Citysearch Editorial Review.
This beachfront retreat brings four-star luxury service to Santa Cruz’s surfer community. The boutique hotel hosts 165 deluxe room and suites--all with breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay. (That’s right. Every room has a view.) There’s really no need for a flat screen HDTV when you can relax on your own private patio and overlook spectacular sunsets, super-cute sea lions and dreamy surfers. The spacious rooms come equipped with free wireless internet, iPod docking stations, comfy bath robes, and a fully-stocked mini bar (refrigerators are also available upon request). Kiddies will love the hotel’s heated pool and children’s wading pool, while couples can often be found relaxing in the jacuzzi. Aquarius restaurant is the onsite spot to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cocktail. Oceanview conference rooms and banquet facilities are popular for weddings and business meetings.