We spent a night at the Sea and Sand Inn recently on a trip up the California coast. This is a nice motel in the theme of the ‘beach towns’ of the past; very fitting for Santa Cruz. The room was small by today’s standards, but it was clean and convenient. All rooms have an ocean view and there are nice areas outside for sitting and watching the ocean. You are within easy walking distance of the wharf and the boardwalk. The staff is friendly and there is free wireless internet that worked well and a free continental breakfast that is about average for this type of property.
Getting to the Sea and Sand is easy from CA-1. Just take Bay Street southeast (toward the ocean) and when it ends at Cliff Drive the Sea and Sand is on your right on the ocean side of the street. There is parking along the side of the property as well as a few spaces at each end. We had no issues finding adequate parking, but it wasn’t the busiest season when we were there. There is construction (renovation) going on at the large hotel next door, but it didn’t seem to cause any noise or traffic problems.
We felt that we got a good value at this property and enjoyed ‘living in the past’ for one night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ocean-front Sea & Sand Inn has always been popular with savvy out-of-towners, but a major renovation in 2009 has added a whole new “wow” factor. Three new luxury king spa rooms with ocean view balconies were added; two spacious family cottages with private hot tubs and three other spa rooms were also upgraded. All 22 rooms have a fantastic ocean front view of sparkling Monterey Bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sea And Sand Hotel Santa Cruz
- Hotel Sea And Sand
- Sea And Sand Inn Santa Cruz