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Experience the best of this laid-back beach town while relaxing at the Best Western Inn, just minutes from the bustling boardwalk, downtown and the perplexing Mystery Spot.

This quaint, centrally-located Santa Cruz hotel is just minutes from beautiful beaches and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, featuring a seaside amusement park, dining, shops and more. Downtown Santa Cruz, also within walking distance, is home to even more shops and events, including a well-established farmers' market. The Best Western Inn is also just three miles from the University of Santa Cruz, making it the perfect home away from home for visiting friends, family members or fans of Banana Slug athletics.

Guests who want to get away from the daily hustle and bustle will find easy access to some of northern California's most sought-after retreats, from charming Santa Cruz wineries to the giant redwoods of The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. This Best Western Santa Cruz hotel is also a great home base for day trips to Monterey, San Jose or San Francisco. We are conveniently located within 70 miles of five airports - the San Jose International Airport is just 35 miles away. For those traveling for business, we are also located close to O'Neill Brand, Cruzio Internet, Fullpower® Technologies and Plantronics®.

This Santa Cruz hotel offers amenities perfect for the leisure and business traveler alike. Our 100% smoke-free property features spacious rooms with complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, a fitness center, free local calls and free parking. Guests start their day off right with a complimentary continental breakfast served daily.

To get started on your visit to paradise, make a reservation at the Best Western Inn today!

***Management reserves the right to refuse to provide accommodation to persons of less than legal age unless accompanied by an adult. Proof of age may be required at check-in.

Free deluxe continental breakfast with waffles. Book at 10 percent off with special Rewards rate.

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
No pets allowed
Child Policy
Children 12 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • .50 mile(s) from Santa Cruz County Offices
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Plantronics
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Granite Construction
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Seymour Marine Discovery
  • 3.00 mile(s) from University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Biotechnology
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Seagate Technology
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Borland Software Corporations
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Nokia
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Workscape


  • .09 mile(s) from cocktail lounge
  • .40 mile(s) from downtown mall
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Art League Incorporated
  • 1.00 mile(s) from De Laveaga Park
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Art Museum of Santa Cruz
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz City Hall
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Boardwalk
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Seabright Brewery
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Tein Lakes State Beach
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Cowell Beach
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Sport Fishing
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Municipal Pier
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Pacific Garden Mall
  • 1.00 mile(s) from local downtown, filled with art galleries, restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and nightlife
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Fisherman's Wharf and Light House
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Pasatiempo Golf Course
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Cocoanut Grove
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Rio Theater
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Mystery Spot
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Capitola Downtown
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Roaring Camp and Big Trees
  • 3.00 mile(s) from University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Wineries
  • 4.00 mile(s) from New Brighton State Beach
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Capitola Mall
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Nisene Marks Redwoods State Park
  • 5.00 mile(s) from shopping areas and corporate offices
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Roaring Camp Railroads
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Henry Cowell Redwoods
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Big Basin State Park
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Seacliff State Beach
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Monterey
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 80.00 mile(s) from Golden Gate Bridge


  • .03 mile(s) from Denny's, 24-hour, 1515 Ocean Street/426-4628
  • .11 mile(s) from Bakers Square, 1107 Ocean Street/423-3636
  • .17 mile(s) from Golden West, 909 Ocean Street/426-7151
  • .50 mile(s) from Tampico Kitchen, 822 Pacific Avenue/458-2821
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Hobee's, 740 Front Street #100/458-1212
  • 1.00 mile(s) from King Chwan, until 10:00 p.m., 415 Ocean Street/429-5898
  • 1.00 mile(s) from The Hindquater, 303 Soquel Avenue/426-7770
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Ristorante Italiani, 555 Soquel Avenue/458-2321
  • 1.00 mile(s) from 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, 110 Walnut Avenue/459-9999
  • 1.00 mile(s) from The Royal Taj, Indian, 270 Soquel Avenue/427-2400
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Acapulco, 1114 Pacific Avenue #B/457-8213
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Gilbert's Seafood Grill, 460 Municipal Wharf/423-5200
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Carniglias, Municipal Wharf/458-2821
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Burger King, 1500 Soquel Avenue

Nearby Cities

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Aptos
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Scotts Valley
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Watsonville
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Los Gatos
  • 30.00 mile(s) from San Jose
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Sunnyvale
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Gilroy
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Palo Alto


  • 35.00 mile(s) from San Jose International Airport
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Monterey Peninsula Airport
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Oakland International Airport
  • 70.00 mile(s) from San Francisco International Airport