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Edgewater Beach Motel

525 2nd st, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #5 of 51 hotels in Santa Cruz
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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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Gold River, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I stayed at the Edgewater Beach Motel for the first time this past weekend and have to say that I am very impressed and pleased with my stay. Even though they have a 2 night stay-minimum, they were able to accommodate me at the last minute and set me up with a beautiful room that definitely scored me some points... More

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had one of our best vacations here. The hotel is lovely and has a warm and friendly feeling. The rooms are so spacious and very clean. Best of all, the managers were so helpful and very professional. They answered all of our endless questions about local tours and events and gave us directions to the best... More

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Reisterstown, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The rooms were alot nicer than a typical motel. It was very spacious and clean and the beds were amazing! The motel itself offers great views and is in a great location. There is so much to do around the area - we barely had time to do everything!

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The rooms in this motel are fantastic. They're not just regular motel rooms. Our room was like a condo complete with a separate bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, dining table and outside patio. I was there a whole week and having that extra space was wonderful. The location is superb. It's right at the end of the Wharf and overlooks... 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): $$$
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Edgewater Beach Santa Cruz

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz #3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz #5 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz #7 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Santa Cruz Beach Boardalk 1 block east and across from main beach & wharf. 17 unique non-smoking units. Spacious family suites with fully equipped kitchens, separate bedroom, and 2 T.V.'s. Enjoy our delightful climate while relaxing by our pool. Picnic area with gas BBQ's and great view. Short walk to downtown and west cliff drive. Some rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and oceanviews. ... more   less 
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