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Hitching Post Motel

1717 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Ranked #39 of 51 hotels in Santa Cruz
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last minute booking for a last minute getaway. We stayed in a King room with a kitchenette. The room was decently clean, older appliances and loud bathroom lights/fan. For one night, it was fine. The location is good if you have a car. One problem, was that the neighbor next door smoked outside in the morning and since our windows... More

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Modesto, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I were very excited to get out of the city for a few days. We booked our stay at hitching post because of the price and the kitchen. Upon arrival I noticed that the hotel was very dated which wouldnt be a problem if it was clean. I always bring my own bedding and when I tried... More

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Capitola, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The staff is excellent. The motel is centrally located and easy to get around by bus too. It is near restaurants and stores. A Safeway is located within walking distance. The rooms are spacious and clean. The rooms have privacy. The front entrance has a closed-in patio area that provides privacy. The rooms that have a kitchen are large. The... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

You want a great location, reasonable rate, a clean room and warm welcome from the staff, the Hitching Post Motel is the place! An old fashioned motel with a recent facelift, all you need is the clean bathroom and clean bed (courtesy of the kind cleaning staff). Yes, the furniture and fixtures are dated, yes the walls are thin, yes... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed here for one night and that was about all I would want. No real problems, but a bit depressing. There were cinder block walls, ancient bathroom, weird furniture, BUT, no strange odors or signs of dirt. The bedding was clean, blanket and pillows clean. The parking lot was tight with our van. No breakfast offered. I would stay... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Easy parking Located next to the free way, but very quiet Calm; no noise at night Warm welcome by the staff Big size room, with good quality beds. The plugs are a little old and the furniture as well but it's a motel. Room and bathroom are clean. Free wifi with a good speed. There is also a free swimpool... More

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Heber City, UT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I had to give it two stars because at least it was clean, but that's the only positive thing I can say about it. My room was TINY and old with cinder block walls. The shower was suited for very tall, thin people only. Paper thin walls - could hear every footstep and word that went past. Uncomfortable beds. I... More

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Tacoma, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

You couldn't pay me to stay there again.. I actually got poked in the foot by a used heroin needle that was stuck in their bedding. I couldn't believe it! As well, the supposed "non-smoking" room reeked of excessive stale smoke odor's. To top it off, just got diagnosed with a nice scabies rash courtesy of the last weekly patrons... More

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Ventura, California
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188 reviews 188 reviews
52 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

I prefer block, single story motels where you can easily carry in luggage from your parking spot out front. I've stayed here numerous times. Front desk is friendly and rooms are quiet. Nothing fancy but clean enough and reasonable for an overnight stay to visit students at UCSC

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Alameda, CA
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

Booked a room for my daughter and I 3 weeks prior to arrival Reservation No. 48077336 for a very popular soccer tournament. I even called the night before arrival to make sure they had the reservation because I knew the there were several events in Santa Cruz that weekend and therefore it would be difficult to get a room. Upon... More

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Address: 1717 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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