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Adobe On Green Street in Santa Cruz, CA

Adobe On Green Street in Santa Cruz, CA

Specialties

The Quiet Bed and Breakfast in Downtown Santa Cruz.  We specialize in Peace and Tranquility in the Heart of a Vibrant Downtown.   No minimum stay ever.  Midweek rates starting at $139 Sun-Thurs nights.  Last minute special rates every week of the year when you book the day before arrival.

History

Established in 2000.

The Adobe on Green Street was conceived and guided by five simple ideas:  Beauty, Privacy, Simplicity, Sustainability and Comfort.  We don't get in your face, have communal breakfasts, or try to script your visit.  You are adults and we treat you as such.  Perfectly prepared rooms that are simple and beautiful.  Eighty five percent of our electricity we make from the sun.  We have the most comfortable beds available and the best location, three hundred yards from the center of town. We use simple cleaning solutions we make ourself from water and vinegar. Come and feel like you are staying with a well-connected friend.

 

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Rating: 4.85

Address: 103 Green St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

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    Comments (72):

    1. LuvFood S.
    Adobe on the Green is a great place for someone looking to make a weekend getaway.  My friend and I were looking for a cute and quaint place to stay in SC and did not want to pay too much.  Upon our arrival, we were thankful for having chosen this place...the gardens were so pretty and homey...there were apple trees, flowers, and herbs surrounding the grounds.  Our room was cozy as well with a huge tub and a patio.  It did feel like we were the only ones there as we only saw a few other people one or twice for a very brief time.  There is a computer for you to use, great lounging space both in and outside the inn, and a yummy breakfast  and free drinks (and you are not forced to eat with strangers like other B&Bs).  While sitting on the patios, I could hear traffic on the main street but I soon forgot about it as I was reading my book.  This place is only a 5-10 minute walk to downtown SC.  I plan on coming here again!

    29/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. PAULINE H.
    My husband and I wanted a quick getaway not too far of a drive from home. The 'Adobe on Green' is exactly what we needed for some much needed R&R. All the positive reviews on this site and Trip Advisor are right on. This place was great. Very quaint. Furnished nicely, real comfy beds, and I loved their 'help yourself' breakfast in the morning. They didn't have hot dishes but they provided everything else you needed to get your day started. Fresh local pastries, bagels, yogurt, fruit, and their famous hard boiled eggs. The gardens were lovely as was the room we stayed in. The place was so peaceful & serene. We saw the owner once when we checked in and that was it. It was like we owned the house. There were other people staying there but we hardly saw them. They even had electric candles that you could bring in your room for some extra ambience. Every detail was attended to. Close to everything within walking distance. We loved it and will go back!

    12/10/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. Annster L.
    I came here for Memorial Day Weekend with my boyfriend, and there was only one room left and available to book. So I took it right away. This place  is amazing, it seems like its made for older couples who have had kids and need to get away, but the rooms are amazing. The house is gorgeous, with fountains in the yard, and a garden surrounding the premises.  There is no one there besides the other visitors, but you get plenty of privacy. Apparently no two rooms share a common wall, so you don't hear neighboring voices. There's a room with a DVD library and internet, with a couch to relax and read.  There's a room with a fireplace and couches. There's a kitchen you can help yourself to with plenty of beverages for guests.  It's right downtown, you can go anywhere from this B&B. The beach, the Pacific Ave, the UCSC campus. All of it.

    16/06/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    4. Rachel T.
    This place is the most amazing weekend get away spot in the greater Bay area. We stayed here in April for a half marathon and it was perfect for the R&R I needed before the race. We rented movies, walked to downtown, read books and magazines. Pure relaxation. Loved it. Forgot to tell them the shower was cold, but oh well, who cares! This place is great and I can't wait for a reason to go back.

    16/06/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    5. Jim S.
    This is a *very* quiet and very* private B&B in Santa Cruz. In fact, they bill themselves as "The quiet B&B in Santa Cruz." It's tucked away on a small side street just north of downtown Santa Cruz within hearing distance of the bells of the Civic Auditorium. It's modest and smart and clean throughout with Victorian charms and accents. They offer 4 styles of rooms with no adjoining walls between them so you really feel like you're they're by yourself. I didn't run into any other guests or the caretakers and felt like I was in that episode of Twilight Zone where a couple wakes up in a town with no people. It can be a two-sided coin where you prize the privacy and feeling of owning the entire place as if it were your private home (access to the kitchen, den, computer room, gardens, etc.) while also feeling a wee bit existential and slightly chilled from the solitude. It's a great getaway for couples or even for someone needing a personal retreat for themselves. No nosie Parker owners feeling obliged to play hosts and no mob of couples invading your space.

    The "Lookout Room" is the largest room and the only one on the 2nd floor contained within the main building. They all have "Englander Natural Latex" beds instead of traditional box springs so it kind of feels vaguely like a Posturepedic foam mattress but not so conforming.

    It's tucked away on a quiet street (maybe 130 yards long at most) but has central access to downtown venues. Check-in and check-out are all done facelessly (analog style with none of that TV checkout they do in hotels). They have some nice small touches like a guide to Santa Cruz activities and restaurants that has a Yelpie feel to its descriptions rather than the typical and generic travel propaganda issued by more commercial lodgings.

    29/12/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Corii L.
    We were looking for a quick getaway-- something more than a day trip, but less than a full on lose-all-worldly-anxiety affair.  A trip to Santa Cruz from SF via Hwy. 1was perfect.

    The best things about the Adobe are:

    1.  no minimum two night stay.  I was so surprised how hard it is to find any place (besides a motel) within a three hour drive of SF that doesn't require this in the summer.
    2.  Everything is well-kept, from the gardens, to the library, to the room we stayed in.  My BF is usually anti-B&B, and really liked this place.
    3.  The thoughtful and thorough guide that the owners have put together to get you started exploring Santa Cruz.  We took their suggestions and ate a delicious meal at Red restaurant, visited the Giant Bamboo nursery, and watched two families get eggs from the egg vending machine at the Glaum Egg Farm!  These were fun and quirky things to do on top of the usual trip to the Boardwalk and downtown shopping.
    4.  Breakfast!  Delicious coffee, granola, yogurt and fresh fruits.  A peanut box squirrel feeder is placed right outside the kitchen window so that you can watch one of those clever squirrels stuff himself silly with peanut after peanut.

