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201 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6144
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#3 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz
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The ocean-front Sea & Sand Inn has always been popular with savvy out-of-towners, but a major renovation in 2009 has added a whole new “wow” factor. Three new luxury king spa rooms with ocean view balconies were added; two spacious family cottages with private hot tubs and three other spa rooms were also upgraded. All 22 rooms have a fantastic ocean front view of sparkling Monterey Bay.
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201 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6144
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rb98311 wrote a review Sep. 15
Sparks, Nevada2 contributions
Perfect location big room and the views and close to boardwalk will be back! Cookies and coffee wine in the afternoon and cheese and scones for breakfast was just enough to start the day. you can sit outside as they have a look out over the beach.
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KSC wrote a review Feb. 2020
Wisconsin24 contributions25 helpful votes
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Sea and Sand is exceptionally well run with caring staff. Its location can't be beat. There are several choices to enjoy the view in addition to the room, and the sound of the surf is soothing. The place has "soul." We will definitely return.
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kristinep948 wrote a review Sep. 14
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Wow! This hotel has it all -- on the beach with terrific views, on a trail for walking or biking, walking distance to the boardwalk. Included with your hotel stay is a continental breakfast, afternoon cookies and happy hour.
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opsantos5 wrote a review Sep. 8
Elk Grove, California1 contribution
Great price for an excellent location with awesome view, overseeing the municipal pier and Boardwalk, in addition to the ocean view. Friendly staff and convenient location with free parking and continental breakfast.
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detrgt65 wrote a review Sep. 4
Mountain View, California17 contributions5 helpful votes
This small, well-maintained property is atop a bluff overlooking Cowells beach and the Santa Cruz wharf. Included in the rates are continental breakfast, fresh baked cookies & a very pleasant happy hour. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable about local activities. It’s a great getaway for couples!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea & Sand Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sea & Sand Inn?
Nearby attractions include West Cliff Drive (0.5 km), Santa Cruz Surfing Museum (1.0 km), and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea & Sand Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sea & Sand Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Sea & Sand Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea & Sand Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea & Sand Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zachary's Restaurant, Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room, and The Picnic Basket.
Are there any historical sites close to Sea & Sand Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting San Lorenzo River Railroad Bridge (1.1 km).
Does Sea & Sand Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Sea & Sand Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.