Hotel Paradox

Our Hotel

Designed to be a distinctive detour from the traditional beach hotel experience, Hotel Paradox infuses modern, innovative style with an array of natural elements. Our prime Santa Cruz location offers convenient access to the area’s top attractions, while our indulgent onsite amenities will make it hard to ever leave.

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Onsite Amenities & Activities

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Splash, Sip, Savor, Repeat

Poolside Dining

We’ll come to you with poolside dining, available every weekend at Hotel Paradox. Enjoy a special poolside menu and full bar service from the comfort of our plush poolside loungers.

Poolside Menu

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El Mercado


El Mercado retails the essentials you’ll need while in Santa Cruz from a convenient location adjacent to the Guest Reception in the lobby. Here you’ll find travel basics like toothpaste, sunblock, and pain relief, plus a variety of grab-and-go packaged snacks. El Mercado also offers a curated selection of Santa Cruz merch that will make the perfect gift or souvenir for your visit

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Explore Santa Cruz by E-Bike

Bike Share

From downtown to beaches, parks, and more, everything in Santa Cruz is close. Skip the traffic and go by electric bicycle! Download the BCycle app to check out an electric bike from the onsite BCycle station at Hotel Paradox. E-bikes can be returned to any BCycle station in town. With over 600 bike docks all over the city, BCycle is the best way to get out and discover Santa Cruz like a local.

E-bike locations

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Game Night

Play with Us

Calling all game enthusiasts! Mark your calendars for the first Wednesday of every month because that's when the magic happens. With an awesome guest host to spice things up, you can dive into a world of excitement and friendly competition. No need to worry about bringing your own games because Hotel Paradox has got you covered with a fantastic collection of board games. Traveling another night of the week? Don’t worry, we always have games available at Solaire Restaurant and Bar, so gather your friends, and let the good times roll!

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Cabana Reservations

Poolside Paradise

Take pool time to the next level with a cabana reservation. Cabanas offer a touch of shade and the benefit of guaranteed lounge seating in an ideal location to soak in the pool vibes.


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Be Well

Your Best Self

Our fitness center is available 24/7 to help you maintain your wellness routine while in Santa Cruz. The fitness center’s refreshment station is stocked for your comfort with fresh towels, filtered water, whole fruit, complimentary ear buds, and sanitizing wipes. Looking to take your fitness routine outside? Inquire with our guest services team for recommended running routes, or to learn more about bike rentals.

Did You Hear the Buzz?

Rooftop Apiaries

It’s over 100,000 tiny “guests” atop the roof, busy making honey and helping nearby gardens to thrive. Seasonally, a limited amount of honey is harvested from the rooftop apiaries and is featured at Solaire Restaurant + Bar. Ask your server to tell you about Chef Stefen’s latest dishes featuring local honey.

Our beekeeper, Emily Bondor, owner of Santa Cruz Bee Co., hosts educational bee talks and honey tastings at the hotel on a regular basis and can be available by advance appointment for group events.

Nurturing honeybee guests is just one of the ways that Hotel Paradox strives toward sustainability. Contact the hotel directly to learn about our waste-reduction program or energy conservation measures, or to join Hotel Paradox staff in an upcoming neighborhood park clean-up or beach clean-up.

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