Cons: View was a little less than expected from our room
West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Main Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and buffet breakfast daily between 8:30 AM and 10 AM. Rooms at this romantic bed & breakfast get the details right with MP3 docks, bathrobes, and designer toiletries.
Pros: After spending a few days in a tradional style hotel, it was so nice to stay at a B&B. The boutique atmosphere makes you feel right at home. As soon as we arrived there was a social hour where couples were enjoying wine and cheese and a glass of wine on one of the shaded decks. We checked in and were immediately offered homemade cookies. The staff was very friendly, the room we stayed in had character and was exceptionally clean. My daughter was exhausted from all the traveling and whenever she walked into the bathroom and saw a rubber duck on the edge of the tub, she seemed at peace. I ran her a bath and she played with the duck and went to bed. Our only regret was that we only stayed one night.
Cons: The skylight over the bed lit up the room too early in the morning. They really need to find a way to block out the light. Also, we needed to use the pullout couch, and it was very uncomfortable. Saying that, we would most likely find a different room within the B&B, as we really enjoyed or stay. They did an exceptional job creating a cozy ambiance. It reinforced that we should always book B&B's when traveling.
Pros: Great stay! Very quaint and relaxing. Breakfast was wonderful and cookies were awesome. Staff was helpful and accomodating. Would stay again.
When you stay at Babbling Brook Inn, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and buffet breakfast available daily. Rooms offer up nice touches like comfy beds and bathrobes.
Pros: Friendly staff, home baked cookies, clean room with fireplace, DVD player, Eco-green, close to downtown and beach. They called ahead with instructions in case of late check-in after 8pm. Attendant picked up call after hours and offered assistance, overall great service. "Patio", which is a little table and chairs in the walkway in front of each room, and a bigger lounge area in the courtyard with fire pit was nice.
Cons: Windows didn't lock. That was uncomfortable given proximity to downtown and SCs many shady characters roaming it, but the building itself is locked with keyed entry. Some wear and tear to the room, like a few large scuffs on the walls and cleaning wear marks on bath furnishings.. Cute and clean place but inside room and outside building just wasn't as polished as it appears in booking pictures. Easy fixes the hotel should invest in to polish it up for their price range. Limited parking, but parking spots become available at dinner time.
Pros: Very pleasant, privacy, quite, nice staff
When you stay at Pacific Blue Inn, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. A terrace and a garden are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like fireplaces and pillowtop beds with premium linens.
Pros: Upscale hotel very close to the beach. The interiors are very well appointed and well thought off. The heated pool and hot tub are quite awesome and the pool side bar is a blessing. They have got cabanas on pool side, which can either be reserved or on first come first serve basis (did not use, so not so sure). The Solaire in house restaurant is quite upscale and offers quite a variety of sumptuous eating options. Overall an excellent hotel with courteous staff.
Cons: The rooms are a bit small, which probably is due to the expensive real estate and demand for rooms in the area. The room service is quite slow, if at all they turn up to service you, which was slightly disappointing. Parking could be a problem if you get in late in night, and the parking spots are quite close together. I was quite worried That someone is going to bang into my car while opening the door.
Pros: The hotel staff gave our party of 150 people 5 star service, the food created for the buffet was excellent, valet service for our guests was a wonderful touch, the ballroom was spacious with tasteful decor, and our private room was clean and well designed. Above all our event planner was knowledgeable and accommodating!
Cons: I can't come up with a negative comment.
Pros: the shower,
Cons: the rooms were small
Pros: No complaints. Accommodated all of our requests. Would stay here again.
Cons: Restaurant service was terrible!!
Pros: Overall this is a good hotel with very nice staff. What I expect from a Marriott. Everything was clean and there was tons of parking for self park. Our room was spacious and the hotel was quite. The pool looked very popular for families and the restaurant always had people in it- but we didn't visit either.
Cons: Not sure why they charge you to self park @ $10 a night.
Pros: The staff is actually warm and welcoming, not just cold or professional. The rooms are smart and clean and the beds are unusually comfortable. The decor and cleanliness of the pool area is refreshing; the bar attached to the pool deck is a very nice touch.
Cons: The jets in the spa were weak to non-existent. I am a "spa snob" though, so my judgment may be overstated. I have a bad back, so I always look for places with a spa. I am, nevertheless, glad that the Paradox had a spa: the water was hot and the water was clean. For that, I am grateful. However, without working jets, I have to give the Paradox less than a perfect rating. Please excuse my snobbery.
Pros: Overall I really liked the concept of the hotel. My room was comfortable and well designed. The lobby, pool area, and touches like the mats by the elevator were nice. Staff was very helpful and kind when I complained about the pool issues, the manager of the restaurant let me know that they're going to hire a pool attendant.
Cons: This hotel is a distance from the beach and on a very busy road so I feel like the people including myself book it because of the pool area which has a great design and an area to eat outside and enjoy the sun. There were clear rules around the pool, no kids under 14 in the hot tub, no children not potty trained in the pool, no jumping or diving from the sides of the pool. No employee of the hotel or restaurant was enforcing these rules when I was there for a 2 day getaway from my home in San Francisco. I witnessed a baby in a diaper in the heated pool, there were children under 14, under 5 years old and babies, with their parents in the hot tub, and adults and children dive bombing the pool so I was getting splashed with water when I was trying to relax. This hotel is in the Marriott chain, Marriott knows what's safe and posted all of the rules, the hotel needs to enforce them so everyone, people with kids and without, can enjoy their stay.
