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$145+
| Excellent - 78 reviews
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Overall Rating - Excellent - 78 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
Apr 26 2014 Posted by Alan

This hotel is situated on a cliff overlooking the ocean. This is a perfect spot for enjoying the ocean view, watching surfers, and relaxing. The outside area is secure and clean. We met several nice couples and enjoyed the wine and cheese social hour

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The hotel staff is excellent. They responded to our questions and informed us about the hotel amenities; such as free breakfast, afternoon snacks, and the wine and cheese social hour. The common areas and room was very clean. We had a beautiful room with a fireplace and a patio sitting area. The ocean sounds made for a peaceful night sleep.
Excellent 10.0
Feb 1 2014 Posted by Joy
Quaint hotel with a decor that speaks of home and not a motel. Beautiful view of Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz boardwalk and wharf and Cowells Beach. Nice to wake up to the sound of the ocean. Good security as you have to have a key to enter the area where the rooms are located. Nice breakfast with fresh cut fruit, muffins, yogurt etc. Wine and cheese in afternoon.
Sea & Sand Inn
$285+
| Good - 253 reviews
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With a stay at Casablanca On The Beach in Santa Cruz, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Main Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Santa Cruz Wharf and Cocoanut Grove. Make yourself at home in one of the 33 guestrooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and c...
Overall Rating - Good - 253 reviews
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Okay 5.0
Oct 15 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The location was definitely the best part of this hotel

We checked in and they have us keys to a room with a gorgeous ocean front view, which he specifically told me was the room I purchased. When we went to our room, the keys would not open the door, instead a man came to the door and said he was already stay

We checked in and they gave us keys to a room with a gorgeous ocean front view, which he specifically told me was the room I purchased. When we went to our room, the keys would not open the door, instead a man came to the door and said he was already staying in the room. We told the man at the front desk and he went back upstairs to check and said there had been a mistake and because of this he was going to upgrade us to a much bigger room. I was excited to hear this, although I couldn't see what would be better than a gorgeous ocean front view. He took us all the way upstairs again and to a room at the back of the parking lot, no ocean view....
Mediocre 3.0
Oct 2 2014 Posted by Jerry

Booked online for my daughter's vacation and upon arrival had to e-mail copies of drivers license and credit card. Did not feel safe about this transaction

Casablanca On The Beach
$91+
| Good - 464 reviews
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Whether it's business or pleasure that brings you to the spectacular Santa Cruz area, we would like to welcome you to the Mission Inn. Conveniently located, the Mission Inn is just minutes from the beach, municipal wharf, boardwalk, downtown area shopping, tennis, golf courses, running paths, historic home tours, and UCSC. The Santa Cruz area offers se...
Overall Rating - Good - 464 reviews
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Okay 5.0
Aug 26 2014 Posted by Timothy

Location Location Location. Plus you got a fridge and a microwave oven.

There was a garbage can in the room that still had garbage in it from the previous guests. Tacky at best.

The rooms are small but well equipped. Kind of shabby inside the rooms. A remodel might be nice. The bathroom was too dark.
Good 8.0
Aug 19 2014 Posted by Mark

The staff was pleasant and helpful calling me a cab.

It was a good motor inn. We had a nice overnight stay.
Mission Inn
$55+
| Mediocre - 2 reviews
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Overall Rating - Mediocre - 2 reviews
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Okay 5.0
Sep 28 2014 Posted by Anonymous

Large room. Adequate parking. Close to downtown.

Unfriendly staff. Old room. Too much furniture in room. Basic soap/ shampoo very cheap.

Mediocre 3.0
Sep 8 2014 Posted by Anonymous

Location was good, less then 10 minute walk to Boardwalk.

The walls were thin, both nights we heard banging from upstairs constantly. Extremely loud. The bathroom looks recently remodeled, but very poorly. There was not lip to shower, which allowed bathroom to flood easily. The staff seemed to barely speak English which made complaining futile. There was a lack of wall plugs, and only one small garbage can next to toilet. No garbage cans in room. Pillows were small and cheap. I would not stay there again. This atmosphere may just be the nature of Santa Cruz, as everywhere we went in Santa Cruz was run down and older with things broken everywhere.

