This is a nice small property located on a relatively busy street (E. Cliff Dr) but somehow pleasantly quiet as well.
We had Unit #1, which is next to the office. The front room has two extremely comfortable twin beds, a sofa (which is a sofa bed), some end tables, a TV/VCR, and loads of storage. There's also a china cabinet with knicknacks in it, lending the room an air of being related to a B&B. There's a full kitchen, complete with standard sized and immaculate refrigerator/freezer, a 4 burner gas stove, dishwasher, cabinets filled with plates, etc., coffee maker and microwave. It's stocked like a condo, and made me wish we were staying longer than the one night we had booked. The bathroom was very nice, again, immaculately clean, and they provide full sized shampoo/conditioner, as well as liquid soap. The back bedroom has yet another comfortable bed, this one a queen, another television, and a large closet. The back section of the suite can be shut off with a door.
This was a very nice room that would be great to use as a base in SC for a couple of days.
The only cons were that we couldn't figure out how to turn on the ceiling fan or light in the front room, and also that there is no drain stop in the bathroom sink, which is a drawback if you have contact lenses. (Note to self: this is why you bring along a flat drain cover when you travel!).
The woman at the front desk could not have been nicer when we checked in. Although check in time was 3 and we had been encouraged to get to the hotel as close to 3 as possible, when we arrived at 4:45, our room was still not ready. For us, it was no big deal and was only a matter of a few more minutes. There is an outdoor bench swing outside the unit, and we took advantage of it to sit and watch people go by.
Wireless was offered, and was free. There is no pool, but Twin Lakes Beach is a short walk away - one block down 14th street. There's a market on the corner, and a few restaurants in close walking distance. Pelican Point Inn has some beach toys that can be borrowed.
We really enjoyed our short stay here, and would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others, particularly families who would prefer a couple of separate rooms.
- Also Known As:
- Pelican Point Hotel Santa Cruz
- Pelican Point Motel