Santa Cruz hotels

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Santa Cruz
May 18 — May 192
Santa Cruz
Wed 5/18
Thu 5/19

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Low season

January

High season

September

Average price (weeknight)

$191

Average price (weekend night)

$320
Cheapest month to stay with an average 33% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 93% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

Best Santa Cruz hotels

Most recommended Santa Cruz hotels

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Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection - Santa Cruz - Patio
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Chaminade Resort & Spa - Santa Cruz - Pool
$585+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz - Lobby
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz - Lobby
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz
8.1 Excellent
$306+
$306+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Rio Vista Suites - Santa Cruz - Patio
Rio Vista Suites - Santa Cruz - Patio
Rio Vista Suites
8.3 Excellent
$256+
$256+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
The Inn at Pasatiempo - Santa Cruz - Pool
The Inn at Pasatiempo - Santa Cruz - Pool
The Inn at Pasatiempo
8.3 Excellent
$274+
$274+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Ocean Gate Inn - Santa Cruz - Building
Ocean Gate Inn - Santa Cruz - Building
Ocean Gate Inn
6.4 Good
$189+
$189+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Casablanca On The Beach - Santa Cruz - Beach
Casablanca On The Beach - Santa Cruz - Beach
$639+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Ocean Pacific Lodge - Santa Cruz - Restaurant
Ocean Pacific Lodge - Santa Cruz - Restaurant
Ocean Pacific Lodge
8.3 Excellent
$307+
$307+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Hotel Solares - Santa Cruz - Pool
Hotel Solares - Santa Cruz - Pool
Hotel Solares
6.3 Good
$286+
$286+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz - Patio
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz - Patio
$562+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly

Santa Cruz hotels near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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National 9 Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz
$160+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Mission Inn - Santa Cruz - Bedroom
Mission Inn
8.4 Excellent
$269+
$269+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley - Santa Cruz - Lobby
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley - Santa Cruz - Lobby
$345+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly

How much is a Santa Cruz hotel?

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4 stars and above

When to book a hotel in Santa Cruz

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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 January and December.
  • 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 Tuesday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 7 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Santa Cruz accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Santa Cruz found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $113, while the most expensive was $719.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Santa Cruz for 2 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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