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Pacific Blue Inn

636 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4410
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#3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz
The Pacific Blue Inn is Santa Cruz! We’re a brand new bed and breakfast Inn with an eco-conscious heart and a local flair. Promoting green living and a healthy outlook on life, the Inn is located on Pacific Avenue within walking distance to the best Santa Cruz has to offer. Inspired by the NY Times article “36 Hours Santa Cruz” the founders of the Inn set out to create an environment that would allow visitors to take advantage of the best of Santa Cruz all within walking distance of their accommodations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Filipino
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jenLeCreate wrote a review Jul 2020
Vista, California348 contributions181 helpful votes
I know that I have said it before, but we really have to stay here more than 1 night. We usually stop off in Santa Cruz to see some music but on our last trip, now that we discovered some other gems, we will plan for an extended trip in the area. This will work out good as the Pacific Blue Inn is so comfortable to stay in and we would love to stay longer. You are probably tired of driving by now. You can just leave your car in the parking lot just down the street from the inn (free). Centrally located within walking distance of shops, restaurants, jazz center, pier/boardwalk and steamer lane (a little over a mile), there is plenty to enjoy around the inn. You can feel good about your choice to stay here as the hotel embraces eco friendly thoughts. Recycled and reused are more than just buzzwords here. Coming off the street into the inn, you feel the difference immediately. The entrance looks very low key so you may drive by it once or twice. The inn is located in a very quiet area. The inn is small - 9 rooms. The rooms are unique and have private baths and electric fireplace (and air conditioning - it does get warm in the summer). The room was very clean and comfortable and we slept well. We stayed on the upper floor - stairs and elevator available. There is a little (small) patio outside the room w/ a table and chairs and a larger courtyard area on the first floor with fire rings for when it gets cooler at night (good for a nice glass of wine). There is no restaurant on site but many close by. There is water to drink (hot and cold) as well as cookies in the lobby that you can help yourself to (access to the lobby is 24 hours). They serve a free continental breakfast each morning. We grabbed some fruit as this was the only vegan choice (they did have almond milk) and were ready to start our day. The staff is friendly and always willing to assist with questions about the area. The price is reasonable for what you get. Once you come here, I think that you too will want to come back. So much to enjoy here!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
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Sean N wrote a review Jun 2020
Clemmons, North Carolina2 contributions
We spent 4 nights at Pacific Blue in early June 2020. Because of Covid we were unable to enjoy the breakfast and snacks the inn usually provides. Nonetheless we had a wonderful experience and will return in more sanguine times. First, the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, from booking to departure. The rooms are very comfortable and extremely quiet. We made use of the full kitchen that's available to guests, as well as the two quite decent bicycles (if you have time and ability, there's a lovely and peaceful Riverwalk along the San Jacinto that you can access 1/4 mi. from the hotel). The quiet courtyard is another great amenity, complete with 2 gas fire pits. And if you're staying in Santa Cruz for a few days, you'll find the location perfect for accessing most anything you might want to do without having to get in the car. Well done, Calvin and company!
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Date of stay: June 2020
wanderlustReddingCA wrote a review Jan 2020
Redding CA36 contributions20 helpful votes
Only 9 units at quiet location close to shopping, restaurants etc. Can walk to boardwalk from hotel. Rooms are modern, LED certified, homemade baked goods in afternoon and good continental breakfast, Will definitely stay again ! .
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Voyager561780 wrote a review Oct 2019
Griffith, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is pathetic. I was passing through Santa Cruz and tried to book for the night. I booked 2 nights in advance in error. They were fully bookeed for the night I was there and refused to refund my money. I was there within 5 minutes of booking the room. The stupid woman told me to ring Wotif to ask for a refund, Wotif told me that she said no refunds available. We had a similar issue due to the fires near Santa Clarita. We used booking.com with Residence Inn and there was no problem getting our money back. I'll never use Wotif again and I think this hotel is dishonest to say the least.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Alex V wrote a review Sep 2019
Roseville, California29 contributions13 helpful votes
My Wife and I decided to stay at the Pacific Blue Inn for a night after many years of wanting to stay. Since there are 10 rooms in this B&B, it is difficult to grab a room unless you book ahead of time. Lucky for us, it was our lucky weekend and we were able to grab a King room on the first floor. While some reviews recommend staying on the second or third floors, I don't think you can go wrong with any room here. Calvin was very kind and helpful in answering questions and accommodating an early check in for us. The parking lot is just a few feet away from the B&B, and despite what you might read in other reviews, the location is harmless. You have to know that Santa Cruz has a certain "crowd", so no matter where you stay, you're going to get the full Santa Cruz flavor, which is completely harmless and very laid back. The location of the Pacific Blue Inn was perfect, as it fits right in between Downtown Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, both being a reasonable walk away. My Wife and I went back and forth between Downtown and the Boardwalk many times, and never felt that it was unsafe at all. The room itself was very nice. The bed and pillows were super comfortable! And the room had a nice electric fireplace that set a nice ambiance. There is also a bathroom and shower that has great water pressure (I can't stand showers that barely spit out any water). Outside of the room is a nice garden area, equipped with two gas fire pits. One of the fire pits wasn't working properly, but the other did, and it was very nice to sit by the fire and have a drink after being out all day into the night. We didn't stick around for breakfast, but we did see they had a continental breakfast out the morning that we checked out. We also noticed after going in and out during the day that snacks and refreshments were made available for guests. My Wife and I can't wait to stay at this B&B again, and we will definitely make sure it is for longer than one night next time. I would recommend the Pacific Blue Inn for anyone who is looking to stay in Santa Cruz for a reasonable rate in a great location of the city!
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Date of stay: August 2019
$102 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pacific Blue Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Pacific Blue Inn?
Nearby attractions include West Cliff Drive (0.2 miles), Santa Cruz Downtown (0.2 miles), and Boardwalk Bowl (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pacific Blue Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and bicycles available for guest use.
Which room amenities are available at Pacific Blue Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at Pacific Blue Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pacific Blue Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zachary's Restaurant, Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room, and Saturn Cafe.
Is Pacific Blue Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Santa Cruz.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pacific Blue Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Pacific Blue Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Davenport Jail (9.9 miles).
Is Pacific Blue Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.