I will be in Santa Cruz for just one night in August. I have a reservation (for myself and my teenage and adult daughters) at the Hampton Inn (1505 Ocean Street). However, I am also considering the Mission Inn (2250 Mission St.), which is less expensive and looks to be about the same quality, We will be there just overnight, driving down from SFO at the beginning of a week long road trip down the coast a bit, then to Yosemite and back to SF.
We will be in Santa Cruz for such a short time, but hope to go to Natural Bridge and perhaps the Boardwalk. I know that the hotels are not within walking distance of either, but close by.
Does anyone have a particular recommendation between the two hotels? The reviews on Trip Advisor are fairly similar; however, there were some less flattering descriptions of the location for the Hampton.
Thank you so much for any advice!
Chevy Chase, MD