In late 2020, construction was completed on two new properties in Santa Cruz County, offering visitors more choices when staying overnight and expanding the footprint of the local lodging industry. On Santa Cruz’s westside, the Hampton Inn – Santa Cruz West on Mission Street feature a gym, guest laundry, breakfast room and business center. The property was built from the ground-up with this new mid-level service, two-story hotel offering 60 rooms with easy access to the Swift Street Courtyard and Natural Bridges State Beach. In south county, a brand-new four-story Hampton Inn & Suites with easy access to Sunset State Beach includes 112 rooms and 792 square feet of meeting space. The hotel, which features parking for 132 cars including six charging stations utilizes Hilton’s Connected Room Initiative, enabling guests to control the temperature, lights, and sync to their streaming service to the TV, all from the Hilton Honors app on their smartphone.