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Reviewed 2 January 2018
Fun, Relaxing Place to Stay

I enjoy coming here with my family. The suite allows enough room for us to spread out. The Jacuzzi is a winner with kids and adults alike. Breakfast makes things easy. I bring my own additions, such... more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
California Dreaming

Nice property. Getting in is tricky. The room was nice, clean and comfortable. The TV's not the best quality. The lobby I was told had once been the home of an indoor pool. Kinda funny for... more

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500 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6602
+1 855-635-9695
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US$134
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great hotel

Very striking reception when you walk in (though I'm not sure what you'll lean on), with very friendly staff. The rooms are kind of "motel-style", but very modern and comfortable. We didn't drink... more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Updated property and great staff

The staff are great and the property is very clean, quiet, and modern. Several times the staff went out of their way without me asking to offer help or advice. I was looking at running routes as I... more

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611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4005
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Travelocity
US$269
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Reviewed yesterday
a dream

beautiful hotel with a breathtaking view. top to bottom was excellent. tacos and drinks available at the pool were so fun and appreciated with two hungry growing boys! everything was clean and... more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Birthday getaway

I have stayed at the Dream Inn several times throughout my years and have watched it go through several small facelifts. I can say this is one of the best renovations yet! The staff all were very... more

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175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
(831) 709-9670
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  • Beachfront
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Reviewed 21 December 2017
Surprisingly good

So, Having spent the night here, I understand the mixed reviews. The inn has an very disjointed layout and can see how some rooms would be clearly better than others. We stayed one night in room 16... more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Great Weekend Getaway

We were skeptical with the mixed reviews but we had a very good experience. We would stay again. Great location and the staff was very pleasant. It is dated but that is part of the charm. Water... more

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101 Main St, corner of Beach and Main, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5422
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  • Beachfront
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US$74
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#5 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 15 October 2017
location makes it worthwhile

I am not a fussy traveler, but the room lacked Keurig pods two mornings in a row. There was coffee and delicious waffles by the office, but that meant getting out of PJs first -- I like my coffee... more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Great location, facilities were ok

Bay Front Inn is 5 min walk from the beach and the boardwalk in Santa Cruz. The motel has a heated pool and ample parking. The room was a bit small but included a microwave and small fridge... more

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325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4922
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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#6 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Two nights to help a friend

Lovely Hotel and Rooms. The Managers were so nice and welcoming. The beds were so comfortable we fell fast asleep. Great pillows as well. Would have liked having a dresser and a place to put your... more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
excellent service!

Came to Santa Cruz to visit my sister at UCSC and absolutley loved this place! comfy beds, great location, and best of all amazing service! had a few issues checking in but was helped by an awesome... more

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555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-1812
(831) 423-5000
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Reviewed 15 December 2017
Nice Hotel - Near Everything - Great Rates

The Ocean Pacific Lodge was a nice find for me. With Reasonable rates, even a bit lower than most in the area, and so near the beach and more, I was quite happy. The location is a bit separate from... more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Bad start and not what I expected from reviews

Front desk people were very friendly. Checked in and went out and about. It wasn't until later that evening that I went to take a shower and noticed hair in the shower and on the floor in the... more

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301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4922
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  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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#8 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Sam is the man.

Great hotel with really nice rooms, nice parking areas perfect location only a couple minutes walk from the boardwalk.the manager Sam has the best customer service I definitely recommend staying here... more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Great, convenient location.

Clean room, great staff, well priced. Loved that it was pet friendly! Room was basic but nice. Will definitely stay here again! Free parking, Keurig in the rooms along with a small refrigerator. Bed... more

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414 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4636
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  • Pool
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#9 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice getaway

We enjoy visiting Chaminade a few times a year as a quick getaway from SF. The staff are all very friendly and provide unmatched service. I especially appreciate Maria and the other folks at the... more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Lovely location, helpful service

Just before Christmas, I visited this location with someone dear to my heart who I had not seen in a lifetime. We wanted to commiserate one-on-on. But it happened to be the day of the annual Santa... more

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1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-1557
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ComfortInn
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#10 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 21 December 2017
Location location location!

