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$60+
| Okay - 725 reviews
Air-conditioned
Internet
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The City of Santa Cruz is a fun filled getaway for the whole family. When you stay at the Oceana Inn you are within moments from crystal white sandy beaches, and downtowns exciting restaurants, coffee houses and nightlife. We are two blocks from downtown Santa Cruz, only a quick 5 minute walk to the streets which are filled with boutique shops. You are only...
Overall Rating - Okay - 725 reviews
Nightlife
100% enjoyed the nightlife nearby.
Shopping
100% liked the proximity to shopping.
Also good to know about the hotel:
Good accessibility/transport link
Poor 1.0
Mar 27 2014

Nothing

The first Clerk it seems to me that they are used to dealing with shady people and treats people like they're up to something

didn't like ... more
Good 7.0
Mar 23 2014

The staff's politeness and friendliness

The room was very plain and had minimal lighting. The breakfast left much to be desired as well.

It was worth the money, but if you can afford more, I would suggest spending more to get a better hotel. ... more
Oceana Inn
$55+
| Good - 234 reviews
0.6 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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With a stay at The Islander Motel, you'll be centrally located in Santa Cruz, convenient to Pacific Garden Mall 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 22 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wired and w...
Overall Rating - Good - 234 reviews
Hotel Cleanliness
97% thought it was clean.
Reception
71% said the reception staff was great.
Also good to know about the hotel:
Great pool
Good management
Excellent 9.0
Aug 3 2013

Located in a convenient place.

Continental breakfast was very skimpy.

The people at the desk were very nice, the place was clean, there was no conditioner for showers, the traffic was very loud but our overall experience was good. Thank you! ... more
Mediocre 4.0
Jul 21 2013

The motel had some covered parking available. The complimentary breakfast was very nice.

The furnishings were old and the room was in bad need of updating.

We stayed only 1 night and then left, we will not stay there again. ... more
The Islander Motel
$59+
| Mediocre - 297 reviews
0.7 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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With a stay at Motel Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, you'll be minutes from Pacific Garden Mall and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This motel is within close proximity of Mission Santa Cruz and Main Beach. Make yourself at home in one of the 62 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is availab...
Overall Rating - Mediocre - 297 reviews
Distance to Beach
87% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
Room
Awful rooms.
Poor 2.0
Oct 8 2013 Posted by GinaTh
The motel was disgusting (even for a budget motel), garbage in the parking lot, non-smokin room stunk of stale cigarettes so much so I had a migrane within an hour. Window lock broke, screen sliced open-couldn't sit out the room safely. Contrary to the ad no complimentary breakfast; no coffee/tea service in room or otherwise. Vending machine broken. ... more
Poor 1.0
Sep 25 2013

Price and location

Non smoking room smelled heavy with smoke and smile detector was in pieces in the room. It was clearly a smoking room but staff stated it was non smoking. The door was not marked for non smoking as other doors of rooms were.

Would not go again. Smile was so bad, daughter had multiple asthma attacks and multiple people were complaining at front desk and staff did not seem to care. ... more
Motel Santa Cruz
$347+
| Okay - 5 reviews
0.7 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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With a stay at Ocean Lodge, you'll be centrally located in Santa Cruz, convenient to Town Clock and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This motel is within close proximity of Cocoanut Grove and Main Beach. Make yourself at home in one of the 28 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your bed comes with cotton sheets, down comfort...
Overall Rating - Okay - 5 reviews
Service
91% found the staff to be very friendly.
Reception
100% said the reception staff was great.
Mediocre 2.3
Feb 6 2014 Posted by Anonymous

Nothing

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

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Mediocre 3.0
Oct 25 2013

Convenient

The smell was really bad and there were druggies in the parking lot at all hours.

I felt uncomfortable and not particularly safe. ... more
Ocean Lodge
$67+
| Good - 139 reviews
0.7 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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With a stay at Americas Best Value Inn in Santa Cruz, you'll be close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and University of California Santa Cruz. This hotel is within close proximity of Main Beach and Santa Cruz Wharf. Make yourself at home in one of the 25 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenitie...
Overall Rating - Good - 139 reviews
Beach
Wonderful beach.
Distance to Beach
100% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
Also good to know about the hotel:
Impressive bathroom
Mediocre 4.0
Mar 17 2014

Great location for the price. It was clean

The phone didn't work, and the internet didn't work. It had a refrigerator in there, but it wasn't functional. I was in a room next to the street and it was pretty loud. Also, they were closed when I left, as I left early in the morning.

It's a no frills hotel that is good for the price, close to everything. Not someplace I'd stay for several days, but perfect for a one night stop over, or a couple of days for families wanting to go to the beach and the boardwalk. ... more
Mediocre 4.0
Nov 13 2013

The smell of a freshly cleaned room...

The smell of a stale smelling room...within 3-4 hours of arrival.

