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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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Folsom, California, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for a family looking to do a few days in Santa Cruz and minimize the driving. Easy access to both the beach and the boardwalk is a huge plus. The rooms were everything we needed for a family of 4 and provided plenty of living space. Don't count on the breakfast in the morning being... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very beach-themed hotel. Not glamorous or fancy, just entirely adorable! Our small room had a theme on the bedspread and curtains of woodies( old station wagons used to haul surfboards), beach sand and waves and gave the right vibe for Santa Cruz. The bathroom had a modern treatment of wonderful gray tile that extended from the floor... More 

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York, Yorkshire
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49 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

the location of this hotel is its best asset. Right above he beach with a quick walk your on it. The rooms are spacious and light. Well furnished and for a few dollars more you get sea views. Breakfast is included, it's a light continental style but enough to start the day. The managers/owner were very friendly. The pool was... More 

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Mill Valley, California
1 review
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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berkeley
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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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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Petaluma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 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
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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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