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Carmel, Indiana
Reviewed 7 November 2014

We like staying at Bed and Breakfasts, and have been seeking them out for a while now. The Darling house fits the paradigm we so appreciate; a historic home that, with a few unobtrusive modifications here and there becomes an extraordinary and welcoming place to stay while indulging in what the area has to offer. Of course, Santa Cruz is...

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Denise D, Owner at The Darling House, responded to this review

Wow, Jeff thank you! We are always glad when our guests are able to unplug, relax, unwind, and gratefully breath in the delight that Darling House provides for your Santa Cruz experience. We appreciate the rave review and your willingness to take the time to share it with others. It's always nice to visit with you when you are in...

Reviewed 10 September 2014

We found that place by chance based on the outlook and location. Jumped in after a long ride on our Harley and found one of the loveliest erderly couple in our life. They were friendly and helpful and we had a great talk. The place is amaizing, a time travel with such a small things like a silver mirror and...

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Denise D, Owner at The Darling House, responded to this review

Janka, we're so happy to hear you and your husband had such a wonderful, relaxing time with us while you were cruising down the coast in your Harley! So glad you enjoyed the old charm of the place and the sound of the seals. There's really nothing quite like it. The next time you're adventuring down the California coast, we...

Campbell, California
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Clean, homely, and super nice. We loved the location as well, walking distance to the beach. They also have their own parking lot, it is so quiet as well. Breakfast is light, but very healthy! We stayed in the Monterey Room, it was worth it. Totally worth it!

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DWCD, Manager at The Darling House, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us at the Darling House & you are right, many guests find the Monterey Bay room too be a very snuggly spot, red velvet & all. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience & we certainly look forward to your return visit. Until next time, Denise

Manteca, California
Reviewed 13 May 2014

My husband and I decided to try an bed and breakfast for a quick get-a-way this past weekend. The Darling House was the perfect experience. Even though we had a later check-in, we were welcomed! The house is spectacular and has so much history. The Darlings were the great hosts to us. We will definitely be back.

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We decided to leave Sacramento and have a little weekend getaway. We ended up in Santa Cruz tired and w/o reservations, and we found the Darling House. The Darling House has excellent service, and an amazing atmosphere. When you step into the foyer you feel like you have traveled back in time. They made accomodations for my spouse, myself and...

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Napa, California
Reviewed 26 April 2014

----- Original Message ----- Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:24 AM Subject: Customer Review The Darling House B&B, 314 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, Ca. Tel: 408-458-1958. Innkeepers: Darrell and Karen Darling. Our story: The sun was pouring down around Napa, California, and we decided to put on our traveling shoes to visit Santa Cruz. We put together sandwiches, cold refreshments,...

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California
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I just spent a lovely weekend in Santa Cruz at The Darling House for the second time. The location is unbelievable, right across the street from West Cliff Drive. I had the pleasure of falling asleep to the faint sound of sea lions in the distance. The owners/hosts are very friendly and accommodating. This B & B has a lot...

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Reviewed 16 January 2014

This property is beautiful and historic with original decor and little details that speak to the era in which it is built. It has one of the best views from the front porch, you can see the entire boardwalk and on a sunny day, it's quite breath taking. If you don't mind a property that hasn't been updated and are...

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DWCD, Manager at The Darling House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review & we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Were you embraced in the colors of the rainbow as they filled the room with the rising sun? The Rainbow room does happen to be a favorite for many returning visitors. We hope to see you again.

California
Reviewed 8 January 2014

The Darling House is a beautiful home with wonderful history. We stayed in the aptly named Rainbow Room. It was romantic, charming, and quaint. We slept to the lullaby of the sea, and awoke to the glorious prism display of the sunrise. The adjacent bath was perfect with a LARGE bathtub. No shower, but it was fun to soak with...

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DWCD, Manager at The Darling House, responded to this review

It was delightful to have you with us, and we're glad you were able to indulge in the luxury of that huge porcelain tub. Thank you for the 2 additional hints. Hopefully it will help others who come for a relaxing retreat on the edge of the Pacific.

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Looking for a beach town south of San Francisco and found this on Tripadvisor. What a find! Faces the bay and surfers, high over the water and right in town. What made this special was the home itself and the couple that runs it, the Darlings! Build around 1910, it survived a big earthquake in the 1980's, even its incredible...

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DWCD, Manager at The Darling House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you visit with us on the edge of the Pacific. Thank you for your kind words & recommendation to other travelers. We look forward to your return visit.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Darling House Bed & Breakfast, a historic inn overlooking Northern California's beautiful Monterey Bay. Centrally situated in a quiet residential neighborhood on picturesque West Cliff Drive, we provide relaxing accommodations to travelers and friends seeking a memorable weekend getaway, a mid-week escape, a family vacation or a romantic getaway. As the only bed and breakfast inn directly on Santa Cruz's beautiful oceanfront, visitors appreciate the soft ocean sounds at night and the sights of gently rolling waves. Our facility is open year round with seven bedrooms for overnight accommodations, plus beautiful indoor space and a 1/2 acre of outdoor space which provide the perfect setting for gatherings of up to 150 people. Darling House is just a short stroll from Santa Cruz's leading attractions: Lighthouse Point, Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Cowell Beach, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Santa Cruz Wharf and Natural Bridges State Beach. West Cliff Drive is also a short drive away from the University of California Santa Cruz campus and downtown Santa Cruz's Pacific Garden Mall retail, dining and entertainment district. Lighted by the rising sun through beveled glass, Tiffany lamps and open hearths, and the grace of genuinely open hearts, the Darling House Bed & Breakfast welcomes you into an experience of peaceful elegance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Darling House

Address: 314 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6145
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $189 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Darling House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Great ocean view from some waterfront rooms”
 of 5 bubbles pmastand, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“There are rooms directly over looking Monterey Bay - breathtaking!”
 of 5 bubbles Donna_Byatt, 1 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Anything with an ocean view will suffice.”
 of 5 bubbles KamoHaze, 28 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Be aware, the shared bath downstairs does not have a shower but the one upstairs does.”
 of 5 bubbles honeymooner4, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
“I would choose a room with an in room bathroom and make sure it has a shower unless you prefer baths.”
 of 5 bubbles brattitoo, 15 Jan 2014 | Read review
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