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Monterey Bay Hotels

Hotel Paradox

  • 611 Ocean St. Map It
  • Santa Cruz


  • Close to downtown and main beach
  • Alternative to beach-oriented lodgings
  • Contemporary feel


  • Pool area can get crowded on warm-weather days
  • Some rooms on the small side

Updated 05/04/2014

Fodor's Review

Less than 2 miles from the wharf and boardwalk and a short walk to Pacific Avenue, this stylish, forest-theme complex is among the few full-service hotels in town. Public spaces and rooms are designed to bring nature indoors: the reception desk is cut from an 18-foot reclaimed eucalyptus log, lamps resemble birds' nests, sculpted squirrels cling to the walls, and tree stumps serve as poolside tables. Room options range from kings with river-rock showers and double queens

with tubs to six suites, each with a playful theme—Nonsense, Enigma, Conundrum, Catch-22, Anomaly, and Puzzle. Solaire, the on-site restaurant and bar ($$$), focuses on farm-to-table cuisine. The hotel's social hub is the spacious pool area, with cabanas, fire pits, a hot tub, and dining and cocktail service.

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Hotel Information


611 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, California, 95060, United States

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831-425–7100; 855-425–7200

Hotel Details:

  • 164 rooms, 6 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 05/04/2014

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