I stayed at the Darling House with a huge group of extended family. It was rented out for us for a wedding party. We all had a great time. Because we knew everyone in all the rooms, we got to tour them all. Some rooms were definitely nicer than others. We probably had the least plush room - and still, the bathroom was brand new and spotlessly clean. It is an old house, with antique furniture and furnishings. It is by no means fancy - but it had such a great, warm feeling to it - and a lot of character. It felt like home in no time. The hosts were kind and warm as well. Breakfast was beautiful, fresh, and quite healthy which was important to me. And their home-made croissants?? Wow... I would go back just for those. My favorite part was the location - right across from the bay. Each morning I would wake up at 6:45 and walk across the street to walk along the ocean and see the surfers at sunrise. I would highly recommend renting the entire house out like we did. It was so much fun to congregate on the comfy couches in the main room overlooking the bay to talk with each other. I will always think of the Darling House with fondness.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Darling House Bed & Breakfast, a historic inn overlooking Northern California's beautiful Monterey Bay. Centrally situated in a quiet residential neighborhood on picturesque West Cliff Drive, we provide relaxing accommodations to travelers and friends seeking a memorable weekend getaway, a mid-week escape, a family vacation or a romantic getaway. As the only bed and breakfast inn directly on Santa Cruz's beautiful oceanfront, visitors appreciate the soft ocean sounds at night and the sights of gently rolling waves. Our facility is open year round with seven bedrooms for overnight accommodations, plus beautiful indoor space and a 1/2 acre of outdoor space which provide the perfect setting for gatherings of up to 150 people. Darling House is just a short stroll from Santa Cruz's leading attractions: Lighthouse Point, Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Cowell Beach, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Santa Cruz Wharf and Natural Bridges State Beach. West Cliff Drive is also a short drive away from the University of California Santa Cruz campus and downtown Santa Cruz's Pacific Garden Mall retail, dining and entertainment district. Lighted by the rising sun through beveled glass, Tiffany lamps and open hearths, and the grace of genuinely open hearts, the Darling House Bed & Breakfast welcomes you into an experience of peaceful elegance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Darling House Hotel Santa Cruz