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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk

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505 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Carpinteria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this place for the 4th of July weekend spend with my friends. There were 3 of us so I booked the 2 queen room. The folks who greeted me were somewhat warm, the young woman who I assume is the daughter is the friendliest of the crew. I was given room 135 which is an end unit. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was good for the price. Nice value with a central location though it isn't a location you want to walk around at night. Well maintained and nice staff. Short drive to most anywhere in Santa Cruz...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great place for the price. It was fairly clean. The carpets could use shampooing. I appreciated having a refridgerator and microwave in my room for cheaper eating purposes. Noise level was fine. Parking acceptable. Great distance to the boardwalk. Staff was friendly and efficient. But I was also not disturbed through my stay. Good memories.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I just stayed 1 night, what a nice little hotel, very good location, 5 minute walk to beach. The staff was very nice and helpful and my room was big and included a small kitchen, no frills but a super value.

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Califonia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The overpriced, old, tired and rundown hotels in Santa Cruz near the Boardwalk is a very poor reflection on the quiant town of Santa Cruz. This kind of place makes me run fast to VRBO and Airbnb. Ours was a last minute overnighter in Santa Cruz. I would not recommend this property to anyone. The location for us, and parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My husband and i stay in Santa Cruz from time to time and it is always a gamble when it comes to motels in the area. Santa Cruz is a melting pot of all things weird and wonderful. Americas Best Value Inn was definitely on the wonderful side. Very reasonable rates,spotless,updated rooms ,fluffy pillows,and a free breakfast in the morning.... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stayed 1 night, it's basic like motel. Location is great, 15 minutes waliking to beach, 20 to downtown. Breakfast is poor, Ok for 1 night. We paid 100$, I don't know if it's good price for Santa Cruz, but city is not attractive so should be cheaper.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have slept in numerous hotels / motels and this one offers a good price / value deal. The beds are tidy, there is AC and the bathroom is tiled (not the plastic nightmare of other motels). For the location and the condition it is very inexpensive. The breakfast is the usual sad deal (I'm German, we are very picky... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We weren't sure what to expect, but the room was clean and the beds comfortable. A great value for the money. We will stay here again. We had a nice two room suite with kitchenette. The value club is easy to join and offers instant discounts.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Paid 200 dollars for one night in this motel, the rooms were small and dark and had a really bad smell in it, Would not recommend for anyone to stay in this overpriced dump!!! It is convenient to the centre of Santa Cruz but that's the only plus.

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