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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk

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505 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk
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Ranked #38 of 53 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If your looking for luxury go else where. If your after decent clean serviceable accommodation 10 mins from the the Boardwalk then look no further. Tip. Ask for a courtyard room not one facing onto the road.

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Mountain View, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very simple and excellent accommodations! We actually had a little "suite" -- which means two rooms with a door between, with a queen bed in each room -- just perfect for us and our teen-aged son. One perfectly clean bathroom with toiletries and an excellent shower, and even a kitchenette with fridge and microwave (which we didn't use, but it... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Very basic accommodations. Breakfast was your carbo centered diet of cereal, small donuts. Had to ask for orange juice machine to be turned on. About 1/2 mi walk to the carnival area. Great walk west of there is the lighthouse and surfing museum. Questionable value. Room was quite small.

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