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Featured Santa Cruz Pet Friendly Hotels

Monarch Cove Inn
Monarch Cove Inn
3.5 out of 5.0 620 El Salto Drive, Capitola, CA
Free Cancellation
$137
4.9/5 (14 reviews)

The Monarch Cove Inn was spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and just a short walk to the beach. I can't say enough about how peaceful and beautiful, this Inn truly is! I have every intension of staying again.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020
Guests of Monarch Cove Inn enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a terrace. Free parking is available if you drive. Staff members can help with ...
Pet FriendlyFree WifiFree Internet
Continental Inn
Continental Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
$93
4.4/5 (40 reviews)

I think it's our fourth time here. There has been consistent cleanliness and it exceeds expectations in this price category.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020
Continental Inn offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. You'll find limited parking. Front-desk staff can assist with securing valuables ...
Pet FriendlyMicrowaveRefrigerator
Ocean Pacific Lodge
Ocean Pacific Lodge
2.0 out of 5.0 301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
$93
4.4/5 (41 reviews)

We were only there briefly for a night. Location was excellent, essentials were there, clean until we shifted the bed- the floor was pretty gross but I don’t think most people move the furniture so I’m no knocking that too much. Fair price, would stay again

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020
Ocean Pacific Lodge offers an outdoor pool, 2 spa tubs, and free WiFi in public areas. Limited parking is available. Staff members can help with accommodation ...
Pet FriendlyLaundry FacilitiesFree Parking
Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley
Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley
3.5 out of 5.0 6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
$131
4.2/5 (30 reviews)

This is a very nice property. I will definitely stay there again. The room was clean , the entire property was clean and the staff was very accommodating.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020
Guests staying at Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, self parking is USD 10.00 per ...
Pet FriendlyParkingFree Wifi
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
4.0 out of 5.0 611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
$127
4.1/5 (45 reviews)

Very well kept and friendly staff, quiet so slept well

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020
At Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Self parking is offered for USD ...
Pet FriendlyDiningPool
Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages
Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages
3.5 out of 5.0 401 Johans Beach Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
$159
4.0/5 (6 reviews)

I’ve been staying here for more than 20 years and I don’t think there’s a more perfect beach getaway in Santa Cruz. ❤️✨

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020
Guests staying at Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and barbecue grills. A stay here includes free parking. Helpful ...
Pet FriendlyBeachSea
Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley
Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley
2.5 out of 5.0 6020 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA
Free Cancellation
$116
4.0/5 (74 reviews)

Very nice and friendly staff. Rooms could have been cleaner.

Reviewed on May 30, 2020
At Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free ...
Pet FriendlyBreakfastRefrigerator
Casablanca On The Beach
Casablanca On The Beach
3.5 out of 5.0 101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
$139
3.9/5 (59 reviews)

Excellent service, great accommodations! We will definitely be coming back!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020
Guests staying at Casablanca On The Beach enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a garden. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk ...
Pet FriendlyFree ParkingParking
Chaminade Resort & Spa
Chaminade Resort & Spa
4.0 out of 5.0 1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
$159
3.8/5 (19 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020
At Chaminade Resort & Spa, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free valet parking and an airport shuttle for a fee. ...
Pet FriendlyFitness CenterSports
Aqua Breeze Inn
Aqua Breeze Inn
1.5 out of 5.0 204 Second Street, Santa Cruz, CA
$79
3.8/5 (28 reviews)

Management was really nice and understanding, no problems no hassle, really enjoyed my weekend .

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020
Aqua Breeze Inn features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a terrace. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Staff members can help ...
Pet FriendlyParkingFree Parking
Inn At Pasatiempo
Inn At Pasatiempo
2.5 out of 5.0 555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
$152
3.6/5 (18 reviews)

Simply Beautiful property, well kept, very clean.. Your front staff should smile more often to robotic..

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
Inn At Pasatiempo features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with securing ...
Pet FriendlyWifiDining
Hotel Solares
Hotel Solares
2.5 out of 5.0 600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
$98
3.2/5 (33 reviews)

I have been staying at this property approximately 10 years spending from $850-1100 each year for 2 night stay and have never been treated with such disrespect. The management is horrible he will not let me speak to the owners or give me there information. They were rude the room wasn’t ready to ...

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2019
Renovated in 2016, Hotel Solares offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is offered for USD 10 per day. ...
Pet FriendlyPoolRefrigerator
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5.0 325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
$86
3.2/5 (36 reviews)

Close to the pier, boardwalk, and the main street. The room itself at first glance is really cute, though a bit small, but the walls up close appeared dirty (smudges and writing) and there were some questionable looking things on the floor and shower tiles (think bloody boogers...)

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020
At Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Free parking is included with your stay. ...
Pet FriendlyAir ConditioningRefrigerator
Surf City Inn and Suites
Surf City Inn and Suites
2.0 out of 5.0 619 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
2.5/5 (34 reviews)

This location was minutes from the Boardwalk. We didnt have to waste any time travelling to enjoy the beach!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019
Guests staying at Surf City Inn and Suites enjoy access to a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. ...
Pet FriendlyWifiParking
Pacific Inn Santa Cruz
Pacific Inn Santa Cruz
2.0 out of 5.0 330 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA
2.0/5 (33 reviews)

Location is nice the room is really small broken ac/heater the hot tub in the room looked really outdated

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019
At Pacific Inn Santa Cruz, guests have access to an indoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Friendly ...
Pet FriendlyFree WifiFree Internet

Family Friendly Santa Cruz Hotels

Natural beauty stands at the base of Santa Cruz’s appeal. It is everywhere, from the redwood-studded hillsides to the pristine shoreline with miles of walking paths and bluff-top vistas. This California bayside town, with miles of sand and surf, attracts surfers and beach lovers as well as pet-owners that want to take their companion with them whilst traveling and exploring the area surrounding this Californian city.

What to do in Santa Cruz (CA)

What better place to spend your day than on the beach? At the end of West Cliff Drive lies Natural Bridges State Beach, a stretch of soft sand edged with tide pools and sea-sculpted rock bridges. From October to early March, a colony of monarch butterflies roost in a eucalyptus grove.

This is the perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset, to go surfing or swimming and to bring your dog. You can find lifeguards and toilets on site as well as parking facilities in case you have your own rental car. For the latter there is a fee.

Another activity that would be perfect for you and your pet is a walk through the redwoods at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. This is something that your four-legged companion will definitely appreciate. Only a few miles from downtown Santa Cruz, on Highway 9, this 1,800-acre park offers 15 miles of trails through thick, cool forests, and golden meadows.

A favorite pick for a leisurely walk is the 3/4-mile Redwood Grove Trail, a wide and flat loop around an ancient stand of giant redwoods. On summer weekends, you can join one of the many guided tours of the Grove Trail, which start from the Nature Center. Be sure to call ahead to secure your spot.

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