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Santa Cruz is at the north end of Monterey Bay on California's central coast. It is 35 miles southwest of San Jose and 75 miles south of San Francisco. It is the home of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
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  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz

    2956 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $110
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    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz

    Rated Very High
    Midscale, smoke-free hotel near UC Santa Cruz 4 floors; 45 rooms, 37 suites
    Outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
    Free continental breakfast
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Jun 2016



  • Ocean Pacific Lodge Santa Cruz

    301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $139
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    Ocean Pacific Lodge Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
    Cheap, smoke-free motel near boardwalk 1.5 blocks from Santa Cruz wharf
    3 floors, 57 rooms - elevator
    Outdoor swimming pool
    Free continental breakfast
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Pet-friendly motel - pets allowed only in 1st floor rooms - $30 per night fee for each pet. - Aug 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Good value.2010-10-01"
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  • Hampton Inn Santa Cruz

    1505 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $142
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    Hampton Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
    Midscale, smoke-free hotel near UC Santa Cruz 3 floors, 46 rooms - elevator
    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Free hot breakfast buffet
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "The hotel was easy to access from the freeway.2016-04-23"
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  • Comfort Inn Santa Cruz

    110 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $153
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    Comfort Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
    Midscale motel near UC Santa Cruz 2 floors, 62 rooms and suites - no elevator
    Heated outdoor swimming pool
    Microwave and refrigerator in every room
    Free hot breakfast buffet
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Dec 2014

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Excellent hotel. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. Met my expectations.2015-04-10"
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  • Best Western Inn Santa Cruz

    126 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $171
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    Best Western Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
    Midscale, smoke-free motel near UC Santa Cruz 2 floors; 28 rooms, 3 suites - no elevator
    No swimming pool
    Free hot breakfast buffet
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Dec 2014
    Note: You must be 21 or older to reserve a room at this hotel.

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "The motel was clean, and the employees were helpful. Great breakfast bar. An ideal place for a short stay.2016-07-31"
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  • Continental Inn Santa Cruz

    414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $179
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    Continental Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
    Cheap, smoke-free motel on Ocean Street 1 mile north of Santa Cruz boardwalk
    2 floors, 49 rooms - no elevator
    Heated outdoor swimming pool open in summer
    Microwave and refrigerator in every room
    Free continental breakfast
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Pet-friendly motel - pets allowed only in 1st floor rooms - $30 per night fee for each pet. - Jun 2016



  • Ramada Limited Hotel Santa Cruz

    516 Water Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $180
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    Ramada Limited Hotel Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
    Midscale, smoke-free motel near UC Santa Cruz 2 floors, 50 rooms - no elevator
    Heated outdoor swimming pool
    Microwave and refrigerator in every room
    Free continental breakfast
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Aug 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "The motel exterior was dirty, and some of the windows were damaged. Don't stay here.2016-07-27"
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  • Chaminade Resort & Spa Santa Cruz

    1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

    From $191
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    Chaminade Resort & Spa Santa Cruz

    Rated High
    Upscale, smoke-free, full-service hotel One-half mile north of Cabrillo Hwy
    2 floors, 156 rooms and suites - no elevator
    AAA 4 Diamonds
    Heated outdoor swimming pool - fitness center
    2 restaurants - lounge - room service
    Full-service spa
    Pet-friendly hotel - allows dogs up to 40 pounds only - $75 per stay fee for each dog. - Oct 2014
    Note: This hotel charges a resort fee of $25 per night - includes parking and Internet access.

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "I was impressed with the wide open space, and the hotel staff was welcoming and accommodating. Stay here.2016-06-15"



  • Babbling Brook Inn Santa Cruz

    1025 Laurel Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $192
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    Babbling Brook Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Very High
    Midscale, smoke-free bed and breakfast inn Near UC Santa Cruz
    1.5 miles from beach
    2 floors, 13 rooms and suites - no elevator - AAA 3 Diamonds
    No swimming pool
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "The inn was comfortable, relaxing, and just what we needed. The staff was wonderfully friendly. Stay here.2016-04-18"
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  • Best Western Plus All Suite Inn Santa Cruz

    500 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $198
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    Best Western Plus All Suite Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated High
    Midscale, smoke-free, all-suite hotel Located on Ocean Street
    3 floors, 77 suites - elevator - AAA 3 Diamonds
    No swimming pool
    Exercise room
    Microwave and refrigerator in every suite
    Free hot breakfast buffet
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Walk to the boardwalk. A pleasant hotel. Parking was tight, especially if you have a pickup or larger vehicle.2015-05-30"
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  • Quality Inn Santa Cruz

    1101 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $234
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    Quality Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
    Midscale, smoke-free motel near UC Santa Cruz 2 floors, 42 rooms - no elevator
    Outdoor swimming pool open in summer
    Microwave and refrigerator in every room
    Free hot breakfast buffet
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Sep 2016
    Note: You must be 21 or older to reserve a room at this hotel.

