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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#4 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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)
Free breakfast
Breakfast buffet
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Private balcony
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Stephen T wrote a review Jan 18
San Jose, California5 contributions2 helpful votes
Surprised my wife with an overnight at one of our favorite spots. West Cliff is a cozy, well-kept Victorian hotel. We have stayed in several different rooms here but were pleasantly surprised with room #4 this time. The gem of this room is the large windows that open onto the second-floor veranda with sweeping views of Santa Cruz Pier and the boardwalk. I woke up to my wife staring out at the sunrise from the end of our bed. It was so beautiful she was moved to tears. Attention was given to all the detail: the wine and cheese in the evening and the very good breakfast in the morning. All were a delight. Rooms are always clean and well-appointed. We will keep returning here.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room #4 on the second floor is our favorite and is the best with access to the upper veranda.
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Vampblue wrote a review Mar 2021
San Francisco, California9 contributions11 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Well, I can't think of one bad thing to say about this place. the location is fantastic ..right across from the boardwalk. When I pulled up to this hotel it was a very welcoming sight. Rachel was the one that greeted us and she was super nice and professional. Everything was very clean and very COVID compliant. I knew i was going to luv this place with they gave me a wine and cheese tray to take to our room...oooh man...everything was yuuuumy! the room.... the room was purrfect. Clean, bright and airy. fireplace in the room and we had the room with the balcony and a hot tub. it was sooooo well needed getaway from the crazy 2020. oook, so if you are wondering since its a Victorian style place that its old and just kept up...nooope...its been very well kept up. the floors felt sold and not squeaky at all. the bathroom is super nice and all marble. ANd in the morning we had a lovely breakfast at our door in a basket!!!! and ofcourse the food was yummy! do yourself a favor and stay here... its fabulous!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Melinda M wrote a review Nov 2021
St. Helena, California2 contributions
West Cliff Inn is our favorite place to stay when we are in Santa Cruz visiting family. We are a family of three, so we stay in the third floor suite. The staff is incredibly friendly, professional, and accommodating, the rooms are comfortable and pretty with beautiful bathrooms, and the breakfast and wine and cheese "picnic" is fabulous. Can't wait to visit again next time we are in town!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Rachel95008 wrote a review Oct 2021
San Jose, California22 contributions48 helpful votes
We stayed for one night on a Sunday. We brought our small (10-lb) dog and had their dedicated "dog room" reserved. This is a tiny bungalow in the back parking lot, a few feet from the main house. The bathroom was spacious, the rest was pretty small. I wondered how those with even a medium sized dog managed to squeeze in here. Beside being in this "broom closet" of a room, you got none of the ambiance of the actual inn. As breakfast was served in the rooms (due to Covid), you didn't get to enjoy the dining room. Plus, your food was portioned out for you. As there was no room to really eat, I had to have my food in my lap in the bed, and my husband ate standing up. The food was okay-typical B and B fair but not great (my muffin was a bit stale). The staff is extremely friendly and courteous, and beverages and candy are always available. I enjoyed the wine and cheese in the afternoon. Once again, having to take it to our broom closet room and eat it there. I expect once Covid reduces and guests can enjoy eating in the dining room and parlor, the experience here will be better. Cleanliness is exceptional! The house and our room were immaculate. I just did not feel that $300 on a Sunday night in October seemed justified for the bungalow room. I will try again when we can come without our dog and stay in one of the rooms that's actually in the house.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Traveler of the Galaxy wrote a review Oct 2021
Columbus, Ohio USA290 contributions188 helpful votes
Lovely place in a great location in Santa Cruz. A restored old house with wonderful views. Hot breakfast is included and was delicious. My only beef is with the size of the room (No. 4). The queen bed takes up 90% of the floor space. There is literally no place for even one suitcase. So if being cramped for space is not an issue, this place is good.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$239 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge, The Picnic Basket, and Ideal Bar & Grill.
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 San Lorenzo River Railroad Bridge (0.6 miles).
Does West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.