The Darling House is one of my favorite escapes from the city. I first stayed there more than 20 years ago, and have enjoyed coming back every few years. It's close to all the Santa Cruz attractions like Natural Bridges State Park, Downtown, the University and Beach Boardwalk, yet away from the bustle. It literally overlooks the ocean and world famous surfing spots, and you can walk out the door for a stroll down West Cliff Drive. The owners are long term operators who have owned it for decades, not hobbyists, so they run it well. Also, notable is the architecture. It was designed by the famous architect, William Weeks, who also designed the Coconut Grove and Santa Cruz High School, as well as many notable landmarks around Northern California.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Darling House Bed & Breakfast, a historic inn overlooking Northern California's beautiful Monterey Bay. Centrally situated in a quiet residential neighborhood on picturesque West Cliff Drive, we provide relaxing accommodations to travelers and friends seeking a memorable weekend getaway, a mid-week escape, a family vacation or a romantic getaway. As the only bed and breakfast inn directly on Santa Cruz's beautiful oceanfront, visitors appreciate the soft ocean sounds at night and the sights of gently rolling waves. Our facility is open year round with seven bedrooms for overnight accommodations, plus beautiful indoor space and a 1/2 acre of outdoor space which provide the perfect setting for gatherings of up to 150 people. Darling House is just a short stroll from Santa Cruz's leading attractions: Lighthouse Point, Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Cowell Beach, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Santa Cruz Wharf and Natural Bridges State Beach. West Cliff Drive is also a short drive away from the University of California Santa Cruz campus and downtown Santa Cruz's Pacific Garden Mall retail, dining and entertainment district. Lighted by the rising sun through beveled glass, Tiffany lamps and open hearths, and the grace of genuinely open hearts, the Darling House Bed & Breakfast welcomes you into an experience of peaceful elegance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Darling House Hotel Santa Cruz