Nestled in the heart of Capitola Village, Capitola Hotel offers a unique and charming escape for travelers seeking a memorable coastal experience. In a recent interview with Bhavana Patel, the owner of Capitola Hotel, we talked with her about what makes this boutique hotel and its surroundings so special.

Bhavana’s journey into the hospitality business was influenced by her upbringing in the hotel industry, a legacy passed down from her parents. Already owning a property in Santa Cruz, the exceptional location within Capitola Village played a significant role in their decision to purchase the Capitola Hotel back in 2018.

The Enchanting Ambiance and Rich History of Capitola
Bhavana’s favorite part of doing business in Capitola is the village’s charming ambiance. Capitola’s quaint and picturesque setting sets the stage for an exceptional getaway. The unique atmosphere of both the village and the hotel itself creates memorable and delightful experiences, illustrated by the number of repeat guests year after year.

The name “Capitola Hotel” also carries a rich history, dating back to the early 20th century when the original “Capitola Hotel” or “Grand Capitola Hotel” stood proudly before burning down in 1929. The current hotel dates back to the late 1940’s/early 1950’s, continuing this legacy and preserving the name that has become synonymous with hospitality in the area.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment in Capitola
Bhavana’s love for Capitola extends beyond her role as a hotel owner. She enjoys leisurely strolls through the village, exploring the charming boutique shops that line the streets. Additionally, the diverse culinary scene in Capitola, featuring everything from tasty Italian cuisine to flavorful Thai dishes, provides her with endless dining pleasures.

Capitola is not just a place to stay. It’s a multi-faceted destination where guests can dine at various restaurants, indulge in extensive shopping, enjoy live music, as well as experience a family-friendly beach and the Monterey coastline. This diversity of choices creates a well-rounded experience that keeps visitors coming back for more.

A Commitment to Exceptional Service
Capitola Hotel’s success is not only due to its prime location but also its dedicated staff, who has built lasting relationships with repeat guests, contributing to the hotel’s reputation for exceptional customer service. Capitola Hotel’s loyal following returns not just for the beautiful location but also for the familiar faces and the promise of new and exciting experiences in the area.

Capitola Hotel offers more than just accommodation—it provides a gateway to the enchanting world of Capitola Village. With its rich history, exceptional service, and prime location, it continues to be a beloved destination for travelers seeking an unforgettable coastal getaway.

210 Esplanade
Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 476-1278