Hotels in Watsonville, California

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Watsonville overview

Watsonville is a budget-friendly place distinct for its beaches and theaters. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and bar options, along with outdoor areas for running and walking. Soak up some sunshine at popular spots in the area like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Gilroy Premium Outlets and Mystery Spot are popular sights to see. Watsonville is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Watsonville

With a wide assortment of lodging choices to choose from, Watsonville has options to suit everyone's style. There are 248 hotels in the Watsonville area and you can shop as many as 89 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 40%.
  • • 129 2-star hotels with an average price of $59 per night
  • • 72 3-star hotels with an average price of $85 per night
  • • 32 4-star hotels with an average price of $128 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 72641 user reviews of Watsonville hotels:
  • • Holiday Inn Express Suites Watsonville (Watsonville)
  • • Best Western Rose Garden Inn (Watsonville)
  • • Motel 6 Watsonville - Monterey Area (Watsonville)
  • • Americas Best Value Inn Watsonville (Watsonville)
  • • Rodeway Inn (Watsonville)

How to get to Watsonville

Fly in to Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), 22.5 mi (36.3 km) from downtown Watsonville. San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 33.1 mi (53.2 km) away.

What to see around Watsonville

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
  • • Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
  • • Centennial Recreation Center
  • • Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory
  • • Roaring Camp Railroads
It's recognized for its beaches, and top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Sunset State Beach
  • • Manresa State Beach
  • • La Selva Beach
  • • Moss Landing State Beach
  • • Rio Del Mar Beach
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Watsonville Square Shopping Center
  • • Capitola Mercantile
  • • Gilroy Premium Outlets
  • • Northridge Mall
  • • Pacific Garden Mall
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • • Mystery Spot
  • • University of California Santa Cruz
  • • California State University Monterey Bay
  • • Main Beach