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West Cliff Inn, a Four Sisters Inn
Ranked #10 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 July 2011

The building has a lot of character and was spotless. The staff were very friendly and helpful especially Jeffrey. There were lovely views from the upstairs balcony and our room was perfect in every way.

Room Tip: Get a room with an outdoor spa. Room 5 was great.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

My husband and I recently stayed for one night at the West Cliff Inn, based on reviews found on Tripadvisor, and we were thrilled with the decision. It is a historical landmark that has been turned into a lovely place to stay. It has a very warm, intimate feel and the rooms are absolutely beautiful, quiet, cozy and clean. You can walk down to the boardwalk and it is about a 10 minute drive to downtown. They have parking in the back so that was never a problem. Breakfast the next morning was very nice and more than we expected. They also serve cocktails and appetizers in the late afternoon which is a nice touch. The staff was very nice and helpful. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

Wonderful hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Hotel was immaculate with lovely rooms and views from the balcony. Location was ideal for the beach and only a short walk to downtown. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

This place is fantastic. A lovely welcome, perfectly located for the beach front and a short walk to town. The room was cosy (not massively spacious) but then there are plenty of really great communal areas (lounge and balconies) which are great for sitting around in / on to enjoy a complimentary glass or two of wine. This place has got to be the top choice for Santa Cruz as I don't think it gets any better. Would definately come back here EVERY time!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank andygos
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

This restored Victorian mansion sits atop a hill overlooking the Santa Cruz wharf and Boardwalk. It's been lovingly restored as a B&B. Our room was small but well-appointed, including a small fireplace, comfy bed, and overlooked the beach. We could hear the waves at night. Walking distance to the Boardwalk, lots of restaurants, West Cliff Drive walking path along the ocean, and a longer but manageable walk to downtown Santa Cruz. The staff are mostly friendly and the breakfast is generous. Great romantic couples get-away. And walk across the street for a drink at the bar in the restored, retro Dream Inn and watch the sunset.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank hanawahine
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Reviewed 3 March 2011

We booked the West Cliff Inn as a place to stay when we attended Jackson Browne's concert in Santa Cruz. Our booking was based mostly on the reviews we read on Trip Advisor. We had booked the Petite Queen Cottage but were moved to a room on the main floor inside the Inn. The cottage looked pretty small from the outside, but the website says it was a small room and frankly we don't hang around our room much anyhow. The room we had was just inside the front door on the main floor at the base of the stairs.
It was a bit noisy since the Inn is on a busy street, and the stairs in this heritage home are a bit creaky . . . but I wear earplugs when I travel and my husband could sleep through about anything! The trade off is that the location is really convenient, a short walk to the beach and boardwalk, and close to the downtown area. The walk along Wet Cliff Inn to the lighthouse is just beautiful and a nice, level walk. We wished we had borrowed the bikes the Inn has to offer. The room was a nice size, bed very comfortable, entire place was notably clean, and the interior decor was very nice. The common areas of the dining room and sitting room are quite comfortble to sit and read or visit with other guests if you like.
The staff are wonderful, they helped with directions, restaurant recommendations (Pizza My Heart was amazing!) and generally made us feel very welcome. The cookies were fresh and yummy, the coffee (which is roasted in Santa Cruz) was great and the breakfasts worth getting up for! All in All we would be happy to visit West Cliff Inn again. They had a good price on the room since it was off season so we felt it was excellent value for the money we spent.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank suitscase
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Reviewed 1 February 2011

We love this place. The West Cliff Inn is beautifully restored and decorated, situated with a view including the old Santa Cruz Boardwalk, the shoreline and the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Enjoyed our early morning walk across the street to the end of the pier to visit the barking seals heaped on the landing beneath, then a walk on the beach before returning to the inn for a wonderfully prepared full buffet breakfast consisting of eggs, pancakes, blueberry scones, fresh fruit and more. After breakfast we enjoyed an exhilarating walk north along a beautiful walking/biking path overlooking the ocean and continual surfers. We love the late afternoon tea time before heading to our favorite Stagnaro Bros Restaurant at the end of the pier for incredible Seafood Lasagna and Mahi Mahi. West Cliff's friendly staff made us feel welcome and fussed over. This is one of our favorite getaways, having visited almost all of the classy Four Sisters Inns. It always feels like home.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank pstollmeyer
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Additional Information about West Cliff Inn, a Four Sisters Inn

Address: 174 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5440
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Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range: £140 - £257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — West Cliff Inn, a Four Sisters Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a bluff across from the beach, West Cliff Inn is a renovated historic building offering well appointed guestrooms and a fabulous coastal location. This Four Sisters Inn is a three-story Italianate Victorian with a wraparound porch offering views of the Monterey Bay. The inn features a breezy, coastal decor with fabrics in crisp blues and whites and the well-appointed guestrooms feature a fireplace, a marble tile bathroom, and most offer a jetted spa tub and king bed. ... more   less 
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