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Mission Inn
2.5 out of 5
2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
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The price is $104 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
$104
per night
Nov 30 - Dec 1
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
"Our room was at the back of the property, so street noise was less of an issue. Our room was newly updated with luxury vinyl flooring. Our bedding was very comfy."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Mission Inn
Torch Lite Inn
2.5 out of 5
500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
The price is $60 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$60
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
3.3/5 (1,001 reviews)
"Clean room, excellent service"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Torch Lite Inn
Salt Air Lodge
2.5 out of 5
510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
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The price is $74 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
$74
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
4.2/5 Very Good! (85 reviews)
"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."

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Salt Air Lodge

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Ocean Pacific Lodge
2 out of 5
301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
The price is $89 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
$89
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,004 reviews)
"This was close to the warf and boardwalk with just a short walk. Clean and nice. No breakfast, hot tubs only were open. Lots of stairs to get up to your rooms. There is an elevator, but not near our room at all. Fun view of the soccer fields."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Ocean Pacific Lodge
Surf City Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
619 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
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The price is $58 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 30
$58
per night
Dec 29 - Dec 30
2.7/5 (1,001 reviews)
"When we arrived a kiosk greeted us from somewhere abroad. This is my first time checking into a hotel and not being greeted by someone on-site. It was weird, but he spoke great English and was very attentive. I would have given this place better ratings because the bed was comfortable and the place ..."

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Surf City Inn and Suites
Beachview Inn
2 out of 5
50 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
The price is $67 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
$67
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Stop"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Beachview Inn
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5
325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
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The price is $83 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
$83
per night
Nov 30 - Dec 1
3.3/5 (999 reviews)
"Really close by the santa cruz boardwalk. Everythimg is almost walking distance. Rooms are comfortable. Really recommend."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Beach Street Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
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The price is $139 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
$139
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)
"Ocean front View was fantastic and the rooms are very clean and neat overall and great stay"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Beach Street Inn and Suites
Rio Sands Hotel
2 out of 5
116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003
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The price is $130 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
$130
per night
Nov 30 - Dec 1
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"I always stay at Rio Sands. I love the area and great for walking. Close to the beach, the rooms are nice and affordable"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Rio Sands Hotel
Aqua Breeze Inn
2.5 out of 5
204 Second Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
The price is $87 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$87
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
3.6/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
Best place to stay
"Always an amazing stay, straight walk to the beach and always amazing customer service"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Aqua Breeze Inn
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Other property types in Santa Cruz

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

4 out of 5
611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
4.3/5 Excellent! (999 reviews)
"Great hotel and worth the splurge!"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Casablanca On The Beach

Casablanca On The Beach

3.5 out of 5
101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
4.1/5 Very Good! (730 reviews)
Beautiful views
"Very nice place to stay. The view is beautiful. They are dog friendly and have nice clean dog run. They just didnt say anything at check in about a deposit and just took it so be aware of that."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Casablanca On The Beach
Beach Street Inn and Suites

Beach Street Inn and Suites

2 out of 5
125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)
"Ocean front View was fantastic and the rooms are very clean and neat overall and great stay"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Beach Street Inn and Suites
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Santa Cruz Motels information

Number of reviews 9095
Accommodation 22 Motels
Lowest Price $58
Highest Price $139

Price trends for Motels in Santa Cruz

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$87
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January
$114
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$118
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$216
April
$231
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$309
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$325
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$359
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$391
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$246
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$223
November
$70
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$87
Price trend information excludes taxes and fees and is based on base rates for a nightly stay for 2 adults found in the last 7 days on our site and averaged for commonly viewed Motels in Santa Cruz. Select dates and complete search for nightly totals inclusive of taxes and fees.

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Santa Cruz?
When you save on your room price, you can enjoy more of what Santa Cruz has to offer. Top sights to visit include Monterey Bay.
What are motels like?
When you stay at a motel, you’re likely to find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool. With a stay at a motel, you’ll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot. Starting in the early 1950s, customized neon signs often lit up the roadside motels, and examples today can still be seen along historic U.S. Route 66.
What are the best motels in Santa Cruz?
Beach Street Inn and Suites: Stay within a short 6-minute drive of Monterey Bay. Enjoy access to the free WiFi, parking, and terrace. Torch Lite Inn: Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like pillowtop beds. It’s located within a short 8-minute drive of Monterey Bay. Ocean Pacific Lodge: Enjoy access to the 2 spa tubs, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Stay within a quick 2-minute drive of Monterey Bay. Mission Inn: It’s located within a quick 2-minute drive of Monterey Bay. Free breakfast and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a microwave. Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East: Stay within a short 7-minute drive of Monterey Bay. Enjoy access to the terrace, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
How many motels should I expect to find in Santa Cruz?
You can select from 20 economical motels in Santa Cruz.
What can I do in Santa Cruz?
In this walkable area, you can enjoy the entertainment choices and popular beaches while you’re sightseeing. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Monterey Bay, Main Beach, and Santa Cruz Main Beach. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Boardwalk Bowl. Some historical places you might want to see include Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, Williams-Reynolds House, and Lighthouse Point Park. During your trip, here are some other places to visit: Ocean Street, Mission Santa Cruz, and Pacific Avenue.
What's the seasonal weather like in Santa Cruz?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Santa Cruz to help you plan yours. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 64°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 53°F. Average annual precipitation for Santa Cruz is 31 inches.
What are my options for getting around Santa Cruz when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about getting around Santa Cruz to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC), which is located 27.6 mi (44.3 km) from the city center. You can also search for flights into Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), which is 13.4 mi (21.6 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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