Chaminade- Santa Cruz Resort & Spa, and Conference Center

From educational training with the latest technology, to unique on-site teambuilding, Chaminade Resort & Spa provides the perfect environment for a productive and distraction free conference getaway. Meetings are distinctively different at Chaminade Resort & Spa.



The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular mountaintop retreat in Santa Cruz. The historic Mission-style resort overlooks sweeping views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains.



Chaminade is just five minutes from golf courses, the beach and downtown Santa Cruz.


The resort features 156 newly renovated guest rooms nestled among the towering Eucalyptus and natural landscape. Eleven villas are spread throughout the property, each containing a variety of guest room types. Guests at Chaminade will experience eclectic, bohemian styles from the artisan community of Santa Cruz, helping to refresh and refocus their minds outside of the fast paced world of city life. 

Pricing & Rates

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Host Details

For over three decades, the name Benchmark has been synonymous with excellence and trailblazing on the hospitality landscape. With the introduction of their signature hotel collection, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels has rapidly established recognition and a proven identity for offering an authentic array of extraordinary destinations, unique experiences, unrivaled adventures, culinary excellence, and intuitive personalized service unmatched anywhere else in the industry.

Amenities & Services

  • Executive Fitness Center 
  • The Spa at Chaminade 
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool 
  • Outdoor Whirlpool 
  • Four lighted tennis courts & tennis equipment 
  • Two Pickleball courts
  • Sand volleyball, badminton & croquet 
  • Three miles of scenic hiking trails 
  • Yoga, Pilates & Zumba classes 
  • Two restaurants with panoramic views overlooking the Monterey Bay 
  • Featured artwork from local artists throughout the property 
  • Complimentary wi-fi in main building and guest rooms 
  • Team building activities for large groups 


"We recently held a 4-day corporate program event at the Chaminade for 40 employees and were extremely happy with the service and our stay. The meeting facilities perfectly suited our needs and the staff was always on top of things - from AV needs to food & beverage, and everything in between. Many of our attendees commented on how the week felt more like a retreat than a business meeting, which is exactly what we were going for! The location is perfect to get away from the day to day craziness and combined with the top notch service, really allows attendees to focus. Would definitely return in the future and highly recommend to others with business/meeting needs!"

-Alison M.- Executive Meeting Planner

Meetings & Events

Chaminade Resort & spa makes meetings easy by offering the Benchmark Conference Plan (BCP). The BCP is a unique and exclusive offering that emphasizes extraordinary hospitality with personalized service, high quality amenities, exciting food and beverage, luxurious accommodations, innovative conference space and the latest in technology.  The per-person packaged pricing plan has everything you need to run an effective, motivating and on-budget meeting with no surprises.

BCP Includes

  • Luxury guest accommodations featuring feather beds, customized bath amenities and complimentary wireless Internet access 
  • Top quality meeting space held on a 24 hour basis with windows providing natural lighting
  • Standard audio-visual equipment including complimentary wireless Internet access in all meeting space 
  • Continuous morning and afternoon refreshment breaks 
  • Three complete meals served buffet style in our Sunset Restaurant, Sunset Patio or Valley View Terrace 
  • Complete use of our Executive Fitness Center 
  • 24-hour access to the Executive Business Center 
  • Conference Planning Manager to handle all the details as one central contact 
  • Bellman service 
  • All package service charges 

Team Building Activities

The approach at Chaminade is to actively listen, discuss and offer solutions to meet your requirements. Whether it be an intense Culinary Chili Cook-Off, thrilling Ropes Course Challenge, or customized activity, they'll work with you every step of the way.

Team building options:

  • Culinary Team Building 
  • S'mores Galore 
  • Chili Cook-Off 
  • Salsa Challenge 
  • Chaminade Classics 
  • Egg Drop 
  • Scavenger Hunt 
  • Boat Building 

Related Listings

Some things to do while at Chaminade.

Onsite Ropes Course

Team Challenge Sailing Regatta

Tye Dye Shirt Session

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