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Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

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WELCOME TO HOTEL PARADOX A Modern Alternative to the Traditional Santa Cruz Hotel Look beyond your first instict of Santa Cruz and you will find things hidden in plain sight: Rugged mountains, majestic redwoods, vibrant communities, and much more. This is where Hotel Paradox lives. It strikes the perfect balance between nature and urban design without excessive fuss. A Paradox is meant for discussion and questioning the obvious. This Autograph Collection Hotel will challenge you with bold contradictions. The engaging staff invite you to enjoy an experience where the ambiance is contemporary, inviting and a little bit mysterious. Hotel Paradox...Expect the Unexpected.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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92Great for walkers
Grade: 92 out of 100
41Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
7Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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I tend to make reviews in accordance with expectation. I give the Hotel Paradox 5 stars because I really really enjoyed it, but one should book it knowing some of the limitations that others point out. The main thing to know is that this is motel style so your door will open
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The best features of this property, I’d say, are the front desk and the restaurant folks. They are all exceedingly nice, professional, and work hard to make you feel welcome, especially Richard at the front desk). Housekeeping staff appears to be competent. Another great
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If you're looking for a clean hotel in Santa Cruz California, look no further than the hotel paradox. The rooms are hip and newly renovated, the food is always hot and on time. Nice pool area outback, and close to the restaurants right downtown. Staff are very friendly and
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This Marriott concept is unlike any other Marriott that I have stayed at. I accidentally drove past the hotel because the front looks like an old office building. However, once inside, everything is modern and appealing. The staff was very friendly and upgraded my room upon
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Wife and I stayed here last weekend. Old property with full length outdoor balconies you have to walk in order to get to your room. Once central elevator. Tried too hard to be hip and trendy - sliding bathroom door lets all light and sounds in/out. Mobile carts outside
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Response from ChrisJ4905, General Manager at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello there rossbo1! Thank you so much for staying and for taking a moment to share your thoughts around your recent experience. I'm sorry to read about the noise and some of your feedback on the property. Again, we thank you for staying and can only hope that you give us another chance the next time your travels bring you to Santa Cruz. Please don't hesitate to contact me and I'll be happy to personally oversee your reservation and ensure a quiet room. We wish you a wonderful, prosperous and safe New Year! Christopher Jones
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Probably, since the desk is well staffed, but you really should email or call the hotel to be sure. Be aware that some hotels charge a fee to receive guest's packages, so be sure to also ask about that.
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Hi! is there complimentary breakfast for Gold Elite members? Thank you!
Yes. There is no concierge lounge but the front desk provided coupons to use in the restaurant for a complimentary continental breakfast. Pastries yogurt fruit - not bad at all
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Is there a shuttle to the beach?
I used to walk to the beach from the hotel. Its not that far.
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Is there a laundry room for guests to use?
We didn’t have need of one during our stay. That said, the staff are incredibly helpful and will either direct you or handle getting your items to a dry cleaner if needed.
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Can you use youe mexican passport as id to get a hotel.
YES you can, also the IFE/INE card works, however passport is more "international" since it more official outside of Mexico. There is a different approach with Car rental since they required an ID with your address. Enjoy!
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"Lower floors will be noisier due to both normal foot traffic and the pool access."
"Get a room with a view of the pool"
"Opt for away from the Pool. Quieter. Upper floors better."
"All rooms are nice but the suites cost just a little more but are a great value especially for a family or group of friends."
"corner rooms are quieter but the best view would be towards the pool area"
USD 164 - USD 335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Paradox
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