Inn at Depot Hill

Inn at Depot Hill

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4.5
#2 of 2 B&Bs in Capitola
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
Near the beach in the quaint, Mediterranean-style resort of Capitola-by-the-Sea, this AAA 4-diamond rated inn boasts 12 uniquely designed guest rooms and suites, each with its own fireplace, and many featuring private patios with hot tubs. Guests enjoy a full gourmet breakfast each morning served in the main salon or delivered right to your room. Enjoy afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, and our delicious homemade desert in the evening.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
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Bathrobes
Fireplace
Iron
Flatscreen TV
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English

Location

250 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3358
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Christine wrote a review Jun 2020
Maui, Hawaii23 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Now THIS is a first class establishment. My husband and I have stayed all over the world and the Inn at Depot Hill is one of the best for the following reasons:
1) Absolutely spotless - every nook and cranny everywhere
2) Simply charming with beautiful historic artwork
3) Garden is gorgeous with outdoor seating
4) Food was fresh, delicious and HOT. Coffee had great flavor. Nice breakfast choices daily. He has a very attentive staff.
5) Spacious rooms, especially bathroom. Comfortable furniture,
fluffy down comforter on a very comfy bed.
6) Quiet, close to downtown Capitola and Gayle's Bakery
7) Then there is Sagar, our manager, who is so charming, kind and made sure every single aspect of our stay was to our liking. He is personable, but never intrusive. He has extraordinary attention to detail and takes care of things immediately if possible. We loved chatting with him. A real gentleman with a great spirit! Thank you, Sagar, for making our stay beyond amazing. You're the best!

Carl & Chris Percival
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Shane S wrote a review Jul 2023
San Leandro, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a last minute stay. Check-in was smooth with wine, cheese and crackers. The Inn is walking distance to the town center.
Stayed in The Depot Suite - it did not disappoint. The room is spacious with a sitting area and a cute dining area with a lounge chair. Two double doors that leads to the travertine court yard with mini bistro table that’s lined with bamboo. The softest queen bed is perfectly centered with the room with easy access to the court yard. The tiled bathroom has a stand up rain shower head that doesn’t disappoint and has a deep bathtub that won’t disappoint.
For coffee drinkers the room has a single cup Keurig coffeemaker. There’s a large screen t.v. for movie watching while in bed or in the living room area. On those romantic nights you can turn on the fireplace that’s as large as the television screen. Ambiance is key.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Call direct for better pricing. Booking sites can be pricey.
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Christine wrote a review Apr 2021
Maui, Hawaii23 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is our fave. We used to live in the area for 35 years, return for visits occasionally. We have stayed at expensive resorts by the sea in Aptos, also in Capitola and Scotts Valley. We know the area really really well.

Having said that, the Inn at Depot Hill is incredibly better than any other place we have stayed. It is run by a gentleman whose attention to detail is second to none. The place is impeccably spotless. I have seen him cleaning things himself to be sure it looked spotless. He makes sure we have everything we need...ALWAYS....If he is not on the property, he is available. The staff is lovely, food is so so tasty and prepared to perfection. NOTE: Any problems that arise are taken care of immediately.

We have stayed at other places, don’t waste your money. We spent a fortune at a resort in Aptos one weekend and arrived at 10pm only to find that every drain was clogged and filled with water. Not able to fix or change rooms. If you want a quaint, charming, romantic, quiet getaway close to amenities - THIS is your spot. I promise you will love it!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PattyMarie wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the room just off the lobby.
Pros: Gas fireplace. Queen bed. Beautiful marble tiled bathroom. French door out to the patio area with fountain and seating areas.
The place is so quiet we didn’t hear any lobby noise. Guests are very respectful here.
Cons: it’s cold! Despite having the fireplace going whenever we were in the room, and plugging in the space heater provided in the sleeping area, the room never really lost its chill.
But it’s a beautiful space. And there are extra blankets in the closet, in addition to a throw in the seating area that we used when we sat reading by the fire. So it was cozy.
This is our second visit to the Inn and we love it!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Da2011 wrote a review Feb 2021
Santa Cruz, California386 contributions85 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I made a last minute reservation for here even though we live locally. They were mostly booked and I chose the Cote de Azur room. *spoiler alert...this is the best room!” Romantic with the fireplace and small sitting area. This also has its own little patio and the best surprise..it’s own private enclosed outdoor tub. Top it off with this rooms own private parking spot and you feel like royalty. A short walk to the village for a great selection of restaurants makes this a perfect getaway location. The staff was so nice and breakfast was amazing too. We stayed in the Paris room a few years ago and it was beautiful too. You can’t go wrong with any of the rooms or this quaint charming Inn.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Europeadventure2012 wrote a review Jul 2022
California205 contributions113 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful stay from the moment we checked in. The hotel is a beautifully restored train depot, and each room is decorated in unique ways that reflect the past, with modern amenities. Our room had a sitting area, a fireplace and large bathroom and was impeccably clean. There is a lovely, private courtyard with comfortable chairs to sit and enjoy a book, or a glass of wine. Wine and cheese are served in the afternoon; breakfast (delicious) can be brought to your room if you choose. Although situated on a busy road, the hotel was very quiet. It's a quick walk downtown to the beach. Sagar, the hotel manager, was very welcoming. All the staff are friendly and responsive to any need. A beautiful hotel!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Christine wrote a review Jan 2023
Maui, Hawaii23 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can’t say enough wonderful things about this place. We lived in this town for 30 years, have since moved away and have stayed in various hotels when we return. Nothing, I mean nothing compares to the quality and uniqueness of this place. It is spotless, charming, close to shopping, dining, beach. The owner is one of the nicest, kindest folks I have ever met. It is extremely important to him that his guests are very well cared for and he doesn’t miss anything.

