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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

"Expect the unexpected," the hotel description claimed. With stunning images of modern-rustic elements accentuating the areas natural elements, like the famed redwoods, and close up shots of a cozy fireplace with unique architectural accents, I was certain Hotel Paradox would be the perfect midweek getaway. Alas, as a motel converted to a hip spot worthy of belonging to Marriott's Autograph... More 

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

Dear Jaime K, Thank you for your review of your visit in September. I'm glad to hear you thought the rooms were fine, but concerned you felt claustrophobic at the property. On occasion, we may have large business groups with us that actively use much of the indoor space and expansive outdoor poolside and deck seating. I am sorry you... More 

Los Angeles
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its pretty refreshing to stay in a hotel that doesnt feel like every other hotel you have ever been to. The lobby and restaurant have some beautiful styling, and the rooms are excellent. Its close enough to the main part of town that its an easy walk, but its still really outside of that area.

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45 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice stay at this hotel. The rooms were very nice and everything is very new and modern. The pool area is quite nice although you are essentially in a parking lot. It is kind of like a modernized motel with hallways on the outside which surprised me. I think I was expecting more of a hotel... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside, it would not seem like a place you would want to spend any time in.....it's right next to Doctor's On Duty and 150 feet from the County Courthouse. It's appearance would be more appropriate for a low budget motel than a first class nearly full-service hotel. Appearances can be deceiving and this certainly had me thinking "....I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was superbly helpful and the rooms were spacious and well equipped with great decor. The restaurant was comfortable and the service and food were great. Nice boutique stylish hotel. Lots of unique features in this stylish hotel.

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los angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hotel and great amenities. Attended a conference and this was option for hotel accommodations. Nice room, great staff, convenient to all Santa Cruz sites. Will come back again and spend a night if that opportunity comes up.. Found the hotel to be a perfect place to stay.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time visiting Santa Cruz and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was made all the better for my experience at the Hotel Paradox- everything about it was above and beyond my expectations. The staff were caring, knowledgeable and genuine, the restaurant (Solaire) had an innovative and seasonal menu (I can highly recommend the octopus starter and butterscotch pear... More 

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Paris, France
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second stay in this hotel and I really enjoyed my time there once again. Very friendly and helpful service. The restaurant and bar are fantastic! heated pool and jacuzzi really enjoyable and relaxing. Strongly recommended.

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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service, very stylish decor, good location. Room super clean and updated, easy walk to downtown Santa Cruz. Easy access to hotel, free parking. Staff was exceptional, all very friendly and helpful. Food good, drinks by pool at night very pleasant.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Autograph Collection Hotels and were really excited to stay at this one in Santa Cruz. Upon arrival you may think your at a remodeled mental institution/prison. The architecture is not at all what you would expect in a beach town. The lobby is beautiful with a giant slab of wood as the desk top, so were starting... More 

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

Dear Shannon S, Thanks for your review of your visit in July. We're happy to know you enjoyed dining in Solaire Restaurant, but are sorry to learn your accommodation was not to your satisfaction and that you encountered a maintenance issue in the room. We would have been only too pleased to find an alternate room for you, but we... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $173 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 170
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“5th flr! doesn't matter which side”
 of 5 bubbles raddvakay, 1 week ago | Read review
“All the rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles ejdbenz87, 1 week ago | Read review
“Pool side rooms have better views, but they're all good.”
 of 5 bubbles ray94611, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms on the south side are quieter"”
 of 5 bubbles janaspring, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“stay to the back of the residence away from the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Djwd, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
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