Santa Cruz Hotels and Motels

For your use, we’ve put together a list of reputable motels, hotels, and inns close to UCSC. Others are available, but this is a good start. Prices range from mid-level ($150/night) to high-end ($300+/night). In addition, at the bottom of this page, we provide links to three hotel guides for your own search.

Near Santa Cruz Main Beach and Wharf, 2 ½ miles to UCSC
Dream Inn Santa Cruz (Westcliff Dr)
Sea and Sand Inn (Westcliff Dr)
West Cliff Inn – A Boutique Santa Cruz Inn (Westcliff Dr)
Seaway Inn (Westcliff Dr)
Casablanca Inn on the Beach (Main St)
Beach Street Inn and Suites (Beach St)
Ocean Pacific Lodge (Pacific Ave)
Courtyard Marriott Santa Cruz (Riverside Ave) 

Near Santa Cruz Downtown, 2 ½ miles to UCSC
Hotel Paradox (Ocean St)
Hyatt Place (Broadway)

On Mission Street, 2 miles to UCSC
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz West (Mission St)
Mission Inn (Mission St)

Top of Ocean Street, 2 miles to UCSC
Best Western Santa Cruz (Plymouth Ave)
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz (Ocean St)
Holiday Inn Express East Santa Cruz (Ocean St)

South Santa Cruz, 3 to 6 miles to UCSC
Chaminade Resort and Spa (Chaminade Lane)
Inn at Pasatiempo Santa Cruz (off of Hwy 17)

In Scotts Valley, 6 miles to UCSC
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley (La Madrona Dr, Scotts Valley)

South of Santa Cruz, 7 to 14 miles to UCSC
Best Western Plus Capitola (41st Ave, Santa Cruz)
Bella Notte – The Inn at Eastcliff (Eastcliff Dr, Santa Cruz)
Best Western Seacliff Inn (Old Dominion Cr, Aptos)
Seascape Beach Resort (Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos)

Online Hotel Guides for the Santa Cruz area
Hotel Guides
Local Places to Stay