West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

174 West Cliff Drive , Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA (Show map)

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About

Situated on a bluff across from the beach, West Cliff Inn is a Four Sisters Inn and was built as a private home in 1877. Fully remodeled two years ago, the stately, three-story Italianate Victorian with its spacious, wraparound porch features a breezy, coastal décor with fabrics in crisp blues and whites. All but one of the ten well-appointed guest rooms feature a fireplace, marble tile bathrooms, and most with jetted spa tubs and king beds featuring plush pillow-top mattresses. One second-floor room has a private, outdoor jetted hot tub; two spacious top-floor suites have separate sitting areas and oversized bathrooms. Each room has high-speed Internet access, an iPod™ player, and a television with a DVD player.

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Love the house and staff!

5 on June 21, 2016

This is my to go place while visiting Santa Cruz...we did have a problem this time with the door to room 5 not locking and staff tried but no luck...we were given another room and still had access to the hot tub in room 5 so we appreciated that...they even gave us a discount on our stay (: I really love the breakfast except this stay breakfast was served in our room and it was cold. We also only got 2 cups of coffee in the decanter which was strange and it was not very hot. But inspite of this we will come back because sometimes things just happen!!!


The best stay in SC

5 on June 06, 2016

We love this place and will always return when we visit SC!


Looking forward to our next visit

4.8 on June 02, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed The West Cliff Inn very much. #8 was spacious, neat and simply appointed. A cavernous bathroom with very large bath/jacuzzi and shower. Very peaceful environment with access by foot to anything we would need to be entertained for 2 or 3 days. We enjoyed the staff, delicious and simple breakfast and simple decor in the common spaces. Beautiful classic old California paintings on the wall. The only downside of #8 is the bright outside lighting. Though there was a window covering that kept out much of the light and did not prevent of from sleeping well, it would be much nicer to be able to look out the window at night and see the night sky and busy SC Boardwalk. Great place. Highly recommend it.


Beautiful B&B - great location

3.4 on June 02, 2016

The location is perfect to enjoy Santa Cruz. You are only a few blocks from the beach and great surfing. Downtown is a easy, healthy walk and the food on the pier is actually very good. The West Cliff Inn is very charming and the staff is very welcoming. Rooms are small but welcoming. The bed is a little hard and the one little fan didn't cool down the room (we didn't feel comfortable opening up the windows since they didn't have any screens. Our only disappointment was the food. It was delicious, but for what we paid I would think there would be more options. You get one hot dish, breads/toast, cereal, and drinks. We never got a chance to enjoy the wine hour, but heard it was very nice. I'm glad we stayed here, but don't need to come back -- that's not saying we wouldn't recommend it.


ALWAYS DELIGHTFUL

5 on May 25, 2016

We have stayed here a few times and it is always a wonderful experience. The staff is extremely helpful. The location is outstanding and the food wonderful. We enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.


Soaring Ceilings! Beautiful!

4.0 on May 03, 2016

Room was beautiful! Walking distance to Pier and Boardwalk and plenty of restaurants. Would definitely stay here again! Only Negative: Room #1 is right next to kitchen...so early morning noise (i.e before 7am) due to breakfast preparation and it's also right next to Lobby...so incoming/outgoing traffic noise too.


Charming and convenient getaway

4.8 on April 27, 2016

Friendly staff and conveniently located to nearby attractions.


Beautiful Seaside Stay

5 on April 24, 2016

We enjoyed the view from our front window, and the evening snack and morning breakfast were amazing!


Santa Cruz

5 on April 23, 2016

Simply one of the best places I have ever stayed in. The breakfast was incredible! Everything was so fresh and delicious. Will definitely stay here again next time we visit Santa Cruz.


Wonderful stay!

4.2 on April 04, 2016

Loved this place! We stayed on the 3rd floor and had a lot of natural lighting due to a skylight in the living area, the entry way and the bathroom! The whirlpool tub was extremely relaxing, although I had a little trouble getting in and out due to the wide frame. The bathroom itself was very luxurious and pretty. The bed was comfortable and although the window was small the view was magnificent. We originally booked a room on the 2nd floor but moved up to have a little fridge in the room for insulin storage but there is a small fridge in the registration area and a large one in the kitchen if you need to use one if there's not one in your room. The room we had is quite large and has a separate living area with comfy chairs, daybed, tv, fireplace, small window and skylight. Overall, very nice and comfortable room, beautiful inn and very friendly staff! Not to be missed, fresh cookies in registration area! Although we were out on the town in the afternoon and missed it, they have a wine and cheese reception hour.


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Rooms & Rates

The Little Beach Bungalow

Please know The Little Beach Bungalow is very small at only 10' by 12' and it located behind the main hotel in a separate building. Because of its coziness, it has a maximum occupancy of two adults and cannot accommodate children. There is a separate entrance for this room and it includes a queen bed, flat panel television and a bathroom with shower only. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, and freshly-baked cookies.

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

Deluxe King (ADA)

Our Deluxe King Guestroom boasts a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television and a private bathroom with a shower only. Also includes a full breakfast buffet and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres. This room also complies with the 1991 ADA accessibility standards and is accessible for mobility impairments. Please know that it does have a roll-in shower. Please call the hotel for detailed list of accessibility features of this guestroom.

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

King

Includes a king bed, fireplace and a flat panel television and a private marble tiled bathroom. Rooms also include an iPod and mp3 compatible player. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly-baked cookies.

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

Deluxe King

Includes a king bed, fireplace and a flat panel television and most rooms in this category feature a shower-only in the private marble tiled bathroom. If you would like a bathtub, please call the hotel directly though we cannot guarantee special requests. Rooms also include an iPod and mp3 compatible player. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, freshly-baked cookies.

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

Superior King Spa

Includes a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television and private marble tiled bathroom. Guestrooms in this category include EITHER an indoor OR an outdoor jetted tub. If you have a preference, please call the hotel directly although we cannot guarantee special request as we only have one guestroom with an outdoor jetted spa tub. Rooms also include an iPod and mp3 compatible player. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly-baked cookies.

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

Deluxe King Spa

Includes a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television and a private marble tiled bathroom with a jetted spa tub. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly-baked cookies. Deluxe King Spa guestrooms feature a neighborhood view. Ocean views can be enjoyed from the communal first floor porch or second floor balcony.

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

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Location

Location Type

Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Wine country

Airport

San Jose, CA (SJC)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Beach Boardwalk, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tasting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Kids 5 and under are free; Certain rooms are better suited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $40: Pets must have a reservation and in a specific room
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: none
  • Cancellations: Guests must cancel 7 days prior to reservation. If cancelled within 7 days, there is a one night charge to the credit card.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

West Cliff Inn

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room