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Bay Front Inn

325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hmmm, what can I say? I would like to believe that it was splattered hot chocolate on the inside of the lampshade, the mattress and the phone cord (also would like to believe that it has since been cleaned). Place is a bit grimy, the floors hadn't been cleaned and the smell of weed drifts through the air vents. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Bay Front Inn a few times now and it has become my go-to place to stay in Santa Cruz. The rooms are clean and comfortable. It is a mid -priced hotel and usually offers good deals. I always meet some interesting folks when I stay here and the Inn is pet-friendly. I have stayed here... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for a weekend and booked this hotel but it was very expensive (maybe it was because there was a marathon that weekend) for the type of accommodations they had. A king room was almost $400 with taxes and fees, and it was very small. You open the door and you literally are on the bed within 1 step.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bay Front Inn is in walking distance to the beach. This is probably the only plus for this hotel. Everything else is marginal, except the price. That's by far too high for this kind of an Inn! My room was so bad that I complaint and got another room. Apparently it was an up-grade. However, much smaller. At least... More 

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Folsom, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire staff has been very accommodating. I have had multiple stays at the inn and every room is spacious and comfortable. The dogs love the freedom they have. I would recommend Bay FrontInn to anyone searching for a great place to stay and close to everything.

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Mesa, Arizona
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family decided to check out Santa Cruz on our California road trip. After researching hotels in the area, we decided that finding one within walking distance to the beach was a priority. While the Bay Front Inn offers a location in walking distance, it falls short otherwise. The room and bathroom felt grimy and smelled of mold. It needed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Where to start? I work with an animal rescue organization and was taking one of our rescues to their forever home in Santa Cruz this last weekend. I called the hotel on Saturday and was offered a 2 queen bed room for $339.00. I thought this price seemed high but I was desperate and figured the room would be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been staying here the past 3 years. Affordable friendly staff and walking distance to the boardwalk and downtown. Rooms are nice with small fridge and microwave. Bicycle rentals and waffles for breakfast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights and had a great time. Wonderful and helpful staff. Great location with short walk to downtown and Boardwalk. Good price and clean but not fancy. Perfect place to stay with a dog.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for the weekend with kids. We were given a parking pass to park in the street as the parking lot is pretty small. Parking was inconvenient for a family with 3 kids under 6. Staff was very friendly, informative and attentive. Pool was not the best shape so we didn't go in. This was more of a motel style... More 

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