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“Clean comfortable rooms. Very good value. ”
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The Islander Motel
Ranked #20 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and were really happy with this accommodation. Our room was a queen room - it was smaller then most other most else rooms but it was spotless and comfortable which is most important to me. The bathroom was a good size and also very clean with a good shower. We had a good nights sleep here.

There is a pool here and some sun loungers to relax on. This is great to come back to after a day out.

Parking onsite outside the rooms.

Wifi was very good.

There is tea/coffee/toast/cereal served in the reception area in the morning and although it's not a huge breakfast it was very welcome and enjoyable.

You can walk to the seafront from here in about 15 mins.

I'd recommend a great Mexican place to eat which is just a 5 min walk away from here - Taqueria Los Pericos.

Very clean, comfortable rooms and a good location. I'd be more than happy to stay here again.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Check in was easy, rooms were clean, service was good and the pool was loved by our kids. It's a great spot for exploring and not far from the beach/boardwalk. It's pretty basic but we had a great time and spent very little time in our room.
Santa Cruz is an amazing place and if you're into the Lost Boys you can check out all the filming locations. The comic shop is amazing and the guy will tell you all about the history of the store's feature in the film. He also gave us a handy map to find out locations!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Our room appeared to be recently remodeled with a brand new bathroom. It was very neat and clean and the couple who run it seemed really nice and helpful. There's a little pool off the parking lot which the kids enjoyed immensely. Our room had a fridge/freezer with a microwave which was very convenient.

The location is great. 5 minute car ride to the ocean/boardwalk. Whole Foods right around the corner. Super cute coffee shop across the street. Trader Joe's and CVS + all the downtown restaurants and stores are within easy walking distance.

My only complaint was the breakfast which was either cereal or white/wheat toast + coffee/milk/OJ. A few additions like fruit, muffins, bagels, instant oatmeal, etc. would have made for a more filling breakfast.

Room Tip: we were on the second floor (room 230) very close to the street above the office and I heard nothing...
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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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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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Address: 522 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6602
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range: $88 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Islander Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cleans and Comfortable,2 story with 22 guest rooms that include, 32" flat Screen LCD-HD TV Withe Remote, complimentary continental breakfast, Free Local Calls, All rooms have phone, Free WiFi. High speed Internet access in Room hairdryers. All rooms with Micro fridges. Free parking, Seasonally heated pool and electronic door locks for your security. Located approximately 1 mile from the world famous Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. We are within walking distance to Downtown Santa Cruz, numerous nightclubs, theaters and shopping at Pacific Garden Mall. Roaring camp, Mystery Spot, The University of California Santa Cruz, the Museum of Art and History and Pasatiempo Golf Course are all nearby. We look forward to making your stay with us the Best Value in Santa Cruz. Sorry No Pets.One car per Room.Parking is limited. Deposited Required. Extra Person $15.00 Per Person No Extra Beds or Crib,Payment will taken upon arrivel,. ... more   less 
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