Santa Cruz

West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn

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Why We Love It

  • Victorian mansion overlooking the ocean and boardwalk
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet and afternoon wine and hor d’oeuvres 
  • Freshly-baked cookies and refreshments available all day
  • Most rooms have ocean views, fireplaces and jetted tubs

"Classy Victorian house west of the wharf" -- Lonely Planet

Map & Directions

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

Rooms & Rates

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West Cliff Inn is a bed and breakfast on a bluff looking out over Cowell’s Beach and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Once the mansion of a 49er who made his fortune in the nearby gold fields, the Victorian inn was built with commanding views of the ocean and is a short walk from the lighthouse.

Over the next century, the home was used as a hospital, office and vacation rental before being completely renovated in 2004 and transformed into an inn with coastal-inspired décor, blue and white fabrics, and furniture made from wicker and recycled woods. Many of the 10 guest rooms have fireplaces, oversized jetted bathtubs and ocean views. Wi-Fi and parking are included in the room rates. For an additional fee, comforts of home like a bottle of wine, a teddy bear and pet-friendly rooms are available.

Each morning, guests awake to a breakfast buffet and are welcomed home in the afternoon with wine and hor d’oeuvres. In between, tea, coffee and freshly-baked cookies are available. Movies, books and games can be borrowed from the front desk to entertain on a quiet evening. 

From the press:
  • "The most romantic suites have gas fireplaces and let you spy on the breaking surf" -- Lonely Planet
  • "Offers unique guestrooms and thoughtful amenities just steps from the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk" -- Frommer's



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Concierge service

Room amenities

  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

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: You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


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

  • Pet fee: USD 40 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

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