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1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-1557
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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
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#16 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz
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We've been transformed! The multimillion dollar renovation on our main Villa is complete. On your next visit, you will find completely renovated the lobby, both restaurants including the brand new The View, A Treeside Restaurant and Sunset Restaurant, outdoor patios, inspired landscaping and 12,000 s.f. of inspiring meeting and event space. Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular mountaintop retreat in Santa Cruz. Our historic Mission-style resort overlooks sweeping views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade is the perfect destination for executive meetings, celebrations and getaways. The perfect location, just five minutes from golf courses, the beach and downtown Santa Cruz. Escape to a haven of unsurpassed service. Chaminade is the first hospitality business in Santa Cruz County to receive a "Green Business Certification" for its environmental efforts.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Aerobics
Kids stay free
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Patio
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Erin G wrote a review Jan 6
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Our family really enjoyed our time here. We went during a surge in COVID, but felt safe at the hotel and appreciated all their precautions. Nice amenities and all the staff was friendly. We did have some issues, probably due to a reduced staff in response to the pandemic, like not being able to get a hold of anyone in the restaurant or the fitness center. No room service - we had to walk to the restaurant to pick up. Most menu items not available. No one in the restaurant when I got there - I just took my food off the counter after standing around for 10 minutes. And our room was spacious and served our needs, but was a little dingy and grubby. We found candy wrappers in the couch cushions and silly string stuck to the ceiling in the living room area. The paint was chipped on most of the walls and the renovation work wasn’t good quality - missing baseboards, paint on the floor, bubbling paint / damaged walls behind the faceplates. I didn’t see any other guests wearing masks in the hallways or parking lot, in the shared outdoor spaces, etc., though the staff did wear them everywhere.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Downstairs rooms have a nice outdoor patio. Junior suite has a living area.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thankyou for choosing to stay at Chaminade while in Santa Cruz. We appreciate the thorough review. If you'd like to speak with me directly regarding your experience I'd welcome the opportunity. I can be reached at kherbst@chaminade.com or 831-465-3422 Kevin Herbst, General Manager
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SLDSanFrancisco_CA wrote a review Dec 2020
Singapore, Singapore179 contributions122 helpful votes
Fun adventure high up in the Santa Cruz hills. A friend and I went during the pandemic and felt the hotel was very safe overall - check in process was smooth, lots of sanitizer available, dining was take out only but you could eat on the outdoor patio. The front office staff was really helpful, giving us a special treat as we were celebrating a birthday. The restaurant staff was so nice, taking great care of us while taking all necessary precautions. The inside of the hotel has been renovated, and there are lots of things to do outside - hike around the grounds, swimming, corn hole, fire pits. The landscaping was very nice as well. The building themselves look quite dated but I'm not sure how they would fix that. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and it was a great 24 hour escape. One note - the cleaning staff did not have their masks on. I saw them a couple of times, even inside the rooms, with their masks off - that was very disappointing and I would hesitate to return until the pandemic is over.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Top floor if you're sensitive to noise and don't want people walking above you
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Response from Chaminade Resort, Other at Chaminade Resort & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing to stay at Chaminade for your time in Santa Cruz. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. The note about the cleaning staff is very disturbing as we take the safety of our guests and associates very seriously, we would have appreciated you sharing this with us at the time (assuming you didn't) so that it could have been addressed immediately. At any rate, this will be discussed with the staff involved and appropriate actions will be taken. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kevin Herbst, General Manager
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Stella &Leo from Los Angeles wrote a review Dec 2020
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Great place, good location. Nice personal. The resort has everything that people might need during their stay: 11 small buildings with not luxurious, but very decent rooms, a swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, sauna and tennis courts in the forest. We rented a room on the ground floor, it was very pleasant to have morning coffee in the privacy of the patio that belongs to this room. We felt safe as all the staff and visitors were wearing masks. The restaurant accepted orders for the delivery of breakfasts, lunches and dinners. the only drawback was that the menu was very small, lunch menu was not different from the dunner menu, and the set of main entries was the same every day. But it was nice to watch sunset from the terrace behind the restaurant and bat, what were open to take order out. Definitely will be back there.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank you for choosing to stay at Chaminade while in Santa Cruz and thank you for the kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back again and we hope at that time the restaurant will be back to full-service operation. Happy New Year!@ Kevin Herbst, General Manager
