Explore the Inn at Pasatiempo, a charming Santa Cruz hotel located near the Santa Cruz Mountains, less than 3 miles from the legendary seaside amusement park, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Set off the beaten path of other Santa Cruz Boardwalk hotels, this wooded retreat abounds with comfort with convenience. Take on the salt swells at area beaches, or swing for the green at the Pasatiempo Golf Club, named among the top 100 golf courses in the country.
You'll have no trouble satisfying your eye for the extraordinary; the towering trees of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park stand only 7 miles away. Revel in delight at the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, an aquatic wonderland just an hour North. Or, take a campus tour at University of California, Santa Cruz, and shop the latest fashions at downtown Santa Cruz shops. The Inn at Pasatiempo is located off Highway 17, approximately 30 miles from San Jose International Airport and only a half mile from coastal California's famous Highway 1.
Santa Cruz State Parks -
Santa Cruz has long been known for its seemingly endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. The State Parks will give you a glimpse of the wild, scenic California that has captured the eyes and lenses of generations of travelers. Home to fantastic state parks and beaches, the Santa Cruz area offers exciting opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and good old fashioned relaxation. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Wilder Ranch State Park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and Natural Bridges State Park are easily accessible from The Inn at Pasatiempo.
Santa Cruz Weddings -
Host your special day amidst the unmistakable natural beauty and intrigue of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Surround yourself and your guests with the scent of flowers from our grand wedding garden as you take in the salt breeze. The Inn at Pasatiempo continues to be a popular rear-round wedding location.
We offer indoor and outside facilities and complete wedding packages.
Distances to Neighborhood Attractions
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk www.beachboardwalk.com/ - 2.8 miles
Downtown Santa Cruz www.downtownsantacruz.com/ - 2.5 miles
The Mystery Spot www.mysteryspot.com/ - 3.7 miles
University of California, Santa Cruz www.ucsc.edu - 5.3 miles
Pasatiempo Golf Club www.pasatiempo.com - 0.7 miles
Santa Cruz Municipal Wharfwww.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/pr/wharf/ - 3.7 miles
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park www.santacruzstateparks.org/parks/henrycowell/ - 7 miles
Roaring Camp Railroads www.roaringcamp.com - 7.2 miles
Big Basin Redwoods State Park www.bigbasin.org/ - 22.5 miles
Mission Santa Cruz www.geocities.com/missionbell/ - 2 miles
Natural Bridges State Park www.santacruzstateparks.org/parks/natbridges/ - 4.5 miles
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum www.santacruzsurfingmuseum.org/ - 4.3 miles
Seymour Marine Discovery Center www2.ucsc.edu/seymourcenter/ - 4.5 miles
Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History www.santacruzmuseums.org/ - 2.8 miles
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & Historywww.santacruzmah.org/ - 2.2 miles
Santa Cruz Symphony www.santacruzsymphony.com/ - 2.1 miles
Monterey Bay Aquarium www.montereybayaquarium.org/ - 43 miles
Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary http://montereybay.noaa.gov/ - 42.3 miles
Capitola Village www.capitolavillage.com/ - 5.2 miles
Aptos Cement Ship (Seacliff State Beach) www.santacruzstateparks.org/parks/seacliff/ - 7.2 miles
Hotel Directions from Mineta San Jose International Airport -
Turn right out of the San Jose Airport to the frontage Road. Follow the frontage Road to the first stop-light. Turn left at the stop-light and Stay in Right Lane. Enter Interstate 880 South. Interstate 880 South turns into Highway 17 south toward Santa Cruz. Highway 17 will go over the Santa Cruz Mountains, past Scotts Valley. Exit on Pasatiempo Drive. The Inn at Pasatiempo and Peachwood's Restaurant will be on your right.
Directions from San Francisco International Airport -
Exit San Francisco International Airport and take Highway 101 South toward San Jose. Take Highway 85 South toward Cupertino/Santa Cruz and follow signs for Highway 17 South toward Santa Cruz. Highway 17 will go over the Santa Cruz Mountains, past Scotts Valley. Exit at Pasatiempo Drive. The Inn at Pasatiempo and Peachwood's Restaurant will be on your right.
Directions from Salinas and Monterey -
The Inn at Pasatiempo is approximately 45 minutes from Salinas and Monterey. Take Highway 1 North toward Santa Cruz. Take Highway 17 North toward San Jose. Exit at Pasatiempo Drive (This will be the first exit on Highway 17 North). Turn left and go over the highway overpass. The Inn at Pasatiempo and Peachwood's Restaurant will be directly ahead.
Directions from Southern California -
Santa Cruz is approximately 5.5 hours from Los Angeles. Take Interstate 5 North (approximately 250 miles). Take Highway 152 West toward San Jose/Hollister/Gilroy (go 38 miles). Turn left onto Highway 152/Pacheco Pass Highway. Merge onto Highway 101 North toward San Jose/Watsonville. Merge onto Highway 85 North toward Cupertino/Mountain View. Merge onto Highway 17 South toward Santa Cruz. Exit at Pasatiempo Drive. The Inn at Pasatiempo and Peachwood's Restaurant will be on your right.
Public Transit -
The Highway 17 Express / Metro Bus stops just outside the Inn. Information on fares and schedules can be found at www.scmtd.com. Please find timetable information for routes 35/35A going to/from Pasatiempo to Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Mountains, and Route 17 going to/from Pasatiempo to San Jose and Santa Clara.