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Carousel Beach Inn

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Turlock, California
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We stayed at the Carousel Inn for one night to visit the Boardwalk. Although the location of the hotel is great because it's literally across the street from the Boardwalk, I was disappointed with the room. Both queen beds sat on old, squeaky box springs that made noise every time there was any movement in the bed. In addition, the...

Thank j0ds7
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The location was great! The Inn is located directly across from the Boardwalk carousel. It doesn't get any closer than that. It's nice to be able to go to the room anytime that you feel like it. Perfect for families. The room was clean,nicely remodeled & secure. I liked the security gate that required a room slide key to gain...

Thank Shelley F
Clovis, California
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Room was huge and decorated well. My daughter stayed in another hotel nearby and when she walked into my room said she should've stayed here! Bed was comfortable.Near beach. Nice huge patio out where you can have a drink over looking the night lights of The Beach Boardwalk. And that is why i always stay here.Service was great,front desk gal,breakfast...

Thank ritacchica
Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 21 June 2016

If you are visiting Santa Cruz with kids and want to do the beach and the Boardwalk, this is the best place to stay. It's nothing fancy, but totally clean, very nice staff, and you can't beat the location. We loved having a little patio to over look the Boardwalk and take advantage of the nice weather. Once you park...

Thank Jacki L
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I love this hotel we go 4 times a year with kids .friendly staff great rooms a lil small but location is great .wish they had a pool and spa but other than that very clean and safe to stay with the family.

Thank Marlene D
Reviewed 28 May 2016

My Mom and I spent one night here. The room was pretty sparse as far a decorations and furniture go, there were no rugs on floor which made sense considering the location is so close to the Beach. The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable, although the pillows were really hard and not good for the neck. The...

Thank Alicia S
Modesto, California
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We had a wonderful stay! The location is great. Rooms are clean and set up for Beach use. Breakfast was good and convenient. Also loved the security. Great for families!!! We will def. being staying there again.

Thank mfry2016
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This is a very comfortable, clean, and convenient motel. Not fancy, but has all the basics covered, and the boardwalk is right across the street. The rooms are not especially soundproof, so you can hear people out in the common area in the center courtyard and in the surrounding rooms, if they raise their voices a little, but things generally...

1Thank Mary Beth D
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We stayed here for two nights in a ground floor room it was clean and very comfortable. Location is great and parking is provided for free. Breakfast we thought was very good fruit, bagels, muffins as well as juice, tea and coffee just what you need to start the day. The breakfast room is very small but you can take...

Thank Carol G
San Leandro, California
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Spent a night last week in Santa Cruz at the Carousel Beach Inn literally across the street from the Beach Boardwalk. Recently updated it was fresh, clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly and efficient and even mailed me an item I'd left behind. If you are going to the Boardwalk and want to stay nearby this place is reasonably priced...

Thank P7830SCjamesw

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 95060-5520 (Formerly Carousel Motel)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $141 - $295 (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
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“If you don't mind a bit of noise in the summer, ask for a view of the boardwalk”
 of 5 bubbles 537garethm, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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