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“Family had a great time relaxing here” 4 of 5 stars
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Seascape Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1 Seascape Resort Dr., Aptos, CA 95003   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Aptos
San Francisco
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Family had a great time relaxing here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We just had a 3 days 2 nights family retreat here two weeks ago and had a wonderful time. Here are some goods and bads:

Good:
1. The location is great! As others mentioned, the whole resort is located on a cliff facing ocean. The view is just wonderful and it just minutes away of walking to the beach. We had a great time walking and building sand castles on the beach.

2. It *IS* a big resort (not just a hotel), with rooms ranging from regular hotel guest rooms to 2-3 bedrooms beach villa so your experience may vary, depending on what type of rooms you are getting. We stayed at 401 and 403 (two two-bed rooms villa) and even these two condos are different. IMHO room 403 is nicer than 401. 403 has bigger and newer screen LCD TVs (LG, with HDMI port), and larger kitchen. Room 401 has a extra (useless) small living room and a smaller kitchen, and a smaller TV. Room 403 also has newer dishwasher. Each bedroom has a small (27"?) LCD TV with separate DVD players. Both rooms were very nicely maintained (kudos to the maintenance team and the cleaning lady! good job!), especially the kitchen area (wow the cooking range was so clean that I was REALLY impressed). That said, this is definitely not a 4 - 4.5 stars type of hotel, the deco and the bathroom is more like a apartment (e.g. corian counter-tops in kitchen and bathroom, NOT granite, etc.). Just so that you know what you can expect.

3. The staff are VERY friendly and helpful. You get free golf cart ride to and from beach (which I believe was included in the resort fee). They also have 3~4 swimming pools, tennis court (need extra charge and slightly off-site), a small basketball court, ping-pong table, fitness center (quite nice), and a resort village with some mom-and-pop restaurants (pizza, Chinese food, etc.), and so on. So if you are bringing your family with you, I think you will love it.

4. I believe that above the main lobby area there is also a night disco club where sometimes people host their wedding parties here. When we arrive, we actually heard very nice Hawaiian music coming from the main lobby area, for a while I felt that I'm in Hawaii (so cool, without have to fly to Hawaii, I get to enjoy that ambiance here in SF bay area!) However the next day (Saturday) it was so quite, make me wondering why. I suggest the management (if you are reading this review) to host some Hawaiian (or Mexican) theme evenings to attract more local SF bay area people, I think people would appreciate that and love it.

5. We also love the electric BBQ Grill. We called in advance and knew they had this so we enjoyed outdoor BBQ with sunset right before our eyes... very nice experience!

Bad:
1. Again, I would hope that the deco can be nicer, and some of the furniture can be a bit more updated (some of them do show its ages and the sofa bed even has some stains on it). Room 403 has a updated iPod speaker/alarm, while Room 401 has a really OLD SONY cassette/CD player. My guess is that each unit is owned by different owners (time-share or something), which is why each room has slightly different equipment and furniture.

2. Some of the resorts have their own DVDs for guests to check out, but NOT with this resort. I think they want you to rent the new released movies from their in-room LodgeNet system, which I can understand, but it would be nice to at least provide some DVDs for guests to borrow. There is a DVD rental store nearby though, but we didn't check it out.

3. The first day when we arrived, one of the swimming pool was so crowded, and we noticed that a lot of them didn't have the key card to enter the swimming pool. The fact that the whole resort share with the same hiking trails and beach with the larger community did raise some concerns for us, as we didn't feel safe to keep the backdoor open all the time. Maybe the management would be able to do something about this.

Overall a very nice stay, would recommend this for family retreat type of trips!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Northern California
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

The Seascape Resort is a beautiful place to stay and relax. Located on a bluff overlooking Monterey Bay, it has acres of grass and natural woods with walking paths available for guests' use. Our visit was in one of the Spa Suites located on the south end of the resort. Our first floor room was very big and contained a wet bar (sink, small refridgerator and microwave) in addition to double size spa tub and king bed. The spa tub is a great place to relax - plenty of hot water available to fill it (has been a problem in other places we visited). The entrance to our room was up about six stairs so disabled visitors need to check beforehand. Out the slide door we had a couple of chairs and table as well as an electric BBQ. Since it was our anniversary, my wife and I took advantage of a few of their many packages and got a lobster dinner delivered to the room - delicious and very romantic. We also enjoyed the beach fire and s'mores at sunset and an in-room massage. Employees were uniformally very helpful and friendly. Although they do charge a resort fee it is used to provide gratuities to housekeeping and the bell staff so the employees get to share. Overall, our Seascape visit was everything we asked for and we hope to return soon.

Room Tip: A Spa Suite is a very good choice for the additional cost.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

If I could I would come here every year. I have family close by so when I come I choose a little getaway here at the Seascape. Across the street is your little grocery store, shops, restaurants. I have not eaten at the resort restaurant (expensive) so having the village in walking distance is great. Pools and walk to beach is great. The beach is simply incredible. Heaven.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

I just spent Friday and Saturday at Seascape, stunning location and great weather. Hotel a little outdated but clean and service was slow but professional. As previous posters have mentioned there are definitely a lot of planes in the dat-time but not very noticeablle when down next to the ocean.

Overall a great visit but would probably go somewhere else next time in the area.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Stayed here this spring..........ahhhhhhhh....... Fantastic! Quiet, beauty, and the restaurant is amazing! Everything we needed and soooooooo much more! Enjoyed a Fabulous birthday- Didn't want to leave!

Room Tip: Room was on south side of property
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Just spent the weekend there, nice setting very scenic but as the previous poster said lots of planes around...stunt planes above the beach, even skydivers landing on the beach like every 20 minutes....weird!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Too much noise from stunt planes and skydive planes...like being near a beehive.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Seascape Resort Dr., Aptos, CA 95003
Location: United States > California > Aptos
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Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Aptos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Seascape Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 284
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