Fodor's Expert Review Chaminade Resort & Spa

1 Chaminade La., Santa Cruz, California, 95065, USA

Secluded on 300 hilltop acres of redwood and eucalyptus forest with hiking trails, this Mission-style complex commands expansive views of Monterey Bay. Guest rooms are furnished in an eclectic, bohemian style that pays homage to the artsy local community and the city's industrial past, while incorporating vintage game elements throughout. Antique refrigerators conceal modern minibars, drums reclaimed from the historic tannery serve as bed tables, and headboards are made of authentic oversize abacuses you can play with.

PROS

  • far from city life
  • spectacular property
  • ideal spot for romance and rejuvenation

CONS

  • must drive to attractions and sights
  • near a major hospital
  • resort fee

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Lively
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-283–6569-reservations | 831-475–5600

HOTEL DETAILS

156 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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