The Casablanca Inn & Bistro

101 Main StreetSanta Cruz95060USA
Bed & Breakfast
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About The Casablanca Inn & Bistro

Just a stroll away from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Wharf stands the historic Casablanca Inn.  Conveniently pet-friendly within superb proximity to downtown Santa Cruz, this locale is ideal for all types of travel.

Rooms and suites at Casablanca Inn are offered in three styles with ocean, garden or estate views and convenient early/late check-in/check-out options.

Hotel features comprise free parking and Wi-Fi, banquet rooms, kitchenettes and wheelchair accessibility.

Dine on-site for breakfast or cocktails, or venture out to nearby Gilda's Family Restaurant, Sawasdee by the Sea, The Picnic Basket, Fire Fish Grill, Stagnaro Brothers' Seafood and Woodie's Cafe, all within a five-minute stroll of the hotel.

Don't miss nearby favorites like Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, West Cliff Drive, National Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz Harbor Beach and Pleasure Point Beach, all within an eighteen-minute drive of the hotel.


101 Main Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA

Top amenities

  • WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge


  • Accessible parking

Positive Reviews

Stellar Location

Located right on the beach with excellent proximity to the boardwalk, lighthouse and pier. Plenty of attractions within easy walking distance, such as the Wharf, surf shops, bowling alleys, bars and cafes. Convenient for pet lovers, this is a pet-friendly hotel for a fee. There's a Thai restaurant steps away which is especially popular among locals and guests.

Rooms with a View

Stunning ocean views can be enjoyed from many of these rooms - make sure to request one if you get the chance! Private balconies on some; some are also recently renovated with modern decor. Well-stocked kitchens offer the opportunity to cook meals for yourself on-site. Beds are notoriously cozy.

Superb Staff

Front desk and housekeeping staff are friendly and helpful while all departments are commendable for their accommodating, charming service. You can even text some of them during your stay - ask about it at check-in.

Negative Reviews

Noise Issues

There can be noise from the passersby outside, especially near the restaurant below. Not much the hotel can do about this, but you might want to keep the window closed and bring earplugs or a fan if you're a light sleeper.

Outdated Decor & Amenities

Some felt their room lacked modernization, especially with the tired decor. There appears to be a gradual renovation taking place, which means some areas are still awaiting their refurb. Chairs might be less comfy than desired, paint may seem a bit dull, and some of the balconies are shared with other suites. Some guests would have preferred units with kitchens attached - but several rooms had recently had their kitchen areas removed during refurbishment. Ask about this if kitchens are essential for your stay.

Things That Are Weak

The free Wi-Fi can be troublesome, and the water pressure for showering is remarkably low.

Rating Overview

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7.4 out of 10 based on 169 reviews