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eusnna wrote a review Dec 2020
pleasant hill ca76 contributions32 helpful votes
This may become our go-to place in Santa Cruz. You're not at the beach, but you can see the ocean from the restaurant. Instead you are in peaceful eucalyptus groves. I could hear loud TV and music coming from rooms in our hallway, but once inside our room it was quiet. The large "heated" pool was too cold for me, but there were people doing laps. Spacious grounds with bonus hiking trails. It was perfect for a Covid getaway, I'm not sure how I'd feel if the place was crowded. Using a Travelzoo voucher actually made this a bargain. Next time I would like to plan a longer stay
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded Dec 16, 2020
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Chaminade for your Santa Cruz getaway, we would love to be your go-to-place for any future visits! And thank you for the kind remarks. We hope to see you back again soon. Kevin Herbst, General Manager
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M G wrote a review Dec 2020
Vallejo, California36 contributions27 helpful votes
I happened upon Chaminade Resort & Spa via an internet travel site and I'm very pleased at my good fortune.  I was looking for accommodations that I felt were special enough to justify a stay for my wife and I to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.  My expectations were rather high but the team at Chaminade was very much up to the challenge.  From our greeting at the front desk by Arvin & Krysta to ever-accommodating Dane at the fitness center to our informative and super-attentive waiter, Anthony, at The View restaurant; we felt properly pampered. By the way; the restaurant is called "The View" for good reason and you can enjoy a view of the beautiful grounds, surrounding landscape and the Pacific ocean while you dine. Even given the precautions and policy restrictions of the current Coronavirus pandemic, at no time did we feel that the well-founded resort policies infringed upon the pleasure of our stay.  A special message of thanks goes to Arvin who, upon learning that our stay was for an anniversary, reached out to me via email and offered his personal assistance with any questions or needs that we might have. Even when we called while on the way to inquire about our room availability, we learned that Arvin had already emailed me to inquire about our arrival time and to inform me that our room would be ready upon our arrival. Regarding pandemic precautions; my wife and I were as concerned as any responsible travellers about the steps that Chaminade was taking in protecting the health & safety of their guests.  However, any such concern was unfounded.  Social distancing is advised and practiced religiously.  Masks are insisted upon in communal areas.  There is limited occupancy in the pool and jacuzzi areas.  Your sanitized TV remote control can be found in a sealed pouch upon arrival.  Towels are bagged and delivered to your room.  Clearly Chaminade is on top of operating in this pandemic environment and we were certainly put at ease by their practices. This is a epically challenging time for the hospitality and entertainment industry as we navigate an uncertain public health landscape.  We noticed that occupancy was lower than we otherwise would have expected but that is a sign of the times.  I would hope that the lengths to which the Chaminade staff has gone to meet that challenge are rewarded by the support of the public.  I would even recommend that locals visit to dine at The View to show their support while enjoying a great meal.  We certainly look forward to returning at some point.  While you have the beach and all of the other natural beauty that Santa Cruz has to offer, you would also be very satisfied to arrive and never leave the grounds of Chaminade Resort & Spa!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: We enjoyed a forest view room as well as the deer that visited our jr. suite each morning &...
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Responded Dec 10, 2020
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Chaminade during your visit to Santa Cruz , we very much appreciate your support, especially during this time. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the very thorough review. Please do come back and see us again very soon. Kevin Herbst, General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$211 - $447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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chaminade resort and spa, chaminade santa cruz, chaminade hotel santa cruz
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Cruz
NUMBER OF ROOMS
156
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chaminade Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Chaminade Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include West Cliff Drive (3.1 miles), University of California at Santa Cruz (3.9 miles), and UCSC Arboretum (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chaminade Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Chaminade Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Chaminade Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Chaminade Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chaminade Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marianne's Ice Cream, Linda's Seabreeze Cafe, and Lillian's Italian Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chaminade Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chaminade Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Chaminade Resort & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Chaminade Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chaminade Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.