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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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Ranked #32 of 53 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tullamore, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped overnight in Santa Cruz while driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Looking for a hotel near the beach we found this Howard Johnson's. We parked right outside the site office and got our room. 2 king size beds. Room was basic but clean and quiet. The beach was 2 minutes walk away, which is as good as... More 

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Penn Valley, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Overall, not too great! My check in was an hour late for some reason, probably housekeeping taking smoke breaks. Then the rollaway I requested wasn't there, so I had to go and ask for it and the Indian lady argued with me over cost, I finally won out with the help of the front seat lady. The jets in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We decided at the last minute to stop in Santa Cruz for the evening on our way to San Fransisco. We did not research reviews on line as we normally do. We wanted something close to the boardwalk so we could eat & drink w/out the hassle of driving & parking. This hotel had 2 or 3 rooms left. All... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Average room, but way too much furniture in the room we were in, actually was pretty hard to move around the room. It's right by the boardwalk and downtown, quiet at night and the WIFI was awesome. Overall, an average room at an inflated price to stay up with competition in the area. If I'm back this way I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great value. Great location right across from the pier. ...booked last minute and requested a ocean front room and when we arrived we given the best possible room-! Friendly staff helped us find bike rentals. Great breakfast. Would definitely stay here again. *on a side note, there is a some construction that was a bit noisy but I'm sure they... More 

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