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Watsonville California Accommodations

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The Watsonville center point is around the area of Downtown Watsonville and 7 miles north of Downtown Moss Landing.

The beautiful city of Watsonville, California is located on the state's central coast, and has a population of approximately 51,199 people. The population is extremely diverse here, with residents from a variety of backgrounds including Croatian, Fillipino, Portuguese, and Japanese. The city is known for its agriculture, including apples, strawberries, and lettuce. More from this guide...

Watsonville Hotels/Accommodations

Best Western Rose Garden Inn : 740 Freedom Blvd.
+1-888-389-4121
740 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 45 rooms in property
  • Clean property
  • The majority of guests criticized the small bathroom
From$101
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
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Americas Best Value Inn
+1-888-675-2083
781 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076
  • Low-priced hotel
  • Check-in: 13:00
Rodeway Inn
+1-800-716-8490
1620 West Beach St., Watsonville, CA 95076
  • Economy Highway property
  • Free comp. breakfast
From$77
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Holiday Inn Express Suites Watsonville, an IHG Hotel : 1855 Main St.
+1-800-805-5223
1855 Main St., Watsonville, CA 95076
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
From$80
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Hampton Inn & Amp Suites Watsonvill : 75 Lee Rd.
+1-888-965-1860
75 Lee Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076
  • 3-star property
  • Access to gym on-site
Motel 6 Watsonville Monterey Ca #524
+1-888-788-5576
125 Silver Leaf Dr., WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA 95076
  • Inexpensive property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Comfort Inn Watsonville
+1-888-897-9207
112 Airport Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076
  • 3 star Beach property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$80
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Pajaro Dunes Company : 105 Shell Dr.
+1-888-311-4278
105 Shell Dr., Watsonville, CA 95076
  • Expensive Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 300 rooms
Seascape Beach Resort - Aptos
+1-888-469-4795
1 Seascape Resort Dr., Aptos, CA 95003 ~7.32 miles west of Watsonville
  • 4-star Oceanfront property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Value for money could be better
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
From$179
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Rio Sands Hotel
+1-888-734-9421
116 Aptos Beach Dr., Aptos, CA 95003 ~9.26 miles west of Watsonville
  • Low Cost Beach hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
Best Western Seacliff Inn in Aptos
+1-888-841-5292
7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos, CA 95003 ~9.87 miles northwest of Watsonville
  • Economical Beach hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Inn at Depot Hill
+1-888-455-5160
250 Monterey Ave., San Jose, CA 95010 ~11.71 miles west of Watsonville
  • 4 star hotel
  • Check in time: 15:00
From$160
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Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea
+1-888-965-8297
720 Hill St., Capitola, CA 95010 ~12.11 miles west of Watsonville
  • 3 star Beach property
  • 2 floors in property
Hilton Garden Inn Gilroy : 6070 Monterey St.
+1-888-906-6358
6070 Monterey St., Gilroy, CA 95020 ~12.14 miles east of Watsonville
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 4 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Rooms in need of an update
  • Most guests said the wifi quality was bad
From$139
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Motel 6 Gilroy Ca #25 in GILROY
+1-888-749-6785
6110 Monterey Highway, GILROY, CALIFORNIA 95020 ~12.17 miles east of Watsonville
  • Economy property
  • 3 floors in hotel
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Hampton Inn & Amp Suites Gilroy - Gilroy
+1-888-878-9982
5975 Travel Park Circle, Gilroy, CA 95020 ~12.21 miles east of Watsonville
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
+1-888-389-4485
1255 41st Ave., Capitola, CA 95010 ~12.36 miles west of Watsonville
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • 3 floors in property
From$135
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Best Western Plus Capitola by The Sea Inn & Suites : 1435 41st Ave.
+1-888-389-4121
1435 41st Ave., Capitola, CA 95010 ~12.38 miles west of Watsonville
  • Affordable Beach property
  • 58 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$125
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Econo Lodge : 360 Leavesley Rd.
+1-888-675-2083
360 Leavesley Rd., Gilroy, CA 95020 ~12.80 miles northeast of Watsonville
  • 2 star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 41 rooms
  • Awful breakfast
  • Fantastic service
Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn : 375 Leavesley Rd.
+1-800-716-8490
375 Leavesley Rd., Gilroy, CA 95020 ~12.83 miles northeast of Watsonville
  • 3 star property
  • Hotel has 7 suites
  • Wi fi worked fine
  • Close to outlet shopping
From$107
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Days Inn by Wyndham Gilroy
+1-800-805-5223
8292 Murray Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020 ~12.91 miles northeast of Watsonville
  • Low Cost Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
Quality Inn And Suites Gilroy : 8430 Murray Ave.
+1-888-965-1860
8430 Murray Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020 ~12.97 miles northeast of Watsonville
  • Cheap Highway property
  • 4 suites in hotel
  • Friendly service
  • Professional service
The Inn at 8435
+1-888-788-5576
8435 San Ysidro Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020 ~13.12 miles northeast of Watsonville
  • Low Cost Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Amenities are not the best
  • More comfort would be nice
Hacienda De Leal Ascend Hotel Collection - San Juan Bautista
+1-888-897-9207
410 The Alameda, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 ~13.19 miles east of Watsonville
  • Economy Highway hotel
  • 42 rooms in hotel
Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages : 401 Johans Beach Dr.
+1-888-311-4278
401 Johans Beach Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95062 ~13.45 miles west of Watsonville
  • Four-star Beach property
  • Free breakfast
  • No A/C
  • 1 out of 2 guests didn't like the uncomfortable beds
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The Costanoans, a native tribe, were the first people known to have lived in the area. European settlers came to Watsonville in 1796, and the land was officially settled by them in 1847. When the gold rush hit in 1848, more people moved to the area and started purchasing land, furthering the economy of the city. Watsonville was officially incorporated in 1868. Throughout the history of Watsonville, the city has thrived on agriculture and manufacturing. Even when the land was inhabited by the Costanoan tribe, the land was used for farming and livestock.

