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Salt Air Lodge

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Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms | 1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Junior Suite, 2 Bedrooms | 1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Salt Air Lodge

Salt Air Lodge

2.5 star property

8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Housekeeping
510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk5 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center10 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Wharf10 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)43 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Cruz

Located near the beach, Salt Air Lodge is in Westside Santa Cruz, a neighborhood in Santa Cruz. Williams-Reynolds House and Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell's Beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Boardwalk Bowl are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Boardwalk Bowl - 5 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 5 min walk
  • Main Beach - 6 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 10 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 10 min walk

Getting around

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


  • Ideal Bar & Grill - 9 min walk
  • Asti Cafe - 7 min walk
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 9 min walk
  • Los Viejones - 9 min walk
  • Marini's at the Beach - 6 min walk

About this property

Salt Air Lodge

Motel located in Westside Santa Cruz
Close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Salt Air Lodge provides amenities like a business center. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A 24-hour front desk, smoke-free premises, and a vending machine
  • Guest reviews say good things about the beach locale, overall value, and helpful staff
Room features
All 27 rooms feature comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and daily housekeeping



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

Safety measures

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

  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space per unit)
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate bedroom


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Business services

  • Business center


  • 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)
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Braille/raised signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


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


  • Flat-screen TV with premium satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 3:30 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Friday, and Saturday:
  • Outdoor pool
The following facilities are closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
  • Outdoor pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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


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

  • Deposit: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay

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

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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Additional parking is available for a surcharge.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Salt Air Lodge Santa Cruz
Salt Air Santa Cruz
Salt Air Lodge Motel
Salt Air Lodge Santa Cruz
Salt Air Lodge Motel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Does Salt Air Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Salt Air Lodge?

As of Mar 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Salt Air Lodge on Apr 6, 2023 start from $81.24, 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.

Is Salt Air Lodge pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Salt Air Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Salt Air Lodge?

Check-in is from 3:30 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Salt Air Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Salt Air Lodge located?

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Boardwalk Bowl and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Salt Air Lodge and receive a full refund?

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



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 55 out of 97 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 57%
Rating 8 - Good. 18 out of 97 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 19%
Rating 6 - Okay. 13 out of 97 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 13%
Rating 4 - Poor. 5 out of 97 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 5%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 6 out of 97 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness
Very clean and friendly service. Just a few minutes to the boardwalk and the beach. Excellent location.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Clean room! Excellent!!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The location was a five minute walk to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The bathroom glass walk in shower was my favorite feature. Although the room was extremely small it was very clean and comfy bed! I would stay here again next time I visit Santa Cruz!!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

Monique Marie

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Rooms were clean, staff friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We arrived at the property and the receptionist spoke very little English and had a difficult time checking me in. Asking twice for my license and credit card information. Then again the next day they needed my credit card again since the first time 'didn't work'. This property was already prepaid through Expedia, too. Then when my family returned from surfing in 55 degree water, there was NO hot water. First they said it was due to the rain storm, which was the day before (and the hot water I was told was working in the morning). They said someone would be there in 15 minutes to fix it. An hour later there was no repair, and so we left for dinner salty and cold. To top it off, the TV did not work the first night. I asked for a credit for the inconvenience and was told twice that the owner would contact me in 5-7 days. After two weeks, no reply. With all the other similar hotels in the same neighborhood I would NOT recommend this one for the poor service.

4/10 Poor


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I DO NOT recommend this property, even if passing through for only one night as you will not get any sleep. To start with the curtains are too narrow thus do not provide any privacy from persons walking by. We walked around with the lights off in the evening, although that did not help given the outdoor lights glared through the window. The surrounds are noisy, the ac/heater is EXTREMELY loud, and you will likely be awake anyway as you monitor the safety of your vehicle. Window has no lock or screen on it. The room was oddly cold, maybe due to lack of window furnishings. The shower drain had someone else’s hair still in it, and the floor generally looked unswept given there were many long black hairs (I have short hair). What was worse, was that the shower appears incorrectly installed to drain water (plus no ledge separation between floor and shower), so the bathroom floor is flooded and you are left wading around in a strangers hair. Shower control has been installed backwards so do not scald yourself! The owner was not interested when reported the issues, he instead mumbled blaming everyone other than himself as owner. Room had some basic comforts, bed comfort was fine.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
My stay was GREAT! Our two bedroom suite was exactly what I needed for my family & extended family. My suite was clean and well stocked. I have two issues that should be addressed ASAP. 1: more mirrors! 2: wall hooks to hang clothes.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


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

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very nice for a night stay
It was nicely renovated room. The bed was comfortable. Walking distance from a lot of attractions. The pool picture was nicer than the real one...
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

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510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz