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Carousel Beach Inn

110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 110 Rivers (Formerly Carousel Motel)
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed one night in that hotel. The room was good, so was the bathroom. Maybe the breakfast was a bit poor and in an uncomfortable room. The location is just next to the Boardwalk, 5 minutes away from the pier.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a great hotel located right across the street from the Boardwalk and a beautiful beach! The room was clean, large, bright and colourful. We stayed in a king bed ocean view room that had a small balcony with a table and two chairs. There was wifi, large tv, microwave and fridge. Our room also had a table and... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I rated this as average because for the price - $115.00 we got a nice clean room with a balcony, comfortable bed, free parking, 24 hour reception and some decent coffee with breakfast. The breakfast itself was pretty ordinary. - bagels, some basic fruit (which was very nice) and muffins. If I was to go outside of the summer season... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

First I must say that I am not a fan of Santa Cruz hotels in general. This one is different. It's apparently had a bit of a makeover recently. The rooms are refreshingly spotless and the staff is there 24/7. I felt safe with the well lit parking which had one way in and out and the office kept an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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85 helpful votes 85 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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Address: 110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 110 Rivers (Formerly Carousel Motel)
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Carousel Motel Santa Cruz
Carousel Hotel Santa Cruz
Carousel Santa Cruz
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz

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