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Most Popular Booked Santa Cruz Hotels

Beach Street Inn and Suites $138
Beach Street Inn and Suites

Beach Street Inn and Suites

125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
     
    4.8
    of 5, from 6 reviews
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This motel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. WiFi in public areas is free. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a terrace are also offered.

    Dream Inn Santa Cruz $209
    Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
       
      4.8
      of 5, from 22 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This resort features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Enjoy the spa tub and perks like free WiFi. Valet parking, a business center, and a terrace are also offered.

      Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection $143
      Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

      Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

      611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
         
        4.4
        of 5, from 10 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 6 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. You'll appreciate the spa tub, bar/lounge, and laundry facilities.

        Beachview Inn $65
        Beachview Inn

        Beachview Inn

        50 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA
           
          4.3
          of 5, from 12 reviews
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

          Hyatt Place Santa Cruz $100
          Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

          Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

          407 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA
             
            4.1
            of 5, from 11 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This hotel features an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Enjoy the free on-the-go breakfast each morning.

            Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz $85
            Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz

            Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz

            1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
               
              4.1
              of 5, from 14 reviews
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              A seasonal outdoor pool, self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-out.

              Casablanca On The Beach $118
              Casablanca On The Beach

              Casablanca On The Beach

              101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA
                 
                3.8
                of 5, from 24 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This hotel features a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, and a bar/lounge. Guests will appreciate free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas. A terrace, a garden, and a lobby fireplace are also on offer.

                Chaminade Resort & Spa $179
                Chaminade Resort & Spa

                Chaminade Resort & Spa

                1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA
                   
                  3.8
                  of 5, from 9 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This romantic resort features a full-service spa, 4 outdoor tennis courts, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 12 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and airport shuttle. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free valet parking and free WiFi.

                  Santa Cruz Activities

                  Places To Go In Santa Cruz

                  Welcome, traveler, to Santa Cruz. Your journey has landed you here, and new adventures are calling your name. Now that you’ve arrived, you can stay in the safety and comfort of your hotel and watch the world spin past…or you can embrace this new place you’ve come to. Learn its streets. Meet its people. Learn its history. Your hand is already on the doorknob, isn’t it?

                  Things to Do in Santa Cruz

                  You’ll not be wanting for things to do in Santa Cruz. Explore the downtown area in search of museums and boutiques…or that next delicious meal. What tickles your fancy? A delectable five-course supper at the restaurant you’ve been hearing about? Or perhaps you’d rather read the paper while sipping hot coffee at one of the cafes scattered throughout town. Take in a show at the theatre, or just walk along down the main thoroughfare, watching people wander past.

                  Why spend hours ruminating over what to do in Santa Cruz? Let the possibilities wash over you as you explore this new region. Move out on foot and get to know the area on a more personal level. Find that perfect souvenir at one of the smaller shops, or reinvent your entire artistic aesthetic at your new favorite gallery.

                  Is the wind whispering suggestions in your mind? Rent a car and take it out beyond city limits and into the wild blue yonder. Explore the smaller cities and towns past the border, and get to know the stories behind them. Visit a county fair and let childhood memories wash over you as cotton candy melts in your mouth. Sample hand-made jam at a stop on a forgotten highway, or let the hustle and bustle of modern life sweep you away as you lose yourself in the organized chaos of a modern metropolis. Your choices are endless—and so are the adventures to come.

                  When you book your journey with Travelocity, you’re never far from Santa Cruz attractions. After all, the money you save when you plan a trip with us is best spent along the way. Whether it’s the roar of the city you crave, or the quiet solitude that comes with a simpler getaway, everything you need to get started is right here.