Babbling Brook Inn

Star Rating
3 out of 5
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4.5 / 5Excellent
595 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Housekeeping


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Pacific Avenue
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Santa Cruz Wharf
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mission Santa Cruz
    20 min walk
  • Airport
    San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)
    43 min drive

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    About this area

    Santa Cruz

    Located in Santa Cruz, Babbling Brook Inn is near theme parks and near the beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Mystery Spot are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach. University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum and Roaring Camp Railroads are also worth visiting.

    4.8/5 guest location rating

    Guests like it for

    • Easy parking (230 reviews)
    • Safe (191 reviews)
    • Quiet (175 reviews)
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Pacific Avenue - 12 min walk
    • Santa Cruz Wharf - 16 min walk
    • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 16 min walk
    • Mission Santa Cruz - 20 min walk
    • Ocean Street - 2 min drive

    Getting around

    • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 43 min drive

    About this property

    Babbling Brook Inn

    3-star Santa Cruz bed & breakfast in Westside Santa Cruz, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    This smoke-free bed & breakfast features coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services, and free newspapers. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a garden. All 13 individually decorated rooms feature WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include coffee makers and flat-screen TVs.
    Babbling Brook Inn offers 13 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature fireplaces and complimentary bottled water. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
    In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 0 per night)
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    Free self parking

    Food and drink

    Free buffet breakfast available daily
    Free daily reception
    Coffee/tea in common area(s)


    Free newspapers in lobby
    No elevators

    Guest services

    Concierge services
    Daily housekeeping
    Front desk (limited hours)
    Luggage storage
    Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken





    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Accessible bathroom
    In-room accessibility
    Roll-in shower
    Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


    Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    Hypo-allergenic bedding
    Pillow-top mattress


    Bathtub or shower
    Free toiletries
    Hair dryer


    Flat-screen TV
    Premium channels
    Satellite channels

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker
    Free bottled water


    Access via exterior corridors
    Connecting rooms available
    Free local calls
    Individually decorated
    Iron/ironing board


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities


    I loved the exterior rustic look with the water wheel. I went into my room and on first glance it was beautiful and looked very inviting. The classical music playing definitely was a nice touch. It wasn't until I was settling in for the night that things went awry. The bathroom was freezing and it took me a bit to find that the window (behind the bathroom mirror) was open. I wanted to set an alarm as a back up to my phone alarm because I had an early flight out and the clock that had been working when I arrived was now not working. I wanted to turn on the lamp between the beds and the knob to turn it on was missing. The linens smelled musty, like my elderly aunt's home. The traffic noise on Laurel Street was pretty loud, fortunately traffic noise doesn't bother me, but for folks looking for a quiet get away this might not be the best choice. The staff was great, the evening by the fire visiting with my brother was great, but for me, I honestly think it was a bit over priced for what I got. Also, you may want to sage smudge the Contessa room, there is some weird energy floating about.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


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