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Santa Cruz

Chaminade Resort & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • Three hundred-acre mountaintop resort just outside Santa Cruz
  • Features heated outdoor pool, hot tub and spa with indoor/outdoor treatment rooms
  • Guests can hike the three-mile trail or take part in geocaching treasure hunts
  • Sunday Champagne Brunch is a local favorite and free for guests

"For a quiet, peaceful sanctuary, staying at a hotel that used to be a religious retreat is not a bad idea" -- Frommer’s

Map & Directions

The hotel is 90 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and offers free parking on-site. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Retreat to Chaminade Resort, a mission-style property on 300 mountaintop acres just three miles from downtown Santa Cruz and four miles from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. On-site, guests have access to an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, four tennis courts and a zen-like spa with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms. To explore the expansive property, visitors can hike along a three-mile trail or pick up a clue book for a high-tech treasure hunt.

The intimate property’s rooms feature Spanish-inspired décor, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions and coffeemakers. Most accommodations have private patios looking out at the natural surroundings and some also include separate living rooms.

For Sunday Brunch, the hotel’s Sunset Restaurant is the place to be where the buffet is paired with champagne and a backdrop of breathtaking views. Linwood’s Bar & Grill, the hotel’s signature restaurant serves a la carte lunch and dinner along with panoramic Monterey Bay views.

With over 300 days of sunshine each year, the area offers a wealth of outdoor activities beyond the property line. Guests can easily access several nearby golf courses, set sail on Monterey Bay or sample local blends on a winery tour.

From the press:
  • "Secluded on 300 hilltop acres of redwood and eucalyptus forest with hiking trails, this Mission-style complex commands expansive views of Monterey Bay" -- Fodor’s
  • "Spectacular views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the lush forest surrounding this property" -- U.S. News

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Video games on request

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Pets: Pets allowed

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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 150.00 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Tourism fee: USD 3 per accommodation, per night
  • Destination fee: USD 1 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 36.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm GMT + 8.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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