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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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  • 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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Cupertino, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Martinez, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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 May 19, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 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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san francisco
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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