Offering a seasonal outdoor pool, this motel is 5 minutes' walk from downtown Santa Cruz. It offers free WiFi and free parking.

The air-conditioned guest rooms at The Islander Motel are equipped with a 40-inch flat-screen HDTV and free local calls. A microwave and a refrigerator are featured in all rooms.

A 24-hour reception is available to guests of the smoke-free Islander Motel.

The famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk is 0.7 mi from this motel. Cowell's Beach is 5 minutes' drive away. The University of California, Santa Cruz is 2.5 miles away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

The Islander Motel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 8, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose The Islander Motel

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  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Santa Cruz Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    4,100 feet from property
  • Seabright State Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    4,650 feet from property
  • Cowell's Beach

    Cowell's Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    4,850 feet from property
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

    Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.3 miles from property
  • Black’s Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.6 miles from property
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    1.7 miles from property
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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • McPherson Center
    0.3 miles
  • Museum of Art and History
    0.4 miles
  • Pacific Avenue
    0.4 miles
  • Pacific Garden Mall
    0.5 miles
  • Nickelodeon Theatre
    0.5 miles
  • Rio Theatre
    0.6 miles
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    0.8 miles
  • Sky Glider
    0.8 miles
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
    0.9 miles
  • Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History
    0.9 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Fine Cafe
    1.2 miles
  • Restaurant HQ Restaurant
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Roaring Camp, Big Trees and Pacific Rail
    3.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Beach Boardwalk
    1 miles
  • River San lorenzo Rever
    3.4 miles
  • Mountain Big basin redwood
    10 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Santa Cruz Beach
    4,100 feet
  • Seabright State Beach
    4,650 feet
  • Cowell's Beach
    4,850 feet
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.3 miles
  • Black’s Beach
    1.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport
    27.5 miles
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport
    28.6 miles
  • San Francisco International Airport
    48.7 miles
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Amenities of The Islander Motel
Activities
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Pool – outdoor (kids)
  • Seasonal
  • Opening times
  • Suitable for kids
  • Fenced pool
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
Spa
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules The Islander Motel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

4:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 100 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 1 are welcome.

Children 7 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

Check-in is only possible for guests between 21 and 21 years old

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover The Islander Motel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

This property pre-authorizes credit cards for late check-in arrivals.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.

Guests are kindly requested to confirm their reservation before 16:00 on the day of arrival. Please contact the hotel for further details. Guests must present confirmation upon check in.

Guests must be 21 years of age to make a reservation at this hotel.

This hotel does not accept reservations made with an American Express card.

This is a 100% nonsmoking property. If a guest smokes in a room, the hotel will charge an additional fee.

Pets are not allowed on the property premises.

Parking is limited to 1 car per room.

No extra beds are available.

A deposit is required for stays. Please contact motel for details.

Please note: There is an early check-in fee. Contact the property for more details.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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.

Please inform The Islander Motel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

A damage deposit of USD 100 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about The Islander Motel

  • Check-in at The Islander Motel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The Islander Motel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The prices at The Islander Motel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, The Islander Motel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The Islander Motel is 0.8 miles from the center of Santa Cruz.

  • Room options at The Islander Motel include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Suite

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Islander Motel by:

    • Car 35min