Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley

6001 La Madrona Dr., Santa Cruz, California, 95060, United States | 3 star hotel
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San Francisco

A travel blog entry by raroboy on Apr 02, 2014

1 comment, 127 photos

... watch the people and the artists.



Grace Cathedral

And on top of Nob hill you have a great view down the typical San Francisco steep roads, there is also the Grace Cathedral: an old looking gothic style cathedral with large steps in front of it: with amazing doors, paintings inside and wonderful colored glass windows. We even got a free concert, since a choir was singing when we entered ...

Life on the edge

A travel blog entry by cyclinginaskirt on Nov 03, 2013

4 comments, 47 photos

... this leg go to James at Arcata bike shop for Claud's emergency first aid, Rob and staff at the fabulous USA hostel in San Francisco, James, Amber at the Sun Cafe, Mark for a lovely stop in Davenport and to fellow cyclists Katie et al, Tracey, Paul, Dan and Lusha. A huge thank you to John and Sue for putting me up/putting up with me for the next few days and finally to Ben, for much fun in San Fran and for sharing the highs and lows of the road, which I will ...

Catch Up with Clean Up, Lily, Food, and Tour!

A travel blog entry by lovetotrek on Sep 29, 2013

35 photos

... bakes it. Lil likes raisin bread, and none could be found, not even at Safeway! So, we bought a wonderful almond gaga and a chocolate gaga. Not the Lady Gaga kind, just flaky and twisted sugary delights! We also bought rolls for dinner. This is a bakery to remember, Lafayette Bakery in the Barnyard in Carmel Valley.

When Lil arrived, we went to one of our favorite places for lunch, Sticks at Spanish Bay. The view is ...

Coastal Ride

A travel blog entry by kerry.lints on Jun 26, 2013

1 comment, 11 photos

... for us, they are more annoying than cute. We continued our drive stopping all the time for photo shots and the next thing we knew it was 7pm. we thought Santa Cruz was going to be a beach stop prior to home.. well I guess it is!!! Once we had checked in by a terrible motel owner who needs a course in people skills we headed to the famous boardwalk... The type of people we walked passed at that time night was scarey. Lots of homeless but quite settled in their ...

Day 103 Point Lobos Nature Reserve Big Sur

A travel blog entry by ianmetcalfe on Jun 12, 2013

40 photos

... 2007. It is also the home to a museum on whaling, which includes a historic building once used by area fishermen. The longstanding wildlife protection and scenic seascape have led to Point Lobos' reputation as an unparalleled local recreational scuba diving destination. Afternoon spent chilling and doing research for the next ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on 6001 La Madrona Dr., Santa Cruz, is near Mystery Spot, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, University of California at Santa Cruz, and Mount Hermon Redwoods Canopy Zipline Tour.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley

    Great Service

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    I choose this hotel strictly on looks and location for a business trip. I was pleasantly surprised on both accords. The location was right off highway 17 but far enough that traffic noise was a problem. The lobby was well maintained and the staff was superb and very friendly. They even set us up with a reservation at a hard to get restaurant in Santa Cruz. The real only criticism I could say was that I had a room on the 6th floor and I needed to change elevators to get to it which was a little awkward but not detrimental. I would stay here again if the need arises.

    Only Average

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    This is only an average Hilton hotel. I was upgraded (Diamond status) but rooms and suites are average, service is average and food is below average and front desk is not up to par. The people who posted the excellent reviews are obviously not well traveled. The layout of the hotel is also strange since you often have to change elevators to reach the lobby if you stay on the 5th or 6th floors.

