Babbling Brook Inn

1025 Laurel Street , Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4237 USA (Show map)


Among the redwoods of Santa Cruz, a cascading waterfall and meandering creek wind through the Babbling Brook Inn. This historic bed and breakfast offers 13 guestrooms, each with cozy featherbeds and private baths, and many include fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Delight in sumptuous fresh-baked cookies upon arrival, and join us in the 90-year old main house each day for a homemade breakfast, and afternoon wine and cheese service. The Babbling Brook Inn is a romantic oasis, offering a unique and rustic retreat within the vibrant beachside community of Santa Cruz.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5


5 on October 02, 2013

We love it there, very romantic!

Romantic getaway

5 on August 09, 2013

Room was very spacious, nice sized bath room, great breakfast. Comfortable common area.

Romantic, Tranquil, Calm, Cozy, Relaxing

5 on July 16, 2013

Service was great, room was beautiful, the scenery was amazing, great customer service!

California comfort

4.8 on July 14, 2013

Lovely, cozy accommodations that feel secluded but are conveniently located for many activities. From the luxurious rooms to the delicious food (breakfast and happy hour!), in addition to the bikes available for use, your every need is covered. The peaceful outdoor space offers an inviting place to sit any time of the day or evening.

Relaxing and awesome

5 on May 31, 2013

I loved everything. Met new people, the staff is awesome and my rooms were wonderful. I can't wait to visit again.

Wonderful weekend

4.0 on March 04, 2013

The room was spacious, bright and nicely decorated. The staff was friendly and accommodating. And the food was delicious.

Best Birthday

5 on January 09, 2013

My bf and I stayed here for my birthday last year. It was a spur of the moment kind of trip. We found the Babbling Brook in the Fern Grotto which is right next to the brook. I fell in love with this place. The beds are ridiculously comfortable. The staff is so friendly and they really go out of their way to please. She actually showed us all the available rooms and let us choose. It was so nice we decided to stay in that night. I actually have dreams of being back there. I can't wait to go back. It is truly a dream come true.

Charming and friendly

4.6 on October 03, 2012

The property was beautifully landscaped and my room had lots of windows overlooking the greenery. Nice little balcony, clean and inviting room. The innkeeper was very friendly and helpful and enjoyable to talk to. The wine/cheese reception and breakfasts were very nice - tasty, good variety and well presented. I only spent one night but it was a lovely getaway and I will definitely come back.

Beautiful, peaceful and our favorite B&B

5 on June 28, 2012

We're always greeted with a smile and fresh warm cookies...after a long drive - that's always welcome. The rooms are always comfortable and we have a new favorite - the Garden room!

Wonderful, romantic retreat

4.8 on May 31, 2012

Our room was sweet and comfortable. I enjoyed the view from our room, as well as the unique stained glass bathroom door. The breakfast (vegetarian eggs benedict) was delicious!

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Location Type


Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Fax Machine, Parking , Some rooms with single or double person jetted tub

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 12 and under are free.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: There is a two night minimum on weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night rate plus tax must be prepaid at booking.
  • Cancellations: Notification of cancellation or arrival date change must be received more than three days (72 hours) prior to the confirmed arrival date in order for the reservation deposit to be refundable. Email notification is only acceptable if sent to Cancellation of Group Reservations is subject to the terms of the Group Contract. Special packages or promotions may include additional or separate Cancellation Policy terms. Failure to check-in on the scheduled arrival date will result in the cancellation of the reservation including any remaining nights, and the reservation deposit shall be forfeited.
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Jesus Castillo (Innkeeper) / April Theis (Admin)

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  • Time Served: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

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