Logo: The Beachfront Hotel Guide The Beachfront Hotel Guide

Beachfront hotels in Santa Cruz

A curated list of beach hotels and resorts

Tomas Mazowski A list by Tomas Mazowski. This guide was last updated in November 2022.

Hey! I love staying in a nice beachfront hotel - being able to go straight from your room down to the ocean is a priceless feeling. To help save some time when booking your next vacation I've put together this list of beachfront hotels and resorts in Santa Cruz. I hope you will like it!

  • 1 Dream Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, United States

    Beach: Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    **** Hotel. Stay in the heart of Santa Cruz. This beachfront hotel is located next to Santa Cruz’s famous boardwalk and steps from the city centre, making it an ideal destination for a weekend escape, corporate event, family holiday or romantic getaway. The Dream Inn features a natural, laid back atmosphere inspired by the ocean. Show full description Guest review score 8.7, rooms from around $209.

    See available rooms
  • 2 Beach Street Inn and Suites Santa Cruz, United States

    Beach: Beach Street Inn and Suites

    *** Inn. Stay in the heart of Santa Cruz. Centrally located in Santa Cruz, this inn is across from Main Beach. The inn features a courtyard area with picnic tables, an outdoor pool and guest rooms with free WiFi. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around $125.

    See available rooms
  • 3 Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages Santa Cruz, United States

    Beach: Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

    **** Inn. Built in the early 1900s, Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages is located on a quiet cul-de-sac that ends at Monterey Bay's unique Sunny Cove Beach. The inn's cul-de-sac location minimizes traffic and provides for a relaxing and safe beach stay. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 10 minutes’ drive away. Show full description Guest review score 8.5, rooms from around $129.

    See available rooms
  • 4 Casablanca Inn on The Beach Santa Cruz, United States

    Beach: Casablanca Inn on The Beach

    **** Inn. Stay in the heart of Santa Cruz. Located across the street from the Santa Cruz Wharf and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Casablanca Inn on The Beach overlooks Monterey Bay. Free WiFi and ocean views are featured in most rooms. Show full description Guest review score 7.8, rooms from around $109.

    See available rooms
Tomas Mazowski

I try my best to keep this guide up to date and I last refreshed it in November 2022. Did I miss a hotel that should be on this list? Send me an email and let me know!

Check out beachfront hotels nearby

Missing a hotel on our list?

Do you know of a cool beachfront hotel in Santa Cruz that's missing from this list?

Let me know!

In order to support the sites I work together with booking.com. Whenever someone finds a nice hotel and makes a reservation through one of the links here I get a small commission. Thanks!