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Bay Front Inn - Downtown Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz City Center,Santa Cruz (CA) - View on map
"The Bay Front Inn offers a great price per night for adequate accommodations and sizeable rooms while being centrally located right next to Depot Park and within walking distance of The Boardwalk, beaches, & West Cliff. Unlike some of its surrounding competitors, Bay Front is in a generally safe location and offers a spacious parking lot-- some motels in Santa Cruz can be very seedy and sketchy, and Bay Front has never given off this impression. The staff is always warm, friendly, and helpful. They reached out to me during my Thanksgiving booking and left detailed instructions on how to access my room keys through their lockbox if I arrived after office hours. Family-friendly, couples-friendly, centrally located, and always affordable prices! "
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6.5

Very good

107 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 226
Ocean Gate Inn
Santa Cruz City Center,Santa Cruz (CA) - View on map
"I noticed signs at the front desk saying no dogs on premises $100 fine. I happened to have my brother's dog with us at the time of check-in because he headed down to the beach before us to save a spot. I asked if it would be ok for us to leave the dog in the car for 5 mins while we just drop our stuff in the room and head to the beach since our car was parked on the premises I didn't want to be charged a fine for being parked there for 5 mins with a dog in the car. She quickly snapped back with "dogs are not allowed here if I see you take the dog in the room I will charge you $100! and I am not responsible for you leaving your dog in the car!" I again explained to her that it wold literally take a few mins for us to just walk upstairs which our room was right above the office and drop our bags in the room and we would be leaving with the dog and return him to my brother. She just seemed very harsh and rude. The next day however there was a different lady at check out who was great"
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6.8

Very good

124 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 147
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz City Center,Santa Cruz (CA) - View on map
"This was the best place I might have ever stayed. Simple but clean, cool, no trouble At all, super nice and helpful staff both stays.... we loved it so much we came back 2 nights later. My boyfriend and I both felt the same instantly and can’t wait to stay here again. Highly recommend this lovely happy cozy place. Sam and Jay were both spectacular! Superfriendly and helpful. "
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7.4

Very good

49 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 179
Hotel Solares
Santa Cruz City Center,Santa Cruz (CA) - View on map
"Definitely one of the cleaner hotels in Santa Cruz. About 10 min walk to the boardwalk. This was my second time staying here. "
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6.5

Very good

47 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 253
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz City Center,Santa Cruz (CA) - View on map
"Although it was not in the center of Santa Cruz, it was a short drive to the boardwalk. The hotel is clean and breakfast was decent. We enjoyed our stay at this hotel"
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7.7

Very good

42 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 211
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz City Center,Santa Cruz (CA) - View on map
"Excellent property. Everything immaculate. Rooms very large and tasteful. Breakfast was great. Everything is expensive in Santa Cruz, but relatively this hotel is worth it. Having to pay for valet parking seems a bit tacky though."
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9

Exceptional

22 reviews

Casablanca Inn on The Beach
Santa Cruz City Center,Santa Cruz (CA) - View on map
"Don't trust the pictures, this place is extremely run down. Broken heater/AC unit, holes in the curtains, bathroom from the 70s. The location is the only good thing about this hotel. Not enough parking spaces for everyone, we were told to park elsewhere after we went out for dinner and lost our parking spot. Extremely disappointed. "
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7.6

Very good

6 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 344
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
Santa Cruz City Center,Santa Cruz (CA) - View on map
"Our first stay was in a King Room with lots of walking room and gorgeous bathroom that included small first floor gated “balcony”. This time, although the same was purchased and requested, we did not get the same experience. It was a “cozy” room, although pricing and pictured rooms were identical for cozy and non cozy (aka regular). I inquired and they assured me the pictured room would be what I received. I was happy to pay more for the full room on arrival but they were sold out for the evening of larger King rooms and we did not want 2 queens. I had also requested not to be in a breezeway, but that ended up being where we got placed so it was a bit loud all night. The room was still exceptionally clean and as usual the staff was very friendly. We will stay there again I am sure since it’s such a great location, but definitely won’t be fooled by the pictured rooms and lack of description. "
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9

Exceptional

13 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 327
National 9 Motel
Santa Cruz City Center,Santa Cruz (CA) - View on map
"Very clean hotel. Perfect for stop over. "
8.6

Excellent

10 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 178
Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area
Santa Cruz City Center,Santa Cruz (CA) - View on map
"Nice room. Walking distance going to Santa Cruz Boardwalk/ the beach. I would say I would like to come back here next time if I visit Santa Cruz Beach again. thumbs up!"
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7.4

Very good

29 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 163
Bay Front Inn - Downtown Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz City Center,Santa Cruz (CA) - View on map
"The Bay Front Inn offers a great price per night for adequate accommodations and sizeable rooms while being centrally located right next to Depot Park and within walking distance of The Boardwalk, beaches, & West Cliff. Unlike some of its surrounding competitors, Bay Front is in a generally safe location and offers a spacious parking lot-- some motels in Santa Cruz can be very seedy and sketchy, and Bay Front has never given off this impression. The staff is always warm, friendly, and helpful. They reached out to me during my Thanksgiving booking and left detailed instructions on how to access my room keys through their lockbox if I arrived after office hours. Family-friendly, couples-friendly, centrally located, and always affordable prices! "
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6.5

Very good

107 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 226

Fast facts about Santa Cruz (CA), United States

Accommodations94 properties
Popular hotelSureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Cruz
Popular areaSanta Cruz City Center
Nightly rates fromR649

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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Santa Cruz (CA)?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Santa Cruz (CA) is USD 296. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Santa Cruz (CA) is USD 347. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Santa Cruz (CA) is USD 371.

What's the average price of a hotel in Santa Cruz (CA) this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Santa Cruz (CA) this weekend is USD 334. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Santa Cruz (CA) this weekend is USD 368. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Santa Cruz (CA) this weekend is USD 464.

What's the average price of a hotel in Santa Cruz (CA) tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Santa Cruz (CA) tonight is USD 255. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Santa Cruz (CA) tonight is USD 261. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Santa Cruz (CA) tonight is USD 349.

What are the most popular hotels in Santa Cruz (CA)?

What are the best hotels in Santa Cruz (CA) for couples?

Couples who stayed in Santa Cruz (CA) have given high ratings to Casablanca Inn on The Beach, Carousel Beach Inn and Beach Street Inn and Suites.

What are the best hotels in Santa Cruz (CA) for families?

Families who stayed in Santa Cruz (CA) highly recommend Carousel Beach Inn, Beach Street Inn and Suites and Rio Vista Inn & Suites Santa Cruz.

What hotels in Santa Cruz (CA) have the best views?

Verified travelers to Santa Cruz (CA) have given top reviews for the views at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Dream Inn Santa Cruz and Ocean Gate Inn.

What hotels in Santa Cruz (CA) have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Santa Cruz (CA) have given top reviews for the breakfast at Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area, The Babbling Brook Inn and Bella Notte Inn.

What's the best neighborhood in Santa Cruz (CA) to stay in?

Popular neighborhoods among travelers staying in Santa Cruz (CA) include Santa Cruz City Center, Live Oak and Pasatiempo.

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