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West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

174 West Cliff Drive , Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA (Show map)
297 Reviews
$195 - $425
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates


Standard Description

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.1

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3.4 on October 01, 2014

Enjoyed our stay. Wish the front desk was open longer hours to ask questions. They leave at 7:30pm so if you want directions or have a question no one is there to ask.

sea side retreat

5 on September 28, 2014

excellent place to stay, good location over looking the pier. Our room was big and with an excellent view. Great breakfast with good selection, hot or cold meals available. wireless internet available, though connection was poor when we were there. would stay again.

First Stay at West Cliff

4.4 on September 28, 2014

Decided to stay at West Cliff for our anniversary. Property was very clean. Room 8 was spacious and comfortable. Jetted tub was a nice touch . We added a package which included champagne upon arrival and breakfast delivered to the room. Service was excellent. Definitely plan to stay again and have recommended to both family and friends.

Was expecting a little bit more......

3.4 on September 24, 2014

We have stayed in many Four Sisters Inns and have enjoyed them over the years. This one seemed a little "stuffy" to me. The staff were friendly enough but there was a certain touch missing. The inn is in a great location up on the hill overlooking the pier. We met some wonderful people from South Africa during the afternoon "snack" time. The one odd thing about our room was that there was a balcony outside our two windows that was "public" until 7 PM (but the door to it still was not locked after that time). So we felt uneasy about leaving our windows open even though the weather was great. They should have the balcony be a part of renting the room we were in and skip the "public" part.

Gourmet food, wonderful location

4.4 on September 21, 2014

The breakfasts were absolutely top-notch, and better than any we'd had elsewhere. The afternoon wine/snack bar was also lovely. We enjoyed sitting on the porch and enjoying the view while enjoying our wine/snack. It was a delightful place to stay. We had the beach bungalow, which was surprisingly comfortable, although it could have used a few hooks or shelves.

Little piece of heaven at the last minute

4.0 on September 17, 2014

Saw they had a deal if reservations where made within 24 hours. We saved $100. The inn was ideal - light filled, airy, clean and quiet. Beautiful views from rooms and porch. Walking distance to everything. Just what we needed. Breakfast (fruits/breads/juices/one hot entrée) was just right, appetizers & wine in late afternoon was, again, just right. We'll go back

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4.2 on September 13, 2014

Great location and unforgettable architecture.


5 on September 01, 2014

Wonderful accommodations and a delightful breakfasts each morning. Great views and great weather to boot.

Great first experience at a B&B

4.6 on August 30, 2014

We've always hesitated to stay at a B&B but decided to try this one. So glad we did as it was wonderful. Very quiet, nice rooms. Comfortable parlor, porch and dining room. Breakfast was delicious with several options and several tables. Nice little extra was wine and cheese late afternoon. Will try a Four Sisters Inn B&B again.

Big Water Stains in the Little Beach Bungalow

2.8 on August 27, 2014

While the Little Beach Bungalow was cozy and tastefully decorated, the carpet had huge water stains that caused us to question the room and inn's cleanliness. On the positive side, we loved being within walking distance of the Boardwalk and the breakfast buffet was hearty and healthy.

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Location Type

Beachside, Oceanside, Small town, Wine country


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

Urban Inn, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine

Room amenities

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

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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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Kids 5 and under are free; Certain rooms are better suited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited $65: Pets must have a reservation and in a specific room

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.



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

Details Diamond Collection

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

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