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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Good value for money. Owners are friendly and accommodating. Room was clean, price was right, tv, fridge, everything you need.

Thank JGS2222
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 28 January 2012

We used to stay here all the time for a couple reasons: location and price. However, the last experience was the final straw. My friend had her bike stolen that was locked up 20 feet from our room on the night of our final stay (which tells me someone saw it there the previous day). Also, the walls are paper...

3Thank cs1sc
Catheys Valley, California
Reviewed 27 January 2012

We stayed two nights here and had a great time. Room is nothing special but not bad really. Its really close to the boardwalk maybe a 5 min walk. Owners where very nice and friendly. Will stay there again.

Thank JimiWatts
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2011

Good quiet location - 5 mins walk to board walk & 10 min to downtown. Room was clean, no frills. Had TV and fridge. Bed was comfortable and we slept well on the one night we stayed there. Service was OK.

1Thank SydneyMermaid
Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 24 September 2011

We've stayed here a number of times over the years. The rooms aren't fancy but they're clean, and they have a TV and mini-refrigerator. And the beds are comfortable, which is very important to me. It's just a couple of blocks from the beach and the Boardwalk. There's usually adequate parking, and the management is very pleasant. They've been upgrading...

1Thank Cynthia94941
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 23 September 2011

Great location - 5 mins walk to the Boardwalk, 10 min to the Downtown. Room was clean, bathroom freshly renovated with big shower. We stayed in weekdays so the price was very good. Truly recommend to those who don't expect a 5* hotel standard :)

1Thank Oszusty
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2011

This motel looks the smartest in the area, it is freshly painted with nicely kept gardens and a clean, heated pool. The decor in the rooms is a bit elderly, but our room was spotlessly clean, spacious, and the bed was very comfortable. We thought this end of town looked run down and a bit dubious but we had pre-paid,...

1Thank Eleanor G
knights7985, Owner at Salt Air Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which helps us to improve our property for the next guest. we trully appreciate you staying with us and help us move in the positive direction.Thank you again and hope to having you and your friends and theirs families back to stay with us in the near future. We try our best to make our...

Reviewed 26 August 2011

This was the worst hotel by far in our 2 week trip across California. Horrible decor, poor quality fittings, dodgy electrics, terrible bathroom. I could go on. Just don't stay here.

4Thank P_M51
Reviewed 9 August 2011

The first thing I noticed when I walked in the door were the styrofoam cups...for $200 per night they can't even provide real glasses?! Also, there was no clock/radio, no kleenex, no coffee pot, no shampoo, towels like sand paper and no extra rolls of toilet paper left in the bathroom should you run out. I was quite perturbed to...

2Thank cdCalifornia
knights7985, Owner at Salt Air Lodge, responded to this review

I once again apologize for the the tp inconvinience and also an behalf of my assisistance manager for not doing the right thing at that particular moment. Please also mention in your review that I the owner after learning what happened, personally came to your room and apologized and to make sure that housekeeping staff put enough tp in all...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 7 August 2011

You get what you pay for and this place is PERFECT as far as location goes. It's right behind the boardwalk and about a 10 min walk to downtown. Not the greatest place to stay, but if you're just looking for a place to sleep, it legitimate. Look on Expedia. for the best deal on the room and if you...

Thank cs1sc
knights7985, Owner at Salt Air Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate staying with us on your trip to Santa Cruz. Our goal is to provide you with a clean, comfortable and a safe room. As we are a 1.5 star limited service property, we do not have all the bells and whistles which higher class hotels do.We always try to make your stay comfy.We hope to see you back.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Salt Air Lodge

Address: 510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5016 (Formerly Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $112 - $496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Salt Air Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Knights Inn Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Knights Inn
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“check for damage, the wall in the bathroom had a crack, and some sheetrock issue near the shower, ”
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