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Casablanca Inn on the Beach

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   101 Main Street, corner of Beach and Main, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly The Casablanca Inn)
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Ranked #23 of 52 hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Two reviews here - one of the hotel, and one of Santa Cruz - neither good. Our room was late (website says check-in at 3PM, when we arrived - but not ready until 5:30.) Once inside, only half the light bulbs worked, the refrigerator handle was broken, and the terrace overlooking the ocean had a broken table that wouldn't hold... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time we stayed here. Friendly staff, great location, rooms and bed are good size. Great place to stay. I liked the first room we had, right in front so we could sit and watch everyone on the beach.

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Pleasanton, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pro: - Great location right across from the beach. - Many rooms have a great view of the beach. - lots of towels and room (stayed in 15) was large Con: - My wife arrived first with the 2 little girls and they first sent her to the room right on the street. She saw the door with rod iron... More

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Location is awesome!! Beautiful views. Cool Hotel, could use some renovations. Definitely paying for the location. Staff was very nice. Look forward to coming back. The hotel is historic…would be awesome if they restored it to its original beauty.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worst hotel room for the cost. I wouldn't pay more than $100 for this dump. The fridge handle, broken off, plastic patio table broken, rigged together at the base with wire, the guests before us complained cuz the sent maintenance to repair a $10 plastic patio table. Woke up to a bug on the bed, inches from our head, better... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Made reservations based on the location; it's tough to beat being across from the beach. But this was honestly the worst hotel I've ever stayed in -- and we paid about $350 a night for it. The first room was the "captain's suite" which my kids loved (boys 9 & 12) because it was big. It has a cute little... More

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San Leandro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great svc, wonderful staff, a fabulous stay on the beach! The room was super clean, lot's of towels, decor was tastefully done, lot's of windows, could hear the waves rolling on to the beach at in evening, just love it here!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally not worth the price. Internet pictures and videos are misleading. Needs major renovation. I told my family to pretend we were camping and we would wash up really well when we get home. Sheets are old. Dust in corners and on fans. Sticky floors. Broken furniture. The presidential suite was a joke! Can you imagine the other rooms? Yuck!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Skip this place! We tried 3 different rooms all were gross, dirty and foul smelling. Air conditioning does not work, carpet was dirty, bed linens were torn and had holes in them and mattress was old and uncomfortable! The area around the hotel is also dirty and un kept. I would stay closer to the downtown area next time (... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need to completely unplug and enjoy the beach, stay at the Casablanca Inn, Santa Cruz. This lovely 100 year old establishment offers the best of the Board walk without the fuss. Great for a romantic getaway and families!

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Address: 101 Main Street, corner of Beach and Main, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly The Casablanca Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casablanca Inn on the Beach 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Casablanca Inn And Bistro
Casablanca Inn & Bistro Hotel Santa Cruz
Casa Blanca Hotel
Casa Blanca Motel

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
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The historical Casablanca Inn is strategically located across the street from the Santa Cruz beach, a block away from the wharf and the boardwalk. All our rooms are beautifully decorated and have a breathtaking view of the beach. Some of our rooms have a unique design which reflects the distinct character of the historic Cerf Mansion. Over the years, the Casablanca Inn has been fortunate enough to cater to some of the most influential and famous personalities of our time, which has immensely appreciated the elegance that our hotel has to offer. ... more   less 
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