Get an overview of this hotelMotel with free parking, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk


Situated in Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Main Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Property Features

Along with laundry facilities, this motel has a 24-hour front desk and multilingual staff. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided.

Room Amenities

All 62 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Motel Santa Cruz features multilingual staff and laundry facilities. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 62 
  • Free self parking 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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1.7 out of 5
13% of guests recommend
1.9 Room cleanliness
2.4 Service & staff
1.8 Room comfort
1.5 Hotel condition
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Good budget hotel

3 out of 5
by from UK
Posted Dec 24, 2016
This hotel is basic but we knew that before we went. We chose to spend more money on doing stuff rather than a hotel where we probably were not going to spend much time. We had a problem with hot water when we got there which was very quickly resolved. Staff were helpful and didn't bother you unless you wanted something....the way it should be
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2 out of 5
Posted Sep 19, 2016
Not much space to walk around, floors were really dirty and sand all over and there was sand in the shower
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3 out of 5
by from san jose
Posted Sep 18, 2016
Pros: close to the boardwalk, good restaurants
Location: good location, boardwalk
the brochure looks nothing like the rooms, all the other rooms had big air conditioners, the room they gave us had this little portable mickey moussed in the wall that was fighting to keep the room cool and doing a poor job of it. wife wanted to take a bath, but no plug for the tube, I go down to the office the guy tells my to stick a wash cloth in the hole, I had to drive to orchard supply to buy a plug. plus they had some really bad characters in the rooms and hanging around, we felt very uneasy.
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The place needs to be renovated or torn down.

2 out of 5
by from Rohnert Park
Posted Sep 12, 2016
Room reeks of smoke smell, no WiFi. A step up from being on the street.
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1 out of 5
Posted Sep 8, 2016
Horror smell Old ugly the worst night mare that i have lived
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Over priced for what you get

2 out of 5
by from Orange County, Ca
Posted Sep 2, 2016
Pros: It was close to downtown, and our destination.
Cons: It is what it is. Maybe a smaller be and a clothes rack.
Location: Very close to the Boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz.
No where to hand garments, king size bed in a room made for a twin. Only had 1 set of towels, had to ask for towels. For the price we paid you would think you would get shampoo, but there was only bar soap. Old big tube t.v. with bad picture. The bed was pretty comfy though.
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Druggy, Dirty, Smelly, Sickening

1 out of 5
Posted Aug 22, 2016
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
This hotel was absolutely sickening. The room was filthy. The grounds were filthy. The whole place smelled like marijuana. We walked in and could not believe how sickening dirty our room was, we did not sleep there, we checked out after our night of fun at Santa Cruz Beach. We could not fathom sleeping in that room at all.
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Seedy in Santa Cruz

1 out of 5
by from Seattle
Posted Aug 15, 2016
Pros: Location
Cons: Complete and total remodel
Location: Downtown and boardwalk are very close.
Good location is the only positive thing I can say about the Motel Santa Cruz. the grounds were scary. Wasn't going to keep my laptop in the room for fear it would get stolen. The room was dingy, dirty and smelly. What you would expect for $60 per night, but my Lord, they are charging over $200!
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1 out of 5
by from central california
Posted Aug 14, 2016
What a dive. Filthy. Dirty. Disgusting. Toilet paper covering what I think used to be a fire alarm. The floors turned my socks black. Looks beautiful on the outside. Like a slum house on the inside. I'll never go there ever again. $120 rip off. Someone scratched my new car that was parked in from of the office. BEWARE!!
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Terrible experience

1 out of 5
Posted Aug 7, 2016
Gross rooms, bed linens not clean.. We slept on blankets thankfully I had in our car.. Couldn't even take a shower it was disgusting. Cabinet around sunk area was filth.. Over 190.00 for a room there.. It was so noise people slamming doors and screaming.. Got no sleep , got up early morning and got out of there.. It looks nicer on the outside.. Sad to charge people so much for filth, it wouldn't take much to fix this place. and clean it up... No wash cloths given either there was two towels in the room, one that looked like it was already used.
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