Guest Accommodations

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
407 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA, US
With a stay at Hyatt Place Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, you'll be minutes from Pacific Garden Mall and close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This hotel is within close proximity of Museum of Art & History and Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 106 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected.Amenities Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center.Dining Grab a bite from a grocery/convenience store serving guests of Hyatt Place Santa Cruz.Business, Other Amenities Planning an event in Santa Cruz? This hotel has facilities measuring 2500 square feet (232 square meters), including conference space.
Best Western Plus All Suites Inn
500 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA, US
With a stay at Best Western Plus All Suites Inn in Santa Cruz, you'll be convenient to Museum of Art & History and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This hotel is close to University of California Santa Cruz and Mystery Spot.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 77 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.Amenities Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and a fireplace in the lobby.Dining A complimentary breakfast is included.Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Santa Cruz? This hotel has facilities measuring 570 square feet (51 square meters), including a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
Best Western Inn
126 Plymouth St, Santa Cruz, CA, US
With a stay at Best Western Inn in Santa Cruz, you'll be convenient to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This hotel is close to University of California Santa Cruz and Mystery Spot.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 28 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.Amenities Enjoy recreational amenities such as a spa tub and a fitness center.Dining A complimentary continental breakfast is included.Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz
1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, US
With a stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, you'll be convenient to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This hotel is close to University of California Santa Cruz and Mystery Spot.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 100 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls.Amenities Don't miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center.Dining A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Chaminade Resort & Spa
1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA, US
With a stay at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, you'll be by the ocean and convenient to DeLaveaga Golf Course and Mystery Spot. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Sante Adairius Rustic Ales and Pasatiempo Golf Course.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 156 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.Amenities Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.Dining Grab a bite at one of the resort's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Santa Cruz? This resort has 12000 square feet (1115 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA
2956 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA, US
With a stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA in Santa Cruz, you'll be by the ocean and minutes from Moore Creek Wildlife Preserve and close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This hotel is within close proximity of Natural Bridges State Park and Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 82 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 39-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls.Amenities Enjoy recreational amenities such as a health club and an outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in a common area.Dining Grab a bite from a grocery/convenience store serving guests of Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA.Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Free self parking is available onsite.
Things to Do

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

Great way to pass the time! It's free admission. All-day ride passes are just round $30 each. Or you can buy ride tickets for a short trip. Must try: Funnel Cake!

Also free movies (Wednesdays) and Concerts (Fridays) on the beach!

99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall
110 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
(831)459-9999

Local food and beer joint frequented by Alison as she was going to UCSC. If you are able to finish one of their 99 beer cards, you get your name on the wall. Can you find Alison's?

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
701 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

Did you know that Santa Cruz is the birthplace of mainland surfing in the US? Open 12-4 Thursday- Monday. Free admission! The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is a museum which was established in May 1986 to document the history of surfing. With collections dating back to the earliest years of surfing on mainland United States, the museum houses a historical account of surfing in Santa Cruz, California.

Capitola, CA, USA

Cute beach town with tons of stuff to do! Many shops, restaurants, bars, and an awesome cookie shop! Don't miss the colorful village, perfect for your Instagram shots! Find a parking spot and spend a day walking around.

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
(831)462-1200

Best bakery in Santa Cruz! If you are going to be spending the day in Capitola, you must stop in here! Isaac would often grab one of their lunches while living in the area. Alison's grandparents would buy bread there almost exclusively. Grab one of their sandwiches/meals on the go if you want a picnic on the beach or hike up at UCSC campus.

The Mystery Spot
465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065, USA
(831) 423-8897

Open everyday, 10-4pm. The Mystery Spot is a tourist attraction near Santa Cruz, California, opened in 1939 by George Prather. Visitors experience demonstrations that appear to defy gravity, on the short but steep uphill walk and inside a wooden building on the site.

Parking $5. Entry fee is $8

Marianne's Ice Cream
1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
(831) 458-1447

Want the best Ice Cream on the West Coast?! Come here!!! Open everyday 10am-11pm. Isaac and Alison LOVE this ice cream and always make a point to stop in before heading home. A couple flavors to try: 10-20, Oakmeal Raisin Cookie Dough, 2AM Truffle, and Patrick King's favorite: Watermelon Sherbet.

Mount Hermon Adventures
17 Conference Dr, Felton, CA 95018, USA
(831) 430-4357

Open Thursday- Monday 9am-5pm. Mount Hermon Adventures is home to the world famous Redwood Canopy Tours zip line tour and Sequoia Aerial Adventure course. $99