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Chaminade Resort & Spa
Ranked #14 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a half way point driving north along the coast for an afternoon and night. Found on Priceline for good price; keep in mind they tack on a "$25 resort fee". Not sure if for all who stay or just PL customers. Not sure what it's for honestly. Anyhow nice older room in the woods above the Santa Cruz. Great pool to bask... Families feel welcome. Resturant has great view and good food. We caught prime rib night by chance. We had a great time and will be back. Much better then smelly surf motel :) some question 4 star but we were good with it.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

Beautiful location and great rooms and service.
However, pool area is extremely small and we were unable to use it. There wasnt a seat or lounge or even much water space to use the facility. Trails for walking were great.

A luxury resort should have a much bigger or multiple pools. Our kids would have preferred a less nice hotel and pool they could enjoy.
The average rating is because of the pool situation.

Room Tip: If you get luxury view, make sure to ask for first floor. Very nice balcony. Second floor forest vie...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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ChaminadeResort, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

Dear Julie,
We truly appreciate your comments on the property, trails and great service. Our records indicate you stayed during the 4th of July holiday weekend. While the size of our pool, sports lawns, and fitness center are more than adequate for a boutique resort of our size and scope, the popularity of a pool amenity over a holiday is often hard to contain. I am confident on your next stay, barring another holiday weekend you will find our pool area and staff will exceed your expectations.

Sincerely,
Kevin Herbst

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Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

My hubby surprised me for my 40th birthday & took me to this place. We had an awesome time! Its a bit pricy for the place but we decided to have a wonderful time which we did!
We enjoyed our complimentary breakfast & there was a gift basket with a card which was signed by front desk was waiting for me, that was a nice touch!

Stayed: June 2014
Thank Bita H
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have stayed at Chaminade several times and again last week. I forgot how amazing and peaceful it is there. The property itself is gorgeous, flowers and trees everywhere. The first night we even saw a couple of small deer right outside our door.

It's not in a great location if you want to do any drinking in Santa Cruz, everything requires driving. But, the good part is... Chaminade has everything you need right on property. We loved that the pool was open until 11, the trails were right there and beautiful, tennis equipment available, etc. We hiked the "blue" route and came across so many delicious blackberries, a snake, an abandoned house that had art all over it, and some pretty birds.

The only things I didn't like was hearing my upstairs neighbor's children jump each morning for 15-30 minutes and then sporadically throughout the day (I will definitely request an upstairs room next time) and the jets in the jacuzzi did not work very well, pointed up?

Room Tip: I will definitely request upstairs next time!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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ChaminadeResort2, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and amenities. We are glad you were able to take advantage of our hiking trails and see the beauty they behold.

Sincerely,

Kevin Herbst, General Manager

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

I don't think I have ever gotten off the phone with a hotel reservationist and immediately wanted to write about the exceptional customer service that I received. We are celebrating a family event in the Santa Cruz area and needed several rooms. After spending too much time trying to make it work online I decided to call the resort and luckily I was connected with Jennifer Taylor. She was friendly, professional and was able to accommodate what we needed so our entire family could stay at the resort. Because of her I booked 4 rooms. If this is the type of service Chaminade Resort offers before arrival I can't wait to experience our stay!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Lisa M
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ChaminadeResort, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2014

Lisa M.,
We look forward to your arrival and making your Chaminade Resort & Spa experience shine! I will pass along your kind comments to Jennifer T.

Thank you!

Kevin Herbst, General Manager

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed here for two wonderful nights, our first time visiting Santa Cruz! We were upgraded to a king room with a patio on the first floor overlooking trees. It was very peaceful and quiet. We took advantage of the walking trails and pool, which opens at 6am for earlybirds like ourselves. The restaurant on-site is splendid, with expansive views of a tree-filled canyon. The servers were very friendly and helpful, especially Sarah. They did not hesitate to make accomodations to the meals as I am a vegetarian. If you are looking for a restful place to get away, with everything you could want at your doorstep, THIS IS THE PLACE! We cannot wait to return!

Room Tip: We liked the quiet of the 1100 building which is away from the pool. Ask for a downstairs room with...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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ChaminadeResort2, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Wow! Thank you for taking the time review Chaminade Resort & Spa. We appreciate the kind words about our staff and will pass them along. Looking forward to your next stay!

Kevin Herbst

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had our wedding reception at the Chaminade 20 years ago and returned for our anniversary while on a trip to California with our kids. From the moment we arrived until our departure, the staff treated us like royalty. I couldn't be happier with our stay. Upon our arrival, Melissa at the front desk worked her magic and upgraded our room from a standard 2 queen room to a fabulous 2 room suite! The staff brought us a lovely tray with chocolates, drinks, fruit, nuts, and even passes for 2 for the buffet breakfast. We enjoyed the room, the pool, and the beautiful grounds.

I'd recommend the Chaminade to anyone wanting to get away. It is not in the bustle of Santa Cruz so you feel like you're a world away, yet just a short drive to the beaches, boardwalk, etc.

Finally, a word to the staff at the Chaminade: Thank you. You didn't have to do what you did. You could have let us remain in our regular room and went about your daily routine, but you chose to make our stay really, really special. We truly appreciate that and will be forever grateful. (And kudos to management for empowering staff to transform a 'regular' stay to one that is amazing.)

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Julie R
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ChaminadeResort, General Manager at Chaminade Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2014

Dear Julie,
Happy 20 years! We are delighted to hear such wonderful comments not only on our beautiful resort, but on our amazing staff. We truly take pride in delivering top notch guest service and making your stay memorable!

Kevin Herbst, General Manager

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Additional Information about 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: $193 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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