Chaminade Resort and Spa ★★★★

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$183
avg/night
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Check-in: Feb 14, 2016 Check-out: Feb 16, 2016
3.9 /5
Overall score
84%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.6
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Overview

A full-service hotel and conference center, Chaminade Resort & Spa is set on 300 acres of eucalyptus and redwood-dense hills overlooking Santa Cruz. It's also one of the highest-rated hotels in this Northern California coastal town. Spanish-mission inspired architecture, contemporary furnishings and open-air patios make this an ideal place to unwind. Five miles removed from the activity of Santa Cruz, Chaminade is an easy drive within minutes to Pacific Ocean beaches, golf courses and local wineries.

Dining

Views of Monterey Bay are unbeatable from the fireside patios at Chaminade Resort & Spa. From the highly-regarded breakfast buffet to sunset cocktails at Linwood's Bar & Grill, two on-site restaurants here offer a selection from morning through after-hours. Fine cuisine draws ever-changing inspiration from local farms on the surrounding California coast. Room service is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Rooms

Several buildings that stretch through the wooded hillside house Chaminade Resort and Spa's 156 rooms. A $15 million renovation in 2009 brought upgrades to the interiors with luxurious feather beds, down-filled duvets and contemporary decor that still retains the Spanish flair that is part of the resort's history. Private patios are sheltered by forest. Some modernized suites have flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet access (fees apply). Granite bathrooms feature Lather products and microfiber robes. 

Property features

Chaminade Resort & Spa emphasizes the outdoors. Four tennis courts with a pro on hand, three miles of private on-site hiking trails, a ropes course, sand volleyball, badminton and croquet are all available. The 50-foot outdoor heated pool is open until 11 p.m. The full-scale fitness center offers aerobics, yoga and pilates in addition to standard workout equipment. Ladies' and mens' locker rooms, sauna and whirlpool are available. For all-natural treatments and rejuvenation, head to the full-service Spa at Chaminade.

Highlights

  • The first hotel in Santa Cruz County to receive a Green Business Certification for its environmental efforts
  • Full-service spa
  • Free parking
  • Airport and local transportation (fees apply)
  • Pet-friendly (fees apply)

Nearby attractions

  • Pasatiempo Golf Club (4.6 mi/7.5 km)
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (6.5 mi/10.5 km)
  • University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) (8.2 mi/13.2 km)
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (11.7 mi/18.8 km)

Business

  • 24-hour business center
  • 12 meeting rooms
  • Team building activities

Transportation

  • San Jose International Airport (34.8 mi/56 km)
  • Airport and local transportation (fees apply)

Policies

  • This hotel has a pet policy (fees apply).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Dining

Linwoods Bar And Grill
Linwood s features contemporary California cuisine capturing the rich flavors of the Central Coast. Partnering with local farmers menu items feature locally sourced products based on whats fresh on the market. Linwoods in an ideal setting to enjoy signature cocktails cozy indoor-outdoor fireside seating
Sunset Restaurant
The Sunset Restaurant is known for its vast assortment of fresh sumptuous buffet items. With panoramic views of the Monterey Bay and its renown Sunday Brunch the Sunset Restaurant has been voted best of Santa Cruz by local press.

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Amenities

Featured

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Pet friendly
  • Elevators
  • 24 hour security
  • FEMA approved

Activities

  • Heated pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Skiing
  • Children's activities
  • Jogging track
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee maker in room
  • Lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 24 hour room service
  • Room service
  • Family plan

Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Maid service
  • Laundry service
  • Express checkout
  • Concierge desk
  • Laundry/Valet services
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Security
  • Wake-up service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Porters
  • Gift shop
  • Copy service
  • News stand
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Conference suite

Internet

  • High-speed internet

Parking

  • Parking
  • Valet parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible rooms
  • Accessible parking

Room

  • Television with cable
  • Cordless phone
  • Safe
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Free newspaper
  • Heated guest rooms
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Turndown service
  • Cribs available
  • In room movies
  • Temperature control
  • Electronic door locks
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sprinklers in rooms
  • Bath tub

Reviews

3.9 /5 Overall score

84% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.2/5
  • Comfort: 4/5
  • Location: 4.5/5
  • Value: 3.6/5

Fathers 80TH birthday

Would not recommend Sun, Nov 22, 2015
Lovely grounds and location. Room wasn't quite up to expectations- very little comforts- old. Event planners, staff, food, and amenities - Outstanding.

| Walnut Grove Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

only good place in Santa Cruz

Would recommend Tue, Nov 3, 2015
Many of the hotels closer to the waterfront are tourist traps. This place is a good price for the amenities and best place I've stayed at by far in that area.

| dublin Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Bad trip

Would not recommend Wed, Sep 9, 2015
I will never visit this hotel again. They actually gave our room key to some people we didn't know. Unprofessional and understaffed.

| N/A Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

relaxing

Would recommend Mon, Mar 16, 2015
hotel staff were super friendly. got an upgrade to a jr. suite!

| Newbury Park Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Summer in Santa Cruz

Would recommend Mon, Jan 5, 2015
This was our second stay at the hotel. We had a view of large trees which was nice. Only small area of improvement was that we found a pair of swimming trunks hanging in the window -- my guess is that housekeeping must have missed those when cleaning. Morning buffet is delicious! Don't miss it!

| walnut creek Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Chaminade!! Great Hotel

Would recommend Sun, Nov 30, 2014
Nice getaway in the hills of Santa Cruz. make sure to get a room close to the reception area and restaurants if you have trouble walking long distances. Perfect for UC Santa Cruz graduation weekend!

| Los Angeles Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

The Best Accommodations in Santa Cruz

Would recommend Sat, Nov 29, 2014
Chaminade is a lovely resort on a hilltop with an unconstructed view of the Bay. From the rooms to the spa to the restaurants, you won't find anything better in Santa Cruz. While the rates are higher than most other hotels in the area, the value is also far greater. It's well worth the money.

| SF, Ca, USA Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Nice Place

Would recommend Tue, Oct 21, 2014
The staff was very accommodating. The rooms were okay, I wish there was more light in the room and more modern decor. I thought the room would be nicer due to the price I paid. It's nice how it's in a secluded location. Also wished they had complimentary breakfast like other hotels in same price range.

| Houston, TX Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Romantic anniversary getaway

Would recommend Mon, Sep 1, 2014
While all the others places nearby were booked, we were able to reserve here in less than 30 days for Labor Day weekend for only Saturday night. The room was clean, simple and very nice. The grounds were beautiful with short hiking trails around us. The breakfast buffet was good and well priced. Great pool (lots of kids), workout room, jacuzzi, steam bath and sauna which complimented our 80 minute couples massage. Mr. Aarron was fantastic, best massage ever. Since the awesome staff knew it was our anniversary they brought us sparkling wine to enjoy while we basked in the view of the surrounding hills. Just 5 minutes from Capitola it was the perfect getaway.

Dining

Make a reservation for Shadow Brook Restaurant for a fabulous experience.

| Alameda Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great place to stay after driving on the 1

Would recommend Mon, Aug 11, 2014
We drove up from Pasadena on the 1. Very long ride. This was perfect place to stay after that long trip. Would 100 percent stay there again!

| CA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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