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Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection

611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4005
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#10 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Striking the perfect balance between nature and urban design, Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection will challenge your current understanding of hospitality. Surrounded by rugged mountains and majestic redwoods, our contemporary hotel captures the essence of bold contradictions. Following a good night's sleep in our rustic yet modern accommodations, set out to explore nearby attractions including Mount Hermon or California's Mystery Spot. When you return, stop by our on-site eatery, Solaire Restaurant + Bar, for delicious American cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Ross McKee. Want to stay active during your visit? Our new fitness center boasts plenty of cardio equipment and free weights for when you want to work up a sweat. Those who would prefer an afternoon of relaxation can do so at our outdoor pool and deck, the largest in Santa Cruz, by swimming or resting in one of our poolside day beds. No matter what brings you to town, opt for authenticity with a stay at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bowling offsite
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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twotripsamonth wrote a review Jun 2
Los Angeles,CA4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel is well maintained, good area and very attentive to guest. My daughter left her pillow in the room on the day of check out. I had a call from the hotel (Elizabeth) offering to ship the pillow to us. Elizabeth went above and beyond to return the pillow and make sure we were happy. Overall great Hotel and great experience.
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Date of stay: May 2021
7268 wrote a review May 2021
Oakland, California4182 contributions1046 helpful votes
This is definitely one of the best hotels in Santa Cruz. but unfortunately, this review is a two-star downgrade from my last review. the hotel is very nice. The staff are outstanding. The grounds are clean and cheerful. The room is comfortable. The pool and hot tub are outstanding. But the hotel is not enforcing the covid-19 mask wearing safety procedures on the grounds. The staff are following the guidelines perfectly. But many of the guests are not. On Saturday night several of the guests were so drunk that they were stumbling and falling. Needless to say, they had no masks and they were quite vocal. None were violent or angry, but the mix of extremely drunk guests being allowed to walk around the hotel and small children made for a bit of an uneasy situation. Combine that with the guests lack of mask-wearing, and, for anyone who is not vaccinated, it was definitely not an optimum situation.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
2 Helpful votes
educateuself wrote a review May 2021
Los Gatos, California4 contributions
Wednesday I really needed a break so I decided to drive over the hill to Santa Cruz. Upon arriving my spontaneous self thought about the pool and swimming at Hotel Paradox. I called to see if the hot tub was working because of covid and it finally is! I also found out the restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch orders. I decided to book on my Marriott account with my points I have earned. Upon arriving I noticed a new gal working there, well someone I had not seen before. I must say things did take a little time thus I knew she was new after a minute or so. But..... I am so so impressed. I am a super patient person and it was wonderful watching her figure everything out. I will tell you why.... Oh and I asked her name it was Katie! Katie really made every effort to review my room, my details, any comps I could or should receive. She honored my status verbally as a Bonvoy Member and really went the extra mile to ask details from her supervisor and make sure our stay was going to be perfect. Katie took time because she was super attention to detail oriented, she was eager to learn, and seemed super dedicated and excited to be part of the Marriott team. I do not just say this because I really enjoy Hotel Paradox for the pool and mini getaways; but the service this day was EXEMPLARY. I believe all hotel chains have their ups and downs; trust me I am not always happy about certain customer service. But this experience the whole time from swimming, hot tubing, breakfast, drinks, and a cozy bed and room including the service was grand!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Roshmi wrote a review Apr 2021
Piedmont, California27 contributions80 helpful votes
We are Marriott lifetime titanium and we reserved the Paradox for 2 nights with points It was a category 6 hotel and it was 110,000 points for 2 nights .... mind you to stay at the Ritz nearby it’s 120,000 points for 2 nights.... we had never tried this hotel before so we decided on it Very disappointed with the look and service we got leading in to check in with no response at our attempts to chat online in bonvoy app or receiving a mobile key.... no upgrade we were told it was an upgrade since we got a higher floor and pool view but all we could see from the room was a public corridor outside the room and a tree.... the bigger disappointment was the hotel looks like a glorified motel not a category 6 Marriott hotel At check in there was no discussion of points of breakfast and we were told to call and schedule cleaning. We called early next morning around 7:30 am to ask about breakfast benefit and was told we forfeited it.... bizarre response.... anyway my husband explained breakfast was separate from points vs food and beverage credit benefit and then grudgingly we were promised breakfast vouchers. We scheduled cleaning at 2 pm since we were told we could only schedule cleaning in the afternoon since housekeeping in the morning was reserved for the rooms checking out..... We returned after a full day of hiking and being in the beach at around 4 pm.... the room was not cleaned We called front desk to ask and the woman answering asked bizarre questions like did you call after 8 am and we explained No it was earlier than 8 am and nobody even told us that cleaning cannot happen if we called after 8 am.... I guess knowledge of this is a plus at this point The front desk took no responsibility and no apology and just said they have to contact housekeeping.... so we were left to wait inside a couped up unclean room after a full day out on our vacation I have totally no idea who in their right mind and for what reason would label this a luxury hotel or give it a category 6 rating in Marriott As another reviewer has said it indeed is a conundrum a total disastrous paradox Btw even waiting an hour still no information on when our room will be cleaned It is complete disaster to have come here for 55000 points a night vs the Ritz at 60000 a night ....
