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Best Western Seacliff Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 8, 2011

Another soccer-induced family vacation and had a really nice stay at the Seacliff Inn in Aptos. Great location, a short walk to the beach (though you do have to cross a busy street a couple of times). Really enjoyed the restaurant on-site, Severinos. There is a beautiful courtyard with waterfall, koi pond (with tons of fish) and a cute bridge (the kids loved looking @ the fish there). The restaurant does offer outdoor dining as well in the courtyard, which was nice for lunch. Breakfast is included and definitely met if not exceeded our expectations. Options included eggs, sausage, belgian waffles, potatoes, cereal, yogurt, fruit, danish/muffin...basically something for everyone. Another added bonus that we didn't expect and were pleasantly surprised about were the two complimentary drink tickets which were part of our package. All in all a great stay at the Seacliff Inn...we'll be back :)

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

We stayed 4 days and 5 nights in July when our daughter got married nearby.The hotel is situated close to the highway, so you can make a quick trip to Monterey, Santa Cruz or other oceanfront tourist spots. Our room was very clean and well appointed with a balcony overlooking the pool area. The heated pool, hot tub and koi pond made it extra special. We appreciated the great buffet breakfast each morning with its more than average choices. If we go back to this area again, we'll definitely stay there.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Thank VOgirl
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

Came here because my other rental I was at was not up to par, so I had to leave. Best Western had great service, nice pool. Room service was good. Bed was EXCELLENT. I have always like BW & this was again a great place to stay

Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

This hotel has really nice grounds, with a good size pool and spa. There's a koi pond that the hotel seems really proud of, but is not anything to crow about. The free breakfast is okay, nothing special and it would be a good idea if they shampooed the carpet in the restaurant sometime.

The room itself was a standard hotel room, two beds, a television, etc. The balcony overlooking the pool was nice.
However, the walls in this hotel are paper thin. We discovered this when we could hear the guest next door snoring during the night ( over music playing in our room). We even heard the zipper of his luggage when he packed at 5 a.m.
My recommendation: If you want somewhere quiet, and a decent nights sleep, stay here off season or stay somewhere else with thicker walls during the summer.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

I'm not sure who's crazier -- the person who decided this dump should cost $180 per night, or me for paying it and not demanding my money back.

Even for 1/3 of the price, it would NOT have been worth it. Call me crazy, but I expect to be able to sleep in a relatively quiet room. But the only room they had was right across from the laundry room. And with paper thin walls, this was a huge issue in the morning. Actually it was a huge issue at night as well, since other guests were playing loud music outside until midnight.

When they say Best Western Plus, I they don't mean it's any nicer than a regular Best Western. The plus means "Plus a bunch of weird rules." At the front desk we had to sign a long contract agreeing not to make noise, or they'd charge us extra! Guess those rules didn't apply to whoever was making all the racket at night, or the maids doing laundry while gossiping, or the people who got up at 7AM(!!!) for breakfast and shouting at each other across the patio.

The other rule we had to agree to was not to bring alcohol anywhere except my room and the restaurant. Yet in spite of this rule, the bar was happy to bring beer and cocktails straight to the hot tub for other guests. Again, perhaps nobody else had to agree to these rules but me?

But to end this on a positive note, the hotel's river had a lovely collection of koi fish, and their hot tub was fantastic after pulling a muscle in my neck earlier in the day. I'd never even consider staying here again, but maybe I'd sneak in and use the hot tub.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

What a surprise! For a BW, this is a nice place. The grounds were beautiful. It was so nice to sit on the patio with coffee and a book and look out at the garden. The pool is much smaller than it appears on the website, but very relaxing. The restaurant service was not great, but sitting by the waterfall and koi pond makes it seem not so bad.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Thank travel2much_10
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

We have stayed at this property several times. The main draws for us are the lovely grounds, pool and location. Severino's, the onsite restaurant is a close second.

The staff varies from friendly and helpful to less so.; housekeeping is inconsistent but generally good.

Compared with any other property in the area in high season, this is a great value.

Room Tip: Don't think they have elevators in the 6 free-standing buildings; ask for first floor if that is...
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 7500 Old Dominion Ct, Aptos, CA 95003-3807
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Location: United States > California > Aptos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Aptos
Price Range: $144 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Seacliff Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the beauty of northern California's beaches and lush natural landscape from the comfort of this luxurious Aptos hotel near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Located just minutes from Seacliff Beach, this charming Aptos hotel offers easy access to the area's many attractions. The famed Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just a short drive away, as is exciting whale watching, kayaking, sailing and more. Outdoor lovers delight in hiking through the majestic redwoods and other local flora at the nearby Wilder Ranch, Henry Cowell, and Nisene Marks State Parks. Go back in time on the historic Roaring Camp Railroads, sample some of California's finest wines at Santa Cruz wineries or get a glimpse of life under the sea at the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, less than an hour away. ... more   less 
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