My wife and I recently stayed at the Chaminade for our 1 year anniversary and baby-moon combined into one. We are so glad we chose to stay in Santa Cruz. This resort was exactly what we were looking for. The pool was awesome, the breakfast restaurant was delicious and offered some great buffet choices. The grill made me the most delicious Rib-Eye of all time, and the twice baked potato was awesome. My wife enjoyed the fish of the day, which was fresh and tasty as well. Ezra provided us with such wonderful service. He was manning the bar and serving those around it and did it with a smile, and positive attitude. He was busy, but made it seem effortless. Kudos to him. Its awesome seeing someone so busy and not being affected by it, which is easy to do.
The spa treated my wife amazingly. She got a pre-natal massage and came back so relaxed. Our doggy enjoyed his stay too. We were so glad to find out they accepted pets. He's our child and must travel with us. There is a lovely grassy area next to the pool that he enjoyed. While my wife was getting her massage, I took our dog for a walk through the hiking trails which were a lot of fun. Quite a challenge, which I didnt expect, but enjoyed.
The hotel was kind enough to provide us with a fruite and cheese plate, along with a bottle of Martinelli. Very thoughtful considering my wife is pregnant. It was a delicious treat and perfect upon arrival, after a long drive from Napa.
At check out we had a very genuine conversation with Andrew, who was there on his first day. He was very thoughtful, and was very well interested in how our stay went. They are lucky to have him. I, too, am in hospitality and would hire him in a heart beat. Good job Andrew!
All in all, it was a good time, and we hope to make it back soon!
ps. Main restaurant is buffet only, which we didnt know or werent made aware of. Great breakfast though and worth it. The bar and grill is fantastic, and offers a great view!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular mountaintop retreat in Santa Cruz. Our historic Mission-style resort overlooks sweeping views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade is a luxurious destination for executive meetings, celebrations and getaways. Enjoy color palettes inspired by the California coast, contemporary Spanish furnishings, and world-class amenities. Chaminade is just five minutes from golf courses, the beach and downtown Santa Cruz. Escape to a haven of unsurpassed service. Chaminade is the first hospitality business in Santa Cruz County to receive a "Green Business Certification" for its environmental efforts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chaminade Resort And Spa
- Chaminade Santa Cruz
- Chaminade Hotel Santa Cruz