I was actually bitten by either a bed bug or a spider, checked the beds because I awoke itching. I was bit a total of three times on my left shoulder and collar bone area with major swelling. You get what you pay for...just didn't expect to leave with bug bites. ... more
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk
$49+
| Good - 1232 reviews
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A stay at Torch Lite Inn places you in the heart of Santa Cruz, convenient to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and University of California Santa Cruz. This motel is within close proximity of Main Beach and Santa Cruz Wharf. Make yourself at home in one of the 38 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you conn...
Overall Rating - Good - 1232 reviews
Beach
Wonderful beach.
Distance to Beach
100% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
Good 8.0
Mar 25 2014

As soon as we checked in, the cleaning lady thinks it's on to barge into our room while I was changing and doesn't even leave to close the door! Had to yell at her to close it. Very unprofessional.

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Poor 1.0
Mar 17 2014

The location was great

The room was dirty, the website states that swimming pool was heated for the kidos and it was not, No hot water for showers at all. we cancled the next night stay will never stay there again..

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Torch Lite Inn
$60+
| Good - 529 reviews
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A stay at Pacific Inn Santa Cruz places you in the heart of Santa Cruz, minutes from Pacific Garden Mall and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This motel is within close proximity of Main Beach and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Make yourself at home in one of the 36 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wi...
Overall Rating - Good - 529 reviews
Reception
85% said the reception staff was great.
Wellness
Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough.
Also good to know about the hotel:
Good management
Excellent 10.0
Mar 25 2014

The front desk lady was amazing! Helpful with finding late night eats, she let us check in early and check out late. Also she got us a sewing kit for a ripped dress. Lived how everything was walkable too

Everything was clean, but there were stains on the comforter and the rug. And it was a little loud

Nice time! Would highly recommend. ... more
Excellent 10.0
Mar 17 2014

I was checked in by jeff at the front counter, and after receiving my room keys I asked where we should head to dinner. He pulled out a map and spent 15 minutes outlining the entire downtown area for me. The morning staff were just as excellent.

The room was clean, and fairly large, it was 2 blocks from downtown and maybe a mile from the pier. Overall I think it was the best place I stayed over the week. ... more
Pacific Inn Santa Cruz
$167+
| Excellent - 16 reviews
0.7 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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Overall Rating - Excellent - 16 reviews
Service
100% found the staff to be very friendly.
Beds
100% said the beds were comfortable.
Okay 5.0
Dec 30 2013

Clean room. Prime location.

Expensive. Housekeeping doesn't want to clean your room. Continental breakfast is terrible. Room is small.

I think if you are going to pay this much for a hotel you might as well fork over a little more for the Dream hotel right across the street, on the beach. At least you might get service there. ... more
Edgewater Beach Motel
$56+
| Good - 112 reviews
0.8 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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Just a short walk to the beach, the capri motel of santa cruz, a magnuson hotels affiliate, is convenient to the santa cruz boardwalk, downtown santa cruz, natural bridges state park, monterey bay aquarium, shopping, golfing, and many restaurants to choose from. guests will enjoy free wireless internet, an outdoor seasonal pool, and complimentary coffee in t...
Overall Rating - Good - 112 reviews
Location
Very easy access to transportation, said 90%.
Beach
Wonderful beach.
Good 7.0
Mar 14 2014

Location! Can't beat the price either.

Parking is odd.

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Good 8.0
Dec 23 2013

The woman that checked me in was friendly. Got an upgraded room because no single beds were available - free of charge.

Blankets smelled old/stale.

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Capri Motel Santa Cruz
$87+
| Excellent - 187 reviews
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AAA approved/2 Diamonds. Newly renovated rooms. 100 percent smoke free hotel. Wireless High Speed Internet Access, complimentary SuperStart Breakfast, seasonal outdoor pool in-room coffee makers, plasma TVs with HBO, ESPN, hairdryers, micro/fridges, free parking, jacuzzi rooms available. Walking Distance To Beach and Boardwalk -2 blocks, surfing at the Light...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 187 reviews
Breakfast
78% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
Beds
95% said the beds were comfortable.
Also good to know about the hotel:
Great reception
Good 7.0
Mar 27 2014

Easy walk to boardwalk and beach

I paid xx for a hot tub room but did not use it bc the tub was dirty.

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Excellent 10.0
Aug 22 2013

Great staff, clean room, good location.

We'd definitely stay here again. Very friendly and helpful staff. Room was quiet, clean, and met our needs for a family with two small children. Easy walk to the boardwalk, beach, restaurants. We'd definitely stay there again. ... more
Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East
$61+
| Good - 436 reviews
0.8 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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With a stay at Aqua Breeze Inn in Santa Cruz, you'll be near the beach and minutes from Cocoanut Grove and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This motel is within close proximity of Pacific Garden Mall and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Make yourself at home in one of the 50 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless...
Overall Rating - Good - 436 reviews
Reception
77% said the reception staff was great.
Beach
Wonderful beach.
Good 8.0
Jul 8 2013

Location to the boardwalk

Parking spaces were very tight.

