I am midway through a 10-day stay at the Islander while I help my daughter move in Santa Cruz. We are staying in a 2br room. The front room is a normal room with the bath entrance. The second bedroom is just that, a separate room with a king bed and a door.
Over the years my daughter has been attending UCSC, I have stayed in a number of hotels in Santa Cruz while visiting. The Islander will now be my "go to' location.
The motel is in excellent shape. The outside is nicely painted and is kept very clean. The rooms have been remodeled and are very comfortable and clean. Most appreciated is the double pane windows. Ocean Avenue is busy and can be noisy. With the windows closed, you hear negligible sound from outside.
The owners have been great. They are friendly and seem willing to make your stay enjoyable and hassle-free. This is a family run motel and the pride of ownership shows in the maintenance of the property and the diligence of the owners.
No qualms at all recommending this place for a stay in Santa Cruz. The location is very convenient and you can walk to the Boardwalk in about 10 minutes. It is also in one of the areas of town that is not overwhelmed by the homeless who seem ubiquitous in Santa Cruz.
- 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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