We booked this as just a bed for the night, after spending the afternoon in Monterey, it's about an hour North up the coast and was SO much less expensive than the Monterey hotels. The rooms are very stylish with a great bathroom, fab shower, you get bathrobes and a big comfy bed and it was quiet (our room was at the back away from the pool).
We were disappointed to find when we arrived about 5pm on a Friday that the pool area had a function going on and so was very noisy and busy. It was available for us to use, but didn't provide the restful poolside chill out we had hoped for, so we didn't use it, but it looked like a great pool and poolside - very frustrating!
We drove into Santa Cruz for a look around, we didn't bother getting out as it was noisy and very young(!), but maybe we re just getting old! The hotel is 5 minutes drive from the pier so would probably take 20 -30 minutes to walk to. Lots of chain restaurants near the hotel for an easy meal. We felt this was a good hotel for the price and would recommend it as an overnight stop.
- 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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