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Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

8.6/10 Fabulous

998 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Spa tub
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • 24-hour business center
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually-wrapped food options

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 21 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 31 min walk
  • University of California, Santa Cruz - 13 min drive
  • Mystery Spot - 8 min drive
  • Capitola Beach - 13 min drive
  • Rio Del Mar Beach - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 22 min drive
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 42 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 45 min drive

About this property

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

4-star hotel in the heart of Westside Santa Cruz, rejuvenated in 2020
Located close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection provides a poolside bar, a terrace, and a library. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. The onsite American cuisine restaurant, Solaire Restaurant + Bar, features pool views and a poolside location. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool with cabanas, sun loungers, and pool umbrellas
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and an electric car charging station
  • Multilingual staff, a computer station, and a front desk safe
  • Smoke-free premises, ATM/banking services, and free newspapers
  • Guest reviews say great things about the walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection feature perks such as air conditioning and bathrobes, in addition to amenities like late night room service and free WiFi. Guest reviews speak well of the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and down comforters
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and designer toiletries
  • HDTVs with Netflix and premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, heating, and housekeeping


English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 170 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
  • Guests will receive smart lock details

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 stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room, up to 50 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 10.00 per day)
  • 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 (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (late night)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1969
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa tub


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Grab bar in shower
  • Lever door handles
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site


  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels
  • Netflix
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Solaire Restaurant + Bar - This poolside restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per day

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Sanitation services: USD 1.50 per night

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 8 and USD 21 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay


  • Self parking costs USD 10.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

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


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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection 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 Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection?
As of 19 Aug. 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection on 22 Aug. 2022 start from AU$295, including 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 Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 10.00 per day. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection and nearby?
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection has an outdoor pool and a spa tub.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection?
Yes, Solaire Restaurant + Bar offers American cuisine, pool views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Mobo Sushi (7-min walk), Taqueria Vallarta (8-min walk), and Laili (8-min walk).
Does Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
What's the area around Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection like?
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection is in Westside Santa Cruz, a short 1-minute walk from Ocean Street and 9 minutes' walk from Pacific Avenue. The local area is good for families and and our guests say it is very walkable.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great trip to the boardwalk with our daughters and grandchildren. The hotel was
William, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

The pool was the best part for our kids. The room is just meh and we definitely overpaid for this hotel.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2 days in Santa Cruz
Didn't realize that the parking was NOT free. No one informed me. It was only $10.00 but still an unexpected charge. Pillows were a bit lumpy and there was a tear in the sheets. But all in all, I enjoyed my stay. I would come back in the future when I am back in Santa Cruz. The pool was great to look at .
Michaele, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Uncomfortably small room
While clean and modern, the room was exceptionally small. Had to squeeze around sides of bed…totally cramped.
Leslie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

crystal, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Not for peace or comfort
Nice place upon first glance. Bar area and pool service need an upgrade. Didn't expect so many families with multiple young children. Run, unsupervised thought the hotel- not so great as a couple trying to relax. Food and drinks were fair at best. Prices typical of a resort hotel- no complaints there. Bed was lumpy. We had a room opposite the pool and it was still noisy. We could hear neighbors above, beside and otside every time toilet flushed (loudest flush ever experienced). The room was fairly clean until you look at the lampshades, stained like someone spilled soda or coffee on it. Sheets were really balled up and scratchy. Pillows like small bricks. Beautiful pool area would bring us but all the kids ,under 8, running everywhere is a turn off.
Jeffrey, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel is beautiful. Love the hardwood floors in rooms. Especially enjoyed the restaurant. The food was delicious and we were treated like royalty! Kudos to manager Dan and the bartenders for such personalized service and great conversation.
Lori, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Sabrina, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel, excellent staff
This is nice hotel with very trendy decor, conveniently located walking distance to downtown. The staff was amazing, especially Jason. We mentioned we were there for a special occasion, so he uograded our room and gave us a bottle of prosecco, which was really thoughtful! I left one item in the room after checkout, and he made sure the staff found it/held onto it for me. We asked room service to bring one item and for some reason they never did, so when we went to the lobby to grab it ourselves they gave us a breakfast voucher, which was a nice surprise. The only complaint we had is this was a noisy building, you can hear the water pipes 24/7, you can hear anyone who is walking outside, you can hear the wind against your door, etc.
Isabella, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A wonderful experience
Paradox is lovely. Very welcoming and friendly staff. The front desk fellow was so warm and kind. Our room is spacious, clean, comfortable, and has everything you may need. I really appreciate all the convenient outlets placed around the room. The complimentary lotions and soaps are very high quality. Bed was comfy and cozy. Room temperature was easily adjusted to our liking. Parking was easy. Very happy with our stay.
Renee, 1-night family trip
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