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Hotel Paradox

Hotel Paradox welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $75 per stay. Both dogs and cats are permitted, and pets may be left in the room unattended. Pet beds and bowls are available in limited quantities. While there is no designated pet relief area on site, there is a park located behind the hotel.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
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This is where Hotel Paradox lives. From the gridded façade to a sleek interior design and urban forest aesthetic, this Autograph Collection Hotel will challenge you with bold contradictions. Our engaging staff invites you to enjoy a curated experience where the ambiance is contemporary, inviting and a little bit mysterious. Around every corner, we stir your sense of adventure and make you question what is obvious. The outdoor pool and bar both soothes and stimulates your senses. Guest rooms are modern, natural and alive with local style.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Hotel Paradox has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place, and follows the Commitment to Clean (Marriott) cleanliness and sanitization policy. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay and sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Picnic Tables


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Hotel Paradox has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 20 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 813 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Lisa
    Jun. 15, 2022
    Perfect room for a dog!

    The room's floor was perfect for dogs. Although there wasn't a formal potty location, there were many areas to take our pooch to relieve herself. he staff was very welcoming to our dog.

  • Eric
    May. 11, 2022
    Everyone Loved this Place

    If you can afford to splurge for this hotel, go for it. Awesome pool, food, and staff. No need to go anywhere unless you want to put your toes in the sand or check out the boardwalk. It's a 5-10 min drive.

  • Daniela
    Jan. 1, 2022
    Dog Heaven

    We loved our 2 night stay here. Super welcoming to dogs, large room. Restaurant, bar, pool. You can leave your dog in the room if you need to. Only downside is you have to walk a bit to fix a green patch for your dog to pee.

  • Kelly s.
    Sep. 14, 2021
    Fun hotel

    Super dog friendly. Really beautiful hotel. Highly recommend.

  • Michelle
    Aug. 1, 2021
    Would have been great but COVID

    The hotel is really quite nice, and Santa Cruz and the surrounding area is a dog's paradise. There are tons of outdoor patios where our lab could lay under the table during meals and a fun dog beach. But the hotel did not have sufficient housekeeping staff. We had to beg to get our room cleaned in the middle of the week, even though we were there for a full week. It would have been fine for a day or two but pretty rough for a full week, particularly given that it is not an inexpensive hotel. Also, the park behind the hotel has become a homeless encampment. It's relatively clean and well-maintained (compared to what we see around L.A.) but definitely not ideal if you were hoping for a scenic walk with the dog along the river. In non-COVID times, I suspect that it would be five stars, but with COVID, we're looking at more like 3.5. We'd give it another try in the future though.

  • William
    Jul. 22, 2021
    Paradox Review

    Nice hotel minutes away from fun activities for my dog and very accommodating.

  • Gloria
    Jun. 19, 2021
    Great hotel

    Very pet friendly.

  • Lisa
    May. 11, 2021
    Awesome everything

    Best doggie spot we’ve stayed at.....loved it!!!

  • Beatriz
    May. 7, 2021
    Great Hotel for a great price

    We got this hotel at the end of a 9 day road trip because we were exhausted from camping. This hotel is very nice and feels quite luxurious. We stayed for two nights after initially just planning to stay for one. The only thing is there is a super sketchy park behind the hotel that has a huge homeless camp. You can't tell or won't even notice unless you try to go to the park. Do not plan on walking your dog in this park. With that beings said, I would still definitely go back to this hotel.

  • Adam
    Apr. 20, 2021
    Hotel Paradox (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Hotel was great. Staff were helpful. Great location. Lots of nearby places to walk, eat, etc. BringFido recommended them, and they were great!

  • Kristina
    Sep. 28, 2020
    Awesome stay!

    This property is so inviting, especially during the time of COVID. We felt very comfortable, safe, and welcomed by the staff. Our dog loved the A/C in the room, and being able to walk in the nearby park. The bed is DIVINE, and the pool area is amazing. Excellent Thai food within walking distance. We can't wait to visit again!

  • Candice
    Sep. 26, 2020
    Perfect for our little family!!

    We brought our two dogs and it was perfect! The pool area is amazing!! Definitely will be returning

  • Jesus
    Jun. 12, 2020
    Good value

    Charged half as much as the Hilton for the pet fee and nice looking room/restroom

  • Jennifer
    Jan. 5, 2020
    Great decor, wonderful service, and good location

    We had a great stay. The minor issues that we encountered like a broken coffee machine were addressed immediately by very friendly staff. Thanks!

  • Moira
    Dec. 24, 2019
    Super Friendly

    Me and my two large dogs were given a convenient room on the ground floor. The room was well equipped and the hotel was very conveniently located.

  • Joe
    Dec. 2, 2019
    Nice room, good location, great staff

    Had a great stay - we brought our two dogs (medium/small size) and had no issues at all. Room was nicely designed, in good condition, front desk staff were friendly and responsive, location is excellent and it's an easy stroll to the river walk near by. Definitely recommend and will return.

  • Taylor
    Oct. 22, 2019
    Happy Vizsla

    Thanks for a great recommendation on this hotel. We had a great stay!

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