Monterey Bay Hotels



Sea & Sand Inn

At a Glance


  • beach is steps away
  • friendly staff
  • tidy landscaping


  • tight parking lot
  • fronts a busy road
  • can be noisy

Fodorite Reviews

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Sea & Sand Inn Review

The main appeal of this motel perched on a waterfront bluff is its location: every room has an ocean view, and the boardwalk (which owns the property) is just down the street. A major renovation completed in 2009 added three luxury king spa rooms with balconies and upgraded two family cottages with private hot tubs and three rooms with whirlpool tubs. Blond-wood furniture and muted fabrics create a vague mountains-meet-the-seaside look; some rooms have fireplaces. A few studios and suites include kitchenettes.

    Hotel Details

  • 20 rooms, 2 cottages.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-20-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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  • Room  

    Cozy and cool

    Loved this motel. We stayed one night in the exec. suite, which should be called a beach shack, a cozy one-bedroom cottage with your own parking space, and your own "backyard" complete with your own personal outdoor spa and patio table and furniture, overlooking the beautiful bay. Dining and kitchen area, and a very short walk to the pier. The next night we had a regular room, but again, spacious and quaint. Not the lap of luxury, but after all, you are in Santa Cruz, a beach town. The little continental breakfasts are great as well.

    by Surfergirl, 2/20/08

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