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.*** We are currently renovating, effective March 26, 2015 through April 30, 2015, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. We apologize to our guests for any inconvenience.


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


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western inn in Santa Cruz.


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).


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

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, home to the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster, 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. While in Santa Cruz, consider staying in Best Western to enjoy excellent accommodations and guest amenities.

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


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.

April 25, 2015
2015 Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest

Celebrate Mother Earth with Ventura residents with a day full of live music, eco-friendly exhibits and vendors, arts and crafts, and plenty of beachfront fun. The fun begins at 10 a.m.

April 29 - May 3, 2015
2015 Wine, Waves, & Beyond

The beachfront  communites of San Luis Obispo County hits the waves for a good cause during this five-day event held at several beaches. Events include wine tastings, film screenings, surfing contents, and more.

May 2015

May 31, 2015
Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Festival

Explore delectable foods, hard-to-find wines, and fine craft beers at this Mill Valley event near Corte Madera.

May 2, 2015
11th Annual Vintage Vehicles and Family Fun Festival 2015

Take in a wide range of unique vintage cars on display at Palo Alto's Homer Museum. The event is near Mountain View.

May 10 – 17, 2015
2015 AMGEN Tour of California

The 10 edition of the AMGEN Tour of California features cyclists coursing from Sacramento to Mt. Baldy – passing through cities like Santa Barabara, Los Gatos, and Big Bear Lake. There will also be a women's race from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento from May 8th to the 10th.

May 2, 2015
2015 Monterey Street Food Festival

A diverse host of food trucks line up at the Monterey Country Fairgrounds for an entire afternoon. The event begins at 12 a.m.

June 2015

June 6 - 7, 2015
Bay Area Book Festival

This festival at UC Berkeley near Oakland combines authors, exhibitions, and book swaps. 

June 6 - 14, 2015
San Mateo County Fair

Enjoy traditional fair rides and attractions at this annual San Mateo event.

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 6, 2015
2015 Morro Bay Music Festival

This family-friendly event showcases an afternoon's worth of talented local musicians, craft beers, arts and craft vendors, and more at Timberland Park in Morro Bay. The event begins at 11 a.m.

July 2015

July 3 - 5, 2015
Cherry Creek Arts Festival

The Fillmore Center Plaza in San Francisco hosts this world-class events, which combines visual, culinary, and performing arts.

July 4 - 5, 2015
Fillmore Jazz Festival

Experience San Francisco's Fillmore neighborhood at its best with this community jazz festival.

July 4, 2015
2015 Fourth of July in the Village

Join Arroyo Grande residents as they celebrate our nation's independence with the 4th of July at the Rotary Bandstand's Village Band Concert. The event begins at 1 p.m. and will also feature treats, beverages, and food.

August 2015

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.

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