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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Castro Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and amenities were excellent. The continental breakfast was also very convenient and the fruit and fresh-baked muffins were good. Cleaning service was somewhat incomplete. We did not receive a bathmat or floor cleaning most days that we stayed, so we just used towels and swept ourselves. Staff are very nice and consistently helpful.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to this motel for over 20 years and we always have a great experience. Here's the run down: Price - $169 - $239 for double queen or $189 for King - year round, they also offer rides/room packages. Rooms - Always clean and they just remodeled. Recommend a balcony overlooking the roller coaster. Location - Foot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our stay here! Rooms were super clean, staff very friendly, and we had a king with a view that was just fantastic. Our bed was comfortable and the breakfast was just what we needed to start our day. Will stay again. Highly recommend the room with with a view

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Moraga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I spent a night at Carousel and it met our needs perfectly. Mind you, this isn't a fancy place nor does it aspire to be so. It offers, however, a clean room with a friendly staff, and just a few dozens steps to the boardwalk. The proximity to the boardwalk and beach could not have been closer.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family an I decided a spur of the moment overnight trip to Santa Cruz. We were very happy to find that this place had a room available, Father's day weekend. The room was clean, the staff was nice and very accommodating. The location was The BEST! Literally steps away from the boardwalk. I would definitely recommend this place to... More 

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