Cons: Parking situation was odd. Lot was under construction and hard to understand how to enter the hotel. Don't think that there should have been a charge for self parking.
Pros: Great facility, good location. Sweet shower! Nice towels. Coffee maker and fridge in room. Comfortable beds.
Cons: nothing off hand
Pros: Great location, convenient to downtown, it's been relatively recently refurbished and is easy on the eye.
Cons: Little noisy, could clearly hear the people in adjacent rooms. They weren't noisy people, weren't partying or a nuisance, but you could clearly hear them talk, cough.
Pros: Friendly staff, clean, nice pool , big shower
Cons: Eco designer's bad dream. Tree stump coffee table in room to match wood grain tile, cast iron squiireels hanging from dining room hall. Besides having a radio tower directly opposite the rear rooms of the hotel, the bathroom noise was incredible. Jet flush toilet, bathroom fan to wake the dead and bathroom barn door on metal track . What were they thinking? Fire alarm at 4:12 am, no robes in room, chipped water glass, clock radio alarm went off at 5:30 we did not set. Waited for 20 minutes at breakfast to be told that they could not soft boil an egg, so we cancelled breakfast and left.
If you look beyond the surfer image of Santa Cruz, you’ll find things hidden in plain sight: Rugged mountains, majestic redwoods and a vibrant community. From the architectural gridded façade, to the sleek design and urban forest aesthetic, we challenge you with bold contradiction. The element of surprise begins in the lobby with an enormous eucalyptus tree posing as the front desk. Whatever brings you to the original “Surf City”, you will enjoy a curated experience where the ambiance is contemporary, inviting and a little bit mysterious. Around every corner, we will stir your sense of adventure and make you question what is obvious. Whether you decide to relax by our outdoor pool, explore the iconic Santa Cruz boardwalk on one of our cruisers or take a short drive to the majestic redwoods; we are here to point you in whichever direction you choose and will offer you an experience exactly like nothing else. Hotel Paradox…Expect the Unexpected
Pros: The customer service is superior, the location is ideal. The room looked nice just a couple minor areas things needed to be addressed. TV did not work and the cleaning crew needed to revisit our room. They addressed my concerns immediately!!
Pros: The staff was really helpful and kind. The view is gorgeous and it's close to everything. The room was clean and upgraded.
Cons: There was still some renovations going on an it was very confusing when trying to find our way around the facility.
Pros: I like the location and the service.
Cons: This hotel at $600/night is wildly overpriced. It should be $250-300 at most. I didn't even get free parking (had to pay $25/day) even though I was completely ripped off. Unfortunately I had no other viable options.
Pros: great view, awesome pool and restaurant, perfect location
Pros: Great hotel for the entire family! Walking distance to the wharf and boardwalk. The views of the ocean from each hotel room are fantastic. We will do it again!
Pros: Loved the location. The rooms were small but nice and clean. The restaurant is really nice with great views.
Cons: The pools and hot-tub are filthy and 90% kids under 5. The hotel carpets common bathrooms and stuff are just Dirty.
Staff RARELY pick up the phone when you need something.
They automatically charge you a $25/night Parking fee whether you park there or not.
Pros: Over looked the beach and ocean.
Cons: On our Room Service to the pool. The food was cold. That's the only thing I didn't like.
Pros: All rooms oceanfront with balconies.
Clean, vibrant and great location.
Nice restaurant on property, Aquarius.
Fire pits, pool, spa.
Cons: Rooms do not black out
No bell hop
Pros: beachfront room. that's it.
Cons: $300 and didn't even get a bottle of water in the room. they told me they "don't do that anymore"
poor condition of bathroom
overall run down feeling
Pros: You can't beat the location, but the price is steep.
Cons: Lots of families and kids around the pool. I was staying with a friend and we could hear a lot of noise from the rooms on either side of us, which was difficult to sleep through. It wasn't late night noise. It was early morning families rising before 6am on Sunday morning.
Pros: We have not been to Santa Cruz in years, and have never stayed at The Dream Inn. We will definitely be back. What a beautiful venue and location. Our room was lovely, and the front desk service polite, service oriented and professional.
A Santa Cruz, CA favorite for surfing, sunsets and the freshest seafood, the Dream Inn is a beloved local landmark on the historic Beach Boardwalk. Effortlessly captivating longtime guests with its colorful retro-chic style while delighting newcomers who appreciate modern services and amenities, this full-service beachfront hotel features 165 guest rooms (all with ocean views), an outdoor pool steps from the sand, exceptional seasonal cuisine at Aquarius, drinks at Jack O’Neill Lounge and state-of-the-art meeting and event space for up to 250 guests.
Pros: Staff was friendly and the room was great. I will stay there again when I go to Santa Cruz
Cons: I had trouble connecting to the internet.
