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Fireside Inn

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311 2nd St., Next to Boardwalk Bowl, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Paradise Inn By The Beach)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Palm Springs, California
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived to some confusion about billing. Once my credit card was processed, I was told the carpet in the room was wet from a recent leak. I felt this should have been discussed before I was charged. We came upstairs to look at the room. The doors had been left open, and there were flies hanging out. The manager brought... More 

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Castaic, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to be close to the boardwalk this is the place for you. If you are a mature couple, not so much. The place is old and has old furnishings. The rooms are tiny. The really awful part is the parking. If you have bad knees just forget about coming up or down the parking lot. Young people... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a last minute decision to spend a night in Santa Cruz for 4th of July. That way we could get two days of beach and boardwalk. We wanted to be close to the beach and didn't have many options since we booked last minute. We chose this place because it was the cheapest (at $200+). Also, we had... More 

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Foster City, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this motel based on location, pricing, and availability. The location is outstanding. We were centrally located, just off Beach St. and we were just a short walk from the beach, the Boardwalk Amusement Park and many acceptable restaurants. An added plus, we were able to park our car in their lot, though we arrived before check-in time. We... More 

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Lodi, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

hotel was nice and clean . right across the street from the boardwalk and bowling alley. we had a great view from our room. the bed was very comfortable and new.we would stay there again . the staff at the desk was very nice a friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Good location, very close to the beach, restaurant and all you need for your visst to Santa Cruz.. The personel was helpful, and gave us a lot of good tips for things to see and do.. The room was okey. Free parking!

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Fireside Inn is an old, somewhat worn out motel, nothing fancy about it, but the location is great if you want to spend time at the boardwalk, beach, and wharf. Although the building seemed to be crumbling a bit, the rooms were clean and certainly adequate for a night or two at the beach. The staff was very friendly... More 

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed a night here and really loved it. We found it a great deal at around $120/night. Great location, right above the Boardwalk, a nice clean room and comfortable bed. Parking was easy and the owners were very nice. The only improvement, maybe better towels and coffee in the room.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

These people are so rude and very unprofessional when it comes to a mixed race couple , giving us such a hard time checking in when we had spoke to a lady asking for the check in again because im not 21 yet it's very hard finding a room anyways , as soon as i walk in they're looking at... More 

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FIRESIDE INN S, Manager at Fireside Inn, responded to this review

I would like to make it clear that we do not discriminate against any guest based on race, color, religion, national origin, or any other basis the reviewer has accused us of. If so we would not checkin at all as all hotels reserve rights to refuse service to anyone.. If anyone were to take a look at the diverse... More 

Hanford, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We just got back from staying in Santa Cruz. We really lucked out finding the Fireside Inn. A block from the boardwalk and a 10 minute walk to the downtown area. You can't ask for a better location, excellent price and a really cozy room. The management were friendly and attentive. Such an awesome place to stay. I'll tell all... More 

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