Expect the Unexpected

It’s time to challenge your notion of what a Santa Cruz hotel should be. Hotel Paradox has recently undergone a dramatic transformation designed to create an intriguing detour from the traditional beach hotel experience. Upon entering, guests are immediately swept off their feet and wowed by an innovative décor infused with natural elements. The lobby features a front desk made from a reclaimed eucalyptus tree and an interactive, “living” bookcase.

After checking in, guests can enjoy Modern American cuisine at Solaire Restaurant + Bar. The pool deck and outdoor bar offer a hypnotic setting for guests and Santa Cruz locals to mix and mingle. Firepits, poolside food and beverage service and private cabanas allow for simultaneous indulgence of the senses: taste, touch, sight and sound.

Our Santa Cruz boutique hotel offers an array of lifestyle amenities, including:

Our Santa Cruz boutique hotel offers an array of lifestyle amenities, including:

Second Fridays

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” [Thomas Merth]

Let’s play a game of lost & found. A rotating art gallery throughout the hotel’s public spaces showcases a new artist every month. Join us at the monthly artist reveal reception every second Friday to meet & greet with the featured local artist while enjoying libations and live music.

Locals by Locals

Meet one of our favorite Santa Cruz-ans doing what Santa Cruzans do best! From farming to fishing, brewing to beekeeping...learn from our partners and sample their passions.

Locals by Locals, every Friday from 5:30PM to 9:00PM.

Blix Electric Bikes

You set the pace, the course is yours to create!

Locally made Blix Electric Bikes are available to rent at the front desk. Inquire with our guest services team for pricing and availability. 

Inboard Electric Skateboards

Skate-of-the-art design meets urban commuting. Be seen, but for only a blink of an eye.

Top speed 22 miles. Full battery covers 7 miles in a single charge. 4 safe riding modes. Built-in LED headlights & tail lights. Made here locally, Inboard Electric Skateboard are available to rent at the front desk.

Inquire with our guest services team for pricing and availability. 

Poolside Cabanas

Poolside Cabanas are available exclusively for overnight guests at Hotel Paradox.  Contact Solaire Restaurant + Bar to confirm your cabana reservation at 831-600-4545 or  Rental rates are currently $25/hour (subject to change without notice).  Maximum 8 guests per reservation.  Solaire is the exclusive provider of food, beverage and music in all cabanas, so please plan ahead to bring nothing more than your swimwear, sunblock and chill vibes.

Mountain Biking

Define ‘Epic Ride’ : A ride you’ll remember for the rest of your life.  Experience the famous trails carved by and loved by best names in the mountain biking industry. Built by locals, talked about worldwide.

Reserve a guided mountain biking experience today at the front desk! Inquire with our guest services team for pricing and availability. 

Hang Ten Cruisers

‘Hang Ten’ is a surfing maneuver entailing hanging all ten toes over the nose of the board. Jump on one of our cruiser bikes and make your way around town hanging all ten toes over the front of the pedals! Cowabunga!

Beach Cruisers are available to check-out on a complimentary basis at the front desk. Inquire with our guest services team for pricing and availability. 

Fitness Center

Keep your healthy lifestyle on track even while you're not at home in our poolside Fitness Center.

Adult Swim

Adults-only swim hours late night from 10:00PM to 11:00PM


It’s said ‘If a butterfly flaps its wings over the pacific, Santa Cruz gets swells.’ Translation, Santa Cruz’s diverse terrain produces reliable waves almost every day of the year. Today is your day, go catch a wave!

Reserve a surfing or paddle boarding experience at the reception desk.   Inquire with our guest services team for pricing and availability. All skill levels welcome! 

If you’re already a pro on the board, use the board valet services available at the reception desk.


“Thousands have lived without love; not one without water” [W.H Auden]

You plan your beach adventure, we’ll provide you with provisions.

Made to order picnics are available at the reception desk including picnic tote and picnic blanket. Order at the reception desk the night before your picnic adventure for service any time the next day.

 Inquire with our guest services team for pricing and availability. 

Wine Country

Santa Cruz wine region boasts more than 70 wineries producing a wide range of varietals.  Our unique micro-climate with warm, sunny days and cool nights produces award winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Merlot.

Self-guided Santa Cruz mountains wine country tours and maps are available at the reception desk.  Consider ordering up one of our custom picnics to take on your cruise through wine country.

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