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Dixon CA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a relaxing getaway and the Babbling Brook Inn did not disappoint. It is located in a predominantly residential neighborhood one block off of Mission ( old Hwy1) Some minor street noise, but our stay was very quiet and relaxing. The garden views are lovely. Rooms are heated by gas fireplace. We will absolutely be back the...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent and for taking the time to write a review. we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Warmest regards Jesus Castillo Inn Manager

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Babbling Brook Inn as part of our West Coast tour. Santa Cruz was a fun contrast to the beautiful scenery we had just enjoyed but it was lovely to escape the boulevard to the peaceful and beautiful inn. The individual rooms are well appointed, comfortable and clean enjoying a beautiful garden backdrop and...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you recent stay and taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We try to give every guest a great experience and love reading such kind words. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn Manager

Burbank, California
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went back with my 25y/o daughter for a mom/daughter conversation night, and to be close to downtown SC on Halloween. The Inn was as welcoming as before, with a lovely room, very comfy bed, chairs to chat on and a wine and cheese bar to select a few goodies from after the drive up. Very friendly staff, Excellent breakfast made...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm sorry it was such a short visit. I hope the drive wasn't too bad on the way home. Such a quick turn around. We loved having you and hope to welcome you back soon....

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Babbling Brook Inn was one of our favorites on our trip to California. the staff was very friendly and the room was large and very comfortable. The hors d'oeuvres in the evening were a nice treat. Breakfast was very tasty. I would definitely stay there again and we just loved Santa Cruz.

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to write a review. I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Santa Cruz is such a unique place and we love when our guests comment on it. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn manager

Toronto
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great, cozy place. Loved the vibe: almost like being in a treehouse. The staff were great, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was really good, and the whole experience had a very personal touch. The rooms were very nice. The place is starting to show its age a little, and could use a bit of a reno in certain areas, but overall...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay. We plan to update our rooms soon. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn manager

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Having got married in San Francisco then moving onto Las Vegas, Carmel and finally arriving in Santa Cruz for a few days before flying home (to Scotland), I must say, out of all the accommodations I had booked for the trip, this one I was really excited about and it lived up to my expectations. It is a fantastic little...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. Congratulations on your recent marriage. I am so happy you had a relaxing stay. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for one night on the way to San Francisco - we all agreed we wished it had been longer! Slightly hidden away (we drove straight past it once) the outside is as stunning as the inside. Jody who checked us in was incredibly helpful and showed us to our gorgeous room. It was the best nights sleep we had...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. Jody was thrilled that you mentioned her in a positive way. We love what we do and I hope we can welcome you back in the future and that you are able to stay longer next time. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Just saw a facebook posting about the Babbling Brook Inn & it made me think about our 2 visits there. Living in NC our west coast trips are very special to us. First stayed here in May 2014. Loved it so much we came back in May 2015. Were really sad to miss this stop in 2016. Both years the...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I so glad that our inn brings so many fond memories to you. I'm sorry that we missed you this year on your travels to the west coast. I hope when planning your next trip this way, we are able to have you stay with us. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo...

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Cozy Clean and unique. Loved everything about it. A unique experience. Much better than a hotel. The restaurants and town are close by and Uber was always there if you wanted a ride. The afternoon wine and cheese and the morning breakfast were lovely !

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Being in the heart of Santa Cruz is great because we are in close proximity to all Santa Cruz has to offer. I hope you can stay with us again in the future. Warmest regards,...

united kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Well it's a huge tree house with the best rooms very cute!! Great location and the staff were so friendly and there was nothing they couldn't do and the breakfast was out of this world everything cooked fresh just can't say enough about this place I would 110% recommend the only place to stay if travelling through Santa Cruz would...

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Jesus C, Manager at Babbling Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We love what we do and it's very gratifying to read comments like yours. We hope you return soon. Warmest regards, Jesus Castillo Inn Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This historic bed and breakfast offers 13 guestrooms, each with cozy feather beds and private baths, and many include fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Delight in sumptuous fresh-baked cookies upon arrival, and join us in the 90-year old main house each day for a homemade breakfast, and afternoon wine and cheese service. The Babbling Brook Inn is a romantic oasis, offering a unique and rustic retreat within the vibrant beach side community of Santa Cruz. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Babbling Brook Inn

Address: 1025 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4237
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $255 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Babbling Brook Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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