Hotels in Capitola, California

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Capitola overview

Capitola is a friendly locale known for its beaches and art, and surrounded by picturesque views of the sea and flowers. You're sure to enjoy all of the café and dining options. Soak up some sunshine at popular spots in the area like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Mystery Spot and University of California Santa Cruz are popular places to visit. A family-friendly area, Capitola also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Capitola

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Capitola has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Capitola with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Capitola hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Capitola hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Capitola

Fly in to Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), 27.1 mi (43.6 km) from downtown Capitola. San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 27.2 mi (43.8 km) away.

What to see around Capitola

Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory
  • • Roaring Camp Railroads
  • • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
It's notable for its beaches, flowers, and top spots for nature lovers that include:
  • • Capitola Beach
  • • New Brighton State Beach
  • • The Hook
  • • Pleasure Point Park
  • • Seacliff State Beach
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Capitola Mercantile
  • • Pacific Garden Mall
  • • Watsonville Square Shopping Center
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • • Mystery Spot
  • • University of California Santa Cruz
  • • Main Beach
  • • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum