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Fireside Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   311 2nd St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Paradise Inn By The Beach)
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Ranked #30 of 52 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night, the room was clean and ample, it was close to the boardwalk and came with parking, although the parking was tight and required a confident driver. Breakfast was basic but filled the hole so can't complain, maybe just a little bit on the expensive side but OK never the less, ideal for a stop over... More

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Soulsbyville, Ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was adequate and seemed clean. The price was over the top for the quality of the room, however August is the top of the high season and the location was really great! Love Santa Cruz, Pacific Avenue and the Boardwalk!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to beat the location of this hotel! Parking was never a problem and is included with your stay. Your one block from the Boardwalk and the beach! Staff was always friendly and enthusiastic. Rooms aren't the fanciest (few are in Santa Cruz) but the beds are comfortable and include a small fridge and microwave which is very... More

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had stayed at this motel years ago, and remembered loving its close proximity to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (right across the street) and its location atop a hill overlooking the Boardwalk. We decided to stay here this trip, and were delighted to meet a new young couple running it who mentioned they had just started working at the... More

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Antibes, France
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Booked last minute on hotwire and got a room for a very fair price. It was central enough to walk into town and the room was comfortable even though it didn't feel very clean. It definitely fulfilled its purpose for a safe stay during our roadtrip, and the service was friendly.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Disappointed. Smell of food by reception. Curry? Off hand receptionists - just doing the job, no real welcoming. Did not feel safe - Adjoining room said they had a new tablet stolen from the room. Bedding clean enough if a bit small for the nice big bed. Room cleaned/refreshed daily. Towels OK, very thin. A mishmash of furniture. No coffee... More

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Antioch, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I took a trip to the Boardwalk with some friends. The location of this hotel is great, just a few minutes walk from the beach, but it was the most disgusting place i've ever stayed. The window in the bathroom was open when we got there and there were little flies everywhere. The window opened up to a wall that... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is place wright on the Beach across from the Boardwalk. It's Great, we love the Pariot's next door but it's a little loud sometimes. We were in and out of our room all day and night for reto night's at the Boardwalk, and dinner on the wharf. Me and a friend road my motorcycle over from Berkeley and Sacramento.... More

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Pflugerville, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Room #208, Two bed Suite (1 King & 1 Full in a very small separate room) OVERALL: (Solid 2.5 of 5 motel) We gave it the bump to 3 for its location only. Decent little 60's "Hole-in-the-wall" Motel that's only one block from the beach. Overall clean appearance. Not dirty feeling at all. Main complaint being the very slight musty... More

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stay in this hotel often and the location is perfect. Nice small walk to just about what you need, and the rooms are always clean. They jack up the prices on weekends though...............................

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Address: 311 2nd St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Paradise Inn By The Beach)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
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Hotel Class:2 star — Fireside Inn 2*
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Also Known As:
Paradise Inn By The Beach Hotel Santa Cruz
Paradise Hotel Santa Cruz
Paradise Motel Santa Cruz

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