Rate based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2014 Check-out: Sep 9, 2014

Inn at Pasatiempo

2 stars
555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
44 reviews
Hidden Santa Cruz Gem

We're Time Share owners & apprehensive when staying at other accommodations. The Inn was warm &... See full review

  • Cherie YaYa for 3
  • May 25, 2014
The Best of the Best

This is one of the best places we love to stay. It's quiet and beautiful and the price isn't bad. See full review

  • R and T
  • Nov 9, 2011
Mountain resort with antique charm at Pasatiempo Golf Course

Inn at Pasatiempo is a quaint, reasonably priced hotel on Hwy 17 in the Santa Cruz foothills at Pasatiempo Golf Course. The restored building recalls mid-century Santa Cruz and charms guests with homey French countryside decor. An on-site and award-winning steakhouse, pleasant park-like landscaping and heated pool appeal to both families and couples. A relaxing alternative to staying in the city center, the Inn at Pasatiempo is only a ten-minute drive to the beach.

Highlights

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Pretty garden, lawn and heated outdoor pool
  • Adjacent to Pasatiempo Golf Course, a top 100 U.S. golf course
  • Pets welcome (fees apply)
  • Free Wi-Fi 

Rooms

The Inn at Pasatiempo is a small-scale property with 54 cottage-like rooms and three suites. Carved wood furniture, four-post beds, cozy quilts and wood shutters are French country touches. All rooms have king or queen size beds, triple sheet bedding, refrigerators, coffee-makers, vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards. Suites also have cozy fireplaces, jet bathtubs, iPod docks, sofa sleepers and garden views. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available. All are non-smoking and some are ADA-compliant. 

Features

On sunny California days, the lawn and outdoor patio at the Inn at Pasatiempo are especially inviting and, not surprisingly, a popular wedding site. A complimentary continental breakfast of pastries, fruit and coffee is served daily except Sunday, when the steakhouse features a well-priced brunch buffet. A golf-themed bar serves after-rounds cocktails. Daily lunch and dinner service at the cozy wood-paneled Peachwood's Steakhouse features 20-oz. Porter House steaks and vegetarian entrees grilled over peach wood. Dine encircled by northern California palms and fir trees on the summer sundeck. Limited room service is also available. Cross the lawn to the lap pool (heated April through September) to grab a lounge chair on the natural stone patio. Additional amenities at Inn at Pasatiempo include dry cleaning services, a 24-hour front desk with safe deposit boxes and free self-parking. 

Transportation

  • San Jose International Airport (31.4 mi/50.6 km)

Attractions

  • Pasatiempo Golf Course (Adjacent)
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (4.3 mi/6.9 km)
  • University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) (5.9 mi/9.5 km)
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (8.2 mi/13.2 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (43.1 mi/69.4 km)

Business

  • Business center
  • Events and catering

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.

Inn at Pasatiempo Rooms

2 Queen Beds
2Queen NS-Country Furnish-Vault Ceiling-Shutter Cont Breakfast Mon-Sat-WIFI-Fridge-Coffee-Iron
1 Queen Bed
1Queen NS-Country Furnish-Vault Ceiling-Shutter Cont Breakfast Mon-Sat-WIFI-Fridge-Coffee-Iron
Fireplace Suite
Fireplace Suite-NS-Canopy Queen-SofaBed-Jet Tub Living-FP-Cont Brk M-Sa-WIFI-Fridge-Coffee-Iron
Accessible 1 Queen Bed
ADA 1Queen NS-Roll in Shower-Accessible Parking Cont Breakfast Mon-Sat-WIFI-Fridge-Coffee-Iron
1 King Bed
1 King NS-Country Furnish-Vault Ceiling-Shutter Cont Breakfast Mon-Sat-WIFI-Fridge-Coffee-Iron

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Fire place
Sofa bed
Sitting area
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

37.0014 -122.0267
Nearby airports
(SJC), 30.00, MI; (MRY), 45.00, MI; (SFO), 59.00, MI; (OAK), 63.00, MI;
Area description
Expressway

