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314 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6145, USA    
(831) 458-1958
  • Free Night Participating Inn


  1. A beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean....
  2. Comfortable luxury with amazing views of ocean & wharf....

- $225

Book a Room $195 - $225

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Circa 1911. Overlook the Monterey Bay while staying in lavish accommodations in Santa Cruz, California. Relax amid the peaceful elegance of this ocean-side inn with beveled glass, Tiffany lamps, open hearths and warm hearts. Verandas on the first and second floors are inviting sitting areas. Stay in a guest room that features a fireplace, antique furnishings, fresh flowers, an ice bucket, wine glasses, turndown service and other pampering amenities. Gather for a hearty breakfast then take an easy stroll to Lighthouse Point, Steamer Lane, Cowell's Beach and the Boardwalk. Ask about special packages that can include gourmet wine dinners and house concerts.

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$195 to $225

Payment Types Accepted Include Discover, Master Card, Visa, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and cash.


This property has 7 total guest accommodations.

  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Turn-Down Service

Events Hosted

    • Honeymoons
    • Meetings
    • Family Reunions
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Seminars
    • Weddings

Foreign Languages Spoken


Innkeepers Association Memberships

S.C. Co Lodging Assoc., California Lodging Association, Beach Area Buisness Association

Pacific Ocean Room

Displaying the most spectacular views of the Pacific 100 feet from your room, appointed with tiger oak suite this east-facing room glows in the first rays of sunrise and radiates with the moon on the water. The tiled fireplace with the light of the Tiffany lamp exudes understated luxury. Private bath in the room with large porcelain tub.

The Rainbow Room

The prism, bevel-cut windows shower this ground-level ocean-view room with rainbows. This room with the large original porcelain tub and king-size bed in the low light of the Dresden China lamp is the definition of romance. Private bath on the hall with large porcelain tub.

The Eastlake Room

The Ocean View from this second-story vantage point is framed by a pair of majestic Queen Palms. Furnished with Eastlake crown bed and matching love seat this room, in the light of the etched Handel lamp, is pure magic. Shared bath on the hall with tub/shower.

The Iliff Room

Appreciation for the 200 year craftsmanship in the Burled Chestnut crown head board, scrolled foot board and matching dressers enrich your enjoyment of the present moment. You may lose yourself in a timeless work of art. You can see the ocean from the window but you won’t want to leave your room. Private bath with shower.

The Chinese Room

Wrapped on three sides by hand-carved friendly auspicious characters and covered with gold-threaded silk canopy the Chinese Wedding Bed provides peaceful protection for intertwining your fantasies with those of its 200 years. Shared bath on the hall with tub/shower.

The Spanish Mission Room

The simplicity of the quaint turn-of-the-century white iron bed is a happy reminder that for a hundred years this house has made dreams come true. Let your dream come true. Private bath with shower.

The Monterey Bay Room

Burled walnut and rich maroon velvet invite you to melt into your own Valentine any night of the year. Open the drapes each morning to the garden, the cherry orchard and the wonderful world outside the expansive Bay Windows. Private bath with shower.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Normally 2 nights on Saturday


5 days advance


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Amusement Park
    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries
    • Narrow Gauge Railway
    • Aquarium
    • Ocean Research
    • Shakespeare Festival In July
    • August
    • Begonia Festival
    • Cabrillo Music Festival
    • Jazz Festival
    • Pga Tournaments
    • International Ocean Sport Contests

Historic Interest

Historic Awards:

  • Local Register (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • City Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Wharf, roller coaster and merry-go-round at boardwalk (1/4 mile)

Nearby College/University

University of California

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are Sunday-Thursday, Oct. 15-May 15, excluding Dec. 23-Jan. 2 and holidays.

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.

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Modern Maturity, Pacific, New York Times, LA Times, Sacramento Bee Fresno, San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Bay Guardian, San Jose Mercury News, Thrill (ABC made-for-TV movie).




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