Rate based on Check-in: Apr 26, 2015 Check-out: Apr 27, 2015

Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

3 stars
View map of 6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
21 reviews
school reunion 2014

I was born and raised in Santa Cruz and never thought that 40 years later I would be coming back... See full review

  • vicki d.
  • Jan 7, 2015
Nice hotel

The hotel is nice and I would stay again. The main complaint I have about this place would be the... See full review

  • BPack Jet Setter
  • Jul 7, 2014
Quiet retreat near redwoods and 10 minutes from local beaches

Experience the serenity of Northern California from full-service accommodations at Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley. This mid-size conference hotel between San Jose and Santa Cruz occupies a relaxing spot in the west hills of the Santa Cruz Mountains and is ideal for families and business travelers visiting redwood coast destinations. Services include a 24-hour business center, on-site restaurant, outdoor pool and in-room massages. Be in the stir of Santa Cruz and the University of California in ten minutes. 

Highlights

  • Pleasant location tucked in the Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • 100 percent non-smoking
  • Pets ok (fees apply)

Rooms

Soft natural tones reflect surrounding nature in rooms at Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley. Plush bedding included Hilton Serenity Beds topped with 250 thread-count sheets. All units have balconies, refrigerators and microwaves. High-tech fixtures include MP3 radios, free Wi-Fi, and LCD flat-screen TVs with on-demand movies and video games. Additional amenities in 18 suites may include whirlpool baths, sofa sleepers, fireplaces and additional flat-screens. Bath products are provided by Crabtree & Evelyn.

Features

At Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley, a spacious natural stone poolside patio with a backdrop of the Santa Cruz Mountains provides an elegant place to enjoy the California sun. Unwind with an in-house massage or head to the circular heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa. Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley also has a well-equipped in-house fitness center. Surrounding redwood forests along the coast are popular for hiking, horse-riding, mountain biking and backpacking. Enjoy wine tasting at 40+ area wineries. Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley also offers children's activities, menus, cribs, playpens and high chairs. Babysitting services can be arranged. 

Dining
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at casual on-site restaurant Cafe Max. Healthy California cuisine includes fresh-squeezed juices, grilled chicken sandwiches, plenty of seafood and vegetarian entrees and a long local wine list. Max's Lounge is open until 10 p.m. most nights. Room service is available throughout the day.
Transportation

  • San Jose International Airport (29.2 mi/47.1 km)

Attractions

  • Pasatiempo Golf Club (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (7.2 mi/11.6 km)
  • University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) (8.9 mi/14.3 km)
  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park (20.4 mi/32.9 km)

Business

  • 24-hour business center
  • Free printing
  • In-room desks with ergonomic desk chairs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting rooms with up to 7,000 square feet of event space

Policies and fees

This hotel has a pet policy (fees apply). 

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Hotel Map

37.0359 -122.0249
Nearby airports
San Jose Intl Airport, (SJC), 25.00, MI, S; San Francisco Intl Airport, (SFO), 55.00, MI, S; Monterey Peninsula Airport, (MRY), 45.00, MI, N;

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4
Value:
3.2

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Carmeltravel
Business
N/A
Mar 9, 2015

Just soso

This was an average hotel. It took three rooms to find one that was acceptable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
vicki d.
Business
N/A
Jan 7, 2015

school reunion 2014

I was born and raised in Santa Cruz and never thought that 40 years later I would be coming back and staying in a hotel. The Hilton in Scotts Valley did not let us down. The room was beautiful and comfortable. We did use the Jacuzzi the night we stayed and it was awesome. We will be back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PSU Snyder
Business
Columbus, OH
Aug 6, 2014

Recommended, but pricey.

Very nice, good amenities, very clean and comfortable rooms. Quite pricey though - I guess that is Santa Cruz on the weekends in the summer. I definitely recommend, but due to the price - the value is just average.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
El Profesor
Business
Palo Alto, CA
Jul 27, 2014

An upscale Hilton Garden Inn

This hotel would more accurately be called a "Hilton Garden Inn Plus." It had a smallish pool and fitness center, and our room was on the first floor right down the hall from the lobby/restaurant/bar, which is not something you'd see in most full-service Hilton hotels. We were happy with our stay, though. It was a great location for my bike event that started in Scotts Valley. Be ready to pay a lot on weekends during the peak summer season.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BPack Jet Setter
Business
Turlock, Ca
Jul 7, 2014

Nice hotel

The hotel is nice and I would stay again. The main complaint I have about this place would be the location of the room I was in. It was on the first floor and right next to the restaurant. In the morning I could hear dishes banging around and people talking at 7am. This was a last minute booking for me so I understand that this was the only room available during the busy holiday weekend. Other than than everything was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mich09
Business
Santa Cruz, California
Apr 22, 2014

Vacation getaway

Overall great hotel. The employees there know how to welcome you into the hotel and make you feel at home. You don't have to wait too long for room service and room service is set at a good price. As well as free wifi in the hotel and complimentary valet parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bungirl5
Business
San Diego, CA
Jul 22, 2013

Don't let the pics fool you!

Check in was quick and staff was pleasant. Room was clean but had a strong mildew smell. It was big enough to accomodate a roll away though. Pool was small but kids enjoyed. Buffet breakfast was absolutely horrible! Food was cold and stale. If you must eat there order from the menu. We stayed there with our 3 children. There were other families there but it seemed like the majority of guests were older and bothered by children. Do not let the hotel pictures fool you either. It appears that the hotel is in the forest somewhat secluded. Not at all, it is right off a busy highway. It served it's purpose but for the cost and our less then great experience we will not stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BBJMF
Business
San Jose, CA
Jun 10, 2013

Great overnight stay

Convenient place to stay for our visit to Capitola beach. Pretty hotel. Good room service. Great beds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Spencers mom
Business
Sacramento, ca
Apr 29, 2013

Spenecr's mom

Too pricey for the accommodations. Spent 1/2 price for a better hotel 5 minutes away the day before check-in at this hotel, but because we did not have advanced reservations we could not spend another night at the other place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rwturnbow
Business
Turlock, CA, USA
Nov 26, 2011

Holiday away

Wonderful hotel, excellent staff, didn't realize that the hotel was dog friendly, otherwise we would have brought our a little girl.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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