Sea & Sand Inn

201 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
+1 831 427 3400

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based on 164 reviews
Sea & Sand Inn - Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Mon 26/7
Tue 27/7
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Provider Nightly total £130
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Distance to city centre

1.0 mi

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Rooms available at Sea & Sand Inn

Mon 26/7
Tue 27/7

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Queen bed

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beautiful location in 82 reviews
friendly staff in 79 reviews
wine and cheese in 78 reviews
comfortable room in 75 reviews
great room in 65 reviews
location was good in 63 reviews
breakfast was great in 60 reviews
ocean view in 47 reviews
cookies in the afternoon in 28 reviews
walk to the beach in 20 reviews
beach and boardwalk in 17 reviews
listening to the ocean in 15 reviews
crashing on the waves in 14 reviews
santa cruz in 13 reviews
bed were comfortable in 10 reviews
  • Excellent
    Aug 2017

    Beautiful, clean & relaxing

    Clean hotel right on the water. Fall asleep with the sounds of waves crashing on the waves below. Nice little happy hour with cheese, crackers & wine. Comfortable beds & spacious bathroom with a separate toilet closet. We had the King bed and a twin rollout. Kids (7 & 9) shared the rollout- they were so tired from playing all night at the Boardwalk that they didn't even whine about their proximity to each other! We all had a great night's sleep.

    Loved everything! Can't wait to return!

  • Excellent
    Feb 2016

    Good for our stay

    Very clean and they really payed attention to detail. The view was so pleasant. Loved the court yards just steps from the room. Beds were comfortable. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Accommodated parking after check in so could run to the wharf before leaving. Cookies were very yummy. If you are a super healthy eater-breakfast would fit right in with your lifestyle. Found out they had cottages on the property and would consider for our next vacation.

    Room was right by traffic area and iron gate that you heard slam shut every time someone goes in/out-had early wake up time due to people leaving early and using gate-combine that with someone had very late check in time above us and you could hear their suitcase rollers and every step they took-didn't get to sleep as we had hoped. Would not stay in the room again-would pass on and try for another room location at their site.. Even after arriving early check in and waited for room requested not to be in this type of room-still was given high tragic area-we were told only 2 rooms to choose from-since the room we were at was the closet to the area-no other room could be closer. Would have like to have the other room away from the gate as requested.

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About Sea & Sand Inn


The Sea & Sand Inn in Santa Cruz offers ocean views from every guest room, with an oceanfront location that is sure to impress. The hotel offers many different types of guest rooms and suites to choose from, including an Executive King Spa suite for the ultimate in relaxation. There are other spa rooms and suites available, as well as hot tub suites with private patios that overlook the ocean. The hotel serves cookies and refreshments from 3-5pm daily and wine and cheese from 6-7pm.

The Sea & Sand Inn is located near plenty of shops, attractions, restaurants, and outdoor activities. Santa Cruz Wharf and the Beach Boardwalk are within walking distance, and the hotel is located within minutes of state parks, golfing, water sports, sailing and fishing charters, and other water sports and activities. Guests can also visit Boardwalk Bowl for family fun and bowling, as well as Monterey Bay Sanctuary Exploration Center and downtown Santa Cruz. Pacific Avenue is home to many great movie theaters, shops, dining, and cafes.

The guest rooms in this hotel are designed with relaxing, modern decor that embraces the feel of the oceanfront location, providing all of the amenities that people expect. There are rooms with gas fireplaces, and all rooms feature flat- screen TVs and other modern conveniences. Front desk services are available to help with recommendations for sightseeing, itinerary planning, and other guest needs during their stay.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

9.2 Excellent

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Amenities at Sea & Sand Inn

No smoking
Free Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi available in all areas
Family rooms
Safety deposit box
Sea view
Cable or satellite TV
Seating area
Flat-screen TV
Free parking
Private bathroom
Wardrobe or closet
24-hour front desk
Designated smoking area
DVD player
Private parking

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Most popular landmarks

  • Main Beach373 yd
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk0.3 mi
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