The Hotel Paradox

611 Ocean Street

$US 205 per day

Starting Based on 2-3 people

  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City
  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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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.

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

Ciao Bambino Recommends For Ages:

  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

More To Know & Do

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