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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in the suite for one night, but for sure wished to stay longer. The Inn is a nice wooden lodge and is very quiet and relaxing. From the moment you enter you feel at ease. The top suite is very clean and well maintained and has its own hot tub. The rooms are modern and spacious. The personnel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Babbling Brook Inn as part of our West Coast tour. Santa Cruz was a fun contrast to the beautiful scenery we had just enjoyed but it was lovely to escape the boulevard to the peaceful and beautiful inn. The individual rooms are well appointed, comfortable and clean enjoying a beautiful garden backdrop and... More 

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berkeley, california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant garden and very friendly staff. We stayed in room 103 which was next door to the office. Large windows look onto the garden and unfortunately onto the entranceway to the office as well. Due to the historic nature of the building, one can hear the footsteps of the occupants upstairs. Location near downtown is a plus. Furniture is a... More 

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for the feedback, because of it we have begun updating the furniture. I hope you will visit us again in the future. Perhaps try one of our rooms that are located in a more secluded part of the property. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place & awesome staff. My daughter & I checked in after wine & cheese hour had ended, but they kept it out to help us unwind! Chillier than expected, so comfy robes & fireplaces were extra-appreciated. One note: Fern Grotto room is lovely, but directly under entrance deck, w/ coming- & going- & suitcase-rolling-noise...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and taking the time to write a review. It was great meeting you and your daughter at check in. I hope the rest of your vacation was wonderful. I apologize for the noise. Sometimes heavy foot traffic on our deck can be a distraction from the relaxing stay we try to maintain in the... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Santa Cruz is the only town where we had not reserved a hotel on our 1st road trip adventure in The States. The Babbling Brook is the 1st place we tried our luck to seek accomodation. We had assumed from the beautiful surroundings and building facade that we would not be able to afford a room here. However Jessie, the... More 

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure having your group stay with us. I was happy to meet you all and I was thrilled your stay was such a positive experience. I hope the rest of your trip was great. I had heard about the smoke detector incident,... More 

California, USA
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for the great comments. We try to make every stay a memorable experience and when we read comments like yours, it really makes us proud of our inn. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn... More 

Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope to welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn Manager More 

Seattle, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate you returning to stay with us on multiple occasions. We are currently looking to revamp our menu and hopefully we'll have new recipes for you to try on a future stay. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. I would like to apologize for your unwanted visitors (spiders). With so much plant life surrounding the property, we try to be extra vigilant about keeping "nature" out of our rooms. I hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards Jesus Castillo Inn Manager 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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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: $197 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Babbling Brook Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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