    Thank you Adobe for a perfect stay!

    23/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Allison K.
    Quiet retreat where you almost never see the hosts or other guests and feel like you own the place.  The breakfast was really tasty and the organic eggs were scrumptious (and I usually hate hard-boiled eggs).  We stayed in the Fireside room which was beautiful and opened onto a patio complete with fountain.  Reasonable price (we stayed on a Sunday night) and quaint garden to enjoy a bottle of wine with your loved one.

    23/05/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Jennifer Y.
    This review is long overdue (just joined yelp today).  A few months ago I stayed here for a nice, relaxing getaway.  The owners really attend to the details, and puts lots of care into making your stay great.  But the main thing I wanted to write about was that I had left a Mac powercord behind in the room, and when I called them to see if they had seen it, they found it and mailed it back to me pronto.  They had even taken care of all the postage and everything (the envelope was covered with stamps - it was a big powercord).  Now that's service above and beyond.

    09/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. W D.
    Can I give -1 Star? We'd previously been very happy with a stay we'd had there, and planned to return with our 6 month old baby for a 2 day break in their upstairs room which has a small ante room.

    We were curtly informed that they don't allow three guests.

    Now I'm sure they can do whatever they like in the way of discriminating against classes of people they don't like, Breeders among them, but frankly they gone to the bottom of places I have ever stayed, and I've stayed in some doozies.

    Feel free to apologize, owners.

    11/01/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    10. Danielle H.
    My boyfriend and I slipped away from SF for an overnight to Santa Cruz and stayed here. We loved this place, very peaceful and serene. The rooms are beautifully done and the bathroom is fully stocked - with Tom's toothpaste, no less.

    We went downtown for dinner and then to the Catalyst for a show. We walked from the place - a very easy and nice walk there and back. This is a great place to stay if you have events happening downtown.

    16/04/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    11. Bindi B.
    My sweetheart and I stayed here for a badly-needed getaway, and the Adobe was perfect in every way. Our room was quiet, immaculate and tasteful. There were Ipod speakers, extra blankets, wooden hangers, and an iron and ironing board at the ready. The natural latex mattress was so comfortable we are thinking of purchasing one ourselves. The bath was complete with a spa tub, spacious shower, nice fixtures, blow dryer and good-quality natural toiletries.

    In the library room there is a laptop one can use, and wireless is available throughout the building. There is a good selection of DVDs and books, and battery-operated electric candles for your room if you want a romatic glow. The fridge is stocked with drinks. The owners have written up a helpful and detailed list of places to eat and shop, a lot more personal than the slick tourist guides you tend to see.

    The gardens and back patio are lush and secluded, sprinkled with places to sit and relax with a book or coffee. The cozy living room area has big leather arm chairs and a fireplace. The self-serve breakfast was perfect for us (we're not giant breakfast eaters)-- coffee, tea, juice, dairy and soy yogurt, fresh local boiled eggs, pastries, bagels, fruit, granola, cream cheese, jam, lemon curd. There's a sunny breakfast nook that overlooks the front garden.

    The owners were like invisible elves. We never saw them. Our keys were left in a box with a note that had our name on it. We found the breakfast set out when we went to the kitchen. The owners were always available by phone, however. We called them a few times to ask questions about places to go in Santa Cruz and they were friendly and helpful.

    There were some workers installing solar panels on the roof during our stay. The owners mentioned it to us when we reserved the room and gave us a nice discount. Even without the discount, the room rate was very reasonable.

    We'll definitely be back.

    12/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. Tamar N.
    This place is perfect.  The only issues I had were that it was a little hard to find and once I got there (at 8:30pm) it was a little tricky to find out how to get in the place.  After that, it just got better.  It is very private and quiet, my bed was amazing, the breakfast was perfect and they even have black squirrels running around.

    20/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. Tina W.
    Okay, after reading these reviews i though it would be a lot better then it was.  At first i thought, wow this room is tiny and it felt very clastraphobic, i felt like i had to be very quiet because the other rooms were so close.  After the next day i started liking it a litttle bit more.  What I LOVED was the breakfast, it was simple and delicious and there was a window where birds flew around, fun to watch.  It was close to town which was great.  So overall i thought it was nice, but not fantastic.

    05/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Tracy A.
    Everything I read about this place before staying here last week was spot on.  This place is so fabulous we wished we could have stayed longer.  The part I loved the most was that we could just park the car and walk everywhere.  The room we had felt secluded and warm.  You can tell that the owners really put their heart into this place.  They have set it up so you never see them.  I appreciate that philosophy.

    There is this wonderful book they have put together that outlines all of their recommendations in Santa Cruz and surrounding.  We referred to this book several times.

    If you are staying in Santa Cruz and want a convenient retreat, do yourself a favor and book a room at Adobe on Green Street.  They are reasonably priced and fabulous all the way around.

    05/09/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. Kathleen B.
    Mr. T and I came here for our anniversary and it was a great retreat. The setting is spectacular on all levels. The house itself is beautifully designed  and tasteful, great for hanging out and reading by the fire or in  your room. The breakfast, which is continental, is laid out in the most beautiful breakfast nook that looks onto the well-kept gardens. The location is perfect in relation to Santa Cruz also; it is a five-minute walk from downtown so you can get to cafes, restaurants, the movies, whatever.
    Adobe on Green is very quiet; we never even saw the inkeepers and weren't forced into any of those weird bed-and-breakfast awkward conversations. Mr. T is pretty wary of B&Bs but we both agreed this place is perfectly executed.

    24/11/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    16. Karen O.
    one of my favorite B&Bs ever.

    very DIY air about it, yet the whole place is so well taken care of and stocked that you don't feel neglected in the least.  very tranquil, clean, and cozy.  nice continental breakfast in a room overlooking beautiful gardens.  and they provide recycling and even composting in the kitchen!  

    had a relaxing and lovely stay there both times i've been.  and that short walk to pacific ave cannot be beat.

    one thing to note about the Fireside Room - there's only one window in the room that opens.  the bathroom windows also don't open.  it's to keep noise out, but when it's warm it'd be nicer to have more than one available to open!

