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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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  • Best Western Plus All Suite Inn Santa Cruz

    500 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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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 WiFi
    Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "The hotel was clean, and breakfast was good.2017-02-28"
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  • Comfort Inn Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    314 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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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 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.

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Great location, room, service, and breakfast. The pool was so tiny is was more like a cool, deep whirlpool. The motel was expensive due to the location, but location is everything.2017-06-19"
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  • Best Western Inn Santa Cruz

    126 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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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
    Exercise room
    Microwave and refrigerator in every 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.

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "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"
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  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz

    2956 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz

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



  • Continental Inn Santa Cruz

    414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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    Continental Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Average
    Midscale, smoke-free motel on Ocean Street 1 mile north of Santa Cruz boardwalk
    2 buildings - 2 and 2 floors, 49 rooms - elevator
    Note: Elevator only on one side of the hotel
    Heated outdoor swimming pool open in summer
    Microwave and refrigerator in every room
    Free WiFi
    Free parking
    Pet friendly motel - pets allowed only in 1st floor rooms - $30 per night fee for each pet. - Apr 2017



  • Super 8 Hotel Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    338 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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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 WiFi
    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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  • Hotel Paradox Santa Cruz

    611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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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 WiFi
    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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  • Hampton Inn Santa Cruz

    1505 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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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 WiFi
    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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  • Quality Inn Santa Cruz

    1101 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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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 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.

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Everything went well with my motel stay.2017-03-09"
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  • Comfort Inn Santa Cruz

    110 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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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 WiFi
    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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  • Hyatt Place Hotel Santa Cruz

    407 Braodway Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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    Hyatt Place Hotel Santa Cruz

    Rated Very High
    Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel near Ocean Street 4 floors, 106 rooms
    Heated outdoor swimming pool - 24-hour exercise room
    24-hour self-serve restaurant - lounge
    Free hot breakfast buffet
    Free WiFi
    Valet parking only - $13 per night
    Pet friendly hotel - allows pets up to 50 pounds, 2 pets per room - $175 pet fee if staying 7 nights or more - $75 pet fee if staying fewer than 7 nights. - Jul 2017



  • Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz

    130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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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 WiFi
    Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "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"
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  • Chaminade Resort & Spa Santa Cruz

    1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

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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"



  • Holiday Inn Express East Santa Cruz

    1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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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 WiFi
    Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "We had a less than pleasant stay at this hotel. It was loud upstairs, and the beds were uncomfortable.2018-03-31"
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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
    Restaurant - lounge - room service
    Restaurant open for lunch and dinner only
    Free continental breakfast
    Free WiFi
    Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jun 2018

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "Convenient location away from busy streets - good stay.2009-09-01"



  • Beach Street Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

    125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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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
    3 floors, 42 rooms and suites - no elevator
    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

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    Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    Rated Very High
    Upscale, smoke-free, full-service, beachfront hotel Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    10 floors, 165 rooms and suites
    Heated outdoor swimming pool
    Restaurant - lounge - room service
    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.

    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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  • Babbling Brook Inn Santa Cruz

    1025 Laurel Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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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 WiFi
    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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  • Ramada Limited Hotel Santa Cruz

    516 Water Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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    Ramada Limited Hotel Santa Cruz

    Rated Low – Not Recommended
    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 WiFi
    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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  • Hotel Solares Santa Cruz

    600 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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    Hotel Solares Santa Cruz

    Rated Low – Not Recommended
    Midscale, smoke-free, downtown motel 3 floors, 79 rooms and suites - elevator
    Heated outdoor swimming pool
    Free continental breakfast
    Free WiFi
    Free parking
    Pet friendly motel - pets allowed only in 1st floor rooms - $25 per night fee for each pet. - Nov 2016

    Most Recent HotelGuides Review
    "The motel could've been cleaner.2016-02-16"
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