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Hotel Paradox with Whale Watching Packages in Monterey Bay California with Stagnaro Charters

The new Hotel Paradox in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, is introducing a chic vibe to hotel lodging on the Central Coast. Designed with a fine eye to detail, the boutique Hotel Paradox features top-level hospitality, sophisticated hotel rooms and suites, modern amenities, meeting space, and a full-service restaurant and bar. Experience Santa Cruz from the new perspective of Hotel Paradox.

611 Ocean Street , Santa Cruz , California 95060

Phone: (831) 425-7100 | Reservations:(855) 425-7200

Email: [email protected]

The Hotel Paradox


Seascape Beach Resort while Whale Watching Packages in Monterey Bay California with Stagnaro Charters

When whale watching in Monterey CA stay at the Seascape Beach Resort. Located just south of Santa Cruz, Seascape Beach Resort offers 285 luxurious suites and villas overlooking the Monterey Bay. You’ll find all the comforts of home, plus the services and amenities of a four-diamond resort. Do anything you like or do nothing at all. With 17 miles of private beach, fine dining, and a full range of activities to choose from, Seascape Beach Resort has everything you need to make your experience memorable.

Rated #1 Hotel in Aptos by Trip Advisor with 5 stars by Orbitz

Seascape Beach Resort on Monterey Bay

One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

(800) 929-7727


Super 8 while Whale Watching Packages in Monterey Bay California with Stagnaro Charters

Only 1 mile walking distance from the Harbor!

AAA approved/2 Diamonds. Newly renovated rooms. 100% smoke free hotel. Wireless High Speed Internet Access, complimentary SuperStart Breakfast, in-room coffee makers, plasma TV’s w/HBO, ESPN, hairdryers, micro/fridges, free parking, jacuzzi rooms available. Walking Distance To Beach & Boardwalk (2 blocks), surfing at the Lighthouse Fisherman’s Pier. University of Santa Cruz, the Famous Redwoods Roaring Camp. Wineries, museums and art galleries nearby.

As our guest, you can leave your car in the parking lot and walk to the Boardwalk, Beach, Wharf, Restaurants, and other local attractions without driving and parking hassles. You can fully enjoy your stay in Santa Cruz.

Super 8 Santa Cruz Boardwalk East

338 Riverside Ave

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 426-3707


Stay Here while Whale Watching Packages in Monterey Bay California with Stagnaro Charters

Peaceful elegance mere minutes from Pacific Coast Highway 1, and Santa Cruz in the coastal community of Aptos, the Heart of the Monterey Bay Area, featuring:

  • Natural Environment
  • Minutes from Town
  • Delicious Food
  • Extensive Gardens
  • Art & Antiques
  • Registered “Green” B&B

Proprietor Kris Sheehan has created a simple yet sophisticated bed and breakfast retreat, an exquisite European-style country inn. Historic Sand Rock Farm is the perfect Santa Cruz Bed and Breakfast because of the ideal location just outside the city. A fusion of ‘Country Inn’ and ‘European Retreat,’ we provide unparalleled blend of gracious hospitality, a serene environment, and lodging convenience.

Rated #1 of 4 B&B’s in Aptos with 4.5 stars by Trip Advisor

Historic Sand Rock Farm Bed and Breakfast

6901 Freedom Blvd.

Aptos, CA 95003

(831) 688-8005

[email protected]


Stay Here while Whale Watching Packages in Monterey Bay California with Stagnaro Charters

Beach House Rentals provides a wide selection of vacation homes, town homes and condos that serve the needs of all budgets, tastes, families, and groups. Whether you are looking to stay for a short weekend getaway or a place to call home for a month or longer, we are available and happy to help!

We feature a wide variety of beach houses located between the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and the Cement Ship in Aptos, with the majority of our beach houses located in the charming town of Capitola Village. Enjoy a home with a million dollar ocean view of the Monterey Bay or a cottage in the quaint, boutique town of Capitola Village just steps to many galleries, shops, fine dining and casual restaurants, nightlife with live entertainment, and the beach!

To find rentals, you can reserve online or call us now, 800-330-2979 and let us find the perfect Beach House Rental for you! We are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week, or by email [email protected]. We look forward to serving you in the very near future!


