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620 El Salto Dr, Capitola, CA 95010-3459
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Capitola
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4.9
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4.6
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4.6
Value
4.3
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Monarch Cove Inn is located on historic Depot Hill in Capitola, California. Poised on an ocean cliff, the Monarch Cove Inn looks out onto the breathtaking curve of Monterey Bay. Accommodations are intimately nestled among flower filled gardens and a monarch butterfly habitat. Enjoy a memorable stay on our 2.5 acre estate with uniquely appointed Victorian guestrooms and cottages, which are a thoughtful blend of yesterday and today. We are conveniently located within walking distance to Capitola Village. You can also stroll along the eucalyptus-lined pathway through the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary that leads to New Brighton State Beach. Breakfast is served to your room daily.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Private balcony
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Refrigerator
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Smoking rooms available
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Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Flyer220657 wrote a review Aug 9
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This is our 2nd year staying here to celebrate our anniversary and it will be our now annual go to destination. The views and garden are amazing and everything is walking distance to shops, beach and restaurants. The staff is also amazing! So glad I found the Monarch Cove Inn! Thank you!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hello. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here at The Monarch Cove Inn! We look forward to seeing you next time! Monarch Staff (Summer)
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Morgan C wrote a review Aug 7
Fullerton, California188 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed in the Lilac Room in Aug 2022 for one night and enjoyed the experience. The inn is an old Victorian house that is split up into a number of rooms. Our room was fairly large with a seating area, full bathroom, armoire for storage, with fridge and microwave. Lots of attention to detail both in the room and in the surrounding grounds. As you are basically in one room of a large house, you can hear your immediate neighbors, but the overall vibe is pretty peaceful and quiet. Continental breakfast delivered to your room was very good.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Olga wrote a review Jul 2022
San Francisco, California28 contributions2 helpful votes
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I  stayed  in the Monarch Cove Inn three times. First two I  chose  the Ocean Mist Suite, and the recent one was in the Lilac room. This place makes me feel amazing,  relaxed,  and reminds me of  my childhood's  vacation  spent at the Dacha (Summer house) on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.  The ambience of  this place is  the best part of the hotel (the House):  unique  style of Victorian architecture house surrounded by nature,  beautiful garden , breathtaking views,  very private and cozy. You will fall asleep and wake up with the sound and smell of the ocean. Not every room has an ocean view, but the best are the Ocean Mist,  Ocean view and Lilac room.  You have to expect that the house is old,  built in 1896, and it is not the regular hotel ,  so all rooms have very thin walls and there are no noise protections . So you should respect your neighbors  and expect the same behavior from them. However for me it was kind of irritating the  noise of the Muse fountain located  next to my room. The beautiful girl is  running water ( like a broken toilet) all day and night. It is too loud and  covers the beats and breath  of the ocean . You can easily take a walk in a neighborhood . The area is very  safe and quiet . The sunset views are heartbreaking from the path on all sides of the cliff. I am already  missing this place and definitely come back as soon as I can .
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: The best views rooms of ocean are Ocean Mist Suite, Lilac room, and Ocean view room. The second...
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Jen S wrote a review Jul 2022
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It is so quite and serene. Yet it is only less than a mile away from Capitola beach. Just very steep to go up and down so if you have a hard time walking I would suggest driving. Cottage we stayed at was perfect. It is a older cottage so only had a small queen size bed and hot water was hit or miss. The daily continental b fast and the enclosed back yard for the poochies made up for it. I try not to eat a lot of carbs., but I could not resist. Delicious ….Did not use the kitchen to cook so cannot comment on it. Plenty of parking for guest when we were there. Overall I highly recommend it
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Was not impressed with downtown Santa Cruz, I would recommend Staying at Capitola. W. Cliff Drive...
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Angela C wrote a review Jul 2022
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Such a beautiful property , had a blast & the walk to the beach was quick & beautiful scenery. Will definitely return . The grounds were beautiful & the neighborhood around was nice , best part it was all walking distance to the beach & shops
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Pacheco wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful grounds, friendly staff. Very tranquil and serene. Just what we needed for a quick unplugged get away. A quick trail walk to the town for dinner, a beautiful stroll home at sunset on the beach to end a perfect day.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: The Monarch Room has a partial view very quiet, Lilac room has a patio with full view.
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lindatK5161HW wrote a review Jul 2022
Daly City, California8 contributions
This is our second visit to the Monarch Cove Inn. We love the location, the beautiful grounds surrounded by nature, lovely rooms with great amenities, delicious breakfast, very friendly and helpful staff. We will definitely return to this charming oasis!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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zejds wrote a review Jul 2022
CA9 contributions6 helpful votes
We originally were celebrating in May and one in our party got sick and we had to postpone. Summer worked with me to reschedule with no extra fees. She was amazing. We went in June and our stay was magical. The rooms have been remodeled and they were wonderful. Breakfast is included and was delicious. They bring it to your room.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Oceah view and Lilac rooms have nice ocean views.
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cearley wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We always try to stay at the Monarch Cove Inn when visiting Capitola. The location, quaint rooms, beautiful grounds, and breakfast delivered to the room each morning are some of the reasons we choose to stay at this inn. I also love the scent of the towels and sheets. All staff members are welcoming and friendly. I highly recommend the Monarch Cove Inn and hope to return the next time we are in Capitola.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Jessica D wrote a review Jun 2022
Mountain View, California1 contribution
We love Capitola, and go there as often as we can for mini getaways from the Peninsula. We'd not stayed here before, because I hear B&B and think not for us with our teenager and dog - I could not have been more wrong!! Two of the rooms (in a separate cottage) allow dogs, so we booked one for a last minute night away. It was so lovely, with a full kitchen, two bedrooms and an outdoor patio with ocean views. We usually stay downtown, but it was so nice to be in a more serene setting with nature all around. Summer, who works in the office, is an absolute gem. We will be back!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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$224 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monarch Cove Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Monarch Cove Inn?
Nearby attractions include Capitola Beach (0.5 miles), New Brighton State Beach (0.5 miles), and Capitola Historical Museum (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Monarch Cove Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Monarch Cove Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Monarch Cove Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monarch Cove Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria, Shadowbrook Restaurant, and Paradise Beach Grille.
Is Monarch Cove Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Capitola.
Are pets allowed at Monarch Cove Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Monarch Cove Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Monarch Cove Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting San Lorenzo River Railroad Bridge (5.1 miles).
Does Monarch Cove Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.