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Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Ranked #6 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Novato, California
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23 reviews
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“Great place to stay in Santa Cruz”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

My 7 year old daughter and I stayed at this hotel. From the minute we walked into the hotel, we were greeted and treated great. We were given a free upgrade of our room. Our room over looked the pool and spa area. We found the room to be very inviting and comfortable. Parking was great and easy. Food was good. Only 10 minute drive to the broad walk. The pool was warm and the large spa was hot! We will stay here again!!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Paradox felt very relaxing as soon as we walked thru the door. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet. Nice and quiet even though we were directly adjacent to pool area. Would definitely stay again great location, easy access to all of Santa Cruz and main roads to visit other areas.

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Oakland, California, United States
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We were so delighted to stay at a hotel named the Paradox that we called ourselves, as guests, the oxymorons. Our high spirits were augmented by the amazingly welcoming and helpful staff, the clean design and cleanliness of the room, and the perfect location, a ten minute walk to the shops on Pacific or to the beach. We also enjoyed the beautiful pool and hot tub.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Roseville, California
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

She was so friendly and helpful. Got my son hot chocolate at midnight to help celebrate his birthday. The hotel is beautiful and green. I'm so grateful The Dream Inn where I normally stay was booked so I could enjoy this amazing hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Pismo Beach, California, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Stayed here to visit my son at UCSC based on a review by another parent. It IS very nice, the rooms are modern and the pool/hot tub area are outstanding during the day and night. Gorgeous fire pit adds to the ambience. Restaurant was very good for breakfast, reasonable price for a BIG continental bkfast.

Room Tip: Recommend staying on the 1st floor, we stayed in 103 which is a quiet corner of the hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

The hotel has the absolute best interior design that I have seen in a hotel. The rooms are beautiful. The pool is beautiful and is open from 8am to 10pm. The hotel is only about a mile from the beach boardwalk but we did not feel safe walking in this area at night so we had to drive to the beach and pay to park. The hotel charges $10 for parking, there did not appear to be any security in the parking area. The young woman working at the front desk was not at all pleasant but the rest of the staff was very friendly and helpful. There was really not any kind of a lobby area, just the front desk and straight to the rooms. The rooms are all outside facing so there are no rooms that open to an interior corridor which was a little scarry.

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London
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Had a fantastic stay here with 4 friends. We had twin double room with an extra roll away and there was loads of room. Staff were really friendly, particularly our waitresses who had all the charm you can dream of from California girls.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

Property: Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Address: 611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4005 (Formerly Hotel Paradox)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Paradox is the newest boutique Hotel in Santa Cruz. The hotel has been fully rebuilt by designer David Oldroyd of Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates of San Francisco. The design elements replicate the feeling of being in a Redwood forest to bring the outdoors indoors. Enjoy the feeling of the forest in our specially designed guest rooms and suites. Visit the Hotel Paradox Pool Deck complete with private, rentable Cabanas, chaise loungers, tables for poolside dining and outdoor/indoor bar area. Hungry for more? Dine with us in Solaire, a fresh farm-to-table organic produced and sourced dining experience headed up by Chef Ross McKee. Solaire serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a wine and beer bar area. All guest rooms feature the outdoor elements to enhance the feeling of the outdoors, yet offer all the amenities you seek to ensure a completely fresh, sunny Santa Cruz experience. ... more   less 
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