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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Very Clean room with Updated furnishings. Bed was comfy. Great location to beach. Really Needs a little more for breakfast like some fruit and yougurt. The Parking spots are tiny and andvery limited. .

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Moe S, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for being our guest. we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while
with us and we pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our Motel. It is our sincerest hope that
we
have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz CA

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Great location, staff polite & professional, no extra fees or deposits, obviously recently remodeled so spotless inside & outside :) Didn't check out the breakfast situation. After a night at the Catalyst & an evening at 99 bottles we usually don't get up until checkout time.....

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Moe S, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for being our guest. we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while
with us and we pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our Motel. It is our sincerest hope that
we
have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz CA

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

We got a nice remodeled room. Good size and comfy beds. Soaps shampoo lotion were provided. Microwave and refrigerator inside the room. Overall this is good motel for the price. And to be honest Santa Cruz is a pricey neighborhood. I'm happy with my stay.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Moe S, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for being our guest. we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while
with us and we pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our Motel. It is our sincerest hope that
we
have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz CA

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely updated spot. Fresh paint, flat screens, mini fridge with separate freezer, and a microwave. Motel has 20 rooms and has smaller rooms as to be expected of a place this age. However it has everything you need! Pool is heated if you need a change from the crowds at the beach. Small breakfast available in the morning.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank LCM599
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Moe S, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for being our guest. we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while
with us and we pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our Motel. It is our sincerest hope that
we
have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz CA

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We stayed at The Islander as an alternative to the higher priced places nearer the Wharf. We were in town for the Wharf to Wharf race from Santa Cruz to Capitola. The room was clean and was a great option for us. Nothing fancy, but all we needed was a clean room with a comfortable bed. Both boxes were checked!
It took us about 25 minutes to walk from the Islander to the start of the race at the Wharf, but it is an easy walk, and was a nice stretch of the legs. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Moe S, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for being our guest. we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while
with us and we pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our Motel. It is our sincerest hope that
we
have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz CA

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