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Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
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.
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.
Based on 390 reviews
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Less than a 5 minute walk from the beach, this hotel is also less than 10 minutes from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and a 10 minute drive from University of California - Santa Cruz.
Score from 231 reviews 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 342 reviews Good
This 100% non-smoking motel is only 3 blocks from the historic Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. The motel offers a daily continental breakfast and guest rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 441 reviews Very good
This Mediterranean style hotel is within walking distance of the Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk. It features free Wi-Fi and an indoor heated pool.
Score from 288 reviews Review score
I love the place
no long mirror in room two o four
Great location--in walking distance to the Boardwalk. Staff very accommodating.
Motel is very close to sea，Room is clean and the surrounding is quiet. Great value for the price.
The Motel wall is kinda thin and you can hear your neighbor talking.
Location: 5 minute walk to the beach, boardwalk arcade and 10 minute walk to town. Staff: polite and happy. Room: comfortable and clean. Good TV reception. Pool: clean and well maintained. Breakfast: good selection of either toast, cereal, yogurts, muffins and more.
Laundry: put one load of washing through and when went to get it, it was sopping wet. After ringing it out by hand and putting it in the dryer I put a second load on and discovered that once the washing machine filled up it did nothing until it emptied itself about 30 minutes later. This meant clothes in dryer hadn't been washed properly. Took ages for them to dry plus had to put second load through the dryer also as I was leaving the next morning to catch a bus. When spoke with the person at the desk he was aware of the problem just hadn't gotten around to putting an 'Out of order' sign on it. No offer of refunding the money I had spent to wet and dry my clothes. Still no sign the next day as I was leaving.
Pool view, balcony, sunset. Walk distance to downtown and to the beach.
The facility was clean and comfortable. Appliances were working properly. Based on reviews it was what we expected to see. We really like the location, which was an easy walk to the Beach Boardwalk and downtown.
There were cigarette butts outside the facility. It made the place appear "dumpy". It was strange, but the only trash bins they have was next to the soda machine, I had to walk all the way there to throw our trash away.
Close to the boardwalk. Easy to get to and out of.
Management, non American's. No rules or hours posted that was readable. Poor selection for breakfast and no attendant around. TV remote held together by scotch tape, no instructions for operation. No restaurants close by or list of those near.
Very accommodating. We traveled with our grown children and 3 small grandchildren and our rooms were all close. The continental breakfast had something for everyone.The walk to the beach was 5 minutes. Rooms comfortable and clean. I will stay here again!
Location was good, staff was responsive to problems, clean.
Had to spend time to change rooms due to air conditioner not working. Had to ask for soap and a few other items that should have been in the room. Lock on door didn't work very well and had to have staff let us in room. Once we switched rooms it was to a much nicer room, obvious the discounted rooms are lower quality.
Light outside blinking all night. Party people outside too loud.
The bathroom was very clean, rest of the room was ok. Large bed, large room. Ok quality for money(we paid 70 dollars inc vat for a weeknight)
There was a lot of noise from the street and people outside. Owner not very nice.
i like the room was clean and comfortable..the pool was ok i like the breakfast. And also the service. The price was ok only on Sundays and weekly. Is close to the boardwalk only 5 blocks. From the beach
But the only Thing. I didn't. Like. Was the internet. I try and try to connect. My cell phone. And i never. Get connection and the parking. Place
Distance from Boardwalk and the beds were comfortable.
Air conditioning unit made a loud clicking which made it hard to sleep,a well paper thin walls. Not all of the lights worked in the bathroom.
walking distance to the boardwalk, and the set up of the Motel.
I thought it was alittle high priced for a one bed room.
Price, central location
Wifi wasn't available the first day at all and only sometimes the second day. please stock milk or packaged half and half for coffee, creamer is gross.
dirty blankets holes in sheets. holes in walls no parking not close to boardwalk.this was the worse motel I've ever stayed at do not waste your money
Like the title says, there's free parking and nice location: not too far from the Boardwalk or UC Santa Cruz. Not the best place to stay, but also not the worst. Gave me a bed to sleep in and i didnt have to worry about parking after a long drive from SoCal. The place did its job. That's all i asked of it
My room didnt have a shower curtain. It didnt matter though, I wasn't the one who had to mop up the water!
I liked that it was an easy walk to the Boardwalk.
Our friends parked their car on the street near the Inn and it was broken into.
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.
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