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Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz

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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are always treated like royalty at the Holiday Inn Express in Santa Cruz. Katrina Jenkins is always kind and helpful and full of ideas on what to do. My grandson loves her and my family loves it there. By the way, how about that perk of having the San Antonio Spurs there on the same weekend? We are looking... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Katrina is the front manager and she was EXTREMELY welcoming and gave us information that made our trip convenient and fun. She genuinely loves her job and those who stay with the Holiday Inn. Upon check out she even asked how the Santa Cruz Warrior game was since she remembered assisting us with parking information upon arrival t the hotel.... More 

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Everett, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome Possum! I know silly...but it really was. We had a lovely time, staff was awesome. Very friendly, nice, helpful...all those things and more. Beds were comfy. Lots of pillows, both firm and soft. Location was perfect to all we wanted to do and see. All I can say is thank goodness for OnStar in Santa Cruz. Used it everyday... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inn is excellent value. It has expanded its breakfast choices. When we were there it was clearly a bargain for hungry families at breakfast. The Inn has maintained its high standards of cleanliness and comfort. The pool is clean. The central location and convenient parking garage make it a perfect base for touring the area.

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San Rafael, CA
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37 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to USCS and that's why we stayed there; bathroom was nice (large shower) and beds were comfortable, but room was small compared to other rooms we have stayed in with 2 queens. Most bothersome was the AC, as it wouldn't stay on and the room become very stuffy at night. Small pool, good parking, and very nice breakfast. Try... More 

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birmingham
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding property new and clean. Great, pleasant and responsive staff. Easy to get anywhere. wish it was closer to the beach, but i knew exactly where it was when i booked it. it was really central. Easy to get to UC SC, and the restaurants and night life. Breakfast had many choices, I would definitely stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family (5 adults) stayed here for the weekend to celebrate a birthday. The room was huge, and perfect for all of us - super clean, super comfortable, and felt a lot fancier than I expected. It was a 5 min drive away from everywhere we wanted to go in Santa Cruz. What really made our stay special though was... More 

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Lancaster, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

20 rooms were booked for a wedding with a lot of out of town guests. The staff was wonderful. They were enthusiastic about the area and were very helpful prior to the stay and answered all questions while we were there. I will stay at Holiday Inn Expresses in the future because of the courtesy we were shown while we... More 

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the HIE in Santa Cruz with 44 16- and 17-year-olds. That's right, 44 teenagers!! I worked with Wilka Nascimento to organize our stay and she was wonderful--she got us a quote that worked with our budget and was professional and prompt with all of her communications. When we arrived at the hotel they had reserved space... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the newest hotel in Santa Cruz. It is three stories with an underground parking garage. The room was spacious and well appointed, great pillows and bedding. The staff were courteous and anxious to help. The breakfast was nothing to shout about and the automatic pancake making machine made borderline product. Be careful in the underground garage. The spaces... More 

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Joel K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Arthur M from Arroyo Grande, Thank you for you review of our hotel, the Holiday Inn Express - Santa Cruz! I was please to hear you write the the staff was friendly, that was great the read however I would like to address with you the others factors that you wrote about. I was sorry to hear about the... More 

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