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Welcome to a great place to stay in Santa Cruz, California: The Hitching Post Studio Inn Hotel. From our hotel, you can explore the Beach Boardwalk, Harbor, Mystery Spot, Capitola Beach and more. Plus, you’ll be in just the right place to access the best shops, restaurants, galleries, theaters and more. Perhaps the people of this diverse and eclectic area will be what you remember most.
Santa Cruz is located in the northern section of Monterrey Bay and is about 30 miles from San Jose and 75 miles from San Francisco. That makes staying with us the best idea when you want to explore the best of the entire region.
Plus, Santa Cruz is home to the University of California Santa Cruz and so many other points of interest. From our Santa Cruz, CA hotel, Natural Bridges State Beach is just 4.4 miles away.
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is only 1.7 miles from our hotel. Plus, we’re near shopping, dining, attractions, golf and more. Perhaps you’ll enjoy Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and free admission to the seaside amusements too.
Our hotel is proud to feature a heated outdoor pool, available in season, and other great amenities. Coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators are available in rooms, and some rooms have kitchenettes. Plus, we’re please to offer free wifi, free parking and weekly rates, if desired.
You may like the service here most of all, however. We employ people who are both friendly and professional so we can provide a fun, interesting and unique accommodations experience that will make you want to stay with us again and again. In fact, much of business involves repeat customers and people who are referred by other satisfied customers.
Why not book a room with us at The Hitching Post Studio Inn Hotel? From the moment you step inside, you’ll know you’re in the right place -- a place where you can truly feel at home.
Area Attractions near Santa Cruz, California :
400 Beach St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831.423.5590 The only major seaside amusement park on the Pacific Coast, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk blends old-time nostalgia with modern thrills. Visitors can buy a bag of saltwater taffy, get their fortunes told in the old-style arcade, take a road rage-releasing ride on the bumper cars or test their mettle on The Giant Dipper.
Next the the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. (831) 420-5270
Home to several restaurants and shops, you can spend hours strolling along the wharf while you take in the sights and sounds of Santa Cruz.
The original settlement now known as Capitola grew out of what was then called Soquel Landing. Soquel Landing got its name from a wharf located at the mouth of Soquel Creek. This wharf, which dates back to the 1850s, served as an outlet for the produce and lumber grown in the interior. In 1865, Captain John Pope Davenport, a whaleman at Monterey, moved his operations to be near the wharf.
Natural Bridges State Beach is a 65-acre (26 ha) California state park in Santa Cruz, California in the United States. The park features a natural bridge across a section of the beach. It is also well known as a hotspot to see monarch butterfly migrations.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of California, located in Santa Cruz County, about 36 km (22 mi) northwest of Santa Cruz. The park contains almost all of the Waddell Creek watershed, which was formed by the seismic uplift of its rim, and the erosion of its center by the many streams in its bowl-shaped depression.