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Babbling Brook Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leesburg, VA
1 review
“Great start to our Honeymoon...”
Reviewed October 18, 2009

We stayed here Monday and Tuesday nights after our wedding, and could not have been happier.

Tom is incredibly thoughtful and courteous and went out of his way to make us comfortable.

The rooms were private and very comfortable, the food was delicious, and the wine and cheese "happy hours" cozy and inviting.

The lush, secluded (yet convenient) property is absolutely charming and is definitely something to writie home about! We hope to make a return trip!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2009

We stayed at the Babbling Brook Inn for one night as we travelled down the Pacific Highway. Tom, the manager was really lovely and upgraded us to a larger room when we arrived. The room was large and had the most comfortable bed I had slept on in a long time.
All the staff were helpful and even let me get breakfast after serving time.
I would recommend this Inn to anyone travelling through Santa Cruz.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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NorCal
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Reviewed August 14, 2009

The staff were very friendly and happy to offer suggestions and made our stay very pleasant. The room had character, the bed was comfortable and we'll return for the jacuzzi tub - with sky lights - alone! The place is clean, a little worn as some reviewers have said, but in a lived in rather than threadbare way, and there are luxurious touches without it being snobby. It definitely has a Britishy, country garden, feel to it. The cookies provided are very moreish (fortunately they offered us some to go!) and there was a wonderful breakfast selection, from cold cereal and fruit to different breads, pancakes, eggs and sausage. We enjoyed taking our coffee out to the swing in the gazebo and watching the squirrels and brook after breakfast. The place is a very short drive or decent enough walk to downtown restuarants and shopping, but I'd advise driving to the beach. You can hear the traffic noise but we chose to tune it out. We're already planning a return trip.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed August 12, 2009

After a horrible night at Best Western All Suites Inn, we found a lovely room for all four of us at this Inn. Although the room, wine & cheese reception, amazing freshly baked cookies and sweet smelling garden were reason enough to enjoy our stay, Tom, the host, made it extra, extra special!! We will soooo be back!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2009

What a pleasant stay, we really didn't want to leave! Accommodation is in unique wooden lodgings with their own deck which was great for evenings. The beds were ultra comfy and in the morning the staff made breakfast which was excellent and homemade, from the tasty banana pancakes to the quiche. Evenings were greate with a wine and cheese reception and the chance to chat and meet other guests on the decking with the sound of the brook. What is most outstanding about this inn is its staff and manager, all very friendly and went above and beyond on several occasions to make our stay truly memorable one. This is the best place we have ever stayed!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed August 4, 2009

Even if the location is not perfect (next to a busy street) I would recommend this inn for its friendly staff and its original and charming rooms. We stayed at the FMRS Garden Room: picturesque, cozy, with an electric fireplace and a clean bathroom equipped with jacuzzi.
Continental breakfast is good but nothing special and is served in really tiny tables.
The atmosphere is very familiar and even if it was a one-night stay we felt at home!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Wheaton IL
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Reviewed July 20, 2009

My daughter and I were in town to check out UCSC. The wine and cheese and AND AND (!) reception was fantastic, I was able to speak with some locals about the school, area, to do/see, weather, quality of life etc. The nibblies where more than delicious and numerous. The gardens were outstanding visually, in color, variety and ambiance. Breakfast was perfect in selection and qualilty - Bon Apetite!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Babbling Brook Inn
Address: 1025 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4237
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Babbling Brook Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic bed and breakfast offers 13 guestrooms, each with cozy feather beds and private baths, and many include fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Delight in sumptuous fresh-baked cookies upon arrival, and join us in the 90-year old main house each day for a homemade breakfast, and afternoon wine and cheese service. The Babbling Brook Inn is a romantic oasis, offering a unique and rustic retreat within the vibrant beach side community of Santa Cruz. ... more   less 
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