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Recommended Bed & Breakfasts

Babbling Brook Inn - $$$ 
1025 Laurel Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (800) 866-1131 (831) 427-2437
A beautiful place that is more a hotel or Inn than a bed and breakfast. You have your own room that, in most cases, has a separate entrance and a private bathroom. There is a staff and housekeeping. The property is an old mill, and there really is a brook running through it.

Darling House - $$$$
314 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 458-1958 For a more useful website, go to 
This is a beautiful old mansion up on a cliff overlooking the ocean. It's across the street from the cliff, so you aren't right on the cliff. The rooms are all on the second story so in most cases you have a great view (except the ones that face the other way). The rooms are small, and all share a common hallway and bathroom. Picture a victorian with all its bedrooms surrounding a staircase on the second floor, and you've got it. The rooms are small, but cute.

Pleasure Point Inn - $$$
2-3665 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 475-4657
This B&B looks like it is excellent, although it may be more in the unique hotel category than in the charming old house category. The beach is great. It's a very peaceful neighborhood, away from the bustle of the boardwalk area. As they describe on their site, there is a large second-floor patio which has a view of the ocean (and surfers) across the street. The pictures make it look like every room has a patio looking out onto the ocean. In fact, every room has a patio which line a street, and if you sit on the patio a look to your left then you are looking at the ocean.

Land of Medicine Buddha Healing & Retreat Center - $$
5800 Prescott Road Soquel, CA 95073 (831) 462-8383
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Nestled in the gorgeous redwoods for less money than most of your other options in town. Only a five minute drive from Highway One and downtown Soquel and just fifteen minutes from downtown Santa Cruz. LMB is situated in 170 acres amongst the redwoods in Soquel, California, just south of downtown Santa Cruz, and are adjoining 10,000 acres of state forest. It provides a perfect space for guests to relax, connect to their spiritual inner being, and recover from the strains of life. You are welcome to stay at Land of Medicine Buddha without participating in a workshop or retreat. Room rates include the use of all facilities.

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A Few of the Many Hotels/Motels in the Santa Cruz Area

Hilton Inn of Scotts Valley - $$$$ (Recommended!! for Art of Orgasm Weekend - 2.5 miles away)
6001 La Madrona Dr., Scotts Valley, CA 95066 (831) 440-1000

The Inn at Pasatiempo - $$$ (Recommended! for Art of Orgasm Weekend - 5 miles away)
555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz, CA 95060,
(800) 591-8751

Best Western Inn - Scotts Valley - $$ (3.5 miles away from Art of Orgasm location)
6020 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 (831) 438-6666

Sea & Sand Inn - $$$
201 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 427-3400

Coast Santa Cruz Hotel - $$$$
175 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 426 4330

The Santa Cruz Villager Lodge -$$
510 Liebrandt Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 423-6020

Best Inn & Suites - $$
600 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 458-9660  (800) 527-3833 

Casa Blanca Inn  - $$$
101 Main Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 
(831) 423-1570

Carousel Motel - $$
110 Riverside Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (800) 214-7400
In California: (831) 425-7090

Sea Breeze Inn - $$
204 Second Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 426-7878 

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Hot Tubs / Spa Retreats

Kiva Retreat House
702 Water St., Santa Cruz, 95061, (831) 429-1142

Well Within Spa
417 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, (831) 458-WELL(9355

Tea House Spa
112 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, California 96050, (831) 426-9700

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