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Meise, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just passing through Santa Cruz and had booked one night here. The weather was miserable so we coudn't benefit from the lovely pool and outside area but the room was very nice, and comfortable at a very good rate. Situated in a nice neighbourhood of Santa Cruz we would certainly stay again if in town The young man...

1Thank AILSA L
DaysInnSC, Manager at Hotel Solares, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We are glad to be able to delight your stay with such awful weather. Please come back and visit us again.

Santa Cruz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made reservation through Priceline and check-in was easy. Realized I had stayed here before when it was a Days Inn. It's not a fancy hotel but they've updated their rooms to be more stylish and there's plenty of room. It's also nice that they have a free parking lot. The location is a 10 minute walk to the beach. Our...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would completely advise against this place. Terrible neighborhood! I understand non smoking rooms, but was warned at check in that I had to go off property to smoke. Mind you, there were cigarette butt's everywhere and if they caught you, there was a $350 fine. I went to smoke on sidewalk off premises and there was some sort of...

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband I wanted to get out of town for the night and enjoy the Santa Cruz nightlife. This hotel was perfectly priced as we our budget conscious. The room was large, clean and up dated. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a 5 minute walk to downtown over a cute pedestrian friendly bridge. We will definitely...

Thank michael n
Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 16 November 2016

They double booked my room via their website glitched, then they lied and refused to refund the double room. Then I cancelled my reservation and had to still wait 2 weeks for a full refund. Then 2 weeks after cancelling my reservation they charged my card again. Stay Away... ignorant employees and dishonest management.

Thank rcweaver2
DaysInnSC, General Manager at Hotel Solares, responded to this review

We do apologize for the inconvenience, I do recommend booking directly with us over the phone to try and avoid computer glitches that we have no control over. sincerely Front Desk

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Hotel was not bad. Room was clean. It is kind of rundown but for the price it was worth it. Slim selection at the breakfast. There was a drug bust in the parking lot one afternoon. Don't think the bad guys were staying at the hotel.

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DaysInnSC, General Manager at Hotel Solares, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we do work closely with law enforcement to make sure our hotel is safe for our guest. We are constantly improving our service and quality of amenities. Please let us know what we can do to make your next stay more enjoyable. Thank you for your business.

South Lake Tahoe, California
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel solares is what you get for the price. It's nothing spectacular but it was clean and decently close to the boardwalk/beach. We stayed in October so I'm not sure what pricing is like during busier months. The breakfast is usual continental style with some fruit, yogurt and waffle maker. It works to grab a snack on your way out...

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DaysInnSC, General Manager at Hotel Solares, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we will definitely take them seriously as we are always improving our service and our hotel. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your next stay with us more enjoyable. Thank you

Sparks, Nevada, United States
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Slightly remodeled former Days Inn. Offered a minimalist breakfast but no juice (machine broken) and no napkins... Room was clean but found numerous repairs needed. Piece of old trim wood to secure sliding glass door. Black mold behind shower handle. Crack in bathroom mirror. Within walking distance of Boardwalk and Pier.

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DaysInnSC, General Manager at Hotel Solares, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we sincerely apologize. we will take all this in consideration to make the proper changes to accommodate you in the future. We are under new management now, and also renovating a lot of rooms to make sure we meet customer satisfaction.

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Terrible place to stay. The towels were dirty, the floor was unclean, and the staff was unpleasant. We just needed a place to sleep for the evening and we didn't sleep. The walls were paper thin and VERY LOUD music was bumping ALL night. We called to complain and the front desk never answered the phone. Several others complained and...

Thank scoz13
DaysInnSC, General Manager at Hotel Solares, responded to this review

we deeply apologize for your experience. we will strive to correct the issues that you mentioned above. if you decide to stay with us again please contact me directly to accommodate your next stay . Joseph Ramos-8314589660

Hanford, California
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The hotel was clean and comfortable. We had the two bedroom suite. We had a minor issue with the tv's when we first checked in but maintenance was sent over and took care of it right away. The front desk staff was friendly. The breakfast is sparse but we never expect much from a free breakfast. We would stay here...

Thank jrchampion
DaysInnSC, General Manager at Hotel Solares, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time out of your schedule to comment on our hotel. We are committed to your satisfaction and we are always working on our amenities and customer service look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your business

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Hotel Solares

Address: 600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5162 (Formerly Days Inn and Suites Santa Cruz)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $114 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Solares 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
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Also Known As:
Days Inn And Suites Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Beach Hotel
Santa Cruz Beach Inn
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“I would pick a 2nd or 3rd floor room with a balcony facing the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles Seror_Carlos, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I would not recommend a street facing corner room because of noise concerns if you want to open a door or window.”
 of 5 bubbles MoniClaire, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“stay on the top floor only”
 of 5 bubbles Paul78789, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Bottom floor allows pets. If you want quiet, try the upstairs. Sans dogs.”
 of 5 bubbles SeaweedSara, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“if you have a pet, 1st floor room is great for easy access out.”
 of 5 bubbles olgag49, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
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