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Hitching Post Studios Inn

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1717 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (Formerly Hitching Post Motel)
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  • Location
    3.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a brilliant budget motell! We were driving from SF to Santa Cruz and this place was so easy to find. When we arrived we were given a goodie bag full of crisps, water and some cereal bars. The room was great, nice and clean.. King size bed and parking right outside your door. Although we didn't have time to... More 

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San Lorenzo, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A solid 3-3 1/2 stars. I knew when I booked our room here for 2 nights in August that I wasn't getting a "first class" hotel. With that in mind, I came here without great expectations. I was needing a place that could accommodate 5 (3 kids and 2 adults) and I was having difficulty finding a hotel with availability... More 

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Dimpal P, General Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your compliments to our motel and are glad to read you enjoyed your stay.We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back. More 

San Diego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hitching Post is a complex property. The room was CLEAN. The grounds are lovely and well maintained. The manager, Danny, is the most important asset to the facility. For these reasons, the motel deserves to be considered when looking for a place to stay in Santa Cruz. However, be aware that the facilities are dated, amenities are limited, and... More 

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Dimpal P, Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your compliments to our motel and are glad to read you enjoyed your stay.We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back. More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for 1940. A classic roadside motel . These units are huge, the beds are very comfortable, it is clean as a whistle, and our unit included a palatial kitchen. We feel that we lucked out in finding this place. Plus, the owner is as nice a guy as you could ever meet. Well maintained, and... More 

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Dimpal P, Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your compliments to our motel and are glad to read you enjoyed your stay.We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My son and I stayed here for two nights, day tripping up to the redwoods state park and surfing. We cooked our own meals in a great kitchen, and slept well on firm beds. The staff was attentive, the rooms clean, the wi-fi fast, the price fair. Recommended.

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Dimpal P, Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Glen for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your compliments to our motel and are glad to read you enjoyed your stay.We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back.... We appreciate your business........Danny More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We enjoyed our stay. The room was clean. The parking lot and pool area were clean. The hotel staff we dealt with were friendly and professional. The decor is somewhat dated. This would not deter us from staying there again when in the area.

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Hitching Post, Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Mr Jeff for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your compliments to our motel and are glad to read you enjoyed your stay at HITCHING POST STUDIOS INN. We want to welcome you back when you and your family are in SANTA CRUZ .......DANNY More 

Manhattan Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I enjoyed my stay at the Hitching Post after staying in more expensive hotels in Santa Cruz you can't find a nicer place for the price. Management and staff are excellent and location is close to all attractions in Santa Cruz and a super nice walk thur open space park to the harbor as well as being in fairly quiet... More 

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Hitching Post, Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. I am pleased to know that your stay with us was enjoyable and that our staff, and the service they provided, exceeded your expectations. We appreciate you being our guest and sincerely hope we may have the opportunity to have you as our guest on a future trip to the Santa Cruz area........Danny More 

Santa Cruz, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I needed a Quiet and Comfortable Place to get some much needed Rest and get my Batteries Recharged. The Rooms are Comfortable and the Kitchenette is Perfect for my Cooking needs. 2 Grocery Stores are just a Short Walk. Danny the Owner runs a Secure and Clean Establishment. Great Location close to Harbor, Beaches, Golf and Boardwalk. The Pool is... More 

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Hitching Post, Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. I am pleased to know that your stay with us was enjoyable and that our staff, and the service they provided, exceeded your expectations. We appreciate you being our guest and sincerely hope we may have the opportunity to have you as our guest on a future trip to the Santa Cruz area........Danny More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Hitching Post for two months, while we looked for an apartment in Santa Cruz. We very much appreciated the full kitchen and reasonable rates (relative to summertime in Santa Cruz) for our longer stay. Danny - the owner - seems to pride himself on the upkeep of the property, and is fair and... More 

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Hitching Post, Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. I am happy to know that king bedroom suite with kitchen was able to comfortably accommodate your family. We truly appreciate you choosing our hotel and thank you for being our guest. I certainly hope we may have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz area.......Danny More 

Fremont, California
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So, I almost was going to write a bad review because our non smoking room wreaked like the ashtray in my grandfather's t-bird. My eyes were burning. I was a bit upset but the manager, Danny, got us in a new room after a few minutes. It was bigger and he didn't charge us more. Plus it smelled like we'll,... More 

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Hitching Post, Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your compliments to our motel and are glad to read you enjoyed your stay.We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back......Danny More 

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