Pros: The location and friendly service. Great experience. Will return in the future.
Pros: Free Parking in secure lot
Cons: Room was too small for two people, no closet, no wifi when I checked in, no phone to call desk clerk (who wasn't on site) about issues.
No elevator ( I have a mobility problem). Clerk answered my complaints with an attitude. I would not stay here again.
Rio Vista Suites offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast available daily. Rooms at this Victorian hotel get the details right with fireplaces, iPod docks, and bathrobes.
Pros: Perfect location. Only 2 miles away from downtown/ The Boardwalk and a few minute walk to Harbor Cafe (Great Brunch). Woman at the front desk was really nice when we got there. Fridge, cable, nice bathrooms, VERY CLEAN. The bed was comfortable and there are several different wifi networks to connect to provided by the hotel. Ample parking provided for guests.
Cons: The hotel is sitting right along a road that sees a fair amount of traffic. Didn't really bother me since I was mostly out and about, but if you have trouble sleeping with traffic noise maybe this place isn't for you. Also, they do not serve breakfast, but provide you with a map and a list of places to eat in the area. There's no shortage of good places to eat very close by.
At Harbor Inn, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Bonuses like refrigerators and microwaves are offered in all rooms, along with living rooms and flat-screen TVs.
Pros: I arrived for a 3 night 4 day stay over 4th of July
The front desk was friendly however, not overly informative as I had heard them be to one of their preferred Hilton points member which was awkward. The layout of the hotel is clearly inconvenient. To get to my room on the 6th floor it required me to take an elevator to the 4th floor walk across to the other side of the building and take the 2nd elevator to the 6th walk across to the other end to reach my room.
The room was clean and nice just like the pictures. The view after you got over the parking lot was beautiful of the mountains.
For those who need it this hotel is "super dog friendly" and "family / little children" friendly as well.
As a single older adult I did not appreciate that the pool and hot tub was filled with kids no matter what time of the day you went. Two pools on the property would have been great.
Room service was exceptional, prompt reasonable and delicious I ordered a BLTA and it was well prepared they even added a fruit cup you could tell a chef prepared my meal. However, on my last morning I again ordered from room service. Same order but this time someone slapped a sandwich together used shredded lettuce on a BLTA ?? Who does that?
I did also go to the cafe for morning breakfast $15 buffet it had a pretty good selection. The welcoming staff lacked enthusiasm to welcoming you in.
The bar area was great and Christy, Kim and Alex were attentive and personable.
I did manage to lock myself out of my room as I put the room service tray out into the hall. I approached the hotel maid who was cleaning the room next door. She was a petrified deer in the head lights gal as I explained my situation. She proceeded to tell me:
1) she didn't have a phone to call the front desk for me
2) she wouldn't use the room phone to call the front desk nor would lil suzanna allow me to use that phone.
3) sorry no can help was her response
4) I found the house phone at the other end of the floor and called the front desk they stated tell the maid that so n so said it was ok to open the door I returned to the maid she replied ok and kept vacuuming clueless to our conversation I had with her
5) I gave her a few minutes to finish the task at hand & walked back to the maid to say helllooo can you open the door? She then LIED that her key doesn't open any of the rooms. REALLY? Then how did you open every room on the floor?
6) I walked back to the house phone reexplained my situation they said they would send someone with a master key.
7) 25 min later still no one so I took the long walk and 2 elevators later to the front desk barefoot to top it off the hallway connecting the elevators had just been shampoo'd so now my feet are wet yuck!!! So I got two new keys and got back in my room lesson learned!!!
15 min later an additional room key was shoved under my door purpose????
For the price this place isn't as luxurious as the pics suggests
Needless to say, I won't be back!
Cons: Didn't clean our room. Downgraded us from a king to two queens.
Pros: Conveniently located to the highway. Friendly front desk staff. Parking was convenient with multiple options in front and back of hotel. Ease of use with the restaurant/lounge in the lobby.
Cons: Housekeeping staff was noisy in the hallway speaking to each other. They started knocking on doors at 9am to clean the room when checkout is at noon. Also the AC unit in the room made a loud clunking noise when turning on and off.
Pros: The location. Quiet and tastefully decorated. Loved the blackout curtains
We wished they had given us enough towels as we were three people. I was able to hunt down a housekeeper and she was very accomodating
Pros: Pool and spa
Grounds all fantastic
Cons: Then there was one employee that called himself the manager on duty. Now Ive been in management for 30 years and I would have to say that even at a fast ood establishment would have at the least suspended this individual with a written warning if they were worth keeping as an employee. His name is Kenny and he wad rude and condescending and wasn't willing to do anything to make it easier or more convenient for me. Not very Hilton like in my opinion.
Pros: The rooms are quiet, good-sized, and have light blocking curtains.
Pros: Nice and clean..pool was open in warm at the end of October.
Cons: Breakfast didn't start until 7am, may have been because it was a Sat? Also, the coffee in the lobby wasn't out until 7. Needed it after flying in from NY. Very minor complaints.
Pros: Friendly staff. Great food at the restaurant. Lively bar area. Bed was very comfortable. The room was clean and neat.