    Convenient for the San Jose Airport

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    Stayed here for 3 nights. It can be a little tricky getting into Santa Cruz at certain times of the day, due to traffic, if that is where you will be spending most of your time. On the other hand, it's nice to be a little away from the traffic and hustle and bustle of Santa Cruz. Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Everything was well managed. Convenient when you are leaving town for the San Jose Airport. Easy access north and south to other Monterey Bay day trips. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. This would be a great business location. If you are seeking the ambiance of the seacoast, you kind of miss it here. I had hoped to be surrounded by redwoods - and there is a view of the forest from the rooms, but not quite as secluded as I had hoped. All in all, I would never say "this is my favorite hotel of all" like one review I read, but I don't think you will go wrong staying here if you looking for a really nice hotel near UCSC but not right in Santa Cruz.

    Loved this Hilton!

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    We stayed at the Hilton for a week for Spring Break. We found the hotel clean and comfortable. The staff was helpful with directions. The dining room was hotel-pricey but very palatable. Once, we were forgotten by the server for a long period of time. When I finally complained, the hotel and the server apologized and our meal was on the house. Unfortunately, one night (Saturday) there was a wedding reception with a band. The pounding thump of the music made it impossible to sleep and the silverware in our room clanged with the beat as it vibrated until the band shut down at 11 PM. When I complained, they offered to let us change to a quieter room, but we declined as we were already in pajamas. We endured the 3 hours of serenading, but I would ask if receptions are planned prior to rebooking. As far as location, it takes one hour to get to Monterey and about 1.5 hours to get to the tourist center of San Francisco. Don't miss the train ride at Felton through the Redwoods (15 minute commute), and Big Basin State Park is less than an hour away, too. We would stay again but would make sure there is no band planned.

    Great hotel!

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    We stayed at the Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley during Spring Break with our 3 kids. The price was fantastic so we were able to get two rooms. The location is great. It was easy to go to the Boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz as well as a short drive to Monterey. We received wonderful service. The rooms were large and very clean. The pool and hot tub were in a beautiful area with the forested hills. We will stay again!

    Scotts Valley Hilton Review

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    This is the best hotel I have ever been to in my whole entire life! I love it , it is like a second home to me! It is so fun and adventerous. I think all hotels should be like this!

    Wonderful Hotel!

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    Beautiful Hotel, Friendly staff, my own treadmill in my room! I'd definitely stay here again.

    Wow!

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    Superb! My SO and I spent a night here for her birthday in January 2004 and we were impressed. With Hilton Honors Gold status, I got upgraded to a suite, and it was a huge one bedroom, 1.5 bath place. Best upgrade I've ever received with Hilton Honors. Room service was good too. Staff was very nice and accomodating before and during the stay.

    Great suites & beautiful location

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    My husband and I stayed at the Hilton Scotts Valley for two nights in April, 2003 when we came out for my best friend's wedding. My husband is a Diamond HHonors member so we were upgraded to one of the suites...WOW! I have to say, the room was impressive! Huge living/dining area, wet bar, spacious bedroom and the best hotel bathroom I have ever seen...seriously. It had a large jacuzzi tub for two, large separate shower (again, big enough for two) and just a lot of space in general.Service was good, valet was quick and responsive and housekeeping brought extra towels within 30 minutes of our original request.My only criticism is the number of college students (I assume from UC Santa Cruz) who were constantly wandering the halls and monopolized the pool and spa area. More than once we went out there and saw college kids drinking beer and being rowdy. The front desk seemed more concerned with keeping them happy than us but oh well, it rained most of the time anyway so we were inside.We have talked about going out to Santa Cruz for another long weekend and if we do, we'll stay at the Hilton Scotts Valley. It's a bit of a drive into Santa Cruz but I think it's a much nicer hotel than the beachy coastal down motor lodges actually in Santa Cruz...but that's just my opinion.Overall, we had a very enjoyable visit and would highly recommend this hotel!

    Would Recommend

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    We've both stayed here and had family from out of town stay here. Very nice and the restaurant and bar downstairs is very convenient and pretty yummy. The fireplace is a nice touch for dining atmosphere. My son loved the pool and hot tub. Staff was very helpful the few times we needed assistance.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent