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Edgewater Beach Motel

525 2nd st, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

What a perfect, relaxing place for a getaway. I recently spent a couple nights at this quaint motel. Within walking distance of the beach and the boardwalk, the location is great and the new innkeepers, Rich & Maryann, were helpful and so nice. This motel is now my go-to Santa Cruz place to stay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Short and sweet. We love this place. We originally stumbled upon it looking for parking near the wharf and decided to spend the night there. They showed us the greatest hospitality ever and we've been loyal since. It's only got about 15 rooms but it's so quaint and comforting. Each room has a different theme and they have the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We decided to get away for Fourth of July weekend and wanted to bring our 4 month old yellow labrador. We decided to book at this hotel. I'm glad we did. The room was very clean and comfortable. There was plenty of room for our 2 teenage children and us. We were in room 116. We ended up using the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We just returned from a four night stay at the Edgewater. You cannot beat the location of this hotel! It is within walking distance of the boardwalk so the parking spot you get with your room is a huge plus since parking is crazy by the boardwalk. Pros--LOCATION, comfortable beds, room started off clean, having a kitchen in the room,... More 

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Gold River, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After refusing a room in another hotel nearby; I stopped into the Edgewater to check out their accomodations and was relieved to find a very Immaculate , charming beach motel. We stayed two nights very comfortably with 2 children 8 & 9. Rooms have nautical themes. Beds are very comfortable. We all had a wonderful time walking to all the... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a wonderful place, great location, great amenities and friendly staff. We were made to feel most welcome, and the suite had everything we could need. Would definitely stay here again :) Hope to come back and spend more time exploring Santa Cruz, as I was traveling with my parents en route to my son's graduation in Sonoma.

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Ennis, Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We went to San Francisco on our honeymoon, we stayed 3 nights in the city which was more than enough. We then rented a car and decided to drive along the coast, Californian natives we met in the city suggested Santa Cruz so we decided to make this our first stop before moving on. We didn't book anywhere and had... More 

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Emeryville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My husband and I plan many Santa Cruz every year and at lease one overnight. Our are usually impulsive- we tend to go when one of us is jonesin' for a good bowl of crab alfredo. What we look for when we are planning to stay overnight is a place where the room doors do not open into either a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

There are pros and cons to this Motel but the pros won handily for us. I would suggest the big suite, room 118, called the Captains Cabin, especially for families. The other rooms appear nicer from the pictures and that may be as the Captains Cabin clearly hasn't been remodeled in some time. What it does have though is space,... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were greeted with a wonderful staff that was very helpful, anyone who says differently can find a bigger and much more expensive hotel that won't be as close as we were to the beach...the location we found fabulous and a delight. Everything you need is here. We had a full kitchen in complete working order and the beds were... More 

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Address: 525 2nd st, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Edgewater Beach Hotel Santa Cruz
Edgewater Beach Santa Cruz
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#6 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz

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