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Hotel Description

Best Western Seacliff Inn places you steps from Aptos History Museum and within a 20-minute stroll of Seacliff State Beach. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free daily breakfast.

All 148 rooms feature LCD TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, furnished balconies or patios, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Pillowtop beds and designer toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Severinos Bar and Grill serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. 2,400 square feet (0 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning free full breakfast is offered between 7 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this 3-star Aptos hotel include Mystery Spot and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Best Western Seacliff Inn ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Home like feel nice amenities

The staff were all very friendly except the front reception staff. There were three not doing anything and I felt as though I was intruding to check in . I normally am very generous but these three women were unfriendly , bordering on being rude.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017

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3 out of 5

Beerfest weekend!

Pros: Location near beer festival.
Cons: Price gouging.
Location: Cool spots to eat/drink near by. Burger is a cool place with lots of beer. Also Aptos BBQ is screaming good. Lots of beer on tap also.
The one and only reason I stay here is the convenient location near the annual beerfest. This place is ridiculously over priced. But location location location. Thought I was getting a balcony suite. When saw our room wasn't one, I contacted front desk. They said they could not switch our room although plenty of rooms had not been checked into yet. It was definitely possible. The carpet was kinda stained and a few what looked like cheetos were around. The bed was insane firm! My hip still hurts 2 days later. The free breakfast wasn't terrible. They could switch it up rather than same thing every morning.

Posted by , from Morgan Hill on Aug 15, 2016

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4 out of 5

Pleasant, but a bit far from the beach

Pros: Good breakfast with eggs, meat, french toast, and more. Nice restaurant patio for hanging out and meals.
Cons: Phone system didn't leave messages.
Location: 3/4 mile from the beach.
The hotel should really be called the Best Western Garden near Route 1. It's a very pleasant oasis with a good restaurant (including excellent free breakfast), nice outdoor patio by a Koi pond, small but usable pool and friendly staff. Our room was spacious and bright, even without the sliding doors to a porch that most rooms have. However, it's a noisy 3/4 mile walk across the freeway along a major road to the beach. Once you're there, you'll have a smile on your face, but the walk back up the hill may change your expression.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on May 17, 2016

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5 out of 5

Good stay in Altos

Hotel was great. Loved the breakfast buffet. Good location with easy access.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: Location, very quiet
Cons: Fix the shower head & drain, better options for breakfast
Grounds very nice, pool, koi pond off the dining patio. Rooms were fine, but no elevator to 2nd floor so you do have to drag your bags up and down. Shower head needs to be replaced, I felt like I was taking a 'dribble shower' no pressure and took forever to rinse my hair. Also drain very slow to drain which is always a negative. Otherwise room was fine- fridge, big tv, balcony, comfortable. We faced the pool and the room was VERY quiet. The only real complaint was the 'free breakfast'. I was disappointed. In years past we could go into the restaurant and order a normal breakfast. Now it is a buffet with hard boiled eggs, sausage, potatoes, waffles, French toast, yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, a few whole bananas and apples. I missed eggs, bacon and cut up fruit. But it must be due to demand, but it was disappointing. This hotel is in a good location, across from Seacliff State Beach and next to a shopping center, easy drive to Monterey/Carmel or Santa Cruz.

Posted by , from CA on Aug 31, 2015

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5 out of 5

Friendly staff great location

Location: The location is very near beach and a cute little row of shops.
We used this hotel for our overflow wedding guests and then as a recovery spot for us, parents of the bride, after the wedding. The staff was very helpful and friendly. All the guests commented on how courteous they were. Hotel rooms and property is immaculate. Pool area is convenient and spotless. Having an affordable restauant with a wide variety of choices is very convenient. Free breakfast was great way to start the day. I would recommend this to anyone, especially families with children.

Posted by , from harleysville, pa on Aug 25, 2015

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3 out of 5

A lovely garden hotel.

Pros: Pool, garden area, hot breakfast.
Cons: THE BED!
Location: It is right off the highway and convenient for travelers, but, quiet enough and lovely pool & gardens to relax in.
We had not been to this Best Western before, but it was a lovely garden setting and my friend commented it was like being in Hawaii. However, the room was "dated" and not as clean as I expected. One bed had a definite tilt to it, and it was noisier than we expected. Part of that was due to the guests who's little girls ran up & down the hall yelling at 8:30 a.m. For a good 1 0 minutes! But, breakfast made up for it. A hot, delicious breakfast in a patio setting.

Posted by , from Brentwood, CA on Aug 17, 2015

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4 out of 5

Good location and amenities.

Pros: Location and complimentary breakfast.
Cons: Room furnishings (lounge chair for reading, tv watching, etc.) and sound suppression.
Location: There wasn't much to do nearby except visit the beach. Other than the hotel restaurant, there are very few others nearby.
I selected this hotel for its amenities, location and ease of access to the freeway and I was very satisfied. The rooms, however, should be equipped with a comfortable lounge chair and improved sound suppression. There were objectionable sound levels coming from the pool area which my room faced as well as noise from the hallway. If my room had been on the other side of the hall, freeway noise would have been a problem.

Posted by , from south Florida on Aug 16, 2015

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3 out of 5

Very average stay!

The AC/Heater didn't work in the room. My wife and I went for a 9am hot tub as the pool was suppose to open then. At 9:15 I was sprayed in the back of the head by the pool cleaning crew. It was a little surreal. Other than that the price and stay are decent.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015

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4 out of 5

This hotels was great

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, family oriented
Nice clean quiet hotel. Nice pool size and good hot breakfast. I will be back soon.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013

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About the Best Western Seacliff Inn

Location 7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos, CA 95003

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 03 November 2017 to 9 November 017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue
  • Lobby

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Best Western Seacliff Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Event space at this hotel measures 2,400 square feet (0 square meters) and includes a conference center. The business-friendly Best Western Seacliff Inn also features multilingual staff, a garden, and a picnic area. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Aptos hotel is smoke free.

  • 148 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 2,400 sq ft of conference space
  • 0 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1985
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) (61.9 km / 38.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Seacliff Inn offers 148 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 37-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Aptos hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and microwaves can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

Best Western Seacliff Inn has a restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. Children under 15 years old are not allowed in the health club, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No elevators
  • 24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Seacliff
  • Best Western Seacliff Aptos
  • Best Western Seacliff Inn
  • Best Western Seacliff Inn Aptos
  • Seacliff Best Western
  • Seacliff Inn
  • Seacliff Inn Best Western
  • Aptos Best Western
  • Best Western Aptos
  • Best Western Plus Seacliff Hotel Aptos
  • Best Western Seacliff Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.