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West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

174 West Cliff Drive , Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA (Show map)
281 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 room4.4
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.1

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Beautiful property, great views

4.6 on July 09, 2014

We went for two days to celebrate my birthday. We had room 7 which was perfect other than the noise from the kitchen every morning. Off the street so no noise from the front. The breakfast was really good, different hot dishes every morning and lots of fresh fruit, home made baked goods, great coffee really satisfying.

Lovely stay

3.6 on July 07, 2014

Room 5 had a large private deck with a loveseat chaise and a clean hot tub for two. Room 8 had an ocean view but only a tiny window. Both rooms had exceptionally clean, large beautiful bathrooms that looked like they were newly renovated. We enjoyed the plentiful breakfast. The staff were friendly, helpful and not intrusive. Convenient location away from crowds. I would definitely stay there again.

Road trip pit stop

3.8 on July 01, 2014

We had a lovely stay at the West Cliff hotel, we had chosen to stay in the little cottage at the back which has a great novelty. The room is dmall but very cozy and has all the amenities you would want. Staff were friendly but not too over the top and the setting was lovely as you could see all along Santa Cruz beach.

My review

4.0 on July 01, 2014

Nice b&b

Wonderful anniversary stay!

4.4 on June 30, 2014

Great location, fantastic view of the wharf and ocean, delicious, cheese, cookies and a bountiful breakfast, and a beautiful romantic room with private patio spa. Will definitely stay again.

West Cliff Inn

4.2 on June 27, 2014

Great hotel, great location, great room. Breakfast needs to start earlier - everyone is standing around waiting for 8:30, then it's crowded and not everyone gets a table, but the breakfast itself was fantastic.

Great Stay!

4.6 on June 19, 2014

Wonderful stay - great staff, beautiful rooms, great location and the food was amazing - breakfast, daily cookies, wine and cheeses in the afternoon! Fabulous!

Nice, Comfortable, Convenient Inn near the Boardwalk

3.8 on June 14, 2014

Good breakfast, free parking. Amenities are fine.

loves this place

5 on June 08, 2014

I have no complaints about my stay except for one. It was warm and the air conditioner didnt work but that wont stop me from coming back. The room was so beautiful and peaceful.

Great Location and Inn

4.4 on June 04, 2014

I stayed at the inn on a Wednesday night and got a great deal directly through the inn. The room (#9) was amazing, though it would have been nice to have had a fridge in the room and the TV is super small, but I don't think people stay here to watch TV. The bathroom was to die for! Huge tub and shower with lots of counter space (a total luxury to me). The bed has a few notches in the bedpost and could use some reinforcement. Their cookies, wine and appetizers in the afternoon were enjoyed while looking at the ocean and boardwalk on the communal balcony on the second floor. The breakfast in bed option is a must and was amazing! Not your ordinary included breakfast! I would recommend anyone stay here!

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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

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
  • Suitable For Children: 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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