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Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   130 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Ramada Limited Fishermans Wharf)
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Ranked #30 of 52 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Santa Cruz hotels are expensive on weekends. We were able to get a room at Howard Johnson's for $135 (AAA rate) on a Friday night and not commit to a 2 night minimum. This is a great rate for right across the street from the pier. Our reservation request was for an upstairs room which was not available upon check-in.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place, clean, friendly staff. The beds were comfortable and the TV & Wifi worked well to entertain the kids while we were not enjoying our vacation. The location was great, we could walk to most stuff we wanted to do. We also got a pretty good rate booking online.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one night here and it was just fine. The location was great, a short walk to the boardwalk and pier, and the awesome West Cliff drive walk around the bay. The room was as expected; plain, generic as this level of chain happen to be. The pillows were surprisingly nice though. The staff were very friendly. Breakfast was... More

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Santa Cruz
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

booked this hotel last minute for Labor Day weekend; it was exactly what we expected for the cost... great location across the street from the pier and down the street from Steamer Lane; room was a little dated but fine as we weren't planning on spending much time in the room anyway; the room was clean, bed was comfortable, large... More

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Modesto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Room was fairly clean, breakfast area was clean, water in shower fluctuates temperature with toilet and other rooms' usage....overall it was a decent price compared to everything else in the boardwalk area. Location was the best part...no need to drive to the boardwalk, pier or beach area.

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Udine, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz is conveniently located near the beach and the Municipal Wharf (5' walk). It has a good parking space, wide rooms, a nice breakfast room, and a littel swimming pool. It looks a little old style, but it has all basic things you may need during a trip and you want to stop for a... More

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The reason we booked this hotel was the price and proximity to the wharf/boardwalk area. When we got there we were very happy that everything was walking distance and that our room had an ocean view. I would give this place a great review, at around 2am, I woke up to several bug bites on my arm. My boyfriend and... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night with friends and it was so expensive. We had the worse room out of the group. The bed was saggy and uncomfortable and the room smelt musty. The windows don't open and the Jacuzzi bath was broken. Our shower didn't work either and although we reported it, no one came to fix it. We... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have been staying at this Howard Johnson Inn at Fisherman's Wharf Santa Cruz for a couple of nights in January every year for almost 20 years. I keep booking it because it is my home away from home when visiting Santa Cruz. I always book the same room, a king bed room, it's the off season so the prices... More

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Address: 130 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Ramada Limited Fishermans Wharf)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Inn Fisherman`s Wharf Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
Howard Johnson Santa Cruz
Ramada Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Ramada

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