Babbling Brook Inn

1025 Laurel StreetSanta Cruz95060USA
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About Babbling Brook Inn

Nestled within the vibrant Santa Cruz area, the Babbling Brook Inn is surrounded by idyllic pine and redwood trees. The rooms accentuate the rustic charm of its environment, with French country style décor and furnishings.

Every room at the Babbling Brook Inn contains a fireplace, flat-screen television, coffee maker and luxurious featherbed. Most guest rooms include a soothing spa tub, while all offer wonderful views of the neighboring gardens and brook.

The inn’s picturesque garden area is a great place to relax and take in the picturesque sights. Free Wi-Fi and off-street parking is provided.

At breakfast, a varied country-style buffet is served each day at the inn. In addition, wine and hors d’oeuvres are offered at reception while homemade cookies are available each day.

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 20 minutes away on foot from the inn. The University of California, Santa Cruz is a five-minute drive.


1025 Laurel Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA
Telephone: +1(831)4272437 | Fax: +1(831)4272457 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Wonderful staff

Essentially every previous guest at the Babbling Brook Inn had high praise for all the members of staff. Nothing is too much trouble, while the staff will always greet you in a welcoming and friendly manner.

Memorable breakfast

The continental breakfast buffet at the inn is highly rated by many previous visitors. The high-quality food is always freshly prepared, with plenty of variety each day to ensure repetition doesn't become a problem.

Fantastic ambiance

The well-appointed, spacious rooms and the quaint gardens and brook all combine to create a wonderful vibe and ambiance. Everything is maintained to a very high standard - with spotless cleanliness throughout - which has helped make the large majority of past stays at the Babbling Brook Inn a memorable one.

Negative Reviews

Noise filtering into rooms

Arguably the only main cause for concern about the Babbling Brook Inn, at least according to past visitors, is the room soundproofing. It has been mentioned that some of the rooms can pick up noise from cars passing by the accommodation, while the movements in other rooms can also be disruptive.

No air conditioning

A small negative brought up by some previous guests at the inn relates to the lack of air conditioning in the rooms. With that said, fans are provided to alleviate this problem to an extent.

Out of the way

If you are planning your stay around visiting downtown Santa Cruz and the boardwalk area, the Babbling Brook Inn is not in the most ideal of locations - especially compared to other alternative accommodation options. However, the inn is still only a 20-minute walk from the boardwalk.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1207 reviews across the web
8.7 /10
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8.7 out of 10 based on 1207 reviews