HOTEL PARADOX

611 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
3.5 Star Downtown Hotel in Santa Cruz County
36.97718-122.02041
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 437 guest reviews

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  • Has outdoor swimming pool
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 170 rooms in hotel
  • 5 floors in property
  • Check-out time: 11:00 PM
  • Group booking rating of 6.5/10
  • 6 meeting rooms in hotel

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Room Types

Check Rates1 King Bed Pool View Free WiFi
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King or 1 Queen Bed Free Internet
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds City View Free WiFi
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds Pool View Free WiFi
Non-Smoking
Check RatesGuest Room 1 King Pool View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesGuest Room 2 Queen City View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesGuest Room 2 Queen Pool View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesMini Room
Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom 1 King Bed Pool View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom 2 Queen Beds City View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom 2 Queen Beds Pool View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Room, 1 King or 2 Double Beds
Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Hotel Paradox is located in vibrant downtown Santa Cruz, California. Guests at Hotel Paradox will experience ease of access to all the best Santa Cruz has to offer. We are just a few blocks from downtown restaurants and shopping as well as the world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Also nearby are numerous world class beaches, wineries and hiking/ biking trails, all creating amazing team building opportunities.

Verified Reviews of Hotel Paradox

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Beautiful, Rustic Chic Charm. "
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The hotel is phenomenal. I loved the rustic class of the hotel and rooms. The pool area and spa is magical. The only complaint would be that some of the restaurant staff seemed snotty, mostly the men.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Aug-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Aug 03 to Mon Aug 04 2014 at a $269.10 average nightly rate.

Customer Reviews of Hotel Paradox

4.0 out of 5. Based on 437 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Hotel Paradox is a newly renovated, upscale boutique property centrally located in vibrant downtown Santa Cruz, California. Guests at Hotel Paradox will experience ease of access to all the best Santa Cruz has to offer. We are just a few blocks from downtown restaurants and shopping as well as the world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Also nearby are numerous world class beaches, wineries and hiking/ biking trails, all creating amazing team building opportunities. To accommodate both your large and small meetings, Hotel Paradox offers over 12,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor function space, including the largest ballroom in Santa Cruz. Our stylish conference space features raised ceilings, beautifully designed lighting and distinctive interior designs. To ensure everyone's stay is both relaxing and productive, each of our 170 sleeping rooms have designer touches and are well-appointed with deluxe amenities. Guests can enjoy their free time at our full-service restaurant and indoor/outdoor bar, Solaire Restaurant Bar, featuring fresh, locally sourced and sustainable farm-to-table cuisine as well as premium beverage selections. The Paradox pool deck creates an ambiance all its own with poolside dining, private rentable cabanas, fire pits, and tableside lounge service, providing a wonderful environment to relax and enjoy with friends & colleagues. Our professional team is available before, during and after your event to take care of all your needs from start to finish!

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:03:00 PM
Check Out:11:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation:2012
Floors:5
Rooms:170
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:170
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:6
Room Windows:Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:6
Meeting Space:8000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 500 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:10am-10pm
Pool Info:
The Paradox pool deck, creates an ambiance all its own with poolside dining and drinking with many reclining lounge chairs for tanning as wells as private, rentable cabanas, fire pits, and tableside or lounge service. This provides our guest, a wonderful environment to relax and enjoy with friends & colleagues.
Ownership:BPR Properties
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Varies depending on contract, but generally, 72 hours.
Nightly Parking:$5
Typical Group Deposit:50%
Total Taxes:11.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax:11.00%
Parking Fee: 5.00 Per Night

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Sorry, no pets.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Jose Airport - 35 minsSan Francisco Airport 70 mins

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Previously known as:
The Hotel Paradox, University Inn & Conference Center

Hotel Rate Trends at Hotel Paradox

Rate fluctuations of Hotel Paradox

The graph above is averages of room rates for both group rates and the lowest online individual rates our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was placed. The lowest group rate shown is 28.0% in February 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $330 in the month of August 2016. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Hotel Paradox in a month when rates are lower.

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