We have stayed in multiple Inns in many different cities and this one tops them all. It is private, quiet and the rooms are so lovely that you wish you could stay a month! We wouldn’t stay anywhere else.

The breakfast presentation is very beautiful and the food is fresh, so yummy and every bite leaves you wanting more. The coffee is very high quality, brewed fresh every morning and delivered to your room nice and hot.

There is a private courtyard with a small pool, beautiful landscaping, lots of seating and perfect for sitting and reading.

The staff is wonderful and make sure the room is impeccable for each guest. I recommend this place to every adult wanting to have a wonderful, memorable experience.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: There is parking for every guest at the Inn. Do try Gayle’s Bakery just a few blocks away with a...
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Scott K wrote a review Aug 2020
Lincoln City, Oregon30 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed last night for our first anniversary. Stayed in the Delft room, with the Romance package: Champagne, roses, chocolates. Absolutely fabulous, staff was so friendly and helpful, the room was outstanding. Beautiful sitting area, fireplace, walk-in shower (two showerheads!), private patio. Full breakfast in the room; they went out of their way to meet our dietary needs. It’s a small point, but we loved the guest book in the room, reading notes from folks who have stayed there before us. The owner has built a really great experience for his guests.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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girchbeb wrote a review Jul 2020
Pennsylvania166 contributions132 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My daughter and I used to stay in this hotel every summer. I grew up on the West Coast and moved away and it is extremely important to me that we create traditions of her coming back and visiting with me. We happened upon this lovely place several years ago may have stayed there as a go to every time we return. Well, apparently the new management has implemented a policy that no children are welcome there. I get it. It’s not the kind of place where you want a bunch of noisy brats running around. That is part of the charm of it. No slamming doors and running feet above you at all hours of the night. However, I have an extremely mature and will behaved and considerate 10-year-old. So considerate that she whispers in the hallways of every hotel we have ever been in. It absolutely breaks my heart now that we are banished from this hotel simply because she is a child. Now we can never stay there for eight more years. I think they should consider revising the policy and allowing children 10 years old and up. They stated that it’s insurance-based and that whenever they have wine and cheese receptions, they have the fireplaces going and children can get injured. Well, just because some parents are negligent and don’t keep an eye on their children while they drink wine, now my wonderful child and I as a responsible parent who raises her right have to suffer
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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beresb wrote a review Apr 2021
Sonoma, California4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here to celebrate an important 85th birthday and it was a sensational experience. It is conveniently located to to town and an easy walk to the beach. The property manager, Sagar, is a gem, cordial and gracious and he did everything to make us comfortable and welcome , including arranging an early check-in. By any measure this romantic Inn is remarkable from small touches like doilies under our drinking glasses to the working fireplace with a view of our charming deck and courtyard pond. Most importantly, the room and Inn are impeccably clean and beautifully maintained, and it is quiet. The linens on the bed are exquisite and beautiful and the mattress is so cozy we didn't want to leave. The furnishings and furniture are beautiful and tasteful. Breakfast in our room was the icing on the cake. This place is an elegant treasure (more than 5 star) and we will return!
Farrel & Mel
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We loved Cote d'Azur
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Answer from girchbeb
Pennsylvania166 contributions132 helpful votes
My answer was supposed to say we stayed in the Capitola room, not he stayed.
Answer from FelinaSmith
Carmel, California1 contribution
Thank you for your inquiry. While we do have some off-street parking available, we do not have enough spaces for each guestroom. I would also recommend contacting us directly for updated and accurate information regarding your upcoming reservation. You may reach us directly by dialing 831-462-3376. Again, thank you for your time and we look forward to welcoming you to the Inn at Depot Hill very soon!
ken c wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No kids allowed."
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Christine wrote a tip Sep 2023
Maui, Hawaii23 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are lovely, quiet and beautifully appointed. Just enjoy your time. It will be lovely, indeed!"
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SoCalTraveler370 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Simi Valley, California28 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is very limited so be thoughtful of other guests. Bring sensible shoes the walk to the beach is steep."
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Shane S wrote a tip Jul 2023
San Leandro, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call direct for better pricing. Booking sites can be pricey."
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Jeff L wrote a tip Mar 2023
11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is limited to one car per reservation. "
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PRICE RANGE
$336 - $481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaCapitola
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn at Depot Hill
Which popular attractions are close to Inn at Depot Hill?
Nearby attractions include Capitola Beach (0.3 miles), Capitola Historical Museum (0.2 miles), and It's Wine Tyme (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn at Depot Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Inn at Depot Hill?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn at Depot Hill?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn at Depot Hill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria, Shadowbrook Restaurant, and Paradise Beach Grille.
Is Inn at Depot Hill located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Capitola.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn at Depot Hill?
Many travelers enjoy visiting San Lorenzo River Railroad Bridge (4.8 miles).
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