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About The Inn at Pasatiempo

inn frontThe Inn at Pasatiempo sits nestled beside a majestic Eucalyptus grove in a wooded setting conveniently located near Highway 17 and less than four miles from the beautiful beaches of Santa Cruz. Enjoy our year-round outdoor heated pool surrounded by gardens and views of the adjacent Pasatiempo golf course.

Our friendly, helpful front desk staff warmly welcomes you 24 hours a day and will help you get settled into our inviting guestrooms where you will find a variety of complimentary amenities including WIFI, a mini-refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave.  Each of our 54 non-smoking guest rooms were renovated in June 2018 and are equipped with air conditioning.

 

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Visit Santa Cruz

Visit Santa Cruz

When you Visit Santa Cruz, CA you will experience all the charm, thrills, and character of a beach community known for its surfing, golfing, and worry free attitude. Home of lush Redwood forests, UC Santa Cruz, and the world famous Santa Cruz Beach, you won't find a dull moment here.

Drop your bags at the Inn at Pasatiempo and rent a board and see where the waves take you, or rent a bike and ride alongside the great pacific, admiring the golden sands and nearby mountains. Visit Santa Cruz in style and take your best swing for the green at The Pasatiempo Golf Club, a pristine, semi-private course that sits atop the Santa Cruz hills. Walk through mighty Redwood trees at Henry Cowell State Park, or soar among them during a Redwood Canopy Tour with Mount Hermon Adventures, and peer through glass to see rare fish and wildlife at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. You won't run out of things to do in Santa Cruz, and you'll be close to it all at The Inn at Pasatiempo.

Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The Beach Boardwalk has become the most iconic symbol of Santa Cruz. The lights, the coasters, and the carefree crowds speak volumes about the charm and character of this seaside community.

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Henry Cowell State Park

Henry Cowell State Park

This park features 15 miles of hiking trails through scenic, wooded areas packed with redwoods, mixed evergreens, ponderosa pine, and a multitude of wildlife. The tallest tree in the park stands at 285 feet tall, and the oldest trees in the park date back to 200 AD.

(831) 335-4598

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Mystery Spot

Mystery Spot

It's been more than 70 years since the Mystery Spot opened, yet even repeat visitors don't know how to fully explain what they have seen. Located less than 4 miles from the Inn at Pasatiempo, this bizarre spot defies gravity and challenges the most commonly held truths in modern physics. Come and behold a phenomenon that will leave your head spinning, and your mind racing.

(831) 423-8897

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Home to more than 35,000 creatures, The Monterey Bay Aquarium features exhibits dedicated to sharks, otters, seahorses, flamingos, jellyfish, stingrays, bluefin tuna, and a host of creatures you won't find anywhere else.

(831) 648-4888

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University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz

The beautiful campus at University of California Santa Cruz is home to 15,000 undergraduate students. The campus stands on over 2,000 acres of wooded hills overlooking the Pacific. (831) 459-4008

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Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Come touch a friendly shark, see how marine scientists work, and take in the spectacular Monterey Bay. The exhibit hall offers a deeper dive into the adventure of ocean research here in Santa Cruz and around the world.

(831) 459-3800

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Roaring Camp Railroads

Roaring Camp Railroads

Historical theme park offering rides on a narrow gauge railroad steam train through the Big Trees of Bear Mountain.

(831) 335-4484

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The Museum of Art and History

The Museum of Art and History

The Museum of Art and History, also known as the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, is a nonprofit educational institution in Santa Cruz, California.

(831) 429-1964

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Wilder Ranch State Park

Wilder Ranch State Park

Wilder Ranch State Park is a California State Park on the Pacific Ocean coast north of Santa Cruz, California. The park was formerly a dairy ranch, and many of the ranch buildings have been restored for use as a museum.

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Chardonnay II

Chardonnay II

Enjoy a wonderful excursion about the Chardonnay II. Sailings are perfect for any age group and fun for everyone from seasoned sailors to first time adventurers. The large, modern galley and seating area are designed to accommodate a variety of daily sails. Taste local wines and microbrews while meeting their producers on the Winemaker and Brewmaster excursions, or tantalize your taste buds with the creations of a local culinary artist on the Taste of Santa Cruz sail.

Private charters are also available for corporate events, team building, weddings, or any special occasion. Amenities include a large galley, stereo system, keg dispensers, a 70 foot deck with seating, and restrooms.

(831) 423-1213

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Boardwalk Bowl

Boardwalk Bowl

Boardwalk Bowl is a state-of-the-art bowling facility, arcade, restaurant, and lounge with plenty of party fun!

Open daily at 9am

(831) 426-3324

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Pasatiempo Golf Course

Pasatiempo Golf Course

Play one of America's finest courses, The Pasatiempo Golf Club. This pristine Santa Cruz golf course was the prize design of world-renown Alister MacKenzie. Nestled in the hills above Santa Cruz, this championship golf course has been consistently ranked as one of the top golf courses in America and features panoramic views of Monterey Bay.

Book an overnight golf package by contacting us below:

(831) 423-5000

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Santa Cruz Whale Watching

Santa Cruz Whale Watching

Sign up for Santa Cruz & Monterey Whale Watching Trips & Sea Life Excursions & "Sea For Yourself". Climb aboard Velocity, a 60 foot luxury charter boat, and experience the Monterey Bay area like never before! In winter or summer, sail out to the heart of whale territory as we spot these magnificent creatures and much more!

(831) 427-0230

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Special Offers & Deals - Book Now, Pay Later

Special Offers & Deals - Book Now, Pay Later

The Inn at Pasatiempo guarantee’s the lowest room rate available. Please contact us directly if you find a lower rate elsewhere and we will match or beat it!

Return Guest Specials

We offer a special rate for all returning guests, please call the hotel directly at (831) 423 5000 to make your reservation and enjoy discounted savings!

This discounted room rate offer is only available to returning guests.

Local Residents Specials

Exclusive room rates are available for Santa Cruz residents. These rates are ideal for hosting friends & family from out of town and for celebrating special anniversary or birthday staycations.

Book Direct & Save

Contact the hotel directly at (831) 423-5000 to book these discounted rates;

  • AAA
  • Government
  • Military
  • AARP
  • Returning guests
  • Local residents specials

Book Direct

Discounted room rates are not available online and certain restrictions apply.

Only guests booking with the hotel direct can take advantage of these discounted room rates.

Please contact us at (831) 423-5000 to book your hotel room directly.

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Property Gallery

Property Gallery


The Inn at Pasatiempo is a boutique style Santa Cruz hotel nestled in a wooded sanctuary in beautiful Santa Cruz County. Our rustic and casual hotel appeals to nature lovers and urbanites alike. Our outdoor grounds include gardens, walking trails and three picnic areas.

Enjoy some images of our unique Santa Cruz hotel property.

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Map & Directions

The Inn at Pasatiempo is located at 555 Highway 17 in Santa Cruz, CA.

From Silicon Valley

  • Highway 17 south toward Santa Cruz
  • After the two Scotts Valley exits, go another two miles and exit on Pasatiempo Drive
  • As you exit off the freeway, take the first right into the Inn at Pasatiempo
*Allow 20 minutes drive time from Los Gatos

 

From Santa Cruz and Monterey areas

  • Highway 1 north towards City of Santa Cruz
  • Exit Highway 17 north toward San Jose
  • Take first exit - Pasatiempo Drive
  • Take your first left, going onto the overpass and drive straight into the Inn at Pasatiempo
*Allow 5 minutes drive time from downtown Santa Cruz and 40 minutes from downtown Monterey

 

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