    27/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    17. Elizabeth R.
    My husband and I stayed here for our 18th anniversary. It was wonderful! Completely quiet, totally comfortable, didn't have to interact with anyone else and had full access to the fridge and kitchen any time. The bed was comfortable, the tub was deep and the water hot. Simply beautiful! Easy access to everything in Santa Cruz. The Best!

    22/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    18. Caroline C.
    You can call me a hater. It's ok. I don't mind. My sister's boyfriend does...and it's because it's true! I am a hater! I have long lists of things I hate: inefficiency, snapping and popping gum, food crumbs left in the sink, hair left in the shower drain, people who are moochers, people who waste...

    Number 336 on my hate list is the following:

    336) I hate mingling with/being forced to socialize with/share a breakfast with TOTAL strangers at a bed and breakfast!!!

    So, if you have this similar hate, then you will be very happy at Adobe on the Green. Here, you are ALONE. You are left to your own devices. You don't even have to meet with the owner of the B&B, they just leave you the keys in a nice secret spot, and you are on your own! Breakfast is a small buffet, and you serve yourself! There are 3 separate tables, so you DON'T have to chat with other guests if you don't want to!

    We stayed in the Lookout Room, which is the most secluded of all the rooms. Very cute room, very nicely decorated. Nice view down to the gardens. The bed was so-so. I thought it was kind of lumpy.

    There is internet access in the building, either via wireless on your own laptop or you can use their computer downstairs. There is a tv with dvd player in the rooms and a small selection of movies downstairs. And there is cable.

    There are nice gardens, to sit and read in, all around the building. There is a fireplace and chocolates in the entry way. Downtown Santa Cruz is just a few blocks walk away.

    But most importantly, there is peace and quiet. You really don't have to interact with anyone. And that for me as A+...

    10/05/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    19. Richard B.
    Summary: No pink stuff. Awesome.

    I try and avoid the chain hotels whenever I can, but a few recent experiences in "traditional" bed and breakfasts, full of "pink fluffy stuff" (bedspreads, tacky trinkets, overly perfumed), have almost steered me back in the chain direction. I'm pleased to say that the Adobe renewed my faith in B&B's.

    Some reasons why:
    1. Tasteful, pleasant decor and layout
    2. Simple brekkie - no greasy eggs, fresh blackberries!
    3. Super comfy beds and pleasant bedrooms (we stayed 2 nights - 1 night we were in the Lookout room - great views, spacious; 1 night in the Mission room - lovely bathtub)
    4. Cute squirrels in the garden
    5. All-pervasive Wifi, and a great selection of DVDs for you to borrow
    6. Super quiet, even though located quite close to Route 1
    7. Super easy to get to, and get away from since close to Route 1, thus great to use as a base for journeys south to Monterey, Capitola etc.
    8. 5 minute walk to Pacific Avenue
    9. Good rates, and well organized arrival/departure arrangements
    10. No pink fluffy stuff (see 1)

    01/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    20. Yuffie G.
    If you're planning to spend even one night in Santa Cruz, you don't even need to consider staying anywhere else... Adobe on Green is perfection!!

    The B&B is indeed very private and quiet. My boyfriend and I wondered at several times during our stay if we were the only ones there.

    There's a lot of thoughtful attention to detail everywhere! I mean, it's not anything super fancy like champagne in your room or mints on your pillows, but it's really just a class act, pure and simple. They've literally thought of everything! I felt so pampered, but the crazy thing was, they do it all in the background. It's like living in a house with invisible servants. =)

    As for their breakfast... Sure it was simple, and I'm usually not a fan of continental breakfasts, but this was definitely a case of simplicity working in their favor. The whole experience was so clean, refreshing, but most of all, healthy--I was more than satisfied.

    My boyfriend and I had the Fireside room one night and the Retreat room the next. I definitely preferred the Retreat room because it was much more spacious (and we actually got it cheaper than the Fireside because of their midweek rate), but both were very cute and quaint. I especially loved their fire burning gas stove heater!

    All in all, I really didn't want to leave!!

    (To address Tamar N's issue, I can see how it may be a little hard to find at night, but during the daytime it's pretty straightforward. And it's walking distance to downtown!)

    16/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    21. Amy C.
    I loved this B&B. Unassuming, very clean, extremely private (almost eerie), comfortable, conveniently located. But it was the little touches that made it amazing. Lindt truffles and recent magazines in the lobby, books and DVDs and a modern (!) computer in the library, plenty of amenities, thoughtfully provided lanterns, wonderful freshly-baked scones and delicious homemade jam for breakfast. I was in Santa Cruz to take the LSATS, and Adobe on Green Street definitely helped with my stress level. If I'm ever in Santa Cruz again, I'm staying here for sure.

    13/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    22. Stacey B.
    Couldn't be better.  The attention to detail and cleanliness was outstanding.  Continental breakfast was awesome - healthy and quaint (bagels & homemade jam, homemade mini scones, granola & milk or soy milk, yogurt (soy or cow), hard boiled  eggs, fresh fruit).  I always wear slippers in hotel, no bare/stocking feet, but here I felt everything was so clean, I didn't use my slippers at all.  I loved the attention to detail - the note upon check-in explaining everything, the binder in the room with lots of helpful suggestions and info, the 3 boxes of Kleenex instead of 1 box of scratchy tissues.  Simple and nice decor, a place you wouldn't mind hanging out in on a rainy day.  And mostly, the privacy - felt like our own secret place.  I would stay again in a minute, and am looking forward to going back.

    18/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    23. Michelle W.
    This place is superb!  Here's why:
    1. Great place to get away to.
    2. No pokey inn-keeper.
    3. Clean!  Clean!  Clean!
    4. Quiet and relaxing.
    5. Several places within the Bed and Breakfast to explore and enjoy.
    6. Great weekday rates.
    7. Not the best breakfast in the world but still very good.
    8. 5 minutes from the surf.
    9. Tucked away from the busyness of Downtown.
    10. Who doesn't like Santa Cruz?

    22/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    24. Cece L.
    We'll be staying here for the third time this weekend. BF and I LOVE this place! Great location, gorgeous garden, comfortable/clean/non-tacky rooms, yummy breakfast, peaceful and private :)

    09/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    25. Maria C.
    When we decided at the last minute to try to take a trip along the coast on Christmas/New Years week, I thought we were out of luck.   We found the  Adobe and were pleased that they happened to have openings (we would have to switch rooms the 2nd night, but variety is the spice of life!)  AND that we were not charged peak rates (felt like a steal for the value!)  
    Our vision was a romantic and private getaway and we got it -  the beds were so nice and cozy and we could barely hear anyone else in the house.    
    Breakfast was basic and sufficient - I was really glad there was fresh fruit and yogurt.    If you desire more, just a few blocks away are several other morning options.
    I have to defend the owner on their no third person policy  -  the charm and beauty of the Adobe was the quiet, privacy and romance.

