We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel packages
611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA CA 95060 (Formerly Hotel Paradox)
Special Offer
Member Rates
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Panoramas (8)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

414 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 402: English reviews
San Rafael, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I give this hotel 3.5 stars. The hotel is modern & hip. Finishes were newer. The best part for us was the pool/hot tub use & on site restaurant. I found service at the pool & restaurant to be lacking, however. I was traveling with my 2 kids (6 & 8), & they were hungry but wanted to stay at... More 

Helpful?
Thank Julie U
Roseville, Ca
Level Contributor
47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I will first say I do totally dislike outside corridor hotels. For this to be an autograph property hotel and to cost 80,000 points for two nights is ridiculous. The service was sup par in the restaurant. Day one breakfast was ridiculously slow and unorganized. Yes, it was the busy Memorial Day weekend, but our wait person was out of... More 

Helpful?
Thank TravelingMan5989
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I just stayed here last week. The room we had was very clean and had a great bathroom and a very comfortable bed. Everything about this place is beautiful. From the really cool redo front desk to the bar to the pool area. It is not near the beach that is the only downfall. With that said... More 

Helpful?
Thank williemann
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My teenage daughter and I stayed here during a road trip where we stayed in hotels and with friends. The hotel was very nice and easily my favorite of the six hotels we stayed in. Our room was beautiful - updated, stylish, and immaculately clean! The beds were very comfortable. Our room was on the back side of the hotel,... More 

Helpful?
Thank amykayel
Fremont, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's set back from the street I had a hard time finding soI arrived early a bit frazzled. Oscar at reception quickly put my mind at ease. He offered to store my bags, then topped it by checking me in. My room was clean, on top floor with a pool view. The alternative is parking lot. My bed was comfortable... More 

Helpful?
Thank MissesDtoyou
Castro Valley, California
Level Contributor
80 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Paradox on a Friday afternoon for a Sunday night stay over Labor Day weekend. The hotel is perfectly situated for easy access to the Boardwalk, and you can literally walk to Santa Cruz downtown areas. The staff was very pleasant and helpful even though the hotel was booked with families and their lovely children. The Hotel: an... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dragonfly972
Sanibel
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was on a cross-country road trip and was on the last leg of my Outward Bound trip. I decided to take Pacific Highway one up to Northern California from the southern part of the state so that I could enjoy the view. It began to get very foggy so I decided to stop in Santa Cruz I called around... More 

Helpful?
Thank sandtweenmytoes3
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to share how pleasantly surprised I was by the style of this hotel, the amenities offered and the dining. When I arrive at a hotel and see outside corridors to each guestroom, I immediately jump to judgement that the hotel will be more of a limited service, motel experience - this is not the case at Paradox. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Christine G
Palm Springs, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked in for a long weekend to visit family and found this to be just what Santa Cruz has needed for a long time. Terrific location just outside of the congestion and gridlock of the beach and boardwalk, we found everything in SC easily-accessible via the hotel shuttle, bicycles or walking. Very comfortable remodel with great design- we booked a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joe E
Livermore, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very nice. Front desk was very good. The shuttle was great and the drivers were helpful and nice. The rooms were nice. We have been looking for a great hotel in Santa Cruz so we were excited about this place after checking in. We hit the pool area late Friday afternoon. Could not get pool service. Servers... More 

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

Dear MarkJCarter, Thank you for your recent visit and review. We were pleased you found many aspects of the hotel enjoyable, however concerned the pool experience and pool service fell short of both your and our expectations. We are in the process of implementing new policies to ensure the privacy and enjoyment of hotel guests at our pool, including exclusive... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

421 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (128)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (27)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (11)
Viewed
Room/Suite (18)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Other (63)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (235)
Viewed
Amenities (29)
Viewed
Other (7)
Viewed
Double Room (36)
Viewed
Extended King Room (36)
Viewed
Jacuzzi (6)
Viewed
Pool (16)
Viewed
Dining (17)
Viewed
Suite (51)
Viewed
The Hotel (37)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (58)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Santa Cruz hotels
1.1 mi away
Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel
0.2 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS All Suites Inn
1.1 mi away
Sea and Sand Inn
Sea and Sand Inn
#3 of 54 in Santa Cruz
4.5 of 5 stars 335 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.1 mi away
Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley
0.4 mi away
Quality Inn
Quality Inn
#6 of 54 in Santa Cruz
4.0 of 5 stars 394 reviews
0.7 mi away
Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenPartner Learn More
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 CA 95060 (Formerly Hotel Paradox)
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $200 - $512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection 3.5*
Number of rooms: 170
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Hotwire, Priceline, Agoda, Odigeo, Travelocity and Jetsetter so you can book your Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
#9 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay