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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I've been coming to Pajaro Dunes at least once a year for 35 years and I never get tired of it. I've stayed in various units here, all at the Shorebirds, and they all reflect their owners' personalities and tastes and are well-equipped. One can walk on the beach for miles or sit on the balcony or deck and watch... More 

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Thank chris c
Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Chris, for sharing your experience here! We so appreciate your loyalty in visiting us for over 3 decades. It is guests like you that make our work so meaningful in sharing the beauty of Pajaro Dunes with families & friends. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was really a beautiful place. Even though we were on the second floor in #219 there was a ramp right up to the door. Marc had everything you could want except...creamer??? Where was the creamer? :D No, it was perfect. The beach was quiet and beautiful. The kitchen was great even though I didn't get to cook in it... More 

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Thank krashzmom
Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

Fyi, we have creamer (even specialty flavors) in our Lobby Store! Visit us there next time so you're not missing a thing. Thanks for your kind words. More 

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41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The unit was clean and updated. The view was great. There were towels left in the washer, yummy mildew. I was not expecting any room service, but found after an overnight someone had entered the condo without notifying me, an unsettling faux pas. The grounds seem a bit dated and in need of love but are Not dilapidated either... Just... More 

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Thank Robert M
Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate the alert, Robert. Security enters every home when unoccupied, to be sure heaters and lights have not been left on. Our apologies that they didn't realize you were there!! First time this has happened, and we alerted the security staff to prevent this in the future. More 

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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Pajaro is nestled on the coast between Santa Cruz and Monterey California. It is beautiful, cool and has moderate temperature all year long. September and October are normally our warmest months with the exception of this year. Friendly gatehouse, beautiful beaches and cool refreshing (ok cold) water!!

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Thank Vicki H
Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

Part of what we so love about Pajaro Dunes is the welcoming community of home owers and vacation guests alike. Thanks for sharing that spirit, Vicki! More 

San Jose, California
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211 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We had an excellent experience renting a condo at Pajaro Dunes condos over the long holiday weekend. The condo (one bedroom) was even better than the photos could even represent. The view was incredible! Even though the weather was not the best, the seaside location was tops. The beach is virtually empty - completely to ourselves. We made the best... More 

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Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

So glad you were with us! We did have unusual fog in the mornings, which kept things cooler than other areas. If you get a chance to experience Pajaro in Sept-Oct, that's when we have truly amazing weather - blue skies and great temps. We'd love to welcome you back! More 

San Jose, California
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Pajaro Dunes Resort is located on the Monterey Bay coast approximately halfway between Monterey and Santa Cruz (well, it's closer to SC). There is a wide range of accommodations available so you can bring both small or large groups here for a nice getaway. PROS: If you live in the SF Bay Area or nearby then it isn't too far... More 

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San Jose, California
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75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Awesome complex, some condos beachfront. So relaxing to sit in beach and whale, otter, seal and people watch. Each section has wheel barrels to help unload your vehicle which comes in handy. Bonfire pits available but first come, first serve. Gated area and not very close to town so bring what is needed unless you are willing to drive back... More 

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Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Great tips. If guests call our Front Desk, we can reserve bonfire puts and even carry all the wood, kindling etc down to the beach & set it all up so you just light the match. We offer s'mores kits too! We also have a list of restaurants that deliver here. Glad you got to view... More 

Citrus Heights, California
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46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Since meeting my wife, we've stayed in the Shorebirds Units. Back in the 1990's we stayed in unit #16. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Very nice view from the 2nd level. Coffee in the morning watching the dolphin pods swim by and play. Once we had kids, we began staying in Unit #1 of Shorebirds. It has 3 bedrooms and... More 

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Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your insight after many years as a VIP vacationer here! More 

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47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Surrounded by the sweet smell of the strawberries fields, we arrived at this beachfront resort with it's fresh ocean breezes. This well stocked condo was beautifully set up for a memorable stay with dear friends. View, view, view! The ocean view is captured from the kitchen, dining room, living room area and the master suite. It is hard to look... More 

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Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us! We're so fortunate to be here every day, hosting wonderful guests like you as they discover Pajaro Dunes. Hooe you'll be back soon! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Three of us couples rented a 3-bedroom condo by the beach (full ocean views) and we had a wonderful stay! The condo was spotless with all the amenities needed for our stay and the staff at Pajaro Dunes Resort were very helpful and courteous. I will definitely stay there again! From a very happy customer

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Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

Your comments are shared with the whole team, and it made their day! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Why settle for a room, when you can enjoy a beautiful coastal home?! Nestled along the Monterey Bay is one of the most scenic stretches of California's central coastline. Spanning 1 1/2 miles of pristine beach, Pajaro Dunes Resort is in a secluded, gated community featuring a collection of beautiful beachfront homes, townhouses, and condominiums - available for vacation rentals & group retreats.Looking for a perfect Santa Cruz County family vacation, family reunion or seminar site? Pajaro Dunes is 4 miles west of Watsonville and conveniently, 20 miles south of Santa Cruz and 25 miles north of Monterey/Carmel. Enjoy the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Mountain Redwoods, Monterey Bay Aquarium, central coast wineries and world famous golf! When booking with us, you'll enjoy full service! No hunting for a key n the dark like some vacation rentals. We provide personal check in, 7 day on site staff 9-5:30. Visit our Lobby for free DVD movies, tennis rackets and sport equipment, ice, coffee and a morning paper. Our gift shop has almost anything you might have forgotten, along with local winery favorites, fabulous kites, gifts and more. Plenty of tennis courts, basketball & volleyball, walking trails and we'll even set up a reserved beach bonfire with s'mores for you! We offer homes from 1-3 bedroom condos, to fantastic 5 bedroom beach front houses. Choose your level of view and luxury in this memorable getaway. We'll save a sunset for you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort

Address: 105 Shell Dr, 2661 Beach Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076-9632
Region: United States > California > Watsonville
Price Range: RM1,116 - RM8,930 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 116
Also Known As:
Pajaro Dunes Condominiums Hotel Watsonville
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“2nd or 3rd level units have the best views. Units on the south side of the buildings get sun in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles chrisc445, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't miss Gayle's bakery!!”
 of 5 bubbles krashzmom, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Voice any concerns when booking and they should be able to help.”
 of 5 bubbles ieatskunk, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Booking from the owner will reduce the price a little. The resort adds a few fees when booked through them.”
 of 5 bubbles RogerM007, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Shorebird 115 has their own high-speed wi-fi”
 of 5 bubbles KarenB_California, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
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