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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, trails and three picnic areas create a tranquil setting for a walk or lunch 
  • Relax on the elevated outdoor terrace among colorful landscaped gardens
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi available for all guests

Enjoyed This
(31 Member Ratings)
"Comfy beds, beautiful landscape, great pool, good restaurant, wonderful staff!!!! "
Jun 17, 2017
South Lake TahoeS Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

Map & Directions

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

Rooms & Rates

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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 pet-friendly 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 or settle in for a relaxing lunch at one of the inn's three picnic areas. 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 GolfDigest. The non-golfers can post up beside the outdoor heated pool, open year-round with views of the course. 

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 coasters at the boardwalk, there is lot to explore in this coastal town.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 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

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • 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

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.


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 or Queen rooms only; free of charge for children up to the age of 3.
Extra bed available on request and in the single King or Queen rooms only; $20 + tax per night.
Extra person charge is $20 + tax per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $30 + tax per night.
Room selected must indicate Pet Friendly only.
Pets must not be left unattended.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A Tourism fee of 0.16 cents per $100 fee applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(31 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Inn at Pasatiempo over the past 15 months.
3.7 Ambiance
4.3 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Comfy beds, beautiful landscape, great pool, good restaurant, wonderful staff!!!!
Tracy Jun 17, 2017 South Lake TahoeS Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great bar and grill.
Other Comments
Cozy room.
Joanna Feb 01, 2017 Oakdale, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was very accommodating and friendly, when we were not happy with our room after the first night we were upgraded to a nicer room for the remainder of our stay. The hotel was beyond its prime but there were signs of renovation.
Other Comments
Convenient location, easy on/off freeway connection.
Joseph Dec 24, 2016 Reedley, CA, USA
Other Comments
Staff not too helpful, environs noisy, breakfast poor
bobo Dec 13, 2016 Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We very much enjoyed the peaceful serene setting.
Other Comments
All the staff at the Back Nine Bar and Grill were very attentive, helpful and overall did a great job.
Monica Nov 23, 2016 Stockton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
connie Nov 22, 2016 Oakland, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Quiet, clean room. Free dinner.
Robert Nov 20, 2016 Capitola, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and great value.
Rick Nov 18, 2016 Redwood City, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Food at Backnine restaurant was good.
Other Comments
Location of room was OK until construction workers came with their loud diesel trucks to stay right next to us. They were also loud talking on their phone next morning at 6 :30am outside before leaving and woke us up. Maybe mgmt should try to qualify if stay is business or pleasure and if so guests should be located accordingly. The motel was empty only a couple cars in the parking lot up front by the entrance and yet they crammed everybody in one area. It would have been nice to have a view over looking pool or something since motel seemed empty. There were dead flies in shower. Housekeeping should be more detailed. NO HOT WATER in shower in the morning around 9am and terribly old old shower head no pressure! Cold showers are not fun!
lisa Nov 18, 2016 Tracy, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
quiet and nice places to walk; and the $30 credit at the restaurant was very nice. The food at Back Nine BAr and Grill was very good.
Other Comments
I felt like the communication wasn't great at the Inn between employees, since we were booked for 2 nights and they thought we were only staying 1 nights. Therefore they didn't clean the room until late afternoon because they though we were leaving after the 1st night. The front desk lady knocked on our door to find out why we had not checked out yet. The temperature in room 113 was so hot we could not sleep and we had to call the front desk to ask for a cooler room. She sort of argued with us that those rooms just run warm and all the rooms are going to be warm. She finally said she would come down and show us two other available rooms. When we opened the door to her, she said, "Oh, this room is hot". The other rooms were much cooler and we were happy to move to one of the other rooms. It just didn't feel right to have to argue with her to get her to believe how hot the room was. All in all, the experience was very good at the Inn and I would go back.
Melody Nov 16, 2016 Livermore, CA, USA

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