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The Islander Motel

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Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of The Islander Motel

The Islander Motel

2 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPacific Avenue10 min walk
  • Popular LocationTown Clock12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk17 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)42 min drive

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About this area

Santa Cruz

Located in Santa Cruz, The Islander Motel is in the city center and near the beach. Mission Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 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. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching and golfing.

What's nearby

  • Pacific Avenue - 10 min walk
  • Town Clock - 12 min walk
  • Mission Santa Cruz - 15 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 17 min walk
  • Main Beach - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 42 min drive

Restaurants

  • Taqueria Vallarta — 5 min walk
  • The Buttery Café — 6 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Diner — 8 min walk
  • Oswald — 8 min walk
  • Malabar — 8 min walk

About this property

The Islander Motel

Santa Cruz motel in Westside Santa Cruz, near Mission Santa Cruz
This motel features a poolside bar, a 24-hour front desk, and free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a vending machine. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free local calls. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Housekeeping is available on request.
The Islander Motel offers 22 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on request.

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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
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
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free offsite parking

Food and drink

  • 1 poolside bar

Things to do

  • Golf driving range
  • Swimming pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • No elevators
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (on request)

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated entire property - December 2016

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Entertainment

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 25.00
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 50.00

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 3:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for 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
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
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:

  • Cash deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Cash Breakage deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Service fee: USD 3.00 per accommodation, per night

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

Optional extras

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

  • Early check-in fee: USD 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00 (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

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old
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, debit cards, and mobile payments
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, a fire extinguisher, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not served at this property
Children under 5 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Islander Motel Santa Cruz
Islander Santa Cruz
The Islander Motel Motel
The Islander Motel Santa Cruz
The Islander Motel Motel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 235 out of 857 reviews
5 - Excellent 27%
Rating 4 - Good. 392 out of 857 reviews
4 - Good 46%
Rating 3 - Okay. 145 out of 857 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 43 out of 857 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 42 out of 857 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

3.9/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
It was a nice place...man at the desk was to serious but other than that it was a good place for an overnight stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
I I liked that it was in Santa Cruz, what I didn't like was the noise of the cars passing by all night and the lack of parking spaces I did not like
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent service. Room was nice and clean. Overall a great stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Fair
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021