    02/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    26. Shyama K.
    This small B & B was fantastic on a recent stay in early April 2009.

    It was so quiet you would've thought  you had the place to yourself, but there were at least 4 other couples there.

    It was very clean with nice gardens and at a great price. Nicely tucked away on a quiet street, but walking distance to lively downtown Santa Cruz.

    I would totally recommend to my friends and would love to stay here again.

    06/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    27. Shannon F.
    LOVED IT!  My boyfriend and I went to dinner downtown and decided it would be fun to stay the night.  We called here and got a room as I have always wanted to check this place out.  They staff was SUPER helpful and accommodating, and we had the best night ever!  We stayed in the mission room which was so adorable, and I loved the claw foot tub.  Breakfast was perfect with lots of options.  It was so nice how close it was to downtown but you felt like you were in the country.  Also, the price was incredibly reasonable.  I will be back!

    16/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    28. Dominique N.
    Stayed at Adobe on Green last night and loved it!

    * Walking distance to downtown Santa Cruz (<5 mins) but on a very quiet street
    * Good local recommendations
    * Delicious breakfast - even though it's not a 'hot' breakfast, it was more than ample and quite a bit healthier I'm sure
    * No weird interactions with other guests or the inn-keepers.  (They purposely stay out of your hair - you don't even see them when you receive the keys)
    * Well-stocked: up-to-date magazines, drinks, toiletries - really everything you need

    Only suggestions I'd have are:
    * Leave a few snacks out for guests in the afternoon (could be as simple as some trail mix or gourmet potato chips)

    26/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    29. Alex H.
    This was one of the best places we have ever stayed at. The quiet surrounding, beautiful garden, great food, and wonderful rooms makes this place a magical retreat for two.  If you are looking for a romantic getaway, this place beats all hotels.  You have lots of privacy and lots of places to eat around you as well. It's really the best of both worlds.  Even though we live in San Jose which is only a half hour away this place seems like worlds away. :)

    10/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    30. Lacey B.
    Fell in love with this place! Was brought here as a surprise for our anniversary. What a treat! It's a getaway, literally. It's not a normal B&B. You pretty much have the place to yourself. We were in the sunset room and it was gorgeous. Nice accommodations, the breakfast was really nice and the outside was beatiful. We had a great time walking into downtown SC from here and then not having far to come back to. For where it is located, you really get the feel like your somewhere else. Can't wait to go back!

    07/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    31. Selha V.
    I think I've found my place in the sun.

    I go to Santa Cruz a bit for business and while I'm there I like to take extra time and hang out.  The town is an antidote for my day to day life.  The beach, surfers, relaxed pace, good restaurants, clean air and mellow climate are all things I don't find at home.  

    I've tried staying at all the bigger hotels on Ocean Street. None of them are that great. I've stayed at the Dream Inn.  Nice, but too expensive. I decided to try some of the smaller hidden places and this one is a find!

    Every thing about my two night stay was just as I wanted it to be.  These folks get points as much for what they don't do as for want they do.  They don't bug you.  Privacy is a priority here.  They haven't cluttered up the place with photos of their grandkids and lace and doilies everywhere.  The decor and design here is simple and stylish.  The adobe architecture surrounds you with beauty and keeps the place very quiet.  The beds and linens are comfortable and natural.  The check in and check out are self-serve and very easy. The location is perfect...in a secret garden. Finally, the prices are unexpectedly low during the mid week.

    I could go on and on...but I want to leave some surprises for you to find on your own.  I'm not searching anymore.  I'm going back next time I'm in town.

    13/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    32. Irene C.
    So awesome.  I went to college in Santa Cruz so it almost felt sacrilegious to be paying for a hotel in town, but I booked this B&B for my boyfriend's birthday because I was planning this whole Santa Cruz weekend--we visit almost every other weekend, but never overnight.  Adobe was so perfect.  Location, privacy, amenties, everything was great.  It really felt like I was right at home (if my home was a gorgeous villa with great landscaping), and unlike a lot of B&Bs, the furnishings are simple and stylish (none of that crazy creepy floral wallpaper and mahogany Victorian furniture).  You can tell that the innkeepers want their guests to feel comfortable and have everything they need.

    As a sort of Santa Cruz townie, I also agreed with almost every one of the recommendations they provided in a booklet in the rooms on places to eat and shop.

    27/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    33. Kate B.
    The perfect place for our "babymoon".

    With twins on the way, my husband and I needed a bit of a getaway before they arrived.  As you can imagine, I'm not as mobile as I was a few months ago.  Therefore, Santa Cruz seemed like a good place to go.  It was easy to get to and no flying.

    This is not the sort of B&B where the proprietor hovers over you.  In fact, we never saw them at all during our stay.  There was a number to call if we needed anything and detailed information left for us on arrival.  

    1) The place was very quiet.  it was definitely the place to go for R&R and quiet.  We could not hear any of the other guests in the place from our room

    2) Lots of sitting areas.  This includes both indoors and outdoors.  The gardens are really lovely and a great place to hang out and read a book.

    3) The continental breakfast is really great.  The scones are incredibly delicious and I wish that I  had the recipe for them.  

    4) Our room was large and comfortable.  The bed was softer that I prefer, but I know that most people like soft beds while I like them about as hard as a rock.

    5) The location is really close to downtown so it is really easy to walk to shops and restaurants for dinner.  I liked that we didn't have to drive everywhere.

    This was a perfect place for a private, quiet, and romantic getaway.

    08/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    34. Kim S.
    Although you will not physically see the owners, they have thought of EVERYTHING (seriously - everything) to make your stay so pleasant and relaxing. We have celebrated two anniversaries here and plan many more return trips.

    17/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    35. Dak T.
    The Adobe on Green Street is as close to heaven as you can get here on planet Earth. When my wife and I visit our son at UCSC it's our first choice. The decor and garden is superb.

