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Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! Up to two children under 13 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 10 per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 10 per night in an extra bed.
One child under 2 years is charged USD 10 per person per night in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
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This Santa Cruz, California hotel features a seasonal outdoor heated pool and free Wi-Fi. It is 5.3-miles from the University of California Santa Cruz and guest rooms provide cable TV.
Score from 249 reviews Good
Located next to Boardwalk Bowl, this motel is less than a 5-minute walk to Santa Cruz Boardwalk. It features free Wi-Fi and serves a daily free continental breakfast. Free parking is included.
Score from 350 reviews Good
Located a 2-minute walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this motel has rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi and a private balcony. It serves a daily continental breakfast.
Score from 61 reviews Very good
Only a 2-minute drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this California hotel features an outdoor pool, serves a daily continental breakfast and has rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 298 reviews Good
Nutella for breakfast
Wifi not working Beds not very comfortable It could be cleaner
Completely comfortable and clean motel stop. Me and my wife were with the location and price. Thanks Torch light
The staff, pool, breakfast room, had no ventilation or light. My fridge didn't work or the air conditioning & sheets had stains & cigarette burned mark
Rooms were ok, the pool was nice and had a lot of lounges to lay in. The little coffee brand was excellent, will look for that brand when we go shopping
There was really nothing that I could complain about
the bed was comfortable, coffee maker in the room, can be quite noisy outside
Nice location - walkable from the boardwalk and wharf. Clean Was able to find parking with ease Good staff
Pool was average Wi fi is very weak
I enjoyed the room this was our ninth trip to Santa Cruz in the past two years we have stayed at a different motel every time to try to find the cleanest room. Well I think we found it. But the customer services after my daughter fell wasn't the best he could have assisted me with helping her. I asked him for a wash wrag and he had me go find a house keeper instead of just providing me with one.
My daughter Fell down ten steps of Stairs after she slipped on water that were on the stairs their weren't any slip gaurds. And the gental man in the office didn't even ask if she was ok! When things like this happens you want to know that the staff will be there to help you.
Very noisey, constant banging/slamming of doors. Also loud cars/trash trucks.Bathroom towels and shower curtain smelled - need to be replaced. No regular coffee in room.
room was very comfortable, bed was very good, clean and bath was nice. Good price.
location to street. Very noisy, and people walking up & down street were very loud and drunk !Broken tiles in walkway and step up from pool with NO red or yellow warning. Trip easily.
Smell and the staff was not nice
Close to the Boardwalk.
The location close enough to walk to the centre or the boardwalk
The room was charged prior to our arrival. The rooms were filthy and smelly, poor sleep due to slamming doors. very inattentive staff. The on suite was more a converted cupboard
Quiet for sleeping, close to everything, friendly, helpful staff, big room.
Minor things: no jacuzzi, small pool, older building with hard-to-open balcony door.
Location was great
outdated; bland decor
Beds were clean and comfy!
Not that I didn't like the walk but should change ad to 10 minute walk to beach due to traffic.
Within walking distance of the boardwalk
Stuck between two busy streets
Location was good, but a 7-8 min. walk from boardwalk. Breakfast was excellent for a continental. Rooms were nicely decorated. Pool was clean and had lots of chairs/seating.
As soon as we unpacked 4 people we realized the refrigerator wasn't working. We went to tell the office and they offered us a room upstairs, which we declined because people were smoking up there next to the only room available. We asked if the fridge could just be swapped out with a working one and they said no because the wanted to rent the room out. When we checked in with the same man in the office, he didn't even remember us OR the problem (even though he said he would look into it). When we checked out after 3 nights and the SAME man asked if everything was okay. We told him a 3rd time about the fridge! Our sense was that he knew all along that the room had a broken fridge, but rented it anyways without letting people know.
I found a cheaper price on Hotels.com, I called Booking.com and asked about their price match guarantee. They did not honor it and I will never recommend or use Booking.com ever again.
Everything was as described. No surprises. Even had a fridge and microwave (upon request). Not noisy and pool looked great. We didn't have the time to jump in. Breakfast was in breakfast area but get there quick it goes fast. My wife was happy to see the blow dryer.
I liked that it was a short walk to the beach.. The beds were very comfy..
Bed was awesome and the room was comfy
The room was not ready at 3pm but I was able to Che k in early and use the free parking.
The location was excellent, relatively quiet.
Price was to high for the amenities. Parking a big hassle. We to park off the property at least on night
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