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Hotel Description

Motel near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz

In Santa Cruz

Your stay at this Westside Santa Cruz motel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Property Amenities

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Laundry facilities are provided for your convenience.

Free WiFi

Guestrooms offer free WiFi and phones.

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$67* Per night/room Nov 14 - Nov 15

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Motel Santa Cruz ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
1.9 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Motel Santa Cruz

Everyone (4) Couples (1)
3 out of 5
Location and outside were nice. Rooms not the best, didn’t have basic stuff like towels or soap but were pet friendly so that’s cool

Posted by on Sep 8, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 5, 2019

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1 out of 5

NEVER and I mean NEVER stay here!!

Pros: They only benefit was that we had someplace to stay for the time we were in Santa Cruz. But I have to say that there was not one thing that I liked.
Cons: Where do I start!! The prices first and foremost. It is way overpriced for what they provide or should I say DON'T provide.
Location: The location was fine. And, there were plenty of restaurants nearby and you could walk to the boardwalk.
If you can call this an experience. Our room was not at all what we expected. The TV had 25 channels (NO CABLE) and every channel (some worse than others) was fuzzy with lines going through it. There were no towels, hair dryer or toiletries in the room either. The fridge that was in the room was coming off its hinges. And, the topper, which we discovered on our last night there, was that our room opened without needing a key. This was the worst stay/experience I have ever had in Santa Cruz. Not only would I not recommend this place to anyone but I will say stay as far away from this Motel as possible. IT WAS HORRIBLE!!!

Posted by , from Stockton, CA on Feb 20, 2018

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2 out of 5

Very old hotel. Cleanly but poorly maintained

Cons: Maintenance and noise
From the time you enter you would notice that this is an old hotel that is poorly maintained. Stairs are not even and seem to be maintained by a handy man. Rooms have not isolation so you would hear everyone talking or coming in and our of the hall way Staff were pleasant. Bathroom and rest seem clean

Posted by , from Pleasanton, CA on Aug 14, 2016

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3 out of 5

OK, but for that money?

Pros: the Staff was nice.
Cons: It just need some more fixing up, and it looks like they're doing that.
Location: It was a short drive or a long walk from the boardwalk and beach.
The Place was OK, a little run down and a a few sketchy characters about, but hey, it's Santa Cruz; that just the way it is. But for the $200+ price tag I'd expect a little more.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

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1 out of 5

Disgusting, poor customer service, unsafe.

The motel was disgusting (even for a budget motel), garbage in the parking lot, non-smokin room stunk of stale cigarettes so much so I had a migrane within an hour. Window lock broke, screen sliced open-couldn't sit out the room safely. Contrary to the ad no complimentary breakfast; no coffee/tea service in room or otherwise. Vending machine broken.

Posted by , from California on Oct 8, 2013

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1 out of 5

Expensive hotel that does not deliver

Pros: close to the boardwalk
Beds were VERY hard. Like sleeping on the carpet and the pillows were really small and thin like airline pillows. I was a skeptic about all the bad reviews but they don't lie. Overall the hotel was dirty and not comfortable. Would not return. Horrible.

Posted by , from Clearfield, UT, USA on Oct 23, 2012

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1 out of 5

NOT A PICKY PERSON BUT THIS ONE IS BAD

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
my husband and I don't mind staying in cheap motels but this one was the worst of all…. a lot of druggies …people coming in and out of rooms… people kept knocking on our door and calling the room to sell us drugs....it was very uncomfortable. I rather had slept in my truck…. The room stink really bad it was smoking room with no ash trays, when taking a shower the bathroom became flooded. Staff very unorganized bedding was very dirty….nice area but horrible motel

Posted by on Aug 2, 2011

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1 out of 5

last minute mistake

we didn't book any rooms for our stay in santa cruz so we drove around and spotted this hotel\motel it looks desent but it was a mistake the night was very long.. we put a chair infront of the door from the inside before finally going to bed ... the rate was very cheep but u know what they say u pay for what u get.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2010

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1 out of 5

worst i've ever experienced

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel. It was dirty, loud and noisy. I was scared to leave my car outside. our peep hole was broken so we had to stick toilet paper in it, so we didn't get a breeze in the night. The door was crooked and there was a crack; we weren't sure if it was secure or not. Staff was nice, but the price of this hotel was too high for the quality. You're really only paying for location convienence. would never go there again.

Posted by on Mar 30, 2010

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Property Features

Motel Santa Cruz offers its guests laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free.

  • 1 building
  • 62 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Self-service laundry

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) (55.4 km / 34.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Motel Santa Cruz offers 62 accommodations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Telephone

Nearby Activities

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 02:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily until midnight.
There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily until midnight.
This property does not have a front desk. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 25.00 per pet, per night

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 5.50 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Motel Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Motel
  • Motel Santa Cruz Motel
  • Motel Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
  • Motel Santa Cruz Motel Santa Cruz
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.