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Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff
21305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062   |  
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Ranked #1 of 51 hotels in Santa Cruz
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful rooms, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

With such wonderfully decorated rooms and the most comfortable beds and only a shirt walk to a gorgeous beach, who could go wrong?

The service was wonderful, we got chatting to the owners who were very helpful in arranging a taxi to take us to our booked restaurant and it turned out they had dined there a few nights before and could give us menu recommendations too.

They have thoughtfully placed a fridge full of free water and fruit juices in reception for you to help yourselfers to and the free continental breakfast was wonderful too. My husband loved the muffins, they were huge.

All in all, if you want friendly, efficient and thoughtful service and a very luxurious room at a great price, stay here.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Dear Louise, thankt you for taking the time to share your experience at Bella Notte. It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we made a good starting point for your trip south along beautiful highway one. We hope you'll come and visit us next time you are this side of the pond and if you ever open that B&B in Cornwall let us know and we'll come visit you!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Called for a last minute and late booking. We were pleasantly surprised with this property. Very comfortable room...especially the bed which was WONDERFUL! It was very comfortable!
Nice and clean bathroom as well. I reco this place for a night in Santa Cruz.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Dear WBM. Thank you for taking the time share your experience staying at Bella Notte. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you had a safe trip home to Atlanta. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to California!
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10 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We had booked into the Bella Nottte for our 50th wedding anniversary. Our room was spotless, well appointed, and very roomy. Our kids had taken the touble of ordering champagne and sending a special card and both were waiting for us when we checked in. Our host said he'd had the room ready and the champagne chilling in case we got there early.
We had a lot of questions re: where to get gas, how to get to the beach (a quick 5 minute walk), etc. and he was so patient. We were so welcomed and the hospitality was great. Our only small disappointment was that breakfast was an extremely basic continental breakfast and a bit awkward.

Room Tip: Room 3 was huge and really nice.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
Dear Dustysand,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Bella Notte. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the feedback, it enables us to improve, so you can enjoy your next stay with us even more!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

Bella Notte was a great find! Although I have made many day trips to Santa Cruz, I have never stayed overnight. My teenagers wanted to stay the night this time so I searched and searched motels online. I spoke to friends who had horror stories about some of the motels near the Boardwalk. I got a recommendation from a relative who lives in the area. And so that brought us to Bella Notte! The Hotel staff (Carol was wonderful) very pleasant and helpful with all of our questions about places to go, restaurants, beaches, etc.The room was very clean and nicely decorated! The beds and pillows were also comfortable. We liked the tile floors-they even heat up in the bathroom. In the lobby for breakfast there was toast, bagels, packaged danish,fruit, cold cereal, coffee, tea, chocolate milk, apple juice, orange juice..more than sufficient for my kids. Even though Bella Notte was a little pricier and not walking distance from the boardwalk, it was still the best choice by far. When we plan to stay overnight again Bella Notte will certainly be the place!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this review, July 20, 2012
Dear Momago1. Thank you for your review and sharing your experience staying at Bella Notte Inn on Tripadvisor. We love hearing feedback from our guests and look foward to seeing you again soon.
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Brampton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Nice big room. Good air conditioning. Seemed very clean. Friendly people with a continental breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at Bella Notte with husband and six year old on a whim, and we'll be back. Very good value for the modern amenities and pretty room. Located nicely between Santa Cruz and Capitola, with great restaurants and lovely beach within walking distance. This is not a luxury hotel or resort, but a reliable and sweet stay for an activity-filled Santa Cruz get away.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

I picked this hotel because of the descriptions on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. We stayed in room 8 on the second floor. It was huge and nicely refurbished with a vaulted ceiling. The tile floor is very clean and has area rugs. The heated tile floor magnifying make-up mirror in the bath are nice touches. I especially liked the frosted glass in the lower parts of the windows so you could have privacy & light. They had not started the continental breakfast yet (not the season), but recommended a couple of places close by. Next time we are in Santa Cruz, we hope to stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 21305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bella Notte sets a new standard for Inns in the Santa Cruz area. Completed in December 2007, Bella Notte features ten spacious and well appointed rooms. We offer eight king rooms and two double queen rooms. Three superior king rooms also feature a fireplace and walk-in closet. All rooms feature imported marble bathrooms and heated bathroom floors. Bella Notte also provides free in room Wifi and cable TV with premium channels as well as free parking and complimentary continental breakfast. Bella Notte is located in Santa Cruz's Live Oaks neighbourhood, just two blocks from Twin Lakes Beach and close to several great local restaurants. The Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is a short walk away and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, lively downtown Santa Cruz and the popular seaside village of Capitola are all just a few minutes drive. ... more   less 
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