Get an overview of this hotelHotel with free breakfast, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk


Situated near the boardwalk, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Town Clock, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach. Mystery Spot and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has coffee/tea in a common area and a seasonal outdoor pool. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 42 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This Santa Cruz hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Quality Inn Santa Cruz is a smoke-free property.

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Picnic area 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 42 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Free self parking 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 7 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 25 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

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


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Quality Inn Santa Cruz
  • Quality Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Quality Inn
  • Quality Hotel Santa Cruz

We should mention

Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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.

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3.6 out of 5
76% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
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Easy Location, Nice Hotel

4 out of 5
by from Petaluma, CA
Posted Feb 20, 2017
Great hotel near pretty much everything in Santa Cruz. I'm a sales rep and was just in for the night so I didn't actually spend a lot of time there. There was a concert at the Catalyst and a lot of young people were at my hotel, so the noise level was probably higher than usual. Lots of parking. As a single lady, I felt safe. Very basic amenities, but I was just happy to have coffee in the morning. This hotel really is walking distance of everything if you look at a map or know Santa Cruz. Would definitely stay here again for the ease and price. It's nothing fancy, but if you're not spending a lot of time in the hotel itself, there's no need for the extras.
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Beautiful hotel and close to everything

5 out of 5
by from N
Posted Feb 16, 2017
Nice bed clean room very nice service good price will stay there again
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1 out of 5
by from Santa Cruz
Posted Jan 24, 2017
The manager gave some a person a key to our room while we were out. Yeah, she told manager she was a friend of ours. Then manager tells us, "dont worry I reset the keys." While we were sleeping, the person came back into our room with same key.Talk about no safety for my family
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Decent & clean

3 out of 5
by from US
Posted Oct 17, 2016
Pros: Quiet and clean
Cons: The courtesy breakfast needs improvement
Location: the location was quiet
The hotel staff were nice. Our room was big, had nice features and was clean.
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A good overnight hotel for sure.

4 out of 5
by from Los Angelles
Posted Sep 28, 2016
Pros: No street noises. Good linens, etc.
Cons: Put it by the water. Nicer furniture would not make much difference to me.
The manager/desk clerk was nice and friendly. The rooms were far enough from the road that I never heard street noises. Good linens and bathroom items. I turned off the refrigerator unit to ensure the room was quiet and (good news) my ice cream was still firm in the morning. When it was time to checkout, the lady trying to clean my room knocked on my door and was nice when I said I was not quite ready.
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Worst experience ever

1 out of 5
Posted Sep 22, 2016
The guy at check in was so rude, he couldn't find my reservation even after I spoke with Expedia! They calledvandvgevwas very rude to the rep also! I would never go back there!
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Easy to find from freeway

4 out of 5
Posted Sep 21, 2016
Not far from freeway. Plenty of parking. Owner very friendly and helpful. Good sized rooms. Clean. Breakfast good with ample choice.
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4 out of 5
Posted Aug 17, 2016
A decent, clean, friendly hotel. Slightly out of town but only a 10 min walk to the beach. Ideal for what we needed.
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Nice, comfortable, clean, good location.

4 out of 5
by from Southern California
Posted Jul 27, 2016
Location: The location is convenient for visiting UCSC, close to freeway, and several good restaurants nearby.
This hotel is misleading from the outside. Looks old and outdated but rooms have been renovated (at least ours had) and it was very clean and comfortable. The man at the desk was nice and helpful. They offer a breakfast; we didn't try it, but it looked surprisingly good and is more than just dry cereal.
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One of the better hotels I have stayed at in Santa

4 out of 5
by from Sacramento
Posted Jul 26, 2016
This hotel is nothing fancy. But it is nice and clean, very quiet, and centrally located to get to anywhere quickly in Santa Cruz. The hotel staff or particularly friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this to a friend, and will be staying here again in the future.
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