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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
  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a blast on our vacation. The rooms were very large, had everything we would want, and it is a great location. We walked to the beach everyday in less than 10 minutes. Our only slight change would be to have some sort of protein and/or fresh fruit for breakfast. It's nice, but we would have loved a little... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stayed here with my boyfriend because we had our dog with us and we couldn't stay at our usual hotel. We arrived 30 minutes after check in and our room was not ready because of the "busy holiday" weekend. This caused us to miss our dinner reservations. When we finally got our room and it smelled like a public restroom.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This IS a cheap hotel in a good location. I was lured by the very cool photo of their front porch with the bikes. There are four bikes, but one was out of commission. There is no fruit at all for breakfast. Though there ARE raisins. Our drain was clogged. There was no Internet. All of this was discussed with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've stayed here a few times over the years and was always pleased, but this stay I was given a room in a dark, dank, noisy, smelly back alley that I didn't even knew existed on the property. I didn't check the room before paying for it during registration because I just assumed that I would get a nice room... More 

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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

If your looking for a clean, close to attractions, cheap hotel this is it. Most the photos on this site makes the hotel look nicer than it really is, our room didn't have the wall mounted TV, which pretty painted bath, and nice bedspreads. It had updated curtains, older bedding, TV remote that doesn't work, fridge and mic, no wall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

I am a frequent out of town visitor of Santa Cruz and always stay at the Bay Front Inn. Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. Clean rooms with cable tv, microwave/fridge, hot waffles and OJ. Walking distance to boardwalk and downtown nightlife.

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Modesto, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I'm not sure how to feel about this place. On one hand, scary people in Swisher Sweets shirts hang out there for no apparent reason but on the other hand, the price was right and the breakfast was great. The main concern that we had here was security. The security lock on our door was broken and that worried us... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

For the off-season price, this was perfect. The room was clean and little (1 bed), with a better TV than most other larger hotels I've been in. Staff was friendly, you can make your own waffles and oatmeal, and they have a few bikes to borrow for free for an hour. The room had a nice size fridge and everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My family went to Santa Cruz Ca to attend the Fungus Faire and we did had a blast! As it was a rush decision, we have to take our dear Lucky ( mix chihuahua) with us. This hotel was an answer to our prayers! This hotel is affordable, very convenient ( just 10 minutes or less , walk to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights so we can visit the boardwalk and West Cliff Drive. The room is a bit small but for the price we paid, it was a very good value relative to what was available in the area. Bath was clean and bed was comfy. The continental breakfast is actually quite good with a la carte items... More 

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