Cons: Light and exhaust in bathroom were not working the first night of stay. It took two visits to front desk the next day to have it fixed.
Cons: Kind of hard to get around the work being done-need maps!
Pros: The hotel itself is very pretty. Love that the windows in the rooms open all the way!
Cons: Service, especially in the bar and rrestaurant were very slow and not attentive. We had one meal that was good with great service but the other two, especially breakfast were extremely slow. We weren't asked if we would like a drink even!
Pros: The hot breakfast was decent.
Cons: First room had a extremely noisy refrigerator and a screaming baby next door. Front desk said I could unplug the fridge, but I couldn't. I needed the fridge for medicine. I was then offered ear plugs. Really earplugs? I have never heard of such a thing. Bed was too soft elevator setup was ridiculous. One elevator will take you part way up and then you have to walk down two corridors to get to the second elevator to get to the higher floors.
The newly renovated Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley hotel is centrally located in the South San Francisco Bay Area, between Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay. The hotel is only four miles from scenic Highway 1, just 10 minutes away from beaches and the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk, 30 minutes from San Jose International Airport, one hour from Monterey/Carmel and just over an hour from San Francisco. Our 155 newly renovated modern and spacious guest rooms and 19 suites feature separate living and dining areas and upgraded amenities. Each features complimentary WiFi, microwave oven, refrigerator, coffeemaker, USA Today each weekday morning, HDTV, ergonomic desk chairs, and MP3/radio alarm clocks. The hotel is ideally located near various Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz attractions including: Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, Roaring Camp Railroads (Train Park), The Mystery Spot, 41 wineries, Henry Cowell State Park, UCSC, Pasatiempo Golf Club, Cabrillo College at Santa Cruz, and Bethany University. If you're visiting Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley on business, you'll also appreciate our hotel's proximity to Aviza Technology, Easton-Bell Sports, Embarcadero Technologies/Code Gear, RF Micro Devices, Plantronics, Seagate Technology and Websense. For your comfort and convenience, we provide a complimentary 24-hour business center, meeting rooms, and in-house therapeutic massage. While at our Santa Cruz hotel, take advantage of our recreational amenities including: a heated outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool spa, fully equipped fitness center, room service, gift shop, 24-hour guest laundry, and same day valet service (weekdays). Our hotel also offers on-site dining at Stonehouse Bar & Grill, featuring a casual, creative menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a range of Santa Cruz Mountain wines. Additionally, our hotel features over 7,000 sq. ft. of banquet and meeting space, plus a hotel veranda/patio with 1,800 sq. ft. - perfect for receptions, wedding ceremonies and special events.
Pros: Very clean and a very good complimentary breakfast.
Pros: Clean, big rooms, quiet and comfortable.
Pros: Very spacious room and comfortable beds. Convinient room location. Close to freway. Great staff.
Cons: The continental breakfast can be a little fresh.
Pros: Overall very nice hotel in a good location. The breakfast room was great with a decent selection of items.
Cons: When my wife and I first walked into our room it smelled like stale cleaning products, we assumed the room had been cleaned the day before but since the window was closed it did not air the room out. Once we turned the A/C on it was significantly better. Also our mattress had a rather large dip in the middle of it which caused a little difficult sleeping And the pillows where very small and flat.
Pros: The room, furnishings, and overall site are well kept and very clean. The bed was comfortable.
Everything was in order for our 1 night visit. The young man at the front desk was very helpful and polite. I accidentally booked the wrong evening and did not realize it until I called to confirm a late arrival. He was able to get us a room that night and resolve the change via the booking site I used.
Breakfast had a good select of cereals, fruit, breads, yogurts and more (that was all I was interested in) - there was plenty of seating available. Coffee and a limited selection were available outside in the courtyard - a nice touch.
This facility is a great find for the price vs. national brands in the area. I would return here without hesitation on future visits to Santa Cruz.
Cons: Absolutely no complaints!
Pros: The hotel is clean, quiet, and the beds were pretty comfortable. Best selections for a continental breakfast that we have seen.
At Mission Inn, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Natural Bridges State Park. The spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily between 7 AM and 11 AM. A sauna and a terrace are offered, and rooms have conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.
Pros: This hotel was very clean & the breakfast very satisfactory.
Cons: It took quite awile to check in because there was only one clerk & seversl of us arrived at once.
Pros: We enjoy plush hotel emenities, with very comfy bed. Enclosed and safe hotel bedroom. Clean!! And quiet.
And very nice breakfast
Cons: Parking charge $7 a day?? Not sure why?
Not mentioned in booking:-/
Pros: The rate cane dramatically vary in this town and at this hotel. When the rate is good we always stay here, it has the best amenities, nothing too fancy, but super nice, comfortable, tasty breakfast with lots of options. Feels more like home.
Cons: Nothing. This place is always great.
Pros: Continental Breakfast had a lot of options and it was only a short drive from the hotel to sunset beach!
Cons: Hot tub was closed for repair :(
Only one elevator brought some wait time in the morning.
Pros: The receptionist was really nice and had our room cleaned ASAP because we got to Santa Cruz early. The room was really nice and big and so was the bathroom.
