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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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  • Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz

    130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $63
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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
  • No swimming pool
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
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  • Quality Inn Santa Cruz

    1101 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $72
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    Quality Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
  • Midscale, smoke-free motel near UC Santa Cruz
  • Outdoor swimming pool open in summer
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Sep 2016
    Note: You must be 21 or older to reserve a room at this hotel.
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  • Comfort Inn Santa Cruz

    110 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $72
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    Comfort Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
  • Midscale, smoke-free motel near UC Santa Cruz
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Feb 2019
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  • Hotel Solares Santa Cruz

    600 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $72
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    Hotel Solares Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
  • Midscale, smoke-free, downtown motel
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet friendly hotel More >
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  • Comfort Inn Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    314 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $90
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    Comfort Inn Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    Rated High
  • Midscale, smoke-free motel
  • Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
    Note: You must be 21 or older to reserve a room at this hotel.
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  • Best Western Plus All Suite Inn Santa Cruz

    500 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $119
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    Best Western Plus All Suite Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
  • Midscale, smoke-free, all-suite hotel
  • Located on Ocean Street
  • No swimming pool
  • Exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
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  • Super 8 Hotel Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    338 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $127
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    Super 8 Hotel Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    Rated High
  • Cheap, smoke-free motel
  • Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Outdoor swimming pool open in summer
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Sep 2016


  • Best Western Inn Santa Cruz

    126 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $130
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    Best Western Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
  • Midscale, smoke-free motel near UC Santa Cruz
  • No swimming pool
  • Exercise room
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Aug 2017
    Note: You must be 18 or older to reserve a room at this hotel.
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  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz

    2956 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $134
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    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz

    Rated High
  • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near UC Santa Cruz
  • Outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jun 2016


  • Holiday Inn Express East Santa Cruz

    1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $143
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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
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
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  • Chaminade Resort & Spa Santa Cruz

    1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

    From $152
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    Chaminade Resort & Spa Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
  • Upscale, smoke-free, full-service hotel
  • One-half mile north of Cabrillo Hwy
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool - fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Pet friendly hotel More >
    Note: This hotel charges a resort fee of $25 per night - includes parking and Internet access.
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  • Hyatt Place Hotel Santa Cruz

    407 Braodway Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $169
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    Hyatt Place Hotel Santa Cruz

    Rated Very High
  • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel near Ocean Street
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool - 24-hour exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Valet parking only - $13 per night
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  • Inn at Pasatiempo Santa Cruz

    555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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    Inn at Pasatiempo Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
  • Upper-midscale, smoke-free motel
  • 2 miles north of downtown
  • Single-story, 54 rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jun 2018


  • Continental Inn Santa Cruz

    414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $179
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    Continental Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated High
  • Midscale, smoke-free motel on Ocean Street
  • 1 mile north of Santa Cruz boardwalk
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool open in summer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet friendly motel More >


  • Hotel Paradox Santa Cruz

    611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $193
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    Hotel Paradox Santa Cruz

    Rated High
  • Midscale, smoke-free, full-service hotel
  • Near UC Santa Cruz
  • An Autograph Collection hotel
  • Free shuttle to attractions within 3-mile radius
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking costs $10 per night
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016


  • Beach Street Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

    125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $199
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    Beach Street Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

    Rated Very High
  • Midscale, smoke-free motel near beach
  • Also near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking costs $15 per night
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Aug 2017


  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $207
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    Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Very High
  • Upscale, smoke-free, full-service, beachfront hotel
  • Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • 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.


  • Hampton Inn Santa Cruz

    1505 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $237
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    Hampton Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated High
  • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near UC Santa Cruz
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
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  • Ramada Limited Hotel Santa Cruz

    516 Water Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    From $72
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    Ramada Limited Hotel Santa Cruz

    Rated Low – Not Recommended
  • Midscale, smoke-free motel near UC Santa Cruz
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Aug 2016
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Nearby Attractions


Hotels near Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium   0.1 mile east
Hotels near Veterans Memorial Building   0.3 mile NE
Hotels near Ocean Street   0.7 mile east
Hotels near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk   1.0 mile SE
Hotels near UCSC – UC Santa Cruz   1.8 miles NW
Hotels near Pasatiempo Golf Club   2.1 miles north
Hotels near Moe's Alley   2.8 miles east
Hotels near Dominican Hospital Santa Cruz   2.8 miles NE
Hotels near 41st Avenue Capitola   3.6 miles east
Hotels near Seacliff State Beach   6 miles east
Hotels near Big Basin Redwoods State Park   17 miles NW
Hotels near Mountain Winery   20 miles north
Hotels near Bascom Avenue San Jose   21 miles north
Hotels near Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park   22 miles east
Hotels near Bernal Road San Jose   23 miles NE
Hotels near Marina State Beach   23 miles SE
Hotels near Flint Center for the Performing Arts   24 miles north
Hotels near Stevens Creek Blvd San Jose   24 miles north
Hotels near Winchester Mystery House   24 miles north
Hotels near Monterey Road   24 miles NE
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