I just spent a lovely weekend in Santa Cruz at The Darling House for the second time. The location is unbelievable, right across the street from West Cliff Drive. I had the pleasure of falling asleep to the faint sound of sea lions in the distance. The owners/hosts are very friendly and accommodating. This B & B has a lot of antique charm. I stayed upstairs in the China Room with a very unique and comfortable bed with a new Temperpedic mattress. I ate the breakfast during my first stay which I have fond memories of and the incredible smells that filled the house in the morning brought back great memories. I did not eat the meals this time due to visiting friends, choosing instead to dine with them. My room was equipped with bathrobes, a sink and two big windows. I was fine with the shared bathroom which was clean. This arrangement may not be for everyone, but given the age and charm of the house, it worked for me. Just be aware if you have any physical limitations, it is an old claw foot tub that requires some stepping up into.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Darling for another wonderful weekend. I will be back!
- 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