Cons: Some worker knocked on the door at 8am to drop the bill under the door, maybe the cleaning lady? But we had to do not disturb note on the door and thought it was kind of obnoxious.
Pros: It was convenient
Cons: Breakfast is mediocre and charged for parking.
Pros: Good location
Pros: Very clean and quiet. Nice.
Pros: Safe parking, great breakfast!
New Santa Cruz CA Hotel Near the Boardwalk You can relish the comforts of home when you choose to stay at the new Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz. Our hotel's location offers easy access to the Boardwalk picturesque beaches towering redwoods and terrific shopping. Our new Santa Cruz CA hotel is the perfect starting point for a trip to Northern California. Corporate guests appreciate our business amenities and the location of our hotel in Santa Cruz CA. We are located near local businesses such as Plantronics Santa Cruz County Offices and UC Santa Cruz. We offer free high-speed wireless Internet access and a 24-hour Business Center so you can stay productive while you travel. You can enjoy a barefoot stroll along the beach thrill rides at the historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk or a visit to the Surfing Museum because our Santa Cruz hotel's location is perfect for a California vacation. The family might love a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroad through the Redwood forest. It's easy to take a vineyard tour indulge in shopping at the Capitola Village or take a stroll along the Santa Cruz wharf. Our hotel in Santa Cruz CA has outstanding amenities like a well-equipped Fitness Center a Sauna and a sparkling outdoor pool and guest patio. Our contemporary rooms pamper you with HDTV and iPod docking stations. There's even a free hot breakfast. Discover why we're the best choice among hotels in Santa Cruz CA.
Pros: The staff at the hotel were very welcoming and accommodating. It was pleasant to be greeted with genuine smiles.
Cons: Breakfast area is very small and can only accommodate two families.
When you stay at the Quality Inn and Suites Santa Cruz Mountains hotel, you're sure to get your moneys worth. Our smoke-free hotel is located near Roaring Camp Railroads, Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Full-service hotel amenities include free WiFi, free breakfast, an outdoor pool and a free weekday newspaper. We invite you to relax in your guest room, which features a coffee maker, TV, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Also, earn rewards including free nights and gift cards with our Choice Privileges Rewards program.
Pros: The ocean theme of the hotel was great and the room comfortable. It was just two blocks from the wharf and boardwalk so the location was ideal. We'd go back!
Cons: Breakfast is limited, but there is a fridge, microwave and coffee maker in the room
Pros: The location(could walk to the beach in under 5 minutes) bed, shower, decor, cleanliness and it was quiet the night we stayed since we didn't have neighbors on either side.
Cons: The heater is kind of close to the bed so your either too hot or to cold so snuggle up and leave it off or turn it on when you wake up in the middle of the night. a tad small but again its appropriate for the price and still comfortable.
Pros: All the mattresses are amazing!!
Cons: Prices varied loads and so did the personality of the front desk. Maid very great!!
Pros: The rooms are very charming and the beds are quite comfortable. Overall decor and updates are tasteful and well appointed. Love the proximity to the beach and boardwalk amenities. Excellent location! Perfect for couples (B&B atmosphere).
Cons: Nothing. Everything was great.
You must like your neighbors/guests at this hotel. Rooms are so close together. Patio in the middle, so other guests could hear everything!!
Pros: Location. Although there was a steep upgrade to the hotel from the beach, it was do able.
Cons: Yes!! It was NOT a king size bed as described!!! Very disappointed.
Pros: The hotel is really charming. It's in a great location. I like that it's not a chain hotel.
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.
Pros: Clean room. Prime location.
Cons: Expensive. Housekeeping doesn't want to clean your room. Continental breakfast is terrible. Room is small.
A short walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Edgewater Beach Inn & Suites features panoramic ocean views. Free WiFi is included. Featuring high wood-beamed ceilings, all rooms include a flat-screen TV with cable. All units come fully equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, a microwave and fridge. The pool offers a handicap lift. At the Edgewater Beach Inn & Suites, guests can BBQ in the garden complete with outdoor seating. On-site laundry facilities are available. The motel is across the street from the Santa Cruz Wharf & Beach. Featuring sea life exhibits, Monterey Bay Aquarium is 45 miles away.
Pros: The room was spacious for one or two adults, furniture & deco were pleading & not garish. The bed was comfortable - no soreness & refreshed in the morning. The bathroom's great - double shower & a separate vanity station so 2 can easily share & get ready simultaneously. The office & housekeeping staff were very nice, informative & accomodating. My son is ending is undergrad time at UCSC & I'm sure that I'll be staying here again this summer as we transition him to his next academic pursuit.
Cons: Parking spaces are too small - some are just silly access-wise. Also, access to the hotel is right on a roundabout. This is a pain in the ass & will confuse your GPS app :( More of a city problem (everybody hates the roundabouts) than a hotel problem but be aware.
