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Carousel Beach Inn

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Bayonne
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice room near the boardwalk. Quieter than expected. The wifi was not working but the young woman at the front desk kindly assisted us by looking up some local breweries to help us find a place to dine that night. Really nice to have someone so helpful on staff.

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Thank Cameron23
Orange County, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I just got back from a road trip for our anniversary and booked a night at the Carousel Beach Inn based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. I'm incredulous that there are so many high ratings! I would be wrong to not mention that every single staff member we encountered was wonderful and could not have been... More 

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Thank sarahcogwood
Roseville, Ca.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Carousel Beach Inn. Nice little property across the street from the boardwalk. Clean rooms with friendly staff. Breakfast room with coffee, juice, toast and assorted muffins. It was nice to be so close to the beach.

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Thank Deborah H
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We turned up here unannounced, deciding to stop after a quick google search on our PCH road trip. The people who work here are so polite and welcoming. Our room well exceeded expectations and the price was very reasonable. We had a direct view of the boardwalk which was lovely. Breakfast was included and although very simple, was extremely delicious.... More 

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Thank Martine090
CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is right across the street from the Amusement Park. Our room had a wonderful view of the park. All the employees are friendly and helpful. Our room was a nice size, and had a king bed. We want to take our granddaughters to Santa Cruz and this is the place we will stay.

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Thank DellaE
San Marcos, California
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We loved our stay at Carousel Beach Inn. The entire staff was very nice, and the hotel was very clean, very close to the Boardwalk and Beach (1/2 block away), continental breakfast was good. And a nice balcony to enjoy the view and the weather. We definitely will stay there again.

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Thank familysarazen
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This place is literally as close to the boardwalk as you see in the photos already posted by past guests. You walk out and the next block is the front of the boardwalk. Which helps since you don't have to worry about finding a parking spot or paying for parking. The wharf is a 10 minute walk away (to the... More 

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PA
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The inside rooms are quite nice. Clean and comfortable, private balcony (large), quiet and safe. Not much late night activity- the Boardwalk seems like day time only - but took Uber to trendy downtown restaurant/bar area (try 515 Kitchen) for $7 each way. The check-in women seemed irritated that I was checking in late (Sunday at 9p during coastal drive)... More 

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1 Thank BRIJ
Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We (myself, fiancé, 14 year old son & 10 year old son) decided last minute to check out Santa Cruz on the way home from a Raider game. After checking out a few different hotels on Trip Advisor I decided to go with Carousel because it was priced right and had decent reviews. We were not disappointed! This place was... More 

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Thank Shanda B
Vacaville, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Not the fanciest hotel but I still give it 5 stars for its cleanliness, decor, great staff, affordable , and proximity to everything you want to do in Santa Cruz. Walking distance to boardwalk, arcade, mini golf, bowling, and the wharf. Great hotel. Great price

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The family-friendly Carousel Beach Inn is just steps away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Main Beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carousel Beach Inn

Address: 110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Carousel Motel)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $158 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Carousel Motel Santa Cruz
Carousel Hotel Santa Cruz
Carousel Santa Cruz
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“3 floors with elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles 874deborahh, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs on North side of building is great view to beach, boardwalk, and hills.”
 of 5 bubbles familysarazen, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Alway go with the king spa rooms, ask for one that overlooks the street for the best view of the boardwalk.”
 of 5 bubbles D1134YLmichaelh, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Check to see if the boardwalk is open, top floor room”
 of 5 bubbles 174jenns, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“3rd floor is the best!”
 of 5 bubbles sublimegirlly, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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