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|"Nice place, friendly staff, big rooms"||(in 10 reviews)|
|"The location was so amazing!"||(in 12 reviews)|
|"Pet-friendly accommodations, super-helpful staff, spa amenities."||(in 11 reviews)|
|"The maid service was not great."||(in 10 reviews)|
|"The front parking lot is very crowded."||(in 4 reviews)|
|"Overpriced for the quality of the room."||(in 17 reviews)|
|room decor||in 67 reviews|
|staff was very friendly||in 32 reviews|
|heated pool||in 30 reviews|
|nice location||in 26 reviews|
|room small||in 25 reviews|
|room service||in 23 reviews|
|good food||in 21 reviews|
|use of the spa||in 21 reviews|
|resort fee||in 18 reviews|
|parking lot||in 17 reviews|
|santa cruz||in 15 reviews|
|beautiful property||in 14 reviews|
|great hotel||in 10 reviews|
|hiking trails||in 9 reviews|
|great views||in 8 reviews|
|bed was comfortable||in 7 reviews|
|sliding door||in 6 reviews|
|fitness center||in 3 reviews|
loved the grounds
The hidden resort fees that I was obligated to pay even though I did not use any of the amenities aside from the WiFi.
Check in was easy, staff was pleasant, room was quite spacious, the view from the restaurant and patio area was amazing. The free use of the spa and sauna was awesome. The pool area and hot tub was also nice. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend stay. Definitely coming back to visit again.
Only one thing, but it was corrected. There was a pool BBQ set up for the Saturday we were there. They had a problem with the grill, which took a while to get our burgers. Upon checkout, Rylie adjusted our final bill to make up for our delay with the food. This moment of gratitude by Rylie made it a trip to remember. Thank you Rylie! Little things like this go a long way. You made us want to come back soon!
Lovely surroundings, but place needs serious updating
Surroundings are beautiful.
Facilities and decor are outdated and the place is understaffed. I was traveling with a group and they overbooked so some guests had to be relocated to another hotel. Suites are very spacious but room was musty and I had an allergic reaction (dust mites? molds?) and so didn't sleep well. Place needs some serious updating.
The decor was pleasant
The place was advertised and appeared very high end. Boasting a recent multimillion dollar renovation. But the original single pane sliding glass door leaked and made that half of the room cold. Not that you could really tell because the heater hardly worked. Despite turning it up to 90, only like warm air came out. All the lights are on motion/timers. So they go off al the one. There's about a 1 inch gap at the bottom of the door to the main hall and no privacy on the porch area st all. The toilet was only surface cleaned and there's no microwave. and they tacked on a $39 "hotel fee" which I had no idea about. It couldn't have been bad for $100 a night room, with a token pastry and oatmeal type breakfast. But for over $200, and no breakfast.... oh and to order in... they wanted $10 for a yogurt parfait (now of course I didn't get one, so maybe they're amazing but for that price who would) and charge a 23% gratuity (really?!?!?) and a $10 delivery fee. So it would have been $23 for some yogurt and granola!!!
The staff was guest and helpful, the property and facilities were nice. They upgraded us upon arrival. It was quite, peaceful and beautiful even with a wedding and other events happening.
The only thing that lacked was the ability to get ice in the building, it would have been nice to have a microwave, and there wasn't a guest book that told about all of the amenities and where to access them.
Very pretty and peaceful setting. The staff is very professional and attentive. The location is perfect for my purpose, which was family business and staying out of the beach/resort fray closer to the water.
No in-room coffee. You have to slog up to the separate building where the registration desk is located to get it. Form doesn't follow function with the new décor. Bedside lights shine straight into the face and aren't adjustable. The faux abacus headboard isn't comfortable to lean against. The look was probably a good idea on paper, but that's pretty much where it stops.
The rooms were out dated and you could hear everything from the rooms next to you to the rooms above you...honestly a super 8 motel probably has better sound proofing...The food was over priced and the pool was so dirty. I would never stay at this hotel again even if it was free.
Overpriced for the quality
The location and landscaping was really nice. The flowers around the property were really beautiful. The fitness center and nature walks are pleasant. The pool and cabanas were also pleasant for lounging. The reception area was tastefully arranged. The free coffee and tea in the gym lounge was also great.
The interior decor of the room left much to be desired. The room felt dark and depressing, and the decor was really hideous and not welcoming. The signage around the property was also poor, so when I had a guest come to visit me, it took several minutes of providing directions before my guest was able to find my room. A basic sign saying "Rooms 700-1000 --->" would be incredibly helpful on such a large and sprawling property. The coffee provided in the Sunset restaurant was dreadful - the acrid, burnt taste could not be masked even with generous amounts of cream and sugar. Please fix this!
