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Seaway Inn

176 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #13 of 52 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Elizabeth W Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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41 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a small motel on the hill overlooking Santa Cruz, very easy to find, easy to park, very good location. Good size clean room, we had one on the first floor with chairs outside overlooking the sea. Very relaxing. The staff were extremely helpful. Breakfast was provided and offered all the usual for a small motel.

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Newcastle, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just across from the beach, very friendly staff, basic American breakfast (we had been to Germany prior where breakfasts are excellent!). Close to amenities. Rooms were of good size, very 'homely' and clean. Good views from balcony. Price was very reasonable

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Marina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The room was very nice. Loved the big shower and the best part of it all was the beautiful view of the ocean. The lobby was very clean lot of choices to eat. Liked the fact that they were open 24 hours. Met very nice people from all over while eating.

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed all of the little conveniences that our property has to offer and look forward to accommodating you again. More

Palo Alto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was treated very rudely by the night manager at this hotel. I believe her name is April. It's a real pity. the room was nice, although I'm not really sure it was worth $140, as this is just a motel style place but it was clean and nicely decorated, and convenient for the wedding we were attending across the... More

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The situation described here is definitely not a normal occurrence of our property. I have reached out to this guest privately to personally apologize for the experience that was described. I have also spoken with my desk staff in regards to proper protocol, should a situation like this arise in the future. More

S E England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the ground floor King/Queen combo suite. It's located at the opposite end of the property from the office. The window in the main room looks straight onto a parking space so don't expect a view of anything but a car! The suite has one bathroom off a small entrance hall with a desk and chair. The bedrooms... More

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our King/Queen room! I am sorry to hear that you encountered an issue with the TV signal, but am happy to hear that we were able to take care of the issue for you. We hope to see you again, should you be passing through in the future. More

Morro Bay, California, United States
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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing value for the money! We could walk to the beach in five minutes. The hotels overlooking the ocean right across the street where two or three hundred more for our family of 5. The shower in the family suite has two heads. just awesome!

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our location, and the shower. ;) We hope to see you and your family again, should you be in Santa Cruz in the future. More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for one night on our way to San Fran and what a delight we found! I was expecting a 'get what you pay for motel' but this was quite the opposite! We got a free room upgrade on arrival, the staff are very friendly and the rooms are clean and tidy and have everything... More

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our property. We look forward to accommodating you again in the future! More

Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel with a very convenient location. I'd recommend everybody to take a walk from the hotel to the Natural Bridges State Beach, you will see big waves breaking on the rocks, surfers, surf museum, and if you are lucky.. even whales. You can go and buy some gifts and lunch or dinner on the wharf which is 3 minutes Wharf... More

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our location; we are well situated in an area that allows you walk or bike ride from Natural Bridges, to the wharf and Boardwalk area and even to downtown. We hope to see you another time! More

Costa Mesa, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pleasant little piece of paradise! Very clean rooms, gracious staff and convenient location...everything one needs on a visit to Santa Cruz!!! The continental breakfast was a pleasant surprise and was delicious!

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

We are very appreciative your review of our property. We hope to see you again, should you be in our area! More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The staff has been very kind, but the annex apartment is so noisy, that sleeping was a problem. Like NOT at all!!!!!!!! Sounds are everywhere and The unit is old and feels like you are trying to sleep in the middle of a busy intersection without any walls, because it is SO noisy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The refrigerator is busted and there was... More

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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our property. I was sorry to hear that you were so dissatisfied with our annex property. We want our guests to be satisfied with their stays and we would have gladly let you check out of the room at no charge, rather than suffering through the issues. In regards to noise, did you report... More

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Address: 176 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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