Hi .. I'll be in San Francisco for a few nights in late January for business. I've never been to the west coast (I'm in Cleveland), so I thought I might spend a couple extra nights and visit Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz appeals to me a little more because it seems to be more laid back than San Francisco, and I would really just like a couple days of R&R, explore a little, walk on the beach, take a walk, check out the redwoods, etc. I'm trying to decide on lodging and am thinking on staying closer to East Cliff Drive and Sunny Cove versus the Boardwalk area. I'll be a lone female traveler, and I'm worried that the boardwalk area might be a little more seedy and a bit more dangerous. The only motels I can find in the area I'm interested in are Bella Notte, Pelican Point, Ocean Echo Cottages and Sunny Cove. Ocean Echo is more than I want to spend, and Bella Notte and Pelican Point are a little pricier than I like too. I've contacted Sunny Cove for a price but haven't heard back. Are there any other motels in that area? Or should I look back toward the Boardwalk area? If I go there, I was looking at the Comfort Inn or Super 8 but really didn't spend a lot of time researching that area. I'd like to spend under $100/night if possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!