$215 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 4, 2015 Check-out: Aug 7, 2015

Chaminade Resort and Spa

4 stars
View map of One Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
74 reviews
relaxing

hotel staff were super friendly. got an upgrade to a jr. suite! See full review

  • penstarr
  • Mar 16, 2015
The Best Accommodations in Santa Cruz

Chaminade is a lovely resort on a hilltop with an unconstructed view of the Bay. From the rooms to... See full review

  • ReneeKay
  • Nov 29, 2014

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.

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Chaminade Resort and Spa Rooms

Luxury
Chaminade Luxury Suite with One King Size Bed. Well appointed suite included a separate living room area with Casual Dining area Queen Sized Sofa Bed and Flat Screen Television. Accommodations feature Luxurious feather bedding in-room safe two line phone with voicemail premium cable Channels in-room movi
Luxury
Luxury Fully Accessible Room with 2 Queen Beds. Accommodations feature Luxurious feather bedding in-room safe two line phone with voicemail premium cable Channels in-room movies and games coffee maker hair dryer and Iron/Ironing Board
Luxury
Chaminade Luxury Accessible Suite. Well appointed suite included a separate living room area with Casual Dining area Queen Sized Sofa Bed and Flat Screen Television. Accommodations feature Luxurious feather bedding High Speed Wired/Wireless internet in-room safe two line phone with voicemail premium cabl
Luxury
Luxury Junior Suite King includes a King Size Bed Cozy Sectional Sofa and Casual Dining area. Accommodations feature Luxurious feather bedding Dual Vanity in-room safe two line phone with voicemail premium cable Channels in-room movies and games coffee maker hair dryer and Iron/Ironing Board
Luxury
Luxury Accessible Room with 2 Queen Beds. Accommodations feature Luxurious feather bedding in-room safe two line phone with voicemail premium cable Channels in-room movies and games coffee maker hair dryer and Iron/Ironing Board.
Luxury
Luxury Room with one queen bed. Accommodations feature luxurious feather bedding in-room safe two line phone with voicemail premium cable channels in-room movies and games coffee maker hair dryer and iron/ironing board.
Luxury
Luxury room with 2 queen size beds. Accommodations feature luxurious feather bedding in-room safe two line phone with voicemail premium cable channels in-room movies and games coffee maker hair dryer and iron/ironing board.
Luxury
Luxury Forest View Room with 2 Queen size beds. Accommodations feature Luxurious feather bedding in-room safe two line phone with voicemail premium cable Channels in-room movies and games coffee maker hair dryer and Iron/Ironing Board.
Luxury
Chaminade Luxury Suite with One Queen Size Bed. Well appointed suite included a separate living room area with Casual Dining area Queen Sized Sofa Bed and Flat Screen Television. Accommodations feature Luxurious feather bedding in-room safe two line phone with voicemail premium cable Channels in-room m
Luxury
Luxury room with King size bed. Accommodations feature Luxurious feather bedding in-room safe two line phone with voicemail premium cable Channels in-room movies and games coffee maker hair dryer and Iron/Ironing Board.

Amenities

  • 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

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.

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.

Ratings and reviews for Chaminade Resort and Spa

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
74 out of 74
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.6

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Chaminade Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jere1
modesto
Dec 30, 2012

it was great

My son and his fiance were very pleased with their trip

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Chaminade Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
penstarr
Business
Newbury Park
Mar 16, 2015

relaxing

hotel staff were super friendly. got an upgrade to a jr. suite!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chaminade Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
denster
Business
walnut creek
Jan 5, 2015

Summer in Santa Cruz

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!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chaminade Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alley Katz
Business
Los Angeles
Nov 30, 2014

Chaminade!! Great Hotel

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!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chaminade Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ReneeKay
Business
SF, Ca, USA
Nov 29, 2014

The Best Accommodations in Santa Cruz

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chaminade Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JC831
Business
Houston, TX
Oct 21, 2014

Nice Place

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chaminade Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Golf Guy 650
Business
Alameda
Sep 1, 2014

Romantic anniversary getaway

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

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

Review of Chaminade Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Angelnav
Business
CA
Aug 11, 2014

Great place to stay after driving on the 1

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!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chaminade Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Raquel A.
Business
Sacramento, CA, USA
Jul 22, 2014

Beautiful setting!

We love staying at the Chamindade. Their nature trail is beautiful.....you feel like you are far from the city. The only downside is that the $25.00 per person resort fee is mandatory......since we don't use it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chaminade Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mom in Newark
Business
Newark, Ca
Jul 21, 2014

Relaxing stay

Was wonderful, nice massage and drinks under the stars next to a warm fire pit .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chaminade Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Biz chick
Business
Bay area
Jul 21, 2014

Kids upstairs

Wonderful staff and very helpful. I was under a room full of children and very heavy walkers. If your I want a peaceful stay make sure you ask to be on a top level, or be sure there isn't a bunch of kids above you. Why hotels put children in upper level rooms I don't get it? Rooms need to be updated a little. There are only 2 vending machines one for snaks one for drinks. You have to hike if you aren't close to them. Loved the dog friendly patio. Loved the trails. What is with these resort fees? If you pay for the stay it should be included inthe price not as an add on.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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