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Surf City Inn & Suites

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2.0 of 5
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619 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How are they staying in business I don't understand. The room is dirty, the bathroom is falling apart. Dust and stains are all over the room. Carpet is 100 years old and has not been washed for decades

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here on Aug. 6, 2015 for my daughter's campus tour at UCSC. So we had booked a hotel reservation at SURF CITY INN & SUITES which i have no complaints at all except the internet connection and the service.. We'd arrived at the hotel early at 9a, but, wasn't allow to check in early until 3p. We asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We stayed at Surf City with Family and had a blast. Reasonably priced, clean and freshly painted rooms. Flat screen TV, Fridge and Micro, good size bathroom, beds were comfortable. Very close to the Beach and Boardwalk with free parking. Indoor pool and hot tub were perfect temp and was great to use after a long day at the beach.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The WORST place I have ever stayed. The vending machine didn't work and the guy was too busy playing on his phone to assist. There was a deodorizer smell that gave me a migraine. The tub had a rust hole in the middle. Sleep in your car before considering this place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I believe the amount I was charged for the room was too much, mostly when many things where not at the level of a good hotel. I was in room 210. The fan of the restroom was not working. The AC / heater was not working. It had a sign that the temperature needed to be controlled by hand. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My room was huge and had a sitting area. It was very clean. I only stayed for a very short time so I didn't get to use or see the pool area. The one thing I really didn't like about the room was that there was no blackout curtain on the main window. There were blinds but they let in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Location is kind of in a residential area but it made it quieter. Not far from the beach and Boardwalk and the wharf. Rooms were okay. I liked the indoor pool. Had a little problem with my room type being unavailable at check in but they accommodated me with an upgrade to a bigger room. I would stay here again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

My room was paid in full on hotels.com and when i arrived i was charged extra money because the reservation was made for one although it read up to four for 90.00. then after he charges me more money he then ask if i have animals in order to try to charge more money. I think he enjoyed what he... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Arrived late in the evening to Surf City Inn & Suites and went straight to bed after attending my nieces graduation from UC Santa Cruz. The following morning I woke up and was shocked to see the room by daylight. Floor was filthy and bathroom covered in long dark hairs. The condition of the room was terrible. Holes in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed at several of the cheaper hotels in Santa Cruz and this hotel is by definitely the best value. It's really close to the boardwalk and downtown, free breakfast, refrigerator, microwave, blow dryer, clean and very friendly service. I highly recommend this hotel if you are on a budget and plan on spending time sight seeing.

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