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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were had to go here because of a reservation screw up somewhere else in SC. It's tiny, grubby and the parking situation is impossible. But it was a bed for the night which is about all you can say.

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We lucked out, we were able to get two rooms on the beach facing side of the property and you are going to stay here then I'd recommend this for you as well. The rooms were clean with great balcony overlooking Santa Cruz. And hey, free breakfast!

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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*
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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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