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Best Western Seacliff Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 September 2006

Front desk staff were especially great when we checked in. Let us take a look at a couple of rooms. Splurged on the suite. Oddly all the suites face the parking lots. The suites have been recently remodeled but I found, at least in ours, that the furnishings are rapidly beccoming worse for the wear. Stains, etc. I must say the suite was much, much better than a standard king, and considerably more expensive. Could have stayed at the Fairmount in San Jose for less. Big big jacuzzi tub was great, tv in living room and bedroom, many standard cable channels. The beach is nearby, but not close. The hwy is between the hotel and the beach, so when it is listed as four blocks, that is very misleading. The beach is a state park, parking begins at 8am, 6 dollar fee. We get up earlier than that, nearby street parking is free and begins at 6am. The grounds are clean, the koi are beautiful, the service swings between can't do enough and couldn't care less. The desk attendant this morning was crabby and less than helpful, acted dismissive and rude when I requested a late check out, the place isn't crowded this sunday/monday an this is my vacation after all, but managed to squeeze us out an extra hour. Santa Cruz area hotels in general leave much to be desired, this facility is clean and if you are willing to spend extra, offers a nice room to forget your troubles. Free breakfast was actually O.K. from among limited choices, waitress grumpy until the tip, hostess engaged and helpful, like I said, mixed bag at this place.

  • Stayed: September 2006
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Reviewed 18 November 2005

Nice for what and where it is.

It has very standard, almost old, mid-grade hotel amenities (bedding, furniture, TV, soap, etc). The grounds are immaculate. The pool is also very clean. The restaurant on site is also popular.

We made this trip to scuba dive Monterey. The bathroom heat lamp and exhaust fan were excellent to dry our gear overnight. We didn't stay closer to Monterey as we have friends that live in Aptos.

IMPORTANT: Do not miss dinner at the Shadowbrook restaurant in Capitola. Excellent food in a beautiful mountain and riverside setting.

We stayed here for two nights. At check-in we experienced the all-to-standard, "your King-size bed is treated as a request only." It seems many hotels these days, in certain areas, do not make guarantees anymore, only take "requests." I highly recommend a pool-view room.

Summary: Aptos is surrounded by coastal redwoods. This place caters to locals who know the area and are getting away to the Santa Cruz area. It is not a resort hotel; it is not on a seacliff. I do not recommend it for travelers looking for a quick stop and a meal. That said, it is nice for where it is (Aptos, Capitola area) and suited us fine.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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Reviewed 19 November 2004

We stayed with our 2 children ages 6 & 15 in March 2004. The kids loved the pool and from our patio room we could walk right to the pool or sit in our room and see the kids. The room was the comfortable and clean. Our patio area was really nice with the sliding door from our room. The lounge was a lot of fun with a live band, dancing and yummy appetizers. The breakfast that came with the rate was again good. We did not order the specified breakfast listed on the voucher so they gave us a nominal credit off of our bill. The staff was pleasant and helpful. This Inn was a great find, the grounds were beautiful, complete with ponds, bridges and Koi fish, we would stay again. The walk to the beach was a haul and included a lot of stairs up and down the cliffs. We paid the $5 parking fee at SeaCliff and parked on the beach.

  • Stayed: March 2004
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Reviewed 8 August 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 March 2017
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 January 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: 7500 Old Dominion Ct, Aptos, CA 95003-3807
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Region: United States > California > Aptos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Aptos
Price Range: £106 - £226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Seacliff Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the beauty of northern California's beaches and lush natural landscape from the comfort of this luxurious Aptos hotel near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Located just minutes from Seacliff Beach, this charming Aptos hotel offers easy access to the area's many attractions. The famed Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just a short drive away, as is exciting whale watching, kayaking, sailing and more. Outdoor lovers delight in hiking through the majestic redwoods and other local flora at the nearby Wilder Ranch, Henry Cowell, and Nisene Marks State Parks. Go back in time on the historic Roaring Camp Railroads, sample some of California's finest wines at Santa Cruz wineries or get a glimpse of life under the sea at the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, less than an hour away. ... more   less 
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