    The food is healthy and delicious. And it is so quite, I mean monastery-like quiet. And you never see the staff. The food is put out magically at night (a bit unnerving, but kinda cool). Also, a bit strange, is they label and put notes on everything. Lastly, they are walking distance from Downtown.

    On my last visit, the room I was in had a bad odor and they comped me the night and although the Adobe was full they put me up in their other property - the Hinds Victorian Guest House - A real find.
    Victorian Guest House (that I also really love!)

    27/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    36. Chris M.
    This place is a gem! This was the most relaxing place we have stayed at in a long time. It was so nice to shop and dine all day in the busy town and then retire to this beautiful peaceful oasis at the end of the night. The room was clean and very comfortable and the claw foot tub was a great treat for relaxing and rejuvenating. We will try and get here again for sure!

    17/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    37. cindy c.
    Just spent two wonderful nights here.  We stayed in the Mission room which overlooks a courtyard.  The Inn is beautifully decorated, and the grounds are lovely.  The innkeepers provide a wealth of info on restaurants and things to do which I found very helpful.  We 'd come to California for a wedding in Napa which was lovely, but this turned out to be the highlight of our too short visit!

    25/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    38. Sheryl A.
    Private - Super Comfortable - Peaceful.  Will be back!  

    I don't tend to stay at B&Bs much because of the lack of privacy -- not the case at all at Adobe on the Green.  The lay out provides privacy.  And then the host is clearly very detail orientated, as they've thought of everything you need, yet do it in an easy self serve sort of way that I really appreciated.  Nice linens / ipod plug in / etc. were appreciated too.

    13/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    39. Bradley H.
    I just stayed here this past weekend and my gf and I really enjoyed it!  Drinks in the fridge, indoor and outdoor seating for meals, fresh baked scones as a part of the breakfast, complete peace and quiet, convenient location, very clean, and a great last minute rate on the rooms!

    Each room has an entrance into the main house as well as it's own personal exit.  We didn't even see a single soul there during our stay even though the place was completely filled because of the AIDS bike ride this past weekend.

    This B&B gets four stars only because the one we stayed at in Half Moon Bay was just a step above every B&B i've ever seen...this one was a close, yet decidedly clear second place.

    Happy B&B-ing!

    02/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    40. Turi F.
    This place was AWESOME. I was hesitant to stay at a bed and breakfast because they can sometimes not be private enough but I didn't experience that at all. Our room was cozy and unique, nicely decorated and clean, with a private entrance. In fact, we didn't see a single person the whole time we were there (which I liked) even though the B&B was totally booked. When we went to get our delicious breakfast music started to play like magic. I loved the petite, homemade scones, hard boiled eggs, and coffee. I seriously couldn't think of a better place to stay for a little retreat. Oh, and I forgot to stay, there was a crackling fire in the wood stove. What a nice touch!

    22/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    41. Jessica T.
    All the other reviewers pretty much said it all, so I won't waste too much time repeating them. Adobe on Green is an awesome place to stay. Private. Relaxing. Comfortable. Clean. Beautiful. Homey. Quiet. Convenient. Surprisingly affordable for the quality.

    My boyfriend and I came here and stayed in the Fireside Room, and loved every minute. From the delicious and simple breakfast, to the jacuzzi tub, to the comfy bed, to the romantic fireplace, to the complimentary bottled water/soda/juice squeeze, it was all amazing. I highly recommend it, and I can't wait for my next visit.

    30/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    42. Diana G.
    I never knew there was a place in Santa Cruz designed just for me.  I don't think I have ever felt as comfortable in a B&B.  Fresh flowers in the room, trickling fountains or lovely views out any of the numerous windows, quiet patios, comfy beds, breakfast with the birds (and what a perfect, healthy breakfast) - all at a wonderful location near downtown Santa Cruz.   If you like quiet and privacy and beauty, Brian and Kristine have created the perfect place for you. Worth every penny. I will return.

    13/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    43. Judy L.
    I have stayed at the Adobe On Green several times and absolutely love it.  The house itself is beautifully decorated and maintained and has a serenity that is quite special.  I find the quietness and seclusion an interesting contrast with the lively street scene a few blocks away in downtown Santa Cruz.  

    The surrounding neighborhoods are lovely and fun to explore on foot.  After a busy day, it's wonderful to come back to what feels like a private retreat.  The owners have thought of every detail and the property expresses their creativity and care for their guests.

    12/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    44. Julia And Warren A.
    This place was beautiful.  My wife and I stayed here on our second anniversary.  The house is like a little compound in the middle of Santa Cruz.  It isn't too far to downtown or the beach, but when you are on the grounds you feel completely secluded.  We would love to come back here with a group of friends and rent the entire house for the weekend.  Thank you for everything and we will definitely return.

    15/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    45. Lauren T.
    Best B&B on the planet. I've only stayed at 1 other B&B but that doesnt make my statement any less true.
    Beautiful building, beautifully decorated, delicious food...and best of all, we stayed there on a Saturday in August and didn't see another soul in the whole house the entire time. How perfect is that for a couple of shy kids?! Also there was a cute 50s robot toy in our room which was an awesome touch and they have a big DVD collection to borrow from! We watched Mystery Men which sadly doesn't hold up...it was by far the most dissapointing aspect of our trip....thanks Smashmouth!

    30/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    46. Grete B.
    My friend and I spent a few very restful days in this gorgeous gem of a hideaway. To define "hideaway" properly, let me just say that I lived in Santa Cruz for over two years, and I'd never even heard of this B&B until my trip in 2013. I enjoy my solitude, and would return to this establishment at the drop of a hat precisely because it respects its guests' space. Quiet and comfortable, kept as neat as a pin, but it felt lived in, welcoming, and most of all, not in the least intrusive. We never once saw our hosts--by design--but enjoyed the solitude. Almost like we were the only ones there, which, considering the place was full at the time, is a feat! The garden is lovely, the room was beautiful, the bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on, and the breakfast selection had something for every taste. The only difficulty might be maneuvering your car up the road and into one of the small parking spaces behind the house, but it's so very worth it for the sense that you have escaped the hustle and bustle entirely. Within easy walking distance of downtown SC, and a guide to various restaurants and entertainment venues is provided for each room. I highly recommend this B&B.

