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Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Capitola
Certificate of Excellence
Lincolnshire UK
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Boutique hotel?”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

I am not surprised this hotel is rated so highly. It was the first Fairfield inn we have stayed in despite staying in lots of Marriott hotels. It is in an upmarket neighbourhood close to shops restaurants and the beach. Very small pool in a private location. The whole hotel is in as new condition. Good wifi and free breakfast. Free parking under the hotel. No problem with early checkin. Superb glass ornamental jellyfish in 3 storey foyer. This hotel could be marketed as a boutique hotel just s needs a restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2013

this fairly new hotel was perfect for santa cruz graduation weekend.....spacious suites, very very clean, helpful staff, fun boccee ball, good variety for free breakfast, and very easy to get to....would stay there again definately instead of in city of santa cruz...

Room Tip: we were on first floor....easy to get to pool and breakfast room
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Danville, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The is a very nice new hotel a few blocks from the beach. The suites are spacious with nice design and decor. Perfect for traveling with teenagers. We had a room with a huge jacuzzi tub which was great. However, the shutter opening between the/ bathroom and living room area doesn't offer much privacy. The beds are very comfortable. The pull out sofa bed is your typical sofa bed mattress, ok for one or two nights.The hotel is small but modern and nicely decorated. The kids enjoyed the pool area very much. Breakfast was an assortment of items and had something for everyone and well stocked and the breakfast room was large enough to accommodate all the guest. We booked the last room available for Memorial weekend at the last minute. As a result, we paid a very high rate of $319! I think this is too much for this hotel for one night! I am hoping their regular rates are more affordable. We would definitely go back if we get a better rate. Lesson learned, I will now book holiday weekends far in advance in the Santa Cruz/Capitola area. A rental vacation home may be a better choice for this area when traveling with teenagers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Indy
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Just finished a 3 night stay with the wife. A fairly new property and it showed. Cleanest hotel I have stayed in in years. Room was great! Staff were ALL helpful and friendly, Already planning a return visit.

Room Tip: some rooms have fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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fountain valley, Ca
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

All I can say about this hotel is "Wow"
We had looked all around Santa Cruz for a hotel but no hotel we could afford for three nights. So we decided to expand our search. We found this hotel, never heard of Capitola before but it was close to Santa Cruz and decided to go for it.
When We drove up all my family could say "are you sure this is our hotel, its too fancy" We have stayed at fairfield's before and we also stay at Hampton inn's. Both are usually good value for your dollar and include breakfast.
We were greeted by Maggie at the front desk, who was professionally courtesy but I didn't get that warm feeling at all but she was very courtesy and gave us the low down of the hotel.
Our room had a view of the street, which was fine, a balcony that you could stand of but that is all there was enough room for. The room came with 2 queens and a sofa bed which was perfect when you have two teenage kids. It was large and spacious. The bathroom was also very big.
The grounds were beautiful and well kept. There was also a bar on the 1st floor that had happy hour.
The breakfast was from 6:30-10. It had all the usuals, juice, cereals, waffels, yogurts, oatmeal, muffins, bagels and some hot food as well. The only thing is it doesn't change from day to day. At Hampton inn each day there is something new at the breakfast.
The next day is where the little things that happened that made this hotel a step above. When we left for our venture out there were two gentleman running the front desk were warm and personable. They laughed and talked to the guest. Which later running into one of the gentleman I notice his name tag said Owner. Now that is how you interact and run a business. The other thing was when we returned to our room, it wasn't just picked up, It was clean and organized. We left all our toiletries on the bathroom floor, they were all picked up and laid on a towel in the bathroom counter. The towels were so soft and plenty of them. The bath mat, which we laid over the tub, and re-folded into a fan shape shape.

I will highly recommend this place to everyone who wants to take a trip to Santa Cruz, in fact this is the place to stay!!

Room Tip: stay on the higher floors. When your on the lower floors you can hear everyone above you.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Davis
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We tried the Fairfield Inn and Suites for the first time and were very impressed. We used to stay at the Coast Inn in Santa Cruz, which turned into the Dream Inn and raised their prices and remodeled not in a good way. So we've been looking for other places to stay in the SC/Capitola area. Fairfield Inn is a great option. We had a Junior Suite, which did not disappoint. There was a separate living area with sofabed, tv and desk. In the bedroom area there was another tv and two queen beds. Only problem is my beds weren't very comfortable, springy, lumpy and noisy. But everything else was such a pleasant surprise I could easily put up with the no-so-good bed. Best thing was everything from carpets to linens to furniture was very clean and new looking. Our suite also had a large bathroom, which is hard to find in hotels. Also in the suite was a mini frig and microwave, and a coffee maker. Front desk staff were efficient. We did not have a balcony or patio in our Jr. Suite, but there were some available. The location is not close to the beach, but that can be a good thing if you value your sleep and quiet. It is very close to a Whole Foods market, many restaurants and a shopping center. Easy to find on the 41st Street exit. Free secure, underground parking, too.

Room Tip: Third floor rooms are very quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

This is a great hotel and out of busy santa cruz very clean very well located very nice staff price is good for the location and room. We stayed on the 1st floor which was a bit noisy at times but overall all wonderful place

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
Address: 1255 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3911
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Location: United States > California > Capitola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Capitola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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