La Bahia Hotel and Spa
Santa Cruz, CA
Adjacent to the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and main beach, La Bahia Hotel and Spa will open its doors to guests in early 2025. The 155-room, 225,000 square foot luxury hotel will boast unobstructed views of the beach, Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean beyond. It will offer a full repertoire of amenities including a casual street front bar and restaurant and a chef-inspired restaurant for special occasions; a full spa, elevated swimming pool, fire pits, an upper-level event deck, and banquet and event ballroom spaces.
The property has been a familiar landmark on Santa Cruz’s famed beachfront for nearly a century. Originally conceived as apartments in 1926, its storied Spanish Mediterranean palette captured the enchantment of its heyday. The new hotel design incorporates the property’s architecturally distinctive historic bell tower into a contemporary reinterpretation of the Spanish Colonial Revival style of architecture.