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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   505 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #34 of 51 hotels in Santa Cruz
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014
Paswater Sacramento, California
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 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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Sacramento, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The dumpy room was quiet enough for a good night sleep, but the separate bedrooms, worn-out rug and dilapidated furnishings left a lot to be desired. Granted that the seventy-dollar a night, off-season rate for Santa Cruz is mid-range in two-star motels. Would not stay there again.

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear Paswater, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate our guest's feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced during your stay with us. We are in the process of renovating our property, as well as updating our decors in our rooms. Again thank you for your feedback. Thank you for choosing Americas Best... More

Frankfurt, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

we had a nice suite with 2 queens which were splitted in 2 different rooms. it was very clean and comfortable. the staff was nice. for breakfast u could have coffee and cookies. nothing special but ok for the price. definately recommend for one night stay

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear Natcrosscountry, Thank You for taking the time to write us this review, it is much appreciated. We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Think of us for your next visit in Santa Cruz. Again thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn-Santa Cruz. Vijay, G.M. More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

In the olden times, a room at an inn consisted of a bed and maybe a small table with a chair. A clean place for you to lay down and rest after a long weary travel on the road At this America's Best Value Inn, that's exactly what you get with a tv and small dresser plus an open closet... More

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear Ai C, Thank You fro your feedback, we are in the process of renovating our entire property, we are glad you have enjoyed your stay with us. We do have limited parking to 1 car per room, we do apologize if parking was an issue during your stay. Again thank you for your feedback. Reviews help our staff improve... More

Modesto, CA
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

A year ago I wrote a review stating the motel exceeded my expectations. It is cheap, which means my expectations were pretty low. The location is great because it is walking distance from the Boardwalk, the San Lorenzo River Bike Trail and the West Cliffs Trail. Since last year they have begun renovating all rooms, which was much-needed. It's still... More

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear SuzyQModesto, Thank you for both this year's and last year's review. We are beyond glad that you enjoyed both of your stays. We are in the process of renovating our entire property to better serve our guest. Thank you for your positive feedback, we are looking forward to seen you soon. Again Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value... More

Galt, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Staff was very nice & helpful. The rooms were remodel very clean & nice! 2 blocks from the beach easy to walk to. It was quiet there. Coffee in the room then nice little breakfast in morning fruit, toast, cereal, juice, pastry. Will go back & take the family

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear Valeri W, Thank you for your review , we enjoy reading positive feedback about our staff. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you will be a returning guest. Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn- Santa Cruz Vijay, G.M. More

San Luis Obispo, California
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Room was clean. Location is good because you can walk easily to the boardwalk. We had a room facing the street and it was loud until after midnight. Breakfast was poor and it was disappointing that the office didn't open up until 8:30 am. Parking is very limited.

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear Sloslp, Thank you for giving us your feedback of your stay with us. We do apologize for any inconvenience you had during your stay. We try to accommodate every guest on parking, we do have limited parking to 1 car per room. Again thank you for your feedback, it helps us to improve our service to our guest. Vijay,... More

Sacramento, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It's the typical beach hotel, just a place to shower and sleep. Small and old, but clean and safe. About 20 rooms linked together in a sort of square with the parking lot in the middle. My husband and I stayed in an outward facing room towards the road, so you can hear all the cars passing by because its... More

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Palo Alto, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Hotel is not a five star for sure. BUT Rooms are clean! And I felt safe. So for the one night I spent there I think it was fine. I wasnt on vacation, just needed a place to sleep. The staff was friendly and accomodating. Breakfast wasn't spectacular but did the job. Too expensive for being so basic but it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We got this room via priceline. It's a couple blocks from the boardwalk. It's an older remodeled motel, but clean comfy new beds, strong hot shower, and has a fridge and microwave. We stayed in a room that had a king bed and a queen bed that were seperated by the bathroom. It was a suite. We loved it and... More

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Louth, Ireland
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82 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed here for one night, and got a great walk in rate with voucher. I suppose if you keep in mind that this is basic budget accommodation, you will not be disappointed. Sure, the room was very tired, and the furnishings really have seen better days. There is a prevalent smell of must in the room. No fridge in... More

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Address: 505 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #34 of 51 hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk 2*
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