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Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz

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130 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Ramada Limited Fishermans Wharf)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We literally escaped a different hotel in the area and came to this one and were very relieved. It was clean, in good repair, great location, and a decent price. What more could you ask for?

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After having the worst luck while "winging it" on our drive from SFO to Cal Poly the HJ Santa Cruz was a wonderful surprise. Nice room, close to boardwalk, walking distance to several restaurants.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had stayed here last year at the same time and had a beautiful view of the ocean and a deck, so I decided to stay again. This time the room wad 100.00 per night more for a total of 357.00 per night, but I reserved anyway because I enjoyed the patio and view. When I arrived I received a... More 

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Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel during July for a one-day visit to Santa Cruz (in our way back home to Riverside County from San Francisco). Although I was hesitant to reserve this hotel due to some "not so good" comments, the price for one night was reasonable (compared to other hotels in the area). I must say the hotel was... More 

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Lincoln, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel every year for the last 15 years. Breakfast has always been great. This year, the milk was low, and orange juice was empty. I had to go to the front desk to have this remedied. Also, the supply of packaged sweet rolls was not kept at a high enough level, so choices were limited.... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you're turned off the minute you walk into a room, everything begins to creep you out. For whatever reason, we had a handicapped room. Walked in to see a pedestal sink--in the room--with about six square inches to put anything, you could barely set a tube of toothpaste there. The room was dated and loud. Bathroom included a roll-in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I stayed in Santa Cruz for two nights in different hotels. Both were classified as TWO Stars and both close to each other, in walking distance from the beach and the Boardwalk. The 'HOJO' was much better in every aspect! In addition, I was getting a better price there - Was I just lucky to get the last room?? NO... More 

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