cheers! Kevin Herbst More

Fair Oaks, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our short 2 day honeymoon trip. We got married 7 weeks after our baby was born last year, so this is the first time taking a trip without our children, and it was GREAT! Driving up the long, well paved, beautifully wooded driveway, I knew this place was going to be beautiful. We were very happy when we... More

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ChaminadeResort2, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Arian, Thank you for your five star review. Looking forward to making your next stay just as enjoyable! Kevin Herbst More

Sunnyvale, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well my wife is having surgery on Monday so I thought I would take her to the coast to take her mind off of it. We arrived at the hotel only to find out my reservation I made on line got changed to the end of the month. I had a massage scheduled for my wife and dinner reservations. As... More

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ChaminadeResort2, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MCTavish14, I apologize for the challenges incurred with your guest room reservation. As we work with one of the most advanced online reservations programs available, I am hopeful our guests do take time to review the confirmation email sent immediately following to ensure details such as arrival dates and pricing are correct. The team will conduct our own forensic... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paid $62 for breakfast for four, however my daughter wanted a croissant for which we had to pay $2.50 as it was in the bar. Restaurant had over an hour waiting time for dinner, but no warning from reception that if we wanted to eat in the hotel book first. Room service adds 23% service plus $5. Given the crazy... More

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ChaminadeResort2, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nemhaigh, On behalf of the entire team, I apologize for the experiences shared. While our pricing is competitive for similar resort properties on the Central Coast we do understand your concern. Our team will evaluate the communication process to illuminate our free valet parking, and resort amenities including dining options and reservations. Again we thank you for taking the... More

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Address: 1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chaminade Resort & Spa 4*
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The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular mountaintop retreat in Santa Cruz. Our historic Mission-style resort overlooks sweeping views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade is a luxurious destination for executive meetings, celebrations and getaways. Enjoy color palettes inspired by the California coast, contemporary Spanish furnishings, and world-class amenities. Chaminade is just five minutes from golf courses, the beach and downtown Santa Cruz. Escape to a haven of unsurpassed service. Chaminade is the first hospitality business in Santa Cruz County to receive a "Green Business Certification" for its environmental efforts. ... more   less 
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