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Easy access to Route 17. Not the best part of town, and the motel was a little worn, but the room was clean. I requested a quiet room and was very pleased. The front desk clerks were quick and friendly.2015-04-05"
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  • Super 8 Hotel Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    338 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $243
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    Super 8 Hotel Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    Rated High
    Cheap, smoke-free motel Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    2 floors, 24 rooms - no elevator
    Outdoor swimming pool open in summer
    Microwave and refrigerator in every room
    Free continental breakfast
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Sep 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Room was clean - staff was accommodating - a good choice.2011-04-01"
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  • Casablanca Inn Santa Cruz

    101 Main Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $252
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    Casablanca Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
    Luxury, smoke-free hotel near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Overlooks Monterey Bay
    2 floors, 33 rooms and suites - no elevator
    No swimming pool
    Free continental breakfast
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Pet-friendly hotel - $25 per night fee for each pet. - Nov 2014



  • Holiday Inn Express East Santa Cruz

    1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $263
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    Holiday Inn Express East Santa Cruz

    Rated High
    Midscale, smoke-free hotel near UC Santa Cruz 2 miles from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    3 floors, 100 rooms and suites - elevator
    Heated outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
    Free hot breakfast buffet
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Close to major highways and good restaurants - room was spacious; the high ceilings were especially nice - not a fan of the low-flow toilet.2011-09-01"
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  • Comfort Inn Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    314 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $290
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    Comfort Inn Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
    Midscale, smoke-free motel Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    2 floors, 28 rooms - no elevator
    Heated outdoor swimming pool
    Microwave and refrigerator in every room
    Free hot breakfast buffet
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
    Note: You must be 21 or older to reserve a room at this hotel.

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Close to the boardwalk. A basic beach motel. The room and pool were small, and parking was limited. Not bad.2016-07-15"
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  • Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz

    130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $307
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    Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
    Cheap, smoke-free motel 1 block from the beach Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    2 floors, 30 rooms and suites - no elevator
    No swimming pool
    Microwave and refrigerator in every room
    Free continental breakfast
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Great location. The motel room was nice, clean, and quiet in the evening. If you need handicap parking, use the loading zone and then use the lot for longer-term parking.2016-09-05"
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  • Hotel Paradox Santa Cruz

    611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $341
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    Hotel Paradox Santa Cruz

    Rated High
    Midscale, smoke-free, full-service hotel Near UC Santa Cruz
    An Autograph Collection hotel
    5 floors, 170 rooms and suites
    Free shuttle to attractions within 3-mile radius
    Heated outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
    Restaurant - lounge - room service
    Free Internet in room
    Parking costs $10 per night
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Room was small and dark - fixtures were old - showerhead was broken - bathtub didn't drain well - I was disappointed.2011-07-01"
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  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $369
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    Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Very High
    Upscale, smoke-free, full-service, beachfront hotel Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    A Joie De Vivre Boutique Hotel
    10 floors, 165 rooms and suites
    Heated outdoor swimming pool
    Restaurant - lounge - room service
    Free Internet in room
    Parking costs $25 per night
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
    Note: You must be 21 or older to reserve a room at this hotel.

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Lovely room with a beautiful view of the ocean - pleasant personnel - restaurant was good.2010-03-01"
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  • Oceana Inn Santa Cruz

    525 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $300
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    Oceana Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Very Low – Not Recommended
    Cheap, smoke-free motel Less than a mile from beach
    2 floors, 55 rooms - no elevator
    Heated outdoor swimming pool
    Microwave and refrigerator in every room
    Free continental breakfast
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Not pet-friendly - no pets allowed. - Aug 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Kind of far from the boardwalk - room was large and clean - friendly staff - great stay.2011-07-01"
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