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Mediocre 4.0
Jun 9 2013

The location is very close to the boardwalk.

The room we were first put in smelled very strongly of cigarette smoke, and had several black stains on the bathroom ceiling. We were allowed to move to another room though.

The Aqua Breeze Inn had both pros and cons: Pros: close to the board walk, comfy bed. Cons: reeked of cigarette smoke, not the cleanest, could use some updating, and doesn't have a ton of parking. It's also not in the safest area, but they do have cameras in the parking lots. If you're looking to stay here, just know that it is a motel and go into it with open eyes. ... more
Aqua Breeze Inn
$250+
| Excellent - 255 reviews
0.8 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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Perched atop one of the most spectacularly scenic vantage points on the entire Santa Cruz coastline, Beach Street Inn and Suites offers guests breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay and the main beach directly below Just steps to the sand, and adjacent to the storied Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the historic Santa Cruz Wharf, Beach Street Inn and Sui...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 255 reviews
Beach
Wonderful beach.
Service
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
Also good to know about the hotel:
Good kitchenette
Good furniture
Excellent 10.0
Dec 10 2013

Location location location!

We loved the Beach Street Inn! The location is right next to the Boardwalk, shops, and restaurants. We got a first level room, which is one story above the sidewalk. It was perfect for relaxing, people watching, and enjoying the beach that is just across the street. We took a walk down the pier in front of the hotel and had a great time seeing hundreds of sea lions swimming back and forth at the end of the pier. It was fun seeing the train that runs from the Boardwalk to Felton pass by our room every so often, as it was all lit up in holiday lights! We hope to be back soon for another stay at this hotel! ... more
Good 8.0
Nov 20 2013

directly across from the beach.

on-site construction.

excellent property. ... more
Beach Street Inn and Suites
$61+
| Good - 527 reviews
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AAA Approved, 2 Diamonds, Complimentary SuperStart Breakfast, Wireless High Speed Internet, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Cable TV w/HBO, CNN, ESPN. Micro/Fridges Available, Jacuzzi Suites Available. Walking distance to Beach and Boardwalk 2 blocks, Fishermans Pier, Surfing, Whale Watching. UC-Santa Cruz, Roaring Camp, Big Tree Railroads and Wineries nearby. No Pe...
Overall Rating - Good - 527 reviews
Management
Management was excellent, said 100%.
Hotel Cleanliness
87% thought it was clean.
Also good to know about the hotel:
Nice tv
Great pool
Good 8.0
Mar 28 2014

The color and the location

Price is about $20 too high

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Okay 6.0
Feb 20 2014

Very, very close to Wharf, Boardwalk and 'downtown' of this beach area, nice and friendly staff.

Pillows were as flat as wafers; even when folded in half they were not sufficient. In addition, there were only two pillows per room.

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Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach/Boardwalk West
$67+
| Good - 92 reviews
0.9 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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With a stay at National 9 Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, you'll be convenient to Town Clock and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This motel is within close proximity of Pasatiempo Golf Course and DeLaveaga Golf Course. Free parking is available onsite
Overall Rating - Good - 92 reviews
Service
88% found the staff to be very friendly.
Room
Rooms are not good.
Poor 1.0
Mar 27 2014

nothing

the motel and staff were terrible

I had to find a nother motel ... more
Good 8.0
Aug 8 2013

The location was excellent -- convenient access to the highway and to town.

The television sets are very old. We were not able to connect our computer to watch programs that we had recorded. We had a second floor room, which required climbing stairs (no elevator). Not all rooms are air conditioned.

This hotel is an excellent value for money. What makes it special is the helpfulness of the staff. Its location is ideal for people wanting to use it as a base for day trips to Carmel or San Francisco. The rooms, though not as large as some, are well laid out. ... more
National 9 Santa Cruz
$101+
| Good - 46 reviews
1.0 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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Overall Rating - Good - 46 reviews
Service
80% found the staff to be very friendly.
Beach
Wonderful beach.
Good 7.0
Oct 25 2013

The location was the best part of the hotel.

The room was very small, and there were some plumbing issues where stinky water came up from our drain.

The location is great, right across from the boardwalk, but the hotel itselft is pretty old, the room was small, and I just wasn't too impressed. It wasn't awful, just not impressive. Breakfast was really just rolls, fruit, juice and coffee. ... more
Excellent 9.0
Jun 24 2013

The staff was very kind, and listened to anything. Loved the location, it was excellent. The continental breakfast was good. I would stay here again, and I would also recommend my friends here.

The pillows were dirty, almost black, under the cases. I found a spider, but I killed it, so yeah. other than that, it was very nice, nothing else was wrong.

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