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Seaway Inn

176 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #18 of 52 hotels in Santa Cruz
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have to say staying here was really nice. If you request a upstairs room like rm#228 you can lay on your bed and see the wharf and the ocean. The staff was so nice and even helped me bring my bags,etc up the stairs to my room and when I left they helped me take it all back to... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean and comfortable. We must of had an ADA accessible rm because bathroom large w large shower. There was no vanity space was our only complaint. breakfast had the largest selection I saw and fresh. Only short walk to boardwalk and beach. No pool or spa, but it wasn't missed. Comfortable bed! We were here once before, different motel and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint little hotel. The King size ocean view room is small, but has a nice view. The decor is old fashioned but in good condition and clean. The bed was comfortable, we slept well. The bathroom and shower in room 239 was very small, but I got a good shower. The room has a sliding glass door... More

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

Thank you for your review. We hope that we get the chance to see you on your next visit to Santa Cruz! More

Novato, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Seaway Inn last year with my teen daughter's girl scout troop in their "family room", which is a two bedroom, one bath unit. Decided to stay here again last week with my family of four in the same room (they have only one room like this). The best thing about Seaway Inn is the proximity to the... More

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

Thank you for your review of our property and your continued patronage of our Inn. We do actually have that same room on the 2nd floor as well, so we have two of those particular rooms. We also have one more additional two room suite that has a king bed in one room and a queen and futon in a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started our time in Santa Cruz at a different hotel. The room was nice but the location of the room and the pet fee were not going to work for us (across from the pool entry and $30/night/dog). So we found the Seaway and couldn't be happier we switched. Rooms are nice and clean. Big shower with a shower... More

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

We appreciate your review. We'll look forward to seeing you next time! More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Seaway Inn was our second stop on our 10 day California road trip. We stayed for 2 nights - honestly, 1 night would have sufficed. The Inn was very cute, but small and old. Don't get me wrong, it was clean, but the room was very small and tight for just 3 people. The bathroom was especially small. The... More

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

Thank you for your review of our property. You mentioned that you had to step out onto the patio to get an ocean view from your room, but you can also catch that spectacular view from your main window, it faces directly towards the ocean. We are still working on upgrading our remaining bathrooms, I was sorry to hear that... More

Central Coast
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a basic motel so don't come here if you're seeking extravagance. The accomodations are modest and rooms are fairly small. But the balcony in front of the second floor rooms has a nice view of the marina and the ocean and pleasant place to sit with a glass of wine and your dog. We especially enjoyed taking an... More

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

Thank you for your review of our property. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and our pet policy. We will look forward to seeing you again, on your next trip our direction! More

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I normally stay here every time I come to visit my brother. The location makes it so easy to walk and do stuff. I love that you can walk over to the cliffs and enjoy the beautiful pacific. Always clean. Love the patios. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Thank you for your review. We'll look forward to seeing you next time! More

Petaluma, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This isn't a fancy, high end hotel like the "Dream Inn" across the street. But it is within walking distance to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It's a great value with the continental breakfast, including fresh waffles, orange juice, yogurt, fruit, coffee, teas, etc. The rooms are small, but clean. We spent very little time in ours-mostly to sleep. Showers... More

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Thanks for your review. I am happy to hear that you were satisfied with our accommodations and very much look forward to seeing you again, should you be in the area. More

Somerset, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed one night in June. Not anything bad but not anything extraordinary either. Staff was very friendly and the continental breakfast was pretty good. We were in room 221 ( right over the office) and the layout of the room was odd to me. Had a nice shower but needs a light in the shower- it was kind of... 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 disturbed by the traffic noise and the lack of light in the shower; we hope that these issues do not keep you from coming to stay with us again. Perhaps next time we may be able to get you into a room that will... More

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Address: 176 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
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The Seaway Inn is a charming Santa Cruz hotel perched on a hillside overlooking the gorgeous Monterey Bay. It has all the warmth and coziness of a classic beach hotel with a full array of modern amenities. It is just a short walk to family fun at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, world-class surfing at Steamer Lane, fine dining at the Municipal Wharf, and unique shops and entertainment in bustling Downtown Santa Cruz. ... more   less 
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