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Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

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Morro Bay, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm always on the lookout for unique hotels, and this fit the bill for a recent weekend in Santa Cruz with my wife, especially as Marriott gold members. Unfortunately some aspects were not what we wanted. First the positives. This remake of the traditional 60s hotel is unique - with serious attention to luxury on the inside. Great beds, luxury... More 

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Thank LeanCEO
David C, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear LeanCEO, Thank you for your review & loyalty as Marriott Gold members. I was happy to know you found the hotels' remake to be unique with our great beds, luxury baths, and great food, and helpful, friendly staff. I am sorry to learn you found the accommodation to be less than restful. Please reach out to me @ david.curell@hotelparadox.com... More 

Berkeley, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are pretty standard but the rest of the property is a real stand-out. The staff were incredibly attentive and there is nothing like its pool and bar for making you feel you're in Italy (even if you have to wear a sweater in the fog!).

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Clear Island Waters, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is a real find. The ambience is lovely. Check in staff were very nice and swiftly sorted out a small problem with our room. This set the tone for our stay. We had a lovely room on a high floor overlooking the pool. I thought this was the best position, away from passing traffic on ground floor and... More 

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David C, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Hello Missbrittz, Thanks for your review. We're happy to know your think Hotel Paradox is a real find with lovely ambiance, excellent service and a great pool. And that you found the location fine to enjoy both the downtown and beach and boardwalk. If you're back in the Santa Cruz area again, we look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check in was slow and vague, we did not get into our room until after 4pm. But we did get late check out and $50 off the room rate. We liked the décor, especially the pebbles in the shower! The room and amenities were good and the beds were comfortable. The location was excellent for the beach and the roaring... More 

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1 Thank aviktoriya
David C, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear aviktoriya, I appreciate you taking the time to post a review about your recent visit. I am sorry to learn your arrival and restaurant experience was less than efficient. I am happy to hear that you did enjoy the decor, pool, beds and amenities. Most agree our central location is convenient to enjoy all that Santa Cruz has to... More 

Mountain View, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ran a 25 person business meeting here and it was perfect. The staff were attentive and very helpful. Scott, Brigette, Griff, Michael, Juliette, Patrick and Danielle took great care of us all week long. The food was fantastic... fresh, locally sourced and catered to our specific needs. We had two evening events poolside, including a team event, and it... More 

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Thank mjensen2016
David C, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear mjensen2016, Thank you for your business and review! We are pleased to know your business meeting and events at Hotel Paradox were "perfect". We're glad to know the food was fantastic and it is most rewarding to receive your comments about our attentive staff. We will be sure the team receives special recognition in light of your remarks. Again,... More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this boutique hotel in Santa Cruz. It’s an update on the traditional motel room with contemporary accommodations. In other words: a hipster Holiday Inn. The lobby has wannabe contemporary art and books. Some of the books were real. Room and bathrooms are small but manageable. Inside the bathroom is a tiny closet to hang clothing and a safe.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful staff - from the help desk to the shuttle driver (they will take you around town for free within a couple of miles). Room has a large King bed, easy work station, flat screen and a GREAT bathroom. Love the bath products, pebble floor shower, etc.

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Thank Jennifer N
David C, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer N, We're thankful for your recent visit and review of Hotel Paradox and that you found the rooms to be stylish and comfortable with very helpful staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! More 

Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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139 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel as a matter of convenience since the party I was meeting up with for business was also staying there. Knowing that the rate was $325+ per night I was expecting a higher-end property closer to the beach or with some other appealing views. Boy was I disappointed when I pulled in. It looked like they... More 

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Thank Jason H
David C, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Jason H, Thank you for your recent visit and review. I am sorry to hear that both the location and design of the hotel fell short of your expectations. While many reviewers have thought our location to be central; a ten minute walk to downtown and 25 minutes to the beach and boardwalk, or a short ride in our... More 

San Francisco,CA
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to check out the Paradox this time. Normally we stay at another property every time we visit Santa Cruz. Loved the cool lobby- aesthetically pleasing. The pool area was fun and had a great vibe- cabanas, pool bar, and lounge seating, a ping pong table, giant Jenga blocks for the kids... The rooms were comfortable, well appointed, and had... More 

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David C, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear luv2travel0604, Thanks for your recent visit and review. Glad to hear you feel that Hotel Paradox is a great place to stay, and that you enjoyed the services and amenities we offer. We're looking forward to having you return sometime in the future..... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impeccable customer service; they treat guests more like a neighbor than a commodity. Tasteful, subtle, modern contemporary beach decor. Nice pool area with deck side dining. Shuttle service within three mile perimeter makes getting to beach easy! The layout is clearly an older style Holiday Inn layout however it lends itself nicely to a cleaner, modern design.

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David C, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear debnik65, Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear your impression of Hotel Paradox as casual with thoughtful sophistication .Most rewarding are your comments about the staff. Again, our thanks! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Paradox is the newest boutique Hotel in Santa Cruz. The hotel has been fully rebuilt by designer David Oldroyd of Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates of San Francisco. The design elements replicate the feeling of being in a Redwood forest to bring the outdoors indoors. Enjoy the feeling of the forest in our specially designed guest rooms and suites. Visit the Hotel Paradox Pool Deck complete with private, rentable Cabanas, chaise loungers, tables for poolside dining and outdoor/indoor bar area. Hungry for more? Dine with us in Solaire, a fresh farm-to-table organic produced and sourced dining experience headed up by Chef Ross McKee. Solaire serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a wine and beer bar area. All guest rooms feature the outdoor elements to enhance the feeling of the outdoors, yet offer all the amenities you seek to ensure a completely fresh, sunny Santa Cruz experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

Address: 611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4005 (Formerly Hotel Paradox)
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $200 - $501 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection 3.5*
Number of rooms: 170
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