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Hitching Post Studios Inn

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Front of property - evening/night
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout drapes
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout drapes
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout drapes
Basic Studio, 1 King Bed, Kitchen | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Hitching Post Studios Inn

Hitching Post Studios Inn

2.0 star property

7.4/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
1717 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOcean Street8 min drive
  • Popular LocationPacific Avenue9 min drive
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk11 min drive
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)43 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Cruz

Located near the beach, Hitching Post Studios Inn is in Eastside Santa Cruz, a neighborhood in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park and Williams-Reynolds House are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Moore Creek Wetland Nature Preserve and Wilder Beach Nature Preserve. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Boardwalk Bowl are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the motel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Mission Santa Cruz - 3 min drive
  • Main Beach - 4 min drive
  • Ocean Street - 8 min drive
  • Pacific Avenue - 9 min drive
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 11 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Akira - 9 min walk
  • Lillian's Italian Kitchen - 10 min walk
  • Tacos Moreno - 10 min walk
  • Charlie Hong Kong - 10 min walk
  • Crepe Place - 10 min walk

About this property

Hitching Post Studios Inn

Motel located in Eastside Santa Cruz
Take advantage of a garden, laundry facilities, and a business center at Hitching Post Studios Inn. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this motel include:
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, multilingual staff, and luggage storage
  • A vending machine and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the quiet location and helpful staff
Room features
All 31 individually furnished rooms boast perks such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and sound-insulated walls. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



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

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
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 and van parking available

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff

Business services

  • Business center


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices
  • In-room accessibility
  • No elevator (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LCD TV with premium cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Phone
  • Soundproofed rooms

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


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

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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 welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Hitching Post Motel
Hitching Post Motel Santa Cruz
Hitching Post Santa Cruz
Hitching Post Studios Inn Santa Cruz
Hitching Post Studios Inn
Hitching Post Studios Santa Cruz
Hitching Post Studios
Hitching Post Hotel Santa Cruz
Hitching Post Studios Inn Motel
Hitching Post Studios Inn Santa Cruz
Hitching Post Studios Inn Motel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Is Hitching Post Studios Inn pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Hitching Post Studios Inn?

As of Feb 5, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hitching Post Studios Inn on Feb 6, 2023 start from $85.0, 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 Hitching Post Studios Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Hitching Post Studios Inn?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Hitching Post Studios Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Hitching Post Studios Inn located?

Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Santa Cruz Harbor and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Monterey Bay. Ocean Street and Twin Lakes State Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hitching Post Studios Inn and receive a full refund?

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




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8/10 Good


Traveled with family
ok Avg
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is the kind of place you only stay at if you absolutely have to! The heater didn’t work and the blankets were paper thin so we froze. The TV had no remote control and had lines running through the picture. It’s sad because it was Thanksgiving it wasn’t that inexpensive so I’m very disappointed :( we would have been better off sleeping on the floor at my parents house!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Everything was fine. Property was somewhat dated, but mostly clean. Good stay for a couple of days.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Pretty good
Nice little spot, better than I expected, it's old but suited out needs for one night.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Great stay
It was excellent. Property is old and old-fashioned, but maintained very well and very clean. Front office was really nice and friendly. Overall, great stay, would stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor


Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The location was , but other than that i would not recommend this place.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It was clean and quiet,as well as close to my destination.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very nice clean and up dated bangalô with all stuff that we needed including an electric fire place. Well located and close to everywhere. Staff prompt to help.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022