The Hotel Paradox

611 Ocean Street

  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

Located in downtown Santa Cruz, the Hotel Paradox is themed along the lines of an upscale urban forest with the perfect balance of cozy ambiance and contemporary decor. The front desk is a eucalyptus tree trunk from Sonoma that sets the eco-luxe tone for the rest of the property. The 164 rooms and suites are spacious for families and filled with natural light. There’s a year-round heated pool and hot tub, which provides a fun escape for guests of all ages. An onsite restaurant and indoor/outdoor bar with a fire pit creates a lively vibe. Hotel Paradox is close to popular Santa Cruz attractions as well.

  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City
  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique
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Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

  • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
  • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Family-friendly public areas
  • Fun urban-meets-eco theme
  • Well-appointed guest rooms
  • Year-round heated swimming pool and hot tub
  • Close to popular Santa Cruz attractions

Families Should Know

  • Great property for school-age and up kids
  • Year-round swimming pool
  • No kids’ pool
  • Babysitting referrals not available
  • Free WIFI
  • Fee-based private parking

Sports + Activities

  • surfing
  • tidepooling
  • hiking
  • beach
  • bike riding

Local Excursions

  • Santa Cruz Boardwalk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf
  • Natural Bridges State Beach
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach
  • Surfing Museum
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary


  • rooms and suites
  • air-conditioning
  • TV/iPod docking station
  • mini-fridge/safe/hair dryer
  • daily housekeeping
  • room service
  • disabled access
  • bar and restaurant
  • swimming pool and Jacuzzi
  • fire pit lounge area
  • fitness center
  • concierge
  • private parking
# of peopleStarting at
  • D - daily pricing
  • W - weekly pricing
  • T - tax included
  • B - breakfast included
  • I - all-inclusive

Preferred Room

Room with Two Double Beds

Guest Room Highlights

  • Spacious
  • Well-appointed
  • Good configuration for sleeping
  • Comfortable beds
  • Nice bathroom
  • Great shower

Booking Conditions

  • No deposit required, credit card for guarantee
  • Cancellation: <24 hours
  • Crib: $US 10 per night
  • Highchair: free
  • Extra bed fee: $US 25 per night
  • WIFI: free
  • Parking: fee-based
  • Check-in is 3p and check-out is 11a