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

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Guest Reviews (44)

Ratings and reviews for Inn at Pasatiempo

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
44 out of 44
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.8

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Inn at Pasatiempo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Trip arranger
Fairfax Va
Jun 24, 2014

No frills experience

The hotel was fine and the staff was friendly. They did seem to have a problem having the rooms ready on time for check-in. (Our experience and the experience of our friends who checked in the next day.). The price seemed high for the lack of amenities but it probably was due to being a high cost area. The continental breakfast was appreciated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Crepe P lace was a great dining experience.

Review of Inn at Pasatiempo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cherie YaYa for 3
Hayward, CA
May 25, 2014

Hidden Santa Cruz Gem

We're Time Share owners & apprehensive when staying at other accommodations. The Inn was warm & welcoming AND our room was exceptionally clean. I have issues with claustrophobia but our room felt open & airy. The high ceiling was awesome! Loved how toiletries & coffee were replenished daily. Hotel just minutes from The Boardwalk, UCSC, neighboring beach towns. You can easily fill a week with fun activities/places. Can't wait to stay with grand kids. They will love the pool area. Looking toward to retuning to see completed renovations. Staff friendly & helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to Felton, Aptos, Soquel, Capitola as well as Santa Cruz. Explore & try any of the many independently owned businesses & restaurants. We really enjoy Mr Kebab and Falafel in Capitola. You could easily fill a week here.

Review of Inn at Pasatiempo

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Joe64
Hanford, CA
Sep 25, 2013

Seen better days

This hotel was probably great few years ago. Now, the facilities sit unused (nice looking bar and restaurant, closed), rooms are shabby and feel old. Matresses in room were worn and broken down. no microwave, no table or anywhere to sit. Big beautiful pool and deck; no way to get to it! Nice grounds and great location, too bad rooms don't measure up.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Inn at Pasatiempo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sommer V
Sacramento, CA
Jan 22, 2013

Just OK

The rooms are small but kind of cute. The furnace takes forever to heat up the room, & as someone else mentioned the beds are in fact covered in plastic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Inn at Pasatiempo

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
805 tennis mom
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Apr 7, 2012

ok

Where do I start!!! too close to the freeway, hard to find ,dirty carpet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
3
Review of Inn at Pasatiempo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
libster
San Francisco, CA, USA
Mar 11, 2012

Cute and Quaint

It was a little difficult finding this place but when we did, it was a nice surprise. Very close to the freeway and nice, comfy beds!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Inn at Pasatiempo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tess J
Iowa, USA
Feb 7, 2012

Cute and Cozy NEEDS NEW CARPETS!!

The beds were comfortable and sheets were amazing. Egyptian cotton quality! Rooms did not have microwave nor did the continental breakfast. They must be cutting down on electricity? Very disappointed in the breakfast,ridiculous for such a comfy ambiance. I will stay again, if they update carpets and add to their breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Close enough to the beach and downtown Santa Cruz but not in the middle of the chaos.

Review of Inn at Pasatiempo

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Guest for a Weekend
Business
Fresno, CA, USA
Jan 17, 2012

Mediocre

Medicore room. Door was very light and lots of outside noise and drafts. Could hear the ice machine, soda machine, and maid's closet outside throughout the day and evening. Room was bland and boring with outdated artwork and very loud fans and heating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Inn at Pasatiempo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Spice1
Palm Desert CA
Jan 10, 2012

A great place

Beautiful site and grounds ... simple continental breakfast. Only complaint is that our mattress had a crinkley plastic pad cover. After it warmed up it was quite but that reminded me of being a kid. Not accustomed to such in a nice hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Inn at Pasatiempo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
semi local friend
Oakland Ca
Jan 3, 2012

Wonderful Get Away

We had a great time here and even opted to stay an extra night

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Great escape. Really close too city of Santa Cruz without being on the main strip.

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