"A lot to look at.. Fun"
It was fun and romantic. Saw deer from my room glass door. Light outside was not working. It was chaotic valet parking because there was a big party for the local law enforcement agencies. Overall it was great couples night stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
All was fine, except the feather mattress topper was molting feathers and was prickly! Also, they provided bulk "amenities" in large containers in the shower....ick! They did not have a reservation from you when I checked in - something about their fax....?Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely stay at Chaminade"
Loved it -- wonderful nature trails to complement a 5 star stay. Room size is amazing -- we were able to do our stretches and exercises right there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pet Friendly Resort!"
It was a good place to stay because it was very pet friendly. We brought our dog to a hotel for the first time and seeing so many dogs at the hotel was a welcome site. The room was set off in a different building than the main one so we didn't really spend any time interacting with staff nor did we see any other common rooms. The location is nestled […] on a hill that has a precarious entrance that is very narrow which needs drivers to be careful when passing each other. A little eerie that there's a cemetery down below and weird that right across the road is a hospital. Ironic! To get into the city (Santa Cruz) you pretty much have to jump onto Highway 1 however everywhere is about 5-7 minutes away. Since it was raining, we didn't use the pool nor the tennis courts however, there was enough of a break from raining to hike on the trails which was really cool. The 1.75 mile blue trail leads you right past an abandoned house in the canyon that screams, horror movie...and I think that it's so cool! I think it was a nice touch for the staff to give us a little bag of dog treats after we checked in. Thanks, Chaminade! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great stay! Beautiful location. Super cozy rooms and very, very clean! Pool needs a little TLC, and need to be cleaned. Skip the breakfast and go to the local apot everyones goes to(Aldo's Cafe) on the water by the lighthouse. Have some cocktails on the reataurant terrace and appitizers or coffee. Super romantic. Would stay here again. Price was fa […] ir. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Sounds like you had a blast and enjoyed our lovely town and resort. Thank you!
"Fine tune the little things"
great stay---except room service really messed up an order--servers wonderful. housekeeping did not clean our room while we were out a few hours and then refused to enter to at least make our beds. Emptied trash containers at our request and left them near the door. Would not use this housekeeper again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Thank you for your review. We will definitely visit our process for cleaning rooms on a stay over night. Thank you bringing your issues to our attention and we hope to see you back soon!
"Great Stay at Chaminade Resort and Spa"
Fabulous in every way. Beautiful grounds and room. Professional and friendly staff. My Spa Massage by Karen Was THE BEST !!! She really helped me with an old injury and was VERY thorough and relaxing. One of the best massages I've ever had ! Ask for Karen !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Thank you for the great comments. We will pass them along to Karen.
"Enjoyed stay with a small hiccup"
We enjoyed stay for a weekend getaway. Only problem was we coudnt adjust room temperature. It was broken.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Thank you for your review.
"It's an event center"
Not worth the money. It caters to events. Food is fair to good. Restaurant outside is very pretty. They stop breakfast at 11:00. Better to stay at Dream Inn.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not impressed, needs updating for the cost charged"
Highlights: Location is great with nice views of SC, Sunday brunch buffet very good! Issues: This property is far from being a Spa. You will be charged $25 extra/day and call it a Spa fee but it only provides a way to charge more for amenities I usually get at non spa hotels like a gym and pool. The rooms are very awkwardly designed for a "Spa" local […] and need updating. The Gym is very outdated and equipment needs to be redone, parts of machines and free weights just lying on the floor. Pool was fine but nothing special. The cost of the Spa treatments was double what others charge. Food at restaurant was ok but again way over priced compared to similar properties I stay at in coastal areas. Also recommend watching the billing after checkout. Had a strange $182 charge put on my CC with no explanation then it was reversed a week later. Could be a great place with the right changes. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not the resort experience we were hoping for"
Was looking for a romantic place to stay for a weekend trip with my spouse in Santa Cruz. We chose Chaminade because we wanted spa amenities and some luxury to follow our beach experiences nearby. Unfortunately, the weekend at the resort was overwhelmed with wedding parties. Aside from the clubhouse being crowded with reception guests, making it an […] unpleasant place to be for other people, the spa seemed to be unavailable or at least unresponsive to any calls for reservations. Messages left were never returned. Probably would avoid for this kind of trip in the future. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I took my mom for a girls weekend. We hiked the nature trail and it was beautiful. We had a facial that my mom is still raving about days later. An overall great experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Except for the excessive cost of meals, I thought the stay was well planned, the amenities and the valet service were excellent and the room was very well laid out. The maid service was timely and well done and I never came back to an unmade room, quite a treat. We never had the time to test the spa or the swimming pool, so cannot opine on those services. […] I went to Mission Hill for 5th and 6th grade and then returned for several years at Cabrillo, so found myself in a city I love. My 50th high school reunion was the icing on the cake.Thanks Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great staff nice venue for wedding. Clean rooms and nice restaurant. Close to downtown.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Great to hear the positive feedback. Looking forward to your return!
