Best Inn Santa Cruz

600 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, 95060-5162, United States

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Days Inn and Suites Santa Cruz
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  • Families45
  • Couples37
  • Solo61
  • Business41
  • Nice place, waves and Pool.”


    The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, the pool was refreshing, the Breakfast was very good, and the staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend the Santa Cruz Beach Inn Hotel for all the people.

    Unique Quality: High-speed wireless Internet access
    • Cable TV with pay-per-view movies
    • Phone with voicemail and free local calls
    • Dataports
    • Iron and ironing board

    Directions: From Highway 1 or Highway 17, Exit onto Ocean Street and travel south approximately 1 mile to Barson Street. Turn right onto Barson Street and travel 2-3 blocks to Campbell Street. Turn left onto Campbell Street, and then right onto Riverside Avenue.

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A lovely, friendly hotel

by 78Eva about Santa Cruz Beach Inn

We stayed five days in the Santa Cruz Beach Inn. It's a medium-size hotel with three floors in a quiet residential area of Santa Cruz. It takes about ten to fifteen minutes to walk downtown as well as to the beach. The rooms were extremely spacious, as well as comfortable and clean. Bathrooms were nice, too. The hotel is built around an inner courtyard in which there is a fountain, an outdoor swimming pool and two little jacuzzis, as well as some lovely flowers.
A whole breakfast was included, and a much better one than the usual continental breakfast you tend to get in American hotels. It was pretty big and tasty.
I have to admit that the hotel reception seemed somewhat unorganized and chaotic, a bit lost at times. However, they always made up for that by being very friendly. So perhaps sometimes you had to wait a little long for something, but were treated very nicely. Quite residential areas. Easy walk to most locations. Big rooms. Swimming pool - outdoor. Big breakfast.


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Travel Tips for Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Historic Districts

by Ewingjr98

Historic areas in Santa Cruz include Mission Hill, Ocean View Avenue, Beach Hill and Walnut Street. Mission Hill was not only the site of prehistoric Indian settlements in Santa Cruz, but it was also the first area settled by the Spanish Missionaries. Ocean View Avenue was opened in 1871 and included many many summer homes for those wealthy individual residing in San Jose and the Central Valley. Beach Hill overlooks the wharf and contains a variety of sea captains' cottages, bungalows and mansions.

The Walnut Street area is my favorite historic neighborhood. It features some 19 Victorian mansion along a short, two block stretch within easy walking distance of downtown. This stretch of residential street is narrow and completely overshadowed with huge trees that turn the street into a beautiful green cave. The historic houses along this street were built from 1870 to 1938.

Thomas Fogarty Winery

by karenincalifornia

If you take Skyline Drive between Half Moon Bay and Big Basin Redwoods State Park on your way to or from Santa Cruz, you will go past Thomas Fogarty Winery. It's worth a stop. The vineyards are pretty, the view of the South Bay and peninsula is astounding, and the wines are excellent. Thomas Fogarty does charge for tasting, like many of the Napa wineries, but you can choose the $6.00 tasting and still taste some excellent wines. There is no bad or cheap wine here. And $6.00 is still better than some of those Napa wineries, which are now starting to charge up to $20 for tastings.

To give you a perspective of where Thomas Fogarty is, it is high in the hills on the peninsula (still called Santa Cruz mountains for whatever reason) and has a Woodside address. To the east you can see the Stanford campus and Palo Alto. Beyond that, you'll see the Bay, and on the other side of the Bay in the distance will be Oakland.

Seafood on the Santa Cruz Pier

by atufft about Stagnaro Brothers

Stagnaro's operates an outdoor fresh seafood market, and will make a great crab on soughdough sandwich on the stop for you. This is typically what I do if the weather is comfortably warm as I'll walk my wrapped sandwich down to the place where the sea lions hang out. Inside, the restaurant has plenty of window tables and the staff are generally friendly and professional. For lunch, I recomend the crab sandwich with a cup of the clam chowder (either New England or Manhattan, depending on the mood). There's a full bar with wild drinks are really what are reasonable prices--about $4-. And, the wine list has been updated and is quite adequate. Moreover, for the kids, cranberry and hot apple cider are among the drinks listed. Needless to say, the variety of grilled and deep fried fish are quite extensive at this restaurant, and the prices won't kill you. There are also a few non-fish items, like a grilled hamburger, to satisfy children or adults who don't like fish. While eating in the restaurant is good on a cool day, a great way to go is to buy from the market outside and enjoy watching the water from the pier benches. In my world, a pile of fresh crab on authentic quality sour dough is about as good as it gets. I might squeeze a little lemon, but I don't put butter or tartar sauce on my crab. You do as you like though, and there are plenty of other fish items on the menu.

Shop Pacific Avenue

by trvlrtom

When I lived in Santa Cruz, the joke/complaint was that you could find anything from Tibetan bells and Peruvian caps downtown, but to find a pair of socks you had to leave town. Well, Pacific Ave in Santa Cruz surely does cater to visitors and has a wide variety of gift shops, botiques, book stores etc. It makes for an interesting stroll.

Worth a look is the Artisans Gallery (1368 Pacific Ave) for local artists' wares, Annie Glass (110 Cooper St) for quality custom items, and Bookshop Santa Cruz (1520 Pacific Ave) for books, cards, etc. There's plenty more here. Oh, for candy, salt water taffy etc. try Marini's, at 1308 Pacific Ave.


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 Best Inn Santa Cruz

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Address: 600 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, 95060-5162, United States