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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I definitely enjoyed my stay and would stay there again.! The wifi was a bit choppy but the location and price definitely compensated for that. The people were really friendly and told me about all the local fun things to do. In all it was fantastic.

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Oak Park, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pro: - Near beaches, boardwalk - Front desk is pretty friendly - Decent pool area to chill out and swim Cons: - Terrible beds, at least ours was with a big diamond shaped yellow stain on sheets and mattress - TV barely worked, couldn't control volume with remote - Wifi barely worked - Breakfast is Costco muffins, some cereal, standard... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because it was spring break, many hotels were full and we drove around looking for vacancy. This place had it, as well as a room big enough to fit all 5 of us. Ugh -- it was pretty awful. It was on the street and over the office, so it was SO LOUD. There was only air in the bedroom... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family loves Santa Cruz and visits at least once a year. After checking reviews of this hotel online, I expected an average hotel with average service. This appears to be an old hotel that theyʻve tried to keep up, but only just. When we arrived at the room, there was only one towel for three people. Fortunately, someone was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Fontana, California
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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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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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