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Beach View Inn Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   50 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place needs a total overhaul. The mattress was actually falling apart. hen I went to re-tuck the sheet, the side of the mattress was exposed and you could see the springs and stuffing. There were old cigarette burns around the sink and counter, and, one end of a towel bar was coming out of the wall in the bath... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best place about this motel is the location, which is a 2 min walk to the beach. It is very basic - fine if you are on a roadtrip down the coast but don't be expecting anything else! It seemed clean enough but shabby around the edges eg not all the lights were working and the wifi is very... More

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The Beach View Inn is located just a few minutes by the Beach and pier of Santa Cruz, and the location is the only reason to choose this motel. The rroms was quite large, but the standard is old fashion and uncomfortabke. There was a dead bug (looked like a Roach) between the two layers of the window, and a... More

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Terrible, unprofessional service. Man at the counter had me so angry. DO NOT give these people your information unless you have solidified your prices. We felt lied to. He gave us a price 10 minutes prior to rescind it trying to get us to pay more. When we tried to discuss this with him, he then refused us the room... More

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Concord, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This hotel is very basic and simple. No special ammenities, just a place to crash for the night. My son and I were on a California Coastal tour and spent a day/night on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. We arrived about noon and were checked in quickly even though our room was not ready yet. The gentlemen we worked with was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Basic motel with friendly service. Location makes this place-- quick walk to the wharf, boardwalk and beach. Definitely could use some upgrades (chairs were too stained and scary to sit on), but we weren't in Santa Cruz to sit in our room. Was happy to find the Beach View Inn over a busy holiday weekend.

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Turlock, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

we stayed one night here, midweek and have to say that it was very clean, comfortable and a great location for walking a very short distance(less than a block) to the wharf, boardwalk and beach. The staff was very friendly, check in was a breeze and there was plenty of off street parking within the motel property. I would stay... More

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Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Close to pier which is brilliant. Heather is lovely. Room clean but bed very old, lumpy and noisy. Blanket had holes in it, pillows hard and towels threadbare. No soaps or anything so bring your own. Air con didn't work much and was noisy, curtains did not block any light and breakfast was, well, not.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Beach View Inn is only a couple of minutes walk from the beach, wharf and Santa Cruz Boardwalk. We also had a good view of the Pacific from our room - which wasn't bad. Can't beat the location. Our room was comfortable and clean - while the staff was friendly. We didn't mind the hotel being a bit basic -... More

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Agua Dulce, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

You can't beat this location. Short walking distance to beach and wharf. Great value. It's not a Hyatt, but you're not paying Hyatt prices. Had a problem with the air conditioner....front desk personnel quickly moved us to another room.

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Address: 50 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach View Inn Motel 2*
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