Pros: Great location - quick walk to the water. Staff was great - friendly at check-in, brought us a crib for the little one. Pool and breakfast included. Obviously not a 5-star resort, but I would definitely go back for a nice, convenient place to stay in Santa Cruz
Pros: Only several minutes walk to the beach! The location is convenient and close to everything. We booked the king room with jetted tub. The room was very clean, I thought the layout was a bit odd but we managed and it actually worked out great! The bed was super comfortable! I'm sad we couldn't stay longer because the rain started to come in and we wanted to make it back home before the storm came. The pool area from where I could see on the third floor looked decent. Each floor had ice and vending machines which was awesome! I wasn't hungry so we didn't look at the breakfast options and I'm bummed I didn't. The staff were pleasant. Overall, we'd definitely come back! Well worth the money!
Cons: The jetted tub were a little outdated but it was huge!
Pros: Close to the beach.
Cons: Two wall plus didn't work. Strong smell of cleaning products. We had to air out the room. Asked for a quiet room but room was facing pool. Maid came in without us having a chance to respond to her one knock.
Pros: The location is fantastic, close to the beach and downtown. Love that they have bicycle rentals now. The staff is great, very friendly and professional. The pool is nice and clean.
Cons: We stayed here 2 years ago and it seems to have gone downhill since then. The furniture was beat up, the linens soiled. It was a busy weekend in Santa Cruz and the rates were very high as well.
Pros: Staff was excellent; very nice and helpful. Location was convenient. Room was clean.
Cons: There was a $20 charge for the rollaway bed, and $25 charge for a late checkout (12 - 3PM). Bed was a little uncomfortable.
Pros: The beds were very clean and comfortable.
Cons: The vending machines were broken.. The parking lot was full on a Monday night and the spaces are so small every car was double parked ( very frustrating). I especially didn't like how the hotel sat on a busy street corner. The pool area also closed very early, 9pm which seemed strange for a vacation town..
Pros: I had a great time in my visit to ocean pacific lodge the room was great the location is excellent the breakfast was filling and delicious
Cons: No smoking rooms or designated smoking areas.
When you stay at Ocean Pacific Lodge, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, and surfing/boogie boarding and segway rentals/tours are nearby. Rooms feature conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.
Pros: Loved it. The staff was extra friendly and very helpful.
Pros: We hadn't been to Santa Cruz in so long and just wanted a nice place to relax and we found that ! It was a bit noisy at times but loved it there. Room was so nice ! Nicely decorated. Clean and beds comfortable ! We had been there before with granddaughters many years ago and so there was many good memories ! Price was good and breakfast outstanding !! Staff was very friendly and helpful when we didn't know how to do the AC. I would defiantly go again. !!
Cons: The only thing that I wished I could have run the AC (keeping it on ) for white noise cause husband snores. lol but that's not your fault !!
Pros: Awesome Value, Fair Price, Friendly Staff, Great included breakfast in the morning, they weren't too pushy at checkout time, the beds and pillows were soooo comfy I didn't want to leave. Rooms were nice and very clean, easily the nicest comfort inn I have ever stayed at. DirecTV cable boxes in each room.
Cons: I enjoyed everything about this stay
Pros: The room was overall clean.
Pros: Clean room
Cons: fan makes noise
small breakfast area
Pros: The desk clerk, Brandy, gave us quick, effective help when we were having trouble making the reservation online. When we stayed at the motel, we found that kind of friendly help always available, and the beds exceedingly comfortable. The free breakfast was very extensive and well managed.
Our Comfort Inn hotel in Santa Cruz, CA will help you relax, so you can take on your busy day. Enjoy a convenient location to the Santa Cruz Wharf, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Roaring Camp Railroads and UC Santa Cruz. Get more for your money with our free WiFi, outdoor heated pool, business center, free parking and free breakfast. Unwind in one of our cozy guest rooms, all of which feature a TV, microwave and refrigerator. Enroll in our Choice Privileges program to start earning rewards with your stay.
Cliff Crest Bed & Breakfast offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Free perks include full breakfast, WiFi, and self parking. Other highlights include a garden, and rooms offer DVD players and premium bedding.
Pros: Slept well. Close to everything.
Myself and my 3 teens had a pleasant stay.
Cons: Clean. Quiet. Good location. Comfortabl
Pros: Included breakfast was nice and had a variety of selection. Walk-in shower was great
Cons: Room was slightly musty, but once we turned on AC on, it was comfortable
Pros: The continental breakfast
Cons: The fact the room I booked wasn't available but they gave me a free upgrade :)
Pros: The sana was my favorite part. The room was clean. The young lady who checked us in was very sweet.
Cons: When we arrived they informed us that all the fireplaces in the rooms don't work since they aren't up to code. That was a little upsetting. Then I took the elevator up to my room and noticed the inspection permit was expired. They need to work on spending money where they need it instead of making a massive pot of eggs and 500 strips of bacon every morning
Cons: Too expensive
Pros: Like the breakfast areas, the seating area outside of the room.
Cons: Couldn't connect my HDMI to tv. Locked down.
Pros: Close to beach, boardwalk, and downtown.
Cons: Weird room layout, unfriendly staff, no pool - jacuzzi only, breakfast was chaos.no tub in double room to bathe children.
Cons: Needs more parking. Too many rooms and not enough b places to park. On the plus side...Buffet was great! Rooms were clean and cozy and it was relatively peaceful and quiet.
Pros: Large and comfortable rooms. Well maintained facilities. Good value for the money. True, reserved one year in advance for commencement at UCSC.
