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Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff

21305 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4839
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#3 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz
Bella Notte features ten spacious and well appointed rooms. We offer nine 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Waxing services
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Vietnamese
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Tallannie wrote a review Mar 2021
16 contributions2 helpful votes
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
james w wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions
Absolutely a hidden GEM, located within walking distance to one of the prettiest beaches on Monterey Bay. Hidden away in a quite neighborhood, not next to a freeway, this little Italian Villa will amaze you once entering your room. Spacious, clean, so many amenities, I thought I was back in Italy at a 5 diamond resort. Even heated floors in the spacious bathroom, as if in a fabulous resort! And the staff....Amazing........helpful and suggested many places to visit in the area, best restaurants, attractions, direction.........so very sweet and gracious. Truly a hidden gem you must experience when visiting the Santa Cruz area. Cheers Bella Notte! The best!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: every room looked spacious and incredibly clean and inviting
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Sherilyn D wrote a review Sep 2020
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I found myself suddenly evacuated from my home due to Santa Cruz Wildfire. I feel so very fortunate to have found Bella Notte. This is a beautiful, comfortable, clean, convenient hotel. The Staff is very personable and was concerned about my every need. There are so many "extra nice" touches that it makes me feel that they have gone above and beyond making this a special place for their guests. I will definitely recommend to any visitors to this area and may just go for a Staycation myself. I loved everything about it.
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Date of stay: August 2020
BlueMeds wrote a review Aug 2020
Palo Alto, California16 contributions2 helpful votes
We had such a wonderful stay at Bella Notte! The decor was beautiful and rustic, the staff were incredibly accommodating, and the location near the beach and restaurants could not be better. Joe at the front desk was especially helpful and kind. We will definitely be returning here the next time we stay in Santa Cruz.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Maria K wrote a review Jun 2020
San Bruno, California3 contributions
Bella Note was everything and more than we expected. Upon check in, we were greeted by a lovely receptionist who genuinely took interest in our visit, made great recommendations and made herself available for anything we needed to make our stay more delightful. The rooms were spacious, clean, and chic. The heated floors in the bathroom was just the right touch. Needless to say we would highly recommend anyone coming to Santa Cruz area to stay at Bella Note, you won’t regret it!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$146 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff
Which popular attractions are close to Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff?
Nearby attractions include Santa Cruz Harbor Beach (0.5 miles), Pleasure Point Beach (0.7 miles), and Twin Lakes State Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harbor Cafe, The Crow's Nest, and Johnny's Harborside.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Vietnamese.
Are there any historical sites close to Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff?
Many travelers enjoy visiting San Lorenzo River Railroad Bridge (2.4 miles).
Is Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.