Santa Cruz Motels

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$55+
| Good - 293 reviews
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Overall Rating - Good - 293 reviews
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Excellent 9.0
Aug 3 2013 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

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!
Mediocre 4.0
Jul 21 2013 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

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.
The Islander Motel
$79+
| Good - 905 reviews
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The pet-friendly and comfortable Bay Front Inn is close to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the shopping and night life of Downtown Santa Cruz, while offering affordable accommodations and featuring Suites with full-kitchen and private-balconies. ...Being away from home doesn't have to mean leaving the comforts behind. We're a short drive from beautiful redw...
Overall Rating - Good - 905 reviews
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Okay 5.0
Mar 25 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

This hotel is at a great proximity to the boardwalk and to downtown.

It could be cleaned better.

The place is a bit run down and dirty but it's decent enough. The free breakfast is nothing special and very little room to get what you want if people are already there. They are pet friendly which is cool. The staff is friendly and cool. Poor water pressure. You have to pay for parking if you book through third party. Overall, I knew this was no ritz Carlton before I booked so I knew not to expect much. One night was fine but any more than that would be too much for me. I chose this place for location and it was good for that reason, and that's why I figure they are expensive.
Okay 6.0
Mar 20 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

location

Room was a little disappointing. They had about 10 paint swatches painted on different parts of the walls.

I did like the make-yourself waffle station for breakfast. The pool was small but nice.
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
$59+
| Mediocre - 303 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 - 303 reviews
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Mediocre 4.0
May 26 2014 Posted by Nicole

location

the price was too high for low service and poor room

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.
Motel Santa Cruz
$347+
| Good - 122 reviews
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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 - Good - 122 reviews
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Mediocre 4.0
May 21 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Considering the overall quality of the hotel, the room could have been worse. Didn't see any bed bugs. Cheapest rate in Santa Cruz. Counter woman liked my dog and only charged my one night pet fee (although the pet fee is laughable considering quality.

Possibly the biggest dive in Santa Cruz. Dour owner not into customer service, young woman at counter faired better. 2 ancient soda machines, both out of service. Sketchy people hanging out in parking lot. Carpet damp near bathroom. Room not cleaned.

Desperation booking when you need a cheap hotel and everything else is booked.
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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Ocean Lodge
$67+
| Good - 199 reviews
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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 - 199 reviews
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Okay 6.0
Jun 13 2014 Posted by Kathryn

The low price and the location

It was a bit noisy, but not too bad

It was adequate for what I required: clean room at a low price with a comfortable bed, and a properly-working bathroom
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.

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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk
$49+
| Good - 1471 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 - 1471 reviews
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Okay 5.0
May 15 2014 Posted by Jenniffer

quiet, clean

Location hard to get to, parking was limited

Good 8.0
Mar 25 2014 Posted by Irvin

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.

Torch Lite Inn
$60+
| Good - 580 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 - 580 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
May 25 2014 Posted by John

The room is clean and e everything works well. Great hot tub in pool are. Nice continental breakfast. Close to beach.

The hot tub could be hotter. Staff did not know how to adjust the temperature.

We have stayed here twice and plan to stay again next time we are in Santa Cruz
Mediocre 4.0
May 20 2014 Posted by Richard

Staff was friendly upon arrival

Staff wasnt very friendly when a complaint about room was made...Refrigerator didn't work, sink leaking and odor in room like mildew. upon arrival staff state rooms were adjoining but there was no door except entrance to room.

Very run down. Bedspreads had stains on them and there was a letter on the desk that stated they were charging $10 for stained towels etc.? The neighbors in cottages across from parking lot were a little intimidating. The coffee machine didn't work in room and they ran out of water for coffee in office. The breakfast wasn't good either. The juice machine wasn't working. They only had bagels and cereal..no milk? I wouldn't stay here again and it definitely was not worth--- +taxes that I paid for each room.
Pacific Inn Santa Cruz
$167+
| Excellent - 36 reviews
0.7 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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Overall Rating - Excellent - 36 reviews
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Okay 5.0
Dec 30 2013 Posted by Jennifer

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.
Edgewater Beach Inn & Suites
$56+
| Good - 165 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 coff...
Overall Rating - Good - 165 reviews
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Okay 4.3
Jun 16 2014 Posted by David

The guy behind the counter was polite and helpful.

Everything else. The rooms were old, smelly, and most of the stuff in the room was threadbare or broken (e.g., the bathroom light). The soap and shampoo were the lowest quality. The towels were rough, small, and old. The pillows were hard as rocks. The TV was a 15 year old tube model. All of this for $300/night. Don't stay here.

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Mediocre 3.0
May 20 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

It was maybe two blocks from the Boardwalk.

Mold growing in the corners of the floor and carpet by bathroom. My son and I Came home with respiratory issues and went to ER with bronchial asthma. Flat sheet laid over mattress, no fitted. Room smelled very bad. Cracks in shower walls at base by tub.

Over all, this motel is horribly maintained and extremely run down. I paid--- for one night plus an extra $15 (Over---) for a child who was sleeping in my existing bed anyway. The room smelled strongly of mold and we had to leave the door and window open majority of the time we were in there. My son and I got sick. The beds looked very suspicious as if there would almost definitely be bed bugs but we checked and there were not. The mattresses were bare and only draped with a flat sheet which moved as we tossed in our sleep so we ended up lying directly on the mattress by morning. GROSS! The toilet seat was broken off and just resting on the toilet. The wal...
Capri Motel Santa Cruz
$87+
| Excellent - 199 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 - 199 reviews
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Good 7.0
Mar 27 2014 Posted by Elizabeth

Easy walk to boardwalk and beach

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

Excellent 10.0
Aug 22 2013 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

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.
Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East
$61+
| Good - 467 reviews
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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 - 467 reviews
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Good 8.0
Jul 8 2013 Posted by Mark

Location to the boardwalk

Parking spaces were very tight.

Mediocre 4.0
Jun 9 2013 Posted by Kelsey

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.
Aqua Breeze Inn
$250+
| Excellent - 327 reviews
0.8 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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Overall Rating - Excellent - 327 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
Dec 10 2013 Posted by Julie

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!
Good 8.0
Nov 20 2013 Posted by Neil

directly across from the beach.

on-site construction.

excellent property.
Beach Street Inn and Suites
$61+
| Good - 652 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 - 652 reviews
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Poor 1.0
Jun 10 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

It was close to the wedding we were attending.

I left a pair of designer pants and top in the hotel room and called a couple of hours after I checked out all to be told it wasn't in the room and the house cleaner denied seeing it there.

Okay 5.0
Jun 10 2014 Posted by Thomas

great location

tight parking & a broken clock in the room

good for the price
Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach/Boardwalk West
$67+
| Good - 137 reviews
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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 - 137 reviews
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Poor 1.0
Mar 27 2014 Posted by Aaron

nothing

the motel and staff were terrible

I had to find a nother motel
Good 8.0
Aug 8 2013 Posted by Sally

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.
National 9 Santa Cruz
$101+
| Excellent - 74 reviews
0.9 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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Overall Rating - Excellent - 74 reviews
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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.
Excellent 9.0
May 21 2014 Posted by Sarah

The staff made the experience. The rooms were bright, clean, and actually looked exactly like the pictures online. The hotel was a half block from the boardwalk and beach.

A few minor updates are still needed in the rooms - protection on walls from door handles, missing outlet covers, etc. (other than those, the rooms were great).

All the staff were so friendly and helpful. The checkout/in was seamless and fast. Thank you Ben for all your local recommendations too!
Carousel Beach Inn
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