Stay Here while Whale Watching Packages in Monterey Bay California with Stagnaro Charters

We specialize in “The complete resort experience”. Chaminade Resort & Spa has it all – the Spa at Chaminade, luxurious guest rooms, delectable dining outlets, spacious & flexible meeting space, gorgeous wedding venues and not to mention over 200 acres of natural beauty overlooking the Monterey Bay. The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular mountaintop retreat in Santa Cruz. Our historic Mission-style resort overlooks sweeping views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Newly refreshed by a $15 million dollar renovation, Chaminade is a luxurious destination for executive meetings, celebrations and getaways. Enjoy color palettes inspired by California coast, contemporary Spanish furnishings, and world-class amenities. Chaminade is just five minutes from golf courses, the beach and downtown Santa Cruz. Escape to a haven of unsurpassed service. Chaminade is the first hospitality business in Santa Cruz County to receive a “Green Business Certification” for its environmental efforts.

  • AAA Four Diamond Resort
  • IACC Approved Conference Resort
  • Views of Monterey Bay
  • 300 Acres of Native Woodland
  • 156 Newly Renovated Guest Rooms & Suites
  • Full Service Spa and fitness center
  • Pool, Tennis & Private Hiking Trails
  • 5 Minutes from Golf, Beaches & Downtown Santa Cruz
  • Certified Green Business
  • 30 Minutes from San Jose International Airport

Chaminade Resort & Spa

One Chaminade Lane

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Reservations: (831) 475-5600


Stay Here while Whale Watching Packages in Monterey Bay California with Stagnaro Charters

Centrally located in the South San Francisco Bay area, between Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay, the Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley hotel offers ideal hotel accommodations for business and leisure travelers alike.

Our Santa Cruz hotel is only four miles from scenic Highway 1 and just ten minutes away from local beaches and the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Santa Cruz, CA hotel guests are also situated only thirty minutes from the San Jose International Airport, one hour from Monterey/Carmel and just over an hour away from San Francisco.

The Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley, CA hotel features 156 beautifully appointed hotel guest rooms and 18 luxurious suites, featuring separate living and dining room areas and upgraded amenities such as a whirlpool bathtub. Guests of our hotel in Santa Cruz, California are invited to enjoy:

  • Wireless complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Dual-line speaker phones with data port and voicemail
  • Microwave oven, refrigerator and coffee maker
  • Iron, full-size ironing board and hairdryer
  • Pay-per-view movies and video games
  • USA Today delivered each weekday morning
  • Satellite/Cable television
  • Ergonomic desk chairs and MP3/Radio alarm clocks
  • Our hotel in Santa Cruz, CA also offers on-site dining at Cafe Max, featuring a casual, creative menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, as well as a range of Santa Cruz Mountain wines.

Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

6001 La Madrona Drive

Santa Cruz, California

(831) 440-1000

Book your package now!


Stay Here while Whale Watching Packages in Monterey Bay California with Stagnaro Charters

Redwood trees, mountains, nearby Santa Cruz Fairview Manor Bed and Breakfast is a cozy five room “bnb” mountain house in a redwood setting, minutes from Santa Cruz beaches. A whole generation can identify with Santa Cruz, America’s beach town. And some grew up nearby, literally, at historic Fairview Manor Bed & Breakfast, in Ben Lomond, CA. It was back when muscle cars ruled, mini skirts were the rage, and the Supreme’s reigned supreme. High above the San Lorenzo River, nestled in redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Fairview Manor B&B remembers the “Can-Do” Children of the Sixties. Fairview Manor is a B&B for this generation & friends.

Fairview Manor’s colorful history has unfolded in the mountains of Ben Lomond, California for more than a half century. Add in two generations of gracious hospitality, and you have the making of a great getaway, free of pretensions.

Outdoors, miles of trails wind through redwood forests and rambling grounds. Fairview Manor itself is situated in a redwood grove, in the mountains above the San Lorenzo River.

Indoors, each homey room comforts you with a private bath. Spacious common areas feature a giant fire place. In the morning, wake up refreshed, and enjoy a full breakfast.

In walking distance, find two favorite local restaurants. Ciao Bella, is a Back Roads favorite. It wines and dines you in Decor-Gone-Mad. The more down-to-earth Tyrolean Restaurant & Beer Garden serves local Bavarian specialties. Don’t miss either one.

You won’t believe you’re in the mountains when you discover the easy drive to Santa Cruz, UCSC (University of California Santa Cruz), Santa Cruz Natural Bridges, and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk in California’s quintessential beach town on the California Central Coast.

