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Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Looking for a beach town south of San Francisco and found this on Tripadvisor. What a find! Faces the bay and surfers, high over the water and right in town. What made this special was the home itself and the couple that runs it, the Darlings! Build around 1910, it survived a big earthquake in the 1980's, even its incredible...

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DWCD, Manager at The Darling House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you visit with us on the edge of the Pacific. Thank you for your kind words & recommendation to other travelers. We look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 18 August 2013

What a beautiful place...pricey but nicey...we were greeted by Mr and Mrs Darling and Denise Darling and were shown to our comfortable room. If you like architecture, beautiful vistas, quaint service and yummy breakfasts then this the place for you! It was so nice to be woken up by the sealions under the pier...barking away! Never had an alarm call...

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DWCD, Manager at The Darling House, responded to this review

We appreciate your review & are glad to have provided a relaxing stay during your time on the edge of the Pacific. The sea lions are a favorite alternative to the morning alarm clock. We look forward to your return visit.

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We loved it there. Spent 2 nights while visiting our daughter. Our hosts were such wonderful people. Served a very nice breakfast and late afternoon tea. Rooms are themed. Lots of proud history in this old mansion built in 1911! But the best part was the hospitality of our hosts and their history and wisdom! We got to hear a...

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Napa, Californa
Reviewed 18 July 2013

I just stayed at The Darling House, and felt compelled to write about my experience. Upon arrival I was greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Darling who are very warm and kind couple, and was shown to my magnificent room with a panoramic view of the ocean. That evening I had a lovely dinner in walking distance from The Darling House,...

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Simi Valley, California
Reviewed 24 April 2013

I can only recommend this B&B for those who don't demand modern amenities and who aren't on a tight schedule. The house itself has beautiful architectural details, but is overwhelmed by it's attempt to stay true to the time it was built. I had the feeling that many things have been gathering dust for years. Not because the owners, who...

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Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 5 March 2013

The Darling House is one of my favorite escapes from the city. I first stayed there more than 20 years ago, and have enjoyed coming back every few years. It's close to all the Santa Cruz attractions like Natural Bridges State Park, Downtown, the University and Beach Boardwalk, yet away from the bustle. It literally overlooks the ocean and world...

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California, United States
Reviewed 21 August 2012

The Bad: You have to share a run down bathroom. The woman will pester you like crazy if you arrive passed the 4pm "check in." The rooms are tiny and the bed is rock hard. The woman is very old and can barely hear. And the price is ridiculous, you are much better going to an econo lodge where you...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 August 2012

A beautiful cliff-top property, with cozy rooms. It's about a 10-15 minute walk from the beach front and the B&B offer's on-site parking. The owners were friendly enough, although we did feel a little uncomfortable (a little like when you were younger and staying with your grandparents!). Breakfast was ok but limited - boiled eggs, croissants, fruit salad and museli....

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 July 2012

To my regret, I realized the morning after our one-night stay at this place that what was most charming about it is its owners. At breakfast, Mr. Darling, upon learning one of the couples at the breakfast table was expecting, read a poem tableside to bless their child. If he is a boy, Darling read: "may every star shine upon...

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San Clemente, California
Reviewed 24 July 2012

We arrived in santa Cruz late in the afternoon with no idea where to stay. We saw the Darling House and took a chance. It's as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside but what makes this B&B are the owners Darrell and Karen. Take the time to get to know them. They are charming and very...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Darling House Bed & Breakfast, a historic inn overlooking Northern California's beautiful Monterey Bay. Centrally situated in a quiet residential neighborhood on picturesque West Cliff Drive, we provide relaxing accommodations to travelers and friends seeking a memorable weekend getaway, a mid-week escape, a family vacation or a romantic getaway. As the only bed and breakfast inn directly on Santa Cruz's beautiful oceanfront, visitors appreciate the soft ocean sounds at night and the sights of gently rolling waves. Our facility is open year round with seven bedrooms for overnight accommodations, plus beautiful indoor space and a 1/2 acre of outdoor space which provide the perfect setting for gatherings of up to 150 people. Darling House is just a short stroll from Santa Cruz's leading attractions: Lighthouse Point, Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Cowell Beach, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Santa Cruz Wharf and Natural Bridges State Beach. West Cliff Drive is also a short drive away from the University of California Santa Cruz campus and downtown Santa Cruz's Pacific Garden Mall retail, dining and entertainment district. Lighted by the rising sun through beveled glass, Tiffany lamps and open hearths, and the grace of genuinely open hearts, the Darling House Bed & Breakfast welcomes you into an experience of peaceful elegance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Darling House

Address: 314 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: ₹ 8,737 - ₹ 17,138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Darling House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Great ocean view from some waterfront rooms”
 of 5 bubbles pmastand, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“There are rooms directly over looking Monterey Bay - breathtaking!”
 of 5 bubbles Donna_Byatt, 1 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Anything with an ocean view will suffice.”
 of 5 bubbles KamoHaze, 28 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Be aware, the shared bath downstairs does not have a shower but the one upstairs does.”
 of 5 bubbles honeymooner4, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
“I would choose a room with an in room bathroom and make sure it has a shower unless you prefer baths.”
 of 5 bubbles brattitoo, 15 Jan 2014 | Read review
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