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Experience the best of this laid-back beach town while relaxing at the BEST WESTERN Inn, just minutes from the bustling boardwalk, downtown and the perplexing Mystery Spot.

This quaint, centrally-located Santa Cruz hotel is just minutes from beautiful beaches and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, featuring a seaside amusement park, dining, shops and more. Downtown Santa Cruz, also within walking distance, is home to even more shops and events, including a well-established farmers market. The BEST WESTERN Inn is also just three miles from the University of Santa Cruz, making it the perfect home away from home for visiting friends, family members or fans of Banana Slug athletics.

Guests who want to get away from the daily hustle and bustle will find easy access to some of northern Californias most sought-after retreats, from charming Santa Cruz wineries to the giant redwoods of The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. This Best Western Santa Cruz hotel is also a great home base for day trips to Monterey, San Jose or San Francisco. We are conveniently located within 70 miles of five airports - the San Jose International Airport is just 35 miles away. For those traveling for business, we are also located close to ONeill Brand, Cruzio Internet, Fullpower Technologies and Plantronics.

This Santa Cruz hotel offers amenities perfect for the leisure and business traveler alike. Our 100 smoke-free property features spacious rooms with complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, a fitness center, free local calls and free parking. Guests start their day off right with a complimentary continental breakfast, and relax at the end of the day with a soak in our year-round hot tub enclosed in a cozy gazebo.

To get started on your visit to paradise, make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN Inn today!

***Management reserves the right to refuse to provide accommodation to persons of less than legal age unless accompanied by an adult. Proof of age may be required at check-in.

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126 Plymouth Street
Santa Cruz
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
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15:00:00 | 11:00:00
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126 Plymouth Street
Santa Cruz
United States

What's nearby?


  • 3 mile(s) from Aptos

  • 5 mile(s) from Scotts Valley

  • 12 mile(s) from Watsonville

  • 25 mile(s) from Los Gatos

  • 30 mile(s) from San Jose

  • 40 mile(s) from Sunnyvale

  • 45 mile(s) from Gilroy

  • 45 mile(s) from Palo Alto

  • .5 mile(s) from Santa Cruz County Offices

  • 1 mile(s) from Plantronics

  • 1 mile(s) from Granite Construction

  • 2 mile(s) from Seymour Marine Discovery

  • 3 mile(s) from University of California, Santa Cruz

  • 3 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Biotechnology

  • 5 mile(s) from Seagate Technology

  • 5 mile(s) from Borland Software Corporations

  • 5 mile(s) from Nokia

  • 6 mile(s) from Workscape

Cities & Attractions

  • 3 mile(s) from University of California, Santa Cruz

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 163 traveller reviews
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Nice room in fair location

18/09/2016 Paula A, Nevada City

We usually prefer to stay at the Best Western Plus when visiting Santa Cruz; however, due to college move-in weekend, it was totally booked. We were lucky to find this hotel instead at a competitive ... more



01/09/2016 Marilyn M, Rohnert Park, United States

I always stay at Best Westerns since they consistently have comfortable beds. I usually stay at the Aptos Seascape location but it was really expensive. I found this location which I didn't know was e... more


One of the Better Deals in Santa Cruz

26/08/2016 Richard H, Saint Helens, Oregon

It is hard to find a room in Santa Cruz for around $100! Especially during the summer season. This hotel is Clean! Comfy Beds! Good Service! Hot breakfast! A little noisy as it is right on the on ram... more


Extremely pleased with our stay

14/08/2016 Jill K, Fort Worth TX, United States

Overall, excellent stay--service was fantastic, bed was really comfortable, maid did great job cleaning the room daily. Cannot say enough about the front desk staff. Very friendly, extremely helpful... more

Owner Response
Ana D, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn, responded to this review
Dear and Valuable Guest: Thank you very much for being so king to write a very good review about your experienced during your stay at Best Western Inn in Santa Cruz, you made our job easy because you are a excellent guest, Thank your for mentioned about the good job of our housekeeping team and front desk staff.

Noisy in sketchy part of town

27/07/2016 BeautyBelle, Los Angeles

Shame on me, thought I was booking and staying at Best Western Inn Plus and mistakenly booked this motel instead. Noisy intersection, not so great area of town, so concerned I made a point to park my... more

Owner Response
Ana D, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn, responded to this review
To our Guest: Regarding the comment you posted I can tell you that all this area by Plymouth St. and Ocean where more of the hotels are located are noisy and very busy special in Summer time, when people for all over the world and over U.S.A. decided to have their vacations in this county . Santa Cruz has too many attractions and are many things to do . I can say our parking lot is small but is exactly with capacity to park the cars for our 28 rooms , and is complementary and safe . We know and is possible you saw that Santa Cruz has a lot of homeless people and once in while they give some hard time to all hotels in this area but we try to handle the best we can Homeless people are out of our control , We do our best to keep our guest and their belong safe. I think the reason you got confuse booking our hotel was because , we had better rate and we do not request minimum stay of two nights we always allow our guest to book a room only for the dates , our guest need.