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1505 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060
1505 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Santa Cruz California Hotel near Boardwalk and Downtown

Our convenient location puts an overwhelming number of great places to visit very close by. Not only perennial favorite Santa Cruz attractions like the Beach Boardwalk, Mystery Spot, UCSC, and Roaring Camp, but also such less well-known treasures as Mission Santa Cruz, Long Marine Lab, and local Surfing, Natural History, and Art Museums. And now the brand new Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - all within a few miles of our front door!

Attractions - approximate distances from the Hampton Inn Santa Cruz

Hampton Inn Santa Cruz Hotel - California Pacific Garden Mall
  • Mission Santa Cruz Historic State Park -

    ½ mile
  • Historic Downtown - Pacific Garden Mall -

    1 mile. Great shopping, dining, art, movies, clubs, coffee houses, street musicians - it's all here, and all within walking distance of the hotel!
  • University of California-Santa Cruz -

    2 miles  Nationally ranked University is also home to the acclaimed Shakespeare Santa Cruz theater company.
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course -

    1 mile. World-class golfing and dining with magnificent ocean views, less than a mile from the hotel.  Ranked #38 for U.S. Golf courses in 2011 by Links Magazine!
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

    2 miles. Featuring state-of-the art displays, research discoveries and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to explore the sanctuary's remarkable marine environment as well as their personal role in protecting of one of our nation's underwater treasures.
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk -

    2 miles. Located on a mile-long beach between Monterey and San Francisco, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is California's oldest amusement park. Experience the adrenaline rush of the Giant Dipper - or chill on the family-oriented Bulgy the Whale. Fun and games abound at the old-style arcade. Plus, the sublime surf of the Pacific Ocean awaits you at Santa Cruz Beach.  
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum -

    2 ½ miles. Experience more than 100 years of surfing history from a Santa Cruz perspective. Displays include crude surfboard models to modern high-tech designs, as well as early wetsuits, photographs featuring Santa Cruz surfers and wave riding from the 1930s to the present day. Enjoy continuous videos showing the sport's ever-changing styles.
  • Natural

    Bridges State Park -

    3 miles. Featuring coastal scrub meadows with bright native wildflowers in the spring, this beach is also an excellent vantage point for viewing shore birds, migrating whales, and seals and otters playing offshore.
  • Mystery Spot -

    3 miles. Located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, the laws of physics and gravity do not apply at the Santa Cruz Mystery Spot. Come and be baffled!
  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center -

    3.5 miles. Visit a working marine laboratory while touring exhibit halls and aquariums and experiencing unsurpassed vistas of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Examine the world's largest whale skeleton - and that's just for starters!
  • Santa Cruz Harbor -

    4 miles
  • Hampton Inn Santa Cruz Hotel - California Capitola Village

    SCapitola Village -

    5 miles. 
  • Roaring Camp Railroads -

    7 miles. The Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific Railway Company operates passenger and freight services on one of the oldest and most historic lines in California. When the route opened in 1875 it carried picnickers and tourists to the Big Trees and Santa Cruz. Today's Beach Trains travel through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, down the scenic San Lorenzo River Gorge, across a 1909 steel truss bridge, and through an 1875 tunnel before arriving at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park -

    8 miles. This park features 15 miles of hiking and riding trails through a forest that looks much the same as it did 200 years ago. The tallest tree is about 285 feet tall and about 16 feet wide while the oldest trees range from about 1400 to 1800 years old.
  • Wineries -

    many local wineries within close driving distance; look for special tasting events throughout the spring and fall.

Attractions Just Down the Road

Hampton Inn Santa Cruz Hotel - California Aquarium
  • San Jose International Airport -

    30 miles
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium -

    40 miles. A 40-mile trip down Highway 1 is not only picturesque but it leads you to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium - discover the largest marine sanctuary in the United States! Explore the bay's various habitats - shallow pools, sandy beaches and the deep blue sea. Get an up-close-and-personal look at kelp forests, sea otters and creatures from the outer bay, including soup fin sharks, yellow fin tuna and sea turtles.  
  • Carmel & 17-Mile Drive -

    45 miles. About five miles south of Monterey, you'll encounter the quaint town of Carmel. Nestled between the world famous Pebble Beach golf course to the north and the spectacular Big Sur coast to the south, Carmel has created a European-style retreat. Its internationally-known 17-mile drive features some of the most breathtaking vistas on the planet. 
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz Hotel - California (CA) Located at
1505 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060
Phone: 831-457-8000 Fax: 831-457-8900
Email: SRUHH_hampton@hilton.com
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