Budget Inn Santa Cruz

110 San Lorenzo Boulevard, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
+1 831 426 2828

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based on 624 reviews
Budget Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
Thu 5/13
Fri 5/14
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Agoda.com $68
Booking.com $68

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Value for money


Distance to city center

0.8 mi

Location rating


Nearest Airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

27.6 mi

Rooms available at Budget Inn Santa Cruz

Thu 5/13
Fri 5/14

Deluxe Rooms


Bed type
Queen bed
$136 per night
Queen bed
$179 per night

Queen Rooms


Bed type
$68 per night
$68 per night
$68 per night
$68 per night
$79 per night

Reviews of Budget Inn Santa Cruz



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room was clean in 199 reviews
great location in 114 reviews
staff was very friendly in 103 reviews
beach boardwalk in 48 reviews
free parking in 44 reviews
shower curtain in 42 reviews
small kitchen in 41 reviews
short walk in 37 reviews
front desk in 28 reviews
walk to downtown in 26 reviews
santa cruz in 21 reviews
busy road in 11 reviews
good value in 11 reviews
bed was comfortable in 10 reviews
floors were very sticky in 8 reviews
fridge and microwave in 7 reviews
recently updated in 4 reviews
  • Good
    Feb 2017

    Nice location, walking distance to boardwalk, nice size kitchenette with Microwave, sink & fridge, clean looked like it had just been painted found some paint tape near the border, beds were okay not horrible, no bugs or anything yucky, staff is average, checked in & used key drop. Paid 112$, which was alot less for a clam festival weekend, other motels were 200+ online

    The heater was very dry for air quality came home sick, and no pool or amenities. Also weird people around the area, one person walking a cat. Parking lot is very visible, no gate so cars could easily be broken into. Floor was loud I felt bad I had 2 kids so every step was loud.

  • Okay
    Nov 2015


    Seemed fairly clean. Good location.

    Bed was old and uncomfortable. The hotel is old. The room was slightly updated but has an old feel about it.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2015

    Is exactly what you should expect from a Budget In

    Cheap! Within walking distance of the Boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz Rooms (specifically the kitchenette and bathroom) are kind of oddly large. Bigger than the kitchen and bathroom of my own apartment! Nice new flatscreen TVs. Strange, but cute, little deck on the 2nd floor with lawn chairs and astro turf to hang out on. The guy who checked us in and out let us keep our car parked there both before check in time and after we checked out while we went and explored.

    Room only had one, tiny trash can (in the bathroom) which, considering the large kitchenette area, seemed kind of weird. We called the front desk once to get the wifi password, but the woman kept telling us there wasn't one even though the wifi network was definitely asking for one, but that's ok, we should probably disconnect more while on vacation anyway.

  • Okay
    Sep 2014

    Large room. Adequate parking. Close to downtown.

    Unfriendly staff. Old room. Too much furniture in room. Basic soap/ shampoo very cheap.

  • Mediocre
    Sep 2014

    Location was good, less then 10 minute walk to Boardwalk.

    The walls were thin, both nights we heard banging from upstairs constantly. Extremely loud. The bathroom looks recently remodeled, but very poorly. There was not lip to shower, which allowed bathroom to flood easily. The staff seemed to barely speak English which made complaining futile. There was a lack of wall plugs, and only one small garbage can next to toilet. No garbage cans in room. Pillows were small and cheap. I would not stay there again. This atmosphere may just be the nature of Santa Cruz, as everywhere we went in Santa Cruz was run down and older with things broken everywhere.

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About Budget Inn Santa Cruz


The Santa Cruz Hotels Budget Inn Santa Cruz is a low budget hotel conveniently located to many of the favorite sites of Santa Cruz. There are 19 hotel rooms in this two-story building. It is only four blocks from the Boardwalk and the beach and is a 10-minute drive from the famous redwoods.

All rooms at the Santa Cruz Hotels Budget Inn Santa Cruz come with free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, cable TV, and microwaves. Select rooms have full kitchens for those who want to save money by not eating out all the time. Pets are not allowed at this facility. Guests booking online should know that the hotel reserves the right to pre-charge the room at time of booking.

Check-in begins at 3 pm. Guests planning to arrive after 6 pm should notify the front desk. Guests who do not arrange an after 6 pm check-in will find their reservations canceled if not checked-in by 6 pm. Guests needing to change their arrangements can do so for free up to one day before arrival.

This is a non-smoking facility. There are vending machines on-site for purchase of snacks and drinks. There are no eating facilities on the hotel site.

For dining options, there are several restaurants within a mile of the property. Most offer American style cuisine; however there are a few that offer tastes from France and the Mediterranean.

Guests looking for fun can head to the Boardwalk or the Wharf which are both a 7-minute walk from the hotel. There is also the West Cliff Drive and the Nickelodeon Theater.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.0 Excellent

based on 624 reviews









Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM


Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities at Budget Inn Santa Cruz

CCTV outside property
No smoking
Free Wi-Fi
Wake-up service
Daily housekeeping
Body soap
Family rooms
Cable or satellite TV
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Flat-screen TV
Toilet paper
Smoke alarms
Hardwood or parquet floors
Free parking
Private bathroom
24hr front desk
Private parking

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Most Popular Landmarks

  • Cocoanut Grove0.4 mi
  • Main Beach0.5 mi
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History0.5 mi
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk0.7 mi
  • Town Clock0.8 mi
  • Santa Cruz Wharf0.8 mi

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