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Hitching Post Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1717 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Has a pool and wifi (although it was slow). Clean but a bit tired looking. Large room with kitchen area but no plates/cutlery. Fine for one night. People friendly and helpful. Pizza Hut deliver if you fancy a night in. Coffee for two even though four of us staying.

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Ladera Ranch, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There are "No Smoking" signs posted on every room but the signs don't apply OUTSIDE. Obviously, smoke drifts in through open windows so you can imagine the distinctive scent we found in our room. If cigarette smoke isn't a problem for you, this place isn't that bad.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you arrive later in the day you get the rooms that truly need repairs and updating. Carpet is worn and many things aren't available. No tissue or extra toilet paper. No mat for stepping out of the shower.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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 June 23, 2014

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
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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
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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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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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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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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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Address: 1717 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hitching Post Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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