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West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

174 West Cliff Drive , Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA (Show map)
291 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
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.1

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West Cliff Inn

4.2 on September 13, 2014

Great location and unforgettable architecture.


5 on September 01, 2014

Wonderful accommodations and a delightful breakfasts each morning. Great views and great weather to boot.

Great first experience at a B&B

4.6 on August 30, 2014

We've always hesitated to stay at a B&B but decided to try this one. So glad we did as it was wonderful. Very quiet, nice rooms. Comfortable parlor, porch and dining room. Breakfast was delicious with several options and several tables. Nice little extra was wine and cheese late afternoon. Will try a Four Sisters Inn B&B again.

Big Water Stains in the Little Beach Bungalow

2.8 on August 27, 2014

While the Little Beach Bungalow was cozy and tastefully decorated, the carpet had huge water stains that caused us to question the room and inn's cleanliness. On the positive side, we loved being within walking distance of the Boardwalk and the breakfast buffet was hearty and healthy.

Great Inn for a romantic stay in Santa Cruz

3.8 on August 22, 2014

Due to an overbooking problem, we stayed in one of the firepit rooms for a night and in the little beach bungalow for another. The first one was simply amazing, the bed is huge and comfortable, the bathtroom spacious and clean, it has great views and is very well furnished. The second one, although much smaller and basic, was just what we imagined. It has enough room for two people with a lot of luggage, the bed is still pretty big, and the bathtroom is quite spacious too. Breakfast was amazing, and the common areas of the Inn are also very cozy. Perfectly located for Santa Cruz Beach, restaurants and shops.

The perfect place to stay

5 on August 20, 2014

We go back every year to celebrate our anniversary and it never disappoints. Best value around by far.

beautiful house and views

3.6 on August 14, 2014

The house was stunning. The accommodations smaller than expected, but clean and tasteful nonetheless. The views of & the proximity to the boardwalk were exceptional treats. The breakfasts were great. I would definitely recommend this gem to my friends.

Outstanding option

3.6 on August 10, 2014

Excellent in all asoects and would recommend the place to anybody

Awesome Inn!

4.6 on August 04, 2014

This was such a pleasant place to stay in Santa Cruz. I highly recommend it for the beauty of the Inn, the lovely accommodation, the great breakfast and excellent location!

Wonderful stay at the West Cliff Inn

5 on July 31, 2014

I originally booked the Beach Bungalow, but was upgraded to a king room at the front of the house with a spectacular view out to the beach boardwalk. I was visiting for the Wharf to Wharf race, and couldn't have selected a better place. Perfect location, excellent service, delicious food, comfortable beds, and an awesome race venue! I will definitely be back.

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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

Urban Inn, Bed and Breakfast, 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: Yes 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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