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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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#4 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
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Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Private balcony
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Travel Guy wrote a review May 3
Washington DC, District of Columbia81 contributions78 helpful votes
Once in a while you come across a great little inn or B&B, well this is it. I cannot say a single thing against this little gem. Check in is a breeze because of pre check in email that is sent to you before you arrive, a lovely lady just hands you your key & gives you the biggest welcome.My room which was a beach view king was on the 2nd floor facing the street with a small deck with chairs. The room is beautifully decorated, large with a nice chair in front of the window. The bathroom is great, lots of room & a shower but no tub. Snacks are served to you in the afternoon, a small cheese & cracker plate with wine or sparkling water, they also have a fride with soda & water in it for you. Breakfast is a treat, brought up to your room in a picnic basket....you fill out a card the night before with you choices & there are a lot of them & it seems always includes a "house made" small hot dish. This place is truly a gem, it is very close to the harbor front so it is right in the middle of things. I would come back to Santa Cruz just to stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2021
WolfpackFan_93 wrote a review Apr 2021
Pueblo, Colorado13 contributions1 helpful vote
We reserved this place last minute. Nice location at the end of the boardwalk. Our room had a great view and the balcony was very nice. Everything went very well. Cute rooms, great people and food. Easy parking. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Vampblue wrote a review Mar 2021
San Francisco, California9 contributions10 helpful votes
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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Marissa wrote a review Feb 2021
Los Angeles, California12 contributions12 helpful votes
My son and I stayed here for one night. It was clean, and the staff was friendly. Krista (name?) was super helpful and nice. They have delicious free breakfast and it’s nice to sit on the porch and eat in the morning. Rooms are small but it’s a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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TravelLove1111 wrote a review Feb 2021
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We are frequent guests at Four Sister Inns, but have never been to this inn. We stayed for one night in the beach view room for my birthday. It was a smaller room, but had a really great view of the beach and fireplace. We picked the room because of the fireplace but were really disappointed that the fireplace did not work and nothing was done to fix it despite text communications with the manager. Overall, the inn is beautiful and in a really great location. The boardwalk and pier are steps away. There is a common area balcony outside of the beach view window, which I was worried might be noisy, but no one else used the balcony, so we had it all to ourselves. There is traffic outside the window, so if you are a light sleeper, you may want to get a room on the back end of the inn. Our room was ready early, which was awesome. They provide wine and a cheese and cracker plate that was really delicious. Also, the breakfast was yummy with great portions. Would come back once the fireplace is repaired.
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Date of stay: February 2021
$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 The Picnic Basket, Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge, 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 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.