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Harbor Inn

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Front of property
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Harbor Inn

Harbor Inn

2.0 star property

8.4/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Housekeeping
645 Seventh Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTwin Lakes State Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationMain Beach4 min drive
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk8 min drive
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)45 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Cruz

Located near the beach, Harbor Inn is in Eastside Santa Cruz, a neighborhood in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Ocean Street and Pacific Garden Mall. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Boardwalk Bowl are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Twin Lakes State Beach - 6 min walk
  • Ocean Street - 2 min drive
  • Sunny Cove Beach - 3 min drive
  • Main Beach - 4 min drive
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 45 min drive


  • Crow's Nest Restaurant - 12 min walk
  • Brady's Yacht Club - 14 min walk
  • Starbucks - 3 min drive
  • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales - 4 min drive
  • East Cliff Brewing Company - 3 min drive

About this property

Harbor Inn

Motel located in Eastside Santa Cruz
Harbor Inn provides amenities like a terrace and a garden. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the beach locale and overall value
Room features
All 19 rooms include amenities such as free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Key retrieval, private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

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 may be 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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties

Property is also known as

Harbor Inn Santa Cruz
Harbor Santa Cruz
Harbor Inn Motel
Harbor Inn Santa Cruz
Harbor Inn Motel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Is Harbor Inn pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Harbor Inn?

As of Mar 27, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Harbor Inn on Apr 2, 2023 start from $109.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Harbor Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Harbor Inn?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Harbor Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Harbor Inn located?

Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Santa Cruz Harbor and within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay. Twin Lakes State Beach and Harbor Beach are also within 15 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Harbor Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Harbor Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Harbor Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 137 out of 306 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 45%
Rating 8 - Good. 114 out of 306 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 37%
Rating 6 - Okay. 37 out of 306 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 12%
Rating 4 - Poor. 14 out of 306 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 5%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 4 out of 306 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I liked that the furniture and room contents were rustic and gently worn like the city of Santa Cruz.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I liked everything.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great little hotel. Great location.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

4/10 Poor


Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The bed was incredibly uncomfortable. The service was non existent

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I definitely would stay here again and recommend this quiet little place to my family and friends. It’s near everything! I will just comment on the lack of lighting on the “Harbour Inn” sign. I wish it was brighter so it’s easier to find. Other than that, I really liked the accommodations
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Staff & service
This was a comfortable place to stay and was close to many attractions. It was a bit dated and could use a good deep clean. Overall it was a good value, and I would stay here again.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It was quiet, 10 min walk from the harbor and the beach. Sheets and towels smelled like fresh clean laundry. Responded promptly to my call. Easy check in and check out. Good value
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2022

6/10 Okay

Elaine, Oregon City

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
This is not your traditional motel room. It was clean and adequate, with interesting old bits of furniture. but amenities were sparse. The dispenser for shampoo and shower gel barely delivered a drop. Internet connection rarely worked. A noisy business next door was not very pleasant. I would look further next time in town.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Comfortable Beds & Great Location
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)
645 Seventh Ave, Santa Cruz, CA