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Seaway Inn

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Premium Room, Ocean View | Aerial view
Beach nearby, white sand
Beach nearby, white sand
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Deluxe Room, Ocean View | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Seaway Inn

Seaway Inn

2.5 star property

8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
176 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Wharf3 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk9 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay10 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)44 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Cruz

Seaway Inn is located in Westside Santa Cruz, a neighborhood in Santa Cruz, and is near theme parks and near the beach. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Main Beach and Monterey Bay. Don't miss out on a visit to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Scuba diving and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with horse riding and ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Cowell's Beach - 1 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 3 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 3 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 9 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 44 min drive


  • Aquarius - 2 min walk
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 4 min walk
  • The Picnic Basket - 4 min walk
  • Sawasdee by the Sea - 5 min walk
  • Beach Street Café - 7 min walk

About this property

Seaway Inn

Hotel located in Westside Santa Cruz
Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Seaway Inn provides everything you need. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 18 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Recycling, refrigerators, and microwaves



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

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
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

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

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage


  • 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
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Recycling

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Sunday - Thursday (8:00 AM - 11:00 PM) and Friday - Saturday (8:00 AM - midnight)
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 50 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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, 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
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.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Seaway Inn Santa Cruz
Seaway Santa Cruz
Hotel Seaway Inn Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Seaway Inn Hotel
Hotel Seaway Inn
Seaway Inn Hotel
Seaway Inn Santa Cruz
Seaway Inn Hotel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Is Seaway Inn pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 50.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Seaway Inn?

As of Dec 8, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Seaway Inn on Dec 11, 2022 start from $109.0, 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 Seaway Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Seaway Inn?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Seaway Inn?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Seaway Inn located?

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Santa Cruz Wharf and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay are also within 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Seaway Inn and receive a full refund?

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

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 199 out of 407 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 49%
Rating 8 - Good. 125 out of 407 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 31%
Rating 6 - Okay. 41 out of 407 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 10%
Rating 4 - Poor. 24 out of 407 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 18 out of 407 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice, spacious room. I’m a local who occasionally rooms at this affordable hotel to walk to the wharf for a sunset dinner and stroll on West Cliff for the beautiful sunrise, also across the ocean this time of year.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Comfortable, clean, safe, friendly staff and perfect location.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff at check-in and out were very pleasant and friendly. The room was was very clean and comfortable. The bed was firm, but comfortable. I was in Santa Cruz for only one night to attend an event being held across the street. I liked room and staff, but the cost was high for the room. But it is close to the Boardwalk and beach. Nice stay overall.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

2/10 Terrible

Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Paid for ocean view but get room with sliding door! Very tiny room furniture very old reception not really friendly! It’s not worth it
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

2/10 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My vehicle got broken into while parked in their parking lot. Iphone was stolen. Cameras available, but hotel staff would not bother.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Seaway is a nice property at a fantastic location! Everything about our stay was great.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

2/10 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
Liked sliding glass door. Room was uncomfortably small. Hard bed. Small hard pillows.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022