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West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

174 West Cliff Drive , Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA (Show map)
302 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.



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

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Stay at Santa Cruz

4.0 on December 12, 2014

Great location with friendly helpful staff. Beautiful old property.

Beautiful Gem in Santa Cruz!

4.6 on November 12, 2014

We had a wonderful stay in this little bed and breakfast. Stayed in the little beach bungalow which was small but perfectly suited for our needs since we had a small dog. Everything was extremely clean and staff was friendly. Breakfast was delicious and vegetarian and the evening snacks were a lot better than expected. Beautiful scenery. Will be my go to place to stay anytime I'm in the area!

Santa Cuz a disappointment

4.0 on October 16, 2014

Loved the B&B. did not love Santa Cruz. Seemed a little edgy, with armed police presence on Saturday night downtown street corners. Lots of young adults on street, panhandling, intoxicated, etc., even in early evening.

The Little Beach Bungalow

5 on October 16, 2014

The little beach bungalow was perfect for me and my mom! We were celebrating her 75th Birthday here and we enjoyed our stay very much. The breakfast were outstanding and the afternoon appetizers were outstanding. Overall, we had a great time, and we'd stay here again!


4.8 on October 02, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our wedding and it was perfect! The staff was very nice, our room was big and clean, the breakfast was delicious and the building is beautiful (we even used it as the backdrop for some of our photos, and referred to it as "our house"). I would definitely recommend the West Cliff Inn.


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.

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Rooms & Rates


Standard Description

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


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

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, 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
  • 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 $65: 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.



West Cliff Inn

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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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