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"The beds and pillows were exceptionally comfortable! Best night sleep I've had in a hotel in a long time! Also the bathroom, shower, bathtub were ex ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 16 Jan 2018

Hotel Description

Hotel near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, connected to a shopping center in Santa Cruz

Near boardwalk, shopping

Your stay at this Westside Santa Cruz hotel 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 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the laundry service. There's a seasonal outdoor pool on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a picnic area are also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 42 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls are also available.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$81* Per night/room Oct 9 - Oct 10

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Patio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Quality Inn Santa Cruz ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Quality Inn Santa Cruz

Everyone (5) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Location was great walking distance to food and stores

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019

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5 out of 5
Our room was very roomy. It was in a great location and had good amenities. The front desk was very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on May 30, 2019

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2 out of 5
Location of Hotel is very convenient. Only issue I had was with the bed. Bed was soft, old, sunk in the middle and over was uncomfortable.

Posted by , from Santa Cruz, Ca on Mar 30, 2019

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5 out of 5

Quality where it counts!

The beds and pillows were exceptionally comfortable! Best night sleep I've had in a hotel in a long time! Also the bathroom, shower, bathtub were excellent. The room was clean and spacious. Seemed like this establishment made an effort to have top quality beds and bathroom space which was much appreciated!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

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5 out of 5

Don't judge it by the outside!

Pros: I liked the cleanliness, the room decor and the comfort of this hotel. It was on a busy street but was very quiet at night.
Cons: Maybe look into updating the outside of the building- many people may be turned off by the look of this place from the outside.
Location: The location claims to be near the boardwalk but it's not. It's a strong 10-15 minute drive with traffic. However, the Mystery Spot was very close.
We did an overnight stay to the Boardwalk with our family of 5. This was the hotel that fit my criteria for a free breakfast. Upon arriving I was very discouraged by the outside. However, upon entering our room I changed my mind. The rooms are very clean and comfortable- up to date TV's, bedding, flooring and refrigerators. They even have AC units in every room. The pool was a must for having small kids, but its much smaller than I had anticipated. The manager was very friendly and even allowed us to check in early.

Posted by , from Sacramento, CA on Aug 14, 2015

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3 out of 5

No hassle hotel.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Staff was friendly and gave me a choice of room at arrival. Chose room on third level. No elevator. However, it was very quiet. Enjoyed the shaded patio on 2nd level. Pool was very small.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012

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1 out of 5

Rude service

The site didn't tell me you had to be 21 so when I went to check in the hotel manager was extreamly rude to me I didn't appreciate it one bit. If I would have been able to stay I would have left regardless.

Posted by , from Merced, CA, USA on May 25, 2012

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About the Quality Inn Santa Cruz

Location 1101 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Property Features

Free breakfast is available. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Quality Inn Santa Cruz also features a seasonal outdoor pool, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Santa Cruz hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 42 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) (54.3 km / 33.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Quality Inn Santa Cruz offers 42 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in February 2015.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 25 per night.


  • Pets: USD 25.00 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay


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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2


Optional extras

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

  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Quality Inn Santa Cruz
  • Quality Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Quality Inn
  • Quality Hotel Santa Cruz
  • Quality Inn Santa Cruz Hotel
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  • Quality Inn Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in March and close in September.
  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 9 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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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.