We stayed at the Sea and Sand Inn in December of 2011 on Christmas Eve. We had flown into San Francisco and rented a car to drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. It had been a very long day and we only made it as far as Santa Cruz when we decided to stop for the night. We had not made any prior reservations and were being free spirits! I had read about the Sea and Sand Inn before coming to California and so I wanted to check it out. As it turned out, they had rooms available! When we checked in we were warmly greeted by Deeder who booked us into a room on the bottom floor of the hotel. I really don't like the bottom floor as I can almost always hear people walking above me.....this was no exception! I asked my husband to go and ask if we could be booked into another room on the top floor. When my husband returned, he had a huge smile on his face and said, "Wait 'til you see this!" He led me upstairs to a suite that had a fireplace, a private balcony and a whirlpool tub for two!! It was beautiful! I asked how much he had to pay for it and he said, "Nothing". Deeder had simply upgraded us and said, "Merry Christmas!" How wonderful!! I awoke in the morning to the sound of sea lions barking.......a fresh cup of coffee in my hand as I stared at the beautiful ocean on Christmas morning! I have been dreaming of the Sea and Sand Inn ever since!! We are hoping to be back this Christmas!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ocean-front Sea & Sand Inn has always been popular with savvy out-of-towners, but a major renovation in 2009 has added a whole new “wow” factor. Three new luxury king spa rooms with ocean view balconies were added; two spacious family cottages with private hot tubs and three other spa rooms were also upgraded. All 22 rooms have a fantastic ocean front view of sparkling Monterey Bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sea And Sand Hotel Santa Cruz
- Hotel Sea And Sand
- Sea And Sand Inn Santa Cruz