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Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz

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Property amenity
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down comforters, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with spa, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
8.0 out of 10 Very Good
8.0/10 Very Good

88 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is $189
Price available on 6/11/2023
313 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 4 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 31 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 2 min drive
  • University of California, Santa Cruz - 7 min drive
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park - 7 min drive
  • Mystery Spot - 10 min drive
  • Capitola Beach - 8 min drive
  • Roaring Camp Railroads - 14 min drive
  • Rio Del Mar Beach - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 25 min drive
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 43 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 47 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 52 min drive


  • Ideal Bar & Grill - 9 min walk
  • Asti Cafe - 8 min walk
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 8 min walk
  • Los Viejones - 10 min walk
  • Marini's at the Beach - 5 min walk

About this property

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz

When you stay at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or Ayurvedic treatments. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour fitness center are other highlights.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 151 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • Guests are recommended to download the property's Bonvoy mobile app before check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Secured covered onsite valet parking (USD 25 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's games
  • Pool gate

What to do

  • Bicycle tour information
  • Beach access
  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (3600 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Electric bike charging stations
  • Bike storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 2022
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Bicycle parking
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Lever door handles
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Thin carpet in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels
  • Netflix
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • King sofa bed
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Desk chair


  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


Spa Nalini has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 12–28 for adults, and USD 8–16 for children


  • Covered valet parking costs USD 25 per night with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Does Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz?
As of Jun 9, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz on Jun 11, 2023 start from $189, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 25 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, fishing, and cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz also has a 24-hour fitness center and spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz like?
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Cruz is located near Santa Cruz Main Beach in Westside Santa Cruz, a short 4-minute walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 5 minutes' walk from Main Beach.



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10/10 Exceptional

My only complaint is that there were no towels at the pool area. We had to call down to the front desk twice, and no one ever came up with towels. So we had to actually go down to the lobby and request someone come up. There were 6 people in the pool and no towels for anyone. And it was cold!
Rebecca, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Great Location but Cost Cutting Shows
Great location but understaffed across the board. Only one person at front desk so if they are busy no one answers. During checkout valet is so swamped also don’t answer phone and staff is overwhelmed. EV charging is not complimentary to guests which is not mentioned on listing. Seems the owners of this Marriott are cutting corners and for $360-$600 a night, they run it like a budget hotel. Nice gym.
Julia, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice Boardwalk location
This is the nicest newer hotel close to the Boardwalk. Most other hotels by the boardwalk are old. The only thing I didn’t like was the lack of a complimentary breakfast. The have some basic breakfast items but rather expensive. Also $25 to park.
Anthony, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Allison, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

New hotel that needs service work
Brand new hotel so the rooms are big, new and clean. They only offer valet parking and it was a disaster. Any time we tried to get our car there was a long line and when we checked out, the line was at least 15 people with one attendant. He ended up just giving us our keys and told us to go get our own car. Obviously this hotel did not make enough parking for the number of rooms available. Plus parking is $25 a night, which was too much for poor valet service.
Juliana, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cynthia, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing Hotel
Loved everything about this hotel! It’s beautiful, great location, super nice staff. Room is amazing with a gorgeous view to the boardwalk, clean, just loved it here. I think our favorite hotel in Santa Cruz now. Definitely recommended.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Samantha, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful, new hotel!
What a memorable hotel and stay in Santa Cruz! Hotel highlights for my husband and I: - $25 per night valet (as of April 2023)! You can’t self-park at a lot of hotels nowadays for that cheap. - The breakfast in the lobby bistro was actually really good! A little pricey but we got it to go one morning, and it was a great quick option. They served Starbucks coffee as well & we apricated the friendly staff. - Our room easily makes it to my top 5 ever! Super high ceilings, beautiful bathroom, a microwave/fridge/and coffee maker, great tv situation, felt very spacious and new. The décor felt high end as well. Loved it!! - Great location close to everything we wanted to do. I would definitely recommend!
Angela, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very Comfortable
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for a weekend get together. This place is awesome. The hotel is clean, the staff were friendly, and the bar area was great. Our room was comfortable, clean, and had everything we needed after a day of walking around the pier, boardwalk, and downtown. The only minor complaint is the lack of parking and the valet is a little too expensive. Other than that, I recommend this hotel.
Ernest, 2-night trip
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