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What We Love

  • A newly renovated mountain retreat, perfectly located for visiting beaches and the wine routeThe recently completed multimillion-dollar renovation, including the new guest rooms and lobby
  • The views of the redwood forest from the charming stone-lined pool
  • The fun in Santa Cruz, from the vines of wine country to the bustling boardwalk

What To Know

  • Free WiFi with strong connection
  • Very close to downtown Santa Cruz, only a couple of minutes from the redwoods in Big Basin and less than an hour from Silicon Valley
  • Though many Hilton breakfasts are typically included in the room rate, they aren't here


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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A recently revamped, redwood-forest hideaway offering easy access to the beach, Silicon Valley and the wine route - includes breakfast


With a stay at Hilton Santa Cruz – Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz, you’ll be in the business district and convenient to Valley Gardens Golf Course and Mystery Spot. This romantic hotel is within close proximity of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and Roaring Camp Railroads.


Make yourself at home in one of the 178 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and MP3 docking stations. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Don’t miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Santa Cruz? This hotel has 8000 square feet (743 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Hilton Santa Cruz – Scotts Valley
6001 La Madrona Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States


4.0 Very Good 650 Reviews
Nice location and service
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great Hilton with normally good service. Little inconsistent. Good location. Better than in Santa Cruz with all the homeless . Nice pool and hot tub area. Restraunt’s are convenient in the area. Bar area and restaurant

Gave My Room Away
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, nice hotel and nice area. However, they gave my room away and there were no other rooms except a handicap room. This room had a very small shower which was difficult to even turn around in...

One of my best hotel stays, ever!!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Scotts Valley Hilton for a long weekend in December, for a wedding at Roaring Camp Railroad. The staff bent over backwards, to make sure we were all happy.
Spencer, Jonah, and Hannah on the front desk, were energetic and professional, from the minute we walked in. We had reserved 2 rooms, and got to my room on the 6th floor, and noted that my room did not have a balcony. Krishan and Spencer worked very quickly to change my room assignment to one that had a balcony.I was very impressed with the smooth transition from one room to another. My 83-year old mother stayed with me, and at one point, she wanted me to walk her down to the bar, as my brother was there, watching the Football game, so I called the front desk, and Krishan came to our room, and escorted Mom down to the bar, very gallantly, refusing to accept a tip from me, or my Brother..She loved it..The Bar/restaurant staff were friendly and fun.The food in the restaurant was excellent, and the service was stellar. The breakfast is Buffet Style, with a chef available to make Omelets, to order..Our family had reserved 30 rooms for this event, and I heard nothing but great compliments about the service and amenities,,I felt pampered and respected throughout my stay.

Awesome (Typical) Hilton Property and Customer Service!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I overnighted at this property on the way down and back during a business trip. The property, amenities, staff, and customer service were all exceptional. Thank you for a wonderful stay and experience!

Not a True Hilton Experience
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks like I need to reserve a Grand Hyatt to get the genuine hotel experience. This one felt like a Hampton in everything but name, cost, and absence of a free breakfast. Owner should invest a bit of cash in keeping the place maintained -- furnishings generally looked worn and shoddy. I expect to see cheap plastic plants as decorative features at the Holiday Inn, not at a Hilton. Breakfast staff were wholly unprepared to take an order from the menu. Breakfast "restaurant" was dark and windowless. Clientele were motel quality with loud drunken wrestling visible at the bar adjacent to the reception, weird dudes who wanted to run their dogs around the pool area, and an entire sixth floor that reeked of vaped ganja.