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Pacific Blue Inn

Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA (Show map)
186 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
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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186 Reviews

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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.

Best time ever at the Pacific Blue Inn

4.8 on July 18, 2014

Loved our stay! Very quiet and so beautiful! Breakfast was amazing and the room was awesome! Just wished there was a mini fridge in the room. Other than that LOVED it!! We will for sure be back again!

Great stay!

3.6 on July 11, 2014

Clean and comfortable

PBlue Weekend

5 on June 05, 2014

Loved the Pacific Blue Inn. The staff are really great and location is ideal. Coffee shop in the back is really good too. We'll be coming back for sure...

We Will stay again!

4.8 on May 29, 2014

The staff here was very nice. It seemed like a home away from home. The only downside for us was that we didn't have a microwave or fridge. Bed was very comfy.

Thrilled with the choice to stay here!

4.4 on May 27, 2014

I stayed at Pacific Blue Inn for two nights the weekend of the Santa Cruz Marathon. I absolutely was thrilled with my decision to stay here and would definitely stay here again. Upon arrival, the staff welcomed me with a smile. They were so helpful and explained the area, showed me to my room and walked me through the most adorable courtyard with a firepit. Clean, charming, and looking right out of a Pottery Barn catalog... I was in love with the space. They also had freshly baked lemon bars coming out of the oven The room itself was large, clean, and the washroom was very nice as well. The shower was large enough and everything was spotless. I had a room on the ground floor off the courtyard and would request the same room again. I don't think the room had any AC but did have a fireplace for heat (which we didn't need). It was about a half mile (10 minute) walk to the boardwalk and the pier which was perfect for early morning race day and for grabbing dinner and coming back to relax with a bottle of wine around the gas fire pit. Parking was convenient behind the building and was also included in the price of the room which was another nice bonus. I would absolutely stay here again and am so happy to have found this place!

Accessibility is hard to find!!

4.2 on May 06, 2014

To find a room with a roll in shower is rare. To find an Inn with all rooms accessible to a wheelchair is practically unheard of. We were very pleased with our stay. Parking is a little rough but manageable. Close to warf and downtown, walking distance to both. Bed was a bit soft for someone who can't roll over easily (paraplegic). Would stay again but in a room not next to elevator, when it came down to the first floor it was so loud.

Pleasant Surprise

4.8 on April 18, 2014

I needed a place to stay before my half marathon and I decided to try Pacific Blue Inn. In previous years I stayed at other places near the Wharf and they were just ok...a place to sleep and shower. Pacific Blue Inn had a totally different feel and I found myself wanting to spend time in the courtyard, sitting outside my door enjoying the beach air and even stopping by the lounge area to see what fresh baked goodies were available. The location is perfectly situated between downtown and the beach so the best Santa Cruz has to offer is a short walk away. I will definitely be back and I have already recommended this place to friends. I did not try the breakfast, but the 5 star dining rating is based on the brownies and cake that were available in the lobby. Yum! Ricardo C.

We plan on returning

4.6 on April 08, 2014

We didn't have time for breakfast, wish I did because the food smelt very good. However the lemon bars that were made, we're very tasty.

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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
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 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.

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase