BEST WESTERN Inn

126 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2932
Phone: 831/425-4717   |   Fax: 831/425-0643   |   28 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Experience the best of this laid-back beach town while relaxing at the BEST WESTERN Inn, just minutes from the bustling boardwalk, downtown and the perplexing Mystery Spot.

This quaint, centrally-located Santa Cruz hotel is just minutes from beautiful beaches and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, featuring a seaside amusement park, dining, shops and more. Downtown Santa Cruz, also within walking distance, is home to even more shops and events, including a well-established farmers' market. The BEST WESTERN Inn is also just three miles from the University of Santa Cruz, making it the perfect home away from home for visiting friends, family members or fans of Banana Slug athletics.

Guests who want to get away from the daily hustle and bustle will find easy access to some of northern California's most sought-after retreats, from charming Santa Cruz wineries to the giant redwoods of The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. This Best Western Santa Cruz hotel is also a great home base for day trips to Monterey, San Jose or San Francisco. We are conveniently located within 70 miles of five airports - the San Jose International Airport is just 35 miles away. For those traveling for business, we are also located close to O'Neill Brand, Cruzio Internet, Fullpower® Technologies and Plantronics®.

This Santa Cruz hotel offers amenities perfect for the leisure and business traveler alike. Our 100% smoke-free property features spacious rooms with complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, a fitness center, free local calls and free parking. Guests start their day off right with a complimentary continental breakfast, and relax at the end of the day with a soak in our year-round hot tub enclosed in a cozy gazebo.

To get started on your visit to paradise, make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN Inn today!

***Management reserves the right to refuse to provide accommodation to persons of less than legal age unless accompanied by an adult. Proof of age may be required at check-in.

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, Waffles, Eggs and Other Hot Items, Choice of Breads, Cereal, Yogurt, Fruit, Coffee/Juice
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Free parking
  • Baggage hold
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning
  • Spa
  • Hot tub outdoor
  • Steam room
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Outdoor Gazebo with relaxing chairs
  • Fax services
  • Mail services
  • Courier
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Exterior corridor
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Parking for the physically challenged

BEST WESTERN Inn

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BEST WESTERN Inn

Conveniently located, the best western inn in Santa Cruz, California is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 36.985272  /  Latitude: -122.022876

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: The north. Traveling on Highway 1 south, take Ocean Street Exit. Turn left at the first stop sign and pass Ocean Street. The BEST WESTERN Inn is located straight ahead.

From: The south. Traveling on Highway 1 north, take Ocean Street and turn left at the first traffic light on Plymouth Street.

From: The east. Traveling on Highway 17, the highway turns into Ocean Street. Turn left at the first traffic light on Plymouth Street.

From: The west. Take Ocean Street east (away from the ocean) and turn right on Plymouth Street (the last traffic light before Highway 17).

BEST WESTERN Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

You'll find stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, and a fun-filled day when you visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Home to the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster, this is the ultimate fun-zone in Santa Cruz. Ready for a thrill? Try riding the Tsunami, the Hurricane or the Crazy Surf.

The Haunted Castle is ready for screaming fans and the Sea Swings will have you dangling. No visit would be complete without riding the historic 1911 Looff Carousel. The variety of Arcade games, Laser Tag, Mini Golf, restaurants and shopping round out your Central Coast California visit. 

More Area Attractions & Services

  • .09 mile(s) from cocktail lounge
  • .4 mile(s) from downtown mall
  • 1 mile(s) from Art League Incorporated
  • 1 mile(s) from De Laveaga Park
  • 1 mile(s) from Art Museum of Santa Cruz
  • 1 mile(s) from Santa Cruz City Hall
  • 1 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Boardwalk
  • 1 mile(s) from Seabright Brewery
  • 1 mile(s) from Tein Lakes State Beach
  • 1 mile(s) from Cowell Beach
  • 1 mile(s) from Santa Cruz sport fishing
  • 1 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Municipal Pier
  • 1 mile(s) from Pacific Garden Mall
  • 1 mile(s) from local downtown, filled with art galleries, restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and nightlife
  • 2 mile(s) from Fisherman's Wharf and Light House
  • 2 mile(s) from Pasatiempo Golf Course
  • 2 mile(s) from Cocoanut Grove
  • 2 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
  • 2 mile(s) from Rio Theater
  • 3 mile(s) from Mystery Spot
  • 3 mile(s) from Capitola downtown
  • 3 mile(s) from Roaring Camp and Big Trees
  • 3 mile(s) from University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 3 mile(s) from Santa Cruz wineries
  • 4 mile(s) from New Brighton State Beach
  • 5 mile(s) from Capitola Mall
  • 5 mile(s) from Nisene Marks Redwoods State Park
  • 5 mile(s) from shopping areas and corporate offices
  • 5 mile(s) from Roaring Camp Railroads
  • 6 mile(s) from Henry Cowell Redwoods
  • 7 mile(s) from Big Basin State Park
  • 8 mile(s) from Seacliff State Beach
  • 40 mile(s) from Monterey
  • 45 mile(s) from Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 80 mile(s) from Golden Gate Bridge

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 3 mile(s) from Aptos
  • 5 mile(s) from Scotts Valley
  • 12 mile(s) from Watsonville
  • 25 mile(s) from Los Gatos
  • 30 mile(s) from San Jose
  • 40 mile(s) from Sunnyvale
  • 45 mile(s) from Gilroy
  • 45 mile(s) from Palo Alto
  • .5 mile(s) from Santa Cruz County Offices
  • 1 mile(s) from Plantronics
  • 1 mile(s) from Granite Construction
  • 2 mile(s) from Seymour Marine Discovery
  • 3 mile(s) from University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 3 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Biotechnology
  • 5 mile(s) from Seagate Technology
  • 5 mile(s) from Borland Software Corporations
  • 5 mile(s) from Nokia
  • 6 mile(s) from Workscape

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Spa
  • Steam room

Nearby Restaurants

  • Dining options abound within minutes of this Santa Cruz hotel.
  • .03 mile(s) from Denny's, 24-hour, 1515 Ocean Street/426-4628
  • .11 mile(s) from Bakers Square, 1107 Ocean Street/423-3636
  • .17 mile(s) from Golden West, 909 Ocean Street/426-7151
  • .5 mile(s) from Tampico Kitchen, 822 Pacific Avenue/458-2821
  • 1 mile(s) from Hobee's, 740 Front Street #100/458-1212
  • 1 mile(s) from King Chwan, until 10:00 p.m., 415 Ocean Street/429-5898
  • 1 mile(s) from The Hindquater, 303 Soquel Avenue/426-7770
  • 1 mile(s) from Ristorante Italiani, 555 Soquel Avenue/458-2321
  • 1 mile(s) from 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, 110 Walnut Avenue/459-9999
  • 1 mile(s) from The Royal Taj, Indian, 270 Soquel Avenue/427-2400
  • 1 mile(s) from Acapulco, 1114 Pacific Avenue #B/457-8213
  • 1 mile(s) from Gilbert's Seafood Grill, 460 Municipal Wharf/423-5200
  • 1 mile(s) from Carniglias, Municipal Wharf/458-2821
  • 3 mile(s) from Burger King, 1500 Soquel Avenue

BEST WESTERN Inn

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Santa Cruz. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

March 2015

March - December 2015
San Jose Flea Market

Up to 1,500 vendors sell their goods at San Jose's famous flea market. The market is open all day on Wednesdays, Fridays, and weekends.

April 2015

April 12 - October 11, 2015
Marin County French Market

The Marin Civic Center near Corte Madera hosts this outdoor and French-themed market the 2nd Sunday of each month.

