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Sea & Sand Inn
3 stars

Sea & Sand Inn

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

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based on 143 reviews

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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Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

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
  • Hot tub
  • Refrigerator


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


  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom


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

Media and entertainment

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area


  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Sofa bed

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit box
  • 24hr front desk

Pool and spa

  • Hot tub


  • Iron and ironing board


  • 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



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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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 Friday or Monday. 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 $339, while the most expensive was $372.
  • How long should you stay at Sea & Sand Inn? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Sea & Sand Inn

  • What options does Sea & Sand Inn offer to visitors coming with their kids?

    The presence of family rooms is one of the key things that make Sea & Sand Inn a suitable place to stay with the kids. Each of the family rooms measures 301 square feet and can accommodate three adults and two kids. Each family room has two queen beds and a sleeper couch. Another thing that your kids will definitely enjoy during their stay here is the on-site playground that features kids' outdoor play equipment. Your kids can expand their energies play various games such as sliding, jumping, and climbing.

  • How can you connect to Sea & Sand Inn from the airport?

    Visitors connecting to Sea & Sand Inn from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) have the option of using a bus, taxi, or car rental. The most cost-effective option is VTA's 60 bus line, which is accessible at Terminal B. The bus takes about 1h 55 min to arrive at the hotel from the airport. If you want to take the shortest time possible from the airport to the hotel, you should use a taxi, which takes about 40 minutes. You will conveniently get a taxi parked outside the baggage claim area. You can alternatively rent a car from Alamo, Avis, or Enterprise to enjoy self-drive from the airport to the hotel. In light traffic, it takes about 40 minutes to arrive at the hotel from the airport using a rental car.

  • What options does Sea & Sand Inn offer to visitors coming with pets?

    Sea & Sand Inn allows both cats and dogs to accompany visitors who want to remain in the company of their pets. The combined weight of the pets that one can come in with should not exceed 50 lb. Before coming to the hotel with your pet, the hotel requires that one must call and inquire about the availability of a pet-friendly room. Visitors coming in with their pets will stay in one of the rooms on the ground floor of the facility. Once you get to the room with your pet, the hotel requires that no pet should be left in the room unattended.

  • Why should you stay at Sea & Sand Inn instead of any other hotel?

    Staying here gives you a rare opportunity to enjoy the oceanic views from any of the guest rooms. From your patio or balcony, you can take advantage of the quiet environment and read a book while having the Pacific panorama just at your feet. The guest rooms here are spacious enough, something that makes it a good choice if you are coming with your colleagues or friends. Each of the standard rooms measures 205 square feet. Compared to other nearby hotels with similar amenities, you will spend lesser if you choose to stay at Sea & Sand.

  • What options does Sea & Sand Inn offer to business travelers?

    The hotel's modern business center, which is equipped with high-performance computers and printers, is one thing that business travelers with definitely find to be useful. Downloading, printing, scanning, and photocopying various documents made it easier and more convenient. The availability of a conference room, which measures 5,360 square feet, further enhances the suitability of this hotel among business travelers. It allows them to conveniently hold business-related seminars or training.

  • Where is Sea & Sand Inn located?

    Sea & Sand Inn is located at 201 West Cliff Drive, 0.9 miles from the center of Santa Cruz. Main Beach is the closest landmark to Sea & Sand Inn.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Sea & Sand Inn?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Sea & Sand Inn.

  • Does Sea & Sand Inn offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Sea & Sand Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Sea & Sand Inn offer free parking?

    Yes, Sea & Sand Inn offers free parking.

  • How far is Sea & Sand Inn from the airport?

    Sea & Sand Inn is 27.8 miles from Monterey Regional. Sea & Sand Inn is 28.1 miles from San Jose.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Sea & Sand Inn hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Sea & Sand Inn in Santa Cruz and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Sea & Sand Inn and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Sea & Sand Inn.

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Distance to city center

0.9 mi

Nearest Airport

Monterey Regional

Distance to airport

27.8 mi