"Close to the freeway in a nice area near restaurants. The motel was really nice and clean, and the staff was friendly. I appreciated the to-go breakfast bag.2020-05-26"
"The room was comfortable and quiet, and the front desk clerk was pleasant and knowledgeable. Great, bountiful breakfast. I'd recommend this motel to my friends, and we'll definitely return.2018-07-22"
"Easy to find. The room was clean, and the employees were nice. Adequate continental breakfast. This motel met our expectations.2016-08-02"
"Lovely motel room and quiet atmosphere. We liked the waffle maker at breakfast.2018-11-20"
"The motel was fine for an overnight stay. The day clerk was extremely nice and friendly; she even let my daughter borrow her phone charger. Don't get a downstairs room facing the parking lot; I heard people coming and going.2017-08-04"
"The motel was clean, and the employees were helpful. Great breakfast bar. An ideal place for a short stay.2016-07-31"
"Nice and quiet. We didn't hear any street noise in our room. The decor was dated, but the motel was renovating their rooms; once the work is done, it will be a great place to stay. Good breakfast.2015-04-12"
"Great location near UC Santa Cruz. Motel room was fine, but I heard some traffic noise. Fast Internet connection. Great directions from the front desk clerks about local restaurants. An OK stay.2015-03-08"
"The hotel was easy to access from the freeway.2016-04-23"
"We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. Our room was right by the front desk and dining hall, so we heard a lot of noise from indoors and out. The beds were comfortable, and the linens and bedding were clean and nice. We couldn't get the AC to run on fan only. The bathroom was fine; there was just a little rust in the bathtub. The indoor pool was small, but the kids enjoyed it. No whirlpool. Breakfast had some protein options. There was a Denny's next door. 2016-04-01"
"Clean hotel and comfortable beds. I had a good stay.2015-09-11"
"An old hotel that had been updated with a cool, modern design. The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. Great pool for the kids, but it was a little noisy until 8:30 PM. I'd stay here again.2021-11-23"
"5-minute was to the main Santa Cruz beach. The price reflected the location more than the quality. The motel was basic but had clean rooms and adequate beds. The continental breakfast selection was extremely limited.2017-09-26"
"Great location. The motel room was clean and quiet and had a nice view.2016-10-10"
"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"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.