There are several fun and interesting attractions for you to explore, in and around the city. The Wetlands of Watsonville Nature Center has over 200 species of birds, including songbirds and waterfowl, and many trails that you can walk through. Take an air tour of the area with Air Adventure Center. They offer a variety of tour options, including Wine Tasting Helicopter Tours and Whale Spotting. Check out Historic Downtown Watsonville for a variety of shopping options, dining spots, and more.

When to Visit Watsonville, CA

Watsonville has a Mediterranean-like climate, with cool, wet winters and mild, dry summers. The city gets an average annual rainfall of 22.42 inches, and it very rarely snows. In fact, the last snowfall here was in 2010, but there was so little, that it was unmeasurable. Monthly average high temperatures in Watsonville range from 60 degrees to 73 degrees. The monthly average low ranges from 38 degrees to 52 degrees.

With the comfortable weather throughout the year, you can visit Watsonville any time. Deciding when to come depends on what you plan to do while you're here. Late summer and early fall are the warmest months, with September having the highest temperatures throughout the year. This is a good time to get out and explore the outdoors. Late fall through mid-spring are the wettest months of the year, which makes exploring a little more difficult.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Watsonville, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Watsonville

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average rate trends by star rating class in Watsonville, CA. Analyze these charts to determine the cheapest time period to book a room in Watsonville for any future trips.

Luxury Hotel Options in Watsonville, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $356.37

While there are no luxury hotels in Watsonville, there are several luxury hotel options in the area. Several of these options are less than 15 miles from Watsonville, making them a convenient option. Get the best amenities, outstanding rooms, and amazing service when you stay at one of the luxury hotels in the area.

Seascape Beach Resort is located in Aptos. When you're here, you'll be right on the beach. You'll also be close to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Historic Downtown Watsonville. Seascape Beach Resort offers a variety of unique services, such as the fun and enjoyable Beach Fire to-go experience. The basic Seascape Studio Suites offer a king-size bed, fully equipped kitchenette, and a private balcony. Private villas are also available when you stay here, and feature a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, and an ocean view. Pamper yourself at the on-site spa, grab a meal at either of the restaurants on the property, or start up a game at the tennis court.

Head to Santa Cruz for a stay at the Chaminade Resort & Spa. Here you'll be close to Mystery Spot, Capilota Beach, and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The beautiful views from the hotel offer you an escape from your everyday life. There are several room options to choose from, including pet friendly guest rooms, junior suites, and even private villas. Rooms feature feather beds and down-filled duvets, microfiber bathrobes, and granite bathrooms. Head to the spa for a facial treatment or massage, then grab a bite to eat at one of the on-site restaurants. Pets are welcome here in select rooms, so it's easier than ever to travel with your furry friend.

Affordable Hotel Options in Watsonville, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $181.97

Affordable hotel options in Watsonville offer comfortable lodging and convenient locations. These hotels generally don't offer a huge variety of amenities and services, but have the basics.

Valley Inn Watsonville is within walking distance of Historic Downtown Watsonville. It's also minutes from Bonfonte Gardens and Wetlands of Watsonville Nature Center. The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast each morning, and front desk service 24 hours a day. Rooms feature a kitchenette, coffee maker, and free wireless internet access. Pets are welcome here for an additional fee.

Comfort Inn Watsonville is close to Ramsay Park, Gizdich Ranch, and Historic Downtown Watsonville. Rooms feature either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds, a 32-inch flat screen television, and comfortable bedding. The complimentary breakfast features two flavors of waffles, meat, eggs, juice, and coffee. Stay connected while you're here with the free wireless internet access available in guest rooms and throughout common areas of the hotel.

