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Pacific Blue Inn

636 Pacific Avenue , Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA (Show map)
194 Reviews
$149 - $249
per night

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For the eco-conscious, Pacific Blue Inn has earned the right to be considered a “green inn”. We feature a full breakfast in our cozy dinning room. All rooms include fireplaces, flat screen TV, DVD/CD, Iron and Ironing board, Hair dryer, alarm clock with iPod dock, and WIFI. Other amenities include an outdoor fire pit, access to Santa Cruz’s most unique art gallery and use of our guest bicycles. Stay Luxurious, Stay Green, Santa Cruz at its Best.

Rooms & Rates


Standard Description

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.6

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194 Reviews

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Santa Cruz Gem

4.8 on September 22, 2014

The Pacific Blue Inn is my go to destination whenever I'm in Santa Cruz. The beds are super comfortable and I sleep with the upper windows open and listen to the gentle sound of water from the courtyard fountain. Breakfast is incredible, the home made popovers with house made hazelnut butter and jam is a can't miss. The staff has always been warm and helpful, Alex took great care of me last trip. I recommend this to anyone traveling on business or pleasure when you want to get away from the boardwalk noise.

Very Nice!

4.4 on September 18, 2014

In this day and age of less for more, the Pacific Blue Inn not only met, but exceeded my expectations. The staff, the room and especially Chef Alex were great. My wife told me more than once , " Good job honey", referring to my choice of accomodations. You know the saying, "Happy wife, happy life". Those that claim the location is "Sketchy" have lived a sheltered life and need to get out more. Close enough, but not to close to both the boardwalk and downtown, I found it to be almost perfect. Michael & Marija, keep up the standards that you are operating under now and the success of PBI is as good as guaranteed. We will be returning soon.

Elise rocks and the breakfast is fab!

4.0 on September 15, 2014

Elise was super helpful, recommending lots of great dinner options. We were a little disappointed that the bike's were out for servicing, so we couldn't use them. The breakfast lived up to all the reviews - delicious and filling!

Great location but noisy

3.4 on September 11, 2014

The breakfast was very good and the location is within walking distance of downtown and the boardwalk. However, the Inn is right next to an apartment complex, which had some noisy tenants and it was rather noisy late at night too just from street people and in general.

Outstanding breakfast.

4.2 on September 08, 2014

Thoroughly our stay. Convenient to downtown Santa Cruz. The full breakfast provided was excellent.

good option for santa cruz

4.2 on September 05, 2014

Cute inn, nice rooms, tranquil courtyard with bamboo/fountain/firepit. Nice staff. Delicious and large breakfasts. Convenient location walking distance both to the beach/boardwalk and to downtown.

Didn't get breakfast but it smelled fabulous wish we would have!

4.4 on August 27, 2014

Very cute B&B. Would stay again, and recommend to friends! Loved the apple coffee cake, and the berry tarts! Definitely would include the meal next time.

A Very Nice Place

4.2 on August 22, 2014

We arrived after hours and were left a key card in the lock box. Once we figured out how to get into Pacific Blue thru the back door all was well. This place has only 9 rooms which is nice because it was always quiet. Each room has a little table with chairs just outside the room. The room was clean and the shower expansive. The staff was just wonderful. We never really checked in or out we were just there and welcome which was a really nice change from other places where you have to stand around and wait to check in. The $30 breakfast was very good, and while that seemed a lot to pay for breakfast it was worth it. The location of the Inn is just about perfect. If we were to stay in Santa Cruz again we would definatly stay at the Pacific Blue Inn.

Very pleasant stay

4.0 on August 07, 2014

The inner courtyard and simple decor gives a pleasant feeling of a retreat. The breakfast fare was fresh and tasty, and healthy (if you leave the sugar and butter off the popovers.) Very friendly staff on arrival and during breakfast.

Sweet spot!

5 on August 01, 2014

This is a perfect little place with awesome rooms right in between downtown and the Boardwalk.

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Location Type

Walk to Beach, Near Mountains, Near Wineries, Walk to Pier & Boardwalk, Walk to shops & Restaurants, Surfing Capital, Downtown


San Jose, CA (SJC) 33 miles

Directions to property:

From San Jose CA. Take 880 S toward Santa Cruz Take CA-17 S toward Santa Cruz Take CA-1 N toward CA-9/ HALF MOON BAY/ BOULDER CREEK Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto CHESTNUT ST Turn LEFT onto LAUREL ST Turn RIGHT onto PACIFIC AVE End at 636 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Walk to Santa Cruz Pier and Boardwalk, Surfing Capital, walk to beaches, Walk to Downtown Shops and Restaurants, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Urban Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Guest Bicycles, Courtyard with Firepit

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Whale watching, Surfing, Amusement Park Rides at Boardwalk, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00-5:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited All rooms are non-smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Rollaway bed is available at additional cost.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends and discounted weeknights require 2-nights stay.
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations require credit card hold. First night stay is charged one week prior to arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made 7 days in advance, or guest will be charged for 1 full night. There is a $25 cancellation fee.



Michael and Marija

Languages spoken

Serbian, English

Resident Pets

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  • Cost: 36
  • Time Served: 8:30AM - 10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Pacific Blue Florentine
Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms stuffed in half a Popover, sprinkled with feta cheese, topped with two poached eggs and home-made Hollandaise...and optional perfectly crisped bacon on top of everything else.

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636 Pacific Avenue , Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA (Show map)

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