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Seaway Inn

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Beach nearby, white sand
Beach nearby, white sand
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Seaway Inn

Seaway Inn

2.5 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk3 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay10 min walk
  • Popular LocationManresa State Beach16 min drive
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)44 min drive

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About this area

Santa Cruz

Located in Santa Cruz, Seaway Inn is near theme parks and near the beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Mystery Spot are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Main Beach and Monterey Bay. Roaring Camp Railroads and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and parasailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and rock climbing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cowell's Beach - 1 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 3 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 3 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 10 min walk
  • Manresa State Beach - 16 min drive

Getting around

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


  • The Picnic Basket — 4 min walk
  • Firefish Grill — 8 min walk
  • Riva Fish House — 8 min walk
  • Gilda's — 9 min walk
  • Saturn Café — 11 min walk

About this property

Seaway Inn

Santa Cruz hotel in Westside Santa Cruz, walk to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
This smoke-free hotel features self parking, a business center, and free newspapers. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a front-desk safe. All 15 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.
Seaway Inn offers 15 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers.

This Santa Cruz hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

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

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

  • Self parking on site (surcharge)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English

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)
  • In-room accessibility (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
  • 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

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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)
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per night
Dogs welcome
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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

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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

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

Rating 5 - Excellent. 137 out of 258 reviews
5 - Excellent 53%
Rating 4 - Good. 80 out of 258 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 22 out of 258 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 258 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 258 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was small and the bathroom (though renovated) needed a tad of touchup work along the baseboards BUT it was very convenient to the beach, boardwalk and amusement park. No need to use a car at all unless going out to a special restaurant for dinner. The only suggestions I would have for the very friendly staff is to let folks know upon check-in that because of COVID there currently is no continental breakfast served nor is there daily room service.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a nice place with a nice view and great location. You can walk right down to the boardwalk and the wharf. The room was clean as well. We enjoyed our stay very much!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This property has a great location near Steamers Lane. It is an old property that has been refurbished. I found the shower controls a little diffficult to learn. There is one small window and a sliding door. The window and door need to be open to receive ventalation. The wifi was inconsistent, good in the evening then poor in the morning. The good is that it is the lowest price very near the ocean and the tourist area of Santa Cruz.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family and small children
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
When i booked the room it said pay for first night now. Pay the rest at the hotel. So I get a call from the property first thing friday morning telling me that they were trying to charge my cc for the remainder of the stay. Which was not supposed to happen. Shoot. I already paid for the first night and cant check in until 4pm. And it is 11am and they are trying to charge me for the room already. So finally we get that straightened out. We get to the property and check in. And they dont have enough parking spaces for the amount of rooms that they have. So we end up having to park at another property next door. Our room was on the first floor. There are two levels to this property. The building is so poorly built that you can hear every step by every person walking up the stairs and in the room above us. It was miserable. So on our second night the noise was so bad that I had to complain. The manager went upstairs and spoke to the people above us. But it didnt help. They were so loud we could hardly sleep all three nights. Our toilet paper holder fell off while we were using the room. The bathroom door knob is broken and you have to mess around with it to get out of the bathroom. And then they tell us they ran out of pillow cases. So we didnt have pillow cases on half of our pillows the whole time we were there. When I was checking out I mentioned all these things to the gal working. She immediately charged the room above us a "excessive noise" charge. There is more!
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I grew up in the Santa Cruz Mountains and surfed at Steamer Lane quite often. Seaway has been a place I have wanted to stay at for years. My daughter is headed off to College soon, so made a week reservation. Had a blast staying here. Quiet, secure, staff is awesome! Be back soon.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2021