West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

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

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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
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Beautiful small inn steps from the beach.

4.8 on August 13, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this place. Enjoy a luxury stay in a beautiful old house with a lovely view of the beach.

Delightful inn

3.2 on August 02, 2015

This was our first night in California and the inn set the bar for everything to come. Our room was spacious and comfortable and the strawberry pancakes for breakfast were heavenly - no other pancake matched these. Excellent location for exploring Santa Cruz.


4.8 on June 04, 2015

The inn was lovely and romantic... loved spending time with my boyfriend and enjoyed the pretty view from the balcony and our bay window.

Best Place in Santa Cruz!

4.0 on May 06, 2015

What a lovely place to stay in Santa Cruz, conveniently located on the beach and a pleasant walk to downtown shopping, plus the incredibly good breakfast (my hat is off to the Chef and his capable assistants) and great wine/snacks in the afternoon, you'll never want to leave. Ah, and the lovely people who great you and make sure your room is comfortable and clean are the best as well. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did. All of the categories above should be marked outstanding; for some reason the computer would only let me click the exceeded buttons. Go find out for yourself!

Wodnerful weekend in Santa Cruz

4.6 on May 02, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed a great weekend at the West Cliff Inn. The room was very comfortable and large, the tub was amazing, the staff was very helpful and provided a very nice breakfast each day and a good late afternoon drink/snack spread. Having a glass of wine on the first floor balcony overlooking the beach was very relaxing. The parking lot is a bit tight, especially if other guests bring large vehicles.

First Time in Santa Cruz

3.8 on April 18, 2015

My wife and I stayed there in room 5. Upon arrival the staff was very pleasant, friendly and welcoming. I felt right at home. The room was beautiful and we had access to an outdoor hot tub which was already up and running at our arrival. There are no refrigerators in the rooms, however a small one is available in the lobby entrance where I stored a six pack of beer and a bottle of wine. They had wine and cheese from 5 to 6 pm which you can enjoy out on the lower or upper balconies. I would definitely recommend staying there if you’re in the Santa Cruz area. I discovered they own a number of B&B throughout CA and would definitely be visiting the others.

Great place to stay in San Diego

4.0 on April 17, 2015

Great place with really nice rooms. Front desk staff was awesome and had great suggestions about the area and stuff to do. Bathroom/shower/tub was awesome and the balconies that overlook the beach are outstanding.

Love this place!

4.6 on April 16, 2015

I was hesitant to even write a review because I would selfishly keep this gem to myself, but I digressed - The West Cliff Inn is always my go to whenever I stay in Santa Cruz!They're so friendly and respectful, not to mention helpful. I called because we had to bring our dog with us last minute and the staff was awesome with accommodating this! Not to mention the clean, warm, welcoming and homely feel of this space; It's very inviting! I never even think to look anywhere else.

Very Nice

3.8 on March 24, 2015

We had a great time staying here. It was a hard weekend for us as we were robbed in San Francisco during our vacation. The staff helped us get everything under control and in the end everything was reconciled. Thank you West Cliff Inn.

Lovely stay as usual

4.8 on March 12, 2015

Excellent BB

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Rooms & Rates


Standard Description

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


Location Type

Oceanfront, Vista oceano, 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, 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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  • 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.



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