This was a nice little hotel located on the hill overlooking the Santa Cruz wharf and beach with very nice staff and great views. The newly renovated rooms are beachy themed basic rooms with hardwood floors which are great for when sand gets tracked in. The bathroom was a step up from ordinary - several folks commented that we wished we could take the showers home with us. There are gated steps leading down to the beach and the Picnic Basket, a small place with unique and creative breakfast and lunch choices (the fruit turnovers were especially delicious). A short walk down the other side of the Hill brings you into downtown Santa Cruz with lots of dining options.