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516 Water Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States of America – Show map
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Golf Course (within 2 miles)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged USD 20 per night when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
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.
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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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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
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 287 reviews Review score
Just a 5 minute drive from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, this hotel offers an outdoor pool and hot tub, has spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and serves a daily continental breakfast.
Score from 263 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 130 reviews Very good
The room is small. As matter of fact, it is nothing more than a small mortal. For $110 a night or $125 include tax on 11/1, it is very limited.
Breakfast wasn't that good. Several guests coming in and out looked and acted drunk and with very little clothing on. Not coming back to this place.
The photos of the facilities looked nice online and the lady at the front desk was nice.
The room was way overpriced for the condition it was in. The walls, door & knobs and floors were filthy. The sink & shower were grimy and there was a pubic hair on one of the "clean" towels. Bedspread had stains on it and when we removed the dirty bedspread we found what appeared to be rodent excrement on the sheets. The pool had sand all over the bottom of it and there was trash floating on top of the water. Thank God I travel with Lysol. This place has potential and could be great if it was properly maintained.
My family and I went on a mini vacation for my husband's birthday. After looking online, I decided to book this hotel for the price which was fair considering that they provide breakfast and have a pool. I was pleased with breakfast, which included fresh waffles that you can make yourself, along with the usual continental breakfast items. The room wasn't too fancy but it got the job done, we watched a little t.v. and it was quiet. The pool was clean and we enjoyed swimming in it. It took us around 30 minutes to walk to the boardwalk, but we had our 5 year old daughter with us. Good location. We would revisit this hotel in the future.
I thought the price for Saturday night was a bit too pricey. Also the staff came to clean up breakfast right at 9:30. We were trying to enjoy ourselves and felt a little rushed both days. They told us that breakfast is available from 7:30-9:30 but on vacation we want to sleep in a bit!
Bed was comfortable.
Bathroom was horrible, tub had a major crack in it. I felt we were going to fall through it when we showered and the non smoking room smelt like smoke. I wouldn't go back.
upgraded and updated decor. clean. easy access and parking. great breakfast and wifi connection. short walk to town and sea
The price, the staff, and the updated decor.
The bed was miserably uncomfortable. The mattress springs creaked when sitting on the it and poked my ribs when trying to sleep. The room stunk of cigarette smoke. My things still smell like smoke.
The upkeep and hospitality was great.Our bed was amazingly comfortable.If you love a peaceful quiet setting this would be the place for you.The breakfeast waffles along with all the other goodies topped it off.I will definitely come back.Thanks Ramada.
I liked everything.
Prompt check-in. Breakfast was decent. Pool looked nice, but we didn't use.
Very stark, dismal, dark, depressing room. We normally avoid chain hotels, but the few we've stayed at in past were much nicer. And it was $200! terrible value!
The room smell bad I think the carpet need a clean up . The water in the sink did not drained . The bed looks clean but the pillows smell. The pool . At the floor in side the pool look dirty black stuffs don't know what it is so I did not go in . ..
Stains on bedspread. Blood spots on sheets and pillow cases. Not worth what we spent.
swimming pool clean
Wifi poor Staff not very friendly Facilities not up to standard I expected from a Ramada
Price. Breakfast was great.
The first room had smoking smell. The second was just ok, but they didn't smell good at all. Carpet was a little dirty...
Price, ease of position
The area was horrible.
The location was nice and central to all things Santa Cruz. When we arrived the original room was not ideal and the clerk moved us to a different room.
The first room did not have a functional mini fridge and both the first and second rooms had shower curtain rods that were coming off the wall preventing the shower curtain from being close to the wall getting water all over the floor. Female manager was not very personable but did help with requests. Cable did not work in the second room but they fixed it commenting that I messed it up which wasn't true.
The staff were very friendly, there was plenty of parking
Our room had a hole punched in the wall and the walls looked dirty, I also thought the carpet was old and gross and the room just looked ugly compared to a room in San Francisco I just stayed in for the same price. Also the WiFi was very slow.
Decent breakfast- good waffles.
Breakfast room very crowded. Rooms were adequate but a little run down.
Feeling welcome and getting good advice on directions.
The green carpet doesn't come even close to matching the rest of the decor.
Location to downtown and the boardwalk were great. Not far at all. Decent breakfast to get you started in the morning.
Floors/rugs were filthy. Need to be updated really bad. Don't stay upstairs if you have small children who walk. Apparently downstairs can hear every single step even if you walk softly.
Paint was peeling off. The sink drained slow. No wifi and the pool was murky.
When we pulled in there were some very shady characters partying in the parking lot. They got noisier and noisier all night until a fight broke out at 3am with screaming and slamming. Finally we called 911. But it wasn't just that. The place was dirty and just not up to par for the other Ramadas we had stayed at. The rooms were not very clean, and very rundown looking. They did not have the room we reserved, the breakfast was small and picked over. It was not a good experience.
The parking lot to small and homeless ppl coming in eating with the hotel guest
Breakfast accommodation fair to poor - selection. Service - surly.
The pool was very clean
The room smelled like an ash tray & the walls were paper thin!
Clean. friendly staff. Breakfast was nice, and the pool was clean.
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