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Monterey Bay Hotels

West Cliff Inn

  • 174 West Cliff Dr. Map It
  • Santa Cruz
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  • Killer views
  • Walking distance of the beach
  • Close to downtown


  • Boardwalk noise
  • Street traffic

Updated 05/04/2014

Fodor's Review

A posh nautical-theme inn with views of the boardwalk and Monterey Bay, the West Cliff perches on the bluffs across from Cowell Beach. The three-story Italianate structure, built in 1877, has classic California beach style, with color schemes that hint of ocean, sky, and reflected sunlight. All rooms have a comfy king bed, a fireplace, and a fancy marble tile bathroom. Some have a private patio with a spa tub. Rooms facing the bay have the best views, but for the ultimate in privacy, ask for the room that with the private patio and hot tub. Guests enjoy a lavish breakfast in the elegant dining room, while surfers and seals catch the waves down below.

Hotel Information


174 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, California, 95060, United States

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800-979–0910-toll free; 831-457–2200

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 7 rooms, 2 suites, 1 cottage
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 05/04/2014

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