Monterey Bay Hotels



West Cliff Inn

At a Glance


  • killer views
  • walking distance of the beach
  • close to downtown


  • boardwalk noise
  • street traffic

West Cliff Inn Review

Perched on the bluffs across from Cowell Beach, this posh nautical-theme inn commands sweeping views of the boardwalk and Monterey Bay. Built in 1877, the Italianate three-story Victorian has classic California-beach style with color schemes that hint of ocean, sky, and reflecting light. All rooms have a comfy king bed, fireplace, and fancy marble tile bathroom, many with spa tubs and some with sitting areas; rooms facing the bay have the best views. For the ultimate in privacy, ask for the room that has a private patio and hot tub. In the morning, enjoy a lavish breakfast in the elegant dining room and watch the surfers and seals catching the waves below.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 174 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 | Map It
  • Phone: 800/979–0910 toll free; 831/457–2200
  • Website:
  • Location: Santa Cruz

    Hotel Details

  • 7 rooms, 2 suites, 1 cottage.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-20-2013

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