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Aqua Breeze Inn

1.5 of 5
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204 Second Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #36 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Lodi, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is LOUD so loud that none of the people in my room slept it sounded like a herd of elephants above us and next to us keeping us from sleeping and NASTY old furniture, no sheets on the beds only top sheets and mattresses protectures on beds the beds only had two very squishy pillows , the floors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a place convenient and close for our family first visit to Santa Cruz beach boardwalk. It was perfect....right across the street to boardwalk. Most importantly, Kamal and Josephine were very accommodating due to my situation. For that I'm truly grateful. Will definitely be back again.

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pacifica,ca
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is what drew me to the Aqua Breeze. It really is like a run down motel 6 with very noisy electronic hummmms that really kept me awake. At 3 am after I unplugged the loud fridge, I heard another loud hummmm from outside my room. So, I went out and opened the door to the laundry closet where... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In booking our reservation, it was always about Location Location Location on this trip for we have two girls and wanted a hotel that we could watch them come and go from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Nailed It! However, we almost didn't book based upon some of the other TripAdvisor reviews along with pictures on the their site (we hate... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here yesterday June 27, 2015 Room 207 for mine and my mom birthday. The location was perfect just a parking lot away from the boardwalk the owners were super sweet and we're on any needs / request. The room we stayed in was remodeled the beds were comfortable the view was nice shower worked great, breakfast was basic... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To begin, check out the dates of the other reviews....they are old reviews. This place has been updated and is very nice for a beachside hotel. We booked a room with two double beds for the two of us for one night, but then decided to go a day earlier and so booked a second night on hotels.com. Turns out... More 

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My best friend and I stayed here over the weekend and we were pleased overall. The location was great (just across the street from the boardwalk), and the front desk was always kind, courteous, and helpful. Loved the hardwood floors in the room! Our two queen beds were comfy and the room was clean. The mural on the outside is... More 

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stockton
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The owner and his wife are nice. That is the only positive thing I can say...here goes the rest... 1. Booked room in advance for 3 people. 2. Room was not ready at 3..they were trying to give us one king bed for 3 people. So we left and came back to find a family altercation in progress. Screaming lady... More 

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AquaBreezeManagement, General Manager at Aqua Breeze Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us, I sincerely mean that. There are a number of things you mentioned that I will admit we should have done better, but I'll also be honest about the things you said that I feel are unfair or inaccurate. We are in agreement that our carpets... More 

Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Let me tell you I will never stay any where else in Santa Cruz. The customer service I received was exceptional, I got married on March 28,2015 and this is the hotel I chose on line out of the blue. AL and Kamal were fantastic in helping me to add rooms for my self and family, I think in all... More 

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AquaBreezeManagement, General Manager at Aqua Breeze Inn, responded to this review

Dear Rainelle, Thank you very much for your great review and for choosing to stay with us, along with your friends and family, during your wedding weekend. It was a pleasure working with your group and we hope to have you all back again soon. More 

Eugene, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I grew up in Santa Cruz and stayed at this place as a kid. Wow! How things go downhill! I came from out of state August 2014 to take my 9 year old daughter to my home town. I spend the whole time explaining to her that this hotel was once a clean classic beach hotel. I've never stayed somewhere... More 

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AquaBreezeManagement, General Manager at Aqua Breeze Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am truly sorry to hear you had such a terrible experience staying in Santa Cruz. I would like to address the issues you brought up in your review, but the fact that you mentioned the owners don't speak english very well cause me to question if you are reviewing the right property. I, the owner, was born... More 

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