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We have put together also a carefully selected list of recommended hotels in Santa Cruz, only hotels with the highest level of guest satisfaction are included. Many photos and unbiased hotel reviews written by real guests are provided to help you make your booking decision. Luxury hotels (including 5 star hotels and 4 star hotels) and cheap Santa Cruz hotels (with best discount rates and up-to-date hotel deals) are both available in separate lists.

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Santa Cruz location

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Santa Cruz is located in Santa Cruz County, California, United States.

Most popular hotels in Santa Cruz

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Best Western PLUS All Suites Inn ***

This Santa Cruz, California, is 10 minutes drive from the University of California Santa Cruz. The hotel offers only suites with free wireless internet, an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi, steam room and spacious suites. Number of rooms: 77.

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Beach Street Inn and Suites ***

Centrally located in Santa Cruz, this motel is across from Main Beach. The motel features a barbecue courtyard area with picnic tables, an outdoor pool and guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. Number of rooms: 40.

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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Santa Cruz **

The motel in Santa Cruz, a 7-minute walk from the beach at Santa Cruz and the promenade. The motel has a 24-hour managers, and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Number of rooms: 25.

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Oceana Inn Santa Cruz **

Oceana Inn Santa Cruz offers a heated outdoor pool and spacious guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. It is located one mile from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Rooms feature sofas, refrigerators and microwaves. Number of rooms: 55.

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Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk West **

Located one block from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 10 minutes from the University of California, this motel offers an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi in guest rooms. The accommodations at this Santa Cruz motel include a seating area and cable TV. Number of rooms: 23.

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Budget Inn Santa Cruz **

This central Santa Cruz motel is just an 8-minute walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It features guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access and a cable TV. A microwave and mini-fridge are furnished in all rooms at Budget Inn Santa Cruz. Number of rooms: 19.

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Quality Inn Santa Cruz **

Less than 2 miles from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and a 10-minute drive from The University of California Santa Cruz, this hotel features a sun deck and seasonal outdoor pool. Number of rooms: 42.

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz ***

Located in Santa Cruz, California, 10 minutes from Lighthouse Field State Beach, this hotel features an outdoor pool, a sauna, and bright, contemporary rooms with a 42-inch flat-screen TV. Number of rooms: 100.

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National 9 Motel **

The University of California – Santa Cruz is 2.7 miles from this motel in California. Decorated in cool tones, each simple guest room provides cable TV. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms at the National 9 Motel. Number of rooms: 30.

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Big Six Motel **

This centrally located motel in Santa Cruz is a 6-minute walk from the beach and the promenade. Enjoy the outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. Each room has cable TV. Number of rooms: 22.

Hotels in Santa Cruz – sortable overview

List of all hotels in Santa Cruz. By default, Santa Cruz hotels are sorted by class: the most luxurious hotels in Santa Cruz are listed first. You can change the sorting order using the navigation bar above. By clicking the first (leftmost) button you can interchange the direction of sorting between ascending/descending.

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Santa Cruz: list of all hotels

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Santa Cruz Dream Inn ****

This beachfront hotel is located next to Santa Cruz’s famous boardwalk and steps from downtown, making it an ideal destination for a weekend escape, corporate event, family vacation or romantic getaway. Number of rooms: 165.

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West Cliff Inn ****

Nestled on a bluff across from Cowell's Beach, this 3-story Victorian home is a restful bed and breakfast that offers unique guestrooms and thoughtful amenities just steps from the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. Number of rooms: 9.

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Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley ***

Just minutes from area beaches and the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk, this hotel features spacious and comfortable accommodations as well as relaxing amenities in Santa Cruz, California. Number of rooms: 178.

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Aqua Breeze Inn **

This Santa Cruz hotel is across the street from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The hotel offers free parking, outdoor pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Aqua Breeze Inn rooms include a microwave and refrigerator. Number of rooms: 26.

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Bay Front Inn **

The Bay Front Inn hotel is a few minutes walk from the beach and near downtown Santa Cruz, offering accommodation at affordable prices, perfect for business travelers and tourists. Number of rooms: 50.

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Comfort Inn Boardwalk **

This California hotel is one block from the beach promenade of Santa Cruz. It has a heated outdoor pool and rooms with seasonal and flat screen TV and cable channels with HBO. Number of rooms: 30.

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Days Inn and Suites Santa Cruz **

Hotel Santa Cruz Beach Inn is located near the city center and has 80 rooms equipped with all modern comforts and many amenities. Relax in the garden of the court, with its pretty pond and fountain. Number of rooms: 79.

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Motel Santa Cruz **

Motel Santa Cruz is a building of 3 floors with 65 rooms of different types. The rooms are furnished in the traditional manner and have a nice decoration. Some rooms offer partial ocean views. Number of rooms: 62.

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National 9 Motel Plymouth Street **

This motel is off the Santa Cruz Highway One and is 2 miles from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The motel offers an outdoor pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi. National 9 Motel rooms include a private bathroom and an alarm clock. Number of rooms: 25.

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Ocean Gate Inn **

The Ocean Gate Inn hotel has a convenient location in the heart of Santa Cruz. The hotel is a few minutes walk from the beach and the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, shops and restaurants downtown. Number of rooms: 25.

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Ocean Pacific Lodge **

This motel is only 3 blocks from the historic Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. The motel offers a daily continental breakfast and guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. Ocean Pacific Lodge features an outdoor pool and a hot tub. Number of rooms: 57.

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Pacific Inn Santa Cruz **

The Mediterranean-style structure is located near the beaches of Santa Cruz and promenade along the seafront. A few steps and reach the city center with its restaurants and entertainment venues. Number of rooms: 36.

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Paradise Inn Beach Boardwalk **

This hotel located in Santa Cruz is less than one block from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Coconut Grove. The hotel features a seasonal, outdoor, pool and free parking. Paradise Inn Santa Cruz is pet-friendly and offers free Wi-Fi. Number of rooms: 25.

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Ramada Limited Santa Cruz Water Street **

Ramada Limited Santa Cruz Water Street is located in downtown Santa Cruz, within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Number of rooms: 50.

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Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East **

The Super 8 Motel Santa Cruz / Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz East is within walking distance of the beach, promenade and Santa Cruz Wharf (Pier). The motel offers free wireless internet, spacious rooms and a seasonal outdoor pool. Number of rooms: 23.

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The Hitching Post Motel **

This Santa Cruz, California hotel features a seasonal outdoor heated pool and free Wi-Fi. It is 5.3-miles from the University of California Santa Cruz and guest rooms provide cable TV. Number of rooms: 31.

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The Islander Motel **

The hotel houses two floors of decorated rooms pleasant. It is located about 1.6 km from the famous beach of Santa Cruz, with its promenade and within walking distance of downtown. Number of rooms: 22.

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Torch Lite Inn **

Centrally located within walking distance from the beach and pier, the hotel, an affiliate of the Magnuson Hotel is situated near the historic center of Santa Cruz and offers easy access to everything that the area has to offer, including the pier ... Number of rooms: 38.

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University Inn & Conference Center Santa Cruz **

This hotel is located 48 minutes from International Airport Norman Y. Mineta San Jose. Laundry service and wireless high speed internet access. The University Inn & Conference Center features a heated outdoor pool. Number of rooms: 172.

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Beach Way Inn and Suites *

The Travelodge Riviera is a property of two plants that offers cheap accommodation in 63 rooms. It is situated about 53 km from San Jose International Airport and less than 1 km from the promenade in Santa Cruz. Number of rooms: 61.

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