    13/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    47. Surge C.
    This past weekend was my birthday and my boyfriend surprised me by taking me to this bed and breakfast. The Adobe was absolutely amazing! I loved how charming the house and our room were, but moreover I appreciated the sense of privacy. Each person had their own entrance into the house and we never ran into anyone except for when we went to get breakfast.

    The breakfast was healthy and organic. They had amazingly delicious passion fruit and blueberry scones. In addition, they catered to lactose intolerant individuals like myself and provided soy yogurt and rice milk. What makes Adobe so great (on top of the great breakfast and charming, spacious rooms) is how close in walking distance it is to downtown- you can easily go wine tasting, enjoy a fancy dinner, indulge in olive oil tastings, etc. My boyfriend did quite well and I hope we can make our way to The Adobe again sometime =).

    06/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    48. Erin H.
    My boyfriend and I stayed at Adobe on Green Street from January 26th-January 28th for our 6 year anniversary and it was so much more than I expected.

    I had never been to a B&B and was expecting awkward and forced conversations with the inn-keepers and the other guests. Boy was I wrong. We stayed in the Old Adobe (not listed on the website) and we honestly did not see another person the entire time we were there, even though the place was fully booked. --we had our own entrance with a couple chairs outside which was pretty cute.

    I cant even begin to describe the experience that we had because it is so different from anything I had ever experienced before.

    Just SOME of the things that make this B&B incredible:the chocolates in the living room, the fireplace lit in the morning, the location, the CLEANLINESS (one of my major issues with big hotels is that they feel so sterile, yet so yucky..however, I had no issue whatsoever at AoGS), and the price, etc. etc. I literally could go on for days...in fact, Adobe on Green Street was all I could talk about for weeks. My yelp profile picture is actually my boyfriend and I standing outside!

    We are planning on going back and staying longer over the summer because we are having withdraws!

    If you do not stay here at least once you are missing out...and I promise, once you stay once, you will have to come back. Serrriously.

    12/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    49. Christine O.
    This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and I was so impressed! From the moment we checked in, I knew that it would be a great experience. We didn't have to deal with anyone when we checked in, we just picked up our key and walked in. The owner(s?) does a wonderful job at providing information about the surrounding areas and things to do! In addition, I really like the fact that you don't see/talk to any management. It almost feels like you're there alone, except for the other people staying in different rooms. I was just so impressed by every aspect and will hopefully return in the near future!

    04/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    50. Jacquie R.
    My husband and I got married this past Labor Day in Felton and chose to stay at the Adobe during the weekend. We both grew up in Santa Cruz and were hesitant about staying in a B&B or hotel when most of our friends and family live in town, however, we are really happy we did.
    Not only were we happy to have a few moments of peace and quiet to ourselves, but the Adobe was wonderful. We knew we would be arriving late after the wedding, but the staff made our late arrival very accommodating. The house is beautiful, our room was so roomy yet intimate at the same time. Maybe it was my exhaustion from the wedding weekend, but the bed was the comfiest bed I've ever slept in.
    In the morning, the sun shone through the windows in the living room, and they had a breakfast served in the front of the house. My husband and I both wish we had more time to stay and enjoy the B&B. So beautiful, so inviting.

    23/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    51. Isaac Z.
    Whenever I visit Santa Cruz, two things immediately came to mind. First, is the classic 1980's movie "The Lost Boys" that was filmed on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Corey Haim and Corey Feldman REPRESENT!

    The other thing that comes to mind, is the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slug T-shirt that John Travolta rocks in Pulp Fiction. Aside from that, nothing was ever really memorable about SC.

    Then, I found The Adobe On The Green. In my honest opinion, this is the greatest value and the ONLY place to stay in SC. It is a very nice Bed & Breakfast in a hip neighborhood just outside of downtown. Whenever I return to SC, I will be staying at The Adobe.

    Here's why...

    The owners are invisible. You will never see them. I'm sure they come around to stock food and linens, etc... But they stay out of sight which make you feel at ease and comfortable. They will not trap you and ramble on and on like other B&B owners like to do. You will truly feel like you are a welcome guest here.

    Central location. There are some excellent retsurants and bars within walking distance from your room. In addition, there are great thrift stores, book stores, coffee shops, bakeries, and even a Trader Joes.

    The Adobe is very clean and it actually smells good inside. They clean their home with water and white vinegar. I think they also use a little peppermint oil? They stay away from the harsh and noxious chemical "cleaners" that are standard in other hotels. They are also a smoke free property, so the air actually is cleaner here.

    They practice what they preach. The Adobe is the only Bed & Breakfast in SC that is solar powered. Sustainabilty is as important to the owners as it is to me. They drive an electric Nissan Leaf just in case you were wondering.

    Well designed house that is set up with lots of cool spots to chll in privacy. There is a garden with cool flowers and trees. The patio. The front deck. The back deck. The living room. The dining room. Near the redwood tree with the squirrel in it. Etc...

    Blue eggs! That's right, they stock fresh, various colored hard boiled eggs daily on the breakfast counter. Some tan, some light blue, some speckled. They get them from a friend with some cool hens. Delicious with a pinch of salt and a cup of fresh coffee.

    Help yourself breakfast is set out daily. Pastries, granola, scones, honey, tea, coffee, yogurt, blue eggs, juices, lemon curd and more... All top quality ingredients make for a very simple, but nice breakfast.

    Gourmet chocolates are strategically placed throughout the house for your convenience. We ate a bunch, and they were secretly replaced with more. Very sneaky!

    There is a cool binder in each of the rooms that are full of spot on recommendations and reviews of local "must see" places as well as the dining scene. We found this to be an excellent tool for guests to take with them during their SC adventures.

    Lastly, the beds are freaking comfortable here, and there are plenty of pillows to go around. TV, DVD player, and Ipod compatible radios come standard in the rooms.  

    Life is short, so why would you want to stay in an overpriced cookie cutter hotel near the Boardwalk? Leave that mess to the last minute travelers that don't bother to research a city before rolling up to it. I have done the research for you, and now you can reserve a room at The Adobe with confidence. Having stayed here multiple times, I can attest to the fact that the experience is consistently great.

    22/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    52. Pete J.
    We just spent a wonderful weekend at Adobe in Green.   Quiet, clean, comfortable and close the best of Santa Cruz!
    Our room opened up to a quiet, private garden area. The room was comfortable and tastefully decorated. My breakfast included fresh, warm scones, fresh strawberries and fresh brewed Peet's coffee , but there many other options.  
    Easy access, easy checkin-in and a great place to stay---we will definitely return and highly recommend.

