A Modern Alternative to the Traditional Santa Cruz Hotel

Look beyond the Surf City image of Santa Cruz and find things hidden in plain sight: Rugged mountains, majestic redwoods and vibrant communities.

This is where Hotel Paradox lives. From the architectural gridded façade to a sleek interior design and urban forest aesthetic, this Autograph Collection Hotel will challenge you with bold contradictions. Our engaging staff invites you to enjoy a curated experience where the ambiance is contemporary, inviting and a little bit mysterious. Around every corner, we stir your sense of adventure and make you question what is obvious. The outdoor pool and bar both soothes and stimulates your senses. Guest rooms are modern, natural and alive with local style.

Hotel Paradox… Expect the Unexpected.

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Solaire Restaurant features local and sustainable options for breakfast, lunch & dinner. A distinctive nature/nurture theme creates an atmosphere that brings the outside in, with a multi-angled ceiling adorned with backlit trees and blue sky.

Enjoy services such as complimentary Internet in all rooms and public areas as well as complimentary shuttle within a 3 mile radius.

Like no other spot in Santa Cruz, the pool deck features fire pits, poolside service & private cabanas. This one of a kind refuge pairs the bold with the natural & the surprising with the comfortable.


Discover Your Adventure & Explore Our Exclusive Paradox Packages

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During your overnight stay in one of our poolside guest rooms, you will enjoy complimentary parking, a $100.00 F and B credit, and two complimentary “Banana Slug” specialty cocktails. 

With our “Back to School Survival Kit”, not only will your student learn “1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know”, they will be ready to capture life long memories with their Instax Mini Polaroid camera. You won’t need to worry about them making new friends with their trendy bananagrams game and snacks to take back to the dorm. Of course being prepared for school will be their top priority which is why we’ve included a $50.00 Office Max gift card.

Be sure that promotional code I26 appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation, or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US and ask for promotional code I26.

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Surf's up in Surf City
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What would a visit to the original "Surf City" be without a surf lesson with the most elusive surf instructor in the industry, Robert "Wingnut" Weaver? The "Surf's up in Santa Cruz" package offers just that!

Hotel Paradox invites you for a two night stay in a poolside king guest room, breakfast for two each morning, dinner for two each evening along with complimentary valet parking. But let’s be honest, who really cares about any of that. You'll be spending an hour in the water with Wingnut and nothing compares to that!

Be sure that promotional code 9EZ appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation, or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US and ask for promotional code 9EZ.  

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Paradox Pet Package
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Whether you choose to explore the river walkways through San Lorenzo Park or cruise the dog friendly beaches of “Surf City”, you can trust you will have a comfortable place to rest your head upon your return.

Our pet package includes: 

  • Pet cleaning fee
  • Food plus water bowls
  • An oversized pet pillow
  • Gourmet organic dog treats from a local bakery
  • A plush Simone the squirrel dog toy
  • A list of pet friendly parks and restaurants in Santa Cruz
  • For extra pampering, you can upgrade the package for an additional $25.00

Be sure that promotional code U8D appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation, or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US and ask for promotional code U8D. 

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King, Pool View 

Relax in 250-square-feet of chic living space with a plush King bed and views of the pool, firepits and outdoor lounge.

2 Queen, Pool View 

Overlooking the pool, firepits and outdoor lounge, these 250-square-foot rooms feature two plush Queen beds, eco-friendly bath products, and riverbed rock floors with rain showerheads. 


Measuring 450-square-feet, our six Suites offer private residence-style comfort and convenience with master bedrooms with plush King beds and sitting areas with pullout sleeper sofas.

King, City View

Our 250-square-foot Paradox King rooms offer one plush King bed and views of Santa Cruz.

2 Queen, City View

Created with groups and families in mind, the 250-square-foot Paradox Queen rooms offer two plush Queen beds and views of San Lorenzo Park.
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