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Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,794 reviews)
Beautiful,great beach and excellent veiwsWonderful shops and great resturants on the wharf, also there is the kid friendly boardwalk!
 Romantic Jan 3, 2015

$199

$199
Casablanca On The Beach

Casablanca On The Beach

101 Main St, Santa Cruz
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (829 reviews)
Great location for boardwalk and beach.Hotel a little dated, but kitchen. Breakfast could use some.help too.
 susie Sep 11, 2016

$129

$129
Rio Sands Hotel

Rio Sands Hotel

116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos
2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (680 reviews)
Great LocationNicely appointed room, friendly & helpful staff & super close to the beach. There's no A/C but it made no difference as it was down in the high 50's - low 60's & they will provide you with a fan at your request. Overall good experience!!
  Jul 2, 2017

$102

$102
Ocean Pacific Lodge

Ocean Pacific Lodge

301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,706 reviews)
Very close to the Beach/boardwalk and downtownWe would return again. Heated pool with two(2) spas. Walking distance to Beach/Boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz.Continental breakfast was good and open for three hours (7 to 10 am).
 Traveller101 Sep 2, 2013

$89

$89
Beachview Inn

Beachview Inn

50 Front St, Santa Cruz
2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (972 reviews)
Management HelpfulGreat location. Management friendly and helpful in providing useful and reliable information.
 Rick Oct 12, 2016

$67

$67
Coastview Inn Santa Cruz

Coastview Inn Santa Cruz

301 Beach St, Santa Cruz
2.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (1,130 reviews)
Ok for off season price, nothing specialClose to beach, wharf, restaurants and Boardwalk. Great ice cream store and pizza shop nearby.
 michael Jan 28, 2015
Beach Street Inn and Suites

Beach Street Inn and Suites

125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz
2.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (338 reviews)
Great location - close to beach and restaurantsMy friend and I spent one evening here and were very impressed. The room was beautifully decorated with a fresh beachy vibe. Staff very friendly and helpful. Only negatives were the wifi was a bit spotty and kitchen lacked a few things. Otherwise I would highly recommend and will definitely stay ...
 Carol & Anni Apr 18, 2015
Salt Air Lodge

Salt Air Lodge

510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz
3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (254 reviews)
Everything was great except the room heater did not work
 veronca Oct 15, 2016

$54

$54
Best Western Seacliff Inn

Best Western Seacliff Inn

7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (833 reviews)
Business in Santa CruzStay at this hotel when I have business in the area. Staff is friendly and the service is good. The restaurant onsite is pretty good and very convenient. Air conditioners are a bit loud. Overall I tend to enjoy my stays here.
 Ben Oct 11, 2017

$132

$132
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
3.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (1,345 reviews)
Close to beach, friendly staffThe room was filthy. The floor made the bottom of my feet black. The shower did not drain. The beds were horrible and I woke with back and neck pain. I have stayed here many times and it's always a crap shoot. Last week the room we got was better. I mostly stay here as it's easy access to everything ...
 Mary Oct 13, 2016

$71

$71
Aqua Breeze Inn

Aqua Breeze Inn

204 Second Street, Santa Cruz
1.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (744 reviews)
great beach access locationwhile you can see the hotel from the boardwalk, finding a way to access 2nd street isn't easy. once there, they have ample parking. we got there 15 min before checkin and they allowed us to check in and get keys to our room but the cleaner was still in there with her very young son. awkward! so we ...
  Aug 16, 2015

$59

$59
Torch Lite Inn

Torch Lite Inn

500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (1,481 reviews)
Perfect location, easy walk to boardwalk and wharfPerfect location, walking distance to beach and wharf. Nice hot shower, scratchy towels, comfy bed. Refrigerator and microwave. Breakfast only open from 7-9 and just toast/juice/yogurt and cereal. Didn't use outdoor pool, no spa.
 Anna May 24, 2015

$55

$55
Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area

Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area

314 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (560 reviews)
Good walking distance to beach and downtownThe motel staff was friendly and helpful, breakfast options were ok, the area is a little funky since to is so close to the boardwalk, but we did not feel we were in any danger even in the late hours. Close to everything.
 Jan Apr 2, 2015
Hotel Solares

Hotel Solares

600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz
3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (515 reviews)
Nice hotel close to beachI really enjoyed our stay the staff was so nice. The morning breakfast had a wide variety. The room was very clean and nice. Would defiantly recommend to a friend.
  Mar 18, 2017

$68

$68
Surf City Inn and Suites

Surf City Inn and Suites

619 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5.0
2.5 out of 5 (1,110 reviews)
Very convenient to Boardwalk and beachThis hotel offered a room for 5 - myself and 4 girls ages 10-12. The walk to and from the Boardwalk was easy and safe. This is not a luxury hotel, but it is clean and the staff were very helpful.
 Peggy Aug 3, 2016
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola

Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola

1255 41st Ave, Capitola
2.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (511 reviews)
Beautiful hotel near beach boardwalkI loved this hotel the room was clean and comfortable for my children. The breakfast was delicious the staff was friendly. Would definitely recommend and stay again. Thank you for such a nice experience.
 celi Aug 20, 2016

$144

$144
Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

130 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
2.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (545 reviews)
Nice Place for summer funGreat location close to beach. walk everywhere and have fun. close to santa cruz shuttle stop. places to eat across street(tacos and pizza/subs) busy but clean and nice staff. would stay there again. breakfast was good too. all in all great place for the money.
 Kev-Dog Jul 16, 2015
Inn at Depot Hill

Inn at Depot Hill

250 Monterey Ave, Capitola
4.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (268 reviews)
Loved this innEverything about our stay here was exceptional from the service, room comfort and breakfast. Would definitely recommend this inn and return!
 Joann Jun 9, 2014

$209

$209
Fireside Inn Santa Cruz

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz

311 2nd Street, Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (178 reviews)
Nice very, close to the beach and boardwalkIt was great, so nice to be able to be outside and see the ocean and boardwalk
  Aug 14, 2015
Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea

Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea

720 Hill Street, Capitola
2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (647 reviews)
Near Beach, Great Restaurants, Clean.Room was clean and bright. Beds comfortable. Good breakfast in nice room.Good parking and Close to Peets.
  May 30, 2015

$90

$90
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