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Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #10 of 51 hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
jymart Chico, California
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chico, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Staff was always very friendly. The only downside to our room was that there was no refrigerator or microwave, and the AC was a bit on the louder side. There was never any ice in the ice machine, that was a bit annoying. Breakfast had a nice selection, but had a small seating area, get there early to find... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the Holiday in Express in Santa Cruz for 6 weeks and felt at home every day of that time. The friendly staff went out of their way to accommodate my every need and recommend great local activities. Hansen Steiger was especially helpful and outstanding in every way. All in all, A+ for service. I was sad to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Front desk staff were great. I found them to be helpful and knowledgeable I agree with another reviewer, the breakfast area was very crowded. With that said, the hotel was sold out so it should be expected. Parking was tight but there was plenty of it. Cleaning staff was great. Fairly easy to get to the Boardwalk. We were told... More

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Hitchin, UK
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here 6 nights over 4th July, and given the season the price was fine. When you arrive be careful not to over-shoot the entrance as you could end up on the freeway instead! The parking under the hotel was hardly ever more that half full - contrast this with the Hampton Inn - and our reception was warm... More

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Mill Valley, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights with our 11 year old granddaughter. Had a queen suite with a small second room with a sofa bed. The 11 year old loved having her own room and TV. Room was large, clean and well appointed. Breakfast was a bit better than most chains and we appreciated that they made it easy to take... More

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Bishop, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the manager tried hard to fix things it just kept getting worse. WAY OVERPRICED! Over 300 bucks a night for a very basic Motel 6 style room. Front desk staff at check in had NO knowledge of the area or even what resources they had to give travelers. Walls and ceiling was paper thin, we could hear everything word... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz, responded to this review

Dear RealBeachGirl76, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for writing a review about your experience. I am sorry to hear about the issues you may have experienced with your room accommodations. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience it may have caused you. I have sent you a private message in an effort to obtain more... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got a great deal on Priceline for this hotel. We often stay at HIE properties due to good breakfast and free parking. One thing that was missing from my usual HIE experience, the room did not have a mini-fridge, hence only 4 stars. But the staff was beyond friendly and one of them was going table-to-table every morning greeting everyone.... More

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Shropshire Uk
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Nice staff, the manager Raul was very helpful as was the charming Katarina! Rooms were good, clean and spacious and breakfast was very good;not in the most salubrious location but still safe enough to walk downtown even at night

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The room was spacious and clean. It was very quiet and the breakfast supplied was enormous.The buffet was the best we had on our trip. I would recommend this hotel for staying at. The only complaint is that I thought the hotel was closer to the beach. It is if you have a car. We did walk to the main... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Lovely hotel close to the boardwalk, pier, and downtown. Safe, adequate parking, and they even have cork screws in your room. Talk about meeting travelers needs. Nicely decorated, comfortable, quiet and free breakfast. Everything a business traveler needs.

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Address: 1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz #8 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz #9 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
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You can relish the comforts of home when you choose to stay at our Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz. Our hotel's location offers easy access to the Boardwalk, picturesque beaches, towering redwoods and terrific shopping. Our new Santa Cruz, CA hotel is the perfect starting point for a trip to Northern California.Corporate guests appreciate our business amenities and the location of our hotel in Santa Cruz, CA. We are located near local businesses such as Plantronics, Santa Cruz County Offices and UC Santa Cruz. We offer free high-speed, wireless Internet access and a 24-hour business center, so you can stay productive while you travel. You can enjoy a barefoot stroll along the beach, thrill rides at the historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk or a visit to the Surfing Museum because our Santa Cruz hotel's location is perfect for a California vacation. The family might love a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroad through the Redwood forest. It's easy to take a vineyard tour, indulge in shopping at the Capitola Village or take a stroll along the Santa Cruz wharf.Our hotel in Santa Cruz, CA has outstanding amenities like a well-equipped Fitness Center, a Sauna and a sparkling, outdoor pool and guest patio. Our contemporary rooms pamper you with HDTV and iPod docking stations. There's even a free, hot breakfast. Discover why we're the best choice among hotels in Santa Cruz, CA. ... more   less 
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