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Located 2 minutes’ walk away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Carousel Beach Inn offers rooms equipped with a private balcony. It serves a daily continental breakfast.

A flat-screen TV with cable channels is featured in each room as well as a private patio, a microwave, a refrigerator, a hairdryer and an alarm clock. Free WiFi is available in every room. Select rooms offer a spa bath for two or views of the amusement park.

Guests are greeted by a 24-hour front desk at the Carousel Beach Inn. Free guest parking is available. Vending machines featuring snacks and drinks are offered on-site.

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf is less than 2 mi away. A variety of activities are nearby, such as golf, water sports, fishing, sailing, and state parks. The University of Santa Cruz is 5 mi away. Shopping and dining opportunities in Santa Cruz town center are 6 minutes’ drive away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Santa Cruz, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Carousel Beach Inn has been welcoming guests since Sep 29, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Santa Cruz, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5!

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 king bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • May I ask what do you have available for breakfast?
    Our continental breakfast currently offers Muffins, Bagels, Scones, Granola Bars, Oatmeal, Cereal, Hard Boiled Eggs, Oranges, and Bananas. For beverag..
    Answered on 3 May 2022
  • Looking to book the same room as last time - it had a hot tub bath, one large double bed and a balcony. Can you tell me what room number this was and..
    We unfortunately not longer have rooms with spa tubs available. We would recommend our sister property the Sea and Sand Inn. They have many rooms avai..
    Answered on 1 August 2020
  • I have 4 tiny dogs all weigh 20lbs total. Is this allowed?
    Sorry, we are not pet friendly.
    Answered on 13 March 2020
  • Is there an elevator
    Yes, we do have an elevator.
    Answered on 16 November 2019
  • do you have smoking rooms
    Sorry, all of our rooms are non-smoking.
    Answered on 4 July 2022
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Amenities of Carousel Beach Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1
Most popular amenities
Free parking
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

Carousel Beach Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM

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


Until 11:00 AM



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.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 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

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Carousel Beach Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note: During the period between April 1st and June 1st guests must be a minimum of 21 years of age to check in at the property.

Please note: Only 1 parking space is provided per room.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

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.

FAQs about Carousel Beach Inn

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

  • Carousel Beach Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Room options at Carousel Beach Inn include:

      • Family
      • Double

    • Check-in at Carousel Beach Inn is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Guests staying at Carousel Beach Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.8).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • Yes, Carousel Beach Inn is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • The nearest beach is 500 feet from Carousel Beach Inn.

    • Carousel Beach Inn is 1,150 feet from the center of Santa Cruz.