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314 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6145, USA    
(831) 4196736DARRELL, (831) 458-1958
  • Free Night Participating Inn
 
 

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

$195
- $225


Book a Room $195 - $225

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Denise Linell Wyldbore

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Description

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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Rates

$195 to $225

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

Amenities

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

Spanish

Innkeepers Association Memberships

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

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Normally 2 nights on Saturday

Cancellation

5 days advance

Smoking

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. Weekends available for the Chinese and East Lake rooms only..

- 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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History & beauty combined

Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Darling for your heart felt hospitality. We enjoyed meeting you & several interesting guests, one of which described the details & remarkable art of your Rembrandt's. Certainly, your home is filled with love and the spirit of Peace is here. Blessings upon you for many years to come!
Sue T
2/10/2017

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Totally hooked

These 3 guys stayed here 2 nights to attend a blacksmithing class. B, P, & C worked hard & played hard. The Darlings made our stay perfect with a good daily send off & a comfortable place to clean-up & rest. We are now hooked on this B&B.
Bill B
2/9/2017

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memorable experience

Thank you so much for a truly memorable experience! We had a wonderful time. Your beautiful home & hospitality were very much appreciated.
Tina N
2/24/2017

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A very relaxing visit

What a lovely home! We enjoyed the area so much and your recommendations were always spot on.
Stan B
2/5/2017

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Really enjoyed staying here

I really enjoyed staying here for the few days I was in Santa Cruz. The rooms were nice, the breakfast was fantastic, the view was awesome!!
Kimberly
2/4/2017

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Enjoyed the history

We enjoyed experiencing the history of your lovely home. Thanks a bunch!
Jeff S
2/3/2017

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We felt like family

Thank you very much for a wonderful stay. We love your home and hospitality. We felt so spoiled & loved, just like family.
Lisa B
2/24/2017

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Great breakfast, comfortable stay

Thank you so much for the great breakfast & your hospitality. We could not have dreamed of a more magical weekend. The Rainbow room & family tubwill always be remembered & we hope to return very soon.
Elisa T
2/24/2017

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Could be lovely again

With a little investment in at least new sheets and pillows and freshening up the landscape this place could be lovely again. The house is in an awesome location and has a lot of character. The innkeepers no doubt love what they do but their business would probably do much better if they hired someone else to run it while they could still enjoy meeting the guests. Also, if using the free night certificate just be aware that you are limited to the smaller rooms. The one we stayed in was musty and stuffy and we could not even open a window.
C&J Smeloff
2/24/2017

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Pretty

So pretty, so sorry to leave.
Anonymous
10/21/2008

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