La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz Is Calling

    Modern hotel by Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Wharf

    Enjoy the California sunshine as well as free breakfast and WiFi, a pool, and gym at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Cruz. Off CA-1 and CA-17, 33 miles from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), our non-smoking hotel is walking distance from the fun of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the restaurants, shops, and boat tours of Santa Cruz Wharf. See the rock formation at Natural Bridges State Beach and the butterfly migration along the Natural Bridges Monarch Trail. We’re also near the University of California Santa Cruz. 

    Everything for a Bright Stay

    You’ll love free breakfast and WiFi—plus, a gym and outdoor pool

    Our everyday essentials and signature Here for You service shine bright. Wake up with a free Bright Side Breakfast® of waffles, fruit, and more to get energized for your day. Keep connected with free WiFi and a business center, squeeze in a workout at the gym, and relax with an outdoor pool and sundeck. Each of our non-smoking guest rooms features a mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, sitting area, flat-screen cable TV, desk, ironing amenities, safe, hair dryer, and bath products. We also offer on-site parking for $25/night with in and out privileges.

    The Best of Santa Cruz

    Enjoy gorgeous beaches, go wine tasting, and see the Mystery Spot

    Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or sip chardonnay, easily access it all from our central location. Hit one of the city’s many beautiful beaches, walk or bike along West Cliff Drive as you take in stunning views of Monterey Bay, and tour the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, overlooking the famous surfing hotspot Steamer Lane. You can also try award-winning wines at local vineyards, browse the boutiques along Pacific Avenue, and visit the gravity-defying Mystery Spot in the redwood forest. 

    Arts & Culture

    Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

    Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

    Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

    Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

    Seymour Marine Discovery Center

    Points of Interest

    Mission Santa Cruz

    University of California Santa Cruz

    Outdoors & Recreation

    Cowell Beach

    Depot Park

    Lighthouse Field State Beach

    The Mystery Spot

    Natural Bridges Monarch Trail

    Natural Bridges State Beach

    Neary Lagoon Park

    Roaring Camp

    Pleasure Point Beach

    Santa Cruz Beach

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    Santa Cruz Wharf

    Seabright State Beach

    Steamer Lane

    Twin Lakes State Beach

    UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden

    West Cliff Drive

    Wilder Ranch State Park


    Pacific Avenue

    Sports & Entertainment

    Beauregard Vineyards

    Bottle Jack Winery

    DeLaveaga Golf Course

    MJA Vineyards

    Pasatiempo Golf Course

    Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard

    Sones Cellars

    Stockwell Cellars

    Storrs Winery & Vineyards


    Pool at the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, California
    La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Cruz hotel lobby in Santa Cruz, California
    Guest room at the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, California

    Map & Directions

    550 2nd Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060



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