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Bay Front Inn

325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. But the rooms are not as secure. A lot of the times the deadbolt is either loose or completely pulled out as if someone broke into the room. And since management is not on site in the evening, you are pretty much on your own if anything sketchy happens. We were feeling very threatened... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was for sure the worst hotel I’ve been during the whole trip and it is in the top list nightmares in my life. The place has not the lowest scores on TripAdvisor (3,5 out of 5 which is actually very reasonable), but I don’t recommend it for anybody. Since the moment I got there, my experience was very bad.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Where to start? Probably like some of the reviews here...AVOID this hotel. This is not worth the saving you think you are making. 1. Don't trust the pictures Their website looks pretty neat but don't get fooled. Look closely at the pictures and you'll notice a couple of things: a. Stock images making you believe it's what you'll get b.... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I absolutely adore the Bay Front Inn. So cute, hip, and funky. There are beach cruiser bikes for rental and the beach/Boardwalk/wharf is two blocks away. Also a four block walk to downtown, ideal for bar hopping or catching a show/concert at the Catalyst. Interior is cute, hip, and clean. The beds are comfy and the TVs modern. It's pretty... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I booked 2 Queen beds and they reserved 1 Queen Bed. I needed to cancel my reservation and walk out of the hotel to have them fix their mistake and give me room I booked. Also, Parking is too small and hard to park.

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Thank John S
Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for one evening. The grounds were clean. The hotel is cute. We had our dog with us and although the hotel is pet friendly, the walls were pretty thin so he kept barking occasionally throughout the evening. The rooms are clean but small. Shampoo, conditioner, and soap provided. My biggest complaint and why I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The location of the property is what this motel has going for it. Otherwise, the rooms are small and not very comfortable. I travel with dogs and this is a pet friendly motel, but the floors have no carpet (understandable for pets) but one of my dogs did not like the feel of the floor and would barely get off... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night on the road trip route up the 1. Service at the front desk was terrible. They barely looked at us and charged $10 for parking even though this was not advertised and not the norm to pay extra to park at a motel hotel like this. Room was small, shower was not clean and a plug socket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant little place. It's about 10 minute walk to the main high street. Which has loads of bars and restaurants. The rooms are clean, have everything you could need and the staff are extremely friendly and kind. A great place to stay whilst visiting Santa Cruz.

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1 Thank Lucy F
Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Santa Cruz rocks, but can be expensive to stay. This hotel is close to the boardwalk beach + downtown. Takes care of the basics and the owner is a super nice dude + family run. Wifi a bit of an issue and fridges not so great...but clean and location rocks and affordable.

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