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Santa Cruz
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June

High season

February

Average price (weeknight)

£179

Average price (weekend night)

£276
Cheapest month to stay with an average 39% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 66% rise in price.
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Top tips for finding Santa Cruz hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Santa Cruz, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Santa Cruz in June and January.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Santa Cruz if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Santa Cruz accommodation.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Santa Cruz for 0 days.
  • Planning on visiting Santa Cruz with your family? Select a hotel adjacent to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, such as the affordable Aqua Breeze Inn. The Boardwalk is a beachfront amusement park that has a variety of carnival rides and games, making it a very popular attraction for kids.
  • If you’re hoping to spend most of your vacation by the ocean, choose one of the many hotels located within a five-minute walk of Main Beach, such as the Fireside Inn. Main Beach offers volleyball, swimming, and paddle boarding, and there are also lifeguards and public restrooms on site.
  • For art enthusiasts, choose a hotel near Santa Cruz’s Museum of Art and History, such as the Pacific Blue Inn, which is only a 10-minute walk from the museum. This museum contains exhibits highlighting contemporary California artists and history of the local area.
  • Downtown Santa Cruz contains a high concentration of the city’s shops, restaurants, and entertainment, including the Del Mar Theater and the Kuumbwa Jazz Theater. To be within walking distance of these attractions, select a hotel in the heart of this neighborhood, like the Cliff Crest Bed & Breakfast Inn, located just five blocks from Downtown.
  • If you would like to learn about the communities that are indigenous to the area, book a hotel near the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, such as the Ocean Gate Inn, located half a mile from the museum. The museum offers exhibits on the local people, animals, and geography, making it a great way to familiarize yourself with the history of the area.

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