June 2015

June 24 – August 26, 2015
2015 Jazz on the Plazz

Set at the Los Gatos Town Plaza, the annual Jazz on the Plazz celebration is held every Wednesday evening during the beautiful Los Gatos summer. Produced by Los Gatos Music & Arts, this weekly concert series features picnic spots and live jazz.

June 27 - September 27, 2015
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

Relax and enjoy Shakespeare performances for the entire summer in San Francisco.

July 2015

Every Friday Night
2015 Friday Nights @ OMCA

An inviting event held weekly at the Oakland Museum of California featuring local food trucks, regional craft beer tastings, live music, and special weekly events. The fun begins at 5 p.m. every Friday.

July 24 - August 28, 2015
2015 Dancing Under the Stars

Reoccurring weekly, this event invites dancers of all skill levels to Jack London Square for an evening of free dance lessons and all-around fun. Each week brings a new theme. The fun begins at 8:30 p.m.

Every Sunday
2015 Bites at the Lake: Mobile Food & Family Fun

Foodies won't want to miss this weekly event, held at the Lakeview Library Parking Lot in Oakland, featuring rotating local food trucks alongside family-friendly games and activities. The event begins at noon.

August 2015

August 7 - 9, 2015
San Jose Jazz Festival

Over 100,000 visitors come to downtown San Jose to enjoy world-class jazz music.

Reoccurring Monthy
2015 Oakland First Friday Festival

Just as the name would suggest, on the first Friday of each month, the KONO district in Oakland transforms into a cultural hub, teeming with galleries, street performers, food, live music, and much more. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

August 9-16, 2015
2015 Woodminster Amphitheater Live Performances

The Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland's Joaquin Miller State Park is set to host the cult-classic musical, the Producers, for a handful of dates in August. Performances are on August 7th, 8th, and 9th, and 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th at 8 p.m.

August 2015

August 7-9, 2015
2015 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

A three-day art and music festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco featuring renowned hip-hop, indie rock, and jam band musicians. Headliners include Mumford and Sons, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar, and more.

August 10-15, 2015
2015 National Poetry Slam

One of the world's largest poetry slam competitions comes to Oakland during this week-long event. The contest is held at various locations throughout Oakland, with special events including open mics, workshops, and showcases.

August 15, 2015
2015 RunOak

A fun-filled half-marathon traversing Oakland, culminating in a festival featuring live music and beverage gardens near City Hall in Frank Ogawa Plaza. Runners and spectators are welcome. The event begins at 7 a.m.

August 22 & 23, 2015
2015 Oakland's Chinatown Streetfest

Explore over 200 specialty vendors spread across Oakland's bustling Chinatown. There will also be live entertainment and plenty to see and do. Event start time is TBA.

August 23 & 24, 2015
2015 Caltopia

UC Berkley hosts this free festival, set to include plenty of live music, festival food, and family-friendly games and activities. The festival begins at 10 a.m.

August 1 & 2, 2015
2015 Arts & Soul Festival

A two-day festival featuring tons of the Bay Area's finest food, artists, music, and more, all held in downtown Oakland. Other events include the Throwdown BBQ Competition, Turf Dance, and more, beginning at 6 p.m.

August 2, 2015
2015 Nature Friends Biergarten Fest

Enjoy massive quantities of authentic German food, brew, music, dance, and other cultural activities at the Oakland Nature Friends Tourist Club in Oakland. The suds start flowing and the polka starts playing at noon.

August 10 - 16, 2015
Monterey Car Week & Concours D'Elegance

The world-famous Monterey Car Week takes over the whole town. Don't miss car shows and famous rallies, like the Concours D'Elegance.

August 5 - 9, 2015
Old Spanish Days Fiesta

Santa Barbara's signature summer event gets underway as thousands of visitors celebrate the city's Spanish history.

September 2015

September 20, 2015
A Taste of Downtown & Art de Tiza

Enjoy this annual Paso Robles walk around downtown and taste dishes from over 35 local restaurants.

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