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Budget Inn Motel

110 San Lorenzo Boulevard, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #14 of 16 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Frankfurt, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was bitten by multiple bed bugs on my first night here, and woke up to blood smears and visible bed bugs on the sheets. The evidence on my body came the next day with itchy welts all over. I informed reception and was given a nearby room for the next night. They have not given any refund for the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just checked out from a 3 night stay that I wish had never happened. I chose to book a larger room with stove, oven and fridge amenities, yet this was a futile decision as there are NO pots, pans, plates, bowls, utensils or cups. I will not accept the 4 plastic cups that they left on top of the fridge.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Do not stay here. We were promised a refund on a 20$ cash deposit. No one was in the office at our departure time. This place is a dump. It does not even use fitted sheets and shower water runs all over bathroom floor. Do not stay here.

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Monterey, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Without a doubt, Budget Inn Santa Cruz was my worst hotel experience ever. We still do not understand why they rent rooms in the conditions ours were in. The three rooms we visited were definetely unclean and everything except enjoyable. It was revolting to pay this price for the service that we had at this hotel. I would not be... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I could not find this on Trip Advisor until we were checked in. Big Mistake. First they require $20 cash deposit for the old fashioned "room key". Outside looked good, nice rose garden. When you walk into the tiny lobby it smells of curry seasoned food cooking. The owners took care of us in their pajamas. Yes, this is true.... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

The clue is in the name keep driving. Very tired rooms in need of desperate redecoration, beds uncomfortable with ripped bedding and bathroom poor. Arrived after dark a very bad choice. Only positive was short walk to beach and funfair.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Worse place I've ever stayed in. smelled of urine, sheets were dirty and stained, the walls were sticky and yellow, shower had bugs and there is a lot of drug and prostitution traffic. The bed had no protective sheet on it, you can see just mattress. By far the most dirty room I've ever seen. I paid 160 for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I 'd allready checked in when I read the bad reviews. Well I can't complain. The room was clean, also the beds and it's big. It got a kitchen and a new bathroom too. It's only a short walk to the beach and downtown. furniture got it's own charm, I liked it. I'm not so good with the house rules... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

This place was a disaster. Listed as a 2 star on Hotwire, but it wouldn't merit 1 star in a review of crack houses. Furniture was broken, holes the size of football in the blankets, staff was surly, no closet or even a bar with hangers, everything was filthy, screens had been pried off... I could go on. I am... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

This is not a 2 star Property. I booked a room off Hotwires unnnamed deals and this is the horrible place I ended up with. OLD, Room Smell is overpowering and gave me a headache. I will sleep in the car. Some paint and fixing up is never going to make this place worth the price I paid. Hotwire books... More 

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Address: 110 San Lorenzo Boulevard, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
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