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311 2nd Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, U.S.A. – Show map
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Golf course (within 3 km)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
24-hour front desk, Express check-in/check-out, Fax/photocopying
Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms
From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All further older children or adults are charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
Children's cots/cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
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Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 296 reviews
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Located less than 5 minutes’ walk from the beach, this hotel is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 10 minutes’ drive from University of California -Santa Cruz.
Score from 234 reviews Good
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is less than 5 minutes’ walk from this motel. Continental breakfast is offered and a seasonal swimming pool is available. Rooms feature satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 240 reviews Good
This motel in Santa Cruz is within walking distance of the beach, boardwalk and Santa Cruz Wharf. The motel offers free Wi-Fi, spacious rooms, and a seasonal, outdoor pool.
Score from 228 reviews Very good
Situated 2 minutes’ drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this California hotel offers an outdoor pool, serves a daily continental breakfast and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 341 reviews Good
location Friendly staff
tight squeeze on parking, that's ok. everything else was good.
staff did not go over a above to provide service, but okay
We loved the location, staff and how quiet it was. We were 5 minutes from the boardwalk(walking) and the bed was so comfortable! We had a sofa to sit on while watching TV(we were not in the room for long) and extra chairs if needed. STAFF were AWESOME! WILL BE BACK!!
The refrigerator did not work but we had 2 ice chests so it wasn't that bad. It didn't bother us enough to complain.
Great location, very friendly owners, well-kept place right in the middle of everything!
No hot water for take a shower
Location location location
There was no coffee pot in the room
Clean Quite Close to Boardwalk Price
Parking is pretty difficult, especially in a big car.
I woke up with pink eye, which I'm thinking I got from the pillows.
The owners were sweet.
The beds were uncomfortable. The floors were grimey. It smelled stale. And there were EIGHT bullet holes in the window.
This was our first trip to Santa Cruz. The Fireside inn is in a great location, decent accommodations but nothing extraordinary. Next year we will try another place and compare.
No AC Small rooms No pool, hot tub or gym
Close to beach, boardwalk and wharf. Also within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Continental breakfast.
No coffee pot in room. Beds where very firm.
The location was amazing! Super friendly front desk! Great view from room, I highly recommend getting a second floor room. Mini fridge and microwave in room helped save money on food. The lady at the front desk graciously let us leave our car there after check-out so we could do more site seeing before heading home.
No coffee maker in room. Had to wait until 8:30am to get coffee from office. Pretty expensive for bare minimum amenities. A guy came to our door at 9am asking if we were checking out yet when check out was not until 11am.
Management was RUDE Lack of privacy Creepy amount of surveillance Loud guests No air in updstairs rooms bullet holes in windows These are just some of the horrible things we experienced. We actually fought for our money back at midnight and had to find another hotel. My Daughter did not want to stay in the room alone and the management would not allow her friends to stay with her until I returned just a few hours later! Mind you, my daughter and her friends are young adults! I had to leave my event and find another room downtown! They told me that they have been watching us and our room all day and saw too many people! yes, we were the closest room to the beach so of course we were going back and forth and YUCK, why are you watching us ALL DAY??? Not even worth the money for its location!
like the location
No A/C, no TV signal, a homeless just sitting next my window from 7am and singing loud for few hour.......
The location was great, near the Boardwalk and town
breakfast, location of hotel close to beach and Boardwalk, cleanliness
Great location close to the boardwalk and restaurants. Staff was nice. Great WiFi and Direct TV options. small microwave and refrigerator. Quirky outdoor breakfast area. Continental breakfast sufficient. Very reasonable price.
Room 201 has holes in the large picture window overlooking outdoor breakfast area. Towels were old and thin, what you wouldn't use at home. No coffee maker in room and office doesn't open until 830 (there is a market on other side of boardwalk parking lot. Cash only!)Very narrow parking, hard to get in and out of. These are new owners who will hopefully make a few changes without doubling the price.
Near to theme park, clean
Location was key to me staying.
No water pressure in the bathroom shower. Contintential breakfast didn't offer much.
Friendly staff. Decent options for complimentary breakfast. Affordable rates. Walking distance to boardwalk. Spacious room.
Parking is limited, very narrow and steep slant. Vending machines broken, item gets stuck or kept your money. Bathroom window has no screen and back wall visible or ppl standing n back property. Door doesn't have all locks.
Close to boardwalk, walking distance to everything.
Had stains in the sheets, funny smell in the room. Had someone knock on our door claiming the front desk have them a key to our room. Bathroom and towels can be cleaner.
close to boardwalk, beach. 10 minute walk to downtown acctractions wifi Direct TV free cooffee in the mornings
couches dirty with stain blankets on bed burnt with cigarrette buds toilet leaked I had to switch rooms because the first room I has given had mold on the bathrrom ceiling and the tub was dirty. Also, this room's mini microwave had dirty food in it. The room was not ready to be given out and should have not been given. I, however, was too tired from my trip up to SC that I just wanted to crash. The staff was very understanding the following morning and gave me a much better room, and admitted that a lot of repairs are on their to-do list.
I liked the location. I only had to walk one block to the board walk and you could hear the ocean at night.
The carpets were disgusting. The room was very small and the shower had a dang spider. For the money you pay here you should get bathroom amenities. Breakfast was supposed to start at 8:30am but a few of us were standing outside office waiting. Then area where food was put was very small with no room for more than one person at a time to be in there, we were trying to stay out of each other's way.
Great location right across from the boardwalk; easy walking distance to the beach, boardwalk and wharf; friendly staff
Dated interiors; extremely cramped parking lot; other guests smoking and drinking on the stairs and stoops; no A/C; no TV in the family suite bedroom; mold in the bathroom; noise from people clomping up and down exterior stairs late at night; weak WiFi signal. If you absolutely must be walking distance to the boardwalk it's a choice; if not, you're probably better off staying someplace a bit further out that's a nicer motel.
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