BEST WESTERN PLUS CAPITOLA BY THE SEA INN & SUITES

1435 41st Ave., Capitola, CA 95010 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-881-1523
2.5 Star Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz County
36.97132-121.96494
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4.5/5

Based on 727 guest reviews

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  • With an outdoor pool!
  • Free breakfast available
  • Avg. Group Discount of 5.9%!
  • Fitness center on property
  • 58 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Check out: 12:00
  • Hotel has a green policy
  • Group booking rating of 9.8/10

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Local Attractions

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites is near great surf spots such as Pleasure Point, Surf Bowl and Lighthouse Point for avid surfers, less than an hour's drive away guests can visit Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey Bay with its world famous aquarium and the beautiful Big Sur coastline and forest. There's more than enough to do for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing seaside vacation at our hotel on the Central California coast. The famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park is open year round and is the last of many old time amusement parks along the California coast.

Verified Reviews of Best Western Plus Capitola by The Sea Inn & Suites

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Clean Hotel, Attentive Staff Great for Student Groups!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I traveled to Santa Cruz with a student group for the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival and booked a block of rooms for students and chaperones. Working with Kent, the hotel manager, was a great process and he was careful and attentive with providing information during the booking process and answering any questions we had (although, I do advise using a second e mail address for correspondence in addition to any work e mails, if using a work e mail). During the duration of our stay, the hotel staff and management made sure that our experience was enjoyable they were waiting for us and greeted us as we arrived, check in was smooth and the students had keys that accessed rooms but didn't have access to the pool or fitness center which made managing the students significantly easier. We had an early morning the morning of our jazz band performance and Kent made sure that the night manager heavily stocked the breakfast room when it opened at 6am. Rooms were comfortably spacious we booked a block of standard two queen beds and the room layout makes quad occupancy very comfortable. In room, there is a TV with cable access, mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and a sink in addition to the one in the private bathroom. We did actually trek down to the pool the pool was heated and comfortable. Breakfast was quality standard fare like toast, croissants, bagels, fruits, cereal, oatmeal and hard boiled eggs, but also included breakfast sandwiches and wafflemakers with batter. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate is always available in the lobby. The entire property was very clean and beautifully put together in a great, family friendly area. There is a mall just a block away and a handful of restaurants, a grocery and pharmacy and a movie theater just next door. All in all, the hotel experience was wonderful from excellent staff to beautifully maintained property to one of the best complementary breakfasts I've had, Best Western Capitola made a wonderful group experience on a student trip to Santa Cruz.
(Group coordinator, booked 8 rooms), from US flag
19-Mar-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Mar 16 to Sun Mar 18 2018 at a $169.00 group rate (7% discount).
Response from Management on 22-Mar-2018:
Dear Nathan,Thank you for the wonderful review about the Best Western Plus Capitola. We hope to see you again next year for the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival. Loved working with you and Bryan to insure a nice smooth experience for you.Best wishes,Kent

Customer Reviews of Best Western Plus Capitola by The Sea Inn & Suites

4.5 out of 5. Based on 727 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Centrally located in Capitola, this award winning central California hotel offers easy access to a variety of local attractions. The friendly staff at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites is ready to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay in central California. The hotel offers easy access to Capitola Beach and Wharf and historic Capitola Village, which offers unique shops, art galleries and fine dining restaurants. The beaches offers all the ocean based activities you could hope for, including surfing, diving, boating and whale and dolphin watching. Thanks to the mild local climate, our hotel near the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk is a great place to come when you want to enjoy the water any time of year.The hotel offers spacious, well-appointed guest rooms, each featuring a mini refrigerator, microwave, 39-inch flat screen TVs in all the standard rooms, 46-inch flat screen TVs in the suites with HBO® and high-speed Internet access. Guests who prefer more spacious accommodations may choose a mini suite with a fireplace or a two room suite with an in-room spa. Amenities at our Capitola hotel include a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, an outdoor heated swimming pool, a spa, an exercise facility, dry cleaning services and meeting space to accommodate up to 82 guests.The BEST WESTERN PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites is near great surf spots such as Pleasure Point, Surf Bowl and Lighthouse Point for avid surfers, less than an hour's drive away guests can visit Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey Bay with its world famous aquarium and Cannery Row and the amazing Big Sur coastline and forest. There's more than enough to do for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing seaside vacation at our hotel on the Central California coast.Book your stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites today and discover why our peaceful, smoke-free and pet free property has built up a reputation for friendliness and hospitality!

