West Cliff Inn, a member of the Four Sisters Inns, is a luxurious Santa Cruz bed and breakfast set on a prime location on the bluff across from Cowell’s Beach and Santa Cruz’s famous Boardwalk. The inn occupies a fully renovated Victorian home decorated in coastal-inspired blues and whites, rattan, recycled woods and locally-made artwork. The home perfectly blends the comfort of modern amenities and luxury with the charm of a historic home and intimacy of a bed and breakfast.

The inn was built in 1877 by a local prospector, Sedgwick Lynch who made his fortune in the California gold mines in the 1800s. Among his many local building projects, he built the original wharf in Santa Cruz and then built his family mansion on a bluff with an expansive ocean view over Monterey Bay. The home, which came to be called the Lynch House saw a variety of uses over the years, ranging from a hospital to a vacation home. It was fully renovated in 2004 and by 2007 began welcoming guests under the new name of West Cliff Inn, a Four Sisters Inn.

Ocean Views and Luxury Amenities

The inn features ten inviting guest rooms, most with ocean views. Nine out of the ten rooms have a king bed. The remaining room is outfitted with a queen. Fireplaces or oversized jetted tubs are available in many rooms. The two top floor rooms feature separate seating areas and oversized bathrooms. Alternatively, one of the second floor rooms offers a private, outdoor hot tub for an extra dose of relaxation.

Your stay at the West Cliff Inn will be marked by a host of celebrated amenities and special experiences including a tasty breakfast for two, a wine and cheese mini-picnic in the afternoon, morning newspapers over a cup of coffee, and delicious homemade cookies. Wireless internet, onsite parking and turndown service are also included as a part of your stay.

West Cliff Inn is part of the Four Sisters Inns, a prestigious collection of 16 boutique inns and hotels spread across desirable destinations in California. In order to be included on the list, an inn has to have special characteristics such as architecture, history, location and character. Each inn must meet a set of rigorous standards designed to ensure the group always brings exceptional service and world-class amenities to their overnight guests.

Adventure and Relaxation in Santa Cruz

The inn’s location is perfect for walking to the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and enjoying a range of adventurous activities as well as more relaxed experiences. At the boardwalk, you’ll find an abundance of delicious food and eclectic retail locations, with something for everyone. Take a bike ride along the water, shop to your heart’s content and check out the various rides and attractions for hours and hours of fun.

If you go a bit further afield, Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz is less than a mile from the property and boasts a range of local theaters, restaurants, shops and bars. It’s also a common venue for local events. The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum tells the story of Monterey Bay’s surfing culture and history while Chardonnay Sailing Charters will take you out on guided cruises to do whale watching and  learn about the ecology of the Bay. Natural Bridges State Park is less than two miles from the inn and offers an opportunity to view wildlife in their natural environment. During the colder months it’s a haven for Monarch butterflies. 

If you’re planning a visit to Santa Cruz, check out the West Cliff Inn for a relaxing and comfortable stay in a perfect location.

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Four Sisters Collection California InnsWest Cliff Inn is also part of the Four Sisters Inns, a collection of 16 extraordinary boutique inns and hotels located in the most spectacular destinations of California.