About Us / Amenities

About Us / Amenities

  • Complimentary continental breakfast served daily
    (Freshly baked muffins/scones, bagels/cream cheeese, fruit, juice, coffee/tea)
  • Complimentary wireless internet service in every room.
  • Just steps away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk* and mile long Santa Cruz Main Beach.
  • Many nearby attractions, shops, and restaurants.
  • Minutes to golf, water sports, fishing, sailing charters, and state parks.
    Special Rates for seniors and military personnel. Call for details.
  • We use Charger Back, an easy way to report and find items left at our hotel.

*Please check calendar for Boardwalk hours.



We want every guest to have a great experience at the Carousel Beach Inn and enjoy their time in Santa Cruz. Our positive reviews are a pretty good indication of what you can expect at our family-friendly inn. Guests appreciate our freshly decorated rooms, helpful staff, and proximity to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and other beach area activities.

We’ll do all we can to make your time with us as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

We hope to see you soon!


  • Transient Occupancy Tax and Tourism Marketing Assessment will be added to all room rates.
  • Rates based on single or double occupancy.
  • Children under 16 stay free in parent’s room.
  • Additional guest $10 per person.
  • Parking is limited to one vehicle per guest room.
  • Guaranteed check in time is anytime after 3pm. Check out is 11 am.
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • All special rates, discounts, coupons, and packages can not be combined.
  • Rates subject to change.
  • All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card. If we are unable to hold funds on your credit card 48 hours prior to your arrival, your reservation will be cancelled without notification.
  • Credit card holder must be present at the time of check in.
  • American Express, MasterCard and VISA accepted. Sorry, no checks accepted.
  • Room reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival.
  • 2-night minimum on Saturdays may be required.
  • Carousel Beach Inn offers accommodations year-round. ‘Peak season’ is defined as the period between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. During ‘peak season,’ guests are limited to staying at Carousel Beach Inn for no more than a total period of fifteen (15) days/fourteen (14) nights, taken consecutively or otherwise.
  • A guest who does not check out on or before the check-out time of 11am on his/her day of departure will be charged $50 for every hour he/she is running late. At the end of the lodging period, guests must surrender the property in as good condition as the property was in at the beginning of the lodging period, normal wear and tear excepted. A guest is responsible for all damage to the property caused by him/her, his/her family, and/or other invitees. A guest’s credit card on file with Carousel Beach Inn will automatically be charged for any missing or damaged items.