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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

Accessible Exterior Routes, Building Entrances and Public Spaces

  • Sidewalks and walkways
  • Entrance doors that accommodate a wheelchair
  • Lobby check-in counter
  • Breakfast and food counter
  • Public restrooms
  • Exercise facility
  • Swimming pool
  • Whirlpool/spa

Accessible Public/Common Use Restrooms

  • Accessible public restroom, with adequate entry and interior space
  • Accessible toilet stall
  • Accessible toilet seat
  • Accessible horizontal grab bar by the toilet
  • Accessible sink, including accessible height, knee space and levers

Accessible Public Space Food Service Areas

  • Accessible tables and counters
  • Accessible routes to accessible tables and counters
  • Accessible for reach food, drink, condiments and tableware

Accessible Rooms: Bathrooms

  • Bathroom doors allow at least 32" of clear passage width and accessible approach clearance
  • Accessible bathroom door hardware and faucet controls
  • Clear floor space in accessible guestroom bathroom such that wheelchairs can turn
  • Accessible toilet (height of 17” to 19” above floor) and accessible grab bars
  • Accessible wash basin no more than 34" high with at least 29" high clearance under the front edge with accessible knee clearance. Plumbing is insulated and/or installed to avoid contact.
  • Accessible bathroom towel racks and lowered vanity mirror

Accessible Rooms: Roll-in shower

  • Securely fastened folding seat at 17"to 19" above the floor
  • Horizontal grab bar on the wall alongside the shower seat
  • Horizontal grab bar on the wall opposite the seat
  • Roll-in shower is free of doors that would impede wheelchair transfer onto the seat
  • Roll-in shower is free of curbs or lips at the shower entrance
  • Water controls are positioned on the wall such that they are operable from the shower seat or wheelchair
  • Roll-in shower has an adjustable height shower wand with at least a 60" long hose

Additional Accessibility Information

  • The hotel can be contacted directly by customers regarding additional information relating to its accessibility features at the following telephone number: (831) 477-0607
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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

Accessible Parking and Loading Zones

  • Marked accessible parking spaces, to include accessible van spaces for lift-equipped vehicles
  • Covered passenger pickup/drop-off area

Accessible Interior Routes

  • Hallways and corridors to all facilities and guest amenities
  • Doors to all interior routes
  • There are no protruding objects in interior hallways, stairways or other pedestrian routes that impede individuals with disabilities
  • Passenger elevator with accessible buttons and Braille characters
  • Passenger elevator equipped with audible tones/bells or verbal annunciators that designate the passage of floors and designate the direction of the elevator called - one tone for "up" and two tones for "down”
  • Drinking fountains

Interior Signs and Warning Features

  • Signs are properly mounted throughout the facility on correct walls with Braille and raised letters
  • Audible and visual fire alarm system located in public spaces and accessible guest rooms

Accessible Guestrooms

  • Entry doors to accessible guestrooms and other interior allow at least 32" of clear passage width that provide at least 18" of clear floor space on the latch side
  • Accessible door hardware
  • Security latch or bolt on the hall door mounted no higher than 48" above the floor
  • Space at the foot of each bed that is at least 36" wide
  • Guestrooms with one bed include at least a 36" wide route on each side
  • Accessible drapery wands and controls on fixed lamps and HVAC units
  • Accessible desk height and clearance
  • Accessible clothes closets

Accessible Rooms: Bathtubs

  • Transfer tub seat available
  • Adjustable height hand-held shower wand with at least a 60" long hose
  • Horizontal grab bar at the foot of the tub (by the controls) that is at least 24" long
  • Horizontal grab bar at the head of the tub that is at least 12" long

Accessible hearing-impaired guest rooms that include the following:

  • Television closed captioning
  • TTY capabilities
  • TDD telephone
  • Visual fire alarm system
  • Visual smoke alarm device
  • Visual notification device for door knocks and telephone calls
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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