There are general expectations when you stay at a hotel. Then, there are the little things that make you smile. After that, If your lucky you find a hotel that goes above and beyond to make your stay unbelievable.
The story begins by finding this hotel by chance. I had taken my significant other to Santa Cruz on Vacation. We are pretty young and spontaneous. We decided to stay here. Mainly because this hotel is very close to one of my favorite beaches my folks took me to when I was little.
There was no reservation. In hotel language we were a "Walk-In" yet, I can be assured that I will make a reservation to stay here again.
Check In was extremely pleasant. The man who checked us was extremely welcoming. And, since it was December, we had a very modest rate.
The room was top-notch. It was large, new, beautiful and welcoming. I even had taken pictures of the bathroom so I can use it as a model when I remodel the bathroom in my house.
The property is small. Less than 50 rooms. I can Imagine if this hotel were larger and had a restaurant. It would be a Five Star resort.
My girlfriend was overwhelmed about the interior design.
I would have to say, that this hotel is something that a couple would want to keep secret. It is something special, and its something unique.
I will most definitely plan a visit here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bella Notte sets a new standard for Inns in the Santa Cruz area. Completed in December 2007, Bella Notte features ten spacious and well appointed rooms. We offer eight king rooms and two double queen rooms. Three superior king rooms also feature a fireplace and walk-in closet. All rooms feature imported marble bathrooms and heated bathroom floors. Bella Notte also provides free in room Wifi and cable TV with premium channels as well as free parking and complimentary hot breakfast. Bella Notte is located in Santa Cruz's Live Oaks neighbourhood, just two blocks from Twin Lakes Beach and close to several great local restaurants. The Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is a short walk away and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, lively downtown Santa Cruz and the popular seaside village of Capitola are all just a few minutes drive. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bella Notte - The Inn At East Cliff Hotel Santa Cruz
- Bella Notte Santa Cruz