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Babbling Brook Inn

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California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is a bit away from all the traffic of Santa Cruz. You will still need a car or bike to get around. You can walk to Pacific avenue, but I would not recomend it at night - it is safe but feels deserted. But what a place! Very quiet at night. Great breakfast in the morning. It has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

This inn is a little oasis! As soon as you enter you feel like you are in a different world. It is so peaceful and beautiful. True to the name there is actually a brook running through the property and sitting on the deck listening to the water is wonderful! There is a nice breakfast in the morning which you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i booked this charming boutique hotel for one night as a layover prior to a business meeting. i was greeted with a glass of wine and it's just what i needed after my drive in from san jose and earlier flight. the room is clean and spacious, the bed is devine. i couldn't be happier in my oasis!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Babbling a few times over the years and it remains a pleasant place. Breakfast is included in the room rate and seems to be consistent in the dishes presented and the variety. A favorite is the egg in a nest and has been a constant over the years. It is located on a fairly busy... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem in Santa Cruz, walking distance from Pacific Ave. shopping and restaurants and well away from the tourist trap vibe that can take over a beach-city visit. There is in fact a babbling brook, which makes a sweet sound to mask any traffic on Laurel Street- a quiet but busy enough path to the heart of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this place.Stayed 2 nights . Highly recommend this for anyone staying in Santa Cruz. Some pictures taken of the babbling brook during my visit . Good breakfast each morning . A haven of tranquility. Rooms and decor beautiful double beds in each of our rooms . Staff very courteous and helpful .

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Charming inn with beautiful grounds and nice amenities. There was wine and cheese when we arrived from 5-7 pm. For breakfast, they had a special of poached egg atop hash browns. Only downside was noise above our room (Fern Grotto) but nice view of waterwheel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow so surprised by this romantic quaint hideaway in Santa Cruz. The property was wonderful with redwood trees and running brook. Felt like a grown up tree house. Room beautiful with jacuzzi tub and rubber duck. Patios fireplace and great bed. Hot cookies upon arrival. Wine and cheese in evening and a fabulous homemade breakfast. Lovely and well price even... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When my wife and I were dating in the late 90's we came here often. Love the rooms. The chocolate chip cookies at check in is still the same recipe. Wine and cheese at 5 was a nice spread. The French toast in the morning with orange zest was AMAZING!!!! It's been 16 years and it's still the same romantic... More 

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is a place you have to be told about - you won't just drive past it, nor would you notice it. Tucked into an unassuming corner, as soon as you park (yes, parking) and get out, you see how gorgeous it is. Wrapped around a little brook, you begin at a huge water wheel and the rest just evolves... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This historic bed and breakfast offers 13 guestrooms, each with cozy feather beds and private baths, and many include fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Delight in sumptuous fresh-baked cookies upon arrival, and join us in the 90-year old main house each day for a homemade breakfast, and afternoon wine and cheese service. The Babbling Brook Inn is a romantic oasis, offering a unique and rustic retreat within the vibrant beach side community of Santa Cruz. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Babbling Brook Inn

Address: 1025 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4237
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $199 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Babbling Brook Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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