Sea & Sand Inn

Sea & Sand Inn

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

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Sea & Sand Inn
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About Sea & Sand Inn

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

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.

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Amenities at Sea & Sand Inn

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Internet
  • 24hr front desk
  • Refrigerator
  • No smoking


  • Family rooms
  • Fireplace
  • Sea view
  • Carpeted
  • Seating area


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Air-conditioned
  • Heating

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • DVD player


  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit box
  • 24hr front desk


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Refrigerator

Reviews of Sea & Sand Inn

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros: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.
Cons:Loved everything! Can't wait to return!
9.1 Wonderful
Pros: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.
Cons: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.


201 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

What's nearby

  • Main Beach404 yd
  • Cocoanut Grove0.4 mi
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk0.4 mi
  • Santa Cruz Wharf0.5 mi
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum0.7 mi
  • State Lighthouse Museum0.7 mi
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History0.9 mi
  • Town Clock1.1 mi
  • Mission Santa Cruz1.2 mi
  • Santa Cruz Harbor1.4 mi
  • University of Santa Cruz Arboretum1.9 mi
  • Natural Bridges State Park1.9 mi



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Top tips for your stay at Sea & Sand Inn

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Sea & Sand Inn, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and January.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Sea & Sand Inn, plan to stay on a Monday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Sea & Sand Inn was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $288, while the most expensive was $300.

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Distance to city center

0.9 mi

Nearest Airport

Monterey Regional

Distance to airport

27.8 mi