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Santa Cruz Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3425 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
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Ranked #17 of 25 hotels in Riverside
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014
Patricia P San Diego, California
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    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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San Francisco CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you're running from the FBI, street thugs, or have just been released from prison, this hotel might be perfect for you. Otherwise, don't stop. In fact, speed up. Although the owners cite the hotel's 1927 heritage, they forget to mention that 1927 was the hotel's best year. Today, it's a beat up mess with broken furniture, sketchy guests, a... More

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San Diego, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We chose this hotel as an alternative to the magnificent one where our Convention was being held. The photos on the website looked interesting and the price was right. We got a perfectly adequate room with two comfortable beds, nice TV, fridge and microwave, free wi-fi and parking. The grounds are very quaint and cute -- several fountains and even... More

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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96 helpful votes 96 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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35 helpful votes 35 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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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
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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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39 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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Address: 3425 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Location: United States > California > Riverside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Santa Cruz Inn 2*
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