Fairview Manor Bed & Breakfast

245 Fairview Avenue

Ben Lomond, CA 95005

(831) 336-3355


Stay Here while Whale Watching Packages in Monterey Bay California with Stagnaro Charters

Welcome to Best Western Capitola by-the-Sea Inn & Suites!

Centrally located in Capitola, this award winning central California hotel offers easy access to a variety of local attractions.

The friendly staff at the Best Western Capitola By-The-Sea Inn & Suites is ready to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay in central California. The hotel offers easy access to Capitola Beach and Wharf, Antonelli Begonia Gardens and historic Capitola Village offering unique shops, art galleries and fine dining restaurants.

The hotel offers spacious well-appointed guest rooms, each featuring a mini refrigerator, microwave, satellite television with HBO and high-speed Internet access. Guests who prefer more spacious accommodations may choose a mini-suite with fireplace or a 2-room suite with in room spa. Hotel amenities include a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, an outdoor heated swimming pool, spa, exercise facility, dry cleaning services and meeting space to accommodate up to 82 guests.

The Best Western Capitola By-The-Sea Inn & Suites is near great surf spots for avid surfers such as Pleasure Point, Surf Bowl and Lighthouse Point. Less than an hour’s drive away, guests can visit Carmel by the Sea, the Steinbeck Museum, Monterrey Bay and the Redwood Forest.

Rated 3 stars by AAA

Best Western Capitola by-the-Sea Inn & Suites

1435 41st Avenue

Capitola, California 95010-2912

(831) 477-0607


Stay Here while Whale Watching Packages in Monterey Bay California with Stagnaro Charters

New Santa Cruz, CA Hotel Near the Boardwalk

You can relish the comforts of home when you choose to stay at the new Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz East. Our hotel’s location offers easy access to the Boardwalk, picturesque beaches, towering redwoods and terrific shopping. Our new Santa Cruz, CA hotel is the perfect starting point for a trip to Northern California.

Corporate guests appreciate our business amenities and the location of our hotel in Santa Cruz, CA. We are located near local businesses such as Plantronics, Santa Cruz County Offices and UC Santa Cruz. We offer free high-speed, wireless Internet access and a 24-hour business center, so you can stay productive while you travel.

You can enjoy a barefoot stroll along the beach, thrill rides at the historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk or a visit to the Surfing Museum because our Santa Cruz hotel’s location is perfect for a California vacation. The family might love a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroad through the Redwood forest. It’s easy to take a vineyard tour, indulge in shopping at the Capitola Village or take a stroll along the Santa Cruz wharf.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites


1410 Ocean Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 466-9100


Stay Here while Whale Watching Packages in Monterey Bay California with Stagnaro Charters

Welcome to Howard Johnson Inn – Fisherman’s Wharf

Whether you are on a business trip or on a vacation with your family, the friendly staff at Howard Johnson Santa Cruz at the Pier can accommodate your needs to make your stay comfortable and relaxing! We assure that your stay at Santa Cruz Howard Johnson can be relaxing and fun for you and your family.

Located one block from the beach and the wharf, the Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz at the Pier is located approximately 30 miles from the San Jose International Airport. The hotel is within walking distance of many shops and dining venues. Every morning, guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast. There is a heated spa in the inn’s courtyard area. The hotel also offers ice/vending machines, 24-hour front desk, free parking, and free local calls. The Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz is one mile from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, five miles from the Mystery Spot, and nine miles from Roaring Camp and Big Trees. Each room has air-conditioning, am/fm clock radio, high-speed Internet access, and cable TV. Irons are available at the front desk. Non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms are available. Amenities: Air Conditioning (In Room), Refrigerator, Iron, Television (Cable/Satellite), Microwave Oven, Daily Maid Service, In Room Broadband Internet Access, Telephone (Voicemail), Kitchen/Kitchenette, Balcony/Terrace Hotel Details:

  • 30 Rooms / 2 Floors
  • Built in 1994
  • Electronic Key
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Common Area High speed Access
  • Smoke Alarm in Rooms
  • Photocopy Service
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Computer Use Available
  • Common/Public Areas Accessible to Wheelchairs
  • Parking Area Well Lit
  • Common Area Wireless Access
  • Restaurant in Hotel

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz

130 W Cliff Dr

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 423-7737

Book your trip today! Book online now or call (831) 427-0230