The Chaminade setting is fabulous. It is nestled in the mountains that overlook forest and the beautiful Monterey Bay. There are patios with tables that overlook these views. The breakfast buffet was a good value ($15-18) for the selections offered, especially considering the dining area overlooked both forest and ocean.
There was an additional $25 per night resort fee required at check in, in addition to the price I paid through Kayak. I thought the resort fee was included in the listed Kayak price. Also, the rooms are basic, with no safe, microwave, or mini fridge.
The Chaminade Resort & Spa is situated on the edge of scenic Santa Cruz and is a spectacular resort featuring newly renovated and well-appointed accommodations, as well as breathtaking views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay.
Chaminade Resort & Spa is an award-winning resort and is an ideal place to discover California at its most peaceful, providing guests opportunity to lounge among lush green trees and the resort’s historic Mission-style design. Guests indulge in fresh California Cuisine and experience a revitalizing spa treatment, all available within a mountaintop sanctuary.
Spectacular golf courses, beautiful sandy beaches, and bustling downtown Santa Cruz are all within a short distance of Chaminade Resort & Spa, making it the perfect base for a getaway of any kind. The resort’s 156 guest rooms and eleven villas are spread throughout the property among bright Eucalyptus and natural landscaping. Guests can choose from a selection of deluxe guest rooms or suites featuring forest or resort views. The eclectic and bohemian guest room style helps to refresh and refocus the mind.
Relaxation is king (or Queen) at Chaminade Resort & Spa, which is why every guest can expect the unparalleled experience of service from every member of the resort team. Guests are able to truly take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in every sense, and settle into the quiet Santa Cruz sun.
Guests will find that every need is anticipated at Chaminade Resort & Spa, making it a delightful home away from home vacation getaway.
based on 291 reviews
Value for money
Policies vary by room type and provider.
If you will be staying at the Chaminade Resort & Spa with your family, make sure to book the Cozy Camp-Out package, as it will provide you with a family scavenger hunt, as well as a tent, sleeping bags, and a lantern. For guests that enjoy sports, there is the Santa Cruz Mountain Biking Adventure package, and it will give you a 3h guided bike ride for two through the nearby mountain range.
When you book a wedding package with the Chaminade Resort & Spa, you will automatically be provided with a selection of amenities, including a professional event coordinator, bartending services, a dance floor, a plated meal, and hors d'oeuvres. For the reception, packages include tables, chairs, linens, and the option of having children’s menus. All guests will be able to receive free self-parking and you can pick the venue of your choice for both the ceremony and the reception. The hotel has a list of preferred vendors that can help you with additional services, such as hair, make-up, photography, and entertainment.
To relax your muscles and feel rejuvenated, make a reservation for the Simply Zen Massage, a treatment that can last for either 50 or 80min and uses light to medium pressure to allow you to unwind. If you would like to both hydrate and exfoliate your skin, there is the Antioxidant Body Wrap and Massage, and it includes a mask and a full body massage. If you have sensitive skin or find that you are acne prone, select the Brazilian Propolis Facial, a 90min service that will help to clean out your pores.
Known for its champagne brunch and dinner entrees, such as burgers and homemade soups, the Sunset Restaurant is an award-winning eatery that offers guests direct views of the ocean. If you would like to have a casual meal, go to Linwood’s Bar and Grill, a restaurant that has an a la carte menu and serves things such as appetizers, pizzas, and sandwiches, as well as offering daily happy hour deals.
If you will be purchasing a spa treatment at the Chaminade Resort & Spa that is worth $95 or more, you will receive free access to the hotel’s fitness center, where you can participate in a variety of complimentary fitness classes, such as Pilates, Zumba, and yoga. Additionally, there are three miles of nearby hiking trails that are perfect for anyone wanting to go on a bike ride or walk, as well as an on-site sand volleyball court that is available for all visitors. For activities like disc golf, horseshoes, bocce ball, and cornhole, head to the Sports Lawn that is open year-round. (Prices checked 25/07/19).
Chaminade Resort & Spa is located at 1 Chaminade Lane, 4.9 km from the center of Santa Cruz. DeLaveaga Golf Course is the closest landmark to Chaminade Resort & Spa.
Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Chaminade Resort & Spa.
Yes, Chaminade Resort & Spa offers free Wi-Fi.
Yes, Chaminade Resort & Spa offers free parking.
No, Chaminade Resort & Spa does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Chaminade Resort & Spa is 40.7 km from San Jose. Chaminade Resort & Spa is 47.4 km from Monterey Regional.
Yes, Chaminade Resort & Spa is a pet-friendly hotel.
Yes, Chaminade Resort & Spa has a pool onsite.