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Sea & Sand Inn
Ranked #1 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

Brilliant location. Vast room. (205) Ultra comfortable beds. Lovely in room double Jacuzzi. Superb shower, more like a 'spa shower' actually. Friendly and helpful staff.
Decent breakfast. Should have been better for that price.

You pay for the location here. In my mind over priced, you can get far better 'boutique' quality for around $350 per night in the area but I doubt you can get a better view!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

This place is like "coming home". Its clean,easy parking, rooms a bit small, but really, how much time do you spend in it, convenient to everything possible on the Boardwalk, Wharf and walking paths. In addition, they provide you with a wonderful morning breakfast (which I go in my robe and slippers). In the fall we get wine and cheese and at night, you can enjoy the sounds of the ocean and seals. A wonderful staff sets out to accommodate you...truly a great place to stay oh and by the way, the lovely landscaped yard has a wonderful view of the beach, wharf and boardwalk.......a great place to read or just nod off!

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in August in room 101. Best hotel on our California adventure. Staff were friendly and attentive. Rooms were clean and hotel is in a great location on the bluff close to the boardwalk beach and the lovely town centre. complimentary breakfast was very good and will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Stayed here for three nights and truly a wonderful stay. Parking looked tight but it was just fine. All off street and safe. Room was fabulous! Got the tub and fireplace room. The bathroom was Huge! Grounds are lush and well kept, with the wonderful grassy deck area overlooking the pier and beach. Walking distance to the boardwalk. The grounds are very secure and geared so no one but other guests (with a key to the gates) are walking by your room. So, leaving your windows open for that ocean breeze, you are still feel secure. Breakfast simple but perfect. Staff friendly. Everything couldn't have been better!

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at the Sea And Sand Inn. The room was small, the bathroom even smaller. However, the ocean view and price made up for it. The inn is located within walking distance to the Boardwalk and adjacent shops and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Our room was on the second floor. We kept the windows open and listened to the crashing waves lull us to sleep. Awesome! The continental breakfast is nothing to get excited about. It will suffice if your plans are to grab a quick bite in the morning and be on your way. This inn is a great value for the location and price.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

The lawn and view are great and staff are very nice and helpful. The motel is basic, but well organized. It is walking distance to the wharf, restaurants, lighthouse, and boardwalk. We were on the ground floor and a couple of nights there was noise from the upper level.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms could use more storage space in the bathrooms.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I took my two granddaughters on a road trip last week. We had room 101 on the ground floor with two queens. It was very nice. The staff was delightful and the room very clean and the shower was great. It looked newly redecorated. It is a clean and refreshing blue and white motif that you would expect to find at the beach. I would definitely go back, but ask for a room on the second floor next time. We heard all of the elephants in the room above ours. I guess that I didn't read the reviews close enough. It's a two block walk to access the beach. I thought we could just walk down stairs to get there from the hotel.

The view from the picture window was just incredible and the back of the hotel is so peaceful looking. It overlooks the ocean, the pier and the boardwalk. It looks like a typical motel from the front, but it's a little piece of paradise in the back. The large hotel next door has a pool, but they have to walk around the hotel to get to the beach too. I like the intimacy of this hotel much better.

The breakfast was a nice continental breakfast served in the breakfast room that also overlooks the ocean.

The little girls and I both enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank MiaRedhead
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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 - £212 (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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