This was my second stay at the Hotel Paradox, i was last there 2years ago, the previous stay was wonderful like this one. When i arrived i was offered a room upgrade and a drink, nice touch, staff was great, restaurant food was good and bar tenders did a great job! The location is great, right on the edge of the downtown, which is a 5-10 min walk, so location is good. I'll look forward to a stay in the future my next time through Santa Cruz. Thank you!
This is not the ritz, but it does the job. Walkable to the beach and the boardwalk. The room was clean. Not the best bed, but fine for a night. All in all, you get what you pay for with hotels, but here you seem to get a little better value than the rest of the area.
This hotels greatest feature is its location. The rest of the hotel didn't have any "deal breakers" but was basically just a place to sleep at night. Clean towels and a clean bed with a slight hint of over used bleach ( which I guess is a good thing). I'd stay here again given its location.
This was my young daughter and my 4th summer vacation at this hotel. We like it because it is only 2 blocks from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and a short walk also to the wharf and to all the shops and restaurants on Pacific Avenue. The husband and wife management team is very friendly and accommodating, as are their staff. Since we can walk to so many places, we use this hotel as sort of a home base during our vacations in Santa Cruz and come and go as we please with down time when we want. It is situated on a busy street with traffic and if you're in a downstairs room, it is easy to hear people walking around upstairs. I normally bring earplugs to sleep with just in case but I didn't need them at all during our last visit.
All hotel personnel were very friendly. We were upgraded at check-in and were asked what location we'd like for our room. We were happy to be located on the first floor looking out at trees and a ravine with a walk-out patio with chairs and a table. Going onto our patio, we were just steps away from the tennis courts, which were great (although I hear they are resurfacing them in July). Very quiet, even though it was a Friday night. Nice place for families and couples alike.
We stayed for 5 days and were pleased with the accomodaations. The hotel is older but newly remodeled. The bed was super comfortable. On a busy road but noise was minimal. close to restaurants and beach. Staff was very nice and accommodating.
The mighty Pacific serves as center stage and backdrop for all things leisure in Santa Cruz. Its boardwalk offers rollercoaster thrills with bay views. Down Beach Street, the city wharf is a prime fishing and whale-watching spot. Nearby, surfers near and far head to Steamer Lane to catch monster waves. Downtown’s charming Pacific Avenue plays hosts to land lovers with its local shops and cafes.