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“A Home Away From Home”
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Sea & Sand Inn
Ranked #1 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We just got back from a wonderful 2 day stay at the Sea and Sand Inn. We stayed in the Executive King Spa Room. The staff here are friendly and informative about Santa Cruz. My kids and I really enjoyed the continental breakfasts and the afternoon cookies, popcorn and lemonade. The view of the ocean and the Boardwalk is gorgeous. It is only about a 1/2 mile walk or drive to the Boardwalk. You can get to the beach in less than 5 minutes. This is our 3rd year coming to the Inn and we will definitely be back again....

Room Tip: Every room has a view of the ocean but the rooms on the top floor have a better view.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

A bit too pricey for my liking but upon arriving you can see that the price is definitely justified.

The view is out of this world; every room is overlooking the ocean and the beach. From my room I can see the amusement park and the pier. However as the room faces out onto the shared walkway there was very little privacy without closing the curtains, which you don't want to do with such an amazing view. I didn't try the breakfast but the afternoon tea (of lemonade and fresh baked cookies) was a nice little treat. Room was on the small side but holidays aren't for staying in your hotel room all the time!

Location is perfect; right next to the Broadwalk and within reasonable walking distance of Downtown.

And it's true about waking up to sound of the sea lions!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank kiwigirlabroad
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We love staying here, in the off season. There is no pool but if you stay in one of the studios you get your own private hot tub. Easy walk to the boardwalk and downtown. The wine and cheese hour is a nice touch. Very friendly staff. Falling asleep to the waves is priceless.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank 78familyof3
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

Friendly and helpful staff. Nice location right on cliff overlooking the location. There was no balcony, but rather the walkway to all the rooms was in front of each entry way. The best part of this hotel is the location. It's otherwise an adequate place. The AC either didn't exist or didn't work. So we opened the windows in the front and back (bathroom). Since it was a coolish day, that helped, but the problem then became the noise from the street. Also, the TV (old school small TV) was in a strange location off to the side of the room. Overall I liked the hotel, but probably would not stay again because of the AC problem.

Room Tip: I would ask for a room with a view of the Santa Cruz pier.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank RMBIGHORN
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

This may not be the most grand of hotels in Santa Cruz, but it has a fantastic location and provides the essentials we look for, The continental Breakfast was adequate but not terrific. Waking up to the sound of Sea Lions barking was priceless,.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank TheOldGuy-Steven
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

Had a great stay and it's a cute little Inn as well. Very helpful and friendly Staff. A short walk to the Boardwalk and Amusement park on the beach.All the rooms have great views of the ocean.
We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Gopher63
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Now this is oceanfront!! It doesn't look impressive from the front. As you enter to check-in - the office feels like a nod to the past. It is quaint and had a small room to the back that I eventually learned was used for the continental breakfast. Once you reach the back of the property - you realize why this is prime property. There are little tables and seating areas everywhere. Even though the King room was small - I felt like I had an entire outdoor living area. The property is walking distance to the Boardwalk as well as the trails for running and biking. Sea and Sand is properly maintained with a beautiful landscape. This is a very comfortable place to hang your hat. They are extremely busy during the summer months so book ahead of time!

Room Tip: I had requested an upper floor room but the first floor rooms walk right out to the "yard"...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank lynnd13travels
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Additional Information about Sea & Sand Inn

Address: 201 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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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: £123 - £255 (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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