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Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

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King & Queen Suite with Kitchenette, Non Smoking | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Suite with 3 Queen Beds & Kitchenette, Non Smoking | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
King & Queen Suite with Kitchenette, Non Smoking | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Suite with 3 Queen Beds & Kitchenette, Non Smoking | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

2.0 star property

7.2/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
Map
505 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk7 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center13 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Wharf13 min walk
  • AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)54 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Cruz

Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz is located in Westside Santa Cruz, a neighborhood in Santa Cruz, and is near theme parks and near the beach. Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center and Museum of Art & History are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Ocean Street and Pacific Avenue. Boardwalk Bowl and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are also worth visiting. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 7 min walk
  • Boardwalk Bowl - 9 min walk
  • Pacific Avenue - 9 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 13 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 53 min drive

Restaurants

  • Asti - 8 min walk
  • Firefly Coffeehouse - 9 min walk
  • Beach Street Café - 9 min walk
  • Zachary's - 9 min walk
  • Blue Lagoon - 10 min walk

About this property

Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

Motel located in Westside Santa Cruz
Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz provides everything you need. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out and a vending machine
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All 25 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • 42-inch LED TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, coffee/tea makers, and heating

Languages

English, Hindi, 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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA), COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless 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
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space per unit)

Conveniences

  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Entertainment

  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Window screens

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

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

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

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
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

  • Deposit: USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • A damage deposit of USD 200.00 will be collected before check-in.

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

Optional extras

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • 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

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
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector 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

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Frequently asked questions

Is Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz?

As of Feb 9, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz on Feb 12, 2023 start from $75.0, 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 Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz?

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

Where is Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz located?

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Ocean Street and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Main Beach are also within 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz and receive a full refund?

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

Reviews

7.2

Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 114 out of 421 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 27%
Rating 8 - Good. 138 out of 421 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 33%
Rating 6 - Okay. 90 out of 421 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 21%
Rating 4 - Poor. 40 out of 421 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 10%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 39 out of 421 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 9%

7.5/10

Cleanliness

7.6/10

Staff & service

6.9/10

Amenities

7.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.3/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

6/10 Okay

Maria

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was too crowded and asked for another room since not busy and will not let me move because said other rooms were two bedrooms and i could not get the rooms by the street under maintenance and also the coffee kurrig maker did not work!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

Manjinder

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great Rates Clean Rooms Clean Linen Excellent Customer Service Within minutes of Boardwalk Beach and Wharf Downtown is very close as well Book with Expedia.com Or Download the App for Best Rates

10/10 Excellent

John

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Check in person was awesome!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Anissa

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
For the price, it was great. Clean. Helpful staff. Everything you need for an inexpensive place to stay.

10/10 Excellent

terrie

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
clean and quiet

2/10 Terrible

John

Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
AVOID THIS PLACE!! No one should have had to experience what I went through at this overpriced hovel for three nights (Oct. 27, 28, 29, 2022). It is located in a sleazy part of Santa Cruz, a riverbank area populated by scary-looking, homeless people and wandering vagrants. I was carelessly assigned to a wing just 12' facing a busy street and backed by a unit containing what appeared to be a long-term guest who was up blasting his TV and yelling on the phone until 5 am. The thin walls couldn't hide the racket from trucks, motorcycles and skateboards going by all night, or noises from adjoining rooms The last night was the worst, with noisy check-ins entering, leaving and slamming doors all night long. I had to park around the other side of the building the last night because a worker said she didn't have her choice spot near the office and used the spot by my unit There is no "sleeping in" possible since by 8 am kids are using the city skateboard park and basketball court right across the busy street. The white socks I wore just walking from the bed to the bathroom at night were black with filth from the carpeting. I never touched the room's coffee maker. I had to drive 500 miles home on three hours of sleep. What an awful, awful place.

10/10 Excellent

Tracy

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love staying here it’s always nice and clean and the management is always nice and friendly.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

eddy

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

David

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice location and accommodating staff
Great experience with staff. Friendly and helpful. Needed to leave my car in the lot for a couple of hours past check-out and they were happy to let me do so. USB on the bedside lights made for easy phone charging. Close enough to walk over to the wharf and the Boardwalk.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Shayne

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The only complaint I have is that they don't furnish the kitchen with anything but a coffee pot so I had to bring my own dishes.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022