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Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz

550 Second St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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  • 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
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not sure why a lot of people rated it so low. The accommodation is located very conveniently a few mins walk away from the beach and pier. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Toiletries provided and a pool (which was surprisingly empty during our stay) we were a bit disappointed with santa cruz beach and pier (very busy and dirty)... More 

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Napa, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is old and dirty. The fake grass outside of the rooms was filthy. Our room had wire running over the door way. Wifi was terrible. We actually shut the wifi option off on our phones and tablets to get faster service. Would not stay here again!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Truly a weird place to stay. When we arrived we noticed that all the room doors were wide open the whole way along the corridor. Upon entering the room we discovered why: the air conditioning had been disabled. In California. In Summer. Temperature 88F (31C). No way to get it working. Tried to watch TV but the TV and the... More 

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San Diego, California
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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 

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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.

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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 

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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!

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West Sussex, England
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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 

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Los Angeles, California
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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 

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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.

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