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A Stunning View from Millionaire's Row

Standing on a bluff overlooking Monterey Bay, West Cliff Inn brings you a perfect mix of historical charm and modern luxury. This historic inn was originally built as a family mansion during the California Gold Rush and has been fully renovated for your comfort. Many guest rooms feature ocean views and oversized jetted tubs, and all offer plush bedding. Start your day with a delicious breakfast before wandering out to the historic boardwalk, visiting a Santa Cruz County winery for a wine tasting, or just curling up with a good book at the inn. All this and more awaits you at West Cliff Inn!


While it has been fully renovated for modern comfort, West Cliff Inn still retains the charm it held when it was built in 1877 by Sedgewick Lynch, a carpenter-turned-49er who found wealth in the California Gold Rush, and was the original home in "millionaire's row"!


From afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres to touches like a marble tile bathroom in every room and fireplaces and jetted spas in some rooms, you'll find a luxurious experience at West Cliff Inn.


Whether you wander the tidepools at Natural Bridges State Beach or follow your breakfast for two with a quiet moment in front of your room's fireplace, West Cliff Inn offers you an ideal location for getting back to what's important: spending time together.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 10 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Santa Cruz
  • Nearby Water Pacific Ocean
  • Open Dates All Year

Nearest Airports

  • Marina Municipal Airport (OAR) / 24.2 miles
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) / 28.2 miles
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) / 27.8 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

Additional Information

Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Fireplace
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Patio
  • Sundeck
  • Whirlpool
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Theme Parks
  • Wineries
Languages Spoken
  • English
174 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, California 95060 United States  
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