    18/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    53. Michele M.
    Very unique concept for a bed and breakfast, the benefits of a homey place but without any awkward conversations with the owners. We enjoyed not only the peaceful outdoor gardens but also the comfortable room. The baked treats, yogurt, fresh fruit in the morning was perfect and the Inn's focus on sustainability was an added bonus.

    09/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    54. Adrienne G.
    Looking for a short after-xmas staycation & Santa Cruz fit the bill

    Adobe On Green Street was the perfect getaway for our Holiday needs

    We stayed in the Retreat Room & it was spacious & quiet - never heard a peep from our neighbors....in fact, the whole house was totally quiet to the point, we felt like we needed to whisper - which was a nice break from the hustle-bustle of city life

    We encountered 1 other guest right as we arrived, who let us in & tried to help us find our room.....we were super tired & had just come in from a late flight.  Add that to the nice dimly-lit living room & it all equaled us not reading our instruction card properly to see the nice directions to our room

    But after a bit of bumbling & an embarrassing phone call to the owners, we finally located our Retreat Room bliss

    Beds super-comfy as were the pillows.  Shower had okay water pressure but the hot water never ran out & this is a good thing!  Some B&Bs require strategically timed showers....you know, you've all been there

    Speakers to connect your iPods, plenty of plugs to recharge all kinds of electronics, access to the fridge for those late-night snacks or an early morning coffee in bed

    Speaking of.....the breakfast is a Continental diner's paradise - bagels w/ cream cheese, homemade Apricot Balsamic Vinegar Jam, Almond Butter, cereals, yogurt (including soy!) hard-boiled eggs, homemade blueberry & peach / passion fruit scones.....are you full yet?

    Santa Cruz was a great central point for day-trips & knowing we had a nice, warm, cozy room to come back to made the days that much more enjoyable

    03/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    55. Malvika S.
    Maybe my review is clouded because my expectations were extremely high after reading the reviews here. This place is average. For the price and the lofty expectations, I was disappointed. It's in a nice location in Santa Cruz, near downtown. Also, the garden is pretty nice, although, I was expecting a lot more. On the site I read something about being a great garden to walk. Well, there isn't much to walk. That confused me. There is no backyard and the front is relatively small. Where am I supposed to walk? The house is pretty nice, but I've experienced better. The room was okay. My room was supposed to come with a "personal patio," although, it was the shared patio we all had access too.

    The most disappointing part was the breakfast. Yeah, its nice not being "tied down" by the home owners, although, a nice cooked breakfast is what I was expecting. Not some average pastries and hard boiled eggs. That's all there was. Honestly, it was a very mediocre breakfast compared with other B&Bs I experienced that actually make you a quality breakfast. Very disappointing.

    The biggest positive in this place is that the owners are not visible. Also, the cool bluetooth speaker in the room that is accessible to smartphones and tablets. But besides that, it isn't anything too special. An average B&B from my experiences (maybe I have been lucky and stayed at great ones). And the breakfast is whack. Drops it down one star at least.

    07/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    56. a. b.
    Worth every penny, and I am a cheapskate. We wanted a pretty, quiet place to stay after a few days of camping for our anniversary, and got lucky with their last minute (24 hours before) rates. It's close enough to downtown that you can quickly walk to all the restaurants and beach, but still quiet. The owners are truly invisible, and everything you could possibly need (and in great quality) is already waiting for you at every turn. There were DVDs (in case you decided you wanted to be truly insulated and lazy) and a great little review of their favorites in the guest welcome book. Eco-friendly bath stuffs, cozy bedding, charging stations for devices, bowl of Lindsor chocolates in the common room, good books, various outdoor patios to relax at, and what made me ever-so-happy was the stocked common fridge with sodas, soda water, and rice milk.

    Breakfast was great-- hardboiled eggs, fresh scones, lemon curd, granola, bagels, fresh fruit, coffee (and more). We ate in a sunny little breakfast room and all was quiet.

    We saw a few other guests, but for the most part we all kept a pact of quiet.

    The whole place feels like you are at home, but in a home you may have stayed in in your dreams, that feels comfortable and easy.

    I can't wait to stay here again-- and I only live in San Jose!

    31/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    57. Robert B.
    So, my wife researched and made all the arrangements for this place.  I knew nothing coming in (other than we were staying in a bed and breakfast) and had no expectations.

    We found the place just fine, parked, and walked up to the door.  I expected to be treated by the owner or someone.  Nope.  After a few minutes, we decided to re-read the email confirmation we got, and finally figured out how to get into the place.  Our bad.  Once inside, we found our room - nice, clean, and well-appointed, with a private bathroom. The one thing I loved about this place is that the owners are not around.  I don't mean that in a bad way, but many B&Bs have that "I'm staying in someone else's house" feel.  This place has a little more relaxed, less formal, and easier going feel.  Nice.  I don't feel like the owners are hovering over me, which I like a lot!  Free wifi, complimentary soft drinks and other minor amenities make this a great place to stay.  The patios are comfortable and quiet - a great place to have a beer at the end of the day.  I can't comment much on the cost as compared to other places.

    Others have commented that they don't like the fact that breakfast is again, low key.  I like that.  I don't need a formal, plated breakfast every morning.  In fact, some mornings, I just want to grab a muffin and go.  In some B&Bs, I feel like I have to have a sit down breakfast or I'll hurt everyone's feelings.  This place is not like that at all.  Eat, don't eat, whatever.  It's up to you.

    All-in-all, this is a minimally-invasive B&B that, for me, offers the best of both worlds (service and independence).

    17/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    58. Joshua M.
    Truly fantastic on every level.  Effortless check in, comfortable room, quiet and serene atmosphere... couldn't have been better.  The breakfast was perfect for our needs, and the location was IDEAL - we walked to fabulous dinners each night of our stay.

    05/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    59. Jo P.
    Best B&B in Sta Cruz!!! They're #1 for a reason -- love this place.  Have stayed in the Retreat room and now the Lookout room upstairs! They both are spacious, clean and cozy!!!

