Santa Cruz

Rio Vista Suites

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Seaside B&B in historic building
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi
  • Freshly-baked treats and refreshments available all day in the lobby
  • Inn is a short walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk


Starting in 2013, the historic Rio Vista mansion was restored from a majestic private home into an inn with 12 luxurious suites. On Beach Hill, the elegant estate is just a five-minute walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Most of the suites have views of the beach or the San Lorenzo River. Rooms are decorated with modern décor in plum, black and white against hard wood floors and zebra print rugs. Flat-screen TVs, microwaves and refrigerators are provided in all accommodations, and Wi-Fi is complimentary.

A continental breakfast is served in the lobby each morning followed by free refreshments and treats available all day. In addition to beaches and water activities like whale watching and surfing, the surrounding area includes landmarks like Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, UC Santa Cruz and Pasatiempo Golf Club. 

Rooms & Rates

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Room amenities

  • Iron and ironing board
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

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: Pets not allowed.

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

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.


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

  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
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 hotel:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 10.00 per room, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Internet access
  • Self parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions
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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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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