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21305 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4839
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#1 of 56 hotels in Santa Cruz
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
Bella Notte features eight spacious and well appointed rooms. We offer seven king rooms and one double queen rooms. Three superior king rooms also feature a fireplace and walk-in closet. All rooms feature imported marble bathrooms and heated bathroom floors. Bella Notte also provides free in room Wifi and cable TV with premium channels as well as free parking. Bella Notte is located in Santa Cruz's Live Oaks neighbourhood, just two blocks from Twin Lakes Beach and close to several great local restaurants. The Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is a short walk away and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, lively downtown Santa Cruz and the popular seaside village of Capitola are all just a few minutes drive. Highly top rated mini spa by the local residents available on site. Advanced reservation is recommended.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
Spa
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Vietnamese
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Crystal wrote a review Jul 2022
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Simply divine. We checked in and were accommodated immediately by a lovely gentleman in the lobby. Our hotel room was beautiful, comfortable and well kept. Most importantly, we were able to walk to the beach about a block or so away multiple times a day. Overall, this place is quiet, cozy and luxurious. We will always stay here.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Tallannie wrote a review Mar 2021
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We love this place and have stayed a few times now over the years. We always want to stay in a well appointed and comfortable newer small boutique hotel and this is it in Santa Cruz. Most expensive area hotels have new facades covering well used tight little rooms... but these rooms feel more like your own master bedroom than a hotel. Ok we don’t have the heated bathroom floors...:). It is a little removed from the beach boardwalk but that is a good thing frankly. Ask for room 10 if you can...
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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elarbolita wrote a review Jul 2022
Glendale, California14 contributions11 helpful votes
As usual, this place is fantastic. Comfy bed, upstairs king suites have high ceilings and little kitchens so they're roomy. Beautifully appointed. Convenient, free parking. The guy at the desk is like a friend to us now because we've been to Bella Notte three times this year to see our new little grandson who lives up in the mountains above Santa Cruz. The inn is off the beaten path and close to Capitola. We enjoy the wharf and village there.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Upstairs King suites, but there is no elevator.
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Beth0802 wrote a review Jul 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio7 contributions19 helpful votes
This was my favorite hotel on our PCH trip (we stayed 7 different places). The service was amazing and it had a cozy feel while also being exceptionally clean and luxurious. We had room on first floor and it was quiet, AC worked perfectly, and room was huge! Heated bathroom floors were a first for me! It was so refreshing to have complementary snacks, drinks and parking when many other places we stayed charged extra for everything. I wish I could remember the name of the man in the office but he was so nice and helped get us towels for the beach, directions to the beach and restaurants, and always went above and beyond to help us. Would recommend 100% and would absolutely come back here if I find myself in Santa Cruz again. Just lovely.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Staidthere wrote a review Jun 2022
Jakarta, Indonesia2585 contributions1063 helpful votes
We stayed in room 8 for one night. Our room was clean, very quiet, and more than large enough for our needs. We enjoyed free parking, free soft drinks and milk from the office refrigerator, a heated bathroom floor, microwave, refrigerator, and sink, and quite lovely furnishings, including a chandelier and a fireplace with realistic "flames" that aren't hot. The Inn doesn't provide breakfast but they do recommend a couple of breakfast places nearby. If you get take-out breakfast at the nearby Windmill, we recommend that you ask for a receipt. We didn’t, because there were people waiting behind us in the queue. We think we paid for a cup of coffee but didn't get it. The Next time we visit, we will book a table at the hugely popular Shadowbrook Restaurant ahead of time. We got a great night's sleep and kind of regretted that we had to leave early the next morning. We feel Bella Notte Inn is an excellent deal.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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eugene_o wrote a review Feb 2022
San Francisco, California188 contributions70 helpful votes
Very nice little inn. It's really small, just a few rooms. It is located in a nice upscale neighborhood a couple of blocks from the beach. No breakfast was offered, but there was a good coffee shop nearby. The room was large. Old style decor, in good taste, high quality finishes and amenities. Fake fireplace helped heat up room at night quietly. We would stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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oldjgw wrote a review Jan 2022
Berkeley150 contributions56 helpful votes
It's on the wrong side of the river, not the boardwalk or downtown. Very well appointed rooms and good staff. We took room 4, 3 and 4 have soaking tubs an extra pleasure. No breakfast. Get in the car and drive 5 minutes to Linda's Seabreeze Cafe on Seabright Ave. This is a short walk to Lago I Como, a really good Italian restaurant.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Soaking tub in rooms 3 and 4 and heated bathroom floor
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Damaliah N wrote a review Jan 2022
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Nice, small hotel with spacious rooms, heated marble floors, fridge/microwave/sink & my room had a great whirlpool bath. The quiet hours (9pm-8am) where EVERYTHING! Just what i needed for holiday vacation. Great place to stay and get solid rest, and the staff is very kind. Lots of restaurants nearby for great food, and beach within walking distance. Give em a try!!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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elarbolita wrote a review Jan 2022
Glendale, California14 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed at Bella Notte a couple of weeks before Christmas. It rained a lot while we were there. The room was very cosy with a comfy bed. We were really nervous because our daughter-in-law who lives in the forest northeast of the area. was 9 months pregnant. We thought she might have the baby while we in Santa Cruz! So we had trouble sleeping. One night, at 4 am, we woke up and played a board game on the carpet in front of the fireplace. Wow, the carpet was so clean-smelling and thick. We felt very pampered. The man at the front desk was so kind and accommodating. We ate at the Shadowbrook Restaurant one night and it was beautiful and very good. They sent a vintage taxi to pick us up at the Inn. Since that time, our little grandson was born. Now we are going to plan a trip up north to visit him.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have high ceilings.
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Katie S wrote a review Nov 2021
Ione, California27 contributions22 helpful votes
What a lovely hotel! Having grown up in Santa Cruz, other hotels more readily came to mind. So glad we booked here for an overnight leading up to Thanksgiving. Our room (room 10) was upstairs with high ceilings, a fireplace, warmed floors in the bathroom and just a great overall feel. Amenities in the room included a refrigerator, bottled water, a package of roasted nuts and a coffee maker. In the office, you could get chocolates, coffee and sodas. We were warmly welcomed and completely enjoyed our short stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$154 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bella notte - the inn at east cliff hotel santa cruz, bella notte santa cruz
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Cruz
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bella Notte Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Bella Notte Inn?
Nearby attractions include Santa Cruz Harbor Beach (0.5 miles), Twin Lakes State Beach (0.3 miles), and Santa Cruz Harbor (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bella Notte Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bella Notte Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bella Notte Inn?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Bella Notte Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bella Notte Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harbor Cafe, The Crow's Nest, and Johnny's Harborside.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bella Notte Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Vietnamese.
Are there any historical sites close to Bella Notte Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting San Lorenzo River Railroad Bridge (2.4 miles).
Is Bella Notte Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.