Green Sustainability

The hotel is committed to a sustainability program for all refuse. The goal is to limit the amount of refuse going to the landfill. We have partnered with the waste collection company and have a very effective program in place. Additionally, all water usage for landscape is minimal by use of all drought tolerant plantings. Lighting where practical is LED.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:03:00
Check Out:12:00
Year of Last Renovation:2009
Floors:3
Rooms:58
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:58
Handicap Rooms:2
Rooms with 1 Bed:35
Rooms with 2 Beds:23
Suites:21
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:1 View Spaces
Meeting Space:630 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 40 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 5.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
FEMA Approved:Yes
Pool Info:
Our sparkling clean medium size outdoor pool and whirlpool is open from 10am to 10pm everyday. Pool towels are available at the Front Desk.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Most reservations can be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival without penalty when made directly with the hotel or through the Best Western reservation system. Third party bookings excluded.
Nightly Parking:0
Total Taxes:10.00%
Total Misc Fees:$3.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax:10.00 Per Night
City Tax: 3.00 Per Day (County Tourism Assessment)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: Weather Channel
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • TV Channel: Disney Channel
  • TV Channel: Discovery Channel
  • TV Channel: Nickelodeon
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Monterey Peninsula Regional Airport 39 milesMineta San Jose International Airport 36 milesSan Francisco International Airport 63 miles

Local Shuttle Info: Airport shuttle service to San Jose and San Francisco airports is available via:ABC Airporter Early Bird Shuttle Service

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

We offer an upgraded continental breakfast including Seattle's Best coffee, assorted cereals and breads, muffins, bagels and croissants. Breakfast also includes a nice variety of yogurts, fruit, make your own waffles and assortment of juices. Breakfast hours: 6am to 10am daily

Parking Info

Parking is complimentary for registered overnight guests.

Internet / WiFI

We provide excellent complimentary high speed internet access in our rooms and throughout our property. The password access is provided upon check in at the Front Desk.

About Best Western Plus

  • Best Western Plus offers upgraded bath amenities, an in-room mini-fridge, and a spacious work desk
  • Fitness room, laundry room, and business center also available
  • FREE high-speed internet, local calls, and long distance access
  • Breakfast is available

The Best Western Plus highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Best Western Plus Capitola by The Sea Inn & Suites

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Best Western Plus Capitola by The Sea Inn & Suites.

Feel free to use the Best Western Plus Capitola by The Sea Inn & Suites meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Capitola event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

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Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Accommodates up to 40 32 x 20 x 12 630--/30--25--20----/--40----
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Accommodates up to 40

The Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites offers 630 square feet of meeting space overlooking a garden courtyard and pool area. Our Begonia Meeting Room can comfortably accommodate 40 attendees. Your attendees will have access to a fax machine, photocopier, elegantly decorated public restrooms and lovely courtyard. The room is also serviced with wired and wireless high-speed Internet. You''ll be impressed with the decor of our meeting room. We have adorned it with the begonia flower, the emblem of Capitola. Johnson''s Art Studio, whose work has been featured in Hollywood productions, custom-made all of the lighting. During breaks, attendees can stroll through the hallways of the hotel to enjoy an intriguing exhibit of artwork featured by the Capitola Begonia Festival, Art & Wine Festival and Wharf-to-Wharf Race.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
630 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
32 x 20 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
5
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Teleconferencing
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning

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