Budget Inn Santa Cruz
$188+
| Good - 3 reviews
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When you stay at Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel in Santa Cruz, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Santa Cruz Wharf and Main Beach. This 4-star resort is close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and University of California Santa Cruz. Make yourself at home in one of the 165 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies. Wired...
Overall Rating - Good - 3 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
Oct 1 2014 Posted by Christina

Everyone was Gerry nice from the front desk person to the bell hop and the waitress at the restaraunt that is in the hotel...Gerry closeto the board walk and the pier which has lots of Resurant for u to enjoy lunch and so forth...the hotel had everything u wanted from beach access to pool area tha had a spa, pool, sitting area with heaters and a fire pit, also a out door pool bar and lots of chairs around the pool...the returant also has a bar and the food is soo good too...and not to expensive...our room was soo nice the view alone was great but we had a great room with a ratting area and sitting area with a tv and the king size bed perfectly placeds so u could see the ocean and the tv at night....it was great so do your self a favor and just save your self sometime and book here when u are staying in Santa Cruz...

Everything was great

Okay 4.6
Sep 16 2014 Posted by Anonymous

Loved being on the water. Loved that it was a JDV which I am normally extremely happy with.

90% of the staff was extremely unprofessional. Was nothing like a JDV experience. Walls were extremely thin. I had no problem being woken up by children at 6 am on a Saturday morning however neighbors complained when I had 2 girlfriends over after 10pm on a Friday night. Overall a terrible experiance. Thank god for Hotel Paradox. I will definitely be making reservations there next visit. A view of the ocean should not discount my service. The Dream Inn became much more like a nightmare. Not to mention no phone calls were returned when I explained my situation. Only phone call I got was to inform me they lost the card number on file for room charges and incidentals and required me to give them another card number. Next time I will save the drive and walk across the street to stay at The Hotel of Los Gatos.

Santa Cruz Dream Inn
$101+
| Good - 1 reviews
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Overall Rating - Good - 1 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
Sep 27 2014 Posted by Jonathan

Newly remodeled with nice furniture and no carpet makes the room much cleaner.

No.I will be a return guest.

Excellent 9.0
May 30 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Clean and comfortable room with nice laminate floors. Nice little retro table and balcony had a little peak at the ocean. There was a fridge and microwave. We were on the third floor. It was very quiet. I did not wake up once. A very good value.

Nothing to complain about.

I would definitely stay here again. I am a single mother who travels with two boys. This hotel exceeded my expectations.
Carousel Beach Inn
$176+
| Excellent - 3 reviews
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With a stay at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, you'll be by the ocean and convenient to DeLaveaga Golf Course and Mystery Spot. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Sante Adairius Rustic Ales and Pasatiempo Golf Course. Make yourself at home in one of the 156 air-conditioned guestrooms. Cable programming along with video-game consoles are pr...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 3 reviews
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Excellent 8.6
Aug 1 2014 Posted by Anonymous

The Chaminade setting is fabulous. It is nestled in the mountains that overlook forest and the beautiful Monterey Bay. There are patios with tables that overlook these views. The breakfast buffet was a good value ($15-18) for the selections offered, especially considering the dining area overlooked both forest and ocean.

There was an additional $25 per night resort fee required at check in, in addition to the price I paid through Kayak. I thought the resort fee was included in the listed Kayak price. Also, the rooms are basic, with no safe, microwave, or mini fridge.

Chaminade Resort & Spa
$103+
| Good - 898 reviews
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Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS All Suites Inn! We offer the ideal location less than two miles from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and within one mile of the downtown shopping area. Historic downtown Santa Cruz is a quaint, California escape from the bustle of Hollywood. Whether guests are in town to explore UCSC or the local Santa Cruz wineries, it's a breez...
Overall Rating - Good - 898 reviews
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Poor 2.0
Jun 30 2012 Posted by Anonymous
Parking is a joke! If you drive anything bigger than a Chevy Sonic find some where else. Some spots are just useless.
Good 8.0
May 11 2012 Posted by Hikers
Enjoyed our stay. Staff very friendly Breakfast nice surprise and very good. We would go back.
Best Western Plus All Suites Inn
$130+
| Excellent - 7 reviews
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Hotel Paradox is a new boutique hotel in Santa Cruz that offers modern Santa Cruz hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, Solaire restaurant and bar, swimming pool and great rates on Santa Cruz hotel packages
Overall Rating - Excellent - 7 reviews
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Excellent 8.6
Sep 2 2014 Posted by Anonymous

Very nice rooms and extremely friendly and helpful staff. Everything in the room seemed very clean and loved the creative decorating. Made it an enjoyable stay.

