Ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Rosie & Terry from Surrey, BC

Older hotel across the street from the beach

Posted Aug 22, 2013
Pros: View from our balcony overlooking the beach. Great for coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening people watching.
Cons: continental breakfast in the morning.
Location: Close to pier and amusement park.
Room wasn't ready when we arrived (4:00 PM) had to wait 2 hours to check in, as did another couple we met in the bar. Best feature was our room had a shared balcony over looking the beach. Hotel is a bit dated but room was clean and service was friendly.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Barry & Shannon from Chelan, WA

Posted Aug 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Older hotel that needs a bit of updating but the location can't be beat. Lots of restaurants within walking distance - especially on the wharf. A bit noisy at night with people walking below our balcony. Enjoyed seeing and listening to the sea lions who hang out under the wharf. We are already planning our next trip to Santa Cruz and will definitely stay at the Casablanca again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Nice Family or Romantic Getaway Inn

Posted Jul 8, 2013 on Hotels.com
My husband and I stayed here with our 6 year old daughter over the 4th of July holiday. This Inn was a fabulous location to view the action from the patio overlooking the beach without being right in the middle of the craziness. We had room #9 which was off the main street (Beach St.) it was a nice quiet retreat away from all the noise, yet still had great views off the private balcony of the ocean and boardwalk. The service was good overall. My only recommendation would be that they be better prepared for a busy holiday weekend. I had asked for an extra pillow (being pregnant I needed it) and they had ran out due to being so full and al the extra roll-away beds that were needed.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Kristin from Fresno, CA

Sweeping Views of the beach

Posted Jul 6, 2013
Pros: The connecting balcony with views of the beach, proximity to the boardwalk, fresh flowers in reception, continental breakfast, in room full kitchen
Cons: Vending machine needs repair.
Location: Beach, boardwalk, biking/walking paths, downtown Santa Cruz, wharf
I had a tragedy in the family just before our trip, and didn't think we'd be spending the night. We were planning just to use the room during the day to clean up & rest. But after just one look at the room, we changed our plans and left early the next morning instead. What a surprise when we were checking out and a beautiful light breakfast awaited us: fresh fruit, toasted bagels with cream cheese, butter or peanut butter, juice, coffee, tea, yogurt, etc. Just enough to get us on our way early. I will definitely be returning to this beautiful place.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel near boardwalk and beach

Posted Jun 17, 2013
Pros: location
Location: If you want to be by the boardwalk its good
Thought there would be a hot tub or something for that price. Othewise good experience
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great location

Posted Jun 11, 2013
Great location but not at all worth the price paid!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Relaxed beachy hotel in Santa Cruz

Posted Jun 4, 2013
The view was great, and right on the beach. We loved the hotel location and it had a cool, beach house feel to the rooms. Very relaxed atmosphere which we prefered to relaxing at the beach.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Needs updating

Posted Mar 28, 2013
With so much competition in the area, i would definitely try another hotel before returning to this one. It needs a lot of updating.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Tasauna

Quaint & Cozy, EXCELLENT Location

Posted Jan 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
Decided last minute to stay overnite in Santa Cruz. I was very happy to find a place right across from the Boardwalk/Wharf. Very nice to park & not have to drive until time to leave. The woman at the front desk was very welcoming. Great service! The room was perfect! The balcony faces the beach with reclining seats & tables. The continental breakfast was very good & filling (& I have a picky 4 y/o). :) We will definitely be returning, hopefully in March during our Spring Break. The kitchen is perfect for a week-long stay. The restaurant/lounge was closed for remodeling but no biggie because there was a great bar & grille right across the street as well as all the places on the Wharf. We LOVE this place & will be back!!!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Carm

Excellent beach and wharf view.

Posted Jan 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
We would do it again. Nice place. Great location.