Santa Cruz hotels

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Santa Cruz
Jun 25 — Jun 262
Santa Cruz
Sat 25/6
Sun 26/6

Good to know

Low season

March

High season

October

Average price (weeknight)

R3 677

Average price (weekend night)

R5 336
Cheapest month to stay with an average 33% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 28% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

Best Santa Cruz hotels

Top rated hotels in Santa Cruz

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West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn - Santa Cruz - Balcony
R6 418+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Beach Street Inn and Suites - Santa Cruz - Living room
Beach Street Inn and Suites
9 Excellent
R7 902+
R7 902+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Dream Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz - Property amenity
Dream Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz - Property amenity
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
8.8 Excellent
R10 281+
R10 281+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz West, Ca - Santa Cruz - Patio
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz West, Ca - Santa Cruz - Patio
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz West, Ca
8.8 Excellent
R4 566+
R4 566+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Pacific Blue Inn - Santa Cruz - Building
Pacific Blue Inn - Santa Cruz - Building
Pacific Blue Inn
8.6 Excellent
R6 034+
R6 034+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Ocean Echo Inn And Beach Cottages - Santa Cruz - Balcony
Ocean Echo Inn And Beach Cottages - Santa Cruz - Balcony
R7 024+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Mission Inn - Santa Cruz - Bedroom
Mission Inn - Santa Cruz - Bedroom
Mission Inn
8.4 Excellent
R4 390+
R4 390+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Ocean Pacific Lodge - Santa Cruz - Bedroom
Ocean Pacific Lodge - Santa Cruz - Bedroom
Ocean Pacific Lodge
8.3 Excellent
R4 901+
R4 901+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly
Carousel Beach Inn - Santa Cruz - Bedroom
Carousel Beach Inn - Santa Cruz - Bedroom
Carousel Beach Inn
8.3 Excellent
R4 454+
R4 454+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
The Inn at Pasatiempo - Santa Cruz - Pool
The Inn at Pasatiempo - Santa Cruz - Pool
The Inn at Pasatiempo
8.3 Excellent
R4 294+
R4 294+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection - Santa Cruz - Patio
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection - Santa Cruz - Patio
R7 790+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley - Santa Cruz - Lobby
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley - Santa Cruz - Lobby
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
8.1 Excellent
R5 380+
R5 380+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly
Seaway Inn - Santa Cruz - Bedroom
Seaway Inn - Santa Cruz - Bedroom
Seaway Inn
8.1 Excellent
R6 018+
R6 018+
Parking
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz - Lobby
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz - Lobby
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz
8.1 Excellent
R5 013+
R5 013+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Hitching Post Studios Inn - Santa Cruz - Lobby
Hitching Post Studios Inn - Santa Cruz - Lobby
Hitching Post Studios Inn
8 Excellent
R3 273+
R3 273+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz - Building
The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz - Building
The Islander Motel
7.9 Good
R3 065+
R3 065+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Casablanca Inn on The Beach - Santa Cruz - Beach
Casablanca Inn on The Beach - Santa Cruz - Beach
R11 287+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Harbor Inn - Santa Cruz - Beach
Harbor Inn - Santa Cruz - Beach
Harbor Inn
7.7 Good
R3 081+
R3 081+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Continental Inn - Santa Cruz - Bedroom
Continental Inn - Santa Cruz - Bedroom
Continental Inn
7.6 Good
R3 783+
R3 783+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly

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When to book a hotel in Santa Cruz

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Top tips for finding Santa Cruz hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Santa Cruz, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Santa Cruz in March and November.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Santa Cruz if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Santa Cruz accommodation.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Santa Cruz for 4 days.
  • Planning on visiting Santa Cruz with your family? Select a hotel adjacent to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, such as the affordable Aqua Breeze Inn. The Boardwalk is a beachfront amusement park that has a variety of carnival rides and games, making it a very popular attraction for kids.
  • If you’re hoping to spend most of your vacation by the ocean, choose one of the many hotels located within a five-minute walk of Main Beach, such as the Fireside Inn. Main Beach offers volleyball, swimming, and paddle boarding, and there are also lifeguards and public restrooms on site.
  • For art enthusiasts, choose a hotel near Santa Cruz’s Museum of Art and History, such as the Pacific Blue Inn, which is only a 10-minute walk from the museum. This museum contains exhibits highlighting contemporary California artists and history of the local area.
  • Downtown Santa Cruz contains a high concentration of the city’s shops, restaurants, and entertainment, including the Del Mar Theater and the Kuumbwa Jazz Theater. To be within walking distance of these attractions, select a hotel in the heart of this neighborhood, like the Cliff Crest Bed & Breakfast Inn, located just five blocks from Downtown.
  • If you would like to learn about the communities that are indigenous to the area, book a hotel near the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, such as the Ocean Gate Inn, located half a mile from the museum. The museum offers exhibits on the local people, animals, and geography, making it a great way to familiarize yourself with the history of the area.

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