A surprising amount of kids.. My boyfriend and I expected a few of course but there were quite a bit! We could hear them running around at night and in the morning which got quite old

Okay 5.0
Aug 30 2014 Posted by Anonymous

Overpriced, tiny room, old hotel with new furniture

Hotel Paradox
$101+
| Okay - 203 reviews
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Overall Rating - Okay - 203 reviews
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Good 8.0
Apr 30 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The rustic feeling of the place, the well laid out rooms, the proximity of the rooms to the beach. The wonderful views.

The proximity to the road means proximity to the freeway. It was noisy too early. That couldn't be helped. The staff on the first day were brusque, almost rude. The Monday morning staff, very friendly, made up for it.

Davenport Roadhouse Inn
$122+
| Excellent - 1 reviews
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With a stay at Pacific Blue Inn in Santa Cruz, you'll be minutes from Kuumbwa Jazz Center and Pacific Garden Mall. This bed & breakfast is close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and University of California Santa Cruz. Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 9 guestrooms, featuring fireplaces. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your ent...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 1 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
Sep 30 2014 Posted by Anonymous

Very pleasant, privacy, quite, nice staff

Pacific Blue Inn
$63+
| Good - 2 reviews
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With a stay at Fireside Inn Santa Cruz, you'll be centrally located in Santa Cruz, steps from Cocoanut Grove and minutes from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This hotel is within close proximity of Main Beach and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. Make yourself at home in one of the 25 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. 36...
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Okay 5.3
Sep 16 2014 Posted by joellien

The location was excellent and it had a very 50s beach ambience

It had no coffee pot or air conditioner in the room. And little breakfast didn't start serving till 830

Excellent 8.3
Jun 8 2014 Posted by Anonymous

Walking distance to Boardwalk, downtown and Pier

Bathroom small and the recent remodel had over spray everywhere making it look "not" clean.

Fireside Inn
$347+
| Okay - 2 reviews
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With a stay at Ocean Lodge, you'll be centrally located in Santa Cruz, convenient to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This motel is close to University of California Santa Cruz and Mystery Spot. Make yourself at home in one of the 28 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary...
Overall Rating - Okay - 2 reviews
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Mediocre 2.3
Feb 6 2014 Posted by Anonymous

Nothing

Rude staff, leaking windows, dirty pillows, stained carpet...need I say more?

Ocean Lodge
$67+
| Okay - 2 reviews
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When you stay at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, you'll be near the beach and close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and University of California Santa Cruz. This motel is within close proximity of Pacific Garden Mall and Cocoanut Grove. Make yourself at home in one of the 25 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet...
Overall Rating - Okay - 2 reviews
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Excellent 8.3
Jul 24 2014 Posted by Jason

Close to the board walk and the beach

Wifi never worked , the tv was going out and had a green screen

Mediocre 3.6
Jun 4 2014 Posted by Anonymous

It was close to the Boardwalk and the Downtown area. The parking and wifi were free.

I did not like the overall quality of this place. It was run down and overpriced. The "breakfast" was some sugar-filled, pre-packaged pastries and unnatural juice. The rooms were very small with tacky interior and run down aspects: carpet, AC/heat unit, dilapidated furniture. The sheets on the bed were clean, although the bed itself was small and uncomfortable. I didn't like the lack of privacy that the rooms offered - we had to keep curtains shut always because the window looked out to the parking lot. Anyone could just come up and look into our room. We had to pay for ice from a machine. Overall, I was very disappointed with what we got for our money. It was not an enjoyable, relaxing or comfortable experience. In fact, it was one of the worst places I have stayed in. It was an upset to a nice weekend away.

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk
$125+
| Excellent - 1 reviews
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Overall Rating - Excellent - 1 reviews
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Excellent 9.3
Jun 28 2014 Posted by Kelley

Location: close to the water, yet still quiet. Also appreciated the friendliness of the staff, and the appearance of the dining area and the room itself. We very much enjoyed our stay.

Closet access was a little awkward

Seaway Inn
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