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Babbling Brook Inn

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Certificate of Excellence
This historic bed and breakfast offers 13 guestrooms, each with cozy feather beds and private baths, and many include fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Delight in sumptuous fresh-baked cookies upon arrival, and join us in the 90-year old main house each day for a homemade breakfast, and afternoon wine and cheese service. The Babbling Brook Inn is a romantic oasis, offering a unique and rustic retreat within the vibrant beach side community of Santa Cruz.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Full view
80Somewhat walkable
Grade: 80 out of 100
143Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
32Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
85Room tips
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Do yourself a HUGE favor and DO NOT STAY HERE! The Babbling Brook Inn is incredibly expensive and our room was horrible. The management was absolutely not responsive to my complaints. Worst hotel/Inn experience I have ever had.
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My wife and I spent the night in the land of Hobbits, a.k.a. Babbling Brook Inn. What fun! Our cozy room called Fern Grotto was tucked away under the main house with a deck overlooking the brook itself and a moving water wheel. I have expected Bilbo Baggins to knock on our
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On entry, front desk was cluttered & messy. Door to kitchen was open adjacent to front desk & not clean! 😨Furniture old/outdated in lodge/room. Service from night attendant was so disappointing. Glad to leave in morning!
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BE CAREFUL in booking this Inn. The prices given on ALL sites does NOT include a Inn $20 fee forced to pay upon check in. The person who checked me in openly stated that the owners do everything they can to get money from their customers. This besides the fact that the cold
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This hotel is not really a value for the price. Our room was just OK and it was not super clean. There were hairs in our bathroom and spiders in the corner of the room.The hotel has a strange layout - turns and stairs everywhere! If you have any trouble with your mobility - this
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Fern Grotto
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rotted deck above patio
private deck with hottub
Babbling Brook Inn
Cezanne we stayed is located on the street level and has clear access to the parking area. One next, although we cannot remember the name, also has an easy access.
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Thank you for your inquiry. The rooms at the Babbling Brook Inn all require some stairs and therefore are not ADA compliant. Again, thank you for your time and please feel free to contact us directly with any other questions you may have.
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Thank you for your inquiry. Inns by the Sea has held ownership of the Babbling Brook Inn for several years. We do not have any record of previous owners by those names. Again, thank you for your time and we hope we might welcome you to the Babbling Brook Inn or another Inns by the Sea property in the future.
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"Beware of wooden stairs - no elevator available that I know of."
"Overlooking the water wheel or next to brook"
"All are interesting. Go online to see the options and to choose the room of your favorite artist."
"Cezanne and Renoir are ground floor near the parking lot."
"Fern grotto - lovely k ing bed"
US$173 - US$354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
babbling brook hotel santa cruz
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Cruz
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