When you stay at Holiday Inn Express and Suites, you're minutes from Watsonville Square Shopping Center, Ramsay Park, and Wetlands of Watsonville Nature Center. The spacious guest rooms feature a large work desk, 32-inch television, and microwave and refrigerator. The free Express Start Breakfast helps you start your morning right with bacon and sausage, omelets, and cinnamon rolls. Free wireless internet access helps keep you connected, or if you're in need of more office amenities, check out the business center.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Watsonville

2 Star Average Prices: $130.01

2 Star Hotel Prices in Watsonville

Best Discounts in Watsonville, CA

A variety of hotel discounts are available in and around Watsonville, allowing you to stay on budget while you're enjoying your travels. Some of the most popular discounts in the area include group rates, package deals, and online booking specials.

Whether you're planning a wedding, a business retreat, or a family get-together, make sure that you check on the group rates available throughout the area. Group rate discounts require that you book a minimum number of rooms, and this number varies by property. Groups can get an average discount of 22 percent off standard rates at Best Western Rose Garden Inn. At Comfort Inn Watsonville, you'll see an average group discount of 29.7 percent off. Rodeway Inn Watsonville offers 9.3 percent off standard rates for groups.

Make the most of your trip by getting one of the many package deals available in the area. Package types vary by hotel, and include your room as well as other fun options. At Seascape Beach Resort, consider the Girls Gone to the Beach Package or a Spa Package. Chaminade Resort & Spa offers options such as a Funtastic Family Getaway Package, Vine and Un'Wine'd Package, and Zen Journey Package.

When you book online you're giving the hotel advance notice that you're planning to visit, and you're able to schedule your trip the way you want it. Online booking rates provide you with the best price, and generally range between five and 25 percent off nightly rates. Get online booking rates at a variety of hotels in the area, including Motel 6 Watsonville-Monterey Area, Rodeway Inn Watsonville, and Holiday Inn Express Suites Watsonville. Keep in mind that this deal usually requires you to pay when you book and may have other restrictions such as room type or restricted cancellation.

Best Value Options in Watsonville, CA

Get great amenities, a variety of room options, and a central location when you choose the best value options in Watsonville. These hotels offer competitive rates and comfortable rooms.

Rodeway Inn Watsonville offers easy access to Sunset Beach, Historic Downtown Watsonville, and Wetlands of Watsonville Nature Center. In your room you'll find a microwave and refrigerator, in-room safe, and television with free cable and HBO. Start your day with a free breakfast, then enjoy the outdoor swimming pool if you'd like to relax before heading into town. Pets are welcome here for an additional fee.

A stay at Best Western Rose Garden Inn will allow you to be able to easily visit Historic Downtown Watsonville, Bonefonte Gardens, and Sunset Beach. Rooms feature a mini fridge, microwave, and in-room movies. Get in a workout at the fitness and health center or relax in the outdoor swimming pool. Complimentary wireless internet keeps you connected during your stay. Pets are welcome for an additional fee.

Festivals and Events in Watsonville, CA

While you're in Watsonville, check out the festivals and events in the area. August brings the annual Strawberry Festival, featuring a variety of strawberry-themed treats, live entertainment, a carnival, and numerous vendor booths. In September, Wings Over Watsonville is an event you shouldn't miss. Learn about the birds of the area, with workshops, presentations, and more. Day of the Child takes place in April and offers live entertainment, delicious food options, and a variety of great family-friendly activities.

No matter when you plan to visit, Watsonville has a lot to offer. From a beautiful climate and amazing views, to great shopping and dining, there's something for everyone here. Plan your trip today and get ready for a great vacation.

FAQs about hotels in Watsonville

What are the top rated hotels in Watsonville?

CordeValle, Inn at Depot Hill and Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels in Watsonville?

CordeValle, Pajaro Dunes Company and Seascape Beach Resort are the top 3 luxury hotels near Watsonville city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Watsonville?

Best Western Rose Garden Inn, Americas Best Value Inn, and Rodeway Inn are the properties closest to Watsonville city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Watsonville cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Watsonville can be as cheap as $130.01 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Watsonville cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Watsonville has been $181.97 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in Watsonville cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Watsonville has been $356.37 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Watsonville?

CordeValle, Inn at Depot Hill and Seascape Beach Resort are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Watsonville?

Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey and Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Watsonville?

Comfort Inn Beach, Comfort Inn Watsonville and Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Watsonville?

Best Western Plus Capitola by The Sea Inn & Suites, Best Western Rose Garden Inn and Best Western Seacliff Inn are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Watsonville?

Holiday Inn Express Suites Watsonville, an IHG Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Marina - State Beach Area, an are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city of Watsonville

Below are reviews of the city of Watsonville, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Location "
Score 4.0 / 5

The city is very centrally located between santa cruz and monterey.

Amanda F., from 25-Jul-2019
"Great Place"
Score 5.0 / 5

Watsonville has a great small town feel with really nice people in general. The town square was great!

Paul G., from 14-Jul-2019
The average traveler rating of the city of Watsonville, CA shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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