Hotels in Capitola, California

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Capitola overview

Capitola is a relaxing place distinct for its beaches and museums, and known for its marina and shops. You'll find extensive coffee and bar 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

Capitola offers a wealth of accommodation options for business and leisure travelers alike. There are 188 hotels in the Capitola area and you can shop as many as 77 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 25%.
  • • 76 2-star hotels with an average price of $65 per night
  • • 67 3-star hotels with an average price of $90 per night
  • • 28 4-star hotels with an average price of $119 per night
  • • 2 5-star hotels with an average price of $159 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 46679 user reviews of Capitola hotels:
  • • Inn at Depot Hill (Capitola)
  • • Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola (Capitola)
  • • Monarch Cove Inn (Capitola)
  • • Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites (Capitola)
  • • Capitola Venetian Hotel (Capitola)

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

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Capitola Wharf
  • • Santa Cruz Harbor
  • • Santa Cruz Wharf
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory
  • • Roaring Camp Railroads
  • • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
It's recognized for its beaches, and top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Capitola Beach
  • • New Brighton State Beach
  • • The Hook
  • • Pleasure Point Park
  • • Pleasure Point 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