We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz

550 Second St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hotel amenities
Save
You added Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz to your Saves list
Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Write a Review

37 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    4
    4
    10
    5
    14
See reviews for
15
11
Solo
0
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (37)
  • Mar-May only
    (7)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (11)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (16)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (3)
All months
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Lanai Lodge looks ok from the outside but is pretty ran down. The 2 rooms to our right...from our balcony to theirs: looks like pack rats live there. Not sure if this hotel rents weekly/monthly rooms but it is just not nice to look at. The manager/owner is rude and they barely clean daily or replace towels/linens. You do... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stayed just one night and did not have high expectations thanks to the reviews below but I must say the hotel was nice. Good and quiet location, clean room, free spacious parking and friendly staff. For the price it was absolutely worth staying.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We first saw the review and were sort of worry but the room was clean and it is very cheap ! I guess it is exactly what you would expect for the price ! Would not recommand if you want to stay more than two nights though! Also if you want to park your car you cannot during the Night... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We had no choice all the hotels close by were book out. Very noisy, sliding door doesn't lock, dirty unclean room. Bed bugs, manager refused to refund money when we found out the place was disgusting. Will not stay here again a dump. Read reviews as there correct. Stay away!

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
West Sussex, England
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
50 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We decided not to book ahead for our trip down the Pacific Coast Highway and just stop when we found somewhere nice. Santa Cruz appealed and so we tried a few places until we found one at a sensible price - Lanai Lodge. I'm very glad that we didn't read the TripAdvisor reviews first as it would have put us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was our first trip to Santa Cruz, the kids have been asking to go to the beach boardwalk. However, for some reason every motel/hotel in walking distance was either booked or way overpriced (i think there was a beach volleyball tourney) hence we found ourselves at the Lanai Lodge (also incredibly overpriced considering the condition, I've stayed at 3... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Manchester
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Fantastic location, clean room, friendly staff. The room had everything we needed, and there was also a bonus of a balcony, pool, and ice machine. the free, complimentary breakfast was a nice bonus, and the wi-fi connection was good. A fridge would have been nice, along with more channels on the TV.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Here's the thing about this place - you sacrifice comfort for the beach and boardwalk being quite close. My mother and I came here for years and it was always the same, the floors are dirty, you have to walk with shoes always unless you want black feet, the rooms are subpar with nothing fancy (if coffee maker and fridge... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Napa, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The room we stayed in was clean and the bed was comfortable, but it did not include many extras - such as hair dryer, coffee maker, old style TV, wall heater, etc. Overall, it probably needs to be remodeled as the bathroom is also is very dated, vanity, wall cabinet, shower tiles show old patched hole from previous shower door,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I called after reading these reviews and expressed my concern of reserving a room but wanted to check it out. The owner " jay" held my room with no deposit on Presidents' Day weekend so I could decide after inspecting the room. I showed up and jay had keys waiting for me, the room was clean. I agreed to stay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.