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Sea & Sand Inn

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The ocean-front Sea & Sand Inn has always been popular with savvy out-of-towners, but a major renovation in 2009 has added a whole new “wow” factor. Three new luxury king spa rooms with ocean view balconies were added; two spacious family cottages with private hot tubs and three other spa rooms were also upgraded. All 22 rooms have a fantastic ocean front view of sparkling Monterey Bay.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Grade: 82 out of 100
99Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
25Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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You can't beat this time of year when the prices are reasonable....the king cottage rooms with the hotthot on the deck are amazing!! We love to bring our kids and have a fun mini family vacation. The snack and wine time are awesome too! All the staff we have dealt with are a plea
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Enjoyed our 3 nights here during end of November. Wonderful staff and service. Views of ocean, wharf, surfers, and Boardwalk outstanding. Very clean and beautiful patio areas to sit and sip coffee in morning and watch the sunrise. Enjoy complimentary wine in evening and sit by th
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The room was huge, clean and cozy. I loved the balcony and sitting out there when the sun was rising. The courtyard is stunning and I feel so zen sitting out there. Can't wait to go back. The continental breakfast is good as well.
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Clean, fresh, comfortable with an incredible view and the sound of surf while you sleep. What more could you want? Wine and cheese happy hour and breakfast included? Yes, that too.

Very nice property with an ideal location. Super comfortable bed and large bathroom with a big tu
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Our family rented 3 rooms at the Inn and had a wonderful time near the beach and boardwalk. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. Service excellent and location is the best in Santa Cruz. One family stayed in the cottage and enjoyed the hot tub and amenities.
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Sunrise is stunning!
View from balcony of room 207
Sunset view from room 207
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The Luxury King Room with Jacuzzi and Balcony at the Sea and Sand Inn
With no AC is it safe to sleep with windows open here? Are there locks on the windows so they can only open so far as to prevent burglary?
The bathroom window which faces the street locks at various up/down positions. The hotel has heavy locking doors to gain access to the property. You must use your key to gain access. We sleep with our window open when it is warm. We have been coming to this hotel for 5 years and have never had any trouble.
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We usually stay at the dream inn but since we had a bad experience last time and hidden charges we want to stay here to see how it is. Do the rooms have air conditioning? Are the beds comfy ? Any other opinions or advice would be appreciated
The bed was comfy. Didn't think about air conditioning because of the season. Would probably take one of the upper story rooms with a private balcony when I go again.
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Have all rooms been updated? Hard to tell in photos--some look old and dated, some look new. What is difference between standard and delxue king rooms? are they larger?
You'll have ask the hotel people your more specific questions. I can say that our room certainly provided ample space for the two of us,. It was clean and pleasingly appointed. The bed was very comfortable. And we both loved the fireplace. It goes without saying that the ocean view was spectacular.
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Is parking a problem. Is there individual parking
There are not assigned parking spots. However, there are enough parking places, but I think there only as many parking spots as there are rooms. So if you get a visitor they will have to find on street parking near the hotel. We stayed there 4 nights and never had a problem finding a parking spot at the hotel.
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is pet friendly?
I'm afraid the Sea & Sand does not allow pets. You might want to contact Visit Santa Cruz County for suggestions on pet-friendly hotels in the area.
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"Room 207 was fantastic, but no elevator"
"I would probably pick a room on the second floor."
"Alway s ask for late check out... Bering towels (Beach)"
"level 2 great veiw from all rooms"
"Book a room with a patio"
USD 179 - USD 256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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