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Bay Front Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #19 of 52 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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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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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been searching for a place that was pet friendly and they were so accommodating. They were very reasonable priced and had amazing customer service. The hotel room itself was clean and a nice size. Had a fantastic anniversary here. Will definitely come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed staying here. It was close to the pier (walking distance), was very clean, had a great breakfast variety (make your own belgium waffles!) and very friendly staff. Would stay again if ever back in town.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like the fact that this place is locally owned, the people who work there are into it and very pleasant and helpful. Cold filtered water or cold infused water is available at the front desk anytime, 4 cruiser bikes are to loan free for an hour, or for a fee if longer. The location is great, 5 blocks from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well located Inn - close to the beach and wharf, but still very close to the "action" part of the city. The breakfast is good - croissant, muffins, waffle, cereal and orange juice. We had an extra charge for parking and service (10$ each), so if you booked it with booking.com, be aware that this will probably... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If u can book directly through them do it. Get cheaper rate and don't have to pay for parking. Room was ok for 1 person not there more than a couple of days. No dresser in our single room wife not to happy about living out of suitcase for 2 days. No clock in room at all, and our phone... More

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Davis, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BAD…the bathroom was quite ick. The paint job looked incomplete. The toilet paper holder looked as if it had recently been ripped from the wall and then hastily screwed back into the wall. The room door was cracked and splintered along the edge. There was so much dirt and paint peeling on the door and door jam. I'm not sure... More

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Jamestown, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is within 2 easy walking blocks to the ocean, wharf, and a variety of dining places without having to pay the $15 beach parking! The staff is friendly and helpful, free bicycle rental is a plus, continental breakfast is the best I've ever had for this hotel rating and I'd most definitely stay here again.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is excellent - just a short walk to the pier and boardwalk, plus parking is included. The front desk staff were very friendly and accommodating. I participated in the Wharf to Wharf 6 mile run and they allowed us to check out one hour late so I could come back to the hotel and shower after the race.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay with excellent location right by the waterfront. Nice rooms and amenities, big screen tv and keurig coffee in the room. Bed was very comfy and the area was quiet. We did not use the pool. Parking was also a bit crowded as the hotel was fully booked so some street parking was necessary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Bay Front Inn has very helpful & friendly staff. The location was good because it was a 15 minute walk to both the wharf and downtown. The pool looked so inviting but we were so busy at the boardwalk and shopping downtown we never got to go in the pool. I wanted so to ride the courtesy bikes but... More

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Address: 325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
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Hotel Class:2 star — Bay Front Inn 2*
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Bay Front Hotel Santa Cruz
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