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Everyone was so accommodating and kind! After a long drive we were able to check into our room early. That meant the world to me!

Chaminade is in a beautiful location on a bluff overlooking the ocean in the distance. The rooms are located in a number of different buildings that span the property. There is a nice pool and hot tub as well as a fitness center and spa, however, I didn’t see the fitness center or spa while I was there. The rooms were rather disappointing. Though the furnishing seemed to be recently updated, they were just odd. The headboard was a non-functional abacus, the coat hanger by the door was a ruler and the signs on the door with your room number also had dominoes. The side tables were large barrels but had very little space on top for anything you might need. There were 4 plugs on each barrel which was nice but only some worked. The room had low ceilings and was rather small with a little alcove that has a sectional bed that was also a pullout. The bathroom was pretty small too. The property has a lot of potential but it needs some sort of an overhaul to be all is can be. The staff was lovely, the bar had great cocktails, the restaurant had potentially beautiful views if the fog wasn’t there. We didn’t try the food but the menu looked tasty. I called and asked for a late checkout on Sunday, hoping to get an extra hour since we had nowhere to go before meeting some friends at 12:15pm and the woman curtly informed me there were no late checkouts because they were fully booked. Seemed unlikely on a Sunday in May but whatever.

Gorgeous area, with trails on the property. Small things were negatives, but the small things matter. Some towels that smelled like they had been sitting, wet, for a long time, the safe didn't work, a key didn't work. There is nothing like a seamless hotel stay, and this was not one. Again, small things, but nonetheless...

Elaine and her team were phenomenal! A great stay during Columbus weekend, starting from checking-in thru checking-out ( very accomodating), the View restaurant service was great, etc. The ground was kept beautiful. Kevin, kudos to your team! Thank you. We will be back. C from San Jose

Great property. We were down graded from our room and did not get what we paid for.

Nice vistas n tree things. Continental breakfast could’ve ran a lil later.

That property was under construction and not very clean. Also the jacuzzi was not working.

Our first time here and we really enjoyed it. Despite not being close to the beach, we were still able to enjoy an evening glass of wine with the Pacific in sight. Great place.

staff was great and the room was clean and modern.

Nice hotel. The dining experience was mediocre. Food was a B. Service was a C. The rooms were nice. The pool was ok -- small for the number of guests. Loved the trails!

Hotel facilities were excellent. However, the $36 additional “resort” fee is a blatantly unfair although common additional charge. Why not charge customers an “air” fee for breathing?

Room needs better lighting. It also needs to be a bit more functional.

The Chaminade is located in the woods, with a beautiful view. The rooms are comfortable with stylish decor. My only complaint is that they are not very sound proof. Otherwise, we loved it!

I really enjoyed staying at the Chaminade. I only stayed 1 night and didn't use the spa or facilities but the room was super large and spacious and there was a massive flat screen as well. The bed was really comfortable and the overall room was really relaxing. We had a pretty view of the forest, which would have been nice to just sit and have dinner there. We did have lunch at the restaurant and while the staff was great and really accommodating it was pretty expensive. The lady at the front desk was super sweet and even recommended a great spot for us to have lunch (Whale City) which lead us to the most breathtaking beach we'd ever seen and to top everything off it's a shirt drive away from the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk. Loved this hotel.

Chaminade Ln Santa Cruz CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Chaminade Resort & Spa places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Capitola Mercantile and Mystery Spot. This 4-star resort welcomes guests with 156 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

All 156 rooms feature refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. 55-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Safes, ironing boards, and wardrobes or closets are also standard. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Renovated in 2020, Chaminade Resort & Spa offers a full-service spa, a gym, and a sauna. There's free valet parking and an airport shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Other amenities at this spa resort include outdoor tennis courts, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

2 Queen Pet Friendly Guest Room with Patio

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

1 King Junior Suite Forest View with Patio

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Deluxe King Suite Forest View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Premium King Suite Forest View with Patio

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Chaminade Resort & Spa

Everyone (13) Couples (3) Family (5)
5
Family with small children

Everyone was so accommodating and kind! After a long drive we were able to check into our room early. That meant the world to me!

