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West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn

174 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5440
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Situated on a bluff across from the beach, West Cliff Inn is a renovated historic building offering well appointed guestrooms and a fabulous coastal location. This Four Sisters Inn is a three-story Italianate Victorian with a wraparound porch offering views of the Monterey Bay. The inn features a breezy, coastal decor with fabrics in crisp blues and whites and the well-appointed guestrooms feature a fireplace, a marble tile bathroom, and most offer a jetted spa tub and king bed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Private balcony
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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DjEmcee wrote a review Aug 2020
Sacramento, California905 contributions128 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our one-night stay at the West Cliff inn on the coast. We were lucky to have clean air because of the fires burning in Northern California in the nearby mountains. Our room was spacious and they gave us an ocean view, even though it was not in our room rate. We liked the picnic basket breakfast delivered to the room. However, I don't think it's enough food for two typical Americans. We are light breakfast eaters but most folks would prefer more than one egg and definitely some gourmet sausages. Room coffee was the same as the Costco coffee I drink at home. The coffee served with breakfast was much better. Considering the pandemic, they are doing an excellent job with all aspects of services. We would definitely come back, and recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Linda V wrote a review Oct 2019
Louisville, Kentucky17 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This beautiful b and b has an ocean view and easy access to beach, pier and town. Tall ceilings, porches with welcoming chairs, tasteful decor, well furnished and equipped rooms. Cooked breakfast is delicious. Wine and cheese offered in the evening. Friendly helpful staff.
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Date of stay: October 2019
nancyhH5479OG wrote a review Aug 2020
Folsom, California16 contributions2 helpful votes
Bed was so comfortable. Breakfast was out of this world. Access to area was ideal. You are treated like royalty. The outdoor porch is inviting as you watch the sunset while enjoying a glass of wine. You can walk to the beach, go to Roaring Camp railroad, visit Mt. Hermon, the surfing museum all very close by. Also the UCSC campus is so nice.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Rosa C wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
This place is clean, quiet, good tasty cheese tray, beverages, breakfast too. The two things that didn't like is that there's no A/C in the rooms, and being that the temperatures were high in the 80'S, 90'S, having no A/C wasn't comfortable. If the outside temperature is during cooler days, then wouldn't be a problem. Also, the check in time at 4 PM isn't convenient, even thought I requested an early check in. I would visited again, but in the spring or fall, never during high temperature days.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
TIMOTHY S wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Every aspect of our stay from booking to departure was a pure delight!!! The manager, Rachel, and her staff, were so incredibly kind, friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The personal attention was a true delight. The inn was conveniently located within a short walk to the boardwalk and the view from our room was gorgeous!!! The inn and our room were beautiful, spacious, and immaculate with wonderful touches that made it feel homey, comfortable, and luxurious! The jetted spa tub and super soft royal bath robes were heavenly. The food was incredible and we loved the luxury of the picnic breakfast in bed delivered to our door. We couldn't have enjoyed our short honeymoon more and so wished we could have stayed longer and have vowed to return as soon as we can!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
Which popular attractions are close to West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn?
Nearby attractions include West Cliff Drive (0.2 miles), Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center (0.08 miles), and Boardwalk Bowl (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Picnic Basket, Ideal Bar & Grill, and Las Palmas Taco Bar.
Is West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Santa Cruz.
Are there any historical sites close to West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Davenport Jail (9.9 miles).
Does West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.