Literally steps away from the Boardwalk! Room was decent and clean. Just right for a quick stay. Wifi was sketchy but staff rebooted it and it went fine. The free breakfast was good - eggs, sausage... more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Location, Location, Location

The hotel is only 2 blocks from the boardwalk makes it an easy walk to the area so you can avoid the parking fees. As a Choice Hotels member I often stay at Comfort Inns and Comfort Suites hotels... more

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314 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5524
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  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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#11 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pleasantly surprised

When booking this room I noticed the reviews were good but the price was Great and I was a bit weary of the surrounding area since I'm not familiar with Santa Cruz I didn't know what I was in for. I... more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Santa Cruz

Nice little Hotel. Close to a lot of places to eat. Rebecca the manager is great. The continental breakfast was lacking, but plenty close by to get a meal. The Taquira next to Subway is SOLID and the... more

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2250 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5222
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  • Breakfast included
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US$139
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#12 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 16 January 2018
Vacation

Out of our entire trip along the coast this by far was our favorite place we stayed! Beautiful rooms and wonderful staff! We will try to upload some pics from our trip. Very relaxing we decided to... more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Clean and Quiet

So glad we stumbled across Bella Notte on the internet when looking for lodging in Santa Cruz. We stayed two nights, a Wednesday and a Thursday. It is a motel but so nice it seems more like a... more

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21305 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4839
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great location, okay motel.

It's a Super 8, so nothing fancy. No frills, but the wi-fi was reliable. The price was fair for a winter night's stay. It's only a short walk away to the boardwalk and the beach. The room was clean... more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Good location at decent price

It is what it is, a motel. Dont expect a five star hotel. That beeing said, the staff is very friendly and nice, the rooms are clean, the beds are good, parking is good, and the location is close to... more

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338 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5524
+1 800-536-1211
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  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Room Service
HIExpress.com
US$104
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#14 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 20 December 2017
Not built as a Holiday Inn Express

This property is a bit strange as a Holiday Express. More outdoor hallways, some room doors open toward the street but are on raised walkways. It is the nicest breakfast room in any Holiday Inn... more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Close to freeway

This is a good spot for business travel. Close to the freeway and not close enough to the boardwalk to have tons of tourists (that I noticed). Parking is a bit tight in the underground garage but... more

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1410 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2825
011 65 800 852 6027
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  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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US$99
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Have stayed here for years.

It's the best location if you're planning to visit the beach, boardwalk and the wharf. Everything is in walking distance. The motel parking has security patrolled, free parking. I enjoy the... more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
quick family getaway

good frig size for kids snacks. but noisy. I guess the trade off. Location was great for the boardwalk. and happy that the coffee was very drinkable. usually it is not in most hotels. Very... more

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110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5520
(831) 217-6480
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  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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US$89
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#16 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 21 October 2017
Definitely low budget

Clean enough rooms, pool deck was nice, but for the price, I don’t feel like the value was here. PAY PARKING $11!!! The breakfast is s joke. Yogurt or waffles. Apples only for the fruit. No toasters... more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Surprise visit, nice stay

We planned another hotel, but at checkin there was so much jack hammering, they offered me a cancellation. We found the Solares close by and enjoyed it. The bed was comfortable the room clean, and... more

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600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5162
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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US$199
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#17 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Good Times...

Beach Street is the BEST place to stay in Santa Cruz. You can enjoy the view of the ocean, people watch, dine in or walk a short distance to go out!! Everything is clean and comfy... We come... more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Car Show Weekend

This is a place that we stayed at yearly when I was a teen, 60 years ago. At that time we stayed because of the perfect location. The motel was not in the best condition! Now we stay there not... more

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125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5412
(831) 423-3031
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  • Beachfront
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#18 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Nice hotel near freeway

We stayed there for a weekend family trip at this nice hotel nearby freeway. The location, hotel lobby is really fascinating; however the rooms have seen better days. The water pressure is too low in... more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stopped on way to Monterey

The hotel and rooms were very nice. My only reason for giving the hotel a four is the dining. I chose to have dinner at the hotel, I did see a pizza place and Indian restaurant across the street... more

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6001 La Madrona Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-1057
+1 855-605-0316
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#19 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 16 October 2017
Charming Motel

