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Reviewed 30 August 2014

I have to say staying here was really nice. If you request a upstairs room like rm#228 you can lay on your bed and see the wharf and the ocean. The staff was so nice and even helped me bring my bags,etc up the stairs to my room and when I left they helped me take it all back to...

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BeachGazer176, Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for all of your comments in regards to your stay with us. We'll look forward to seeing you, on your next trip to Santa Cruz!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Clean and comfortable. We must of had an ADA accessible rm because bathroom large w large shower. There was no vanity space was our only complaint. breakfast had the largest selection I saw and fresh. Only short walk to boardwalk and beach. No pool or spa, but it wasn't missed. Comfortable bed! We were here once before, different motel and...

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BeachGazer176, Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope that we get the chance to accommodate you again in the future.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This is a quaint little hotel. The King size ocean view room is small, but has a nice view. The decor is old fashioned but in good condition and clean. The bed was comfortable, we slept well. The bathroom and shower in room 239 was very small, but I got a good shower. The room has a sliding glass door...

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope that we get the chance to see you on your next visit to Santa Cruz!

Novato, California
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I stayed at Seaway Inn last year with my teen daughter's girl scout troop in their "family room", which is a two bedroom, one bath unit. Decided to stay here again last week with my family of four in the same room (they have only one room like this). The best thing about Seaway Inn is the proximity to the...

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our property and your continued patronage of our Inn. We do actually have that same room on the 2nd floor as well, so we have two of those particular rooms. We also have one more additional two room suite that has a king bed in one room and a queen and futon in a...

Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

We started our time in Santa Cruz at a different hotel. The room was nice but the location of the room and the pet fee were not going to work for us (across from the pool entry and $30/night/dog). So we found the Seaway and couldn't be happier we switched. Rooms are nice and clean. Big shower with a shower...

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your review. We'll look forward to seeing you next time!

New York
Reviewed 12 August 2014

The Seaway Inn was our second stop on our 10 day California road trip. We stayed for 2 nights - honestly, 1 night would have sufficed. The Inn was very cute, but small and old. Don't get me wrong, it was clean, but the room was very small and tight for just 3 people. The bathroom was especially small. The...

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our property. You mentioned that you had to step out onto the patio to get an ocean view from your room, but you can also catch that spectacular view from your main window, it faces directly towards the ocean. We are still working on upgrading our remaining bathrooms, I was sorry to hear that...

Central Coast
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This is a basic motel so don't come here if you're seeking extravagance. The accomodations are modest and rooms are fairly small. But the balcony in front of the second floor rooms has a nice view of the marina and the ocean and pleasant place to sit with a glass of wine and your dog. We especially enjoyed taking an...

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our property. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and our pet policy. We will look forward to seeing you again, on your next trip our direction!

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

I normally stay here every time I come to visit my brother. The location makes it so easy to walk and do stuff. I love that you can walk over to the cliffs and enjoy the beautiful pacific. Always clean. Love the patios. Looking forward to my next visit.

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We'll look forward to seeing you next time!

Petaluma, California
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This isn't a fancy, high end hotel like the "Dream Inn" across the street. But it is within walking distance to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It's a great value with the continental breakfast, including fresh waffles, orange juice, yogurt, fruit, coffee, teas, etc. The rooms are small, but clean. We spent very little time in ours-mostly to sleep. Showers...

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I am happy to hear that you were satisfied with our accommodations and very much look forward to seeing you again, should you be in the area.

Somerset, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed one night in June. Not anything bad but not anything extraordinary either. Staff was very friendly and the continental breakfast was pretty good. We were in room 221 ( right over the office) and the layout of the room was odd to me. Had a nice shower but needs a light in the shower- it was kind of...

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our property. I was sorry to hear that you were disturbed by the traffic noise and the lack of light in the shower; we hope that these issues do not keep you from coming to stay with us again. Perhaps next time we may be able to get you into a room that will...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Seaway Inn is a charming Santa Cruz hotel perched on a hillside overlooking the gorgeous Monterey Bay. It has all the warmth and coziness of a classic beach hotel with a full array of modern amenities. It is just a short walk to family fun at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, world-class surfing at Steamer Lane, fine dining at the Municipal Wharf, and unique shops and entertainment in bustling Downtown Santa Cruz. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Seaway Inn

Address: 176 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5440
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $129 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Go for a seaview with balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Offthetouristtrack, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room, as close to the offfice as they can do.”
 of 5 bubbles Lesley19662015, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms have the best views and ask for a room with renovated bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles mdedwards, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“303, 304 and 305 would be the best rooms to have, the other two would be a bit noisy I think.”
 of 5 bubbles r0rschach, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“try and get one that faces the sea!”
 of 5 bubbles Neofuzz, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
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