We found this through TripAdvisor, it was rated #1 in Santa Cruz. It isn't priced like a #1 hotel (cheaper). So we made a reservation and thought we'd try it. My wife was so surprised! I didn't tell her anything about the hotel and it was very close to her style. Resort like, soft colors, thick throw rug, great bed. Room was spacious & very clean. Not just the standard once over but you can tell that the rooms are well taken care of deep clean where you wouldn't expect. We had one little problem but the manner they addressed it and the concern they showed was so far above & beyond, that it turned into a positive not a negative experiance.
I read some of the reviews where people complained about street noise. Where have they been staying? I haven't ever stayed in a hotel that didn't have some noise unless it was an actual resort where your car isn’t anywhere close. Maybe if we had left the window open, but again, why go to someplace like Santa Cruz and expect that you’re the only one there? But enough about other people’s odd quirks.
This is as close to the area we wanted to be without being in the touristy noisy areas.
This isn’t your hotel if you plan on getting rowdy drunk, want to stumble back from the boardwalk, or like to go to places where the staff doesn’t care and you can trash the place.
This is the place if you want a very relaxing home base to do your exploring/business from. Close enough to everything without being stuck out in the congestion of the Boardwalk. You can leave your car & walk to several beaches, restaurants, etc… There are some decent restaurants within 1,000 yards. But all that stuff aside; this is a very nice place, truly relaxing, great beds, baths, & beyond. The breakfast they create every morning is slightly different each day and made for our enjoyment. They don’t take the easy route with the same old dried out-high carb fare that is common. The owners and the staff take a great interest in our comfort & experience.
So, stay here (or don’t, more room for me), take advantage of this extremely high quality, underpriced, resort-like place before they raise their prices to where they should be. And once they do, stay here anyway; you won’t be disappointed!
- 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