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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this motel based on other Trip advisor reviews. It was even better than we expected. The room was exactly as pictured on the website. It was clean and roomy and directly across from the boardwalk. The staff was great and parking was easy.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect location if you want to be close to the boardwalk. Its across the street from the main entrance. We walked everywhere from here including the wedding we attended at the cocoanut grove. Room was clean, free parking and front desk staff was friendly.

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked several rooms at the Carousel Inn for our daughters wedding at the Cocoanut Grove on the boardwalk. Perfect location, great staff! Everyone was so friendly and accommodated all our needs. Great weekend and best place to stay for any occasion. It's the only place we stay when visiting the boardwalk but most importantly for our daughters wedding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rad Great employees and competitive prices right accross the street from the Boardwalk. I apparently have to come up with 200 characters to submit this review, so I am continuing to type until I reach 200 characters. Let's see if I'm there yet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

It was a great 2 day weeken with my family! The hotel was conveniently located and what a beautiful view of the boardwalk. The staff was very friendly and the morning breakfast was great for those with kids and need a lil morning pick me up before getting ready. The only thing that was disappointing was the beds and pillows... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Convenient because it's across the street from the boardwalk…clean comfortable rooms, nice small balconies, clean bathroom….parking was a problem coming back late at night because some other guests had parked in two spots but the front desk person came out and helped us find a spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great price, clean and nice breakfast. Steps from the beach boardwalk... A perfect place for family or couples. Oh and free parking... Get a top floor for quiet... fun area to have fun with nature... Check out the Boardwalk concert series and Lighthouse surfing. Pacific mall has good shopping and movie theater.

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Shingle Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Spent 3 nights with grandsons - excellent location to the Boardwalk and beach. Friendly staff, nice variety for continental breakfast. Rooms are comfortable, (bring your own pillows if you are a soft pillow lover). We missed maid service one day of our stay, but wasn't too big of a deal. Will definitely return with and without kids.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have been staying at the Carousel for years now. We love the remodel! Its one of the best locations in Santa Cruz. The people that work there are the BEST! We will be back again in the summer. Lori and her team get a A+.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Me and the family just stayed a few days. Was thrilled how we were right across the street from the boardwalk. Room was clean and housekeeping staff were very friendly. Daytime front desk staff could work on their people skills. Breakfast needs more variety. Would stay again for sure.

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