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Sea & Sand Inn
Ranked #1 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 February 2012

We just stayed at the Sea and Sand Inn February 10 & 11 and we loved our stay here! We booked it due to the great Trip Advisor reviews we read. We traveled with our 5-year old daughter and the Inn was very cute and nicely kept. The grounds of the property were immaculate and it sits atop a huge cliff and each room has a complete ocean view. When you look out over the ocean - to the left you see the Warf and Boardwalk (a short walk) and to the right is a surfing hot spot with a nice walking path - so it really was a prime location. Much better location than the other hotels I saw on Trip Advisor. The rooms were a typical "Motel Room" style, but they were cute and the bathrooms were newly remodeled and comfortable. They have a really nice complimentary continental breakfast - yogurt, hard boiled eggs, bagels, fresh cut fruit, scones, etc. All served in a cute little area off their little kitchen that felt just like home with a roaring fireplace. Then in the evenings, they have complimentary wine and cheese which was also very nice and in the same room. All in all - a great experience and we'd stay there again in a heartbeat! Book it - you'll love it too! ;-)

Room Tip: All the rooms have ocean views from what we could tell.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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10  Thank Season S
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and appreciated the nicely appointed king room with spa and fireplace and the motel's fabulous location. Overlooking the water, the motel is within walking distance of restaurants, including those on the boardwalk and wharf. From our room, we could see the bay, wharf, and boardwalk, surfers, sailboats, and sunsets. We enjoyed the complimentary wine and cheeses in the evening, and a nice assortment of muffins, scones, fruit, yogurt, and other foods for breakfast. We found it reasonably priced compared to B&Bs in the area (where my husband wanted to stay; he was happy with this choice). We hope to return again some day.

Room Tip: All rooms have an ocean view (Monterey Bay). I don't think any of the rooms would be a bad choic...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank SandySTS33
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

We enjoyed a 2 day stay at this property and found it to be a great spot to base at to get out and explore the Monterey Bay area. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. The Wine and Cheese offering in the evening is a nice touch and we would happily recommend this location for a visit to the interesting town of Santa Cruz.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank KED3
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

After reading all the reviews on TripAdvisor, we zeroed in on a stay at the Sea & Sand Inn. We were not disappointed! A darling inn, right on the cliff, with absolutely spectacular views! We were lucky enough to have landed in the deluxe spa room (king bed, spa, & fireplace!) and it was worth every penny. We opened up the windows at night and listened to the waves crashing on the shore below us. The seals barking in the morning were a delight. We were pleasantly surprised to find that wine & cheese were served in the late afternoon and that a continental breakfast was included as well. A real value. Enjoying wine & cheese on our patio, and then breakfast the next morning . . . it just couldn't have been any better. The office staff was friendly and helpful and we can't wait to return to this gem in Santa Cruz!!!

Room Tip: Room 111 - king deluxe with spa & fireplace was well worth the extra $$$.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Donna1419
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

All I can say is the rave reviews that convinced us to choose this delightful retreat from ordinary reality were amply justified. The location is spectacular, nestled on a cliff between the funky and historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk/Beach and a gorgeous walk along the ocean, featuring numerous dolphin sightings. The rooms are smallish but beautifully appointed. A nice breakfast buffet is included in a cozy room complete with ocean view and fireplace. The staff is helpful and friendly. A great home away from home and we will be back.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Herb W
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

My wife & I have been coming to Santa Cruz for many years, always thinking the Dream Inn was the bomb. Well, to our pleasant surprise, the bomb is next door...the Sea & Sand Inn is the awesome (and half the price of the Dream Inn). The rooms are clean and spacious, each has a spectacular view of the ocean, and the staff is wonderful. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Santa Cruz, in fact, we're coming back for our anniversary in June!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Guess I'm a trusting soul, but the suite we rented for a night was exquisitely remodeled. Spacious, clean and a short walk to the Wharf (boardwalk in New Jersey). Since weather was not 'Sunny CA, wish I could have spent more time at the patio on the beach side.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mirquat
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Additional Information about Sea & Sand Inn

Address: 201 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6144
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Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range: £120 - £201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea & Sand Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ocean-front Sea & Sand Inn has always been popular with savvy out-of-towners, but a major renovation in 2009 has added a whole new “wow” factor. Three new luxury king spa rooms with ocean view balconies were added; two spacious family cottages with private hot tubs and three other spa rooms were also upgraded. All 22 rooms have a fantastic ocean front view of sparkling Monterey Bay. ... more   less 
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