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“BEAUTIFUL WEDDING SPOT!!!”

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Chaminade Resort & Spa
Ranked #11 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Henderson, Nevada
1 review
“BEAUTIFUL WEDDING SPOT!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

I had my wedding at Chaminade and it was incredible. It was a picture perfect setting with an incredible view of the Ocean. It is on a beautifully landscaped property with redwood trees, gorgeous flowers, hiking trails and a really pretty grass hill we took a lot of pictures on. Our pictures came out GREAT. The best part of the wedding was the staff - they are so friendly and helpful. The wedding coordinator Angela was amazing. She was so patient with us and helped guide us through the whole process. She was the first one we met when we first went to tour the grounds and she is wonderful. Very knowledgeable and nice - my parents thought she was great too. She was there the day of the wedding too and was invaluable to have around. She took of everything - all of our ceremony things - pictures, candles, card box, etc. then took care of the favors and set up the placecards in pretty row on the table in the hallway. The room for the reception is really pretty too and the hotel room and spa were wonderful. Best decision ever to have our wedding at beautiful Chaminade!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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ChaminadeResort, Marketing Assistant at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
So excited to hear about your perfect wedding! Thank you for all the fabulous comments and of course Angela wishes you and your husband nothing but the best! Congratulations!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

My husband & I had business come up in Santa Clara at the last minute, and decided to book this place for one night and not "do" the typical hotels in Silicon Valley. It was a little drive, but well worth it. The place is stunning. It reminded me of the old resorts from the 30's and 40's. Very scenic and "hidden" in Redwoods that made it very secluded. The main building is the lobby, meeting rooms and restaurant/bar. The food was quite the surprise-very very good. The view was lovely from the table near the bar. Service at the entire hotel was astounding!

The view/outside grounds are just gorgeous. A wedding and/or reception would be lovely here.

Our room (more like a suite) was in a separate building, as are all of the rooms. And it was HUGE. The bed was surprisingly the best hotel bed we've ever slept in!! I want to go back just for the bed. The decor is a little retro mixed with lodge. It worked well for the surroundings and building. It had hot tubs, pool, spa, etc. but we did not have time to try them.

I would go back in a minute!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChaminadeResort, Marketing Assistant at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
We are delighted to hear such great things from such an avid traveler. Please do come back and save time for the pool and other amenities in which you missed out on in November. Hope to welcome you on another business or leisure trip!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We recently celebrated my 65th Birthday at the Chaminade Resort and Spa. It was a wonderful experience! It was a pleasure working with Angela, who helped us select the menu and amenities. The entire staff was polite, efficient and attentive.The food was amazing and well presented. We look forward to celebrating our next event with the Chaminade!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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ChaminadeResort, Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are super excited that your event went flawlessly and Angela was your shining star. Hope to see you next year!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Attended a company seminar for which the hotel was a fine venue. However rooms were out of style and not appealing at all. Same goes for the restaurant and conference rooms which all were dark-colored and somewhat depressive. Staff was friendly and service was great.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Had my daughters wedding here and although at first I was not keen on it , it turned at to be absolutely beautiful. The staff was absolutely incredible, very kind and professional. Angela who coordinated the event was absolutely amazing. It rained so we had to move the ceremony upstairs. About 45 min before the ceremony the sun came out and we asked if it could be moved back downstairs and without skipping a beat, within 15 min they set up back outside and down stairs. It was so beautiful and I can't say enough about how wonderful all of the staff was at the hotel. Kudos to Marion, a waitress who attended to our large party for brunch. As far as the rooms. Just ok. Like others have said, very dated. In the spa. Steam room was out of order from check in on 9/18 thru check out on 9/23.

Stayed September 2013
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ChaminadeResort, Marketing Assistant at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments about our staff and resort. We were so glad that the rain stopped just in time to allow for a perfect outdoors ceremony! Cheers!
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San Francisco
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Followed my wife to a conference here and while their website is appealing, upon entering the room it reminded me of my college dorm. The rooms are in little buildings and like many reviewers stated, the walls are paper thin and there is a smell emanating from the rooms and halls that was offensive even with leaving the windows open. Our room (building 800) was incredibly dark and dingy. The food was average but the dining rooms and bar were dull. The only nice place was the outdoor patio looking out to the ocean.

Overall, this place is in serious need of a massive remodel. I will surely never go back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

This review is solely about the hotel portion of the resort, NOT the wedding venue. We were here for an absolutely stunning wedding and the onsite wedding planner was wonderful. Very beautiful venue.

Unfortunately, the hotel portion of the trip didn't come even close to our expectations. Our air conditioning was broken for over 5 hours and we had to call multiple times to get someone out to take a look at it. It was an unusual 80 degrees that day and we were not given any compensation for the inconvenience of napping and getting ready in an incredibly hot, stuffy room. The jacuzzi at the pool had jets that shot out the top of the water, not the relaxing time we'd hoped for. We had to call 3 times across a span of 2 hours to get a microwave to the room to heat up food for the bride. Disappointing to say the least for the expensive price of this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chaminade Resort & Spa

Property: Chaminade Resort & Spa
Address: 1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-1557
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chaminade Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular mountaintop retreat in Santa Cruz. Our historic Mission-style resort overlooks sweeping views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade is a luxurious destination for executive meetings, celebrations and getaways. Enjoy color palettes inspired by the California coast, contemporary Spanish furnishings, and world-class amenities. Chaminade is just five minutes from golf courses, the beach and downtown Santa Cruz. Escape to a haven of unsurpassed service. Chaminade is the first hospitality business in Santa Cruz County to receive a "Green Business Certification" for its environmental efforts. ... more   less 
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