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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stayed for one night in the Contessa Room at the Babbling Brook Inn. It was a stormy night and the babbling brook was a raging river. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our stay. The Inn was quirky, but in a good way. Very comfortable beds and an excellent breakfast. Would stay here again.

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. When it storms, the brook roars. it's great because it distracts from the city life around us, but can get pretty loud at times. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards Jesus Castillo...

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We loved staying 2 nights in the Contessa Room. It was spacious for 3 of us and so very comfortable. The fireplace was great. The breakfast and evening happy hour both were very nice with plenty of food. The garden was charming and lush and the stroll into the town was 20 minutes. The stand out aspect was the staff....

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you fro your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. It was great talking with all of you during your stay. We love reading great comments like yours. I really enjoyed our conversations and I am so happy your experience was positive. I hope you can stay with us the next time you're in Santa...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a lovely Bed and Breakfast. We arrived in the late afternoon, and the clerk told us of a good place to watch the sunset. They host a free happy hour with wine and light appetizers. The hotel is older, but has been updated. We had an excellent breakfast in the morning. Depending on where your room is located,...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. That is a great bit of advice about the luggage, although we are always happy to carry luggage to the rooms. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards Jesus Castillo...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This hotel is WONDERFUL. The room was stunning - very quaint in style and finished to a very good standard with plenty of space. Our room had a balcony with a lovely view overlooking the stream - perfect for an evening relaxing and drinking wine! The staff were incredibly helpful and very welcoming. The breakfast was excellent - very good...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to write a review. We love reading reviews like yours. We take a lot of pride in what we do and we're so happy when we can make our guest's stay enjoyable. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn...

Dixon CA
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a relaxing getaway and the Babbling Brook Inn did not disappoint. It is located in a predominantly residential neighborhood one block off of Mission ( old Hwy1) Some minor street noise, but our stay was very quiet and relaxing. The garden views are lovely. Rooms are heated by gas fireplace. We will absolutely be back the...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent and for taking the time to write a review. we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Warmest regards Jesus Castillo Inn Manager

Burbank, California
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went back with my 25y/o daughter for a mom/daughter conversation night, and to be close to downtown SC on Halloween. The Inn was as welcoming as before, with a lovely room, very comfy bed, chairs to chat on and a wine and cheese bar to select a few goodies from after the drive up. Very friendly staff, Excellent breakfast made...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm sorry it was such a short visit. I hope the drive wasn't too bad on the way home. Such a quick turn around. We loved having you and hope to welcome you back soon....

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Babbling Brook Inn was one of our favorites on our trip to California. the staff was very friendly and the room was large and very comfortable. The hors d'oeuvres in the evening were a nice treat. Breakfast was very tasty. I would definitely stay there again and we just loved Santa Cruz.

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to write a review. I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Santa Cruz is such a unique place and we love when our guests comment on it. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn manager

Toronto
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great, cozy place. Loved the vibe: almost like being in a treehouse. The staff were great, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was really good, and the whole experience had a very personal touch. The rooms were very nice. The place is starting to show its age a little, and could use a bit of a reno in certain areas, but overall...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay. We plan to update our rooms soon. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn manager

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Having got married in San Francisco then moving onto Las Vegas, Carmel and finally arriving in Santa Cruz for a few days before flying home (to Scotland), I must say, out of all the accommodations I had booked for the trip, this one I was really excited about and it lived up to my expectations. It is a fantastic little...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. Congratulations on your recent marriage. I am so happy you had a relaxing stay. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for one night on the way to San Francisco - we all agreed we wished it had been longer! Slightly hidden away (we drove straight past it once) the outside is as stunning as the inside. Jody who checked us in was incredibly helpful and showed us to our gorgeous room. It was the best nights sleep we had...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. Jody was thrilled that you mentioned her in a positive way. We love what we do and I hope we can welcome you back in the future and that you are able to stay longer next time. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This historic bed and breakfast offers 13 guestrooms, each with cozy feather beds and private baths, and many include fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Delight in sumptuous fresh-baked cookies upon arrival, and join us in the 90-year old main house each day for a homemade breakfast, and afternoon wine and cheese service. The Babbling Brook Inn is a romantic oasis, offering a unique and rustic retreat within the vibrant beach side community of Santa Cruz. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Babbling Brook Inn

Address: 1025 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $287 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Babbling Brook Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“For most privacy, ask for a second floor room in one of the outer buildings. For less walking, ask for a room in the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles kevinmR9396WW, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Contessa room large, two queens, a bit noisy. Patio rooms light and sunny, Tennyson very private. All rooms much like pics on website”
 of 5 bubbles valerieh256, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Artist's Suite is the most private and it has a private deck with a hot tub.”
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 of 5 bubbles G3129DAedwards, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Renior provided a lovely outlook that was also very private”
 of 5 bubbles coollager, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The only tip is to stay there!!”
 of 5 bubbles jacquit344, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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