Beautiful clean awesome place to stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Jeff- Thank you for the positive feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
I could have gotten a deluxe room in San Francisco with a wonderful view, and all the amenities for what I paid at the Chaminade. My view at this hotel was a wooden fence next to the main road and parking area. My faucet in the bathroom was broken. This resort is a little worn and is trying to hard. Stay away from the restaurant!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was amazed at how beautiful the entire Santa Cruz area is. Great place to get away and relax. The hotel was very nice, and the staff was very friendly (albeit a little slow, but it is a resort, so you should take it easy. They have a fantastic deck to eat on, but there always seemed to be someone taking on the phone. Maybe the resort could have this […] a cell free zone? Overall great place to get away from it all. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Thank you for the positive feedback and suggestions on a cell free zone. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
Had a great sandwich from the bar/grill area. Our room was huge, bed was comfortable, tub and shower was nice. Redwoods all around, very pretty.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Thank you for the positive feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
The Sunday brunch was absolutely fantastic. Problem: The first night of our stay the cold air blew all night long in the room and we woke up with sore bodies in the morning. We notified the staff and within an hour the maintenance people had replaced the old thermostat. The second night it did not work either. Upon check out the resort fee was waived. […] We appreciated their responsiveness to the problem and willingness to waive the fee. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Thank you for the positive feedback and for mentioning the challenges you experienced. We will take a deeper look into the a/c issue in your guest room. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
Your staff greeted me right away and one of them picked me up in a golf cart to bring me down. That was special and first impressions were great. And so was my time in the bar and grille where I mostly ate when I wasn't in town. A bit far from the boardwalk but that turned out to be Ok, we had better weather at the Chaminade. Hoping to go to the pool […] if I am able to visit again. I am a Realtor so looking to connect on referrals with an agent there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place and good value"
This was our first stay and we will definitely be back. Everyone was so friendly, the rooms are large and there is a pool bar!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Arrived late at night. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Each "villa" has assigned block number which is not lit at all and very hard to see. Made two laps through the completely full lot to locate our building. Had to unload my tired family and luggage into roadway to haul in. Then to park 1/4 mile away to hike back to room. Room needs paint and […] and small repairs. Walls were thin enough to hear all the dogs yapping and the herd of drunk buffalo that came in at 3 am and their ensuing party upstairs. No refrigerator in room as well. For $300 I was less than impressed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"close to all must-see sights"
Rooms are to small for the price we pay... Room was dirty... I wouldnt stay or recommend staying at this hotel again....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Chaminade Resort & Spa is misrepresented."
This was the most overpriced and disappointing hotel I have ever stayed in. After extensive travel for the past 20 years this is really saying something. The spa services are grossly/extremely overpriced. The rooms are not much better than a Motel 6. The website greatly misrepresents the actual quality of the rooms and property in general. Do not be […] fooled keep looking.... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It's a nice place to stay. It's set back in the hills a little which adds to it's beauty. The grounds are nice and surrounded by trees. There are a couple of hiking trails on the property, which was cool. The view from the bar and grill is amazing on a clear day.Genuine Expedia guest review
The facility was really nice and clean! The staff wasn't the most helpful, we asked about going downtown after our dinner there and they gave us 2 places to go that they disagreed about. They told us 'sorry there isn't much'.... Just wasn't what we expected from the staff, although we understand now there isn't much to offer.Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved everything about this hotel from the quaint drive up the wooded path to the spacious private room. The staff were very kind and accommodating and the outdoor patio had wonderful views. Delicious food as well! Thank you for a memorable stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Swimming pool was great. Room was not bad but, I saw lots of black feathers out side of window. It was made me with bad feeling.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Last minute cancelation"
2 days b4 we were to arrive for a long weekend, Chaminade hotel cancelled our reservation. We were moved to another hotel with no satisfactory explanation. Our new hotel was pet friendly and had carpet stains everywhere, had no restaurant, spa, or other comparable amenities. Thanks for ruining our special weekend to celebrate our 30th wedding anniv […] ersary. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The 70th and 40th BD Santa Cruz Get Away"
This was to be a BD get away for me and my daughter. We had lived in the Santa Cruz Mountains for 20 years, so this was going down memory lane for both of us. I had called Chaminade to confirm our reservation, and mentioned the BD get away, upon arrival and checking in, no one said it's so very nice to have you both here with us, and hope you enjoy […] your stay & celebrating your BD's. It would have been so very nice, and such a simple thing to do, if someone at the front desk would have said something thoughtful regarding this. We found our room to be just okay. Melissa (at the front desk) told us that she was giving us a nice quiet room, and it clearly was not. The room backed up to one of the roads at Chaminade, with traffic going back and forth at late hours, and garbage trucks making their early morning rounds. The room rate for two queen beds, at a four star hotel, clearly wasn't what it should have been, & a big disappointment to both of us. There was also an extra $25 per day, resort charge added on, which I paid upon checking out. Upon checking out, I mentioned that it would have been nice, if someone had wished us a happy BD get together, and Melissa, said to me, well we have some new people on staff. I told her that they should be informed about little details like this, that make a persons stay a lot more enjoyable/memorable. There is also no elevator to the rooms upstairs, only stairs. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Too much $$$ for what u get. Pretty location but stops there. Rooms not quiet. Floor makes noise. Staff not customer friendly. Parking is limited pool is located away from rooms but closes early?? No small fridge in room ? I would not recommend to friends and I will not return. Bummer I was hoping for a better experienceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oldie but goodie"
Hotels needs a bit of a upkeep. Sliding doors in rooms are a bit old, rusted and hard to open. Spent big part of day at pool (small pool) for a resort but fun nevertheless. The kids had a great time. Nice trails on site.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay!!"
