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Surf City Inn & Suites

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619 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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Ranked #51 of 53 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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Martinez, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My review is somewhat mixed. I found the staff (owners I think) to be very nice and accommodating. The price was very reasonable given I wanted a 2 room suite because we have a baby. We were able to check in super early (before 11:00am) with no additional fee. They let a friend of mine park in the parking lot... More 

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This looks like a good motel from outside but once your inside it is the worst motel experience ever. It was so bad my kids thought they were going to catch something if they slept in the beds! The bathroom door didn't even shut top it off there was a huge gap under the door if you were to look... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is HORRIBLE! My family and I are here because I'm relocating and needed to stay around town until she finished school. The first day the entrance was blocked because of police looking for a man, there are homeless drug addicts all over the place, there's prostitutes that live on site, drug exchanges happen in rooms, crazy people sitting... More 

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Davis
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got an updated two bedroom room and were pleasantly surprised how clean, modern and big it was. It had a microwave, refrigerator, flat screen TV and desk in the main room. The other room had a bureau. Breakfast was included in the price and included fresh waffles you make yourself, bread (toaster available), peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, tiny cinnamon... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We drove past this motel. The signs still say Econo Lodge and there is nothing that says Surf City Inn. The check in process was fast and efficient. The employee was friendly and pleasant. I was shocked by the condition of the room. It was clean enough with the exception of the carpet stain. There were holes in the walls... More 

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Modesto, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I wanted to take my daughter, her boyfriend, a mutual friend and our little dog to a hotel with a spa for a relaxing time.(I paid $50 regular deposit and a $30 for a pet fee) First off my daughter’s boyfriend found a cockroach in the bathroom We informed staff and he was uninterested in that issue. (We decided to... More 

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Vacaville, California, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Background: I booked this room through a third party travel agency using monies that were rewarded from my employer for performance acheivements. The room was booked two months in advance. A whole weekend was planned. I am a single mother for 15 years. Planning the trip was an acheivement. Situation: When I arrived, the motel appeared dilapidated and run-down. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We booked here when we arrived in Santa Cruz and so was not privy to the Tripadvisor reviews before hand. I don't think I would have stayed otherwise! All I can say is my experience was completely different to the majority of the reviews. Firstly, the girl at the front desk (raking my brain for her name - maybe Diana?)... More 

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Davis
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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been coming to this motel for 30 years and this is the best we've seen it. They are in the process of renovating and remodeling so not all the rooms are done yet but the rooms they have done are modern and clean. We booked two rooms, one remodeled and one not but even the one that wasn't... More 

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San Francisco
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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