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Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

4-star4 stars
611 Ocean StSanta CruzCA95060United States of America

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi
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Great pool
Delicious food
Great location
Tasty breakfast
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Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

from £139
  • Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View
  • Room
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection


  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (21-minute walk)
  • Main Beach (22-minute walk)
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum (41-minute walk)
  • Ocean Street (1-minute walk)
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (8-minute walk)
  • Museum of Art & History (8-minute walk)
  • Pacific Avenue (9-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) 21-min drive
  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) 41-min drive
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) 43-min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 49-min drive
  • Self-parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

About Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

Mellow hotel with an outdoor pool in downtown Santa Cruz

Minutes from the ocean

At Hotel Paradox, you’ll be 5 minutes on foot from the downtown bustle of Santa Cruz, crossing the San Lorenza River on a footbridge along the way. Seabright State Beach, a 7-minute drive, is great for taking long walks and watching epic sunsets.

Pacific Ave quirk

You can stroll to Pacific Avenue, 11 minutes away, to explore eclectic boutiques and bookstores. A 6-minute drive brings you to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the oldest amusement park in the state, where you can ride a wooden roller coaster and get soaked on the log flume.

Drinks at the pool

The hotel features an outdoor pool deck where you can drink and dine, relax in the hot tub, and enjoy evenings around the fire pits. There’s also a fitness center, sunny bar, and restaurant specializing in comfort food sourced from local farmers and fishermen.

Nature-inspired decor

The 162 guestrooms and feature earthy touches, like unfinished wood headboards and leafy plants, along with premium down bedding and mini-coolers where you can store beverages. There’s free WiFi to stay in touch, plus iPod® docks and flat-screen TVs with premium channels.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 170 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • 2 per room (up to 80 lb)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 6
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1969
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Solaire Restaurant – This poolside restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Solaire Bar Lounge – On-site restaurant. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection’s small print

Also known as

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 100.00 per day

Optional extras

Self-parking costs USD 10.00 per day

Valet parking costs USD 15.00 per day

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 12 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 405 reviews

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Enjoyable and would recommend. "Pool view" was rather a generous description of our rooms however.
Roger, gb4 night family trip
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Very Good8.0
Nice hotel, poor staff
Very well appointed hotel in a good location for fishermans wharf. Bedroom spacious & comfortable with a good bathroom. However, the staff were not particularly courteous at check in or at the bar, which is a disappointment for a hotel like this.
Ian, gb2 night family trip
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Very Good8.0
Great Upmarket Hotel
My wife stayed there for five nights (2 of which I also stayed with her). Super hotel with great look and feel. Excellent food with first class service in the restaurant. Neighbourhood isn't too good which concerned me as I was away for three nights on business leaving my wife on her own. Lots of homeless people around which also made my wife feel uncomfortable. Security at the hotel though was good. Plus hotel provided a complimentary car and driver to take you anywhere within a three mile radius of the hotel.
Paul, gb5 night romance trip
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Very Good8.0
Will stay again
Clean space. Good beds
A Traveller, sg3 night trip
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Very Good8.0
monica, us1 night trip

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Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

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