By on Jun 13, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 14, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Chaminade, we greatly appreciate your support. Please come back and stay with us again soon.

3
Family

Chaminade is in a beautiful location on a bluff overlooking the ocean in the distance. The rooms are located in a number of different buildings that span the property. There is a nice pool and hot tub as well as a fitness center and spa, however, I didn’t see the fitness center or spa while I was there. The rooms were rather disappointing. Though the furnishing seemed to be recently updated, they were just odd. The headboard was a non-functional abacus, the coat hanger by the door was a ruler and the signs on the door with your room number also had dominoes. The side tables were large barrels but had very little space on top for anything you might need. There were 4 plugs on each barrel which was nice but only some worked. The room had low ceilings and was rather small with a little alcove that has a sectional bed that was also a pullout. The bathroom was pretty small too. The property has a lot of potential but it needs some sort of an overhaul to be all is can be. The staff was lovely, the bar had great cocktails, the restaurant had potentially beautiful views if the fog wasn’t there. We didn’t try the food but the menu looked tasty. I called and asked for a late checkout on Sunday, hoping to get an extra hour since we had nowhere to go before meeting some friends at 12:15pm and the woman curtly informed me there were no late checkouts because they were fully booked. Seemed unlikely on a Sunday in May but whatever.

By on May 17, 2021

Review comment responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for choosing to stay at Chaminade for your Santa Cruz getaway. We have a multi-year renovation plan in place, with the main villa having completed a $10M renovation last year. There is more to follow this year but you can imagine, after being closed or at a limited capacity last year, it has been delayed. Thank you for the thorough feedback. Please come back to see us again soon.

4
Family

Gorgeous area, with trails on the property. Small things were negatives, but the small things matter. Some towels that smelled like they had been sitting, wet, for a long time, the safe didn't work, a key didn't work. There is nothing like a seamless hotel stay, and this was not one. Again, small things, but nonetheless...

By on May 17, 2021

Review comment responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for choosing to stay at Chaminade. We are disappointed to hear you had some difficulties during your stay. Did you by chance share these while you were here giving us a chance to make any corrections for you? We do hope you will come back again at another time.

5
Family

Elaine and her team were phenomenal! A great stay during Columbus weekend, starting from checking-in thru checking-out ( very accomodating), the View restaurant service was great, etc. The ground was kept beautiful. Kevin, kudos to your team! Thank you. We will be back. C from San Jose

By , from San Jose, CA on Oct 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 12, 2020

Thank you for choosing to stay at Chaminade during your Santa Cruz getaway. We appreciate your support and wonderful feedback, hope you welcome you back again soon.

3
Everyone

By on Oct 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 12, 2020

Thank you for choosing to stay at Chaminade during your Santa Cruz getaway. If you'd like to share more about your stay, please reach out.

3
Everyone

Great property. We were down graded from our room and did not get what we paid for.

By on Aug 7, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2020

Thank you for selecting Chaminade Resort for your Santa Cruz getaway. We are sorry to learn that you didn't get the room you wanted and paid for. It's challenging to understand what actually happened or how this happened without any additional information. If you'd like to share more so that we can investigate it further, we would appreciate it.

5
Partner Couples

Nice vistas n tree things. Continental breakfast could’ve ran a lil later.

By , from Boston on Mar 4, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 13, 2020

Hi Kyle thank you for staying with us and providing a 5 star review, we look forward to seeing you again real soon.

1
Family

That property was under construction and not very clean. Also the jacuzzi was not working.

By , from Lodi Ca on Feb 29, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 29, 2020

I do apologize you were unaware of the remodel, we have provided this information to all 3rd party reservation companies and its stated on our web page.

4
Everyone

By on Jan 9, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2020

Thank you for your nice review.

5
Everyone

By on Dec 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 18, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay here at Chaminade!

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