This property surprised us (my husband and I). It looked like a small apartment or condo unit from the outside, and was not near other hotels. It is a newly remodeled and updated 3-story complex with about 25 rooms. We had a room on the 3rd floor, as I wanted the best view. Here are the essentials:
Location: 3 blocks from the funky downtown Pacific Garden Mall-outdoor shops and restaurants of every kind, and about 6 blocks to the BEACH! Perfect for me, as I don't like hotel crowds along the beach. I went running on West Cliff Drive, from my hotel. Now, there are some seedy-looking places across a busy street, but I felt perfectly safe.
Room: Very modern and comfortable--bamboo natural flooring, white down comforters and a King bed you don't want to get out of! Santa Cruz gets COLD when the fog rolls in so it had a space heater with a "fake fire" screen that looked like flames moving--it heats the room fine. The bathroom was spacious, and disabled-accessible (we did not request this, but it was fine). Only downside was water running under the shower curtain out onto the bathroom floor. Slate-like tiles and new fixtures.
Food: Other guests raved about the made to order breakfast, but we got a low rate without breakfast.
Overall: Great value, great location, walking distance to everything downtown and beach, newly decorated!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pacific Blue Inn is Santa Cruz! We’re a brand new bed and breakfast Inn with an eco-conscious heart and a local flair. Promoting green living and a healthy outlook on life, the Inn is located on Pacific Avenue within walking distance to the best Santa Cruz has to offer. Inspired by the NY Times article “36 Hours Santa Cruz” the founders of the Inn set out to create an environment that would allow visitors to take advantage of the best of Santa Cruz all within walking distance of their accommodations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pacific Blue Hotel Santa Cruz