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Santa Cruz Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3425 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
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Ranked #15 of 25 hotels in Riverside
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Considering the hotels directly across the street cost more than $120.00 additional per night, this older hotel is more than adequate to spend a night or two in downtown Riverside. It could be very charming with lots of old world flavor, yet the owners must not want to invest the time or money. The room had a microwave, small refrigerator,... More

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Phoenix Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

No fitted sheets to cover the very stained mattresses. No bathroom mirror. Old, very noisy room air conditioner missing most of the grill parts. Gross bedspreads that looked like were purchased from a garage sale. Paint does not cover dirtiness. No coffee maker. They charged for the ice machine! Paper thin windows equals very noisy from street noise. No extras.... More

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Tucson
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I figured that if I got a motel room in Downtown Riverside, what could go wrong? My room was at the top of the stairs, furthest West, right next to busy Market Street. I heard every car, bus, & Harley that drove by. It was like I was out on the city bus bench. I am not sure, but I... More

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Los Angeles
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82 reviews 82 reviews
82 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Booked this hotel to be able to attend the local airshow, however they cancelled the airshow at the last minute and this hotel had a no-show policy of a couple of days so was stuck having to go and stay there. Really wanted to stay at the Mission Inn, but was way too expensive. So found this place close by... More

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Simi Valley, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This a very cost effective place to stay. If you're looking for updated and contemporary, then this is not the place for you. It's outdated, but clean. The hotel is located on a major street and you definitely can hear traffic and sirens. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Very close to the Mission Inn and next to a... More

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Vista
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

We stayed here January 2011 and are making arrangements again for this January 2012. It was clean and comfortable. Some rooms are very small but the one we had was fine. Bathroom was good which is often a problem in economy motels. The grounds were cared for and staff was nice. Not everything was the greatest but for the place... More

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Williams, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Staff was very friendly and accommodating.The room we were assigned was neat,clean and very charming.Santa Cruz Inn is a building of significant historical value which we simply loved!All in all we had a fantastic stay..will definitely go back!!

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California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
39 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

First off, let me stress that I wasn't in the market to stay at a hotel for the ambiance during my trip. I just wanted a cheap hotel that was clean and located in the Riverside area. I had a very nice sized room with two queen size beds (forget room number, but room is right next to the coffee... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
11 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

This place has a lot of charm, but also has some quirks. Overall, I would stay here again, but it's not your typical chain hotel. The setting is nice--it's right on Market Street across from the convention center, so if you come for some kind of conference or convention, you can't beat the location. The hotel itself is a Spanish-style,... More

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Palatine, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

No Wifi as promised, room 12 feet from busy road (noisy) and street lamp right outside window at night - think spotlight in your face while trying to sleep. No hot water in bathroom sink; I think you get the picture. But wait, the best part is I reserved room for three nights, stayed only one, but was on the... More

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Also Known As:
Santa Cruz Hotel
Santa Cruz Hotel Riverside
Address: 3425 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Location: United States > California > Riverside
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Ranked #15 of 25 hotels in Riverside
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Hotel Class:2 star — Santa Cruz Inn 2*
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