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Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola

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Pleasanton, California
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

We have stayed at this property 3 years in a row now to play in the Santa Cruz City Golf Championships. It has been a wonderful experience. Quiet, great service, clean, nice location. Now for the buts... They recently went to two night minimums for summer weekends. This may work for some but it doesn't work if you're within a... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, responded to this review

Dear BG-CA, Thank you for choosing to stay with us when in our area each year. The 2 night stay minimum allows our visitors better options to book their full weekends without rooming issues due to sold out single nights. Please give us a call directly to the hotel when this next occurs as we are always here to help... More 

Capitola
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Of Marriott's many variants, this was our first time at a Fairfield Marriott Inn. All good. Clean and spacious sleeping room with separate parlor. Mini fridge and microwave for the practical or reclusive. Full delicious breakfast with many choices 6:30-10. Only the Lack of Ocean View kept from 5-stars. But heathy walking distance to shops and the Capitola beach and... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, responded to this review

Dear Dallazz We are very happy to hear that your first stay at a Fairfield Inn and Suites brand of Marriott lived up to your expectations. Please stay with us again when your travel plans bring you back to our location. Sincerely Derek Grell More 

San Francisco, California
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118 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

A very clean hotel with a friendly staff and garage parking for guests. Within walking distance of many shops and restaurants and even the beach (15 to 20 minutes depending on how fast you walk). We stayed in a King suite and were very pleased with it; only complaint is that the pillows were small and too soft, not quite... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, responded to this review

Dear mplanglinais, Thank you for having stayed with us. We do provide a selection of both feather and foam pillows on all of our beds with hopes of offering sweet dreams. I apologize that our pillows were not just right. Our Spa suites with their whirlpool tubs also have the enclosed double shower headed shower that provides a great wide... More 

St Louis, MO
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I am Marriott Gold (was Platinum). Stayed 2 nights this weekend. This hotel is by far the best Fairfield Inn I have ever stayed at Parking is a little tight in the garage (watch out for the posts) but all the positives on here are spot on. They were even able to retrieve a jacket my daughter left behind. Did... More 

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Thank stlrod
Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, responded to this review

Dear Stlrod, I thank you for your experienced review. Being one of our elite members you have experienced many different Marriott properties and brands during your years of travel. My staff and I are very proud to have provided you with a "WOW" during your visit to the California coast. We hope to see you again one day. Sincerely Derek... More 

Hayward
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Cute hotel 3 blocks from the beach boardwalk. Friendly staff, good breakfast. I would stay again. Pool area was nicely maintained. No loud noises to say it was fully booked. Sitting area on balcony was nice and late checkout was accommodated without incident.

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl B, We are pleased that our newly built Marriott provided you with an enjoyable visit. We do offer free high speed WIFI to all of our guests as well. It is our hope that you will stay with again when next you visit our area. Thank you for being our guest. Sincerely Derek Grell More 

Sacramento, California
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Spent 3 lovely nights here while visiting family nearby. Beautiful decor, lovely pool area with bocce ball court, friendly accommodating staff, walking distance to restaurants, Whole Foods and shops. Loved exploring nearby Capitola beach, Santa Cruz harbor and wharf. Not inexpensive, but definitely a cut above the usual motel experience. The beds, linens, room design were exceptional.

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, responded to this review

Dear CoastalTraveler007 Thank you for staying with us while visiting your family in Capitola.This historically popular destination certainly does have so much to enjoy. We are proud that our hotel filled all of your needs and we look forwards to your next visit. Sincerely Derek Grell More 

Roseville, California
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99 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Unfortunately we stayed for one night, because this property is beautiful. The rooms are really nice, the star was awesome and the breakfast are was the best I've ever seen. Even with no direct beach access I'd stay here again.

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, responded to this review

Dear JimAtKSF Thank you for your very appreciated review. My team and I are pleased that our property was more than you expected and our rooms and breakfast were what you needed. Soon we shall move into our Autumn months which we call our "Secret Summer" and that might just be the perfect excuse to visit us again. With Hospitality... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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67 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights with a family of 4. The rooms are great: light and spacious with a nice modern decor. You pay for it though: due to the lack of chain hotels in Capitola, they charge about 30 percent more than you would pay in other places. The breakfast room is pleasant (but could not... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, responded to this review

Dear 4Kiwis, I thank you for having selected our property for your visit to our area. I apologize that our Summertime rates and abundant vacationing guests were more than you had hoped to experience. There are many months that are less busy and less expensive and we do hope that you will visit us again should your travel plans bring... More 

Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The outside does not do this property justice. The decor reflects the Monterey Bay location, giving the hotel a strong sense of place. It is super clean, super quiet, great location, and has great beds. Several restaurants within walking distance, as well as a supermarket. Very fun to wake to the sound of sea gulls. And did I mention the... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, responded to this review

California Marina, I am pleased to read that our beautiful property and fantastic beds provided you with pleasant dreams and great experiences. Sincerely Derek Grell More 

San Jose, California, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Great rooms. Capitola location. Service great. Perfect getaway. Enclosed under ground parking. Breakfast was good and free. Quiet. A nice marriott hotel. Would stay there again. A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Derek G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, responded to this review

Dear Tami A Thank you for staying with us and giving us an honest review. We will be here keeping everything clean and fresh for your next visit. Sincerely Derek Grell More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola

Address: 1255 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3911
Region: United States > California > Capitola
Price Range: ₹ 10,091 - ₹ 18,887 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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