Cons: BW SC is a bit dated and free parking spaces are narrow but not a big deal.
Pros: Waffle makers with whip cream, choc. chips and sprinkles made the breakfast a real treat for our 8 yr-old.
Pros: Walkable to Cannery District.
Cons: All rooms face an open atrium, may be noisy at times.
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 San Francisco. Whether guests are in town to explore UCSC or the local Santa Cruz wineries, it's a breeze to get around. Santa Cruz wine tours are a favorite getaway for guests, and of course the University of California Santa Cruz is a top-ranked university that attracts students from around the world. This all suite property features a microwave and mini-fridge in all rooms, so you can take that delectable dinner home for seconds. Our Santa Cruz hotel also has a fitness center, hot tub, business center, sauna and guest laundry to make guests feel right at home. There's no reason to skip workouts or scramble for the nearest coffee shop to take care of a little business. This Santa Cruz hotel is famous for a hot, complimentary breakfast. You don't need to go far to indulge in a hearty, all-American buffet. Stacks of steaming hot waffles and scrambled eggs, yogurt, fresh fruits and pastries, hot and cold cereals, and 100% Arabica coffee and chilled juices await guests every morning. Business travelers feel right at home, and having downtown Santa Cruz just a short walk away means after-hour wining and dining is easy. This Santa Cruz hotel regularly hosts employees of AT&T®, PG&E®, the Santa Cruz County Building and Courthouse and production companies. Guests have everything necessary for the perfect business or leisure stay. Complemented with the finest amenities and genuinely friendly staff members, our Santa Cruz hotel also features affordable prices. There's no reason to over-spend on a vacation. Guests are treated to luxury accommodations to fit any budget. Reserve your well-appointed room at the Best Western Plus All Suites Inn and don't forget to pack the swimsuit! Enjoy your stay.
Cons: paper thin walls, TV noise, dogs barking, road resurfacing
price point unrealistic, not competitive
Pros: Cery nice but parking was limited
Pros: The location was great. Less than 10min walking distance to the beach and downtown area. Everything was clean: sheets, bathroom, floor etc. The room was way better than I expected. It was a little small, but it was just my boyfriend and I so it was perfect. I definitely would come back
Cons: Check in is at 3. We got there 3:30 and the room still wasn't ready so the woman told us about 30min, so we just walked to get some beer. Come back 30min later, I asked if the room was ready and she said 10 more minutes. We're a patient couple so it was whatever, but I can see where that could be aggravating.
Pros: This hotel is by no means a luxury hotel...however, I have stayed in room 119 twice and I love it. The bathroom is small but updated, same with the room. The linens were nice (though the beds could use a heavier blanket added). The complimentary bathroom supplies were of good quality and a nice touch. The location is great and it's decently quiet (though you can hear the footsteps of the person above you).
Cons: I had called the hotel at 11am the day of my reservation; I requested room #119 and asked what was the earliest check-in time for that room. I was told that it should be ready by 12pm since it was empty, but it may take until 1:30pm at the latest. I told the girl on the phone that I would be arriving at around 1:30pm. I arrived to check-in at 2pm, my room was NOT ready and when I asked when it would be ready the rude and sloppy looking front desk girl turned around and spoke with some women that were sitting down in the breakfast dinning area. She then turned around and told me it would be ready at a little after 3pm; the ladies that had been sitting down got up and headed to clean my room... As I explained to her that I had called at 11am and was told it would be ready earlier, I had made an appointment around the time frame she had given me over the phone. She offered no apologies and gave me attitude when I request to go ahead and check-in so when I came back from my appointment that I could just go straight to the room.
This is the 2nd time that I have stayed in this hotel...check-out time is at 12pm...and even if you ask the front desk for a wake-up call at 11:30am house-keeping will come and wake you up at 10am by knocking on your door. OR they won't even knock, but instead just open the door and walk in when you are in bed!!!!!! This happened to me this last time, she apologized but still to be woken up hours before you need to, and having some stranger barge into the room were you are sleeping make is mortifying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF?!
It is clear customer service training doesn't happen at this hotel...and unfortunately do to the rude front desk and the house-keeping barging in whenever they feel like it, I don't think I'll be back....which sucks, because I have to rent a room in SC about once a week and I like the cleanliness, location, price, and overall look of the room.
Continental Inn puts you just a 5-minute drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. You can get a morning swim in at the outdoor pool, and the spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. Rooms feature bonuses like refrigerators and microwaves.
Cons: The place was advertised and appeared very high end. Boasting a recent multimillion dollar renovation. But the original single pane sliding glass door leaked and made that half of the room cold. Not that you could really tell because the heater hardly worked. Despite turning it up to 90, only like warm air came out. All the lights are on motion/timers. So they go off al the one. There's about a 1 inch gap at the bottom of the door to the main hall and no privacy on the porch area st all. The toilet was only surface cleaned and there's no microwave. and they tacked on a $39 "hotel fee" which I had no idea about. It couldn't have been bad for $100 a night room, with a token pastry and oatmeal type breakfast. But for over $200, and no breakfast.... oh and to order in... they wanted $10 for a yogurt parfait (now of course I didn't get one, so maybe they're amazing but for that price who would) and charge a 23% gratuity (really?!?!?) and a $10 delivery fee. So it would have been $23 for some yogurt and granola!!!
