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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
    4 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm going to start by admitting that I am a total hotel snob and when my friends booked this for a 2 night stay in Santa Cruz I was worried. I was so wrong!! While it is a fairly small motel the rooms are perfect, very nice, modern and perfectly clean! The location can't be beat as it is directly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were nice and clean . Free wifi safe parking right across the street from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk .Room rates are reasonable . Pictures are from our room balcony. The have free breakfast too. It's a same place with a great staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms were very nice and clean! Located right across the street from the Boardwalk. Guaranteed a parking spot. I would definitely recommend Carousel Beach Inn to all my family and friends. We can't wait to go back! You won't be disappointed.

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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must admit that I've never stayed at an Inn or a Motel before...always a hotel. I was nervous going into this stay, but can honestly say that I'm trilled with our choice to spend a night at the Carousel Inn. Free parking is a plus. Really easy check in. Awesome room (totally updated interior and decorations). We were on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming here for many years and had an excellent stay! Both front desk ladies were very upbeat, friendly and just super nice! We love all the upgrades and have always enjoyed the breakfast and coffee while sitting on the balcony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The Carousel Motel. It's right across the street from the boardwalk entrance! For around $100 we had a balcony and very cutely decorated room. The balcony faces a parking lot but you can still see the boardwalk on your left. For a higher price, you can stay on the upper floor with a better view. We found... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Check in at the Carousel Beach Inn. It's located less than a block away from the Carousel at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. You will be posing as a happily married couple on a nice getaway. You will be in a King Spa room that has a large jetted tub. Your convenient location will allow you to retreat to your room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a room with 2 queen beds with a balcony and a view of the Boardwalk. Sitting on the balcony while enjoying a beer and people watching made even our down times fun. Great customer service, a clean room, complimentary breakfast and a walk of half a block to the Boardwalk and beach made the Carousel Beach Inn the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Spent 2 days at the hotel while having fun in Santa Cruz - rooms are of a good standard and the cleaning team are absolutely top class - really close to everything and a really nice place to stay with close access to pier and Boardwalk - would happily come back

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Just right...so convenient (like right across the street) to the Boardwalk. Clean and comfortable, safe, not luxurious, but very well managed and the staff were very service oriented. We are very happy we picked this place.

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