Boca del Cielo Inn

118 First Street ~ Santa Cruz, CA ~ 831-457-2430

Stay In a Historic Victorian House on the Monterey Bay

Boca del Cielo Inn opened in 2006 after owners Maria & Shahin Gutierrez were inspired by the film Y Tu Mama Tambien. Boca del Cielo is a heavenly Mexican beach, which was the elusive destination of the film’s wildly passionate characters, and translates to “Mouth of Heaven." Monterey Bay's North Coast, which Boca del Cielo Inn in Santa Cruz overlooks, also captures this beautiful vision of a seaside paradise.

Monterey Bay’s Mediterranean climate attracts visitors from all over the world - with its mild summers cooled by gentle ocean breezes. Nestled amidst fragrant hillside flowers, Boca del Cielo Inn is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Known for our family-style hospitality and hearty homemade breakfasts, you’re sure to find a treat for all of your senses!

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All Rooms & Cottages Have Private Bathrooms

We've done our best to retain the charm of our building's original Victorian architecture, and room furnishings include antique beds, armoires, cabinets, mirrors, and accessories. Some second-storey rooms offer unique views of the Boardwalk, Cocoanut Grove, Municipal Wharf, and surrounding beach areas. Our complimentary breakfast prepares you for a day of sightseeing and adventure!

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Caricias Cafe Maria with Tico Bay Side Room Natural Bridges Room Breakfast Frida's Garden Room


  • Bay Side – Queen-size bed with a view of the wharf and an old-fashioned claw-and-ball foot bathtub & shower. Enjoy waking up to the sounds of the ocean!   
    Spring-Summer:  $260 + Tax
    (Sun thru Wed - $210 + Tax)

  • Lighthouse – California King plus a Queen bed. Named for the quaint lighthouse at nearby Field State Beach.
    => Spring-Summer: $260 + Tax 
    (Sun thru Wed - $210 + Tax)

  • Natural Bridges – Queen bed. Named after Natural Bridges Park, located just up the road! 
    => Spring-Summer: $230 + Tax  
    (Sun thru Wed - $210 + Tax)

Enjoy Mild California Weather ~ Visit Us Year Round!

Our repeat guests enjoy visiting us year round and in low season. Starting in September, fall season brings some of the sunniest weather of the year, and there's always so much to do in Santa Cruz. Enjoy uncrowded beaches and your choice of events, including the antique faire, county fair, numerous festivals, art exhibits, wine tasting, and more.

A relatively warm rainy season begins in late November, so bring an umbrella, just in case! Averaging nearly 300 sunny days per year, many winter days in Santa Cruz remain mild and sunny. It's a great season for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium, or shopping, dining, and enjoying the entertainment venues in Downtown Santa Cruz.

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Reservations | Policies | Check-in Time | Parking | Pets

  • Our cozy Santa Cruz Bed & Breakfast Inn is pet-friendly, however, we do not accept pets in the Bay Side Room. Those with feather or pet allergies are advised that we have several pets, including two adorable dogs and a macaw bird.
  • We enthusiastically welcome families and ensure your total comfort.
  • 24-Hour Cancellation Policy | Check-in: 3pm | Check-out: 11:30am
  • Free parking permits provide street parking in front of our hotel, as available.
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