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Hotel Paradox - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Hotel Paradox

611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz - Map
"Close to town"
There are no attracted views around the hotel but it was nice to stay. We all had a great night there. The beds are too close to the hallway so it was noisy when people passed by. Staff are helpful and friendly!
A Traveller
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk …More
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz - Map
Mom pay my stay there for my bday and I always enjoy Santa Cruz no matter what
A Traveller
Situated near the bay, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and …More
Beachview Inn - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Beachview Inn

50 Front St, Santa Cruz - Map
"Great location"
This is a nice little place right near the beach. It really has the feel and spirit of Santa cruz, I would stay here again.
A Traveller
Situated in Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and …More
Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz - Map
"Our regular stop "
This is a hotel we like so much that we stayed there when we lived in Santa Cruz. This stay was the same typical but too short get away. However, the chained up luggage carts should be available to all. Being told, "NO" right when you drive up is a little bit over the top. Overall, I would still give a very high rating. On the suggestion level, they might want to be a little more friendly and accommodating when you want a cart to move your luggage.
Traveller from San Jose
Cowell's Beach, the best beginner's surfing beach in Santa Cruz, is next to this 10-story hotel; the Santa Cruz Municipal …More
Casablanca On The Beach - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Casablanca On The Beach

101 Main St, Santa Cruz - Map
Our room was beautiful!! Staff were excellent!! My only problem was no handicap access. But that was my fault for not checking to begin with and we made do and my elderly mother got a little work out :) We both loved the hotel and the spectacular view!!!
A Traveller
Nestled on the beach, this Santa Cruz hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Main Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Santa …More
Inn At Pasatiempo - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 2.5 Stars

Inn At Pasatiempo

555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz - Map
" noisy"
First night peaceful second night party next door all night. Difficult to sleep!! No security at this hotel
A Traveller
Situated in the mountains, this romantic hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Pasatiempo Golf Course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa …More
Chaminade Resort & Spa - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Chaminade Resort & Spa

1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz - Map
Great experience, helpful staff, beautiful location close to town
Traveller from santa cruz
With sweeping views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains, the mountaintop retreat of Chaminade Resort & Spa is a …More
Continental Inn - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Continental Inn

414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz - Map
"two night because of a concert in Santa Cruz"
the hotel had a good reputation in that most people who have stayed there would recommend it to their friends (94% at the time of this stay). Everything was as expected.
A Traveller
Situated near the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Art & History and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk …More
Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Torch Lite Inn

500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz - Map
"Cheap, good, and very close to the beach."
No problems. Close to the beach. It was a steal. We were told that we were in the "bad" part of town, but besides some kids that may have been a bit mischevious, there did not seem anything to worry about. The continental breakfast was typcial, we did not swim in the pool, but the main thing was how close it was to the beach and the price.
A Traveller
This motel is just a 5 minute walk away to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Main Beach, and Santa Cruz Wharf. Also nearby are …More
Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

338 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz - Map
"Decent & Cheap"
We booked this hotel for a cheap family trip and got what we expected. The room was clean, the beds were comfortable and the water was hot. On our first night the folks in the room next to us were very shady and were yelling at each other. We complained to management and they moved us to a different room promptly which was nice. The breakfast was good- waffles, toast, fruit, juice, coffee. They could've used a little windex on the windows to spiff up the front office. Also, they're not always at the front desk which made staff a little tough to get ahold of. Overall, acceptable as it was cheap and met our needs.
Traveller from California
Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing …More

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