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Carousel Beach Inn

110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 110 Rivers (Formerly Carousel Motel)
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Ranked #24 of 51 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Rating summary
  • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ashland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our family of four had a nice visit (one night) to the Carousel Beach Inn. Very basic but upgraded cosmetically, and clean. Wi-Fi service was pretty weak, a downfall for my two teens, but overall we liked the bedding, clean and comfortable. And the location could not be any closer to the Boardwalk. also the price was attractive probably since... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My second time staying at this property - both times I've had amazing staff, excellent, clean rooms (this trip, even better with their new remodeling!) And who could complain about the location - right across the street from the boardwalk! A bit overpriced but they truly deliver - I've left other motels in Santa Cruz to come here. Look forward... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stayed here on my honeymoon while travelling the west coast,from the outside it dosnt look much and too be fair the rooms are basic but!!!! It's clean the staff are fantastic and your right across the road from the pier/amusement park and boardwalk.if you go for a short walk there are plenty of nice places too eat as well.This hotel... More

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APO, AE
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

When I first arrived at the motel with my 4-year old daughter, my first thought was, "There is no way I am going to feel safe in this place." I went in with the idea of canceling my reservation and looking for somewhere else. I'm completely change my mind however, when I was greeted by an amazingly sweet and helpful... More

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Hanford, California
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is right across the street from the boardwalk!! It was great to be able to go back to hotel to get my sweatshirt and be back to the boardwalk in a couple minutes. As for the hotel, it's nothing to write home about but it's clean and we felt safe. There is also a breakfast offered. Parking is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Location, location, location! This hotel is all about the location. It's right across the entrance to the Boardwalk. Close to the wharf and Beach Street. The condition of the building and rooms are a different story. During my stay the outside temperature was 80+ but inside the hotel always felt damp. The rooms need updating. The carpets, floors, and bathtub... More

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Reuver, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

not a expensive hotel just in front of the boardwalk. Even the pier and the towncenter are within a walking distance. Don't expect luxury or anything fancy at this hotel. Just a good hotel at a reasonable price, that's all there is to say.

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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This hotel is all about location. It is 1 minute walk to the entrance of the Boardwalk and Beach. The hotel is 2 star standard with basic rooms but plenty big enough in size making it ideal for a weekend in Santa Cruz, it was also clean. Breakfast is included but is very basic with just fruit, bagels and cake... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

The Carousel is easy to find, and close to the boardwalk attractions of Santa Cruz. I was here solo- I parked my car when I arrived and was able to walk every where I wanted to go during the afternoon and evening. Great location for the Boardwalk and the wharf. Clean and staffed with helpful front desk staff. I will... More

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

After spending a few days at the Carousel Motel, in Santa Cruz..... I would stay there again. A friend had advised us not to stay there but we didn't listen! :) We had to have had the best room in the place! A big deck and a view of the Boardwalk! Room 212!!!! The motel itself is a little old,... More

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Additional Information about Carousel Beach Inn

Also Known As:
Carousel Hotel
Carousel Motel Santa Cruz
Carousel Hotel Santa Cruz
Carousel Motel
Carousel Santa Cruz
Address: 110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 110 Rivers (Formerly Carousel Motel)
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The family-friendly Carousel Beach Inn is just steps away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Main Beach. ... more   less 
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