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1435 41ST AVE
Capitola, California 95010-2912
United States


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Hotel Overview

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For health and safety reasons the breakfast room is closed. Grab and Go breakfast bags are available at the front desk. The fitness center is closed until further notice.

Centrally located in Capitola, this award-winning central California hotel offers easy access to a variety of local attractions.

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The friendly staff at the Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites is ready to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay in central California. The hotel offers easy access to Capitola Beach and Wharf and historic Capitola Village, which offers unique shops, art galleries and fine dining restaurants. The beach offers all the ocean-based activities you could hope for, including surfing, diving, boating and whale and dolphin watching. Thanks to the mild local climate, our hotel near the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk is a great place to come when you want to enjoy the water any time of year.

The hotel offers spacious, well-appointed guest rooms, each featuring a mini refrigerator, microwave, 39-inch flat screen TVs in all the standard rooms, 46-inch flat screen TVs in the suites and high-speed Internet access. Guests who prefer more spacious accommodations may choose a mini suite with a fireplace or a two-room suite with an in-room spa. Amenities at our Capitola hotel include a complimentary full hot breakfast each morning, and year-round, outdoor heated swimming pool, a spa, an exercise facility, dry cleaning services and meeting space to accommodate up to 42 guests.

The Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites is near great surf spots such as Pleasure Point and Lighthouse Point for avid surfers. Attend the annual Capitola Art and Wine festival. Less than an hour's drive away guests can visit Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Steinbeck Museum, Monterey Bay with its aquarium and the Redwood Forest. There's more than enough to do for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing seaside vacation at our hotel on the Central California coast.

Book your stay at the Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites today and discover why our peaceful, smoke-free and pet free property has built up a reputation for friendliness.


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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
No pets allowed


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Hotel Amenities


  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Outdoor pool Heated our pool is currently unavailable.
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Grab N Go breakfast only with fruit, breakfast bar, water in addition to continental breakfast options.
  • Spa
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff, (English, Spanish, French)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Free parking
  • Hot tub
  • Universal gym
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Laundromat
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Business center lobby kiosk
  • Conference services
  • Dataports
  • Air-conditioning
  • Exercise facilities, Open from 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Currently unavailable.
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Interior corridor
  • Guest laundry, open from 9:00 am - 10:00 pm, washer or dryer nominal fee
  • Dry cleaning, same day available.
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless internet access
  • Sunbathing, our outdoor pool
  • Physically challenged facilities
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Outdoor parking
  • Complimentary morning newspaper at front desk
  • Free wireless Internet hotspot
  • Outdoor patio/Courtyard

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
  • Accessible clear floor space
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  • Satellite television, 80 + cable channels offered, 39-inch high definition flat screen televisions in all the standard guest rooms, 46-inch high definition flat screens in all suites.
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • In-room spa, available
  • Fireplace, available
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Hairdryer, and make-up mirrors
  • Granite vanities available in all the rooms.
  • Cribs, nominal fee
  • Voice mail
  • Mini-suites and two-room suites available
  • Desk/work area
  • Dataports
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Speaker phone
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wake-up calls
  • Easy chair available
  • Sofabed available
  • Adjoining rooms available

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
  • An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
  • An accessible lobby entrance door
  • Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
  • An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area
  • Accessible table in eating area
  • The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
  • Public restrooms accessible
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 0.25 mile(s) from 57design, Incorporated
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz, Yacht Harbor
  • 2.00 mile(s) from O"Neill wetsuits, worlds first wetsuit manufacturer
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Club Ed International, surf school


  • 0.50 mile(s) from Capitola Village, quaint with many art and craft galleries
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Capitola Beach & Wharf
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Shadowbrook, historic tramway to romantic restaurant
  • 0.75 mile(s) from The Hook surf spot, aggressive performance surf spot
  • 0.90 mile(s) from Capitola Theater, renowned opera house
  • 0.90 mile(s) from Antonelli Begonia Gardens
  • 0.90 mile(s) from 38th Street surf spot, longboard surf spot
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Capitola Museum
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Soquel Village, quaint with many antiques shops
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Seacliff State Beach, cement-ship-turned-fishing-pier
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Harbor
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, roller coaster a national historic landmark
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Mission State
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Mystery Spot, bizarre natural phenomena
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Downtown Santa Cruz, boutiques, sidewalk cafes, nightlife
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Natural Bridges State Park, Monarch butterfly migration
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Long Marine Lab & Aquarium
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Roaring Camp Railroads, train rides through redwood forest to the ocean
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Sunset State Beach, sand dunes
  • 24.00 mile(s) from Big Basin Redwoods State Park, first state park in California
  • 26.00 mile(s) from Ano Nuevo State Park, elephant seal migration
  • 32.00 mile(s) from Steinbeck Museum, birthplace of the famous author
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Monterey Historic State Park


  • 0.65 mile(s) from Shadowbrook Restuarant, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • .8 mile(s) from Paradise Beach Grille, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Dharma's Vegetarian Restaurant, Full Service, Vegetarian, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.80 mile(s) from Zelda's, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • .8 mile(s) from Pizza My Heart, Fast Food, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.90 mile(s) from El Toro Bravo, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Café Cruz, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.85 mile(s) from The Crow's Nest, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Star Bene, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Ristorante Italiano, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.80 mile(s) from The Point Restaurant, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Peking Restauant, Full Service, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.10 mile(s) from IHOP®, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.70 mile(s) from Mountain Mike's, Fast Food, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, pizza and salad bar
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Taqueria Vallarta, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Subway®, Fast Food, American, Open for: lunch, dinner


  • 3.00 mile(s) from Cabrillo College, campus
  • 7.00 mile(s) from University of California, campus and arboretum

Nearby Cities

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Capitola Village
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Aptos
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Scotts Valley
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Watsonville
  • 32.00 mile(s) from Salinas
  • 35.00 mile(s) from San Jose
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Monterey
  • 48.00 mile(s) from Palo Alto
  • 73.00 mile(s) from Oakland
  • 75.00 mile(s) from San Francisco
  • 150 mile(s) from Sacramento
  • 220 mile(s) from Yosemite
  • 260 mile(s) from Lake Tahoe
  • 280 mile(s) from Reno, NV
  • 340 mile(s) from Los Angeles


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Pleasure Point, world class surfing
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Lighthouse Point & Surfing Museum, world class surfing spot
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Surf Bowl
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Sunset Beach Park, sand dunes
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Manresa Uplands State Beach, surfing
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Preserve, kayaking and bird watching


  • 0.25 mile(s) from Capitola Mall
  • 0.25 mile(s) from O'Neill Surf Shop
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Pacific Garden, mall and boutiques


  • 4.00 mile(s) from Greyhound Bus Terminal
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Amtrak Train Station
  • 37.00 mile(s) from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Monterey Peninsula Airport