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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

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316 Reviews

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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

Mother/daughter retreat

5 on March 05, 2015

Loved it!!!

Very nice anniversary weekend

5 on February 27, 2015

This was our first time staying here and it was our anniversary. The staff was very nice and helpful, showing us around when we got there and making us feel very welcome and comfortable. We stayed in the Bungalow Room in the back. It was very cute and small which is what we expected. We liked how it was more private having our own little room away from the main house, yet we could still enjoy the great food and views from the house and balconies.

A beautiful room !

4.6 on February 18, 2015

Great room - huge indoor jacuzzi tub and comfortable king sized bed. Full /Breakfasts and snacks/drinks were more than generous and delicious.

Pleasantly surprised

5 on February 04, 2015

Room was a wee bit smaller than pictures seem to make it look, but the bathroom more than made up for it. Private balcony with two very relaxing rocking chairs (room #7) and the breakfast was amazing. Wasn't expecting much considering past experiences with hotels but I was very happy with my stay, and felt it was definitely worth the money. Staff was very friendly and helpful, other guests were friendly and quiet as well. Will stay again.

great time, beautiful place

5 on February 03, 2015

We had a great time at the West Cliff Inn. The room (6) was perfect and the location was beautiful. We'll definitely visit again.

1/23/15 Santa Cruz - Perfect

5 on February 01, 2015

Chef was amazing, food outstanding, fresh and yummy. Was upgraded from the cottage to the first floor, king bed, fireplace with ocean view, no extra charge. With a quick call, the helpful and friendly staff allowed us to check in a bit early. First experience with a B&B, loved it. Will be a customer for life.

Beachy B&B

4.4 on January 28, 2015

We went to celebrate out 35th wedding anniversary. Our room had a fantastic view of the Santa Cruz Beach. The walk along West Cliff Drive was beautiful. The staff was all very nice. Both breakfasts were outstanding! Would definitely recommend this B&B to friends. We look forward to another stay in the future!

Romantic Ocean Get Away !!

5 on January 24, 2015

I retired last year at the age of 50 and after working long hours, raising 3 incredible boys, it is Mom and Dad time !! We love to travel and stay in B& B's whenever possible. Having numerous venues to compare this to, this rates near the top !! Starting with the inn keeper when you walk in to the final checkout, it is a first class operation. The rooms, hot tub, breakfast, staff and of course coffee on the veranda with the breath taking view of the pier is one of a kind. Love, love, love it !!! Can't wait to stay on our next visit to the area !!! You WON'T be disappointed. Enjoy !!

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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


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

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