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
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Birthday to remember

5 on November 08, 2015

Our week at the West Cliff Inn was spectacular ! From the friendliness of the front office staff, the delicious breakfasts, generous wine and hors d'oeuvres every afternoon, to the spacious rooms (#3 was the best) with a jacuzzi tub and beautiful marble shower, everything was so special! Adding the birthday celebration package with breakfast brought to our room made it extra special. The huevos rancheros was delicious with the best hot chocolate we ever had. And we came back after dinner that night to champagne in an ice bucket, truffles and the Inn's cookbook. We can't wait to go back!

right on the beach

5 on October 19, 2015

Beautiful historic property, parking included with room. Centralized location close to beach,boardwalk and pier. We'll definitely stay again.

Beautiful Historical B&B

3.8 on October 12, 2015

We had a lovely stay at the West Cliff Inn in Santa Cruz. The location is great: just a short walk to the boardwalk and beach as well as a 10 minute walk to the downtown which is a must do. The house has been restored to perfection. Our room was a bit on the small side but had a fantastic view of the water. If stairs are a problem for you,request a main level room. The stairs are very steep. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the wine happy hour. If staying again, I would call the hotel directly to discuss room options.

Lovely stay

5 on October 10, 2015

We stayed one night on a 2 week road trip and it was easily the best value for money place we stayed. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Our room was very sweet and very clean. The free breakfast was brilliant as well. They even left cookies/muffins throughout the day if you wanted one. Would love to stay again some day

Historic Luxury

4.6 on September 29, 2015

The staff at the West Cliff Inn is incredible. Their service was beyond any expectations that I could have had. The bedrooms are comfortable and bathrooms very spacious. I would call this place a win any time of the year.

Great location, great stay!

4.2 on September 23, 2015

The room and hotel were beautiful, the staff was very helpful, and the complimentary wine and appetizers and breakfast were excellent. It was also great to have access to free soft drinks and cold water was a real plus!

Excellent Seaside Establishment

4.0 on September 22, 2015

We stayed for a long holiday weekend, and very much enjoyed the property, with the view, outdoor decks and central location of the beach, wharf and boardwalk. It was an excellent choice.

Beautiful B&B Overlooking the Sea

3.6 on September 22, 2015

The West Cliff Inn is a beautiful Inn overlooking Santa Cruz bay. The whole facility was very well done and everything is within walking distance. The breakfast was quite good and they always had fresh baked cookies out for the guests. I also enjoyed the evening wine and snack they serve to guests at 5pm. The only negative was the sound of the back up beepers from neighborhood delivery trucks and the moaning of trash trucks early in the mourning... But there is nothing West Cliff can do about that.

Excellent B&B

4.6 on September 21, 2015

West Cliff Inn is one of the best B&B's we have stayed in, and for the price we had very high expectations! The staff from check-in to check-out was exceptional. We stayed there two nights, September 12 & 13 and the Inn was fully occupied but we never felt like it was crowded. We stayed in room 5, a Superior King Spa room, which was quite large and spacious. The only problem we encountered was on the first night when the fireplace suddenly came on at 1:30 am. The flames from the fireplace woke me up and at first I was terrified that the room was on fire. My husband had to get up and search the room for a way to turn it off. He finally just removed the panel below the fireplace and shut off the pilot light. I would also suggest that the staff get together on the policy for service animals in the main dining room. When we checked in we were told that under no circumstances were they allowed in the dining room, but on Monday 9/14 when we arrived downstairs for breakfast there was a dog in a stroller at a table with a food and water bowl ON THE TABLE which it proceeded to eat from. Needless to say we were quite shocked by this. So I suggest that the staff get together and make sure that whichever policy they are to follow that they all follow the same one. The location of the Inn makes it incredibly easy to get around on foot throughout Santa Cruz. We pretty much walked to restaurants for lunch and dinner each day. Overall I would give West Cliff Inn a big thumbs up and would absolutely stay there again! Sincerely, Sandi & Wayne Uhl

Shelby get away

5 on September 20, 2015

We were looking for a quaint bed and breakfast that was pet friendly and we found the perfect place, the West Cliff Inn

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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