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Centrally located in Capitola, this award winning central California hotel offers easy access to a variety of local attractions.

The friendly staff at the Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites is ready to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay in central California. The hotel offers easy access to Capitola Beach and Wharf and historic Capitola Village, which offers unique shops, art galleries and fine dining restaurants. The beach offers all the ocean based activities you could hope for, including surfing, diving, boating and whale and dolphin watching. Thanks to the mild local climate, our hotel near the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk is a great place to come when you want to enjoy the water any time of year.

The hotel offers spacious, well-appointed guest rooms, each featuring a mini refrigerator, microwave, 39-inch flat screen TVs in all the standard rooms, 46-inch flat screen TVs in the suites with HBO and high-speed Internet access. Guests who prefer more spacious accommodations may choose a mini suite with a fireplace or a two room suite with an in-room spa. Amenities at our Capitola hotel include a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, an outdoor heated swimming pool, a spa, an exercise facility, dry cleaning services and meeting space to accommodate up to 82 guests.

The Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites is near great surf spots such as Pleasure Point, Surf Bowl and Lighthouse Point for avid surfers, less than an hours drive away guests can visit Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Begonia Festival, the Steinbeck Museum, Monterey Bay with its aquarium and the Redwood Forest. Theres more than enough to do for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing seaside vacation at our hotel on the Central California coast.

Book your stay at the Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites today and discover why our peaceful, smoke-free and pet free property has built up a reputation for friendliness and hospitality!

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1435 41ST AVE
United States
AAA - 3 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 12:00:00
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1435 41ST AVE
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What's nearby?


  • 0.50 mile(s) from Capitola Village

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Aptos

  • 6.00 mile(s) from Scotts Valley

  • 12.00 mile(s) from Watsonville

  • 32.00 mile(s) from Salinas

  • 35.00 mile(s) from San Jose

  • 40.00 mile(s) from Monterey

  • 48.00 mile(s) from Palo Alto

  • 73.00 mile(s) from Oakland

  • 75.00 mile(s) from San Francisco

  • 150 mile(s) from Sacramento

  • 220 mile(s) from Yosemite

  • 260 mile(s) from Lake Tahoe

  • 280 mile(s) from Reno, NV

  • 340 mile(s) from Los Angeles

  • 0.25 mile(s) from 57design, Incorporated

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz, Yacht Harbor

  • 2.00 mile(s) from O"Neill wetsuits, worlds first wetsuit manufacturer

  • 5.00 mile(s) from Club Ed International, surf school

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Cabrillo College, campus

  • 7.00 mile(s) from University of California, campus and arboretum

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 575 traveller reviews
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Quite happy with Best Western!

16/01/2017 richardsQ2936VB, Los Angeles, United States

Very happy with my stay and experience at this Best Western hotel. Friendly staff, fast check-in and the room exceeded my expectations. Very comfortable European style bed with a proper comforter and ... more


Serious safety issues

05/01/2017 Michele R, Omaha, Nebraska

The hotel was nice, however two mornings in a row as I left my room, there was a man camped out in the interior staircase of the hotel, only several feet from my room door. I reported it the first mor... more

Owner Response
Jason R, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites, responded to this review
Michele R, I am very sorry for this experience during your stay with us. It is our policy to ask someone to leave once and if they come back again, we then call the local police. Please accept my most sincere apology and please let me assure you, we have never had a homeless person attack our guests here at our hotel. I am working with our staff to make sure that people on every shift are checking the stairwells and other places that people might try to take a nap on property. Maybe next time you are coming to town you can call me directly to make your reservation, and I can do something for you to enhance your stay a little bit. Thank you and have a wonderful new year. With Hospitality, Jason Raney General Manager

Yet one more great stay at the Capitola by the Sea Inn and Suites

01/01/2017 Regina926, Dallas, Texas

We stay at this hotel when we come home to Santa Cruz to visit family. It's definitely the top hotel in the southern part of the county as far as we are concerned! The staff is very friendly and alway... more

Owner Response
Jason R, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites, responded to this review
Regina926, Well thank you for becoming one of our regular guests. It is our pleasure to offer affordable, clean, and comfortable place for you and your family to enjoy. I have to agree with you that our housekeeping staff does a very good job of keeping everything very clean and enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in town. With Hospitality, Jason Raney General Manager

Great staff and location

01/01/2017 theodorel2017, Oakland, California

We went for a 50 year birthday celebration in Santa Cruz. This inn was the perfect location. Staff was extremely nice. Our combined 5 rooms were attractive. Everyone had a good experience. The hot tub... more

Owner Response
Jason R, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites, responded to this review
theodorel2017, It was our pleasure to host your birthday celebration. I'm so happy to hear that you all had a great time. We look forward to hosting you and your friends for your next visit to Capitola. Kindest Regards, Jason Raney

Wonderful Property

31/12/2016 Peggy F, Modesto

We came to Capitola for my birthday dinner at Shadowbrook and stayed at this Best Western Plus. We have stayed here before. This is a favorite place to stay while visiting this area. We were surpri... more

Owner Response
Jason R, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites, responded to this review
Peggy F., Happy belated birthday Peggy! I am so happy to hear that you visited with us for your birthday this year. I am also very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at Shadowbrook. They do a great job at that restaurant. We hope to see you again before your next birthday. Have a great year for 2017. Kindest Wishes, Jason Raney General Manager