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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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Sparks
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a 5-star, white glove experience with champagne and caviar taste, please stop reading and go look for a different place to stay. The Fireside Inn is a great, family run business right across the street from Boardwalk Bowl. It is situated on a hill so there is a pretty good slope running from one end... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bang for your buck! Accepting the fact that the prices are high overall in all motels, this is worth spending the money on! Great service! The motel may look old from the outside, but the rooms won't disappoint you. Friendly Beach Motel!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the fireside inn because it was one of the most affordable in the area. It was close to the beach/boardwalk on the map. Once we got there we were amazed at the location. Its a block from the beach and right between the boardwalk and wharf. We were able to check in early (about 11:00am) just by asking.... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is the best part. You are walking distance from the boardwalk, so you can leave your car and just walk around. I would suggest asking for a room upstairs, so that your room isn't facing the parking lot. The room and bathroom were clean. The hosts are very nice and can provide you with information. We had an... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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 July 13, 2015

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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