Hotels near Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

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$101+
| Excellent - 74 reviews
0.4 mi from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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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
$59+
| Okay - 242 reviews
0.5 mi from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
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With a stay at Ocean Gate Inn in Santa Cruz, you'll be minutes from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park and close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This hotel is within close proximity of Cocoanut Grove and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Stay in one of 25 guestrooms featuring LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Int...
Overall Rating - Okay - 242 reviews
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Poor 2.0
Sep 10 2013 Posted by Arthur

only the view

had no smoking room but still smelld of smoke bad room was dirty trash jnder bed half eating burrito left on balcony when we arrived

would not stay again dirty smelld of smoke no vending machine or breakfast in am street very loud all night and in am do not stay here!
Okay 5.0
May 21 2013 Posted by David

te location and the cost was good

it was old and out dated

Ocean Gate Inn
$55+
| no reviews
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The Budget Inn Santa Cruz is located near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Lighthouse Field State Beach, University of California Santa Cruz, Roaring Camp Railroads, Cabrillo College, Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park . The Budget Inn Santa Cruz offers guests free high-speed wireless Internet access, and free parking . Small pets ar...
Overall Rating - Poor - 0 reviews
Budget Inn Santa Cruz
$75+
| Good - 341 reviews
0.5 mi from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
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100% non smoking hotel. Famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk and beaches 1 block. Restaurants and shopping nearby. FREE high speed Internet in all rooms. Guest must be 21 years and older to book room
Overall Rating - Good - 341 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
Jul 9 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Distance from the beach/boardwalk. Very clean and breakfast was a plus.

This hotel deserves more than two stars. We will be staying here again!
Excellent 9.0
Jul 1 2014 Posted by John

Staff was very helpful and friendly, rooms were as advertised and clean.

It WAS NOT a boardwalk hotel! Instead it was 3 or more blocks from the boardwalk. Parking was terrible and the pool tiny.

Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area
$61+
| Good - 652 reviews
0.5 mi from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
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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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Excellent 10.0
Jul 12 2014 Posted by Laurence

The owner was alert & made the stay more comfortable & safe. Very friendly & extremely clean.

It doesn't look like a typical Super 8, that was easily overlooked with wonderful employees.

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.

Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach/Boardwalk West
$54+
| Okay - 242 reviews
0.5 mi from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
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When you stay at Big Six Motel in Santa Cruz, you'll be in the entertainment district and minutes from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Cocoanut Grove. This hotel is within close proximity of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park and Main Beach. Make yourself at home in one of the 21 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps...
Overall Rating - Okay - 242 reviews
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Poor 1.0
May 9 2014 Posted by Alexandra

The only thing about the hotel that was good was it's location everything else was bad dirty rooms rube staff

The room was dirty and dusty, our bed had bed bugs! they never brought us new towels or toilet paper they never cleand our rooms.

The hotel was not up to date the doors on the hotel had big gaps you could prob put your hand thro they had broken plugs broken smoke detectors they had a big piece of the bed frame sticking out that we kept hitting our feet on , there toilet where super dirty .
Poor 1.0
Mar 18 2014 Posted by Jeremy

The only great thing about the hotel was the location. If your planning to be at the beach 80% of the day, it's prefect. Other then that, nothing else.

The staff is horrible. She follows you and watches you get in and out your car. My daughter calls her a stalker. She's rude. She told me and my husband that she doesn't trust no one as soon as booked the room.

Big Six Motel
$87+
| Excellent - 199 reviews
0.5 mi from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
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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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Okay 6.0
Jun 27 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

clean, new carpet, nice toiletries

very poor parking as i came in after 1am, a car window was smashed outside hotel at 5am, alarms went off, police, etc.

I called to verify late check in, was not very cooperative. As I had all ready paid in full was not happy with that attitude. When i checked in however, she was very nice.
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.

Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East
$56+
| Good - 165 reviews
0.5 mi from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
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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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Capri Motel Santa Cruz
$61+
| Good - 467 reviews
0.4 mi from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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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
$54+
| Good - 593 reviews
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Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/Boardwalk is set in the ideal location for the vacationing family. We are within walking distance of the beach and Boardwalk amusement park and within a 1.5 mile radius of the Historical Business and Downtown area. We are just 10 minutes from UC Santa Cruz. Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/Boardwalk has all non smoking rooms. Each r...
Overall Rating - Good - 593 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
Jun 20 2014 Posted by Austin

The hotel was great, 3 blocks from the beach, 3 blocks from downtown. The room i had, had a great shower and a balcony where we could see the board walk.

My room had an odd layout but not really a minus.

For the price i was very pleased with my room, as stated before the location was ideal and it made my vacation much better by being able to walk to all of the locations i wanted to go to.
Poor 1.0
Feb 22 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

It was close to the beach

their policies

I was turned away because I didn't have a ---. space on my credit card It doesn't stipulate that the card would be run, never had a problem at any other motel. I could have brought cash if I had known this. it said I needed a card but none of the sites spelled this out. I will be calling for a refund. the charge for the room was taken out of my account. please refund my money. thank you. Cheryl davis
Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk
$49+
| Good - 1471 reviews
0.7 mi from Santa Cruz (city center)
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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
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Built in 1890, Rio Vista Suites Santa Cruz has been restored to offer luxurious suites. Relax on the outdoor terrace complete with a fireplace and views of the San Lorenzo River. Free WiFi is included. Offering a city or ocean view, each suite at Santa Cruz Rio Vista Suites features a flat-screen TV. A microwave and refrigerator are provided. Guests are pam...
Overall Rating - Poor - 0 reviews
Rio Vista Suites Santa Cruz
$67+
| Good - 199 reviews
0.6 mi from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
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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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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

Excellent 10.0
Jul 11 2014 Posted by Zahira

location location it was 3 blocks away from the boardwalk the staff was nice the bathroom was gorgeous and very clean also the bed was supper comfy much nicer than the hotels next to the boardwalk and ALOT cheaper

not enough parking room I kept thinking someone was going to hit my car and the Wi-Fi was veeerrryyyy sloowww

we truly enjoyed our stay even if it was for a day or two I would definitely come again
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk
$75+
| Good - 805 reviews
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With a stay at Coastview Inn Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, you'll be by the ocean and minutes from Cocoanut Grove and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Pacific Garden Mall and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Make yourself at home in one of the 32 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimen...
Overall Rating - Good - 805 reviews
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Poor 1.0
Jul 3 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The location

The room was filthy and the floor was black with dirt.

Excellent 9.0
Jun 6 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Just cross the street and your at the beach.

Parking was a little cramped. But we could walk everywhere so it wasn't a problem.

Staff was friendly.
Coastview Inn Santa Cruz
$182+
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Located just a minutes’ walk to the beach, this Santa Cruz inn features a fireplace and free Wi-Fi in each room. A free breakfast and a beach facing café are offered. Select rooms feature an ocean view. Hardwood floors, fresh linens and towels are provided in all rooms at Boca Del Cielo Inn. Coffee, espresso beverages, soft drinks and sandwiches are just s...
Overall Rating - Poor - 0 reviews
Boca Del Cielo Inn
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