The rooms are old but charming and they are clean. Room 117 reminded me of what a state room would look like in the early days of cruising. This motel is child and pet friendly. The staff is very... more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
By far the worst hotel I have ever been to

The rooms are old and stale. They are packed in tightly so you have to listen to your neighbors throughout the night. The hotel management is apathetic and unhelpful. I was forced to leave early... more

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525 2nd St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5439
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  • Beachfront
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Hampton.com
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Comfortable stay

I enjoyed the service, the room, lobby, and breakfast. The only thing I have negitive to say is parking rubs out fast here. Other then that it was a great experience. Very convienent location right... more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Great customer CARE

The hotel is in a great location. Fantastic service-oriented personnel (front desk, housekeeping and culinary staff). Currently being refreshed but no loud noises. Some of the hall carpets, etc... more

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1505 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2826
+1 855-605-0317
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  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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  • Fitness centre
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US$65
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#21 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 29 October 2017
Good motel

We used this motel as our first stay on our trip. It has a good location from Oakland Airport app. 100 km and is close to Highway 1 and Monterey - so a perfect place to start. The motel itself was... more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Simple but adeqate

My boyfriend and I stayed at the islander motel on the 1st October on our first night of a 3 week trip. After flying from Manchester to San Francisco we chose a stopover in Santa Cruz before... more

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522 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6602
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  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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Reviewed 20 December 2016
Very Clean and Comfortable!

We recently got displaced from our home due to a flood and I was able to choose the Pelican Point Inn to stay at. The staff was wonderful, helpful and very attentive to our needs. Short walk to... more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Great location!

We traveled to Santa Cruz last week and spent two nights at the Pelican Point Inn. I had read reviews and decided to call and make reservations. At the time I made reservations you had to call the... more

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21345 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4839
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#23 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Worth the money

A small and cosy establishment but once you step inside from the main road, a quiet and peaceful haven. Great location, walking distance to broadwalk and lovely views. Very friendly staff with a very... more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastic Place -- ocean views for a reasonable price!

Staff was super friendly and helpful. Warm, freshly baked cookies in the afternoon and fresh-baked scones and muffins in the morning were a highlight. They also offer free wine and cheese in the... more

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201 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6144
(831) 217-6200
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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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#24 Best Value of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 22 September 2017
It's was alright.

The place is closing in 10 days for a 2 year refurb and rebuild so don't need to say too much. When it is rebuilt it looks modern and the location is excellent. I actually thought it was ok. Helpful... more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Extremely nice staff

Location, location, location! As everybody says, the hotel is not much to speak of- outdated and not extremely clean. But the very friendly man at the front desk said they will be tearing it down... more

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301 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5415
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  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
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Reviewed 3 September 2017
Research before you book. This is a questionable establishment at the least.

Beware of the safety and cleanliness. Check with the BBB before you consider booking. You are safer under a bridge or in your car, in my opinion. Look at all the reviews on all sites. We had an... more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Preying on the elderly

I have an elderly loved one that lives in Santa Cruz and does not have air conditioning. There is a huge heat wave in the area with temperatures hitting 105. My relative needed a place to stay with... more

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370 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-7210
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Reviewed 1 January 2018
It’s hit or miss

Hotel has an incredible location, it is directly across from the beach Boardwalk parking lot which allowed for easy access to all the hotspots. You’re allowed to park in the parking lot on the day of... more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
2minute walk to beach and boardwalk.

Stay here one night 7 of us. Room was clean, beds comfy and enough space for all of us. The bathroom shower needs the walls to be cleaned better. The breakfast consisted of cold cereal, orange... more

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204 2nd St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5406
(831) 453-0398
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Reviewed 23 December 2017
Great Hospitality

I spent October November at the quality Inn in Santa Cruz. The time I spent there was mostly for work. During my stay at the quality Inn I was very satisfied with my room and the quality customer... more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Always There when Im working in the Santa Cruz Area

The Manager Upen Patel is extremely nice and friendly. The rooms are average but good size. The rooms are always clean and the beds are very comfortable. I run in the morning before work and find the... more

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1101 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2818
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  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Fitness centre
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