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Carousel Beach Inn

110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 110 Rivers (Formerly Carousel Motel)
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Ranked #20 of 52 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked last minute to attend final summer season concert at the boardwalk. Perfect location. The other reviews said "Noisy" I heard nothing and slept like a baby. This was the perfect 24 hr getaway.

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Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on our visit to Santa Cruz. Rooms are neat and clean. Staff is very friendly and helpful! Bright and cheerful. Just1/2 block from the boardwalk. The boardwalk is very disappointing. Bypass the boardwalk and head to the pier. We watched whales! The coffee in this motel is as good as Starbucks!

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last time I stayed at this motel was in 2006. It has been completely updated. The rooms were remodeled with bright beach colors, tasteful artwork and very comfortable beds. Everything is clean and well maintained. We had a minor problem with our air conditioner and stopped by the front desk to report it. By the time we came back from... More

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Sacramento
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was stunned at how close we were to the BW! The staff was so accommodating. They allowed us park our car at 10am and then had our room ready (204) at 2pm. It faced the BW with a wonderful balcony, which was perfect for watching the action. It doesn't get any better than having some wonderful Mexican takeout and... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This inexpensive, no frills motel was clean and well-equipped. The staff were very friendly and there was ample parking on site. It is one of the best motels that we stayed in on our road trip from SF to LA. The real beauty is its convenience for the boardwalk which is one of the highlights of any road trip on... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Upon arriving to SC we were a little worried. I knew this hotel was not high on the Tripadvisor list, however it was the closest to the boardwalk that offered free parking, early morning muffins and coffee at an okay price. The room were very, very clean. That is a huge plus as our family needs clean rooms it is... More

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Oakland, California
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11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Some friends and I made our annual trek down to Santa Cruz for Friday Night Bands on the Beach and to ride rides on the Boardwalk....one of our group made reservations at this motel, and it truly can not be MORE convenient! Six of us shared two queen rooms the first night, and my boyfriend and I relocated to a... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The location can't be beat! It was great for our family. We have teens that could walk over to boardwalk without us. The rooms have been updated they are bright & great art work. We arrived early. I called & asked for a room facing the boardwalk & was accommodated. Our room wasn't ready but we checked in & parked... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a wonderful stay and it was close to the Board walk. They were helpful when we got in and even Checked us in early with a balcony view of the Board walk.. Overall experience was good! The only thing I am concerned about are: They tried running my card prior to out stay.. Which we were never told.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Clean. As expected and as advertised. Great value and quaint. If you knew exactly what you wanted from the boardwalk passes, this is worth the discount. If you have any reservations about your activities at the boardwalk, you may not want to buy in advance as they are non refundable and non transferable.

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Address: 110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 110 Rivers (Formerly Carousel Motel)
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
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Also Known As:
Carousel Motel Santa Cruz
Carousel Hotel Santa Cruz
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