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The Inn at Pasatiempo

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Why We Love It

  • This country-style inn is a short drive from downtown Santa Cruz
  • Gardens and trails create a tranquil setting for a walk or lunch 
  • Newly renovated Deluxe guest rooms were designed by local artist Michelle Prough
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi available for all guests

Enjoyed This
(34 Member Ratings)
"Nice room, good location, great restaurant on site"
Jun 30, 2018
Crystal Bay, NV, USA

Map & Directions

The Inn at Pasatiempo is about a 40-minute drive from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).

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Rustic charm awaits within a majestic wooded setting at the Inn at Pasatiempo, just 4 miles from the Santa Cruz beaches. Known for its worry-free attitude, the area appeals to nature lovers and urbanites alike. The boutique inn offers casual and spacious accommodations -- perfect for either a family getaway or romantic retreat. 

Unwind with a stroll through the grounds' luscious gardens and various trails. For a bit more activity, walk to the adjacent 1929 Alister MacKenzie-designed Pasatiempo Golf Club, one of the top 100 Greatest Public Courses for 2013-2014 by Golf Digest. Non-golfers can post up beside the outdoor heated pool, open year-round with views of the course. 

Newly renovated guest rooms designed by local artist Michelle Prough offer a rustic elegant vibe with wood-beamed vaulted ceilings and either a king bed or two queen beds. The recently renovated on-site restaurant Back Nine Grill and Bar serves casual, fresh grill favorites and local California wines.

Those looking to go out and about should spend the day on the coast of Santa Cruz, just a 10-minute drive from the inn. With shops and restaurants, beautiful Pacific beaches and historic wooden roller coasters at the boardwalk, there is a lot to explore in this coastal town.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities Working/Dining Table and chair in each room

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under} stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Crib available on request and in the single King room only; free of charge for children up to the age of 3.
Extra bed available on request and in the single King room only; $20 + tax per night.
Extra person charge is $20 + tax per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A California Tourism Fee applies; 19 cents per each $100.  This fee will be added to your bill at the hotel and will not be displayed on the booking page.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(34 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Inn at Pasatiempo over the past 15 months.
3.7 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Nice room, good location, great restaurant on site
Tracey Jun 30, 2018 Crystal Bay, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms and especially the bathrooms were beautiful and newly updated. The landscaping (lots and lots of beautiful plants and flowers) was also lovely.
Other Comments
The restaurant was the only thing that wasn't worth the money. Eat somewhere else, but the rest of the hotel was great!
Katy Jun 26, 2018 RiponRipon, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was wonderful. Friendly and helpful. Alexandria was extremely knowledgeable about places to visit in the area.
Other Comments
Bed was a bit too hard for my taste.
Beth Jun 22, 2018 Pacifica, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
laying about the pool.
Michael Jun 22, 2018 Vacaville, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff directed us to nearby sites of interest (hiking, cycling, dinners). The setting just a few miles from the heart of Santa Cruz is ideal and stunningly beautiful. Really enjoy this family-owned motel.
Other Comments
Great place for families or retired couples ;-)
Brian Jun 07, 2018 Los Altos, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Setting and facilities
Candyce Jun 07, 2018 Chico, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice newly remodeled room
Other Comments
Good dinner at their restaurant. Small breakfast quite adequate
diana May 31, 2018 Hayward, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The quiet. Also the convenience of being close to family for a memorial. Close enough but separate! Also, I loved the flowers and plants outside my door.
Other Comments
The pool area smelled like open sewer. There is no way I would have gotten in it with that smell around. Both myself and friend had to request rooms for different reasons. They are clearly renovating and should only offer rooms that have been fully renovated.
Fiona May 29, 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent rate at a charming place.
Other Comments
I thought it might be too far from downtown Santa Cruz but it was very convenient. We spend a great deal of our time in Capitola and Sunset Beach area. Everything was located very close to us! Lovely place and beautiful flowers!
Germaine May 24, 2018 Stockton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The restaurant was great. All staff .embers were personable. Rooms were freshly renovated. Beds were very comfortable.
Debbie May 19, 2018 Santa Clara, CA, USA

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