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culver city, ca
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We had a great time, my husband, and I met my brother and sis-in-law there for 2 nights. We enjoyed the house so much. The homemade breakfast items were a huge hit, and Darrell reads a poem after breakfast - great touch!. Yes, it's an old house, and it's a little tired, but the innkeepers - Karen and Darrell and... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

My husband and I purchased a two night stay from central coast deals at this lovely B&B. After reading some of the reviews it seemed like we stayed at a very different place. We arrived at 4pm and were greeted by the owner Karen with a lovely smile and freshly baked cookies! She checked us in and we realized the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The Darlings have taken their historic home and opened it for others to enjoy. This home overlooks the Pacific Ocean with views of the historic Santa Cruz pier and boardwalk. The Darling's hospitality is second to none. Stay here if you want to be treated better than family.

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Thank otcop
DWCD, Manager at The Darling House, responded to this review

We were pleased to have the opportunity to visit with you during your visit to Santa Cruz & we look forward to being your favorite place when "surfs up" and anytime you can get away. More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

All seven bedrooms available were used by our family during our stay there over the Christmas/New Years period. During our entire stay, the whole extended family of all ages were treated exactly like we were part of their family. Denise was welcoming, kind and extremely helpful in every way, We were served delicious, healthy, varied breakfasts consisting of beautiful fresh... More 

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DWCD, Manager at The Darling House, responded to this review

The pleasure was our to have your family staying with us. There was laughter and joy that filled this household the whole time you were here. Many thanks. More 

Tucson
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

I stayed at the Darling House for a family reunion and really enjoyed my stay. All the furnishings in the home were authentic and made me feel that I was in another time. The location is incredible and the staff is sweet. I loved our breakfasts. Also, I didn't notice a smell as others have pointed out on these reviews.... More 

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Sandy, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

I stayed at the Darling House with a huge group of extended family. It was rented out for us for a wedding party. We all had a great time. Because we knew everyone in all the rooms, we got to tour them all. Some rooms were definitely nicer than others. We probably had the least plush room - and still,... More 

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Modesto, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

I saw this place on Groupon and decided to treat my wife to a "just because" getaway in a beautiful B&B in Santa Cruz. As others have said, from the outside the house is perfect, beautiful home, perfect location... just perfect. Inside however is not perfect. Musty, moldy, and dank. We stayed in the Pacific Room (the upstairs bedroom overlooking... More 

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Lemoore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

A beautiful house and a beautiful location. I'm surprised there are a few negative reviews on this website, especially with regards to the Darling's hospitality. We stayed there two nights and have nothing but great things to say about the service we received. Breakfast was great and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. Our room (which had a private bathroom)... More 

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Thank Andrew J
DWCD, Manager at The Darling House, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure to host guests that appreciate what the Darling House offers. We're glad you enjoyed the Santa Cruz area and exploring local points of interest. We're also pleased the Darling House provided a comfortable stay for you both & we look forward to seeing you again. More 

SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

The ocean is right across the house; Darrell Darling is a sweet host, owner of the Darling House with his wife Karen. Both are very hospitable and warm. The house is old historic house with antique furnishings - and very comfortable beds. It is an old house - so expect to be transported in time, but its close proximity to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

When I saw the room listed on the Groupon site, I was very excited at the Idea a staying a historic house...BUT! The place just seemed run down and smelly. They room we stayed in had cobwebs hanging from the chandelier and we were itchy an uncomfortable in the bed. The shared bathroom was barely bearable....I highly recommend that someone... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Darling House Bed & Breakfast, a historic inn overlooking Northern California's beautiful Monterey Bay. Centrally situated in a quiet residential neighborhood on picturesque West Cliff Drive, we provide relaxing accommodations to travelers and friends seeking a memorable weekend getaway, a mid-week escape, a family vacation or a romantic getaway. As the only bed and breakfast inn directly on Santa Cruz's beautiful oceanfront, visitors appreciate the soft ocean sounds at night and the sights of gently rolling waves. Our facility is open year round with seven bedrooms for overnight accommodations, plus beautiful indoor space and a 1/2 acre of outdoor space which provide the perfect setting for gatherings of up to 150 people. Darling House is just a short stroll from Santa Cruz's leading attractions: Lighthouse Point, Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Cowell Beach, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Santa Cruz Wharf and Natural Bridges State Beach. West Cliff Drive is also a short drive away from the University of California Santa Cruz campus and downtown Santa Cruz's Pacific Garden Mall retail, dining and entertainment district. Lighted by the rising sun through beveled glass, Tiffany lamps and open hearths, and the grace of genuinely open hearts, the Darling House Bed & Breakfast welcomes you into an experience of peaceful elegance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Darling House

Address: 314 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6145
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $164 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Darling House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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