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Stvrrr wrote a review Mar 2021
Los Altos, CA20 contributions9 helpful votes
A paradox: is this hotel a Marriott or not a Marriott? As a Titanium Elite, I often book with Marriott. Here’s why I subject myself to this torture: 1. Room upgrades. This hotel unfortunately was playing games with room upgrades. First the suites were for sale on the app but mysteriously “unavailable.” Then there was a mysterious cancellation that made them available after I pushed back. Then... no, a quick radio out to housekeeping... unavailable again! We ended up in a standard room. 2. $10 Food and Beverage credit. This credit was given! Reluctantly! And upon several reminders! Woohoo! Of course the only F&B right now is a cabinet of Pringles and M&Ms. That’s not anyone’s fault. A sign of the times, let’s say. 3. Breakfast for two. Also given very, very reluctantly. But executed just fine. Kudos! 4. Points and elite qualifying nights. Here’s where the paradox becomes paradoxical. After many many efforts to try to earn points for this hotel stay, I’ve just decided they don’t want to do it. The hotel failed to notice my Marriott account upon check-in; this caused me to give a confused call to customer service. This caused the hotel to give me a confused call to my room. Later, while watching the sun set on the ocean, I got another confused call from the property. “You opened a case against us,” a manager said as cheerfully as he could. Later, at hotel check-out, another clerk began by saying: “There’s a case against us. Let’s settle this now.” At first I thought the case was sort of unfair, but now I’m thinking it wasn’t really enough?! I still haven’t earned any points from this stay. 5. Brand standards. You expect a certain quality of bedding with a hotel chain. Sadly, this hotel seems to be skirting those standards. The sheets were threadbare and scratchy. The mattress was creaky and squeaky. My guess is these soft areas of maintenance have taken a hit with occupancy dropping. 6. Reliable HVAC. Do you want your room temperature to be 66 degrees when it’s 55 outside? That is not physically possible at this property. I have a five word suggestion for anyone considering this property: stay at the Hyatt Place.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from BPR Hotels, Owner at Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection
Responded Mar 2, 2021
Hello Stvrrr. We are so sorry to have dropped the ball on your expectations. If you could give us your real name we could look up your folio and find out what the heck happened and perhaps how we can improve. Yes, Covid has wreaked havoc on the hotel industry but I assure you our hospitality and customer service and Marriott brand standards are our highest priority. I do know that reservations made same day can sometimes be tricky for Suite upgrades as we only have so many and they do get picked up quickly and often by elite members way in advance. Let me ask you a question, was your Titanium membership attached to your original reservation? That can definitely stall things sometimes. Thank you for your honest feedback and we hope to see you again. -Hotel Paradox
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (0.3 miles), Bookshop Santa Cruz (0.3 miles), and Abbott Square (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laili Restaurant, Verve Coffee Roasters, and Santa Cruz Diner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Santa Cruz.
Does Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Paradox Autograph Collection?
Many travelers enjoy visiting San Lorenzo River Railroad Bridge (1.0 miles).