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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third time staying here and I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this place. Here are three reason why you might consider staying here: It is very wallet friendly, the location couldn't get any better than where this Inn is located and the staff are amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleased with room nice and clean loved the balcony,right across the street from the Boardwalk no need to drive anywhere once we checked in. Would definitely recommend friends/family to stay here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carousel is clean and friendly and almost on the Boardwalk!! Really!! Main entance is just steps away, so your parking is all taken care of while you stay there. The hotel is a bit out dated and not for fussy travelers. A bit noisy, but still OK. We didn't care, some will. So fun to go over to the Boardwalk,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Carousel Beach Inn is very conveniently located and offers a simple but good jumping point around as well as in and out of Santa Cruz. Walking about SC is easy from it and to it too. The interior remodel, the reason why picked the place, is easy and not as attractive as it may seem in the pics. It's... More 

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