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Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea - Capitola - Building
Free Wi-Fi
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola - Capitola - Lounge
Free Wi-Fi
Capitola Hotel
8.8 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Ocean Gate Inn
7.1 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Continental Inn
7.4 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
The Inn at Pasatiempo
8.3 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

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Top tips for finding Capitola hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Capitola, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Capitola in January and February.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Capitola if you stay on a Monday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 43 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Capitola hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Capitola found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $225, while the most expensive was $520.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Capitola for 1 day.
  • If you are interested in vintage accommodation when you visit the Capitola area, look no further than West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn. Situated in a 19th-century Victorian house, this B&B sits on the bluffs overlooking Monterey Bay. The 10 guest rooms include free Wi-Fi, TV, DVD players, and most have gas fireplaces.
  • If you want to have your wedding at a venue in Capitola, consider the Dream Inn Santa Cruz, which boasts a 3,500-square-foot ballroom that can accommodate 200 people. Guests to your event can also enjoy the Dream Inn’s four restaurants, oceanside views, rustic-style guest rooms, modern amenities, and outdoor activities.
  • If you are going to the Capitola area to relax by the ocean, consider booking into the Sea and Sand Inn. Every room has an ocean view, and many have spas, hot tubs, and private patios that look over the ocean. Guests can also enjoy complimentary cookies in the late afternoon and wine and cheese in the early evening.
  • For those visiting the Capitola area in order to experience and explore its vaunted wineries and breweries, consider staying at the Hampton Inn Santa Cruz West, CA, a new hotel built in 2021. A number of wineries and breweries are within walking distance from this accommodation, including MJA Vineyards, Rexford Winery, Swift Street Courtyard, Stockwell Cellars, Venus Spirits Tasting Room, Humble Sea Brewing Company, West End Tap Kitchen, and Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing.
  • If you want to feel wrapped in nature and simplicity as you enjoy the downtown area of Santa Cruz, check out the Pacific Blue Inn. The slate courtyard with natural wood bench seating, as well as tables and chairs, is surrounded by shrubbery and small trees. The rooms are simply decorated with a streamlined, elegant feel and most have a fireplace.
  • For cheap hotels in Capitola, check out hotels around Cabrillo Hwy like Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea. Amenities at the hotel include kitchenettes in the rooms along with free parking and laundry services.
  • Looking for lodging that suits the whole family? Hilton Santa Cruz is an excellent hotel to keep in mind. It is set on a sprawling estate that includes a golf course. Some of the family-friendly amenities at the hotel include a hot tub and swimming pool. The hotel also offers childcare and babysitting services.
  • If you are wanting a hotel that is close to many local restaurants and shops, then Best Western PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites on 41st Ave is a great option to consider. Restaurants and shops near the hotel include Betty Burgers and Taqueria Vallarta. Amenities available at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool plus a fitness center.
  • Travelers wanting to be close to the ocean may want to consider staying at a hotel like Rio Sands Hotel. It offers ocean views and is just 0.6 miles from Seacliff State Beach and 0.2 miles from Rio Del Mar State Beach. Amenities at Rio Sands Hotel range from an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub to access to a local golf course.
  • Capitola Beach is one of the hot spots for the hospitality industry in Capitola with hotels like Capitola Hotel calling the area home. Amenities at the hotel include free coffee throughout the day, complimentary tea and cookies plus free breakfast.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Capitola

  • Which hotels in the Capitola area are convenient for those traveling for business?

    The Hyatt Place Santa Cruz has conference rooms and banquet facilities for larger business events and meeting rooms for smaller gatherings among a few colleagues. The 24-hour front desk, express checkout, wake-up service, and free breakfast will help the business person on the go.

  • Which hotels are close to golfing in the Capitola area?

    The Inn at Pasatiempo is less than half a mile from the Pasatiempo Golf Course and a little over a mile from the DeLaveaga Golf Course. Free parking at the Inn makes it convenient for you to make the short drive to the courses. When you are not working on your golf game, you can relax at the Inn out in the garden, in front of the fireplace, or at the outdoor pool.

  • Can I find a beach hotel in Capitola that has rooms with a kitchen?

    Some of the rooms at the Capitola Beach Suites include a kitchen, complete with a fridge, dishwasher, and an oven with a stovetop. Since not all rooms feature a kitchen, make sure you mention that you want a kitchen when making your reservation. All rooms have a seating area with a flat-screen TV.

  • Where is a good place to stay in the Capitola area if I don't have my own transportation?

    The Carousel Beach Inn is just a half block from the beach and has the advantage of being just a 5-minute walk from Santa Cruz Metro bus station. This convenient accommodation is also just a 2-minute walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and just a 10-minute walk from the Santa Cruz Wharf. Vibrantly decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi.

  • What hotels offer transport from the airport?

    Hotel Paradox is a great hotel for travelers who want hotel transportation straight from the airport. In addition to its airport shuttle, the 4-star Hotel Paradox also offers plenty of other amenities such as a fitness center and a swimming pool with a hot tub. There is also a business center and a bar and lounge available at the hotel.

  • What apartment hotels are in Capitola?

    If you are looking for an apartment-style hotel in Capitola, Capitola Venetian Hotel is a good option to consider. Its apartment-style rooms are located close to the water and feature living rooms and kitchenettes. The hotel also offers facilities like tennis courts plus a swimming pool and access to a golf course.

  • What luxury hotels are in Capitola?

    The 4-star Inn at Depot Hill is one of the top luxury hotels in Capitola and is also centrally located at just 0.3 miles from the center of downtown. As for amenities at the hotel, Inn at Depot Hill features amenities such as golf and spa facilities.

  • Where is good to stay in Capitola for nightlife?

    Where Soquel Creek meets the cove is one of the main areas for bars and clubs in Capitola like The Sand Bar Capitola and Cork & Fork Capitola. This area is also a great place to find hotels with options including Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott and Capitola Venetian Hotel. Conveniently for guests at Capitola Venetian Hotel, the hotel is also located right on the beach.

  • What are the best hotels near Capilota Beach?

    KAYAK users like staying at Inn at Depot Hill, Capitola Venetian Hotel and Capitola Beach Suites when looking for a hotel in close proximity to Capilota Beach.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Capitola?

    Although the average price for a double room in Capitola is $367, $145 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Capitola for tonight?

    KAYAK users found rooms for tonight for a cheap as $145 in the last 3 hours. 3-star hotel rooms have been found from $338, and 4-star hotels from $236.

  • How much is a hotel in Capitola for this weekend?

    In the last 72 hours, users have found Capitola hotels for this weekend for as low as $359 per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $501 and 4-star hotels from $359.

  • Which freebies do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Capitola?

    KAYAK users look for a hotel in Capitola with free breakfast. Hotels with free breakfast in Capitola include Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, Capitola Hotel, and Best Western PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Capitola?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Capitola districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Capitola city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Capitola hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Capitola that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea, Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola and Capitola Hotel.

Where to stay in Capitola?

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