    14/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    60. Paula B.
    Great stay in a very well run B&B situated close to the heart of Santa Cruz, walking distance to shops and restaurants.  Perfect accommodations in an old adobe house that is beautifully furnished and well maintained.  Not for kids though.  Private and peaceful with beautiful gardens.  Absolutely the best B&B.  Love this place!

    23/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    61. Linda N.
    Charming,quiet, quiet, quiet, well-priced and an easy 5 minute (or less) walk to downtown. Amazingly comfortable beds. Easy off-street parking. Each room has a great local guide book . We made use of the coupon the Adobe had on hand for a free appetizer at Laili ( an Adobe recommended dining spot) and had a delightful dinner. In the morning we met pleasant fellow travelers in the breakfast room and shared a tasty, ample breakfast with excellent coffee. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    06/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    62. Tom F.
    We lucked out and got two nights because of a cancellation and feel very fortunate to do so. Seems others book well in advance. It is quiet and lovely. The building is immaculate and was decorated by someone who must work in the staging business because it is out of a movie set. Wall photos set the quiet mood and call upon a rich past. These two nights are our best of a two-week trip up the coast.

    Hosts are not in sight nor earshot but leave you with a sense of care including informative notes and a self-serve healthy breakfast. Forget other peoples' expectations, this is a five-star property and probably the best B & B we have stayed in. We don't want to leave and will surely be back.

    09/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    63. Linda P.
    Fabulous place!  Rooms were well-kept, breakfast was great!  Best B&B I've ever been to.  Recent visit, we got a coupon for free appetizer at Laili, a great restaurant within walking distance (downtown).  Highly recommend this place!

    03/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    64. Caitlin H.
    I've stayed here 3X now, and can honestly say it is the best B&B I've been to so far! The rooms are comfy, quiet, and well appointed. The patios are gorgeous. Downtown is a block away. The scones are AMAZING! This is the only place I'll ever stay in Santa Cruz from now on!

    04/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    65. Kathy S.
    41st 5 star Yelp review!! This place has not yet received anything less than 1 star!

    I quote from their pamphlet:  "Why haven't I met a manager or owner yet" - It's no accident you haven't seen us, we work hard to maintain behind the scene because we want you to spend quality time together...that's MUCH appreciated!

    Came here on a perfect February weekend with boyfriend. The lights turn on automatically as you walk down the hall and the room was way more than we could have ever expected for the price we paid.

    The fireplace was definitely a nice touch and the bathroom is fully equipped and modern and the jacuzzi tub a nice edition. The tub doesn't fit two but that's fine as I'd rather have my own "me time" in the bathroom anyway.

    The breakfast was self serve and included yogurt, home made granola, fruit, yummy colorful scones with fancy jams, home made orange juice, coffee and tea. Their eating area overlooks their garden and music is playing in the background, it's such a refreshing way to start your day!

    They have a huge relaxing communal livingroom and another smaller room for using the computer.

    I really liked how our room overlooked a small garden that was closed off so nobody could walk around and look in our room. We had a sense of privacy the entire time and only bumped into 1 other person who was very respectful and quiet.

    08/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    66. Loz L.
    We have stayed here three times in the past year and would go every weekend if we had the time and money. Staying here feels like going to your own vacation home. The rooms are not the most posh but they are totally comfortable and inviting. We enjoy reading in the common rooms, sitting in adirondacks outside, and sipping on coffee with perfect scones at breakfast.
    The location is perfect too. We walk everywhere from the Adobe, from downtown to the beach and back.

    12/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    67. Allison P.
    Had a great time at Adobe on the Green, what a lovely place to stay.  Quiet, clean, charming and undisturbed, don't expect to see the owners.  Will be back- soon  Thanks !

    22/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    68. Kens A.
    I stayed for the first time at the Adobe with my girlfriend and it was an amazing stay. We weren't exactly sure what to expect, but it exceeded any expectations we had. It is a very secluded location, yet still very close to downtown Santa Cruz. Aside from the location, we did not see a single other person while we were there, so there is certainly a lot of privacy. We were pleased to find that the communal fridge was stalked with an assortment of complimentary drinks. We were in the Retreat Room. The bed was very comfortable, and the fireplace added to the extremely cozy environment. All in all, it was the perfect setting for a romantic get away. I highly recommend it and I know I will be returning for another visit soon.

    24/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    69. Helen W.
    I had a really wonderful, relaxing stay at the Adobe. It is in a great location, just a short walk from the downtown stretch and the Metro Center. The walk to the beach and boardwalk is a bit further, but totally doable if you're fit.

    The grounds of the Adobe are so peaceful. I loved just bringing a book out to one of the chairs in the garden and spending some time outside.

    In each room, there's a very comprehensive and thoughtfully written guide book which gives you the inside scoop on many of the downtown attractions and hotspots. I read through the whole thing and found it to be so helpful!

    Breakfast was enjoyable as well. No hot food was served, but I really can't complain because they had everything I wanted! There isn't a lot of seating in the dining room, but I just ate my breakfast at a table outside each morning, which turned out to be very nice.

    And the owners truly make a point of being unlike typical innkeepers. I never even saw them.

    Overall, this is a great place to stay, and I highly recommend it. My only complaint would be that I didn't get to meet the thoughtful and hardworking people who run this place!

    24/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    70. ellen h.
    I always have a wonderful stay at the Adobe. I have been here numerous times and try to stay here every time I come to Santa Cruz. It's quiet and a short walk to downtown. Love hearing the fountains outside the rooms (my favorite being the FIreside and Mission rooms). Great for a quick getaway from San Francisco to get back in touch with my Santa Cruz roots (UCSC Alum). This place is simply the best! Can't wait to come back!

    09/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    71. Jessica M.
    My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and it was wonderful. The location was scenic and the home was wonderful. This is not the kind of bed and breakfast where the owners are always around; quite the opposite. I don't think we saw them at all and that is their plan. The breakfast was delicious and we wouldn't change a thing.

    21/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    72. K C.
    I stayed here for one night on a Sunday. The place was even more beautiful in person than online! The landscape and gorgeous plants seem endless...it's quiet, super close to downtown (5 min walk at most) and the owner really is invisible! Breakfast was really good & there's plenty of neat places to sit. Pastries were good quality (not cheap/dry) & the beverage selection was great.
    The Adobe did not disappoint and I would HIGHLY recommend this place to visit.
    We will be back!

    02/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0