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Santa Cruz Inn Riverside

Star Rating
2 out of 5



3.2 / 5
112 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Riverside Convention Center
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Fox Performing Arts Center
    5 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Farmer Boys
    11 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Sam's Bann Thai
    13 min walk
  • Airport
    Ontario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.)
    20 min drive

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  • One queen bed non smoking

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Two double beds non smoking

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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About this area


Located in Riverside, Santa Cruz Inn Riverside is in the city center and next to a golf course. San Bernardino Golf Club and Goose Creek Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Ontario Mills Shopping Mall and Galleria at Tyler. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at National Orange Show Events Center or Auto Club Speedway.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Riverside Convention Center - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Fox Performing Arts Center - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    University of California-Riverside - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    The Cove Waterpark - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Riverside-Downtown Station - 20 min walk
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 70 min drive


  • Farmer Boys — 11 min walk
  • Sam's Bann Thai — 13 min walk
  • Church's Chicken — 3 min drive
  • Sire Restaurant — 4 min drive
  • Rubio's — 4 min drive

About this property

Santa Cruz Inn Riverside

Along with coffee/tea in a common area, this smoke-free hotel has laundry facilities and free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 25 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and balconies. Guests will also find cable TV, fans, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is available once per stay.



Check-in between 3:00 PM - midnight

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Property is also known as

  • Riverside Inn Santa Cruz
  • Riverside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Inn Riverside
  • Santa Cruz Riverside
  • Santa Cruz Hotel Riverside
  • Santa Cruz Inn Riverside Hotel
  • Santa Cruz Inn Riverside Riverside
  • Santa Cruz Inn Riverside Hotel Riverside

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Fan
  • Linens


  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Nearby things to do


  • Adjacent to a golf course

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

The place is beautiful and historic. However, it needs to be renovated. The owners should bite the bullet and spend the money and then charge accordingly. Get rid of the week rentals and make it a mini Mission Inn.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

Very comfortable

I first was impressed by the age and charm of the structures, and then I was surprised by how clean my room was, and that it had recently been remodeled inside. I enjoyed it. The Wifi was “iffy” though

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019


Poorly repaired OLD property. Only comfortable to sleep, not sit and chat or read or relax.

Stayed 1 night in May 2019

4/5 Good


Hotel is a bit older but well kept. The room and bathroom were very clean. Location is near downtown, I was there for a concert and ended up walking to the venue since it was only two blocks away. While reading the other reviews no one mentions anything about a deposit, but I was charged a $40 deposit which was later reimbursed.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

4/5 Good

Beautiful old hotel

If you like kitchsy old hotels, this one’s for you. A little run down but that’s it’s charm. On the national historic register. Historic district and convention center very close

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

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