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Bay Front Inn

2.0 of 5 325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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  • Location
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall a great experience. Good deal good location good service and the room was great. Large clean and just what we needed. The front counter guy that checked us in was friendly professional and helpful. And they let us check out an hour later. Would definitely recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our second time staying at the Bayfront. Rooms are clean, staff is very friendly and helpful. They serve a complimentary breakfast in the morning, coffee, juice, fruit, cereals, muffins, yogurt and waffles. .. there's something for everyone. Bikes to loan and rent, clean pool and a fire pit. Walking distance to the wharf and boardwalk make it perfect. Would definitely... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

*** Please note that this business has an F Rating with the Better Business Bureau. PRO: -Good location CONS: -Overpriced -Not clean -Uncomfortable bed and pillows -Management is non-existent -Overcharged my credit card with refusal to reimburse -Came into my room during my absence and went through all my luggage and personal effects. I would like to start by saying... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down great little hotel for the price, beach proximity, and immenities. Great weekly rate and bfast in the morning was the perfect mix for me. They did charge me an extra 10 bucks for the parking during the week when it is kinda empty for this time of the year so I didnt get that. Other than that, great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, simple room with a nice shower. Slept great, felt refreshed and the service was the best part. I arrived late and tired and they made it real easy for me to check-in and check-out. They were nice, understanding, and quick to help with questions I had. I will definitely stay there next time as it is so close to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After staying in four or five motels and hotels on santa cruz, bay front inn was definitely a favourite, and would definitely recommend. Located a short walk from the beach and the warf, and a similarly short walk to the centre of town - while still offering excellent motel rates. Good clean, modern rooms with free wifi, hd TV, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is clean and the staff is friendly. You can walk to the Boardwalk or the Pier. It's also very close to the college which is the reason I chose it. They have make your own waffles and they are some of the best I have had.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is in a great location - walking distance to the boardwalk/beach and the shopping strip of Santa Cruz. The front desk staff were super helpful and accommodating with our few requests. They offer a great breakfast including; oatmeal, muffins, croissants, fruit, waffles, yogurt, juice and coffee. The room itself was decent- it was quite small for the price... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read a couple of reviews before booking, they were mixed, but we wanted to get something booked for the night. They were very helpful on the phone, it was quick and easy to book. Parking wasn't an issue for us, parked right in front with no charge. The room was clean, I really liked the hardwood floors, and well... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second stay at the Bay Front Inn. It is conveniently located to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, pier, beach and downtown shopping and dining. This time we stayed in a family suite type room. It was nice to have two rooms and the bathroom was amazing. Room came with mini-fridge and coffee machine. The beds were comfortable and... More

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Address: 325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bay Front Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Bay Front Hotel Santa Cruz
Bay Front Motel

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