Sea & Sand Inn

201 West Cliff DriveSanta Cruz95060USA
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About Sea & Sand Inn

Sea & Sand Inn is a low-rise hotel situated on a cliff overlooking Monterey Bay Beach in Santa Cruz.

Guest accommodations include rooms and suites as well as spa rooms and cottage studios and suites. All feature amenities such as free Wi-Fi, TVs and ocean views. The spa units offer fireplaces, fridges and relaxing Jacuzzi tubs. The cottage units add on perks such as private decks with hot tubs, microwaves, minifridges and fireplaces.

Visitors can sit back, relax and take in the lovely views on the hotel's waterfront deck. Free parking is available on-site.

Guests will also enjoy kick-starting the day with a complimentary continental breakfast. As an added bonus, complimentary refreshments are also available in the afternoon and wine and cheese offerings in the early evening.

Sea & Sand Inn is just a short walk away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Santa Cruz Wharf and its plentiful shopping and dining opportunities. Other nearby attractions are the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Exploration Center and downtown Santa Cruz.


201 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA
Telephone: +1(831)4273400 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Situated in a lovely location with great views.

There were a number of positive remarks about the hotel's wonderful location near the beach and the fact that the property was within walking distance to the boardwalk and plenty of attractions in the area.

Friendly staff members, nice breakfast.

If customer service is important to you, you will be happy to know that it was mentioned staff members were very friendly toward visitors, as well as efficient with customer service. In general, people also said they appreciated the complimentary breakfast offered.

Little extras are a bonus.

There were many positive remarks about the hotel's little extras, such as refreshments in the afternoons and the saltwater taffy left in the guest rooms.

Negative Reviews

Better noise control may be needed.

If lots of noise bothers you, you may want to bring a pair of ear plugs when staying at this hotel. There were a number of complaints from guests related to noise from the boardwalk, noise from lots of trucks and general traffic passing through, noise from the hotel's iron gate closing and noise from other guests due to poor sound proofing in the rooms.

Parking may be problematic.

There were also some negative remarks about the parking lot being a bit tight at times.

A few additional complaints.

Some people felt their rooms were a little on the small side; some guests said they were disappointed with the lack of air conditioning in the rooms as well as the lack of a pool on-site.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 50 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 50 reviews