Hotels near Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

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$101+
| Excellent - 81 reviews
0.4 mi from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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Overall Rating - Excellent - 81 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 - 264 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. Make yourself at home in one of the 25 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Rooms have private balco...
Overall Rating - Okay - 264 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
$75+
| Good - 362 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 - 362 reviews
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Good 7.0
Aug 15 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The staff was great and the free breakfast was wonderful! A few blocks fr the boardwalk, but would have paid more for better room...

the pictures online did not show how truly small the rooms are, beds were great but no spaces around them. Tub drain very badly, after few mins of showering ankle deep water in tub!

The location was great as well as the staff, but we will not stay at this specific Comfort Inn again.we have stayed in other CI in other cities and this one was the worst when it came to room size and parking.
Good 7.0
Aug 15 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Very friendly management.

Lack of parking.

Management was very friendly and helpful. Room and hotel surroundings were kept up. Parking was not good. Not enough spaces.
Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area
$61+
| Good - 680 reviews
0.2 mi from Coconut Grove
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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 - 680 reviews
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Excellent 9.0
Aug 16 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Great location, room clean. It's an old hotel, but clean and the bed was firm. Arrived on Sunday night, hotel parking lot was almost empty, so no problem parking. couple blocks from The Boardwalk, left car at hotel for the two days stay. S

There are two Super Eights across street from each other. Tried to check into wrong one first.

Okay 5.0
Aug 12 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

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lights by bed not working, not enough washcloths,no dirty laundry bag available, pillows were uncomfortable

Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach/Boardwalk West
$54+
| Okay - 301 reviews
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This central Santa Cruz motel is just a 6-minute walk from the Beach and Boardwalk. It features an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Every guest room offers cable TV. A microwave and fridge are furnished in all spacious rooms at Big Six Motel. A clock radio and a work desk are included for guest convenience, and in-room coffee is available. The Universit...
Overall Rating - Okay - 301 reviews
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Poor 1.0
Aug 11 2014 Posted by Danny

Only location is good, other than that, everything else in the hotel (should called motel ) is terrible.

The room smells really bad, carpet is soiled, bathroom, closet are all terrible, the shower handle almost falling down, the toilet running water all night.

Front desk clerk doesn't speak English well and very rude, bad customer service
Poor 2.0
Aug 11 2014 Posted by Donald

Located near the Boardwalk and pier.

Room had no closet or place to hand clothes. TV was barely in old closet could not be seen from bed . No bathtub. Tiny shower. No screen on window. Staff was totally uncooperative. Made excuses. Picture on website was not accurate. Pool was closed.

owners were told about room problems. Very aware but had done nothing to fix problems. World's tiniest coffee maker. No ice. Manager said I could get ice at the Super 8 motel next door or use their pool. Manager cheated previous customer to me on checkout. Made him pay for Big 6 price but put him in Super 8. Customer said he would never be back. Other customer found cockroaches in his room.
Big Six Motel
$87+
| Excellent - 203 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 - 203 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 - 190 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 - 190 reviews
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Okay 6.0
Jul 26 2014 Posted by Linda

Very clean and within walking distance to beach.

Room was tiny and bed was poor

Excellent 10.0
Jul 24 2014 Posted by Mark

Less than a 5 minute walk from our hotel to the Boardwalk. We could stand on the street in front hotel and look straight at the entrance to the boardwalk.

My only real complaints are one the parking lot area in front is horrendously difficult to get into with all the traffic that's coming especially since all streets near by are one way. And second is difficult residents in near by hotels banging on doors.

The location for where we were trying to go (Santa Cruz Boardwalk) was perfect. There was a little conveinence store a throw away from the where we stayed. Down the road was a Walgreens, Taco Bell Subway, a theater that put on shows both nights, bars and a couple cafes. All of this was within walking distance from our hotel. The staff was Ok, small structure less than 20 rooms, but the cleaning service took over 2 hours to get us a few extra towels. All in all, we will definitely be staying there again for the price and where it's located, you ju...
Capri Motel Santa Cruz
$55+
| Mediocre - 14 reviews
0.5 mi from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
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Overall Rating - Mediocre - 14 reviews
Okay 5.0
Jul 28 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The room was clean. The linens were washed in bleach, which in turns tells me that they are sanitized! :) Large refrigerator!

The shower can use some updating. No ice machine. Parking spaces are for compact cars... No continental breakfast and area where they had the coffee, had not been cleaned in a couple of days.

For the---- (after tax) paid, I would have expected a little more.
Budget Inn Santa Cruz
$61+
| Good - 485 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 Main Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park. Make yourself at home in one of the 50 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Int...
Overall Rating - Good - 485 reviews
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Okay 5.0
Aug 8 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The location is great. Right across from the boardwalk.

It is way overpriced! The towels were disgusting. Thread bare and did not seem clean. The bedding needed some updating as well. Charging almost--- a night for this place is a joke! Definitely not worth the price I paid. I would not go back.

Good 8.0
Jul 8 2013 Posted by Mark

Location to the boardwalk

Parking spaces were very tight.

Aqua Breeze Inn
$54+
| Good - 576 reviews
0.6 mi from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
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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 - 576 reviews
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Good 7.0
Aug 9 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Very close to the boardwalk and the room came with a pretty nice balcony.

Could be better maintained and cleaner. Also the parking lot is small and sort of funky.

Mediocre 2.6
Aug 3 2014 Posted by george

the only thing good about this place was the short walk to the boardwalk.

the bed was falling apart , the toilet seat was falling off , no shampoo or conditioner for my wife , one tiny bar of soap and no coffee maker in the room. the furniture in the room was all mismatched , old and worn out , the knobs on the dresser fell off when we closed the room door . this place is a dump. when you book your room with kayak you expect that you would get some value for your money . i paid a little under 200.00 dollars for this room witch was not even worth 29.00 dollars. woke up at 7 am to the sound of construction work outside the window , tiny parking lot or park on the street , me and my wife left as soon as we got up.

Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk
$49+
| Good - 1511 reviews
0.6 mi from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
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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 Cocoanut Grove and Pacific Garden Mall. Make yourself at home in one of the 38 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps y...
Overall Rating - Good - 1511 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 - 238 reviews
0.6 mi from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
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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 - Good - 238 reviews
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Mediocre 3.0
Aug 2 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The location was amazing quick access to the boardwalk a lot of things with in walking distance.

It had advertised mini fridge and microwave and there was none. The staff was rude.

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

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk
$75+
| Good - 844 reviews
0.3 mi from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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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 Main Beach and Santa Cruz Wharf. Make yourself at home in one of the 32 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access...
Overall Rating - Good - 844 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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