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Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Davis, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I stayed to do the triathlon, proximity to the beach was key. It is a block. Killer location. Check in was easy, although business like, and yes, the front desk is VERY old school. Exposed office type business... not the clean spa like front desk that is the rage. The staff was helpful and got me dialed in. My room... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Walk to pier and boardwalk in 3 minutes. Rooms are clean. Breakfast was basic. Price was right, but no view unless you upgrade for $50 bucks more. Great location and friendly staff. Recommend for budget conscience travelers, but reserve early as they will sell out on busy days.

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Millbrae, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

There is something strange about this hotel. They are not good on the phones, it is tucked up on a hill, surrounded by trees, and across the alley is a bunch of run down small houses (?), with people hanging outside smoking, etc. I did not feel safe in the parking lot or in the hotel. I'm not saying it... More 

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Anaheim
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Was average, place was clean but the chairs were rip n stained. The tissue box in the bathroom had a hole around the wall that could had been simply fixed. The rest was great . Updated tv and clean sheets n towels . Wifi was terrible, kept logging us off n very slow

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

The room was tiny, horrible rude staff, terrible breakfast, ridiculously overpriced, I've stayed in much nicer hostels for a quarter of the price. Only good thing was that it's close to the beach and boardwalk. Avoid.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Booked a room last minute in a pinch and accepted the ridiculous 300$/night cost. Normally 90$/night to give you a benchmark. Worth 45$. Hard to deal with owners/Managers.

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Address: 130 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5426 (Formerly Ramada Limited Fishermans Wharf)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $106 - $539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Inn Fisherman`s Wharf Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
Howard Johnson Santa Cruz
Ramada Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Ramada
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“Don't choose any rooms, choose a different hotel!”
  • Steps up to our room, not great with loads of bags
 of 5 bubbles ClaireB761, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a view. There are 2 blocks - one has no view. 2nd only views upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterC335, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“205 was good room, best view I think!”
 of 5 bubbles Mperez4, 6 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Don't get room 112”
 of 5 bubbles Z1237VQnicolef, 11 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Don't expect a good "Oceanfront" view.”
 of 5 bubbles bonj66, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
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