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When you stay at Inn at Depot Hill in Capitola, you’ll be near the beach and minutes from Capitola Historical Museum and Capitola Mercantile. This 4-star bed & breakfast is within close proximity of Capitola Beach and Capitola Wharf.


Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 12 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring fireplaces. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and irons/ironing boards, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a spa tub, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Meet other guests and eat at a complimentary reception. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Inn at Depot Hill
250 Monterey Ave
Capitola, CA 95010 United States


4.5 Very Good 292 Reviews
Reviewed 1 month ago

We only had one night to spend for our anniversary and this Inn was the best choice. We stayed in the "Paris' room. Very romantic! We had a champagne bottle waiting for us, nice touch. The Inn is very quiet, secure and the bed is super comfy. My husband and I cannot wait to go back

Wish We Could Have Stayed Longer
Reviewed 2 months ago

We were only able to stay one night at the Inn at Depot Hill, but would have stayed many more if possible.

My Fiancé and I stayed in the Delft Room, beautifully furnished in a traditional style, but with modern amenities: Good wifi, outdoor spa tub, gas fire place, and high quality bed and bath linens. The large dual headed shower was a bonus, but the water pressure was just adequate.

The included breakfast was filling and delicious. We chose to have it delivered to our room, which we arranged at check-in the evening prior. They have a fixed menu each day, but provided an alternative because of a food allergy. The eggs, sausage, and coffee were nice and hot when they arrived.

We only encountered 2 staff members, but they were both courteous, professional, and helpful.

Can't wait to return and stay longer next time.

Easy access to Capitola
Reviewed 2 months ago

This B&B was very enjoyable. The only hiccup for us was check in, as the front door is secure and if the clerk is busy, you will have to wait outside. Room was beautifully decorated in “Paris” theme with a dual sided fireplace, and separated sitting room with French doors leading to a patio. Easy walk to beach in Capitola.

Amazing Escape!
Reviewed 3 months ago

I spent an amazing night (definitely too short) at the Inn at Depot Hill this past weekend and I couldn't be more pleased. From the moment we arrived the staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. We arrived early, and while we couldn't check in, they did offer for us to leave our car on site so we could stroll into town for lunch. In the evening we were welcomed to wine and hors dourves followed by port and truffles to end the evening. Breakfast was exceptionally wonderful with an asparagus and goat cheese frittata, delivious butter croissant served with jam, and a delightful fruit bowl.
We stayed in the Corte-de-azur room which exceeded my expectations. We had a nice size bathroom with oversized shower, a fire place, separate sitting area, and a private whirlpool off the back patio. I read some reviews that said this place needed a face lift, new carpets, etc... If you're looking for a modern hotel with brand new carpets, newly laid tile, etc... this is not your place. In my opinion, those things would completely take away from the charm that makes this place incredible. The Inn is exceptional clean, bright and airy, while still having remnants of historic charm.
I cannot wait to return to Inn only next time I'll definitely book for more than one night. Our only compliant is that we loved it so much we didn't want to leave, and didn't have enough time to enjoy the splendid property.

A very comfortable stay
Reviewed 3 months ago

Being a ten minute walk up the hill from the Esplanade area, the Inn at Depot Hill is away from the inevitable evening noise of traffic, bars and restaurants. We stayed for three nights in the Library room, which is a few steps up from the entrance level; guests should note that there is no lift to the upper floor, but the stairs are carpeted and wide, making access quite easy for those with a mobility problem. Internally, the room was again on several levels, with both a separate seating area and a quirky, extra adult single bed up its own small staircase - this would be ideal for an accompanying child, who would enjoy the independence of their own sleeping arrangement. All rooms enjoy some extravagant window curtains, as can be seen from the photographs on their website. The hotel is the former station depot, which has been moved, rotated and extended, both sideways and upwards, over the years, whilst retaining many of the original features visible in several old photographs in the public rooms.
Although we arrived a little earlier than the 4pm check in time, we were greeted very warmly by Karen, who gave us a very professional and comprehensive briefing on the inn's facilities. Choosing a time for breakfast ensured that the kitchen staff were not overloaded by everyone arriving at the same time, but still allowed interaction with the other guests. This is a B&B, and one does not expect a comprehensive menu; the solution (experienced elsewhere) is to provide a different hot main dish each day. These are advertised the previous evening, and we enjoyed blueberry pancakes, a sun dried tomato frittata and orange blossom French toast on successive days - all delicious and beautifully presented. The main course is preceded by a fresh fruit cup, and there is also a bakery item each day, plus self serve tea, coffee and orange juice. There is an option to take breakfast in your room, which seems quite a popular choice, although eating in the former station booking hall with fellow guests is a very pleasant experience. Service, and in fact all contact with the staff was excellent, from arranging with Shadowbrook restaurant to be collected by their 1966 Checker cab, to putting cushions on the garden furniture, so that I could enjoy an hour reading outside, they could not have been more helpful.
I understand that the hotel has recently changed ownership, and one hopes that, with the continuity of staff and daily management, little will change - especially the varied and substantial hors d'oeuvres with wine, which are available from 5-7pm, nor the Port and chocolate truffles, from 7-9:50pm.
Perhaps the rooms are beginning to need some TLC - in the Library room this in the areas of paintwork and shower surround, but the overall ambience and the staff adequately make up for that. I forgot to mention it on check out, but the WiFi reception in our room was available, but very unstable, annoyingly requiring us to sign on again each time we wished to use it. In spite of previous comments we found the on-site parking convenient and readily available. Although perhaps more expensive than other local accommodations, we were very pleased to have enjoyed our stay in an unusual, historic, but none the less attractive building, run by friendly, professional staff. A hotel which I could thoroughly recommend.
Thank you all at the Inn.