Here are the results of some research we did on some places to stay, in the area, for our August 4th celebration. We hope you find something that will work for you. Where we have included some comments, (you will find the **). As we have never stayed at any of these places, a phone call to establishments of interest, or a check of the internet, may be the best way to learn more.
Call if you need help, or an opinion,
Lissa & Edan
Apple Lane Inn - 6265 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 831-475-6868 · Small B&B. 2 night minimum stay on weekends. 5 rooms, average cost $150. ** Our top choice for people who like B&B's.
Best Western / Seacliff Inn - 7500 Old Dominion Ct, Aptos, CA 831-688-7300 · Nice hotel with pool, room service, and a pretty good restaurant on site. 140 rooms, average cost $170. ** Our top choice for people who want a good hotel.
Capitola Inn - 822 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 831-462-3004 · Nice hotel with swimming pool. 56 rooms, average cost $100. ** Second choice for those wanting a good hotel.
Capitola Venetian Hotel - 1500 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 831-476-6471 · Hotel right above the bay in Capitola village with private parking and data ports. 15 rooms, average cost $150. ** Our pick for those who want beach town character.
Capitola By-The-Sea Inn - 1435 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 831-477-0607 · Best Western chain hotel. 54 rooms, average cost $180.
Chaminade At Santa Cruz - 1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA 831-475-5600 · Very nice resort with enhanced services, fine restaurant and bar. AAA approved, 152 rooms, average cost $230.
Harbor Lights Motel - 5000 Cliff Dr, Capitola, CA 831-476-0505 · Small Motel near the ocean. 10 rooms, average cost $120.
Inn At Depot Hill - 250 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 831-462-3376 · Secluded B&B style inn above Capitola Village. 8 rooms, average cost $250.
Mangels House - 570 Aptos Creek Rd, Aptos, CA 831-688-7982 · Italianate Victorian B&B with full breakfast. 6 rooms, average cost $150.
Santa Cruz Inn - 2950 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 831-475-6322 · AAA approved motel, near the freeway. 25 rooms, average cost $120.
Rio Sands Motel - 116 Aptos Beach Dr, Aptos, CA 831-688-3207 · Vacation motel with variety of room sizes. 100 steps from beach. Swimming pool & complimentary breakfast. 2 night minimum stay on weekends. 50 rooms, average cost $130.
West Coast Santa Cruz Hotel - 175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 831-426-4330 · The quintessential vacation hotel. Right above the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 153 rooms, average cost $160. AAA approved.