Overview of Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

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3.2 / 5
1,759 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

RestaurantLas Palmas Taco Bar3 min walk
RestaurantYan Flower4 min walk
AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)43 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

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  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

    Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Santa Cruz

Located in Santa Cruz, Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz is near the beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Mystery Spot are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach. University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum and Roaring Camp Railroads are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 5 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Main Beach - 6 min walk
  • Cowell's Beach - 6 min walk
  • Mission Santa Cruz - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 43 min drive


  • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 3 min walk
  • Yan Flower - 4 min walk
  • Firefly Coffeehouse - 4 min walk
  • Kianti's Pizza & Pasta - 4 min walk
  • The Avenue - 5 min walk

About this property

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

Bayside Santa Cruz motel in Westside Santa Cruz, walk to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
An outdoor pool, self parking, and a business center are available at this smoke-free motel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a computer station, a garden, and a picnic area are onsite. All 38 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and cable TV. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz offers 38 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves.
This Santa Cruz motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels.
Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

Free nearby parking
Self parking: USD 10 per day

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Outdoor pool


No elevators

Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken


Business services

Business center
Computer station


Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property
TV in lobby

Room amenities


Air conditioning


Free toiletries
Hair dryer


Cable channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker



Check-in between 3 PM - 11 PM
Early check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per night

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15 per stay.

Payment types accepted at this property

American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Utility surcharge: USD 5 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 15 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 10 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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.

We should mention

Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Property is also known as

  • Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
  • Bay Front Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Bay Front Inn
  • Bay Front Hotel Santa Cruz
  • Bay Front Motel
  • Bay Front Inn
  • Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Motel
  • Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
  • Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Motel Santa Cruz
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    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Like that was close to boardwalk.... I just didn't like that we had to check in till 3 when i wss told check ins was after 12

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities

    Stayed two day, walking distance to beach.Great location,walking distance to boardwalk,wasn’t loud. Usually Charges for parking $10 a day but worth parking in the lot. Don’t forget for parking,first come first serve.Parking gets full

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    I liked that it had a microwave and refrigerator in the room. Some other properties don't. The ice machine was great. The location was perfect. Many attractions within walking distance.

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020