Hotel Paradox

Santa Cruz, California, USA

Hotel chosen for:
Open Collection Principles

The Vision

Built on an inspiration to create an experience beyond the commonplace

The Unique Design

Hotels with a thoughtfulness and dedicated purpose to their design

The Place

Connected to its surroundings, this hotel is woven into the fabric of its locale

Natural Beauty Inside and Out


Step inside an urban forest at Hotel Paradox, a boutique Santa Cruz hotel which reflects the forest, the mountains, the redwoods, and the arts of the area.

A reclaimed eucalyptus tree serves as the front desk, living bookcases line the lobby, and a fire pit casts a cozy glow on the pool deck, where guests can rent cabanas to enjoy the fresh breeze off Monterey Bay just a mile away. The natural serenity extends to the guest rooms, warmly appointed with forest elements like wooden stump tables, reclaimed wood paneling, and river rock shower floors with gentle rain showerheads.

611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States