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21610 E Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Sunny Cove Motel Apartments
Ranked #28 of 52 hotels in Santa Cruz
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Goodyear, Arizona, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My family and I just back from a week at the Sunny Cove. This place is perfect if you are looking for quirky and simple. The manager Jane is a real gem. Please read the other reviews here as they are mostly accurate. The most important thing to say about Sunny Cove is that it's not a luxury hotel. If... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

The motel is very nice. Big room with small kitchen and bathroom. Jane was very helpful with directions and answered all our questions. The only two negative things we have to say about the place is that one of the towels was dirty (a very obvious footprint) and that the heater made noise during the night which made it hard... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

My daughter and I are driving from Eugene to San Diego and just stopped overnight at the Sunny Cove. We needed clean and affordable, we got much more! The rooms are fresh and clean. The motel itself is really cute. The clerk at the desk gave us an even better rate than she quoted over the phone. She also had... More

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We stayed here for its location, which is worthy of noting: it is steps away, literally, from the ocean, as the aptly-named Sunny Cove Motel is down the street from a lovely cove that welcomes a late-day swim when the fog has lifted. The rooms were clean and the staff courteous, but it is a small, independently-owned and maintained place.... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you want a kitchenette with no plates, no spoons, but just 4 bowls and a few other broken utensils, then this place is for you... If Internet access is important for you, don't go there (i did not get any, while it was super important for me work to get online to complete a work project). If all that... More

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Brush Prairie, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

Not sure where to begin. First we were pleasantly surprised at how close we were to the beach. You walk less than 100 yards to a beautiful private like beach that is cove. You can swim, relax, and skim board. Jane was a very gracious host. She worked very hard for us when our car ended up in the shop... More

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Deptford, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

The Sunny Cove is a no-frills type of place, and that starts with booking your room. Everything is done over the phone, there is no way to book anything on-line. Jane is in charge of mostly everything at Sunny Cove and she was very friendly and helpful. The rate during the week is $100 a night and it was $120... More

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

As described by others, this is definitely a funky, family and pet friendly alternative to a chain motel. We wanted a room as a base camp, and that's what we got. Good-sized room with a semi-functional kitchenette (bring your own cooking utensils if you really want to do serious cooking). Unfortunately the refrigerator didn't work very well, but did keep... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011 via mobile

The Fun, Funky, Friendly, Fabulous Sunny Cove Motel. I've stayed at the Sunny Cove more times then I can count now. I've stayed in probably every room they have, Gone alone, with my mate, with my kids, with my mate & my kids, with my kids & their friends. No matter what the occasion or company with me, Sunny Cove... More

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

I found Sunny Cove through the lonely planet guide, it sort of got an average rating there. I rang and booked my room there and got a very helpful and friendly lady who offered me a room at $120 or $90, as we were on a bit of a budget I went for the $90 room. We got there and... More

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Address: 21610 E Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Also Known As:
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