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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

1.5 of 5 Motel   |   619 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Travelodge Santa Cruz Riviera)
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Ranked #48 of 51 hotels in Santa Cruz
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The positive thing was the room had 2 separate rooms, one for each queen bed. But the room stank of some repulsive smell. No, you don't get used to it after sleeping with it. Noisy young kids walked past the room most of the night, yelling and laughing. This place appeals to young kids, maybe because it's cheap? We were... More

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Citrus Heights, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It did not look as nice as the picture, there was one queen bed and a roll away couch with stains on blanket not two beds. A metal box where air conditioning unit should have been and paint was chiped around the floor boards. Old furniture, noisy with paper thin walls. We had to pay $432 for two nights and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stained carpet, urine smell, literally holes in the wall, and some strange melted brown substance in the closet. My room was a bio-hazard. PLUS, 18% tax!! Free wifi was slow and sporadic. Not inexpensive either!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor far exceeded my expectations; like entering a palace of the nawaab himself... The bathroom was a massive, pristine convenience. Brilliant gold taps, virginal white marble, a seat carved from ebony, a cistern full of Chanel No. 5, and a flunky handing me pieces of raw silk toilet roll. I am normally akin to sleeping on hard surfaces, so... More

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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

To start the guy at the front desk was rude and had no customer service skills. I asked him if we could look at a room before we checked in to make sure it was clean because he said he could not guarantee that the rooms would be clean. Second he seems to treat the prostitute better than he was... More

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KPGM, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to apologize for the way we treated you, I would like to assure you that customer service and guest satisfaction is our #1 priority. We consider our property a family friendly one, and always want our guests to feel safe and secure. I hope that you will consider us for your next visit to Santa... More

Mission Viejo, California, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a last minute emergency trip to Santa Cruz and needed a place to stay. Its graduation time at UCSC and hotels are tough to find especially on a Saturday night. The room next door sounded like it had 30 people in it partying and music blaring until 230 in the morning. The Harley with straight pipes in the lot... More

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KPGM, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Dear John T, I would like to apologize for our poor service to you. Our #1 priority is guest satisfaction, Please accept my deepest apologizes for not meeting & exceeding your expectations. I would like to inform you that we are currently renovating our rooms. I think you will be surprised once renovations are complete, I truly hope you give... More

Mariposa, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

When booking the room i had a room with 2 queen beds and a sofa. there is no such room type. pool was nice 4 blocks from beach. just taken over by choice hotels. lots of remodling going on. good stay.

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Sacramento, California
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Guy at the counter was not very friendly. Tried to make race comments about us not being able to stay there. Rooms were disgusting, loud, people everywhere. Bring your own soap, the crap they provide is disgusting. Wont stay there again, especially for that price. It was more of a 50 dollar stay. We paid more that double that. I... More

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We arrived to find no toilet paper in the room! After a long car ride I had to make my kids wait so I could go to the front office and get some toilet paper. I was told 3 months prior to our vacation they would provide a roll-away bed because we are a family of 5. When I arrived... More

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Address: 619 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Travelodge Santa Cruz Riviera)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 1.5*
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Travelodge Santa Cruz Riviera Hotel Santa Cruz

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Amenities

Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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#1 Green Hotel in Santa Cruz #15 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
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Welcome to Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Santa Cruz Family-focused budget motel close to famous Beach Boardwalk. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Santa Cruz is a ten-minute walk to the Pacific Ocean where sun-filled days and peaceful sunsets entertain visitors in this Northern California surf city. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites focuses on the affordable family experience with a quiet policy after 10 p.m. An on-site indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and the skatepark across the street are popular with guests of all ages. Enjoy an affordable stay that's close to the action of the Santa Cruz beach lifestyle. Highlights Indoor heated swimming pool and spa (seasonal) Free morning juice, coffee and pastries Walk to the beach, pier and Boardwalk in 10 minutes No noise policy after 10pm Free high-speed Internet access in all rooms. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Santa Cruz is a two-story building with 63 basic motel rooms. Each room is equipped with necessities including a coffee-maker, hairdryer and satellite TV. Family suites have two bedrooms. Complimentary high-speed Internet access is available in all units. FeaturesGrab a newspaper, coffee, juice and pastries each morning in the lobby. Kick back while the kids swim in the indoor pool (heated seasonally). An on-site hot tub is heated and open year round. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Santa Cruz is located in a suburban center with several restaurants in close proximity. Santa Cruz Skate Park is across the street. The bustling beachfront is just four blocks away. ... more   less 
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