Pros: The staff was guest and helpful, the property and facilities were nice. They upgraded us upon arrival. It was quite, peaceful and beautiful even with a wedding and other events happening.
Cons: The only thing that lacked was the ability to get ice in the building, it would have been nice to have a microwave, and there wasn't a guest book that told about all of the amenities and where to access them.
Pros: Very pretty and peaceful setting. The staff is very professional and attentive. The location is perfect for my purpose, which was family business and staying out of the beach/resort fray closer to the water.
Cons: No in-room coffee. You have to slog up to the separate building where the registration desk is located to get it.
Form doesn't follow function with the new décor. Bedside lights shine straight into the face and aren't adjustable. The faux abacus headboard isn't comfortable to lean against. The look was probably a good idea on paper, but that's pretty much where it stops.
Cons: The rooms were out dated and you could hear everything from the rooms next to you to the rooms above you...honestly a super 8 motel probably has better sound proofing...The food was over priced and the pool was so dirty.
I would never stay at this hotel again even if it was free.
Pros: The location and landscaping was really nice. The flowers around the property were really beautiful. The fitness center and nature walks are pleasant. The pool and cabanas were also pleasant for lounging. The reception area was tastefully arranged. The free coffee and tea in the gym lounge was also great.
Cons: The interior decor of the room left much to be desired. The room felt dark and depressing, and the decor was really hideous and not welcoming.
The signage around the property was also poor, so when I had a guest come to visit me, it took several minutes of providing directions before my guest was able to find my room. A basic sign saying "Rooms 700-1000 --->" would be incredibly helpful on such a large and sprawling property.
The coffee provided in the Sunset restaurant was dreadful - the acrid, burnt taste could not be masked even with generous amounts of cream and sugar. Please fix this!
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.
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Pros: The bed was comfortable, bedding above average.
Cons: Bath tub inviting but the water leaked down the drain. No closet or anyplace to hang clothing. Shampoo/conditioner was horrible, seemed like shower soap. No coffee in rm. TV, no remote so useless. Breakfast in another building just bread stuff.
Pros: It was clean, quiet and very well appointed for the price.
Pros: Lovely room, great staff!!
Cons: Parking was AWEFUL!!!!
Pros: Location, cleanliness and privacy
Cons: Room was still dirty after check in time
great staff. Great rooms. Walking distance for most things
Pros: the architecture
Cons: the parking for the side house..
Pros: Private, clean, not strict on surveillance on guests afterhours
Cons: The breakfast could've been better
Pros: Super friendly staff
Cons: Not much for breakfast just juice and bread pretty muchExtra charges on my credit card no reason
River View Villa offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Free perks include self parking and continental breakfast daily between 7 AM and 10 AM. A terrace and a garden are offered, and rooms have conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.
Pros: The room seemed to be clean. Smelled strongly of cleaning products. The owner replaced a lightbulb when asked but did not bring the bedside lamp for the other side of the bed as he said he would.
Cons: Noisy air conditioner, turned it off but there is no air circulation, got too hot, bed too hard, pillows too big = terrible night of no sleep
Pros: The studio was a decent size. The AC/heat is updated to a thermastat.
Cons: While it had a full kitchen there was nothing there to use for it. No pots/pans/plates/utensils/paper towel.....it was totally useless. Even if they had paper plates and bowls and plastic utensils it woulda been better.
There isn't enough outlets.
The kitchen was dirty...had a fine dust (sawdust?) all over. Floors were dirty. Ick!
It's a very old building and it shows.
I chose this place cuz it had great reviews but I don't see how after being there.
Pros: Guy up front was very nice. Had Direct Tv with many channels. Fridge.
Cons: Old, other visitors were a little sketchy but all was fine.
Pros: Rooms were tidy for the most part.
Close proximity to boardwalk and other shopping.
Cons: Manager named Danny was very rude. Found bodily fluid stains on the headboard and when I asked for a different room he blamed the stains on me and my wife and yelled at us to check out if we didn't like the room. Extremely unprofessional.
Pros: The beds were comfortable, the water hot, and the room clean.
Cons: The pillows were too big/hard.
When you stay at Hitching Post Studios Inn, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Mystery Spot. Guests can hang out at the outdoor pool or seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks. Other highlights include a garden, and rooms offer LCD TVs and microwaves.
Pros: Staff was attentive
Room was clean and comfortable
Great location close to Boardwalk
Cons: Parking was sparce
Behind every great day is a great night at the Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area hotel in Santa Cruz, CA. We are conveniently located right near activities and sites like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Wharf, Mystery Spot and the San Jose Museum of Art. Take advantage of our free hot breakfast, free WiFi, seasonal outdoor pool and free coffee. Guest rooms feature TVs, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards. We also offer membership to the Choice Privileges Program, which gives members the opportunity to earn valuable rewards points toward airline miles, gift cards and free hotel room nights. Guest must be 21 years and older to book room.