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The 10 Best Motels in Santa Cruz, USA

Check out our selection of great motels in Santa Cruz

Carousel Beach Inn

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

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. Location was awesome!! Beds were so comfy, it was like sleeping on my our bed

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8.5
Very Good
1,099 reviews

Ocean Pacific Lodge

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Located 3 blocks from the historic Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, Ocean Pacific Lodge is 100% non-smoking and offers guest rooms with free WiFi. Free on-site parking is available at this pet-friendly motel. Staff very nice, clean room, central location. I had a room by the pool and it was animated (as it should be) but after 8:00 hrs at night all the guests where quiet. I don't know if it's usual at this hotel but I was amazed especially on a Friday and Saturday. Very nice surprise, I will definitely visit there again.

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8.6
Excellent
1,014 reviews

Seaway Inn

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

A short walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Municipal Wharf in California, the Seaway Inn offers easy beach access and comfortably furnished rooms with free WiFi.

Featuring cable TV with extended channels, each room at the Seaway Inn is equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and microwave. All air-conditioned rooms boast beach inspired décor. Breakfast included. Perfect location.

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8.6
Excellent
683 reviews

Hitching Post Studios Inn

Eastside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

This Santa Cruz, California motel features free Wi-Fi. It is 8.5 km from the University of California Santa Cruz and guest rooms provide a flat-screen HD TV with HBO channels.

Natural Bridges State Beach is 7 km from the Hitching Post Studios Inn. The motel is minutes from Capitola Village. Nice motel, friendly staff. To spend the night, the place is that.

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8.1
Very Good
490 reviews

The Islander Motel

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

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. best place we stayed in USA, nice staff, complimentary breakfast (just tea, coffee, toast and cereal) good wifi, walking distance to most things in santa cruz

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8.3
Very Good
405 reviews

Salt Air Lodge

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Set in the Santa Cruz Boardwalk district of Santa Cruz, Salt Air Lodge offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi. 300 metres from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the property is also 1 km away from Pacific Avenue. Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse is 1.9 km from the motel and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is 2 km away. Brilliant location and very cheap.

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7.2
Good
335 reviews

Beachview Inn

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

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. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all rooms. Fantastic location and lovely place. Great value for money. A few seconds walk to the beach!

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7.8
Good
626 reviews

Capri Motel Santa Cruz

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Located a short walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Capri Motel Santa Cruz offers free parking and easy access to a variety of local attractions. Free WiFi is available in all rooms and free parking is available as well. Loved Capri Motel! Super close to the beach, the matress was very comfortable. Owners are also very caring and they ask you often if everything is to your liking.

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6.8
Review score
329 reviews

Ocean Lodge - Santa Cruz

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Centrally located in the heart of Santa Cruz, this motel offers pet-friendly accommodation just 1 mile from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Free Wi-Fi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk are available. Very good location. Everythng arround. The boardwalk is close but not too much.

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5.5
Review score
414 reviews

Budget Inn Santa Cruz

Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

This central Santa Cruz motel is just an 8-minute walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It features guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access and a cable TV.

A microwave and mini-fridge are furnished in all rooms at Budget Inn Santa Cruz. A telephone and wake-up service are also available. 10 min walk to the beach and the main restaurant and shopping streets. Friendly and helpfull staff. Clean rooms.

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7.8
Good
536 reviews

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Both travelers on the road and on a budget rely on motels for convenient stops with reasonable rates. Direct access to parking makes a motel an easy place to catch some sleep after a day of driving. The relatively smaller size of this accommodation type can also help make check-in quick and easy.

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