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When you stay halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey, you get the finest of both worlds. Delight in everything these two cities have to offer, but away from the hustle and bustle. Guests can slip away to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the Monterey Aquarium, or linger only 5 miles away at Sunset Beach, where golden sands and fabulous outdoor recreation are on hand.

We are also minutes from Elkhorn Slough, a haven for birding enthusiasts the world over. We cater to road trippers, vacationing families and business travelers that desire affordable elegance. Whether youre here for the Wharf to Wharf Race or a meeting with Granite Rock, staying at the right Watsonville hotel will make a difference.

If youre in the area for the Strawberry, Artichoke or Garlic Festivals, youre in for a real treat. Renowned Martinellis Sparkling Cider is produced locally, and a tour of the factory is a must stop for all guests. Gilroy Gardens and the Monterey Bay Birding Festival are also nearby favorites.

An independent local poll rated us Best of the Pajaro Valley, the surrounding areas most revered hotel. Youll enjoy spacious rooms, luxurious bedding and a full array of amenities, including complimentary WiFi and an expanded continental breakfast. Need suggestions on things to do or places to dine? Just ask one of our congenial staff members. Your comfort and satisfaction remain our top priority.

Reserve your upcoming stay at BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn today.

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740 Freedom Boulevard
United States
AAA - 3 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 12:00:00
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740 Freedom Boulevard
United States

What's nearby?


  • 3.50 mile(s) from Freedom

  • 7.00 mile(s) from Corralitos

  • 7.00 mile(s) from La Selva Beach

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Moss Landing

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Aptos

  • 12.00 mile(s) from Soquel

  • 13.00 mile(s) from Capitola

  • 13.50 mile(s) from Castroville

  • 17.00 mile(s) from Gilroy

  • 17.00 mile(s) from Santa Cruz

  • 20.00 mile(s) from Marina

  • 20.00 mile(s) from Salinas

  • 21.00 mile(s) from Scotts Valley

  • 22.00 mile(s) from Felton

  • 25.00 mile(s) from Ben Lomond

  • 27.00 mile(s) from Monterey

  • 28.00 mile(s) from Davenport

  • 30.00 mile(s) from Boulder Creek

  • 31.00 mile(s) from Carmel

  • 31.00 mile(s) from Morgan Hill

  • 47.00 mile(s) from San Jose

  • 56.00 mile(s) from Big Sur

  • 75.00 mile(s) from Half Moon Bay

  • 81.00 mile(s) from Oakland

  • 87.00 mile(s) from San Francisco

  • 0.10 mile(s) from Pajaro Valley Water District

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Superior Court of Santa Cruz

  • 0.80 mile(s) from Starbucks, 2 locations - near Target is .8 of a mile; near Safeway is 1.9 miles

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Target/Staples/Ross, All in same shopping complex

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Savemart/Radio Shack, All in same shopping complex

  • 1.20 mile(s) from Longs Drugs, 2 locations-Rodriguez St .5 mi; Main St 1.2 mi

  • 1.30 mile(s) from Granite Construction, local construction company

  • 1.40 mile(s) from Dole Fresh Vegetables, shipping

  • 1.40 mile(s) from K Mart, store

  • 1.40 mile(s) from Orchard Supply Hardware, store

  • 1.40 mile(s) from Verizon, store

  • 1.40 mile(s) from Dollar Tree/Big 5, store

  • 1.50 mile(s) from Walgreens, store

  • 1.50 mile(s) from PAlos Verdes Unified School District, school district offices

  • 1.70 mile(s) from AAA, local office

  • 1.80 mile(s) from Driscoll's, corporate offices - bery growers

  • 1.90 mile(s) from West Marine, corporate offices - baoting and water supplies

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Rite Aid/Safeway/Big Lots, stores

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Watsonville Community, hospital

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Plant Sciences, corporate offices - berry plant growers

  • 2.10 mile(s) from Home Depot, store

  • 2.20 mile(s) from Graniterock/Pavex, corporate offices - granite quarry/road construction

  • 2.30 mile(s) from Fox Racing Shox, corporate offices - The leader in bicycle, atv, motorcycle, snowmobile and offroad suspension products and solutions.

  • 2.30 mile(s) from Well Pict Berries, corporate offices - berry growers

  • 2.50 mile(s) from Watsonville Municipal Airport, airport for small private aircraft

  • 10.50 mile(s) from Cabrillo Community, Cabrillo College is one of the most highly regarded community colleges in the state for its success in the area of transfer and career education

  • 16.50 mile(s) from UC Santa Cruz, University of California set atop the mountain overlooking the Monterey Bay

  • 18.50 mile(s) from CSUMB, CA State Monterey Bay-a model pluralistic acedemic community where all learn and teach one another in an atmosphere of mutual respect and pursuit of excellence

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 306 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 120
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Good value and service

17-10-2016 Joanne G,

Stayed for 2 nights with family. Allocated big room with kitchen and private patio. The room is accessed by walking along sidewalk. Room is good size and comfortable. Breakfast is OK. Breakfast room i... more


Wonderful Stay

11-10-2016 286chereeb,

We found the Best Western Rose Garden Inn to be a great location. It's very close to Monterey and Carmel and also Santa Cruz. The hotel had a nice swimming pool and hot tub. The breakfast was inclu... more


Love this Best Western!

02-10-2016 candisk51,

I love to stay here. It is close to Monterey, Santa Cruz, beaches and tons of nearby attractions. Reasonably priced and easy to find. Clean and comfortable. Great breakfast, wifi, pool and hot tub... more


Great Stay in Watsonville

26-09-2016 134alisac,

Rooms were clean, beds very comfortable, larger size refrigerator in room, pool was nothing fancy but kids and adults had a blast. Breakfast was more than we expected. Stayed for a baseball tournament... more



20-09-2016 skimaxer, Sugar Hill, New Hampshire

They ask you to move if they put a loud barking dog in the room next to you when you call the front desk to tell them about a noise issue after 10PM when they say it is supposed to be quiet time. We w... more