We enjoyed our stay and wish we could have stayed longer!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Rooms were just okay, but setting beautiful"
Absolutely gorgeous setting with hiking paths and tennis courts. The view from the on site restaurant was stunning! The rooms were average and need updating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"cant wait to return"
this place was so beautiful we had a wonderful 20 th anniversary here and we cant wait to return. couples massage was awesomeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect for us!"
The hotel is clean and comfortable. The service is impeccable. The food is absolutely delicious. It was exactly what we hoped for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Santa Cruz Stay"
Hotel was beautiful, staff kind, room faboulousGenuine Hotels.com guest review
When we got out of the car the first think we smelled was the fresh air. The rooms were great and the breakfast was to die for.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful resort - redwoods and ocean views"
Exceeded my expectations! Definitely the nicest place to stay in the entire area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"This is a really great place to stay w/kids too."
When we arrived with our group of 4 adults and 2 children we were told there was only one room on our reservation. I had my printout from Expedia showing 2 rooms. The staff was extremely polite and offered for us to go have a drink and appetizer, on the house, while they worked on finding us another room. By the time we were done with our snack and […] drinks, they called me on my cell to say they had two rooms for us and they even got them next to each other as we had requested. Nice Save! The pool area was great and the kids loved it. You do have to take towels from your room, even though I read on another review that you don't. The rooms are comfortable and clean- no as fancy as I expected, but perfectly adequate. Overall a wonderful setting and a great staff. The views from the restaurant, bar and fire pit are worth the stay on their own. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice rooms, very clean. Pool, spa services, tennis courts, hiking....BUT $25. resort fee was not included in my price through Hotels.com and I had to pay upon arrival. Might not have minded if I was going to have time to use any amenities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"the most beautiful setting, beautiful hiking"
The grounds are beautiful and wonderful hiking trails….staff were awesome. The best gardeners and sweet restaurant staff! The rooms need to be renovated a bit…..no refrigerators or microwaves in the room…: ( The blankets were heavily scented and very old.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Surprised by the $25/day resort fee."
Resort fee was not disclosed until after I booked and could not back out. Nice property but would have appreciated more transparent pricing. Otherwise, I enjoyed my stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Thin walls, dirty shower, late check in, small room. It wasn't the resort excellence I expected.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
excellent grounds and staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relax and unwind"
We found this hotel as a last-minute plan and were absolutely blown away with everything. If you're looking for a very relaxing place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk area, but close enough to access it within 10 minutes, then the Chaminade is for you. The hotel staff were friendly and accommodating, and upgraded our room to a […] king suite once we checked in. Our room had a lovely balcony facing the cedar trees that smelled wonderful- very secluded, which is what we wanted. There are several options for meals onsite, so leaving the resort to venture out is optional! We will stay here again when in Santa Cruz. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Thank you for the amazing comments and looking forward to your next trip with us.
"Perfect Santa Cruz /Capitola Resort"
My niece and I spent 4th of july weekend and it was perfect. Large, quiet comfortable room surrounded by lush trees. Great patios - ate all six meals and cocktails al fresco. Suggestions: refrigerator in room and a pool for adults:)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Thanks Rosa. Glad you two enjoyed your stay and don't you just love al fresco dining.
Simply relaxing, very friendly staff! Was a nice place to unwind and enjoy some family time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Thanks for e kind words! See you soon!
"1 night getaway that was peaceful and relaxing"
The bed was so relaxing and cozy that we were able to catch up on some much needed rest. The restaurant has a beautiful atmosphere and view of the ocean, however we were underwhelmed with the food. The house red wine was fantastic though and Jr., our waiter, was fantastic!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Thank you for your kind comments on our staff and property. Hope to welcome you back soon!
This is a second time that we stayed here. Both time were nice and we will come back. The only thing is this time our rooms couch had a big hole in the arm. Still will give it another try next time we are in the area. This is also the best hotel in the area as far as we know.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Chaminade Resort & Spa Barry, Thanks for the kind comments on the property. We are in the final stages of our renovation plans which will address all furniture, in the meantime we are working with a local upholstery shop to address all issues, including your couch. Come back and see us again soon!
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